By the weekend of July 25-26, the all-new feature film Love Live! The School Idol Movie had earned an impressive 2 billion yen (about 16.24 million US dollars) from its domestic theatrical run. It keeps the same seventh position from the previous weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest press release published on July 26, Hatsune Miku, the most famous vocaloid character, will be featured in the upcoming 2016 series of Bandai's Aikatsu! Data Carddass arcade game, which will launch this October. Hit the jump for more details.
The full cast members for the upcoming kabuki adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga One Piece were announced at the press conference held in Tokyo today. The chairperson of the show, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV will play the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock and Shanks. Check the list after the jump.
The main voice cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takayuki Mizushina's pet dog-themed manga Itoshi no Muco/Lovely Muco! has been announced. While Hitomi Yoshida reprises her role as Muco, her owner Komatsu-san is newly voiced by Satoshi Hino. Check the latest information after the jump.
The official website for the ongoing TV anime Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne today announced two additional voice cast, Fumi Hirano as the main heroine Sakura's mother and Aya Endo as Kain's mother. 60-year-old Hirano is best known as Lum in the Urusei Yatsura anime series in the 1980s. Hit the jump for more details.
Following Hideaki Ito as the protagonist Shokichi Komachi, the official website for the upcoming Terra Formars live-action film has announced 12 cast for other characters. It is also confirmed that most of the non-Japanese characters' nationalities are changed to Japanese. Check the latest information after the jump.
Toho has released two new 15-second CMs for the upcoming anime film Boruto -Naruto The Movie-, titled "Father" and "Father and Son/Master and Pupil," both feature its theme song "Diver" performed by KANA-BOON. Check the new videos after the jump.
Following the first teaser only with Nobunaga Shimazaki's narration, the official website for Kyoto Animation's upcoming film High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - today posted a new 30-second teaser to introduce its four main characters in their junior high uniforms. Check the latest clip after the jump.
Good Smile Online Shop has started accepting pre-orders for Max Factory's 1/1 scale figure of Sun Priestess Tamayorihime, from the 2014 TV series selector infected WIXOSS based on the popular trading card game WIXOSS, for an April 2016 release. Check the details after the jump.
The official website for popular anime voice actress Yukari Tamura has posted a full live clip of her 26th single song "Suki datte Ienakute" from the upcoming new live DVD/Blu-ray "LOVE LIVE *Lantana in the Moonlight*" to be released in Japan on July 29. Check her latest stage performance after the jump!
To promote the upcoming releases on August 19, NBC Universal Entertainment Japan has posted a 50-second short music video for 27-year-old singer Maon Kurosaki's 9th single "Harmonize Clover," the ED song for ongoing TV anime Gakkou Gurashi!/SCHOOL LIVE!. Check the clip and CD jacket photos after the jump!
Following the successful original version in 2013, Bandai's cosmetic line for adults, Creer Beaute will release a premium version of "Miracle Romance Shining Moon Powder," inspired by Crystal Star Compact used by Sailor Moon in the 2nd TV series Sailor Moon R (1993-1994). Watch the 90-second web CM featurinn the anime characters after the jump.
Japanese figure company Kotobukiya has listed the latest entry for its posable chibi-style figure line Cu-poche, Hibiki from the popular browser game series Kantai Collection/KanColle for a December 2015 release. Check the details after the jump.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime singles/albums for the week of July 13-19. As expected, the number one single of the 28th week was "Bokutachi wa Hitotsu no Hikari/Future style," the 3rd and last insert song CD from Love Live! The School Idol Movie. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
The official website for Bandai Namco Online's new rhythm game Idolish 7 has posted a full music video for its OP theme song "Monster Generation" composed by kz (livetune), well-known for Hatsune Miku's Google Chrome CM song "Tell Your World" and the TV anime Hamatota OP songs. Check the boys idol song after the jump.