The official Japanese website for the Kemono Friends franchise today announced two new projects: a stage play adaptation performed by the anime voice actresses themselves in this June and an all-new smartphone game to be available via Bushimo, Bushiroad's social gaming platform this summer. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the "swimsuit"-themed one in February, the largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo held another online survey asking the users of its anime streaming service dAnime Store to pick their favorite anime episode featuring hot spring scenes. Check out the males and females' top 10 choices after the jump!
Following the release of her third album "Lyrical Concerto" last fall, 27-year-old popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu held two solo live concerts in Osaka and Tokyo. Pony Canyon has posted a five-minute digest video from her third live DVD/Blu-ray including the 19 songs performed at the Tokyo concert on January 15, 2017. Check out her latest live performance after the jump!
The official website for the highly-anticipated live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama is today updated with a new poster visual introducing its all main cast in their character costumes. And a new 30-second trailer with more footage including Shun Oguri's sword fighting as Gintoki is now also streamed.
To promote the upcoming release of the TV anime's soundtrack album, the official YouTube channel of Bushiroad's media mix project BanG Dream! will post four live concert clips of its five-member voice actress band Poppin' Party daily from today. The first clip is "Teardrops," one of the band's third single songs released last December.
Gundam.Info has confirmed that Bandai Visual will release a Blu-ray box set of Sunrise's first Gundam OVA series in 1989, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, in Japan on August 29, 2017, at the price of 16,200 yen (about 148 US dollars). This is the first time for the six-episode series to be released in Blu-ray format. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise has posted a sound-only preview video for "Kinmirai Happy End" and "Kaigan Douri de Matteruyo" (I'll be waiting for you in the sea-front street), the two songs to be included in CYaRon!'s upcoming 2nd single. Check out their new songs after the jump!
The official portal site for seven-member voice actress idol unit Wake Up, Girls has posted two CD jacket images and a 90-second short version music video for their upcoming 6th single "Koi? de Ai? de Boukun-desu!." The song is now used as the OP theme for the TV anime Ren'ai Boukun/Love Tyrant. Check out their dance and brand new costumes after the jump!
The official Japanese Twitter for the Kemono Friends franchise confirmed on April 20 that the first two volumes of its official guidebook for the TV anime, which comes with a Blu-ray disc containing the anime's two episodes, have printed an impressive 120,000 copies in total and more reprints have been decided. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo-based media company M-ON! Entertainment has revealed a newly-drawn cover illustration for the next 29th issue of its quarterly anime music magazine LisAni! to be released on May 9 featuring You Watanabe from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise. She was chosen as "the most attractive member" by the fans' votes. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the conclusion of Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki's To Love-Ru Darkness manga this spring, 10 units of life-size figures of Lala Satalin Deviluke, one of the main heroines in the To Love-Ru franchise, are confirmed to be produced at the price of 3,024,000 yen (about 27,687 US dollars). Check out its details with a PV and photos after the jump!
The official YouTube channel of the upcoming two-part original web anime series Soutai Sekai/The Relative Worlds today released a 70-second trailer showing the encounters between the main characters in two parallel worlds, the protagonist Shin Hazama and Zin, the main heroine Kotori Izumi and Miko. Watch the latest clip from the "smart CG animation" project after the jump.
The Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan, which are specialized in items inspired by the Studio Ghibli films, will start offering a "Spirited Away: No-Face Munching Saving Bank" from May 21. The store's official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second demonstration video to show how it eats coins placed on the dish.
Following the teaser posted in January, the official website for KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, the second film from the KING OF PRISM anime franchise, today finally released a 90-second full trailer for a June 10 release in Japan. The new song featured in the clip is "Vivi℃ Heart Session!" performed by Edel Rose Freshers. Watch the latest clip after the jump!
The All-Japan Inter High School Championship will finally begin in the next 16th episode of Yowamushi Pedal New Generation to be aired on April 24. The anime's official Japanese website has started streaming a 80-second special PV for the most prestigious sports event for Japanese high school athletes.