Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has revealed a new promotional poster featuring its city subway's three mascot girls: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, and Misa Ono. The girls are now promoting a collaboration campaign with the Nijo Castle, one of the World Heritage sites in Japan. Check the poster after the jump.
Choei Taxi, taxi company based in Sapporo-city, Hokkaido, famous for its "Ita Taxi" (decorated taxis with anime/game character stickers), has received a ruling of the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings from the Sapporo District Court, Tokyo Shoko Research reported yesterday. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 22-year-old actor Gaku Sano, who is best known as Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim, today announced that he will star in the upcoming stage play adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's fantasy action manga Donten ni Warau as Soramaru Kumou. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that four-member Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken provides the theme song for the upcoming live-action film adaptations of Hitoshi Iwaaki's popular horror action manga Parasyte. The band says they have been a big fan of the internationally famous series. Hit the jump for more.
The official site for the Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- anime series today posted a 60-second teaser for the upcoming compilation film titled Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on January 31, 2015. Check the clip and the latest information after the jump.
Following Madoka with Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Inaho and Slaine from Aldnoah.Zero, anime character cake store Anime Sugar has started accepting pre-orders for the special limited Christmas cake featuring Ciel with Sebastian from Black Butler: Book of Circus. Check the product photos after the jump.
YKK Corporation, the world's largest zipper/zip manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, has posted a 11-minute anime promotional video FASTENING DAYS on the web. It is directed by 26-year-old independent creator Hiroyasu Ishida, who is best known for his 2009 short Fumiko's Confession. Check the Japanese and English dub clips after the jump.
A trademark for the title "Go! Princess PreCure" was filed with the Japan Patent Office (2014-084526) for a variety of goods on October 7, and made public this morning on October 30. Then the news immediately spread through the PreCure fan community. Check the title image after the jump.
On October 29, Okayama Prefectural Police's Consumer and Environmental Protection Division and its Misaki station arrested a 45-year-old male office worker for selling one dollar bills with the character images of the popular anime series One Piece via an internet auction site. Hit the jump for more details.
Kodansha's monthly shoujo manga magazine ARIA announced today that an autograph session by its manga artist Lalako Kojima, which was originally planned for November 9 in the Animate Girls Festival 2014 event, will be cancelled due to a malicious threat. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that Shintaro Asanuma, who is currently voicing Yoichi Kuramochi in the ongoing TV anime adaptation, will write and direct the upcoming stage play adaptation of Yuji Terajima's baseball-themed manga Daiya no A/Ace of Diamond. Hit the jump for more details.
Masaaki Endoh, a member of anison group JAM Project, will release his 1st acoustic album "Present of the Voice" on November 5. He is now asking his fans to send their happy pair photos for the promotional video for one of the songs from the album, "my beloved." Check his message video after the jump
The official website for the upcoming live-action film Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom today revealed an original character for the film, Ayaka Saito played by 16-year-old actress Wakana Aoi. Ayaka is a childhood friend of Nagisa Shiota, who is in class 3-B at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel of popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu today posted a short version promotional video for "Cleansing Love," the leading track from her upcoming 2nd solo album "Colore Serenata" which is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 19. Check her newest clip after the jump.
Japanese e-bookstore eBookJapan yesterday reported the result of its latest online survey, "Which manga character do you want to cosplay for Halloween?" It was conducted with the store's 1,055 registered members (female: 739, male: 316) between October 10 and 19. Check both genders' top 5 choices after the jump.