KLab, a Tokyo-based mobile game development company, announced today on March 12 that their popular social rhythm game for iOS and Android Love Live! School Idol Festival has attracted more than 2 million players less than a year since its launch in April 2013 (iOS). Hit the jump for more.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime Soul Eater Not! today posted the second key visual featuring the three main characters; Tsugumi Harudori, Meme Tatane, and Anya Hepburn. The three voice actresses for them also perform the ED theme song "Yugure Happy Go." Check the visual and more information after the jump.
It is confirmed today that 60-year-old actor Ken Matsudaira voices Matsutaro Sakaguchi, the protagonist character of the 2014 April TV anime Abarenbo Rikishi!! Matsutaro (The bold sumo wrestler Matsutaro). The anime is based on Tetsuya Chiba's classic sumo manga published in 1973-1998. Hit the jump for more information.
The official site for the TV anime adaptation of Hajime Segawa's psychic action manga Tokyo ESP launched today, and it announced that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations in this summer. Check the key visual after the jump.
SB Creative's light novel imprint GA Bunko announced today on March 11 that an anime adaptation of Kota Nozomi's love comedy/action series Inou-Battle wa Nichijo-kei no Naka de/INOU-Battle in the Usually Daze is in the works by Trigger (Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill) as their first non-original work. Hit the jump for more information.
What's the next for the three moe mascot girls of Japan Self Defense Force's Okayama provincial cooperation office? A dancing promotional video! The recently-posted teaser reveals popular anime voice actress Hisako Kanemoto, best known as the voice of Ika Musume in Squid Girl, is one of the three singers. Check the clip after the jump.
Itaindou, a Japanese stamp maker based in Saitama Prefecture, will start accepting orders for the new stamps featuring the nine heroes from Sunrise's 2014 anime film Tiger & Bunny: The Rising tomorrow on March 12, including Wild Tiger, Barnaby Brooks Jr., and the new character for the film Golden Ryan. Check the details after the jump.
The 15th volume of Shueisha's Shonen Jump, which was officially published in Japan on March 10, has started a new readers contribution project, the 1st "Assassin Wanted!." The readers can send their own ideas for assassins who can actually kill Korosensei in Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoshitsu/Assassination Classroom manga. Hit the jump for more details.
King Records has posted a short version promotional video for two-member voice actress unit YuiKaori's latest single "LUCKY DUCKY!!" on its official YouTube channel. The song is produced by Tokyo-based music creator group MONACA (Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, The idolm@ster). Check their cute pop song after the jump.
A new portal site for the 35th anniversary of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam series launched today. While not much information is revealed, the tagline on the site says, "Rise! The World is Moving." Hit the jump for more.
Following the announcement for the voice cast, the official site for the highly-anticipated full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY is updated today with a new poster visual featuring the protagonist Seiya wearing the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius. The tagline says, "Burn, Cosmo." Check the visual after the jump.
Cospa's casual neckties featuring the characters from popular anime series such as Love Live!, Sword Art Online, Oreimo, and Madoka Magica, have been well-received by the hard core fans. Its official site has revealed the item lineup for the up-coming Anime Japan 2014 including the newest neckties of the two girls from Girls und Panzer, Miho and Yukari. Hit the jump for the details.
One week before the release of the latest All Stars film, PreCure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi, I've noticed that Toei's (not Toei Animation's) official site had already listed the feature film based on the on-going TV anime series Happinesscharge PreCure! for October 2014 release. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of a PSP adventure/rhythm game Bakumatsu Rock released by MarvelousAQL last month is already set for July. The TV anime is animated by Studio Deen (Hakuouki, Meganebu!). Check the cast/staff list, and game PVs after the jump.
The official website for the forthcoming Mobile Police Patlabor live-action project titled THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- today launched "Virtual Special Vehicle Section 2 Tour," a special service allowing viewers to take a virtual tour of the set of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 used in the films. Hit the jump for more details.