Both Toei Animation and ABC Asahi Housou today updated their official sites for the upcoming Go! Princess PreCure, the 12th installment of the long-running PreCure TV anime series, revealing its main character visuals, story background, main staff, and OP/ED song artists. Check the latest information after the jump!
As reported many times, Tokyo Anime Center in Akihabara has been known as one of the information hubs for Japanese anime culture. It is now holding a special exhibition featuring SHIROBAKO, the ongoing TV anime directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, Girls und Panzer), for 10 days from December 18. Check the photo report after the jump!
Popular anime voice actress/singer Maaya Sakamoto's official YouTube channel today posted a TV-size PV for her 25th single "Shiawase ni tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou" (The five ways I know about happiness), the OP theme for the upcoming TV anime Koufuku Graffiti. Check her latest clip after the jump.
NHK today announced the song list for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, the New Year's Eve singing program. In her 6th appearance, popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki will perform a song titled "Kohaku 2014 Special Collaboration," again with T.M. Revolution. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the collaboration campaign between their Anime Pass subscription service and the upcoming TV anime sequels, Japanese mobile provider KDDI has posted a live-action parody video inspired by the Durarara!! TV anime 1st season's 1st ED, performed by their 15 employees. Check the clip after the jump.
For my last reports of this year from the Mecca of the otaku culture, I visited the Akihabara district in Tokyo one more time yesterday afternoon on December 24. As always, the streets and buildings are decorated with colorful ads featuring popular anime/game characters. Check the latest photo report after the jump!
As reported, the P'Parco mall annex in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, has been featuring the newly drawn posters of Usagi Tsukino in Santa Clause costume to promote its latest campaign for this year's Christmas season. Now you can find her posters everywhere in the street and station. Check the photo report after the jump.
The teaser site for the STEINS;GATE The Committee of Antimatter novel, planned to be written by Chousirou Miwa with Tadasu Yoshida's illustrations, has finally announced its release was officially cancelled. The novel was originally scheduled to be released on August 29, 2014, then had been postponed to January 14, 2015. Hit the jump for more details.
The mega-hit franchise's first feature film Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjyo no Himitsuda-Nyan! was finally released in Japan last weekend. As expected, the time travel-themed film earned an amazing 1,628,893,000 yen on 1,485,000 ticket sales in its first two days, renewing Japanese film's opening weekend record since 2000. Hit the jump for more details.
The teaser site for the Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th anniversary project today posted a 160-second promotional video to look back its 20-year history from the launch of the manga series created by Kazuki Takahashi in 1996 to the upcoming all-new feature film in 2016. Check the clip after the jump.
Momo Asakura, Sora Amamiya, and Shiina Natsukawa, the three anime voice actresses who were the winners in the second Music Rain Super Seiyuu Audition in 2011, finally form a new voice actress unit named TrySail. The four winners in the first audition event in 2005-2006 are famous for their unit sphere. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the ED song "GLITTER DAYS" by Fo'xTails, Lantis has also posted a short version promotional video for "Punky Funky Love, " the OP song for the upcoming third season of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime, performed by GRANRODEO. This is their fifth OP theme song for the anime franchise. Check the song after the jump.
Avex's official website for the One Piece anime DVD series has opened a special page to promote the upcoming character song CD collection "One Piece Cruised All of 47 Prefectures" with their jacket illustrations. The character illustrations were also displayed at the Jump Festa 2015 event on last Saturday and Sunday. Check some samples after the jump.
Following the short version PV for the title song of their upcoming 10th single "NEO SIGNALIFE," the official website for popular anime voice actress idol unit YuiKaori has posted a preview video for the coupling song of the CD single, "Orion Kara no Message" (A Message from Orion). Check their another latest song after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga today updated with a new key visual and a two-minute PV featuring the OP song "Seishun Satsubatsu Ron" by Sannen E-gumi Uta-tan and ED song "Hello, shooting-star" by moumoon. Check the latest clip after the jump.