According to the latest Oricon Report, the 453-yen regular edition of the 55th volume of Hiro Mashima's action fantasy mange series Fairy Tail, released in Japan on May 17, ranked No.1 in the weekly comic sales ranking of May 16-22, selling 200,055 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today starts accepting pre-orders for five-type collaboration socks inspired by the main girls from the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise: Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus, for a September 2016 release. Check the details after the jump.
Japanese publisher Gakken Plus today announced that the newest June 2016 issue of its popular anime specialized magazines for female fans, Otomedia, will get a second print run for the second time in the magazine's history. The main feature of the issue is "June Bride." Hit the jump for mored etails.
Toei Animation's Atsutoshi Umezawa yesterday announced on his Twitter that a sequel novel to the 9th PreCure TV anime series Smile PreCure! was completed and already sent to press for a summer 2016 release. Umezawa served as a producer for the PreCure TV series from 2009 to 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
The ongoing TV anime adaptation of Cotoji's school comedy manga series Anne-Happy has been seemingly well received by anime fans. To promote the series more, Furyu's anime YouTube channel today posted the five main girls' PVs featuring their memorable scenes selected from the anime's first seven episodes. Check their daily lives after the jump!
Following the announcement last week, the official YouTube channel of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise has posted a 30-second CM to introduce the five new cast for the next musical series starting this fall. The clip will be also aired in the CM frame of the TV broadcast of Sailor Moon Crystal from June 6. Check the new musical cast after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming TV anime Tales of Zestiria the X (Cross) today announced its premiere schedule in Japan, starting on Tokyo MX at 23:00 on July 3 (JST). Haruo Sotozaki (Ninja Nonsense, Tales of Symphonia The Animation) is attached to direct Ufotable's latest TV series. Check more information after the jump.
To promote the theatrical release in Japan from May 28, the official YouTube channel of the Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince live-action film today posted a 16-minute special video including the digest of the story, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Check the video after the jump.
Megatrea Shop, Premium Bandai, Jump Characters Store and Toei Animation Online Shop today start accepting pre-orders for a new action figure "Nami (Punk Hazard ver.)" from Megahouse's Variable Action Heroes line for a late September 2016 release. Check the details after the jump.
The official website for Live Spectacle Naruto, the stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series, has announced the schedule for its Chinese tour that will be held in six cities from October to December of this year. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the CD release in Japan today, Bushiroad Music's official YouTube channel has posted a full music video for Nico Nico-born singer Takaaki Natsushiro's major debut single song "Chronograph." The song has been featured as the OP theme for the Future Card Buddyfight Triple D TV anime since April. Check the clip after the jump!
The official YouTube channel of popular anime voice actor Mamoru Miyano has posted two 90-second trailers and short live performance clips of "FRONTIER," "Shine," and "TRANSFORM" from his upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray "MAMORU MIYANO LIVE TOUR 2015-16 -GENERATING!-." Check his latest clips after the jump!
A main visual featuring Char Aznable and Lalah Sune for the upcoming fourth chapter of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime series, titled "Unmei no Zenya (Fateful Eve)," is now officially online for a fall 2016 release. Check more information after the jump.
One of the largest Japanese doujinshi and anime/manga merchandise companies, Toranoana today started accepting orders for only 10 units of the life-size figure of Momo Belia Deviluke from the To Love-Ru franchise. It is produced by Design Co-co that has also made many 1/1 scale anime character figures with 3D printer. Hit the jump for more details.
Warner Entertainment Japan's official YouTube channel has posted a short version music video for "NOTE," the lead track from 24-year-old voice actress Saori Hayami's 1st solo album "Live Love Laugh." She is best known as Ayase Aragaki in the Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai franchise. Check her new MV after the jump!