The distributor of the film Warner Brothers Japan announced that Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first part of the final installment of the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film series starring Takeru Sato, has earned an amazing 4,013,551,800 yen (about US$38.5 million) by August 28. Hit the jump for more details.
A full trailer for the fifth chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor-live-action film series, which contains the eighth episode "Enkyori Sogeki 2000" (Long-distance sniping 2000) and ninth episode "Crocodile Dungeon" is now online with its promotional poster featuring Kasha holding a sniper rifle. Check them after the jump.
Yesterday August 29 was the official Yakiniku (grilled meat) Day in Japan. So Makoto Kawai, the original creator of the cooking girls-featured manga Koufuku Graffiti, drew the protagonist Ryo Machiko's Yakiniku-eating illustration for the official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation. Check the cute art after the jump.
NHK's official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's children's fantasy novel Ronia the Robber's Daughter is updated with a new key visual and its premiere date. The Goro Miyazaki-directed 3DCG TV anime will premiere at 19:00 on October 11. Hit the jump for more details.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime single/album of August 18-24. The number one single of the 34th week of year 2014 is popular anime voice actress/singer Maaya Sakamoto's 24th single "Replica," the second OP theme for the TV anime M3 the dark metal. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
A 80-second full trailer for the first part of the upcoming two-part OVA Suisei no Gargantia -Meguru Kouro, Haruka-/Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet -Traveling the Route, Far Away- is now online. It introduce a new character for the sequel story, Reema voiced by Inori Minase. Check the clip after the jump.
Following the 30-second teaser posted in late June, the official site for the Attack on Titan anime project today posted a 90-second full trailer for the upcoming first compilation film "Guren no Yumiya." Check the clip and latest information about the theme song artists after the jump.
As reported, the Osaka-based PC retailer Unitcom has released many Ita-laptops/visualize notes decorated with the illustrations of the cute girls from the popular anime series such as Infinite Stratos, Hyperdimension Neptuniae, D-Frag!, and No-Rin. Their latest choice is the 2014 TV anime Engaged to the Unidentified. Check their Ita-laptop lineup after the jump.
Following the success of the Sailor Moon doll released in July, Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for a 310mm-tall Sailor Mercury doll, the second collaboration item between Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and Korean company Cheonsang Cheonha. Check details with the product photos after the jump.
Following the three songs by Nanami Knight Bladefield, Akane Mahougasawa, and Megumu Touzokuyama in the previous volumes, the upcoming fourth DVD/Blu-ray disc of the TV anime Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara also comes with a new character song "Sweetest Boy" sung by Kikuno Shokanji (CV: Kana Asumi). Check the music clip after the jump.
Sendai-city in Miyagi Prefecture and the Volleyball Association of the city appointed Hinagarasu, a popular mascot character in Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed manga Haikyu!! and its TV anime adaptation, as a Sendai Volleyball Goodwill Ambassador yesterday on August 28. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kenji Saito's Trinity Seven battle fantasy manga announced its OP and ED songs artists yesterday on August 28. While 26-year-old singer ZAQ sings the OP song "Seven Doors" by herself, four voice actress units are newly formed for the four ED songs. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today on August 28 that Stand by Me Doraemon, the first 3DCG film based on the popular manga series Doraemon created by Fujiko F. Fujio, has earned an amazing 5,043,058,900 yen (about US$48.6 million) with 3,817,074 ticket sales as of August 27. Hit the jump for more details.
Avex Pictures has posted a full version promotional video for four-member Japanese rock band BACKDRAFT SMITHS' latest song "Candle Flames" on its official YouTube channel. The English lyrics song is featured in the currently-showing Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D: Legend 1-Kakusei- anime film. Check the song after the jump.
One of the most viewed Japanese independent anime shorts recently is "Onikiri Musume Saisen" (Ogre Slaying Girl: Rematch) created by the two-member unit tsubura. The 79-second short is an updated version of their 2009 work "Onikiri Shoujo." Check how they have improved their skills after the jump.