"Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight -The LIVE- #1," the first stage play from Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's new media franchise kicked off at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo yesterday, September 22. Tickets for the five shows at the venue were immediately sold out, and a "revival" run is already set for January 2018. Check out the photos from the first stage after the jump!
The official website for "Tsubasa wo Motsumono (Those who have wings) ~Not an angel Just a dreamer~" has released its 60-second music video. It is an official song for the Anime Next 100 project to celebrate Japanese animation's 100th anniversary, performed by 23 anison artists/groups. Check out how they sing the memorial song after the jump!
Japanese social game company KLab (Love Live! School Idol Festival) has co-produced a new smartphone game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's action manga series in the early mid-'90s, Yu Yu Hakusho, with AXEL GameStudio (Dia Horizon), and announced on September 21 that its official title is "Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle." Hit the jump for more details.
Megatrea Shop, Premium Bandai, and Animate today started accepting pre-orders for Megahouse's new G.E.M figure set of Lelouch Lamperouge and Suzaku Kururugi from the TV anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. The two 1/8 scale items are based on an illustration by the anime's original character designer CLAMP. Check out the details after the jump!
"Cho! Datsugoku Kageki Nanbaka" (Super! Prison Break Musical Nanbaka), the highly anticipated stage play adaptation of Sho Futamata's prison comedy manga Nanbaka, kicked off its 11-day run at Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo on September 14. Watch highlight and interview videos from the "prison break entertainment show" after the jump!
Kadokawa confirmed today on September 22 that an anime adaptation of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's fantasy light novel Kenja no Mago/The Wise Grandson is now in the works. The news was also confirmed in a 110-second new PV for the series, including a manga adaptation drawn by Shunsuke Ogata. Hit the jump for more details.
Only two days after the announcement for additional voice cast members, the official website and Twitter for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Asai Labo's fantasy light novel series Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru -Dances with the Dragons announced today that its premiere is now postponed to April 2018 due to "production reasons." Hit the jump for more.
Japanese toy maker Kotobukiya's official YouTube channel has posted a 60-second PV for the upcoming pre-painted PVC figure "Gourai -SESSION GO!!-" from its popular model kit series Frame Arms Girl that features robot girls equipped with various armor and weapon parts. Check out her details with the video and product photos after the jump!
Kadokawa Corporation and KLab (Love Live! School idol festival) announced its new joint media mix project "Project PARALLEL" at Tokyo Game Show 2017 today on September 21. The project includes a mobile online game published by KLab and other various media developments. Watch a 80-second first trailer introducing the character voices after the jump!
This year's Niigata Anime and Manga Festival will be held at various venues in Niigata City on October 21 and 22. In addition to a guest appearance by Doubutsu Biscuits and PPP, Yoshizaki Mine, the concept designer of the Kemono Friends franchise, draws a key visual for the event and even offers a newly-designed Friends, Kurotoki/Black-headed ibis. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Japanese Twitter for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise announced today that an official LINE stamps only featuring one of its main heroines, Emilia, with dialogues, such as "Victory!!" and "Myon myon myon," is now available at Japan's LINE store. See her cute visuals after the jump!
Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has posted a short version music video for popular anime voice actress Maaya Uchida's upcoming 6th solo single song "c.o.s.m.o.s" and a three-minute digest video from her 3rd live DVD/Blu-ray "UCHIDA MAAYA LIVE 2017 +INTERSECT♡SUMMER+." Check out her new song and latest concert performance after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming new anime film Mazinger Z/Infinity announced that its world premiere screening will be held at the 12th International Rome Film Festival in Italy on October 28. The original creator Go Nagai, who is invited to the event as a special guest, is confirmed to attend the screening. Hit the jump for more latest information.
Executive committee of Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (Kyo-Maf), the largest manga and anime comprehensive trade fair in the West Japan started in 2012, announced today that its sixth event attracted a total of 34,895 visitors in two days of September 16 and 17. See the official photos from the venues in Kyoto-city after the jump!
Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1, the first part of the trilogy films based on the 50-episode first Eureka Seven TV anime series aired in 2005-2006, was released in 107 theaters across Japan last Saturday, September 16, and ranked 8th with 63 million yen (about 565,000 US dollars) in its debut weekend. Hit the jump for more details.