It has been announced that a one-shot new chapter of Megumi Mizusawa's fantasy shoujo manga in the 1990s, Himechan no Ribbon, will be published in the upcoming August issue of Shueisha's Ribon to be released in Japan on July 3. Hit the jump for more details.
The second fan appreciation event by Kyoto Animation and its associated company Animation Do, titled "Watashitachi wa Ima!!/This Is What We Are Now!!," is scheduled to be held in Kyoto this fall. Its English official page has posted a 15-second CM with English subtitles, featuring their popular anime characters.
It is officially confirmed that Ichijinsha will release three volumes of the commercial tankobon editions of Sore ga Seiyu!/Seiyu's Life! collaborative four-panel manga work by anime voice actress Masumi Asano (story) and Hayate no Gotoku author Kenjiro Hata (art) in Japan on July 8. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon sales report, the first press limited edition of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi Meguru Hakobune/Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, which was released in Japan on May 27, became the top-selling Blu-ray of the week for May 25-31 by selling a very good 18,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
The Sailor Moon 20th anniversary project official site's musical section today posted a main visual for the next Sailor Moon musical, "-Un Nouveau Voyage-," which tells the Death Busters arc of the Sailor Moon saga. Check the new cast for Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn after the jump.
Following the announcement for the premiere schedule yesterday, the official website for the "Ultra Super Anime Time" programming block today posted a new main visual for one of its new three titles, the TV anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel comedy manga Wakaba Girl. Check the latest visual after the jump.
According to the detailed weekend box office report for May 30-31, the 19th Detective Conan film Sunflowers of Inferno had earned 426,6527,900 yen on 412,510 admissions, finally surpassed the record of the 2013 film Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touki Yanagimi's supernatural battle-themed light novel series AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" has updated with visuals for the four main characters: Takeru Kusanagi, Ouka Ohtori, Usagi Saionji, and Ikaruga Suginami. Check the latest information after the jump.
VAP has posted a three-minute music video with Japanese translated lyrics for three-member Japanese rock band NoisyCell's "Last Theater." It was used as the ED song for Madhouse-produced TV anime Death Parade, which was aired in Japan for 12 episodes from January to March 2015. Check the clip after the jump.
Premium Bandai's Creer Beaute cosmetics brand has released two sets of new liquid eyeliners from their "Miracle Romance" line. Each set comes a replica cap of Moon Stick and Cutie Moon Rod, the two popular weapon used by Sailor Moon in the show. Watch its CM narrated by Kotono Mitsuishi, the voice of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon.
The live-action film adaptation of Ken Wakui's Shinjuku Swan: Kabukicho Scout Survival manga opened in Japan last weekend. It earned a very good 252,324,500 yen on 75,337 admissions, taking first place from Kenneth Branagh-directed Cinderella for the first times in six weeks. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese confectionery company Meiji today posted a 30-second CM for the collaboration campaign featuring the two anime titles produced by the same staff, Anohana and the upcoming feature film The Anthem of the Heart. Ai Kayano, the VA of the former's heroine, Menma, sings its theme song. Check the clip after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel comedy manga Wakaba Girl has launched, announcing its premiere date on Tokyo MX and BS11. It will be aired as part of the "Ultra Super Anime Time" block. Check the latest information after the jump.
Universal Music Japan has posted a short version music video for five-member cosplay dance unit ArsMagna's 2nd single "Natsu ni Kiss Shite Iidesuka?" (Can I Kiss The Summer?). It features 33-year-old female comedian Kintaro., who is best known for her imitation of ex-AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda. Check the clip after the jump.
After taking first place two days in a row on May 26 and 27, it is confirmed today that the three-disc best album "μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II" has become the top-selling album of the week of May 25-31, selling an amazing 85,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.