Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya today announced that a 1/8th scale figure of Fubuki from the popular online web browser game Kantai Collection/KanColle will be released in June, and posted its product photos. The figure is designed after her original illustration drawn by Shibafu. Check the details after the jump.
After one-year hiatus, Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond resumes its serialization with the 323rd chapter in the 9th of 2015 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Morning, which is published in Japan today, January 29. The issues features the manga on its cover and opens with 28-colored page of the chapter. Hit the jump for more.
The official website for Tokyo Ghoul √A, the ongoing TV anime second season based on Siu Ishida's dark fantasy action manga series, has posted a textless OP movie, with CMs for the OP song "Munou" by österreich and the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray first volume. Watch the clips after the jump.
Avex Network has posted a full PV for two-member unit moumoon's upcoming 17th single "Hello, shooting-star" on its official YouTube channel. The song is now featured as the ED song for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga. Check the PV after the jump.
Japanese pharmaceutical drug company SS Seiyaku (SSP) has posted a series of new CMs for its popular energy drink S-Cup. One of them features 30-year-old voice actress/singer Yoshino Nanjo, who is best known as the voice of Eri Ayase in Love Live. Check the 70-second clip including behind-the-scenes footage after the jump.
According to the report by Sound Scan Japan posted yesterday, the total anime/animation CD sales in Japan for year 2014 was 4.4% up from the previous year, more specifically, 14.3% up for albums and 18.6% down for singles. Hit the jump for more details and top 20 artists of 2014.
To promote the upcoming release of voice actress Sumire Uesaka's latest live DVD/Blu-ray "Yami Yami Young Paradise in Tokyo" on February 11, her record company King Records has posted a clip of her performing "Caramel Momo Jam 120%" as a fictional 1980's idol character Mimimi Merozaka. Check the clip after the jump.
The Yamada-kun to Nana-nin no Majo/Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches anime franchise, which is based on Miki Yoshikawa's supernatural/romantic comedy manga, today launched its official YouTube channel and posted a 30-second teaser for the upcoming TV anime. Check the clip after the jump.
It is confirmed today that the upcoming anime film Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Resurrection of F) will be released in IMAX 3D format at selected 18 IMAX digital theaters across Japan on its release, April 18. It will be the first Japanese film to receive IMAX 3D screenings in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
The Sailor Moon 20th anniversary project official site announced today that a new Sailor Moon musical is planned to be performed at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo and other locations by the end of this year. Hit the jump for more details and the videos from the previous show.
Toho Animation's official YouTube channel today posted short version PVs for "Remind" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D and "Eikou eno Ichibyou" by MAGIC OF LiFE, which are respectively featured as the OP and ED song for the second cour of the ongoing TV anime Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road. Check the clips after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End, the dark fantasy manga created by Takaya Kagami (story), Yamato Yamamoto (arts), and Daisuke Furuya (storyboards), today announced two additional voice cast with its TV station list. Check the latest information after the jump.
The March 2015 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers, which is officially published today in Japan, announces that Fushigi Yuugi: Byakko Ibun, a new installment of Yuu Watase's long running Fushigi Yuugi manga series, will start in the magazine's next April 2015 issue to be published on February 28. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese figure manufacturer PLUM will offer 200-limted character figure "Lilith Asami -white swimsuit ver.-" at the upcoming Wonder Festival Winter 2015 to be hold at Makuhari Messe on February 8. Lilith's anime voice actress Yumi Hara will join the event to directly hand deliver the figures to the fans. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the ongoing PriPara TV anime series today posted a main visual for the upcoming spring season, including the two new characters Aroma and Mikan. The next story arc will feature the biggest PriPara event named "PriPara Dream Parade." Check the latest information after the jump.