56-year-old director Sunao Katabuchi reported on his official Twitter yesterday that his anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World had attracted over one million moviegoers in Japan in 66 days since its release on November 12, 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for three-member voice actress unit Earphones has posted a five-minute full music video for their upcoming 5th single song "Ikken Rakuchaku Goyoujin" (Case Closed, Be Careful), the OP theme for the ongoing TV anime Akiba's Trip The Animation that premiered on January 4. Check their new MV after the jump!
Shonen Jump's official YouTube channel has posted two 30-second CMs featuring two Japanese manga artists, 37-year-old Katsutoshi Murase (Karada Sagashi) and 42-year-old Kyosuke Usuta (Foodfighter Tabelu). Their latest works have been available on the webcomic streaming site Shonen Jump +. Check their working style after the jump.
The official website for "Live Spectacle Naruto," the stage play adaptation project based on Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series, today released a 15-second CM and new character visuals of Naruto, Sasuke and Itachi for its upcoming second play "Akatsuki no Shirabe." Check the latest information after the jump!
Following the OP song "Shiny Ray" by YURiKA, Toho Animation has posted a music video for "Hoshi wo Tadoreba," the ED theme song for the Little Witch Academia TV anime sung by Japanese singer-songwriter Yuiko Ohara, who also previously performed the theme the second film released in October 2015. Check her new video after the jump.
The official website for honeybee's otome game franchise DYNAMIC CHORD has posted a 30-second teaser clip that announced its anime adaptation is now in the works. The franchise has released four all-age PC games for females featuring four rock band members each. Check more details and their music vidoes after the jump.
Following the main three characters: Gintoki, Kagura and Shinpachi, the official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama today posted a visual of Kotaro Katsura portrayed by 27-year-old Masaki Okada and his myterious pet Elizabeth. Check the latest information after the jump!
As expected, a new 30-second PV for the upcoming 14th PreCure TV anime series Kirakira☆PreCure A La Mode, narrated by Ichika Usami/Cure Whip (CV: Karen Miyama), was aired right after today's 48th episode of the 13th series Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure! that is finally reaching its climax. Check more voices of the new protagonist after the jump!
It is officially confirmed today that Kairi Shimotsuki's historical action manga series BRAVE10, based on the legend of the Sanada Ten Braves during the Sengoku period of Japan, will get its stage play adaptation this summer. The author is also famous for her manga adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Makai Ishi Mephisto novel series. Hit the jump for more details.
The Ghibli Museum, located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka-city, Tokyo, confirmed that it had attracted 10 million visitors in 15 years since its launch in October 2001, and held a ceremony to commemorate the record today on January 14, with Keiko Kiyohara, the Mayor of Mitaka-city as the guest. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, the second film from the KING OF PRISM anime franchise, updated today with a main visual featuring three-member male idol unit Over The Rainbow and also released a 70-second new teaser announcing its June 10 release in Japan. Check the newest clip after the jump!
Gakken Holdings' group company Gakken Sta:Ful will release eight-type pop up birthday cards featuring the six Matsuno brothers from the Osomatsu-san/Mr.Osomatsu TV anime in Japan in late March of 2017. They are the first official greeting card items from the franchise. Check the details after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of So Yayoi's fantasy web manga ReLIFE today released a 30-second trailer and also confirmed 19-year-old singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue sings the ED theme song "Sakura" used in the clip. Check the live-action characters after the jump.
Nico Nico Douga, the largest Japanese video hosting service operated by Dwango, conducted an online survey on popular anime voice actors/actresses around at 21:00 on January 12 (JST). During the 10 minutes period, 39,172 users voted for only one voice actor/actress who they thought the best in the anime business. Check the top 23 list after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming two-part live-action film adaptation of Chika Umino's Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in Like a Lion shogi-themed manga today posted a new version 90-second full trailer featuring the two theme songs performed by Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi and Sakura Fujiwara. Check the songs after the jump.