It was announced that the Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom franchise will collaborate with The Real Dasshutsu (Escape) Game, holding mystery solving events named "Escape from Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo and Osaka from February to April next year. Check the details of the events after the jump.
The official YouTube channel for four-member Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken today posted a short version promotional video for their upcoming digital-only single "Parade," the theme song for the Kiseiju/Parasyte live-action film adaptations. Check the clip with the latest information after the jump.
X Japan's leader/drummer/pianist Yoshiki joined Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary parade at Sanrio Puroland, "ARIGATO EVERYONE！," yesterday on November 24, and talked about his internationally famous rock band's long-awaited new studio album to the reporters. Check his comment after the jump.
The official Twitter account for Toei Animation's online store announced today that they have to stop accepting pre-orders for the first lot of the hugging pillow cover featuring Angela Balzac, the protagonist of the CG anime film Expelled from Paradise, earlier than originally planned due to a rush of orders. Hit the jump for more details.
From November 29, the same day with the release of the first part of the live-action adaptation film series, a new walk-through attraction set in the world of Hitoshi Iwaaki's horror action manga Kiseiju/Parasyte will appear in the amusement park Tokyo Joypolis, called "Kiseiju ~Are you a Parasyte?~." Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming release of the Portuguese editions, the author of the No Game, No Life light novel series, Yu Kamiya, with the illustrator of its manga adaptation, Mashiro Hiiragi, will hold an autograph session at the Ressaca Friends 2014 event in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 20 and 21. Hit the jump for more details.
25-year-old popular voice actress Ayana Taketatsu has just released her highly anticipated 2nd solo album "Colore Serenata" this week and is ready to begin her live tour for December. Her official YouTube channel has posted two TV CMs to promote the album and the tour in Osaka and Tokyo. Check the clips after the jump.
38-year-old popular voice actor Daisuke Namikawa will play a new mysterious character "Professor" in the ongoing TV anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V from its 36th episode. Namikawa is known as Goemon Ishikawa in the Lupin the Third series, and Japanese dub voice for Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings series. Check his message after the jump.
The recently revealed poster visual for the upcoming 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series features Keiji Gotouda, the captain of the Division 2, with the tagline "Is there anything we should protect?" and the name of Yukihito Tsuge, the main antagonist of the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese electronic musical instrument company Korg has announced its collaboration project with popular band-themed anime series K-ON!. The company will release "RK-100S K-ON! Special," a 300-limted electronic keyboard inspired by the keyboardist of Houkago Tea Time, Tsumugi Kotobuki. Check the details after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi's love-comedy fantasy light novel series Absolute Duo yesterday updated with the second key visual, additional voice cast, and its premiere schedule in January 2015. Check the latest information after the jump.
The official website for the Kuroko's Basketball anime series has announced the premiere schedule for the upcoming third season of the TV anime produced by Production I.G. Its key station MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) will air the 1st episode (51st in total) on January 10, 2015. Check the latest information after the jump.
The first 1.5 million moviegoers for the upcoming The Last -Naruto The Movie- will receive a special booklet "Official Movie Book Naruto: Hiden Retsu no Sho" with one of the three original stickers at the theaters across Japan. Check the cover of the booklet newly drawn by the original manga creator Masashi Kishimoto himself after the jump.
Following the three CDs just hit Japanese stores today, Pony Canyon is ready to release two more character song CD singles for the ongoing TV anime Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu before the end of this year. Check the preview video for the three upcoming songs by Maaya Uchida, Yoko Hikasa, and Twin-Tails after the jump!
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime singles/albums of November 10-16. The number one album of the 46th week of year 2014 is 28-year-old anime voice actress Aya Uhida's 1st solo album "Apple Mint." She in best known as Koroti Minami in the Love Live! series. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.