The official site for the highly anticipated anime film PreCure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi (Eternal Friends) today revealed that the first 200,000 people who see the film will receive a special "Friends Certificate" featuring a scene from the ED of the film having all of the 36 PreCure girls. Hit the jump for more information.
Shima Onsen, a famous hot spring resort in Gunma Prefecture, introduced its own mascot girl named Mayahime-chan (Princess Maya) on March 2 and is now holding her debut event "Mayahime Matsuri 2014." She is illustrated by Mako Aboshi, who is known as the chibi-character designer for the 2005 TV anime Pani Poni Dash!. Hit the jump for more about Mayahime-chan.
Following the first two character PVs, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touka Takei's popular love comedy light novel series Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara today posted the third PV featuring Kikuno Shokanji (CV: Kana Asumi) and 30-second TV-spot introducing the OP song "Cupido Revue" by Aoi Yuuki. Check the clips after the jump.
The 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump, which is officially published in Japan today on March 6, has revealed more information about the upcoming OVA and TV anime adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's sci-fi manga Terra Formars. The OVA will cover the BUGS 2 arc told in the first volume of the manga. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for the 2014 April TV robot anime series Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun has announced its five main voice cast. 31-year-old voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara, who is best known as the voice of Natsu Dragneel in the FAIRY TAIL anime series, plays the protagonist Keiichiro Tokugawa. Check the cast after the jump.
After the first TV anime series in 2006-2007, the anime sequel episodes of Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple have been bundled with the manga tankobon's limited edition. Shogakukan officially announced today on March 5 that the OVA series will be started airing on Tokyo MX and BS 11 on April 8. Hit the jump for more information.
Charapedia, a Japanese anime curation site operated by Saitama-based company Egg Mode, has reported the result of their latest online survey "The most anticipated 2014 Spring TV anime by anime fans," which was conducted with 1,386 registered users between February 20 and 26. Check the top 20 titles after the jump.
Yokohama-city's Kanagawa Ward Office announced on March 3 that a person named himself/herself as Cure Happy/Miyuki Hoshizora, one of the main characters from Toei Animation's popular 2012-2013 TV anime series Smile PreCure!, has donated three copies of Anne Frank's biography and stationery to the office. Hit the jump for more story.
21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her 9th single "Family Party" on April 16. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming film Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot dad strikes back. Her 4th single "Kimi ni 100 Percent" is also used as the OP song for the Crayon Shin-chan TV anime series currently. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the five Bronze Saints, the voice cast for the 11 Gold Saints in the highly-anticipated full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY were announced today on March 4. Mitsuru Miyamoto voices Aries Mu, the character was previously played by the late Kaneto Shiozawa in the first TV anime series. Check the full cast after the jump.
Following the very successful Moe Uzumasa and Saki Matsuga, Kyoto-city's public subway has finally revealed a new promotional poster featuring the third and final re-designed mascot girl Misa Ono. Her poster will start being displayed in the subway trains, stations, city office, and ward offices in the city from March 10. Check the poster after the jump.
The official website for the April 2014 TV anime Majin Bone, which is based on Bandai's digital card game of the same name, has announced its four main voice cast and posted the first promotional video today. KENN, who is best known as Judai Yuki in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, will voice the protagonist boy Shougo Ryujin. Check more info and PV after the jump.
As reported, the on-going Happinesscharge PreCure! TV anime is introducing a 10th anniversary congratulatory message from the 33 successive PreCure girls before the OP of each episode one by one every week. Toei Animation's official YouTube channel today posted the massages from the first four girls. Check their cute smiles after the jump!
In collaboration with the four anime series set in the city, the Planning Committee for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair and Kyoto-city is now running "Kyomafu-gou," a subway train decorated inside and out with the anime characters through the city from March 3 to the end of May. Check the photos of the train after the jump.
Following the first one of the six posted last week, the official site for the 2014 April Sci-Fi robot TV anime Knights of Sidonia, which is based on Tsutomu Nihei's manga of the same name, has posted the second 15-second TV CM featuring the OP song "Sidonia" sung by angela. Check the clip after the jump.