Following Cure Happy in March and Cure Princess in August, Yokohama City Office announced yesterday on September 12 that another person calling himself/herself as Cure Sunny/Akane Hino from Smile PreCure! has donated stationery items for children to its West Ward Office. Hit the jump for more story.
Following the previous two by Hirohiko Araki (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) and Akira Amano (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!), Shonen Jump's new project site named Shonen Jump + today posted the third image featuring Dragon Ball's Son Goku by Akira Toriyama and One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy. What can we expect from this? Check the details after the jump.
As reported in June, teenage anime voice actresses Ibuki Kido and Erii Yamazaki, both are 16-year-old now, have formed a new unit every♡ing!. Their record company King Records has announced that their debut single "Yumeiro Gakuin Kouka" (Yumeiro Academy School Song) will go on sale on October 8. Check the PV after the jump!
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime single/album of September 1-7. The number one album of the 36th week of year 2014 is popular voice actress Yoko Hikasa's 1st original album "Couleur" which includes all of her solo singles. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
Kadokawa's YouTube anime channel has posted a new 15-second CM for Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle, the upcoming TV anime second season based on Ichiro Sakaki's popular light novel series. An advance screening event for the first episode will be held in Tokyo three days before its TV premiere. Hit the jump for more information.
Famous manga artist Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) has drawn the CD jacket illustration for the three-member Swedish band Dirty Loops' upcoming album "Dirty Loops~Complete Edition~." Because the members are big fans of Araki's works, this collaboration is realized. Check the art after the jump.
The official site for the live-action film adaptation of Taku Tsumugi's popular shoujo manga in the mid-1980s Hot Road announced yesterday that the film has earned 2.01 billion yen with 1,589,000 ticket sales as of September 10, in 26 days from its opening on August 16. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the first one posted one month ago, the official site for the upcoming TV anime Inou-Battle wa Nichijo-kei no Naka de/Inou Battle within Everyday Life today revealed the second PV featuring the OP song "OVERLAPPERS" by Qverktett:|| and the ED song "You Gotta Love Me！" by Kato*Fuku. Check the latest PV after the jump!
Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp. has posted five CMs for its latest Kei SUV Hustler on its official YouTube channel. One of them features Dr. Slump, famous Japanese manga artist Akira Toriyama's first successful work before Dragon Ball. Check the clip after the jump.
The official website for 26-year-old Japanese-Korean singer/voice actress Pile announced on September 10 that she will make her solo singer debut from Victor Entertainment's pop music label Colorful Records this winter. She is best known as Maki Nishikino in the Love Live! anime/game series. Hit the jump for more.
One day before its opening day in Japan, the distributor Shochiku has also added a three-minute trailer for Neon Messiah, the anime segment of the upcoming hybrid live-action/anime film project Cardfight!! Vanguard: The Movie. Check the clip after the jump.
24-year-old popular anime voice actress Maaya Uchida in swimsuit appears on the cover of the 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump, which is officially released in Japan today on September 11. She is the first voice actress featured on the cover of the magazine. Hit the jump for more.
Avex has posted a short version promotional video for three-member unit The Sketchbook's 11th single "Reason" on its official YouTube channel. The song is used as the OP theme for the short anime adaptation of Sega's smartphone RPG game Chain Chronicle. Check the PV and the teaser for the anime after the jump.
It has been quiet for a while, but it doesn't mean the Japanese police forget their job. Two Japanese men were reportedly arrested for uploading manga files including Berserk, K-ON!, and Working! to the internet using the file-sharing software Share without the respective copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today on September 10 that a stage play based on Yuji Terajima's baseball-themed manga Daiya no A/Ace of Diamond is planned. It will be performed 12 times at the Kinokuniya Southern Theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku district from January 23 to 31, 2015. Hit the jump for more details.