The official website for the Knights of Sidonia anime project today posted a 90-second full trailer including newly-animated scenes for the upcoming compilation film of the 12-edpisode TV anime first season. The film will be screened in Japan from March 6 for a limited of two weeks. Check the latest trailer after the jump.
It is confirmed today that a sequel to Takuya Mitsuda's baseball-themed manga MAJOR will start on Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday this March. The manga following the life of Goro Honda, who became a major league baseball player, was serialized in the magazine for 16 years from 1994 to 2010. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ken Wakui's Shinjuku Swan: Kabukicho Scout Survival manga opens with a 30-second teaser. The story follows 19-year-old Tatsuhiko Shiratori who becomes a scout for the Kabukicho red light district of Shinjuku and his life through the city's underground business. Check the clip after the jump.
It has been confirmed that two-member unit Yuzu's newly written song "OLA!!" will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming 23rd Crayon Shin-chan feature film Crayon Shin-Chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! to be released in Japan on April 18. This is the fourth time for the unit to provide a theme song for anime films. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming Hetalia The World Twinkle, the 6th anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, today updated with a mini-chara version key visual. Check the latest information after the jump.
A joint press meeting for the upcoming 12th TV anime series Go! Princess PreCure and the 7th All Stars film PreCure All Stars Haru no Carnival was held in Tokyo yesterday, January 29. The three main voice actresses of the new TV series appeared on the stage in princess-like dresses. Check MaiDiGi TV's video report after the jump.
Following the knife-featured third episode of Assassination Classroom last Friday, the on-air of the fifth episode of the Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD TV anime, which was originally scheduled to be broadcasted this Saturday night, is cancelled. The official website explains the reason as, "in light of the current circumstances." Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Moroboshi's fantasy action light novel series Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates) today posted a 20-second teaser featuring the OP song "D.O.B." sung by Iori Nomizu. Check the clip after the jump.
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.