Japanese figure company Good Smile Company today started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7th scale figure "Kinomoto Sakura Stars Bless You" and its simple edition "Kinomoto Sakura" from the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise as its 15th anniversary items. The company was established on May 1, 2001. Check the product photos after the jump!
The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Nodoka Shinomaru's slice-of-life fantasy manga Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari (Golden Kemari in the Udon Country) has added three supporting characters to its main visual and also announced their voice cast. Check the latest information for an October 2016 premiere after the jump.
Warner Entertainment Japan has posted a short music video for five-member Japanese rock band ALL OFF's upcoming 3rd major single "Refrain Boy" on its official YouTube channel. The song has been featured as the ED theme for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of ONE's comedy action manga series Mob Psycho 100. Check the clip after the jump!
The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Asari Endou's light novel series Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku/Magical Girl Raising Project today confirms its October 2016 premiere in Japan, and reveals its two main voice cast, Nao Toyama as Snow White and Manami Numakura as Ripple. Check more new information after the jump!
The official teaser site, Twitter and Facebook page for the upcoming anime film adaptation of 45-year-old Japanese manga artist Tsutomu Nihei's first serialized manga work BLAME! open today, revealing its first key visual featuring its four main characters. Check the latest information after the jump.
According to the latest Oricon report, popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki's 34th single "STARTING NOW!" released on June 13 ranked a very good third place in its weekly single CD chart selling 31,000 copies in its first week. This is her 23rd consecutive top 10 single in 11 years. Hit the jump for more details.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for "One Piece Brook Shark Guitar," a new collaboration item between the internationally popular anime franchise One Piece and the Tokyo-based musical instrument company Shimamura Music, for a September 2016 release. Check the details after the jump!
Tokyo-based anime/game character goods company ADWorks yesterday started accepting pre-orders for three collaboration socks between Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu browser video game and the popular footwear brand ERIMAKI SOX for a late September 2016 release. Check the details after the jump!
Ibaraki Prefectural Police yesterday arrested a 33-year-old male office worker from Miyagi Prefecture for selling cell phone cases and key cases using images from Love Live!, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Is the Order a Rabbit?, and Yowamushi Pedal without the respective copyright holders' permission at online shopping sites. Hit the jump for more details.
Following Hachioji-P's "Marine Dreamin'" and "Marine Bloomin'," the official YouTube channel of pachinko company Sankyo's "iMarine Project" has posted a full music video for its third promotional song "Dive to Blue" performed by popular anime voice actress Aya Uchida. Check the new anime MV after the jump!
Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 1/8th scale "Nana Abe Märchen Change!" figure from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise for a December 2016 release. The 185mm-tall figure wears the stage costume used in the TV anime second season. Check the details after the jump!
The official website of the TV anime adaptation of Mimana Orimoto's motorcycle-themed manga BAKUON!! announced today on July 19 that the 4,266-yen limited edition of the manga's forthcoming 9th volume to be published on December 20 will come with a second OAD and a special sticker. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of the fourth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-OhkiOVA series has announced its Blu-ray release schedule in Japan. The four-episode series will launch with its first volume to be released on November 30, 2016. Check the latest information and the first volume's ED song MV by Serena Kozuki after the jump.
After the end of the anime's 12-episode run on TV, the Akihabara store of Royal Host, one of the so-called family restaurant chains in Japan, has been offering collaboration menu inspired by TRIGGER's original anime series KIZNAIVER till the end of this month. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website of the three-part new 3DCG film project Cyborg 009 Call of Justice launched today, announcing its theatrical release schedule in Japan. 50-year-old Kenji Kamiyama, who worked on the 2012 film 009 Re:Cyborg, serves as the supervising director. Check more information and a 50-second teaser after the jump!