59-year-old acclaimed manga artist/illustrator Hisashi Eguchi provides a newly drawn illustration for the CD jacket of 9-member Japanese ska band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's upcoming 38th single "Uso Tsuku Kuchibiru" (Lips That Tell Lies). Check the history of his CD artworks after the jump.
Japanese talent agency amipro today launched the official website for the upcoming two-part musical adaptation of Yuu Watase's popular manga series in the 1990s, Fushigi Yuugi, announcing its main cast. 26-year-old Reina Tanaka, an ex-member of idol group Morning Musume., plays the 15-year-old protagonist Miaka Yuuki. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the OP song "Two souls -toward the truth-" by flipSide, NBC Universal Japan has also posted a short version music video for "Orarion," 28-year-old singer Nagi Yanagi's upcoming 11th single, which has been featured as the ED theme fort the Seraph of the End:Battle in Nagoya TV anime since October. Check the clip after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ruruu Minase's four-panel comedy manga Ooya-san wa Shishunki! (The Landlady is in Puberty!) has announced its main staff, in addition to the previously announced Yurika Kubo as the voice for the protagonist Chie Satonaka. Check the latest information after the jump.
Following the 30-second teaser, Shochiku today released a 90-second full trailer for "-Akogare-" (yearning), the upcoming third episode of the four-episode final chapter of Tamayura anime series, Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin (Graduation Photos), featuring its theme song "Korekara" sung by Maaya Sakamoto. Check the trailer after the jump.
On the same day with the release of the film in Japan, Lantis posted a three-minute short version music video for Choucho's 11th single "piece of youth," which is now featured as the theme song for the all-new feature film Girls und Panzer der Film. Check the clip after the jump!
Hybrid Mind Market has started accepting pre-orders for 1kg bags and 500ml pet bottles of Koshihikari rice produced in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, featuring Hanayo Koizumi, a white-rice loving girl from the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise, on their packages. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis has posted a short version music video for 21-year-old anime voice actress Ayaka Ohashi's 4th solo single "Hitotsu ni Naritai" (I Want to be One). It was initially listed only as an image song for the ongoing TV anime Comet Lucifer, but will be also used as its ED song in the coming episodes. Check the clip after the jump.
As a special Christmas gift for her fans, popular anime voice actress Yui Horie's alter-ego character Miss Monochrome will hold her first solo concert at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE in Tokyo on December 24. She has performed at various events and festivals, but it will be her first concert by herself. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R has announced three additional voice cast for the fairy partners of the three main magical girls: Hiroyuki Yoshino as Usa-P, Daisuke Namikawa as Tanu-P, and Ryota Takeuchi as Neko-P. Check the main character visuals after the jump.
In addition to their bilingual/multilingual staff, Tokyo One Piece Tower, the first permanent indoor theme park dedicated to Eiichiro Oda's hugely poplar One Piece mange series, has also started a new translation service using QR codes to help foreign visitors in 13 languages. Hit the jump for more details.
As a "super flash news," the official website for Shueisha's Jump Square monthly magazine announced today on November 21 that a TV anime adaptation of Yoshiaki Sukeno's supernatural action manga Sousei no Onmyouji/Twin Star Exorcists is in the works. Hit the jump for more.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime singles/albums for the week of November 9-15. As expected, anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki's latest 11th album "SMASHING ANTHEMS," released on on November 11, took the top place in the 45th week. Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
Following the first episode incident reported early this month, the official website for the ongoing TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu today announced that its third episode will be also partly changed for the DVD/Blu-ray and streaming. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese anime production company Studio DEEN announced on November 19 that a TV anime adaptation of popular Chinese web novel "從前有座霊剣山," titled Reikenzan - Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage (Mt. Reiken - Stardust's Banquet), is in the works for a January 2016 premiere in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.