According to the latest Oricon weekly album chart, 19-year-old popular anime voice actress Yui Ogura's 1st album "Strawberry JAM," which was released on March 25, debuted a very good 8th selling about 15,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for her latest videos.
Following the No.1 debut in its first weekend on March 21-22, it is confirmed that the live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga has already drawn one million moviegoers in Japan by last week. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported many times, Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya has its own five-story store building in Akihabara, the mecca of otaku culture. The first things you can find on its third floor now are a big load of Kantai Collection/KanColle goods. Check some of the items after the jump.
Japanese anison singer Eir Aoi yesterday announced plans for her first world tour at the Kawaii Kon 2015 event held at the Hawaii Convention Center. So far she has performed 19 times in 10 cities of eight countries in the world since March 2013. Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for the upcoming 19th Detective Conan feature film Gouka no Himawari (Sunflowers of Inferno) today announced that 21-year-old Korean singer/actress Jiyoung has joined as a special support voice actress. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that seven-member vocal & dance unit GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new song "Hard Knock Days" will be featured as the 18th OP song for Toei Animation's long-running TV anime One Piece from its April 5th episode. Check their recent music videos after the jump.
It is confirmed today that 27-year-old Japanese professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada, who is currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling, will make his voice actor debut in the upcoming 24th episode of Toei Animation's World Trigger TV anime to be aired on April 5. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote its premiere next Sunday, three collaboration ads between the upcoming TV anime based on Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan will be displayed in the JR Shinjuku station from Today. Hit the jump for more details.
The current main feature of Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom, Bandai's exhibition space for its various anime/game/tokusatsu character figures located in the JR Akihabara station's East-West Hall, are the successive Saint Seiya products from 1980s to the latest. Check their new exhibits after the jump.
The main voice cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's Ushio to Tora (Ushio and Tora) manga series announced at the Sunday Fes 2015 event held at Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture today, March 29. Check the latest information after the jump.
Back in February 2014, 25-year-old singer/voice actress Kanako Miyamoto announced that she needed to take a hiatus from activities for a while due to her health issues. After over one year break, she finally appeared on the radio program "CureCure Pretty" aired yesterday. Hit the jump for more details.
Avex has posted a 80-second PV for "Pierrot Commit," the leading track from two-member unit smileY inc.'s upcoming 1st mini album "smile basket." The unit pronounced as just "smiley" was formed by voice actress Yuka Otsubo and famous vocaloid song producer Yuuyu last summer. Check their latest song after the jump!
Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya has announced that a 1/8th scale figure of Ikazuchi from the TV anime adaptation of the popular online web browser game Kantai Collection/KanColle will be released in August. Check the product photos after the jump.
Lantis has posted a 90-second short PV for four-member voice actress unit StylipS' 8th single "Give Me Secret" on its official YouTube channel. The song will be featured as the ED song for the upcoming TV anime third season High School DxD BorN. Check the latest clip after the jump!
During my stay in Tokyo for AnimeJapan 2015, I again had an opportunity to visit the Akihabara town. As always, the street was decorated with big ads for the latest anime/game titles. Check the March 2015 photo report after the jump!