Teichiku Music has posted a full promotional video for popular voice actress/singer Yui Makino's 11th single "Sasayaki wa Crescendo." She changed her record company from Epic Record Japan to Teichiku's Imperial Records this year, and this is her 1st single from the label. Check the song and anime PV after the jump.
Following the amazing first day record, Walt Disney Studio Japan again announced today that the "MovieNEX" set of its 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen, which contains both a DVD and Blu-ray disc, has sold more than 2 million units in Japan in only five days since its release on July 16. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, a new anime feature film based on Akira Toriyama's super-popular Dragon Ball Z world and characters is scheduled to be released in Japan in the Golden Week holiday (from late April to early May) of 2015. The official site for the film today posted a 45-second teaser. Check it after the jump.
Ishikawa Prefectural Police has arrested a 35-year-old male office worker on suspicion of uploading the 10th volume of Hajime Isayama's popular manga Attack on Titan to the internet without the copyright holder Kodansha's permission on December 20, 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for "Mighty Long Fall," the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. Check the PV after the jump.
It is officially announced today that Mari Fujimura's love story manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (I take a day off from my company) gets a live-action TV drama adaptation this October. 29-year-old popular actress Haruka Ayase will play the protagonist character Hanae Aoishi. Hit the jump for more information.
Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) in its first weekend. It was only 42% of his first feature film in 2010, The Secret World of Arrietty. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the OP song "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara" (Beating by the headwind) by Minori Chihara, Lantis has posted a short version promotional video for ZAQ's 6th single "OVERDRIVER," which is now featured as the ED song for a summer 2014 TV anime Rail Wars!. Check her latest rap song after the jump.
The official site for the Brothers Conflict anime series today announced that two new OVA episodes are now in the works. The Christmas-themed first episode will be released sometime in this year, then the Valentine's day-themed second episode will follow in 2015. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese official site for the ongoing TV anime Magimoji Rurumo has announced that it will collaborate with JIMCA (Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association, Inc.) for their anti-illegal downloading campaign scheduled to be held at the Comic Market 86 on August 15-17. Hit the jump for more details.
Nihon Eiga Senmon Channel (Japanese Movie Specialty Channel) has announced the top 4 result of its "Godzilla General Election" to choose the best film from the 28 Japanese-made Godzilla films. As expected, Kazuki Omori's 1989 film Godzilla vs. Biollante was the most favorite film among the modern fans. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially announced today that 34-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki will sing the ED theme for the upcoming compilation film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: A Voyage to Remember. The film will get limited screenings in Japan this October. Hit the jump for more information.
Following the 1st ED song "Buddy Buddy Fight!," voice actress Sora Tokui again sings the 2nd ED song "Natsuiro Fighting!!" (Summer Color Fighting!!) for the ongoing TV anime Future Card Buddyfight as the announcer character in the anime, Paruko Nanana. Check the short version PV after the jump.
The main staff and five voice actresses for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of popular social game Girl Friend BETA were announced at the press conference held at Akihabara UDX Theater yesterday. Naotaka Hayashi directs his second TV anime following Morita-san wa Mukuchi in 2011. More information after the jump.
After the broadcast of Sailor Moon Crystal's second episode last night, a full promotional video for its OP theme song "Moon Pride" was posted on Momoiro Clover Z's official YouTube channel. It includes the transformation scenes of Sailor Mars, Jupiter, and Venus, for the first time. Check the PV after the jump.