Following the teasers narrated by the two main cast, Toho today posted a 90-second full trailer for for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Kazune Kawahara's shoujo manga Aozora Yell/Yell for the Blue Sky. It is also confirmed that four-member girls group whiteeeen performs its theme song "Kiseki - Mirai he-" featured in the trailer. Check the newest clip after the jump!
Kadokawa has revealed the top 10 list from its recent research on the summer 2016 TV anime that are scheduled to premiere in the coming July. It was conducted with 12,169 men and women at the age of 5-69 years who live in 47 prefectures across Japan via its eb-i Xpress service on May 23 and 24. Check the top 10 titles after the jump.
Following the two trailer-ish behind-the-scenes clips, Lantis has finally posted a short version music video for "Soran Night," the lead track from 32-year-old anime voice actor Yuki Ono's seven-song second mini album "Party Man 2 - Shiosai no Uta - (The Song of The Sear Roar)" that is just released today in Japan. Check his party dance after the jump!
47-year-old manga artist Ken Akamatsu today confirmed on his official Twitter that an anime adaptation of his ongoing manga UQ HOLDER! is in the works. The sequel to his previous mega-hit series Negima! Magister Negi Magi has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2013. Hit the jump for his commets on the project.
According to the latest Oricon report, both DVD and Blu-ray of the KING OF PRISM by Pretty Rhythm feature film, released on June 17 in Japan, ranked No.1 in its weekly anime disc sales charts ended June 19. The DVD and Blu-ray sold 5,000 and 13,000 units respectively in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese figure company Kotobukiya today listed a 125mm-tall figure of Yami Yugi/Dark Yugi from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters franchise on its deformed figure line Cu-poche for a November 2016 release. Yami Yugi is the 31st entry in the line and its first male character. Check the product photos after the jump!
Two years after the first book "yui memory" in June 2014 when she was 18, 20-year-old anime voice actress Yui Ogura, best known as Hinata Hakamada in Ro-Kyu-Bu! and Kokona Aoba in Encouragement of Climb, will release her highly anticipated second photo book "Yui Hatachi" (Yui 20 Years Old) on June 24. Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for 28-year-old Japanese singer-songwriter ZAQ today released two jacket photos for her upcoming 2nd album "NO RULE MY RULE" to be released on July 13 and a short version music video for its title song. Check her latest information and recent MVs after the jump!
Following the second PV introducing its two theme songs performed by Yu Takahashi and Kobukuro, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ichigo Takano's shoujo manga series orange today posted a 80-second third PV narrated by Kana Hanazawa as the main heroine of the story, Naho Takamiya. Check the new clip after the jump.
Tachikawa Cinema City in Tokyo announced on June 20 that its "Gokujou Bakuon (Superfine Explosive Sound) screening of Girls und Panzer der Film is decided to continue till September 2. The film was originally released on November 21, 2015, and is still running at 12 theaters across Japan even after its DVD/Blu-ray were released. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially announced today that "Osomatsu Expo," the first exhibition event for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise, is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Oskaka, Aichi, and Fukuoka in the coming August and September. Hit the jump for more details.
This year is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Japan tour in 1966. To commemorate the year, internationally acclaimed manga artist Naoki Urasawa (Pluto, 20th Century Boys) has newly drawn a three-page short manga featuring the band's fictional 2016 Japan tour, including the late two members, John Lennon and George Harrison.
The official website for 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 updated with a new main visual featuring its two protagonists, Souta Tawara and Poko, and also posted a 70-second first PV. Check the latest information after the jump!
The official website for the original boys musical-themed anime series Star-Mu today posted a two-minute PV introducing its upcoming two-volume OVA and TV anime second season. The video was initially screened at the Star-Mu Bunkasai event held at Tokyo International Forum on May 29. Check the clip after the jump!
Kadokawa's official website for Yuuya Kurokami (story) and Karuna Kanzaki (art)'s school battle action manga Busou Shoujo Machiavellism/Armed Girl's Machiavellism confirmed today that its anime adaptation is in the works. In addition, a live reading performance is planned in 2017. Hit the jump for more details and a PV for the manga.