Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, which is slated for February 2015. Check the 30-second teaser featuring the narration by the two main actresses, Yu Aoi and An Suzuki after the jump.
The official website for popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki announced on October 13 that her as-yet-titled 31st single will be released on January 14, 2015. The four-song disc will include the OP theme for DOG DAYS'', in which she also voices Nanami Takatsuki and Ricotta Elmar. Hit the jump for more information.
The 46th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, which is officially published in Japan today on October 15, announced three additional voice cast for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins. Check the latest information after the jump.
King Records has posted a three-minute version promotional video for "Latimer road," popular voice actress/singer Mikako Komatsu's upcoming 6th single to be released on November 5. She is currently voicing Shione Togawa in Celestial Method and Alexandra Alshavin in Lord Marksman and Vanadis. Check her latest song after the jump.
Toei Animation's highly-anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina, the feature film version of the on-going TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure!, was finally released in Japan last weekend. Contrary to expectation, it bombed at the box office earning less than half of last year's Dokidoki! PreCure film. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon weekly sales charts, the special edition of the Blu-ray disc of The Idolm@ster Movie: Kagayaki no Mukogawa e! film, which was released in Japan on October 8, sold an impressive 63,000 units in its first week, easily becoming the top-selling Blu-ray of the week. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the OP song "Extra Magic Hour" by AKINO with bless4, Flying Dog has also posted a short version PV for "Elementalio de Aimashou!" the ED theme song for the 2014 fall TV anime Amagi Brilliant Park. The unit is formed by Yuka Aisaka, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Shiori Mikami, and Minami Tsuda. Check the PV after the jump!
Kadokawa's YouTube anime channel today posted a 15-second new TV CM for the upcoming OVA episode of Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!!, the latest entry from the Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel anime franchise which is based on Sammy's popular pachislot game series of the same name. Check the clips after the jump.
Flying Dog has posted a three-minute promotional video for the new anime episode of Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, which will be bundled with the limited edition of the upcoming 11th volume of Touka Takei's light novel series. The episode is based on the original script written by Takei himself. Check the clip after the jump.
As the author himself suggested in his blog post of January 1 of this year, Gunnm: Kasei Senki (a history of the Mars war), the final chapter of Yukito Kishiro's long-running Gunnm/Battle Angel Alita manga series will start its serialization on the upcoming 22nd issue of Kodansha's Evening to be released on October 28. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming live-action film Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom announced today on October 14 that it will be released in Japan on March 21, 2015. Most of the cast for the students in class 3-E have already finished shooting their parts by October 10. Hit the jump for more.
The official website for popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura announced on October 13 that her as-yet-titled 25th single will be released on this year's Christmas eve, December 24. It will be her first single in 10 months since 24th single "Himitsu No Tobira Kara Ai Ni Kite" released in February. Hit the jump for more details.
A stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Ludwig B manga featuring Ludwig van Beethoven, will be performed in Tokyo and Osaka this winter. Ryosuke Hashimoto, a member of Johnny & Associates' boys idol group A.B.C-Z, plays the protagonist alongside his fellow group member Fumito Kawai as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hit the jump for more details.
Lantis today posted a short version PV for "AGITATOR," the leading track from voice actor Showtaro Morikubo's upcoming 2nd mini album "TRIBALISM ~sunset side~" to be released on November 5. The 40-year-old voice actor is best known as Shikamaru Nara in the Naruto anime series. Check his new song after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Matcha Hazuki's popular manga One Week Friends has posted a first photo featuring the four main cast: Tomoki Okayama (as Yuuki Hase), Maya Okano (Kaori Fujimiya), Kimito Totani (Shogo Kiryu), and Julia Kawakami as (Saki Yamagishi). Check them after the jump.