The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga announced today that 20-year-old Korean actress Kang Ji-youngm, who is known as an ex-KARA member, is playing Irina Jelavić, blonde hair professional hitwoman. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the "making version" teaser early this month, Avex has also posted a short version promotional video for "SURPRISE-DRIVE," the theme song for the 16th Heisei Kamen Rider TV Series, Kamen Rider Drive, performed by Mitsuru Matsuoka's new unit Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE. Check the PV after the jump.
The first-press limited deluxe edition of the first volume of the Sailor Moon Crystal Blu-ray discs, which included the first two episodes, was just released in Japan on October 15. To help promoting it, the Azabu-Juban Shopping District in Minato-ku, Tokyo, is now holding a special stamp rally. Check the photo report after the jump.
A 60-second "final version" trailer for Rakuen Tsuiho -Expelled from Paradise-, the upcoming collaboration anime film between Toei Animation and Nitroplus directed by Seiji Mizushima, is now online. It introduces the theme song "EONIAN" sung by ELISA connect EFP. Check the clip after the jump.
The distributor Toho has posted a full trailer for the upcoming anime film Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjyo no Himitsuda-Nyan! (The secret of the invention), while Avex has provided a PV for its ED theme song "Gerageraposo-Kyoku" by the special unit for the film, Yo-Kai King Dreamsoda. Check the clips after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Osamu Takahashi's school action love comedy manga ISUCA is today full launched with a key visual featuring the main characters. The TV anime is produced by Arms, known for Yasuomi Umetsu's latest work Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil. Check more information after the jump.
A teaser site for the upcoming feature film adaptation of the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para, tentatively titled Pri-Para: Gekijyou-ban (Movie Edition), has launched with a main visual featuring the protagonist Lala Manaka and the announcement for its official release date, March 7, 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Media Factory has posted a TV-size promotional video for 17-year-old anison singer Konomi Suzuki's upcoming 7th single "Ginsen no Kaze" (The wind of silver spark) on its official YouTube channel. It is now used as the OP song for a 2014 fall TV anime Lord Marksman and Vanadis. Check her latest PV after the jump!
A 70-second trailer for the sixth chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, which contains the 10th and 11th episode, is now online with its promotional poster featuring the confrontation between AV-98 Ingram and the former Soviet Union's military labor RT 99. Check them after the jump.
Following the sound-only previews, Warner Entertainment Japan's official YouTube anime channel has posted short version promotional videos for the new OP/ED songs for the second cour of its ongoing original robot TV anime Argevollen, "ZoNE-iT" by KOTOKO and "Vivid Telepathy" Nami Tamaki. Check the clips after the jump.
Counting 16 episodes now, the ongoing TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy action manga Akame ga KILL! still keeps high popularity among the fans. In commemoration of the start of its second cour, Gamers' Akihabara store has been holding a special exhibition for the series on the fifth floor. Check the photo report after the jump.
The TV anime adaptation of Yu Shimizu's popular action fantasy light novel series Bladedance of Elementalers was aired from July to September of this year. To promote the recently-released 1st volume of its Blu-ray/DVD, Gamers' Akihabara store has been holding a special exhibition featuring various items from the series. Check the photo report after the jump!
For my regular photo report, I again checked street ads and displays featuring the latest anime/game titles in Akihabara, the world-famous otaku city in Tokyo, on Friday afternoon. As always, the street was filled with people including many foreign tourists taking pictures around. Check the photos after the jump.
The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the TOP 10 anime singles/albums of October 6-12. The number one album of the 41st week of year 2014 is See-Saw's vocalist Chiaki Ishikawa's 2nd mini album "Watashi no Kokoro wa So Ittenai" (My heart doesn't say so). Check this week's ranking and videos after the jump.
To help promoting the ongoing TV anime second season, the well known Tokyo Anime Center is now holding a special exhibition featuring the Sword Art Online anime series. Reflecting the great popularity, it provides us with a wide variety of materials which are rarely seen in public. Check the photo report after the jump.