The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga today posted a clear photo of Alphonse Elric created with CG. The voice cast for the character has not yet been revealed. Check the latest information after the jump.
61-year-old anime director Akitaro Daichi, well known for his directorial works for Kodomo no Omocha, Fruits Basket, and the most recent Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, revealed that he is now preparing a new anime project featuring characters designed by acclaimed manga artist Hisashi Eguchi (Stop!! Hibari-kun!, Roujin Z). Hit the jump for more details.
Following the previous five, the official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action film adaptations of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable today added a visual of cold-blooded criminal Anjuro Katagiri, aka Angelo, portrayed by 33-year-old Takayuki Yamada. Check his evil smile after the jump!
Tokyo Anime Award Festival announced today that the TV anime Yuri!!! On ICE won this year's "Anime Fan Award" with 41,439 votes from the fans. It was chosen by the online poll from the 100 candidates that were aired/screened between October 18, 2015 and October 15, 2016 in Japan. Check the top 20 list after the jump.
The official Twitter account for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazines announced today that the Gakkou Gurashi!/School-Live! moe-survival manga series will have 2 million copies in print as of the release of its next 9th tankobon volume on March 11. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the well-received history and science editions released last spring, Japanese educational publisher Gakken Plus has added two new "MUSIC STUDY PROJECT" study-aid book and a CD sets for junior high school students' mathematics and English words learning using vocaloid songs. Check the preview videos after the jump!
Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has posted a full music video for singer-songwriter Yusuke Saeki's "Now or Never," which has been used as the ED theme song for the ongoing TV anime Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, and its behind-the-scenes clip to explain how it was filmed in one shot with all backwards action.
We previously reported that the first episode of Kemono Friends attracted over one million views on Nico Nico Douga in about 30 days since its premiere on January 10. Riding on a current wave of unprecedented popularity, the episode added another one million views quickly in just 10 days between February 12 and 22. Hit the jump for more details.
The first DVD/Blu-ray volume of the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Reborn! fame Akira Amano's sci-fi action manga ēlDLIVE is set for a release on March 29. The original manga author is confirmed to provide his/her newly-drawn character arts for the all three volumes. Check the first volume's art featuring Chuta, Dolugh, Misuzu, and Chips after the jump.
26-year-old anison singer Ray held her debut 5th anniversary concert "RAYVE2017" at Showa Women's University on February 19. In the three-hour concert, she announced that her retirement concerts will be held at Bunkyo Civic Hall in Tokyo for two days on July 22 and 23. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for Love Kome -We Love Rice-, the upcoming original TV anime series featuring five personifications of popular Japanese rice brands, today updated with a new key visual and announced its premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV and Tochigi TV on April 5. Check the latest information after the jump!
56-year-old anison singer Hironobu Kageyama made his professional singer debut in 1977 when he was 16, as the vocalist of legendary Japanese rock band LAZY. To cerebrate his debut 40th anniversary this year, Anipara Ongakukan will hold a special event titled "~KAGEYA-MATSURI~" at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on May 7. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Koji Yanagi's spy mystery novel series Joker Game today revealed its four main cast visuals in costume: Shogo Suzuki as Miyoshi, Yuuya Kido as Jitsui, Koji Saikawa as Kaminaga, and Shoichiro Oomi as Lieutenant Sakuma. Check their visuals after the jump!
Osaka Prefectural Police announced yesterday that they had arrested three men in the prefecture on suspicion of infringing the copyright of Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. by using the file-sharing software Share to upload the film's file onto the internet and made it downlodable to the general public. Hit the jump for more details.
Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has posted five new clips for the upcoming anime feature film adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi's award-winning love story novel Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (Night is short, Walk, Girl), including character introduction, interviews with director Masaaki Yuasa and voice cast members. Check the clips after the jump!