To promote her upcoming 1st best album "-INFINITE Selection-" to be released on September 28, 23-year-old voice actress/singer Sachika Misawa has streamed full version music videos of her three single songs, all of which were used as a TV anime theme song, for a limited time. Check her career with the MVs after the jump.
Shueisha has confirmed that the latest 42nd issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is already almost sold out at Japanese stores. The issue released last Saturday in Japan includes the final chapter of Osamu Akimoto's long-running comedy manga series Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese cosplay shop ACOS is scheduled to release nine cosplay wigs inspired by the members of Aqours, the school idol unit in the ongoing TV anime Love Live! Sunshine!!, at its 13 stores and Animate stores in Japan from November 17. Check the colorful product photos after the jump!
The official website for the figure-skating themed original TV anime Yuri!!! on ICE has posted a 60-second anime clip introducing its OP theme song "History Maker." The English lyric song is written/composed/performed by 36-year-old Japanese actor Dean Fujioka, who is cast as Roy Mustang in the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film. Check his song after the jump!
Even in the internet age, printed flyers are still a powerful marketing tools especially for films and a must-have item for the fans. Check the upcoming anime movie flyers that I found at the venues of the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 event on Sunday.
The official website for Sanrio's Show By Rock!! anime franchise today posted a 100-second new PV for its upcoming TV anime second season, Show By Rock!!#, featuring the new OP theme song "Heart wo Rock!!" performed by its main unit Plasmagica. Check the newest clip after the jump!
Kadokawa has confirmed that, as of September 20, the novelization of the mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name written by the director Makoto Shinkai himself has printed an astonishing 1,029,000 copies in Japan in three months since its release on June 18. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the new Oricon sales report, Nana Mizuki's two new live Blu-ray discs "NANA MIZUKI LIVE GALAXY 2016 GENESIS" and "~FRONTIER" got first and second place in its weekly music Blu-ray sales chart. The discs include her Tokyo Dome concerts on April 9 and 10, 2016, which attracted 80,000 audience in two days. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the 25th anniversary project of Keisuke Itagaki's martial arts-themed manga series Baki today posted a 70-second teaser for the newly-produced OAD episode based on the ongoing fourth installment Baki-Dou, introducing the protagonist Baki Hanma's training and imaginary fights against the series' main characters. Check the clip after the jump!
It is officially confirmed in the latest 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday released today in Japan that Hiromu Arakawa's farming-themed manga Gin no Saji/Silver Spoon will go on hiatus again from the next issue for an indefinite period. Hit the jump for more details.
Executive committee of Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair announced today its fifth event attracted a total of 43,936 visitors in two days of September 17 and 18, which was a 19 percent increase from the previous year. Check the second photo report after the jump!
It is confirmed today Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name earned a massive 9.1 billion yen (about 89 million US dollars) in 25 days since its release on August 26. It has already become the most successful non-Studio Ghibli anime film in the Japanese cinema history. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokuma Japan has posted a short version music video for "Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi!" performed by a collaboration unit, Hashiguchikanaderiya hugs The Super Ball. It will be featured as the OP theme song for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sho Futamata's prison comedy manga series Nanbaka. Check the song after the jump!
Japanese retailers today start accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 1/7th scale pre-painted figure of Arisu Shimada, a new character who appeared in the very successful anime feature Girls und Panzer der Film, for a March 2017 release. The item is fully-supervised by the anime's character designer Isao Sugimoto. Check the product photos after the jump!
According to the latest Oricon sales report, "Yume de Yozora wo Terashitai/Mijuku DREAMER", the 9th CD single from the ongoing TV anime Love Live! Sunshine!! performed by its nine-member voice actress unit Aqours, ranked 2nd on its weekly single chart with 37,000 copies, becoming the franchise's highest charting single. Hit the jump for more details.