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    Thursday February 11, 2016
  • Kiri Wazawa's Yoaki Comedy Manga "Fukigen na Mononokean" Gets TV Anime Adaptation

    Five tankobon volumes are available in Japan

    It is officially announced today that a TV anime adaptation of Kiri Wazawa's comedy web manga series Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean) is in the works. Its official website also opens with a teaser visual featuring its three main characters. Hit the jump for more.

  • Shokotan Cast as Princess Alena in "Dragon Quest" Live Show

    30th anniversary show will run across Japan this summer

    The official website for "Dragon Quest Live Spectacle Tour," the upcoming live stage show adaptation of Square Enix's internationally popular game franchise Dragon Quest has announced that 30-year-old otaku idol/singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, is cast as Princess Alena. Check her visual and PVs for the show after the jump.

  • VIDEO: Teaser for Toei Animation's New 3DCG Film "Seikaisuru Kado"

    Directed by Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

    Toei Animation has posted a 25-second teaser trailer for its upcoming 3DCG film Seikaisuru Kado/"Kado" Correct Answer for... It was announced in November 2015 as the company's second original CGI project following the successful Expelled from Paradise in 2014. Watch the clip and flyer images after the jump.

  • VIDEO: Preview for "Kamisama Kiss" New OAD for Manga 24th Volume

    Next 24th volume will be released on April 20

    Hakusensha has posted a two-minute preview for "Kamisama, Hanayome ni Naru" (God, Becomes a Bride), the third OAD episode based on the "past arc" of Julietta Suzuki's Kamisama Hajimemashita/Kamisama Kiss manga. It will be bundled with the limited edition of the manga's upcoming 24th volume. Check the clip after the jump.

  • VIDEO: Anime PV for "The Little Match Girl" Manga Voiced by Hibiku Yamamura

    3rd volume hits Japanese stores March 4

    Kadokawa's anime YouTube channel has posted a 70-second anime PV for Sanami Suzuki's Match Shoujo/The Little Match Girl manga series for its upcoming 3rd volume and live-action film. The protagonist Rin is voiced by Hibiku Yamamura, best known as Kirara Amanogawa/Cure Twinkle in Go! Princess PreCure. Check the video after the jump.

  • VIDEO: "Terra Formars" Project PV Introduces Manga, Film, Web Drama, Pachinko

    2nd TV anime "Revenge" is slated for this April

    Warner Brothers Japan's official YouTube channel has posted a 40-second PV to introduce the media mix projects based on the sci-fi action franchise Terra Formars for this spring, including its original manga, the live-action film and its prequel web drama, the TV anime 2nd season, a game app, and a pachinko machine. Check the clip after the jump.

  • Wednesday February 10, 2016
  • Yuuma Uchida, Chika Anzai Join TV Anime "Qualidea Code"

    Stage event in Anime Japan 2016 will be held on March 26

    The official website for the upcoming original TV anime Qualidea Code today announced its additional voice cast for two characters in the Chiba Camp, Yuuma Uchida as Kasumi Chigusa and Chika Anzai as his younger sister Asuha. Check the latest information after the jump.

  • VIDEO: Long PV for "Aoharu Tetsudou" Musical DVD/Blu-ray

    Starring Takashi Nagayama (Eiji Kikumaru in The Prince of Tennis)

    Marvelous has posted a four-minute long PV for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of the musical adaptation of Aoharu's trivia comedy manga Aoharu Tetsudou, which was performed at Zenrousai Hall/Space Zero in Tokyo from November 18 to 23, 2015. Check the clip after the jump.

  • VIDEO: Yoshino Nanjo Performs "Genei Ibun Roku ♯FE" Character Song as Kiria

    18-song album hits Japanese stores today

    Avex has posted a 90-second anime music video for "Reincarnation," a character song from Atlus and Intelligent Systems' collaboration RPG for Wii U, Genei Ibun Roku ♯FE, featuring Kiria Kurono voiced by Yoshino Nanjo, best known as Eli Ayase in the Love Live! franchise and as a member of its VA unit μ's. Check the clip after the jump.

  • Visuals for ClariS' "SPRING TRACKS" Mini Album Revealed

    Five-song CD will be released on March 2

    Visuals for two-member anison unit ClariS' upcoming mini album "SPRING TRACKS -Haru no Uta-" have been revealed to Japanese media. The album includes four cover songs of supercell, NIRGILIS, Takako Matsu, and Seiko Matsuda, in addition to their brand new song "Hirahira Hirara." Check the arts after the jump.

  • "Terra Formars" Manga 3rd Arc to Begin on March 17

    The announcement says, "From Mars to the Earth"

    The second arc of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's popular sci-fi action manga series Terra Formars ended in the latest 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump released today in Japan. After one month break, its third arc will begin in the magazine's 16th issue to be released on March 17. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Voice Actress Yukari Tamura Cancels Winter Concert, Ends Radio Shows

    Her staff Twitter account will be also closed

    The official website for popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura today announced that her concert originally scheduled to be held this winter has been canceled due to various circumstances. The site also confirms that her radio and web shows will end in the end of the next month. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2016
  • "Terra Formars" Live-Action Prequel Web Drama to be Streamed in April

    "A New Hope" is supervised by Takashi Miike, directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi

    A live-action web drama Terra Formars/Aratanaru Kibou (A New Hope) will start streaming via NTT DoCoMo's online-video service dTV on April 24, five days before the theatrical release of the Takashi Miike-directed feature film in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.

  • VIDEO: Dress Rehearsal for "PriPara" Musical Performed by Anime VAs

    Voice actress idol unit i☆Ris played as their anime characters

    "Live Musical PriPara Miiinna ni Topdoke Prism☆Voice," a musical adaptation of the PriPara anime series, successfully ended its four-day run (eight performances) at Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from February 4 to 7. Its dress rehearsal and cast interview videos are now available on the web.

  • Kotobukiya Previews "Schwarzes Marken" Liz Hohenstein Figure

    140mm pre-painted swimsuit figure will be shipped in July 2016

    Following Irisdina Bernhard and the recently reported Katia Waldheim, Japanese retailers have also started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's upcoming 1/7th scale swimsuit figure of Liz Hohenstein from the ongoing TV anime Schwarzes Marken for a July 2016 release. Check the details after the jump.