It was only last month that 11 princes from the popular otome franchise Uta No Prince Sama left Twitter, but the idols will never keep their fans lonely. A series of new idol songs by 4 members of Quartet☆Night will start their release with Reiji Kotobuki and the preview video for the first single has been posted. Just as all the other songs from the series, it's produced by Elements Garden. Watch the video after the jump!
Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun, a 4-koma high school comedy manga by Izumi Tsubaki will be getting an anime adaptation and is planned to air in the Summer of this year. A trailer with the initial cast info has been posted, while the anime's official site and the Twitter account have also been launched. Watch the video after the jump!
The Nitro+Chiral official site has announced that their popular BL game DRAMAtical Murder will have an anime adaptation this Summer and both the anime's official site and Twitter account have been launched at the same time. NAZ, the animation house created with the staff who worked on DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION and are currently producing Hamatora will be the studio handling production along with Yukiko Ban for the character designs. More after the jump!
AnimeJapan 2014 in Japan has featured a lot of announcements and news, with Free! related news as well! The Hobby Stock official Twitter account has posted a painted figure of Makoto Tachibana and an action figure prototype of Haruka Nanase that will be on display during the event. See the images after the jump!
Just in time for spring break, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has teamed up with Japan's Tsuburaya Production and created a new happy family movie ad featuring the Ultraman family and their alien friends vacationing together in Hawaii. This video is a part of the new Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign for Japanese tourists. The Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign also has a Facebook page, Twitter account and an official site. Watch the sweet movie after the jump!
We saw the top 10 anime boyfriend poll earlier and now, here are the top 10 female anime characters Japanese male otaku voted on as their dream girlfriend for White Day tomorrow! Charapedia recently posted the results of their online survey and the results reflect votes from otaku. About 70% of the online votes were made by males in their teens~20s and the rest of the votes are from over 30s. See the results after the jump!
Japanese anime portal site Charapedia recently asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which anime character they would like to have as their boyfriend and the results are in! These results reflect the vote of people who consider themselves otaku and the results may surprise you. See the top 10 anime boyfriends after the jump!
The official Hatsune Miku You Tube channel has posted the first installment of its new documentary series that takes a closer look at the technology behind Hatsune Miku. The eight and a half minute documentary captures behind-the-scenes footage of Miku's latest music video where a real musician and the virtual idol to perform together real time. The video is also subtitled in English for non-Japanese speakers. Watch the video after the jump!
Cosplayers rejoice! The official red eyeglass frames for Rei Ryugazaki from Free! are finally available! Now you can accurately recreate and reenact detective Rei action, in theory. If that's not enough, you can play Rin by dropping the official swimming competition trophy to the ground like you could care less, have your friends wear the official medal and say "Rin, you've changed!" Check them out after the jump!
On top of the Free! collaboration campaign, Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has announced another promotion campaign with popular idol anime and game, Love Live! The first promotion will start on March 18th with a lottery to win original Love Live! T-shirts and goods when purchasing campaign products from Kirin Beverage and the participants will choose the promotion image girl for the campaign. Check it out after the jump!
To promote the second season, which is rumored to start in July (fingers crossed), sexy summer swimming anime Free! will launch a collaboration campaign with Japanese convenience store franchise Lawson and the first collaboration images have been posted. The boys are in Lawson uniform inspired track jerseys, which matche perfectly with the Iwatobi High School colors. Check it out after the jump!
A photo of a store display at an undisclosed anime shop in Japan is getting lots of attention because the display is showcasing the majority of the idol anime / game franchises for male audiences together. Ps, Love Livers, WUG fans and AiKatsu Ojisans are discussing the possible idol war due to this brave, but thoughtless act of promotion. Is this act bad enough to cause a war between fandoms? See the controversial photo after the jump.
March 9th is a special day for both green-haired Vocaloid fans and mobile suit fans in Japan, because the phonic pronunciation of 3 and 9 can be either "Miku" or "Zaku"! Lots of great illustrations to celebrate the day are posted annually and some of this year's contributions were found on Twitter. Check out some of the fan art after the jump!
As long as he's been around in some form of media, Doraemon has made the cover of countless magazines and books over the years in Japan. Now, he'll be on 51 magazines published by Shogakukan between February 15th to April 7th in Japan. This Doraemon On Cover promotion is for the upcoming film which will open this weekend in Japan and also to celebrate the 80th birthday of the author, Fujiko F Fujio. More after the jump!
Plenty of characters from Kill la Kill have already received the latte art treatment in Japan and Mako is no exception...but this Mako latte art is really cute! I know Mako is always cute, but this time, it's the deformed Mako from the latest ending! In fact, the ending theme, Shin Sekai Koukyo Kyoku was just released on March 6th in Japan. Click to see the latte art, the cover of anime edition of the ending theme and Ryuko on the cover of a graphic design magazine after the jump.