The official website for the upcoming TV anime SHIKIZAKURA (Winter Cherry Blossoms) has posted a four-minute introduction video for "JAPANESE DREAM =AX Audition=," a voice cast audition for its English-speaking role to be held at this summer's Anime Expo. The video is guided by virtual YouTuber MIYA KIMINO in English. Learn about the dream project after the jump!
If you really think about it, Asian horror films have all the key ingredients for a perfect anime series. Great visuals, expert character development, and some truly unique and terrifying storylines. Here's a few of Asian horror films that should absolutely be adapted as anime. Wanna know more? Hit the jump to read on!
SHIKIZAKURA (Winter Cherry Blossoms) is a new 12-episode sci-fi action TV anime co-produced by companies in Tokai region, mainly from Aichi Prefecture, which is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2020. An open audition for an English-speaking character in the anime is confirmed to be held at this summer's Anime Expo 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, "Aikatsu Friends! Miracle Voice Actress Audition" has been accepting entries for voice actresses to voice and sing as new idol characters. To promote the second open audition, the Aikatsu! franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a behind-the-scene clip from the first audition last year featuring its two winners, Akane Matsunaga and Yui Ninomiya, who are playing the main characters in the ongoing TV anime Aikatsu Friends!
The official website for Aikatsu Friends!, the ongoing third installment of BN Pictures' idol-themed anime franchise Aikatsu!, announced on August 10 that it will hold an open audition for a voice actress to voice and sing as a new idol character. Any nationality is allowed to apply (Japanese conversation skills are required). Hit the jump for more details.
The BanG Dream! media mix project announced in April that 30-year-old voice actress Satomi Akesaka, who had performed as the original keyboardist of one of its girls bands, Roselia, would be forced to leave the band due to sensorineural hearing loss in September. The project has decided to hold an open audition for her replacement. Hit the jump for more details.
Kadokawa and Japanese talent/voice actor agency Production Ace have jointly launched an open audition for new "singing idol voice actresses." Its first prize winner is guaranteed to make her professional debut as a main voice cast in Kadokawa's upcoming new anime. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese video game company Square Enix and idol agency Dearstage (Dempagumi.inc, Moso Calibration) jointly launched a new open audition for voice actresses/singers, titled "Audition for Girls Who want to be Voice Actresses" on December 1. Entries will be accepted till the end of this month. Hit the jump for more details and a PR video.
Tokyo-based mobile game company Happy Elements, well known for their popular Ensemble Stars! and Idol Memories series, has launched a new project "Earth Defense Idol Project" (tentative name) featuring two-dimensional idol characters for China, Japan and other Chinese spoken markets. Hit the jump for more details.
Yoyogi Animation Academy held a press conference to reveal its "Voice Actress Idol Audition" in Tokyo on January 28 and appointed Rino Sashihara, a 24-year-old member of Japanese girl idol group HKT48, as the project's producer. She has won AKB48's general election for three times, in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
Virtual live space "SHOWROOM" has announced that it will host an open audition for the male voice actor who will play one of the rival high school characters in the ALL OUT!! TV anime based on Shiori Amase's high school rugby football-themed manga from November 15 to 29. Hit the jump for more details.
The largest Japanese film production company/distributor Toho's anime music label TOHO animation RECORDS will hold its first open audition for female anison singers. The winners are guaranteed to make a professional debut from the label. Hit the jump for more details.
Entertainment industry news site Deadline is reporting that Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct executive producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami that inspired a nauseating movie by Takashi Miike. More after the jump.