Following the teaser announcement on Tuesday, Japanese TV network Fuji TV's newly launched BL (Boys Love)-themed anime label "BLUE LYNX" announced its first film, Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai (Twittering Birds Never Fly) The clouds gather, which is based on Kou Yoneda's popular yakuza BL manga. Learn more about the anime project after the jump.
Kyoto Animation's official YouTube channel has posted a 30-second teaser trailer for Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume (Dream), an upcoming compilation film based on the third season of the Free! TV anime series, Free! - Dive to the Future, aired in Japan from July to September 2018. Check out the clip and a newly-drawn key visual after the jump!
The official website for KONOSUBA: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, the upcoming all-new feature film based on Natsume Akatsuki's comedic fantasy light novel series, announced today that its Japanese release date is set for August 30, 2019. Check out more latest information including its theme song artists after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura's private label Cana aria (owned by 5pb.Records) has started streaming a 100-second music video for "Kikoenaiyouni♡" (Not to be heard), the lead track from her upcoming new mini album "Strawberry candle" to be released on May 22, 2019. See her unchanged angelic cuteness after the jump!
With a 90-second PV, it is officially announced today that a two-part "final chapter" of the anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's magical comedy manga Majimoji Rurumo is in the works. It will be bundled with the last ninth volume of the manga's ongoing third arc "Houkago no Mahou Chugakusei" to be released on July 9, 2019. Meet the anime version characters again after the jump.
A new stage musical adaptation of the Death Note manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art) is set to return in January 2020, and its main cast members, including 30-year-old actor Ryota Murai as Light Yagami and singer-songwriter Fu Takahashi as L, are revealed today. Hit the jump for more information.
Japanese figure manufacture Aquamarine has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7 scale figure of "Racing Miku 2018: Challenging to the TOP," which is based on the Racing Miku visual drawn by popular illustrator Hiro Kanzaki (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Eromanga Sensei novels). Check out the details of her super-cute figure after the jump!
Tokyo One Piece Tower, the first permanent indoor theme park dedicated to the One Piece franchise, has started a special exhibition to commemorate the anime series' 20th anniversary, titled "Cruise History," since April 24. It is scheduled to run for one year to cover the anime's whole 20-year history. Hit the jump for more details and photos.
Following the two-minute first one posted in December 2018, the official YouTube channel for the One Piece anime franchise has also started streaming a six-minute longer version PV to introduce its 20-year history, including a newly-added quick sneak peak of its forthcoming arc "Story of Wano" in the end. Look back at the anime history after the jump!
Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park located in Yamanashi Prefecture, is scheduled to offer a special collaboration campaign featuring the Sword Art Online: Alishiization TV anime series between April 27 and June 2, 2019. Learn about the dream project with collaboration visuals featuring the SAO characters after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for Fuji&gumi Games' smartphone RPG Taga Tame no Alchemist/For Whom The Alchemist Exists has posted a 60-second full trailer for the upcoming anime feature film adaptation, featuring its theme song "Namida" (Tears) performed by 35-year-old singer-songwriter Huwie Ishizaki. Watch the latest footage with the song after the jump!
It is confirmed today that the current total box office gross of the first three chapters of the four-chapter KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- film edition has surpassed 300 million yen with the 170,000 ticket sales in Japan. Its last and fourth chapter "IV Louis x Shin x Unknown" will open in theaters on May 2, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the forthcoming anime film Kaiju no Kodomo/Children of the Sea announced today that 28-year-old Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu has provided his newly-written song "Umi no Yuurei" (The ghost in the sea) as its theme song. This is the first film theme song featuring him as main vocalist. Hit the jump for more details.
Three weeks after the revealing of her new 3D model look, virtual YouTuber Yozora Mel posted her first music video "Viva Happy" featuring the visual on her official YouTube channel. The song is a cover version of the Hatsune Miku song originally released by Mitchie M in July 2013. Check out her cute performance after the jump!
The official website for 29-year-old anime voice actress Maaya Uchida has started streaming a three-minute special PV to celebrate the fifth anniversary of her artist activity. She made her solo singer debut from Pony Canyon in April 2014 and has released eight singles, two full albums and one mini album. Watch the memorial clip together after the jump!