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    Tuesday October 19, 2021
  • Taichi Mukai Conveys Messages for The Braves in Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai 2nd OP Theme MV

    The Toei Animation-produced reboot series has been simulcast on Crunchyroll

    Japanese singer-songwriter Taichi Mukai has posted a full music video for his latest digital single song "Bravest," which has been featured as the second OP theme for the TV anime Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai. Check out the video filled with the messages to inspire the braves after the jump!

  • Hideaki Anno-edited/supervised Shin Complete Thunderbirds to be Aired in 2022

    "I am grateful to be able to be involved again with The Complete Thunderbirds."

    In 1985, Anno Hideaki, who was 25 years old at the time, participated in "The Complete Thunderbirds," a digest compilation of famous scenes from the British puppet show Thunderbirds, as editor. Its HD remastered edition is set to be aired next year on BS10 Star Channel under the title "Shin Complete Thunderbirds." Hit the jump for more details.

  • Kenji Kamiyama's New Anime Eien no 831 Reveals Story Introduction & Character Visuals

    WOWOW's 30th anniversary original anime will be aired in January 2022

    As reported in August, Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is now working on the feature-length anime titled Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) as Japanese satellite TV station WOWOW's 30th anniversary project. Check out the anime's story introduction, visuals and profiles of its three main characters after the jump!

  • Japan Box Office: Macross Delta the Movie Falls to 6th Place in Its 2nd Weekend

    "Free! - the Final Stroke- the first volume" brings its total to 540 million yen

    From its debut weekend's sixth, Macross Delta the Movie: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (Absolute Live!!!!!!), the all-new second feature from the Macross Delta series, fell to eighth place in its second weekend. The 110-minute film has earned 170 million yen (1.49 million USD) so far. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday October 18, 2021
  • Koichi Yamadera Says, "Is Togusa Alone Again?" in Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Compilation Film 3rd Character PV

    The film edition will have a two-week limited theatrical run from November 12

    Following the first two featuring Motoko Kusanagi and Batou, the third character featured in a special clip for the forthcoming compilation film Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 Sustainable War is Togusa. Watch the video including an interview with Koichi Yamadera, who has voiced Togusa since 1995.

  • Takumi Saito Has Bad Morning Sickness in He's Expecting Teaser Trailer

    Drama about male pregnancy will be streamed on Netflix worldwide in 2022

    Netflix Japan has released a teaser visual and an 80-second teaser trailer for the forthcoming live-action web drama adaptation of Eri Sakai's Hiyama Kentaro no Ninshin (Kentaro Hiyama's First Pregnancy) / He's Expecting manga. Watch the clip depicting an "pregnant man" struggling with morning sickness and other early pregnancy symptoms.

  • Memai SIREN Releases Staggering MV for BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK ED Theme

    Trading card game-inspired anime is now available on Crunchyroll

    Following the OP theme "BANG!!!" by EGOIST, the five-member rock band Memai SIREN has posted a music video for their new song "Fukagyakuteki na Inochi no Shouzou" (A Portrait of Irreversible Life), which has been used as the ED theme for the fall 2021 TV anime BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK. Watch the staggering clip that contains multiple layers of meaning after the jump!.

     

  • Voice Actress Runa Narumi Leaves VA Unit SoundOrion due to Health Issues

    The release of the unit's first album is temporarily canceled

    The official website for the five-member voice actress unit SoundOrion announced on October 18 that its 25-year-old member Runa Narumi, who has been on a break from performing due to health issue, will be leaving the unit. She is best known as Yuika Mitsumine in The [email protected] Shiny Colors game series. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Sunday October 17, 2021
  • Detective Conan Manga Reaches A Circulation of 250 Million Copies Worldwide with Its 100th Volume

    Gosho Aoyama: "This is all thanks to the fans who have continued to support it for over a quarter of a century!"

    Today on the release day of the memorial 100th volume of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan / Case Closed mystery manga series in Japan, Shogakukan announced that the manga has reached a circulation of 250 million copies worldwide. Check out a message from the author after the jump!

  • All 21 Cast Members Gather in The Story of Naruto Uzumaki Stage Play New Visual

    General sales of the tickets will begin on November 6

    The official website for "Live Spectacle NARUTO - Uzumaki Naruto Monogatari (The Story of Naruto Uzumaki), the upcoming new stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga, has posted a new key visual featuring all 21 main cast members. Meet them after the jump!

  • Check Out EGOIST's Stunning MV for BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK OP Theme

    Liden Films-animated series is now simulcast on Crunchyroll

    Ahead of the release of its debut 10th-anniversary EP "BANG!!!" on November 30, 2021, Japanese music duo EGOIST has posted a music video for the title song, which has also been used as the OP theme for the fall 2021 TV anime BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK. Watch the clip featuring various visuals of the unit's singer Chelly after the jump!

  • Bleach Manga Art Exhibition Releases Striking New PV featuring Theme Song by Tatsuya Kitani

    "I was able to make music about a precious other who appeared before an isolated person."

    The official website for "BLEACH EX.", the forthcoming art exhibition to celebrate the 20th-anniversary of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series, has posted a 30-second new PV featuring its theme song "Rapport" by singer-songwriter Tatsuya Kitani. Check out the striking new clip and song after the jump!

  • Friday October 15, 2021
  • Akio Otsuka Talks about Batou in Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Compilation Film's 2nd Character PV

    Michihito Fujii (Yakuza and The Family)-directed film edition hits theaters November 12

    Following the first one featuring Motoko Kusanagi, the official website for the forthcoming compilation film Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 Sustainable War has posted a second character PV featuring Batou. Watch the special clip including comments from his voice cast Akio Otsuka after the jump!

  • TK from Ling tosite sigure Posts Code Geass 15th Anniversary Edition ED Theme MV

    The single ranked 16th in the daily charts on its first day

    As part of its 15th anniversary project, the TV anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion has been rebroadcast in Japan with brand new OP/ED movies and songs since October 1, 2021. TK from Ling tosite sigure released the new ED song "will-ill" on October 13, then posted its music video on YouTube last night. Watch the clip that boldly uses CG visuals after the jump!

  • Watch VA Idol Unit i☆Ris' New Live DVD/Blu-ray "Carnival" Digest

    Their 9th anniversary concert "~Queen's Message~" will be held on November 7

    The official YouTube channel for the five-member voice actress idol unit i☆Ris has posted a ten-minute digest of their new live DVD/Blu-ray "i☆Ris 6th Live Tour 2021 ~Carnival~" to be released on October 27, 2021. Check out all 17 songs performed at their latest concert tour after the jump!

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