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!
Broccoli has confirmed that the first product from "JACK JEANNE," its all-new collaboration project with internationally acclaimed manga artist Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul:re) will be a Nintendo Switch game to be released in 2020. Hit the jump for more details including the game's teaser movie.
Japanese TV network Fuji TV newly launched a BL (Boys Love)-themed anime label "BLUE LYNX," and opened its official website and Twitter today. Its first title will be a feature film adaptation of a popular BL manga. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that Io Sakisaka (Ao Haru Ride)'s romance shoujo manga Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare will get its anime film adaptation in May 2020, then its live-action film adaptation in August 2020. A-1 Pictures (Oreimo, Sword Art Online) works on production of the anime film, while Takahiro Miki (Kids on The Slope) directs the live-action. Hit the jum pfor more details.
25 years after the release of its first Super Famicom game in 1993, the protagonist character X from the Rockman X/Mega Man X action video game series will get his first plastic model kit in August 2019 from Kotobukiya. Check out the details of the hero figure after the jump!
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!
The official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- has confirmed that 11 CD singles including its ED theme and insert songs performed by each boy idol will be released in seven weeks from June 26 to August 7, 2019, under the title "My Song Single Series." Check out their release schedule after the jump!
The 23rd Detective Conan feature film's box office domination has shown no signs of slowing down. Konjyou no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire added a huge 886 million yen from 678,000 ticket sales in its second weekend of release, easily taking the box office No.1 crown for a second weekend in a row. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for the live-action adaptation project based on Homura Kawamoto (story) and Toru Naomura (art)'s gambling themed manga Kakegurui has revealed that 25-year-old professional cosplayer Enako makes her actress debut in its forthcoming feature film. See her photos as a Hyakkaou Private Academy student after the jump.
The official website for 21-year-old singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue has posted a four-minute full music video for her latest song "Kotonoha no Omoi" from her third full album "Shiro to Iroiro" to be released on May 29, 2019. The song is now featured as the OP theme for the TV anime adaptation of Masakuni Igarashi's senryu-themed romance comedy manga Senryu Girl.
Bandai Namco Group's toy company Plex has started accepting pre-orders for a 73 cm-tall soft vinyl figure of Ideon, the main robot in Surise's classic robot anime in the early 1980s, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon/Space Runaway Ideon, for July 2019 release. Check out the details of the big and heavy item after the jump!
It is officially announced in this year's 21st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan that a special standalone short story for Saki Hasemi (story) and Kentaro Yabuki (art)'s To Love-Ru romantic comedy manga series will be published in the magazine's next 22nd/23rd combined issue to be available in Japan this Saturday, April 27. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for three-member voice actress idol unit Run Girls, Run! has started streaming a two-minute music video for their fifth single song "Diamond Smile." The pop tune is now featured as the OP theme for the second season of the idol-themed TV anime Kiratto Pri☆Chan, in which all three members have voiced its main characters. Watch their brand new MV after the jump!