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    Wednesday April 24, 2019
  • Kenshi Yonezu Provides Theme Song for Children of the Sea Anime Film

    Ayumu Watanabe (After the Rain)-directed adaptation will hit Japanese theaters June 7, 2019

    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.

  • Meet Virtual YouTuber Yozora Mel in Her First 3D Model MV "Viva Happy"

    Vampire girl YouTuber has attracted 39,500 subscribers

    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!

  • Tuesday April 23, 2019
  • Maaya Uchida Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Her Artist Activity with Special PV

    The voice of Rikka Takanashi (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions), Syaro (Is the Order a Rabbit?)

    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 and Tokyo Ghoul Author's Collaboration Project "JACK JEANNE" to Include Nintendo Switch Game

    Sui Ishida works on character designs, event illustrations, song lyrics, scenarios, and more

    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.

  • Fuji TV Launches BL-Themed Anime Label "BLUE LYNX"

    Its first title will be announced at 12:00 pm on April 26, 2019 (JST)

    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.

  • Io Sakisaka's Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Shoujo Manga to Get Anime & Live-Action Film Adaptations

    Romance manga has printed 4.5 million copies in Japan

    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.

  • Rockman X/Mega Man X Has His First Plastic Model in 25 Years

    The action game franchise has shipped 32 million units worldwide

    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!

  • Details of English-Speaking Voice Cast Audition for SHIKIZAKURA Anime Explained in Video

    The winner will be invited to Japan for the voice dubbing

    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!

  • Monday April 22, 2019
  • KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- to Release 11 ED/Insert Song CD Singles in 7 Weeks

    The latest installment of the boys idol anime is now streamed on Crunchyroll

    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!

  • Japan Box Office: 23rd Detective Conan Film Easily Crosses 3.5 Billion Yen Mark

    "Kingdom" live-action film opens at #2 with a massive 526 million yen

    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.

  • Cosplayer Enako Makes Her Actress Debut in Kakegurui Live-Action Film

    Tsutomu Hanabusa (Sadako 3D)-directed feature film edition hits Japanese theaters

    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.

  • Listen to Sonoko Inoue's Lyrical Singing Voice in Senryu Girl OP Song Music Video

    CONNECT (Strike The Blood)-produced adaptation is simulcast on Crunhyroll

    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.

  • Legendary Giant from Classic Robot Anime Ideon Gets 73 cm-Tall Soft Vinyl Figure

    Its estimated weight is over 3kg

    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!

  • Sunday April 21, 2019
  • To Love-Ru Manga to Return with One-Shot Story in Japan This Saturday

    Tagline: "The return of the largest harem in Heisei!! 31 heroines!?"

    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.

  • Watch VA Idol Unit Run Girls, Run!'s Cute Performance in Kiratto Pri☆Chan New OP Song MV

    The highly-successful idol anime series has entered into its 2nd season

    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!