Netflix Japan announced today that the second season of the web anime adaptation of Yumi Tamura (BASARA)'s sci-fi survival manga 7SEEDS is set to be streamed in 2020. Its 12-episode first season was released in June 2019. Check out a key visual and PV for the next season after the jump.
It is confirmed today that acclaimed Japanese manga artist Hideo Azuma passed away at a hospital in Tokyo on October 13. He was 69. He had received treatment for esophageal cancer. More details after the jump.
The official website for the forthcoming stage play adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge's dark fantasy manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has released a first key visual and two solo visuals of 20-year-old Ryota Kobayashi as the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and 16-year-old Akari Takaishi as his sister Nezuko. Check out the first images from the highly-anticipated play after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for 27-year-old voice actress Rikako Aida has started streaming a 100-second music video for her first solo single song "for...," which is now featured as the OP theme for the TV anime adaptation of Ryosuke Asakura's harem action fantasy manga Val x Love. Watch the Love Live! Sunshine!! Riko VA's latest MV after the jump!
Aniplex's official online store ANIPLEX+ has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7 scale Graduation Version figure of Megumi Kato from the forthcoming feature film Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fine. The 250 mm-tall figure is inspired by the image of her graduation day, when the cherry blossoms dance and scatter. Check out the details of her memorial figure after the jump!
Two guest voice cast for the forthcoming two new OVA episodes of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan series are announced today: Hiroki Takahashi (Katsuya Jonouchi in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters) as a young man in "At a Confessional" and Koki Uchiyama (Banagher Links in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) as Yoma Hashimoto in "The Run." Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today that a stage play adaptation of the ZOMBIE LAND SAGA anime series, titled ZOMBIE LAND SAGA: Stage de Doon!, is set to be performed in the spring of 2020. It will feature its original cast, which means the anime voice cast will not play their characters on the stage. Learn more after the jump.
Internationally acclaimed india-wash painting artist Okazu has been drawing the My Hero Academia characters in his own distinctive way. In commemoration of the start of the TV anime fourth season, Yomiuri TV held his live-drawing event of the anime's protagonist Izuku "Deku" Midoriya at Kanda Shrine in Tokyo at 19:00 on October 18. Check out his Deku art after the jump.
Following her 11th single song "Innocent Notes," voice actress Ayana Taketatsu posted a 70-second clip of "U&I" from her forthcoming fifth live DVD/Blu-ray "LIVE HOUSE TOUR 'A'." It was a cover version of an insert song featured in the 20th episode of the TV anime K-On!!, in which she voiced one of its main characters, Azusa Nakano. Check out her singing voice and guitar play after the jump!
In commemoration of the release of the new rhythm game Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars, the Love Live! franchise's official YouTube channel has started posting full-length music videos of its numbering singles one by one daily. The first video is "Bokura no LIVE Kimi to no LIFE" performed by μ's. Watch their memorial first video after the jump!
The official YouTube channel for Toei Animation's PreCure franchise posted a 20-second teaser trailer for its new crossover film Eiga PreCure Miracle Leap: Minna tono Fushigina Ichinichi (Movie PreCure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone). The clip confirms appearances by the girls from the 15th series Hugtto! PreCure and the ongoing 16th series Star☆Twinkle PreCure.
One week after its theatrical release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai (Your Name., Weathering With You) posted his thought about Tatsuyuki Nagai (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, The Anthem of the Heart)'s latest original anime feature Sora no Aosa wo Shiru hito yo / Her Blue Sky on his official Twitter account. Check out what he thought after the jump.
>The Lupin The Third franchise official website Lupin The Third Network announced today that a newly-produced original TV special, 27th in total, Lupin The Third: Prison of the Past is set to be aired on Nihon TV and its affiliates on November 29 at 9:00 p.m. (JST). This is a part of the "Lupin Festival 2019" project. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for Shogakukan's light novel imprint Gagaga Bunko has confirmed that the next 14th volume of Wataru Watari's romantic comedy series My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected will be its last one. The series started publishing in March 2011, and has printed more than nine million copies in eight and half years. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for Toho's Godzilla franchise reported today that a crime notice from Lupin The Third, the world's most wanted thief, was found on the New Godzilla statue at the Hibiya Godzilla Square in Tokyo. It says, "I will visit to steal the treasure of Godzilla." Learn more after the jump.