The official Twitter for the forthcoming ONE PIECE STAMPEDE film announced today that its theme song "GONG" is performed by three-member Japanese rock band WANIMA. All the three members were born in Kumamoto Prefecture, where is also the hometown of the One Piece manga author Eiichiro Oda. Hit the jump for more details.
Japan Racing Association (JRA) launched a special project collaborating with the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise titled "Mobile Ride Gundam JRA -BEYOND THE TURF-" and posted its first PV narrated by Mamoru Miyano, the voice of Setsuna F. Seiei in Gundam 00. Watch the clip featuring various popular scenes from the past Gundam series after the jump!
Nippon Foundation and Cosplay Umigomi Zero Executive Committee have launched a new campaign to spread recognition of the ocean waste (umigomi) problem. They held its first public event "Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Great Mission!" at and around Tokyo Tower on June 8, 2019, with about 430 cosplyers. Watch the video report by The Japan Times after the jump.
In addition to the upcoming memorial concert on June 30, fans also can celebrate her third birthday with this special item. Tokyo-based digital content company Space Factory has stared offering a frame stamp set featuring the internationally popular virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI on Japan Post Office's official online store. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, the DVD/Blu-ray of Dragon Ball Super: Broly was finally released in Japan on June 5, 2019, seven months after its theatrical release. According to Oricon, its regular edition DVD and special limited edition Blu-ray sold 17,000 and 23,000 units in its firs tweek respectively to become the top-selling discs of the week. Hit the jump for more details.
Aichi-based company Be-full's figure brand FOTS JAPAN has revealed its latest 1/7 scale painted character figure inspired by Senko-san, the main heroine of the ongoing TV anime The Helpful Fox Senko-san, in her super cute maid costume that she wore in the anime's sixth episode. Check out the cuteness of the new Senko-san figure after the jump!
Ten days before the release of his latest film Ride Your Wave in Japan, internationally acclaimed anime director Masaaki Yuasa is already ready to reveal his next project. Today he is confirmed to direct Inu-Oh, an animation musical film adaptation of Hideo Furukawa's historical novel about a noh player in the 14th century, Tales of the Heike: Chapter Inu-Oh. Hit the jump for more details.
Tsuburaya Productions announced today that the 3DCG web anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu (story) and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (art)'s ULTRAMAN manga will get its second season as a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to its first season that has been streamed on Netflix since April 2019. Hit the jump for more information including the two directors' comments.
The official Twitter for Netflix Japan Anime posted an image of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045, the latest installment from the anime series based on Masamune Shirow's sci-fi action manga, and also announced that Russian illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov (Birthday Wonderland) serves as character designer. Meet the brand new version Motoko after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Aneko Yusagi's fantasy light novel series The Rising of the Shield Hero has revealed the jacket illustration for its third DVD/Blu-ray volume. As with the previous volumes, the smiling Filo is newly-drawn by the novel's illustrator Minami Seira. Hit the jump for more details on the product.
Following Kanako Takatsuki's new unit "BlooDye" introduced on Sunday, another solo project from an Aqours member was announced. 22-year-old Shuka Saito, best known as the voice of You Watanabe in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise, will make her solo singer debut from SACRA MUSIC this summer. Hit the jump for more information.
At the premiere held in Tokyo on Tuesday, a 90-second new trailer for Tokyo Ghoul 【S】, the forthcoming second live-action film based on Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga series Tokyo Ghoul, was screened, introducing its theme song "Introduction" performed by Japanese rock band Ziyoou-vachi/QUEEN BEE. Check out the latest footage and the song after the jump!
Bushiroad has announced that BanG Dream! FILM LIVE, the first animation live concert film in its BanG Dream franchise, is set to be released in 56 theaters across Japan on September 13, 2019. Check out more information about its advance screening event, live-viewings, and advance tickets after the jump!
The official website for 42-year-old voice actress Yui Horie has introduced visuals for her upcoming tenth full album "Bungaku Shojo no Kashuu" (A literature girl's song collection) to be released on July 10, 2019, featuring herself as a literature girl on the poolside in a summer day. Check out her latest visuals after the jump.
To promote the upcoming release of its DVD/Blu-ray on July 26, BANDAI NAMCO Arts' official YouTube channel has started streaming an 80-second PV to introduce the highlights from the stage play "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Saisei (Regeneration by Destruction)." See how the mobile suit battles were recreated by the cast on the stage after the jump!