Square Enix started accepting orders for a new original wedding plan inspired by its online game Final Fantasy XIV today on May 22. It is a collaboration project with Kobe-based company Bridal Heart's wedding hall "Deuxzero." Hit the jump for more details.
Following the previous clips inspired by Kiki's Delivery Service, Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Sazae-san, Nissin Foods started airing a new "Hungry Days" anime collaboration CM for its popular "Cup Noodle" brand, featuring 17-year-old Zoro and other main characters from the One Piece anime franchise today. Meet the Straw Hat Pirates members at Japanese high school after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming compilation film Frame Arms Girl: Kyakkya Ufufu na Wonderland has posted a two-minute preview video for its theme song "Manjyou Icchi (unanimity) LOVE ENERGY" performed by its seven-member voice actress unit FA Girls. Check out their cute singing voices after the jump!
In a recent interview with Japanese movie news site Cinema Today to promote his latest anime feature film PROMARE, 34-year-old actor Kenichi Matsuyama (L in the Death Note live-action films) revealed that his most favorite robot anime was Sunrise's TV series The King of Braves GaoGaiGar (1997-1998). Read his comment after the jump.
The official YouTube channel for 26-year-old voice actress Rikako Aida has started streaming a 100-second music video for "FUTURE LINE," the lead track from her first EP as a solo singer, "Principal." She is best known as the voice of Riko Sakurauchi in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and as a member of its VA unit Aqours. Check out her own singing voice after the jump!
Two days before its theatrical release in Japan, the official website for PROMARE, the upcoming original anime feature film co-produced by XFLAG and TRIGGER, has posted a three-minute and 40-second action clip from its opening sequence. Hit the jump for the clip filled with stunning colors, and director Imaishi's special character illustrations!
The official website for the TV anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? confirmed on May 20 that voice actress Yuka Iguchi will sing its upcoming second season's OP theme song "HELLO to DREAM." She has performed the theme songs for the DanMachi anime/game franchise since 2015. Hit the jump for more details and the MVs for her DanMachi songs.
Yokosuka-city in Kanagawa Prefecture announced on May 20 that the name of Sarushima (literally means Monkey Island), a desert island in Tokyo Bay, will be changed to "Monkey D. Luffy Island" for a limited time of 105 days from July 8 to October 20, 2019. This is part of the city's collaboration project with the One Piece anime franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
Good Smile Company has started accepting pre-orders for a 180 mm-tall painted figure of Saitama, the protagonist of TV anime series One-Punch Man. He is the fourth entry from the company's newly-launched figure line "POP UP PARADE," following Hatsune Miku, Kizuna AI, and Goblin Slayer . Check out the details of the new hero figure after the jump!
The upcoming new OP movie for TBS' news show "NES23" will feature scenery images from Makoto Shinkai's 2007 film 5 Centimeters per Second and 2013 film The Garden of Words, along with five-member Japanese rock band Sakanaction's new song "Wonderland." The new OP will be used from June 3. Hit the jump for more details.
BANDAI NAMCO Arts's official YouTube channel has posted a five-minute video report to introduce Ibaraki Kotsu Company's fifth "Girls und Panzer" wrapping bus, hosted by Mai Fuchigami, the voice of the anime's protagonist character Miho Nishizumi. Watch the special report by her after the jump!
Unlike the previous 22nd film Zero the Enforcer that topped the chart for seven consecutive weeks last spring, the 23rd Detective Conan feature film The Fist of Blue Sapphire already dropped to fourth slot in its sixth week of release. It has become doubtful that it can renew the franchise's box office record as its six recent films. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese voice actor agency Ken Production announced today that voice actress Saki Ogasawara was found to have stage 1 tongue cancer last month, and that she will take a hiatus from activities for a while in order to undergo surgery and further treatment. Hit the jump for more details.
Saudi Arabia's animation and game developing company Manga Productions revealed the details about its new anime feature film titled The Journey, including a 60-second teaser trailer, at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. This is their second collaboration work with Japan's Toei Animation. Check out the latest information after the jump.
Following Naruto, Sasuke and Itachi that we reported in April, the official website for the forthcoming rerun of "Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe/Song of the Akatsuki" has revealed its five more cast members in their character costumes: Sakura, Kakashi, Yamato, Sai, and Tsunade. Check out their brand new visuals after the jump!