Following the live-performance clip introduced two weeks ago, singer Chiai Fujikawa released a four-minute music video for her new song "Bakemono to Yobarete" (Calling me a monster). The melodious rock tune was newly written as the ED theme for the fall 2020 TV anime Talentless Nana. Watch her performance in a digital worldview after the jump!
"Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyu!! Gomisuteba no Kessen (The Dumpster Battle), the latest tenth show from the stage play adaptation project of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sports manga Haikyu!!, finally kicks off today in Tokyo. A dress rehearsal to introduce its full cast members and their performances on the stage was open to the press yesterday. Check out the photos from the latest Haikyu!! stage play after the jump!
As you know, anything can transform into an illustrated character in Japan. A Tokyo-based company World Eggs has formed the "Akari no Moribito" (The Keeper of The Light) Production Committee to launch the "Akari no Moribito" project to personify the popular lighthouses across Japan. Meet the first three lighthouse characters after the jump!
Chinese cosplayer/singer Liyuu has released a three-and-half music video for her second single song "Carpe diem" to be released on November 25, 2020. The pop tune is now used as the ED theme for the TV anime I'm Standing on a Million Lives.. Check her new video including the scene where she touches the snow for the first time.
On the long-awaited theatrical release day in Japan, the PreCure franchise's official YouTube channel posted a 30-second new clip from Eiga PreCure Miracle Leap: Minna tono Fushigina Ichinichi (Movie PreCure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone) to introduce Cure Grace's special form for the film, "Super Grace," for the first time. Check out her graceful power-upped form after the jump!
In commemoration of the release of "Violet Evergarden Vocal Album: Letters and Doll ~Looking back on the memories of Violet Evergarden~," Lantis' official YouTube channel will stream a special online concert by Yui Ishikawa to perform the songs from the album for free from 19:00 (JST) / 02:00 (PT) on November 7, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
Sanrio has introduced Zerotickholic, a new girls band that has joined its band-themed character project SHOW BY ROCK!!. Its four members are Gyalako (CV: Fairouz Ai), Shimakku (Misato Matsuoka), Leppanyo (Kaori Maeda), and Giriri (Minami Tanaka). Check out their cute character visuals after the jump!
On November 4, a Chiba-based company Animefund will launch a crowdfunding campaign to support the forthcoming second feature film adaptation of Tozen Ujiie's four-panel school comedy manga Seitokai Yakuindomo on November 4, 2020. The company's press release writes that it will be an entertainment-type crowdfunding campaign that allows fans to fulfill their desire to support and enjoy the film together. Hit the jump for more details.
Three days after the release of her second mini-album "SUNFLOWER," voice actress Shuka Saito, best known as You Watanabe in Love Live! Sunshine!! and a member of its voice actress idol unit Aqours, will stream a special mini-live "Your Way My Way" for free on YouTube Live from 20:00 (JST) on November 14, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
A two-member digital rock unit OxT has posted a four-minute performance clip of "REUNION," the lead track of their second album of the same name released on September 10, 2020. The song was newly written for the stage play adaptation of the TV anime SSSS.GRIDMAN, but it was unfortunately canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out their dynamic performance after the jump!
The official website for the Sister Princess franchise's 20th-anniversary project announced today that the highly-anticipated virtual live concert by its select five sisters - Karen, Sakuya, Kaho, Mamoru, and Aria, is postponed to the early spring of 2021. It was originnaly slated for December of this year. Hit the jump for more details.
The release of anime voice actress Nanaka Suwa (Kanan Matsuura in Love Live! Sunshine!!)'s first solo mini-album "Color me PURPLE" is coming out in a week. To promote the album, she will live-stream a special program on YouTube LIVE and Nico Nico Live from 18:00 (JST) / 01:00 (PT) on its release day, November 4, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of a pottery-themed manga Yakunara Mug Cup Mo has held an open audition to select voice actresses to play two high school girls, alongside the already-announced four main members. Hit the jump for their character designs and the details of the audition.
An internet service company Anique opened "lain 2020 eXhibition," an online exhibition dedicated to the legendary cyberpunk mixed-media project Serial experiments lain, on October 28. It has been 22 years since its 13-episode cult classic TV anime was was aired in Japan 1998. Hit the jump for more details about the online event to share the love for lain.
Nippon Columbia releases voice actress Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!)'s new live CD/Blu-ray "AYA UCHIDA CONCEPT LIVE ~decorate your live!~" in Japan today. To promote the release, a performance clip of "Glow" from the Blu-ray is now streamed on the company's official YouTube channel. Watch her latest stage performances after the jump!