KADOKAWA has opened a special website for the 10th anniversary project for Japanese light novel author Reki Kawahara's debut and his internationally popular series Sword Art Online. The SAO novel's illustrator abec provides a newly-drawn illustration for the site. Hit the jump for more details including Kawahara's message to his fans.
In the web CM for the manga's next 13th tankobon volume, it was confirmed that Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero fantasy novel series and its manga adaptations have printed an impressive 6.2 million copies since its launch in August 2013. It also means the whole series has added another 1.2 million copies only in two months. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Level-5 (Yo-kai Watch, Professor Layton)'s fantasy RPG Ni no Kuni has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its main character voices, including the protagonist boy Yu played by 24-year-old actor Kento Yamazaki as his first anime role. Check out the anime adaptation world after the jump!
The official website and Twitter for Sword Art Online director Tomohiko Ito's forthcoming original anime film HELLO WORLD open today with a 30-second first teaser trailer introducing its world visuals, and announced it is set to be released in Japan on September 20, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more about the exciting project.
The official website for the live-action film project based on Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga series Tokyo Ghoul has started streaming a 60-second full trailer for its upcoming second film introducing 33-year-old actor Shouta Matsuda (Ikigami, Afro Tanaka) as its main antagonist Shu Tsukiyama for the first time. Check out how he portrays the "Gourmet" character after the jump!
The official website for ONE PIECE STAMPEDE, the 14th feature film to celebrate the One Piece anime series' 20th anniversary, has posted its second poster visual, along with a 60-second third teaser trailer introducing 38 characters from the pirates fleets, the Marines, and the Revolutionary Army. Check out the latest visuals after the jump!
The official website for Japanese anime television network AT-X confirmed today that the unaired 11th and 12th episodes of the TV anime Maerchen Maedchen is scheduled to be aired on April 25, 2019, for free. The two were once planned to be released in December 2018, but it has been postponed. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Mantan Web's report, the first two chapters of the four-chapter KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- film edition have earned 200 million yen on 130,000 admissions since its opening on March 2. Its 12-episode TV anime edition also premiered in Japan on April 8. Hit the jump for more information.
Lantis' official YouTube channel has started streaming a three-and-half minute full music video for "RAINBOW'S HIGHWAY," the lead track from six-member voice actress idol unit NOW ON AIR's first full album of the same name to be released on July 17, 2019. Check out their latest MV after the jump!
The official website for the anime adaptation project based on Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins announced today that a new TV series titled Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin/The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods is set to premiere in Japan this fall. Hit the jump for more information.
Aniplex announced on April 9 that Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna (The bond between a brother and a sister), a special compilation film based on the first five episodes of the TV anime, took the No.1 position for two consecutive weeks in the mini theater box office ranking reported by Kogyo Tsushinsha. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for Makoto Shinkai's forthcoming new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its rainy world visuals, two main character voices, and theme song "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is there still anything that love can do?) provided by RADWIMPS. Check out the new Shinkai world after the jump!
Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku Island launched a new PR project titled "Majime Ehime" (Serious Ehime) that collaborates with the Attack on Titan anime franchise today on April 9, posting a 80-second PV that featuring Colossus Titan that suddenly strikes the prefecture and the Survey Corps who follows it. Learn more about the project after the jump.
"Live Spectacle Naruto: Song of the Akatsuki," the second stage play adaptation based on Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series Naruto, is confirmed to return to Japanese theaters this fall. Its new main visual, three individual cast visuals of Naruto, Sasuke and Itachi are also revealed. Check out the latest visuals and information after the jump!
Lantis' official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second music video for anison unit JAM Project's 70th single song "Seijaku no Apostle" to be released on April 24, 2019. The rock tune is used as the OP theme for the highly anticipated second season of the TV anime One-Punch Man. See their latest MV performance after the jump!