A stage musical adaptation of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, a free-to-play smartphone RPG published by Square Enix, is set to be performed in Tokyo and Kobe in March 2020. The spin-off game of the Final Fantasy franchise started its service in Japan in April 2015, and has been downloaded more than 40 million times worldwide. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 26-year-old anime voice actress Kaori Ishihara has posted a music video for her upcoming fourth solo single song "Face to Face" to be released from Pony Canyon on November 13. Watch her first MV filmed in a foreign country after the jump!
A live-action film adaptation of Sumito Oowara's Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! manga is now in the works for release in the early summer of 2020. Three members of Japanese female idol group Nogizaka46 are cast as its main characters: Asuka Saito (21) as Midori Asakusa, Mizuki Yamashita (20) as Tsubame Mizusaki, and Minami Umezawa (20) as Sayaka Kanamori. Hit the jump for more information.
In the latest fourth episode streamed last night, Karen, one of the 12 sisters in the Sister Princess franchise, announced that another sister is decided to make her virtual YouTuber soon thanks to the passionate support from the dedicated fans. Hit the jump for more details.
The main staff for Space Battleship Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi/The New Voyage, including director Kenji Yasuda (Shugo Chara!, Macross Delta), were announced at the concert event for the Yamato 2202 series held at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo on October 14. Check out the latest information after the jump!
In addition to the anime compilation film that was also revealed today, the fans will be able to meet the Prism Show idols again on the real stage. Following its very successful first show in 2017, the second show from the KING OF PRISM stage play series, titled "-Shiny Rose Stars-" is set to be performed in Tokyo from February 20 to March 1, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the Best Animation Award at Shanghai International Film Festival in June, internationally acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Lu over the Wall, Devilman Crybaby)'s latest anime film feature film Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara / Ride Your Wave received another critical acclaim by winning the Best Animation Film Award at the 52nd Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia held on Sunday.
34-year-old singer/actress/otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan, confirmed on her official Twitter today that the three-edition CD jacket illustrations for her forthcoming fifth full album "RGB -True Color-" to be released on December 4, 2019, are newly drawn by herself. Check out how she expresses herself in three periods of her life after the jump.
At the same time as the TV premiere in Japan, Aniplex announced that the first DVD/Blu-ray of Sword Art Online Alicization War of the Underworld is set to be released on December 25, 2019, and revealed its jacket illustration newly drawn by the anime's character designer / chief animation director Go Suzuki. Check out the visual praised by the SAO novel author Reki Kawahara after the jump!
The Prism Show's male idols will return on the big screens. KING OF PRISM ALL STARS - Prism Show☆Best 10, a new compilation film focusing on the idols' stage performance scenes selected from the KIKNG Of PRISM film series is set to be released in 31 theaters in Japan on January 10, 2020. Check out more information including a teaser visual and a teaser trailer.
Shogakukan confirmed on October 11 that an anime adaptation of Yuki Yaku's school romantic comedy light novel series Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun (English title: Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki) is now in the works. It has been released from the publisher's GaGaGa Bunko imprint since May 2016 and has printed more than 500,000 copies with seven volumes so far. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Riichiro Inagaki (story) and Boichi (art)'s sci-fi adventure manga Dr. STONE has posted a key visual for its second cour with a tagline "Over thousand years of time, May the feeling reach--." See the visual for the new arc set in space after the jump.
The official website for "My Hero Academia The 'Ultra' Stage," the stage play adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi's sci-fi action shonen manga announced today that its second show titled "Honmono no Hero (The Real Hero)" is set to be performed in Tokyo and Osaka in the spring of 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
With a teaser visual featuring its protagonist saying "This is not N for Nendo," Netflix Japan announced today that a new anime series based on Shuichi Asou's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. comedy manga, titled "Chapter: Ψ Shidou" (literally means Chapter: Restart), is set to be streamed worldwide in the winter of 2020. Check out the latest information after the jump!
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of manga artist duo FLIPFLOPs' supernatural battle manga Darwin's Game opens today to announce its January 2020 premiere in Japan and two main voice actors: Yusuke Kobayashi as Kaname Kudo and Reina Ueda as Shuka Karino. Check out the latest information including its first anime key visual after the jump!