After teasing the tasty treat last week, McDonalds Japan finally released its wintery anime CM to promote the limited time ‘Gracoro’ burgers on its YouTube channel featuring the voice talents of ex-AKB48 center Atsuko Maeda and voice actors Ayana Taketatsu (Leafa in Sword Art Online) and Aimi (Kasumi Toyama in BanG Dream!). Hit the jump and chill out by watching the video.
McDonalds in Japan is no stranger to using anime to promote its food or job opportunities and for this years campaign to promote their Japan-only winter-time Gratin Croquette Burgers, the company has enlisted the voice talents of ex-AKB48 center Atsuko Maeda and voice actors Ayana Taketatsu and Aimi to aid in their upcoming anime CM. Hit the jump to learn more!
A live-action TV drama adaptation of Kanemoto's comedy fantasy manga Densetsu no Okaasan / The Legendary Mother is set to be aired for eight episodes on NHK General TV from February 1, 2020. 28-year-old former AKB48 member Atsuko eis set to star the drama as her first serialized TV drama work after her first baby was born in March 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
A new trailer is available online for Mohican Comes Home, a family drama in which Ryuhei Matsuda (The Raid 2, Boys on the Run) stars as a washed-up punk rocker who moves back to rural Hiroshima after failing to make it big in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
The rest of the main cast for the upcoming TV drama adaptation of Yasumi Yoshizawa's classic comedy manga in the 1970s, Dokonjo Gaeru (Gutsy Frog), including Atsuko Maeda as the main heroine Kyoko, are revealed to Japanese media today. Check the latest information after the jump.
Part of the formula of pop super group AKB48 is to graduate older girls out of the sorority while auditioning younger ones in. A big change is coming next week when 21-year-old, two time Senbatsu Election champion Atsuko Maeda leaves the group on August 27th, following AKB48's three-day Tokyo Dome concert. More on how to see her finale after the jump.
The encore of AKB48's March 25 concert, "Gyoumurenraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena," was the source of an announcement that no doubt has every fan talking. Atsuko Maeda, one of the more popular members of the pop idol supergroup, announced that she will be graduating from AKB48. More after the jump!
Well that was fast. It seems as though Toyota is streaming the latest Jean Reno Doraemon commercial on a region-blocked website, but some caring sharer has YouTubed it so we can all check it out. Hit the break to watch!