We're ringing in the not-so-far-off future year of 2021 with a look back at Anime-Gataris, a comedy TV anime from the Fall season of 2017 that's all about celebrating anime and pushing the bounaries of meta-textual humor beyond their breaking point. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's new 1/8 scale ARTFX J figure of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the main characters of the TV anime Dies irae based on Light's supernatural fantasy visual novel series, for an October 2018 release. Check out the product photos of the gorgeously detailed figure after the jump!
It was announced at the talk event for the TV anime adaptation of Crystal na Yosuke's Osake wa Fufu ni Natte kara/Love is Like a Cocktail slice-of-life comedy manga at Machi Asobi Vol.20 in Tokushima Prefecture on May 4 that its 14th episode is now in the works. The manga author and Arisa Nakata (Koharu Sakurai VA) joined the event also including an all-episode screening. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming final 25th episode of the second season of the TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu, Avex Pictures' official YouTube channel has posted six version trailers narrated by each character of the Matsuno six brothers: Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jyushimatsu, and Todomatsu. Check out their messages after the jump!
Akiba Souken, a Japanese news site dedicated to the Akihabara-related pop culture/products, has revealed the result of its online popularity poll for the fall 2017 TV anime. As expected, the previous season's most buzzed-about title DYNAMIC CHORD dominated the ranking, getting almost three times more votes than the second most popular series Blend S. Check out the top 50 titles after the jump
As reported, the largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo's streaming service dTV today starts streaming dMatsu-san, a 12-episode original spin-off web short series inspired by the ongoing TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu. A 15-second teaser trailer is now available on the service's official YouTube channel.
After the final 13th episode "TSUKIPRO LIVE 2017 WINTER CARNIVAL" of the TV anime TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION was aired in Japan last night, a production of its sequel was officially announced. The second TV anime inspired by the music/drama CD series featuring male idol characters who belong to the fictional Tsukino Talent Production premiered in Japan in October. Hit the jump for more.
The official Japanese website for the Mr. Osomatsu TV anime series announced today that its ongoing second season's second ED song "Otona ÷6 × Kodomo × 6" is performed by 16 Japanese artists and the six voice actors of the Matsuno brothers. Acclaimed singer/drummer Yukihiro Takahashi (YMO, Sadistic Mika Band) served as producer and joined the recording as one of the singers. Hit the jump for more details.
Avex Broadcasting & Communications Inc. announced today on December 5 that dMatsu-san, an original spin-off web short series inspired by the ongoing TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu, will be streamed for 12 episodes on the largest Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo's streaming service dTV weekly from January 9, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Japanese website for Himouto! Umaru-chan R, the ongoing TV anime second season based on Sankaku Head's comedy manga series, has posted a 90-second clip introducing dance performance of its ED theme song "Umarun Taisou" by the unit SisterS (Aimi Tanaka, Akari Kageyama, Haruka Shiraishi, and Yurina Furukawa). Watch their cute dance after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the Wake Up, Girls! anime franchise has announced that 31-year-old voice actress Suzuko Mimori is set to voice a new character Makina X (or Machina, means "machine" in Latin) in the ongoing second main TV anime series New Chapter. She is a virtual idol who is created with a concept "Bring an Idol to Your Living Room." Hit the jump for more details.
According to Oricon's daily single chart, "THE [email protected] SideM ANIMATION PROJECT 01 'Reason!!'" sold 5,338 copies and finally took the top spot on the sixth day after release, beating seven-member Japanese boy idol group Kanjani Eight's latest 40th single "Outou-seyo" with 4,378 copies, also released on the same day, November 15. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Japanese website for the TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr.Osomatsu posted two-version music videos for "Let's Go! Muttsugo! ~Mutsuiro no Niji~," the ED theme song for its ongoing second season, performed by 14 singers and 13 musicians, who were all born in 1966. Watch the "Hayamatsu66" version and "Osomatsu66" version after the jump!
The official website for two-member Japanese rock unit Do As Infinity has posted a 100-second music video for their upcoming 31st single song "Keshin no Jyuu," the ED theme for the ongoing TV anime JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR. As the title suggests, Tomiko Van (vocal) and Ryo Owatari (guitar) gradually transform into their beast human form while performing in the clip.
Following the OP song "BARVER" sung by ZAQ, Lantis' official YouTube channel has posted a full version music video for two-member rock band nano.RIPE's latest 18th single song "Kyokyojitsujitsu" (Fictitious and Factual), the ED theme for the ongoing TV anime Food Wars! The Third Plate. Watch the clip with the "mise en abyme" concept after the jump!