The outgoing Heisei Era saw a boom in the popularity of female idol groups — but who do fans consider the best Heisei idol? Docomo ran a poll, and we've got their top ten results after the jump!
Following ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~ last year, the second live-action TV drama adaptation of Masakazu Katsura's Denei Shoujo/Video Girl Ai manga, titled Denei Shoujo -VIDEO GIRL MAI 2019-, is set to premiere on TV Tokyo this April. Instead of Nanase Nishino as Ai Amano in the first, 19-year-old Mizuki Yamashita is cast as the new video girl heroine Mai Kamio. Hit the jump for more details.
A stage play adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's urban fantasy manga Tekkonkinkreet is scheduled to be performed at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo 12 times from November 18 to 25, 2018. 24-year-old idol group Nogizaka46 member Yumi Wakatsuki and 28-year-old fashion model Natsume Mito are cast as its two protagonist boys, Kuro and Shiro. Check out their visuals in costume after the jump!
The official website an Twitter for Nelke Planning's upcoming second stage play based on the Kemono Friends franchise has posted a key visual featuring Ayane Suzuki and Kotoko Sasaki, two 19-year-old members of idol group Nogizaka46, as Silver Fox and Ezo Red Fox, in its center position. Check out the cast visuals after the jump!
The official website for Nelke Planning's new stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Nanairo Inko/Rainbow Parakeet has posted a main visual featuring its two leading cast: 19-year-old Junna Ito (idol group Nogizakaga46 member) as the title character thief and 19-year-old Konoka Matsuda (Keyakizaka46 member) as police inspector Mariko Senri. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for Nelke Planning's upcoming second stage play based on the Kemono Friends franchise, titled Stage Play Kemono Friends 2 ~Animals in The Snowing Night, has confirmed that Ayane Suzuki and Kotoko Sasaki, two 19-year-old members of idol group Nogizaka46 newly join as Silver Fox and Ezo Red Fox, respectively. Check out more new information after the jump.
An upcoming advertisement for Mouse Computer combines the talents of idol group Nogizaka46, animation studio Liden Films, and animator / character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (.hack//, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water). Hit the jump to learn more.
Following 22-year-old former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma as its 10-year-old protagonist Negi Springfield, the official Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's comedy fantasy manga Mahou Sensei Negima!/Negima! Magister Negi Magi has started posting visuals of its student cast members in their school uniform costume. See how they portrayed their characters after the jump!
The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's new musical starring Japanese girl idol group Nogizaka46 ended its first run at The Galaxy Theater in Tokyo on June 24. Then the franchise's official YouTube channel has posted two digest videos from the play, introducing the performances of its two teams, "Team MOON" and "Team STAR." How different are they? Let's find out after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming all-new feature film The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky confirmed today on June 26 that its theme song "Sora Tobira" (Sky Door) is performed by 42-member Japanese girl idol group Nogizaka46. The song is newly-written by the unit's 60-year-old producer Yasushi Akimoto for the film. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's comedy fantasy manga Mahou Sensei Negima!/Negima! Magister Negi Magi today revealed visuals of its protagonist Negi Springfield portrayed by 22-year-old former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma. Check out how she is ready to play the 10-year-old genius magical teacher after the jump!