The third stage play adaptation has been announced for Blood Blockade Battlefront (known in Japan as Kekkai Sensen), a supernatural action manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, and the main cast, the main staff, and a cool new key visual have been revealed for the production. Hit the jump to learn more.
The boys (and girl) of Ouran High School Host Club are heading back to school in January of 2022, because a live-action musical stage play based on the popular romantic comedy manga by Bisco Hatori is being produced in Tokyo and Osaka. Hit the jump to learn more.
Previously announced back in September of 2020, new information has now been revealed for the upcoming 30th anniversary exhibition celebrating the classic Hideaki Anno / Gainax TV anime, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, including the venue and schedule as well as a new key visual. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo and Osaka will soon experience the silver soul of rock and roll, because "GINTAMA SOUND ULTRA SOUL!" - a live-concert event celebrating the music of Gintama, the hit TV anime based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy samurai manga - will be performing there in June and July of 2020, respectively. Hit the jump to learn more.
The stage play adaptation of Durarara!!, the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about weirdness afoot in Ikebukuro, has revealed a new key visual featuring eight cast members in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to check it out.
After a one-month beta testing period from December 26, 2019, "SAO cafe," a first permanent concept cafe inspired by the Sword Art Online anime/game franchise, formally opened on the eighth floor of the shopping complex Namba Parks in Osaka on January 24, 2020. The open of the cafe was announced in October 2019 as part of the franchise's tenth-anniversary project. Hit the jump for more details.
Two of the leading cast members and a spectral new key visual have been revealed for Durarara!!, an upcoming stage play that will be produced in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020 that is based on the series of light novels written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange happenings in the town of Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Durarara!!, a TV anime based on the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange things happening in the city of Ikebukuro, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a stage play adaptation that will tread the boards in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Headgear is continuing its 30th anniversary celebrations for Mobile Police Patlabor, a long-running science fiction / comedy series about blue collar cops trying to prevent giant robot crime in near-future Tokyo, with a new art exhibition installation at the Osaka Nanko ATC venue in August of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Universal Studios Japan, a theme park in Osaka, has released a trailer for its upcoming "Godzilla vs. Evangelion The Real 4D" attraction, and if the video is anything to go by, then the Eva pilots really have their work cut out for them in protecting Osaka-III from the rampaging, radioactive dinosaur. Hit the jump to check out the carnage.
From July 12 - September 23, 2019, the Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan venue in Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan will host an art exhibition featuring works by 28 Japanese artists inspired by Fujiko F. Fujio's classic manga and TV anime about a time-traveling robot cat. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese fans of the Gojira / Godzilla franchise will soon have a chance to prove their bona fides, because Toho Studios is sponsoring the "1st Annual Godzilla Certification Exams" in anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the venerable monster movie film series. Hit the jump to learn more.
It appears that even a currently running anime adaptation is not enough to contain the science fiction hilarity of Space Battleship Tiramisu, because now the manga written by Satoshi Miyakawa and illustrated by Kei Itō is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will be staged in Tokyo in July and in Osaka in August of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.