A new game is coming to smartphones where you play manager to a team of rookie voice actresses... and the voice cast is made up of just that! CUE! is offering rising stars the chance to shine in the new mobile game. Take a peek after the jump!
As of May 7, Pony Canyon's headquarter moved from Toranomon to Roppongi 1-Chome, Tokyo. To celebrate its start at the new location, voice actress Ayana Taketatsu recorded a memorial song "Bye Bye Toranomon, Hello Hello Roppongi" and posted its music video on the company's official anime YouTube channel. Check out her cute song after the jump!
Some quick news for fans of tiny, heavily armored anime girls: the Frame Arms Girl film has been confirmed to be a proper sequel rather than a recap or a compilation movie, and it will hit theaters in Japan in the early Summer season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ogaki City in Gifu Prefecture has released Itsuka Aeru Kimi ni ("I'll Meet You Someday"), a story of time-travel that highlights the local charms of Ogaki and speculates on what the future may hold. Hit the jump to learn more.
Head's up, fans of tiny women doing battle with heavy armaments! The official Twitter account for Frame Arms Girl, an anime inspired by Kotobukiya's popular line of bishoujo plastic model kits, has announced that the series will be heading to the silver screen with a theatrical anime film. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its municipal organization, the city of Ogaki in Gifu Prefecture has commissioned a 9 minute short anime film entitled Oan Monogatari: Sono Natsu, Watashi ga Shitta-koto ("The Tale of Oan: What I Learned That Summer") which highlights the history of the area and promotes local tourism. Hit the jump to learn more.
It was officially announced at the Kotobukiya booth in the AnimeJapan 2018 this weekend that a sequel to the anime series inspired by its popular model kit series "Frame Arms Girl" featuring robot girls equipped with various armor and weapon parts is now in the works. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the release in Japan tomorrow, Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has posted a special video to explain how to open the Blu-ray box of the 12-episode TV anime Frame Arms Girls and to show its bonus contents: a 64-page booklet and a set of 12 illustrated cards. Check out the special item in video after the jump!
New information - including a new key visual, a plot summary, and the announcement of the ending theme performer - is now available for Okaeri (Karatsu Edition), an upcoming short anime film that is part of the 2nd round of the "Animation Around Saga Prefecture" project. Hit the jump to learn more.
Weekly Young Jump, a seinen manga magazine published by Shueisha, is counting down to the announcement of a new anime project with an enigmatic website. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese media company Pony Canyon has partnered with Saga Prefecture to create a pair of short, animated films for the "Animation Around Saga Prefecture" project. Hit the jump to learn more.
Babel II, a 1973 TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, is receiving a Bluray boxed set release in Japan in December. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pony Canyon and Sunrise Animation have published a surreal short video entitled Mori no Ongakudan ("Musicians of the Forest"), in which furry woodland creatures learn the hard way that it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. Hit the jump to check it out.
Anime retailer/distributor Right Stuf, Inc. has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Japanese anime producer and distributor PONY CANYON INC. This new agreement will see high-end, collector-grade Blu-ray, DVD, and merchandise items from Pony Canyon distributed in the United States and Canada for the first time by Right Stuf. Pony Canyon has plans to release exclusive sets of new and catalog programming monthly. More after the jump.