Beep-beep! All aboard the Chuni Bus to Terror Town! This week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is taking a guided tour to The Lost Village, an original TV anime from the spring season of 2016 that sprang from the minds of director Tsutomu Mizushima and screen-writer Mari Okada, and we're having a heck of a trip in the process! Hit the jump to learn more.
All aboard the most moe military ship on all of the seven seas! This week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is setting sail for adventure with a look back at High School Fleet, a spring 2016 TV anime about a group of high school girls whose academic curriculum involves piloting a destroyer-class ship on search-and-rescue missions. Hit the jump to weigh anchor.
In the mood for something magical? "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" has got you covered as we look back at Flying Witch, a TV anime from the Spring 2016 season based on the supernatural comedy manga by Chihiro Ishizuka about a somewhat flighty apprentice witch who moves to the Japanese countryside to live with her cousins and continue studying her craft. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan announced the winners of the 31st Japan Gold Disc Award today on February 27, and "Walküre Attack!," the first album of the five-member girls idol unit Walküre from the Macross Delta TV anime received the "Animation Album of the Year" award. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese official website for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable TV anime today posted the 90-second special PV screened at Warner Brothers Japan's official booth in the Jump Festa 2017 event this past Saturday and Sunday. Check the clip introducing the climax battle coming this weekend and photos from the event after the jump!
Following their first album "Walküre Attack!" released in July, The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) also certificated "Walküre Trap!," the second album of the five-member girl idol unit Walküre from the Macross Delta TV anime series, as a "Gold Disc" album. The title is given to music CDs sold 100,000 copies in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Aina Aiba is a new singer from the Bushiroad group's talent agency HiBiKi that the four members of the voice actress unit Milky Homes also belong. She made her contract with the agency in May 2016 and will release her debut single "Yume no Hikari, Kimi no Mirai" (Dream's Light, Your Future) on November 9. Check her first music video after the jump!
In addition to the TV anime's 5th and 6th episodes, the next 3rd DVD/Blu-ray volume of the TV anime adaptation of Mimana Orimoto's BAKUON!! motorcycle-themed manga will also include a three-episode newly produced short anime titled "BAKUON!! no Kobeya" (BAKUON!!'s Small Room) as a bonus content. Check the preview after the jump!
According to the latest announcement by The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), "Walküre Attack!," the 12-song first album of the five-member girls idol unit Walküre from the ongoing Macross Delta TV anime, has sold over 100,000 copies in Japan, officially certificated as "Gold Disc." Hit the jump for more details.
The current featured anime series at Tokyo Anime Center is P.A.Works' first original robot TV anime Kuromukuro that premiered in Japan this April. The main attractions at the event are the actual key animation arts used for the anime, which the visitors can compare with the finished anime visuals. Check the photo report after the jump!
During this August, Enoshima Electric Railway in Kanagawa Prefecture is holding a collaboration campaign with the ongoing TV anime Shonen Ashibe GO! GO!. On its first day, the two main characters of the show, Ashibe and Goma-chan served as the one-day managers at the Enoshima Station. Check the photos from the campaign event after the jump!
As reported, six-member idol unit i☆Ris' upcoming 13th single song "Re:Call" has been featured as the new OP theme for the ongoing TV anime Sousei no Onmyouji/Twin Star Exorcists since its 14th episode aired yesterday. Their record company avex has posted a two-minute short version music video for the song. Check the girls' new MV after the jump!
According to the newest Oricon report, "Walkure Attack!," the 12-song first album of the five-member girls idol unit Walkure from the ongoing Macross Delta TV anime, sold an impressive 78,000 units in its first week, ranking second in the weekly album chart. Hit the jump for more details.
Spring has sprung, the summer anime season is just beginning to bloom, and in a recent poll on Anime! Anime! Japanese fans expressed their feelings on which of the series that debuted in April of 2016 could be described as "splendid" or "magnificent". Hit the jump to see the Top 10 results.
Kadokawa's official anime YouTube channel has posted a 90-second music video of "Paradisus-Paradoxum," the fourth single of [email protected]'s contemporary creative unit MYTH & ROID. It has been used as the second OP theme for the ongoing TV anime Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- since its 14th episode. Check the clip after the jump!