There's a saying in the Japanese business world that translates to "the customer is God," and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is exploring a series that takes that phrase literally as we look back at the fox-girl filled fall 2017 TV anime, KONOHANA KITAN. Hit the jump to learn more.
Everyone's got something to sell in this dog-eat-dog world, but "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is here to round out the Halloween season with something that we offer for free: a look back at The Laughing Salesman, a 2017 TV anime with a penchant for the uncanny and a sense of humor that's as grim as a gravestone. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to Oricon's latest weekly sales report released today, the perfect limited production edition DVD and Blu-ray of the final 7th volume of GRANBLUE FANTASY: The Animation, released on November 29, became the top-selling disc in both the overall sales charts. This is the first time for the anime franchise to dominate both charts at the same time. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Oricon's latest sales report revealed today, the perfect limited production edition Blu-ray of the 5th volume of Granblue Fantasy The Animation (August 23 release) sold about 17,000 units in its first week and became the top-selling disc in its overall weekly Blu-ray sales ranking for the week ended August 27. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the release of its second album in May, Revo's one-person unit Linked Horizon started its biggest tour titled "Linked Horizon Live Tour 2017: Shingeki no Kiseki (The Locus of The March)" in Chiba Prefecture on July 8. The unit's official website has posted a special four-minute video report of the first day performance featuring the Attack on Titan anime visuals!
After the broadcast of the final 12th episode last night in Japan, Love Rice, the original TV anime series featuring five personifications of popular Japanese rice brands, confirmed that its stage play adaptation is scheduled to be held by Nelke Planning this fall. Hit the jump for more details.
Toho Animation's official YouTube channel begins streaming a live-action recreation of the ED movie of P.A. Works' ongoing original TV anime series Sakura Quest featuring (K)NoW_NAME's "Freesia." Instead of the protagonist Yoshino Koharu and other main characters in the original clip, a man wearing the costume and mask of Chupacabra stars in the parody clip.
Web Newtype has released the report on the most tweeted TV anime titles during this spring 2017 season, conducted by KADOKAWA ASCII Research Laboratories. The result was based on the tweeted numbers of the anime's official titles, its abbreviation and tags in Japan, gathered between April 16 and May 23. See the top 10 result after the jump!
According to the latest Oricon sales report, "Étude wa Ikkyoku Dake" (Only One Song for Étude), the second ED theme song for the ongoing THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS Theater TV anime, has placed in the No. 1 spot on its daily single CD sales chart for four consecutive days since May 24. Hit the jump for more details.
To understand the feelings of their characters more, the five main voice actors of the ongoing TV anime Love Rice has been cultivating a rice field in Chiba Prefecture since early May, the rice-planting season in Japan. They are now inviting participants for the opening event for their "Love Rice Farm" on June 18. Hit the jump for more details.
It's a season of anime families! From The Eccentric Family to WorldEnd to Alice & Zoroku, the spring 2017 anime season has brought us a varied selection of family dynamics. In this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes a closer look at the ways these different shows portray their ideas about what it means to be a family. Hit the jump to check it out, and weigh in on your favorite anime family of the season!
Two days before its CD release in Japan, Pony Canyon started streaming a four-minute full version music video for six-member idol group Band Ja Naimon!'s 10th single "METAMORISER." The song is now used as the OP theme for the TV anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Hamada's supernatural romantic comedy manga Tsugumomo, and this is their first anime tie-up song.
To promote the upcoming release on May 17, Pony Canyon's official YouTube channel has posted a six-minute digest video to introduce the songs from Linked Horizon's 2nd album "Shingeki no Kiseki (The Locus of The March)." The 12-song album includes the five theme songs for the Attack on Titan anime franchise from 2013 to 2017. Check out the songs after the jump!