The official website for the 2014 TV anime adaptation of So Hamayumiba's Yosakoi dance-themed manga Hanayamata has posted a jacket illustration for the first press limited edition of the upcoming two-disc best album "Hanaotome," newly drawn by the manga author himself. Check the art and song PVs after the jump.
The two-disc best album for the Hanayamata TV anime series will be released in Japan on April 22. It was announced at the release event for the Character Yosakoi Song Series CDs at the Animate Yokohama store yesterday, January 11. Check the jacket illustrations and PVs from the franchise after the jump!
Following the PVs for Rino and Fumi last month, Vap has also posted new character song PVs for Ikumi Suzuki (CV: Ayaka Suwa) and Emi Murakami (Saori Ohnishi), the other two heroines from the 13-episode TV anime Jinsei to promote its latest 3rd DVD/Blu-ray released this week. Check their cute songs after the jump!
To promote the second volume of the DVD/Blu-ray disc of the 13-episode TV anime adaptation of Ougyo Kawagishi's popular comedy light novel series Jinsei, Vap has posted PVs for the two character songs by Rino Endo (CV: Hiyori Nitta) and Fumi Kujo (Moe Toyota). Check their songs after the jump!
All of the three official websites for the Pri-Para franchise, which is based on Takara Tomy Arts' arcade game of the same name, are updated with a new key visual for its 2nd cour starting tomorrow. In addition to Laala, Mirei, Sophie, it introduces four new characters: Shion, Dorothy, Leona, and Faruru. Check the latest visuals after the jump.
In commemoration of the on-air of the final episode and the release of the 1st Blu-ray volume, the summer 2014 TV anime Sabagebu! will hold a special event "GesuKawa Event" in Tokyo on September 27. Check the dance choreography videos performed by the five masked anime staff for the event after the jump!
Avex has posted a short version promotional video for "Kodoku Signal," an insert song for the ongoing Yosakoi Dance-themed TV anime Hanayamata on its official YouTube channel. The song is performed by the four-member girls band in the show, Need Cool Quality. Check the clip after the jump.
As always, Japanese news site Akiba Souken has announced the result of its recent web popularity poll for "2014 Summer TV Anime Power Ranking," which fans voted for their most "can't be missed" or "recommended" title from the 45 TV anime started in this summer. Check the ranking after the jump.
The official site for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Ougyo Kawagishi's Jinsei/La Bonne Vie light novel series today posted a three-minute live-action promotional video for its ED song "Jinsei Kimi-Iro" featuring the five voice actresses in school uniform. Check the PV after the jump.
Three additional voice cast for the summer 2014 TV anime Locodol were announced at TBS Anime Festa 2014 held at Bunkyo Civic Hall in Tokyo on August 9. Asami Imai, Tomoyo Kurosawa, and Emi Nitta will voice the three members of a new Locodol unit AWA2 GiRLS. Check more information after the jump.
Only after six episodes aired in Japan, it is officially announced today at Shogakukan's Ciao Summer Festival held in Yokohama that a feature film adaptation of the summer 2014 TV anime Pri-Para is already in the works for a spring 2015 release. The TV anime started broadcasting in Japan on July 5. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially announced on August 6 that Marvelous AQL's PSP game series Bakumatsu Rock is set to be adapted into a musical this December. It will be named "Cho Kageki (Ultra Musical) Bakumatsu Rock", and written/directed by Kotaro Yoshitani (Musical AMNESIA). Hit the jump for more details.
Five-member Japanese heavy metal unit Yousei Teikoku (Das Feenreich in German) today releases their 17th single "Guze Άργυρóϛ" in Japan, which is now featured as the ED theme for the summer 2014 TV anime Tokyo ESP. Check the short version promotional video and CD jackets after the jump.
Universal Music Japan's anime music specialized label ZERO-A has posted a 30-second CM for voice actress idol unit petit milady's upcoming 3rd single "Koi ha Milktea." The song is now featured as the ED theme for the summer 2014 TV anime INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!?. Check their clips after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games will release "Hanayamata Yosakoi Live!," a new PS Vita game based on the on-going Yosakoi Dance-themed TV anime HaNaYaMaTa, in Japan on November 13. The official site for the game is just launched with a 150-second first promotional video. Check the clip after the jump.