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    Tuesday October 27, 2020
  • Japan Box Office: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Stays at No.1 with Strong 3 Billion Yen

    "Violet Evergarden The Movie" has surpassed the 1.5 billion yen mark

    The momentum doesn't look like it's going to stop for a while. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train earned an impressive 3.041 billion yen on 2.273 million admissions even on its second Saturday and Sunday, becoming the top-grossing film in Japan for two consecutive weeks. Both the revenue and the ticket sales number were down only nine percent from the previous week. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Visual Arts Launches New Mixed-media Project Prima Doll Featuring Automata Girls

    Azumi Waki (Senko in The Helpful Fox Senko-san) voices the protagonist girls Haizakura

    Japanese game company Visual Arts has launched a new mixed-media project Prima Doll. Its stroy centers on automata girls who were created to be used as weapons in the great war that just ended a few years ago and now work at a cafe named "Kuroneko-tei." The development team of its game brand Key (Kanon, Air, CLANNAD) works on an original story for the project. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday October 26, 2020
  • LiSA's Demon Slayer Film Theme Song Dominates Japan's Single Chart for Two Consecutive Weeks

    The song's music video has been viewed a massive 20 million times only in two weeks

    According to the latest Oricon sales report, anison singer LiSA's 17th single "Homura" sold an impressive 42,000 units even in its second week of release and became the top-selling single of in Japan for two consecutive weeks. It is the first time in nine years and ten months for a female solo singer to dominate the chart for two weeks in a row. Hit the jump for more detail.

  • "Dennou Coil" Director Mitsuo Iso's New Film "Extraterrestrial Boys and Girls" Slated for Early Spring of 2022

    A new studio, Production + h., was established for the production of this film

    Two years and five months after the initial announcement back in May 2018, it is officially confirmed today that Mitsuo Iso (Dennou Coil)'s new original anime feature film Chikyugai Shonen Shoujo / Extraterrestrial Boys and Girls is set for a release in the early spring of 2022. Check out the latest information with a teaser visual drawn by the character designer Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven) after the jump!

  • LiSA & Uru Perfrom Together in CM for Sony's Noise Cancelling Earphones

    Their solo performance clips will be posted on "THE FIRST TAKE" soon

    Two popular anison singers - LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba theme songs) and Uru (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ED theme) perform together in the latest CM for Sony's noise cancelling earphones series "WF-1000X." The song featured in the clip, "Saikai (produced by Ayase)" is written/composed/arranged by a well-known vocaloid song creator Ayase ("Sentensei Assault Girl" by Hatsune Miku). Check out the special collaboration after the jump!

     

  • Check Out Photos from Fate/Grand Order THE STAGE: The Grand Temple of Time: Solomon

    Tickets for the final day performance are already sold out

    Amid concerns about the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Grand Temple of Time: Solomon Ars Nova", the third show of the Fate/Grand Order THE STAGE series, opened successfully for the first day in Tokyo on October 24. Check out the photos from the dress rehearsal for its male master version held for the media ahead of the show.

  • Reina Ueda & Rie Takahashi Voice Two Girls in Anime PV for All Nippon Esthetic Association

    Acclaimed illustrator loundraw's FLAT STUDIO works on anime production

    All Nippon Esthetic Association has started airing a two-minute anime PV "Junenbun no Watashi he" (To 10 Years of Me). Two popular anime voice actresses - Reina Ueda (Kanao Tsuyuri in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Rie Takahashi (Megumin in KONOSUBA) voice its two main girls who continue to move towards their own dreams and future. Watch the special clip after the jump!

  • Sunday October 25, 2020
  • Ching Nakamura's Drama Manga Gunjo Gets Live-action Adaptation on Netflix in Spring 2021

    Haruomi Hosono (Happy End, Yellow Magic Orchestra) provides the theme song

    Ching Nakamura's lesbian drama manga Gunjo will be adapted into a live-action drama on Netflix for a worldwide release in the spring of 2021. The new title for the adaptation is Kanojo (She). Kiko Mizuhara (Mikasa in the Attack on Titan live-action films) and Honami Sato (the drummer of Japanese rock band Gesu no Kiwami Otome) are set to play its two female lead characters. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Voice Actress Miku Ito Shows Her Lovely Singer Side in New Music Video "Good Song"

    "I wrote this song hoping that it would be a 'Good Song" for those who listen to it, as well as for myself."

    As reported, Nippon Columbia will release popular voice actress Miku Ito (Kokoro Tsurumaki in BanG Dream! and Miku Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets)'s third solo album "Rhythmic Flavor" on December 23, 2020. Two months ahead of its release, the company's official YouTube channel has started streaming a two-and-half music video for the album's lead track, "Good Song." Check out her newest video after the jump!

     

  • Saturday October 24, 2020
  • "BanG Dream!" Girls Band Afterglow to Stream Sound-only Live for Free on YouTube

    Limited merchandise for the live concert will be also available

    Bushiroad's mixed-media franchise BanG Dream! will start streaming sound-only live concerts for free on its official YouTube channel. The first girls band to appear is Afterglow. Their concert titled "Afterglow Sound Only Live As ever" will be streamed twice from 19:00 (JST) / 03:00 (PT) on December 19 and 20, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Voice Actor Soma Saito Collaborates with Japanese Fashion Brand glamb

    Loose knit sweaters, berets, and socks will be shipped in the late January 2021

    ShoPro (Shogakukan Shueisha Productions) will release collaboration apparel products between popular anime voice actor Soma Saito (William James Moriarty in the fall 2020 TV anime Moriarty the Patriot) and Japanese fashion brand glamb on the online store "kuumaA", which is specialized on collaboration items. Check out the lineup after the jump!

  • Friday October 23, 2020
  • Listen to Kanon's Cutest Singing Voice from "WATATEN!" VA Unit Album

    Their highly-anticipated first album "Delicious Smile!" hits stores November 25

    The WATATEN! anime franchise's five-member VA unit Wataten☆5 will release their first album on November 25. Following the title track, a 110-second preview for another song from the album, "Issho ni Otete wo Taunagoune" (Let's hold hands together) by Kanon Konomori (CV: Naomi Ozora) is now streamed on the web. Listen to her cutest singing voice in the clip filled with her smiles after the jump!

  • CreepHyp Posts Happy-Go-Lucky Days Anime Film's Theme Song MV featuring Manga Panels

    The four-episode omnibus film was released in Japan on Saturday

    On the film's release day in Japan, a four-member Japanese rock band CreepHype posted a full music video for "Monomane," the theme song for the anime film Happy-Go-Lucky Days. The live-action clip titled "MANGA MUSIC VIDEO" features various panels from Takako Shimura's original manga. Check out the video about a story of a man and a woman who are parting ways after the jump.

  • Maaya Uchida Releases MV for Her Double A-side New Single "Heartbeat City / Itsuka Kumo ga Haretanara"

    The voice of Rikka Takanashi (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions), Norman (The Promised Neverland)

    Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has started streaming a three-minute clip that combines the music video for the two title songs of anime voice actress Maaya Uchida's upcoming double A-side 11th single "Heartbeat City / Itsuka Kumo ga Haretanara (If the clouds clear someday)" to be released on November 25, 2020. Listen to her two contrasting new songs after the jump!

  • TV Anime ETOTAMA's New Series will be a Short Episode Collection

    The 12-episode TV anime series in 2015 is available on Crunchyroll

    It has been two years and eight months since the new season of the TV anime ETOTAMA was announced back in February 2018. Finally today, the anime's official website confirmed that the new series will be a short episode collection, which means each episode is probably going to be shorter than the first season's 30-minute length. Hit the jump for more details.