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    Thursday November 26, 2020
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER & Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai to Perform World Trigger 2nd Season Theme Songs

    The highly-anticipated new season is set to premiere on January 9, 2021

    Toei Animation has announced the OP and ED song performers of the upcoming second season of the TV anime World Trigger; The OP theme "Force" is sung by a five-member Korean idol group TOMORROW X TOGETHER, while the ED theme "Mirai Eigou" is performed by a four-member Japanese rock band Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai. Read their messages for the fans after the jump!

  • Toei Animation Announces The 18th PreCure TV Series "Tropical-Rouge! PreCure"

    The ongoing 17th series "Healin' Good Pretty Cure" is now available on Crunchyroll

    Toei Animation launched a teaser site for Tropical-Rouge! PreCure, the forthcoming 18th TV series from its long-running PreCure magical girl franchise today. The taglines accompanying the title logo are: "Make de Change! Muteki no Yaruki!" (Change in make-up! Invincible Motivation!)  and "Minnade Issho ni Tropicacchao-! (Let's get tropical together!). Hit the jump for more details.

  • Celebrate Christmas with Uzaki-chan at Special Pop-up Shop in Akihabara

    Those who purchase the anime's related items will receive one picture card for every 2,000 yen

    Arma Bianca, a Tokyo-based company that offers original anime/manga merchandise, will open a Christmas-themed pop-up shop dedicated to the TV anime Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! on the seventh floor of Gamer's Akihabara main store from December 12 to 27, 2020. Check out more information including the lineup of its limited items after the jump!

  • Haruhi Suzumiya Posts A "Mysterious Message" Video

    The Japanese message printed on the banners is "I am here."

    One day after the release of the long-awaited 12th volume of Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series, The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, KADOKAWA's anime official YouTube channel posted a two-and-half minute "mysterious message" video introducing an alien language message written on the ground of Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama Prefecture. See it for yourself after the jump!

  • Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito to Release Her 1st Photo Book on December 26

    "This book shows various aspects of me over the past four years, from the age of 20 to 24."

    Tokyo News Tsushinsha has announced that "Shuka Sugata," the first photo collection book of voice actress Shuka Saito, is set to be released on December 26, 2020. She is best known as You Watanabe in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and a member of its voice actress idol unit Aqours. Meanwhile, she has also focused on her solo activities. Check out sample photos and her message after the jump!

  • New Idol-themed Original TV Anime Gekidol Confirms January 5, 2021 Premiere

    Shigeru Ueda (UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie) serves director at Foods Entertainment

    Along with a key visual featuring its nine main characters, the official website for Hoods Entertainment's upcoming original TV anime Gekidol announced today that it is set to premiere on AT-X in Japan on January 5, 2021. The "Engeki (Stage Play) x Idol"-themed project was revealed back in December 2015. Check out the latest information after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 25, 2020
  • Singer-songwriter Anly Provides Theme Song for Natsume Yujin-cho New Anime

    "I hope that each sound and word will accompany the story and the heart of the audience."

    Sony Music Labels announced today that an Okinawa-born singer-songwriter Anly's new song "Seishun ~Star Wink~" will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming anime film Natsume Yujin-cho: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha. She has previously provided the theme songs for Naruto Shippuden, The Seven Deadly Sins, and The Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Hit the jump for more details including her message. 

  • Check Out Cheerkyu-bu! Project's 1st Cheering Song "HIT&CHEER!"

    The name of the 10-member group was decided as "Qace" by fan vote

    Cheerkyu-bu!, the Monthly Hobby Japan magazine and Bandai Namco Arts' anime music label Lantis' new collaboration project, finally released its first cheering song single CD "HIT&CHEER!" performed by its all ten members together on November 25. Check the cheerful song in a preview video after the jump!

  • Voice Actress Megumi Nakajima to Release Her 5th Album "green diary" on February 3, 2021

    The theme of the album is "green," which has been a special color for her since her debut

    The official website for voice actress/singer Megumi Nakajima (Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier, Megumi Aino/Cure Lovely in HappinessCharge PreCure!) announced today that her fifth album "green diary" is scheduled to be released on February 3, 2021. It will have been her first original album in three years since "Curiosity" released in February 2018. Hit the jump for more information including her message.


  • INNOSENT in FORMAL Posts Ikebukuro West Gate Park ED Song "after song" MV

    The TV anime's two ED theme songs will be included in the band's major debut album

    The fall 2020 TV anime Ikebukuro West Gate Park has been using two ED theme songs performed by INNOSENT in FORMA - "Omoumama" (As One Wishes) and "after song." Following the former introduced one month ago, a music video for the latter is now also streamed on the band's official YouTube channel. Check out their coolness after the jump!

  • BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia Film's 1st Part Set for A Release on April 23, 2021

    Advance tickets with bonus items will go on sale on December 4

    Bushiroad announced today that BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku is officially set for a release in Japan on April 23, 2021. It is the first part of the two-part film series focusing on the members of Roselia. Its second part "II: Song i am." is also set to be released sometime in 2021. Hit the jump for more details.  


  • Tuesday November 24, 2020
  • Watch Aya Hirano-Narrated CM for The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Novel

    You can also watch how the Haruhi ukiyo-e woodblock print is created in video

    Welcome back, Haruhi! On the release day of the long-awaited 12th volume of Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series in Japan, Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokkan / The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, KADOKAWA's anime official YouTube channel has started streaming a 15-second CM for the volume narrated by none other than Aya Hirano, the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya in the anime series. Watch the special clip after the jump!

  • Mai Fuchigami Plays Marionette & Wirepuller in Orphen Battle of Kimluck Arc ED Theme MV

    The reboot TV anime's new arc is set to premiere in Japan on January 20, 2021

    The official YouTube channel for voice actress Mai Fuchigami has posted a 90-second music video for her sixth single song "Marionette Coup d'etat." The dramatic tune will be featured as the ED theme for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck, the upcoming second season of the reboot TV anime adaptation of Yoshinobu Akita's fantasy light novel series. Watch the clip in which she plays both an emotionless marionette and a mysterious wirepuller.

  • Japan Box Office: Even STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 Can't Stop Demon Slayer's Domination

    "Violet Evergarden The Movie" has stayed at Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks

    With the huge success of the first film in 2014, expectations for the first-weekend box office of STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 were very high, but it was still not enough to break the domination of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which has kept the box-office crown for six weeks in a row. Hit the jump for more details. 

  • Voice Actor Wataru Hatano Enjoys Fitness at Home in New MV "Never End! Summer!"

    The voice of Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail), Murasaki (Hamatora), Gaku Yaotome (IDOLiSH7)

    The official website for voice actor Wataru Hatan has posted two CD jacket photos and a 110-second music video for his forthcoming tenth single song "Never End! Summer!" to be released on December 23, 2020. In the "Summer of 2020"-themed clip, he tries home fitness workouts using an aerobike and a balance ball, which he also does in his own personal life. Revisit the summer with him after the jump!