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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!