On the release day of the novel series' latest 21st volume in Japan, it was announced on the author Aneko Yusagi's official blog that The Rising of the Shield Hero fantasy novel series has printed an impressive four million copies (with one million by its manga adaptations) in Japan since its launch in August 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
The fun will continue for the fans. Nine month after the TV series ended, the magical boys from Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS! are set to return in their CG concerts to be held at TFT HALL 1000 in Tokyo from April to July. Watch an announcement PV featuring the performance by the Earth Defense Club boys after the jump!
Nissin Foods's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 30-second trailer for a new anime CM project "Koitsura Girls" for its Curry Meshi instant curry rice, introducing seven girls designed by Shinichiro Otsuka, best known for his illustration works for Tappei Nagatsuki's Re:Zero light novel series. Meet the seven girls all voiced by Emiri Kato alone after the jump!
As reported, Yoshiko Tsushima from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise has been featured as the "kanban musume" (poster girl) of the Gamers Numazu store in Shizuoka Prefecture. To celebrate the store's third anniversary, she unveiled her new "kanban musume" visual today. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese department store chain PARCO will hold an original art exhibition to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series at its PARCO Museum (Ikebukuro PARCO main store 7F) between April 5 and 22, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Katsuwo's four-panel comedy manga Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (The loner's ○○ Life) has posted a new key visual featuring its main characters and a two-minute second PV, and also announced that it is set to premiere on MBS and TBS on April 5, 2019. Hit the jump for more new information.
The official website for the forthcoming anime film adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi's award-winning fantasy manga Kaiju no Kodomo/Children of the Sea today posted a key visual and a 20-second teaser trailer featuring its soundtrack music by internationally renowned composer Joe Hisaishi, and announced its main staff and three main voice cast. Check out the latest information after the jump!
It is conformed today that the total domestic box office gross of Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow had crossed the one billion yen mark by February 22, in eight weeks since its release on January 4, 2019. It has become the third anime film that reached the milestone this year. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 38-year-old voice actor Hiro Shimono's solo musical project has posted a 150-second preview video for his latest single "sympathy" to be released exclusively on Pony Canyon's official online store Canime on March 20, 2019. Check out his new song with an introduction by him after the jump!
Kodansha officially announced today on February 26 that the limited edition of the forthcoming 11th volume of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga was canceled due to the circumstances of the production process of the OAD (Original Anime Disc) that was planned to be included. Hit the jump for more details.
The live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s self-deprecating local comedy manga Tonde Saitama earned a surprisingly good 259 million yen and became the top-grossing film of the weekend of February 23-24, beating the 200 million dollar budget live-action film Alita: Battle Angel inspired by Yukito Kishiro's cyberpunk manga. Hit the jump for more details.
The Kemono Friends franchise's five-member unit PPP (PENGUINS Performance Project) will be featured in Kyoto Aquarium's forthcoming campaign "FUN FAN PENGUINS ~MIYA-CCO: The Great Operation to Make Fans~" to be held between March 1 and April 7. Hit the jump for more details including a short video for the aquarium's real penguin idol unit MIYA-CCO's debut song.
The One Piece franchise's official portal site One Piece.com has posted visuals of the new "summer vacation" costumes that are worn by the nine members of the Straw Hat Pirates in the forthcoming feature film ONE PIECE STAMPEDE. They are co-designed by the anime staff and Japanese fast fashion manufacture Uniqlo's T-shirts brand UT. Check out their new costumes after the jump!
Aniplex announced today that the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Taishi Tsutsui (Magical Patissière Kosaki-chan!!)'s school comedy manga Bokutachi wa Benkyo ga Dekinai/We Never Learn is set to premiere on TOKYO MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, AT-X, and MBS on April 6, 2019, then on TV Aichi three days later. Check out the latest information after the jump!
Japanese part-time/casual job information site an is now inviting one person who can serve as a part-time butler for Kaguya Shinomiya, the main heroine in the KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR TV anime, at a promotional event for the anime to be held in Tokyo next month. The pay for the one-day job is 200,000 yen (about 1,800 US dollars) and a gold bar. Hit the jump for more details.