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    Monday April 15, 2019
  • Watch 30-Minute Digest from Aqours' Tokyo Dome Concert DVD/Blu-ray

    The five-disc memorial box contains their two-day performance at Japan's largest stadium

    The official YouTube channel for the Love Live! franchise has started streaming a 30-minute digest from the "Aqours 4th Love Live! ~SAILING TO THE SUNSHINE~" DVD/Blu-ray, which includes the nine-member voice actress unit Aqours' live concert at Tokyo Dome on November 17 and 18, 2018. Check out their gorgeous performance at the 50,000-capacity stadium after the jump!

  • Saturday April 13, 2019
  • The Fist of Blue Sapphire Breaks Detective Conan Film Series' Opening Day Record

    The 110-minute film will no doubt dominate this weekend's box office in Japan

    It was reported at the release memorial event in Tokyo today that the 23rd Detective Conan feature film Konjyou no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire earned an impressive 422,465,000 yen on 313,724 admissions on its opening day of April 12, which surpassed the opening day box office record of the previous 22nd film Zero the Enforcer. Hit the jump for more details.

  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero Manga 5th Volume to Come with Newly-Recorded Drama CD

    Pre-orders for the special edition with CD will be accepted until May 22

    KADOKAWA announced today that the special edition of the upcoming fifth volume of The Reprise of the Spear Hero manga will come with a newly-recorded drama CD as a bonus. The manga adaptation of the official spin-off novel to Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero fantasy novel series has been serialized in KADOKAWA's Comic Walker website since August 2017. Hit the jump for more details. 

  • Friday April 12, 2019
  • VIDEO: Meet My Hero Academia Characters in Stage Play's Dress Rehearsal

    DVD/Blu-ray is set to be released on September 18, 2019

    The highly-anticipated stage play adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi's sci-fi action shonen manga My Hero Academia, titled "My Hero Academia The 'Ultra' Stage," finally kicked off at The Galaxy Theater in Tokyo yesterday. Before its opening, several Japanese media were invited to its dress rehearsal session. See how the cast are portraying their characters on the stage after the jump!

  • Natsume Yujin-cho Film Reveals Its DVD/Blu-ray Jacket Illustration for May 29 Release

    The 104-minute film earned more box office revenue in China than Japan

    Aniplex has announced that a DVD/Blu-ray of Natsume Yujin-Cho: Utsusemi ni Musubu/Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond, the all-new anime film based on Yuki Midorikawa's fantasy shoujo manga series, will be released in Japan on May 29, 2019, and revealed its newly-drawn jacket illustration. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Watch Nana Mizuki's Gorgeous Performance Clips from Her New Live DVD/Blu-ray

    The DVD/Blu-ray set includes 13-hour footage from her concerts in 2018-2019

    The official YouTube channel for voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki has started streaming three clips from her new live DVD/Blu-ray "GRACE -OPUS III- x ISLAND x ISLAND+" to be released on April 24, 2019. Watch her latest gorgeous stage performances before the release after the jump!

  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Also Gets Stage Play Adaptation in August & November 2019

    The fantasy light novel series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year

    In addition to the new TV anime adaptation, Yoshinobu Akita's fantasy light novel series Majutsushi Orphen/Sorcerous Stabber Orphen will get its stage play adaptation for the first time in August and November 2019. Ichidai Matsuda (Magical Suite Prism Nana, Wake Up,Girls! stage play) is attached to direct. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Voice Actor Kenichi Suzumura Enjoys Okinawa's Summer Time in His New Music Video

    The voice of Shinn Asuka (Gundam SEED Destiny), Sougo Okita (Gintama)

    Lantis' official YouTube channel has posted a 100-second music video for 44-year-old anime voice actor Kenichi Suzumura's upcoming 14th single song "My Life Summer Life" to be released on May 15, 2019. The clip features his solo trip in Okinawa, interaction with people, and beautiful scenery of the island. See how he enjoys the summer after the jump!

  • "Fujiko's Lie" Film Full Trailer Introduces Villain Character Voiced by Mamoru Miyano

    Takeshi Koike-directed new Lupin The Third film hits theaters May 31

    The official website for LUPIN THE ⅢRD Mine Fujiko no Uso/Fujiko's Lie has started streaming a 70-second full trailer introducing its main villain character Bincam voiced by Mamoru Miyano, who has a magic power to manipulate people at his wills. Check out the clip from the latest hard boiled edition Lupin The Third story after the jump.

  • Thursday April 11, 2019
  • Weathering With You Novel to be Released One Day before The Film

    Shinkai's "Your Name." novel sold more than 1.7 million copies in Japan

    Publisher KADOKAWA announced today that a novelization of Makoto Shinkai's forthcoming new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You is set to be released on July 18, 2019, one day before the film's theatrical release in Japan. As with his previous work Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. in 2016, it is written by the director himself. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Film to Return with Two-Part "Final Chapter" in Summer 2020

    Takeru Sato is, of course, set to reprise his role as Kenshin

    Warner Brothers Japan announced today that a two-part "Final Chapter" from the live-actin film adaptation project based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's action jidaigeki manga series Rurouni Kenshin is set to be released in Japan in the summer of 2020. The director of the first three films in 2012-2014, Keishi Otomo will return to the director's chair. Hit the jump for more information.

  • Reki Kawahara & His Sword Art Online Series' 10th Anniversary Project Site Opens

    Kawahara: "I intend to continue writing novels steadily for 15, and 20 years."

    KADOKAWA has opened a special website for the 10th anniversary project for Japanese light novel author Reki Kawahara's debut and his internationally popular series Sword Art Online. The SAO novel's illustrator abec provides a newly-drawn illustration for the site. Hit the jump for more details including Kawahara's message to his fans.

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel/Manga Series Has Printed 6.2 Million Copies in Japan

    Kinema Citrus-produced TV anime is now simulcast on Crunchyroll

    In the web CM for the manga's next 13th tankobon volume, it was confirmed that Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero fantasy novel series and its manga adaptations have printed an impressive 6.2 million copies since its launch in August 2013. It also means the whole series has added another 1.2 million copies only in two months. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Ni no Kuni Anime Film Teaser Introduces Its Protagonist's Voice by Kento Yamazaki

    Yoshiyuki Momose (Ghiblies Episode 2)-directed adaptation will open in the summer 2019

    The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Level-5 (Yo-kai Watch, Professor Layton)'s fantasy RPG Ni no Kuni has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its main character voices, including the protagonist boy Yu played by 24-year-old actor Kento Yamazaki as his first anime role. Check out the anime adaptation world after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 10, 2019
  • Sword Art Online Director's Original Anime Film HELLO WORLD Releases Its 1st Teaser Trailer

    Takumi Kitamura, Touri Matsuzaka, Minami Hamabe voice the main characters

    The official website and Twitter for Sword Art Online director Tomohiko Ito's forthcoming original anime film HELLO WORLD open today with a 30-second first teaser trailer introducing its world visuals, and announced it is set to be released in Japan on September 20, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more about the exciting project.