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