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    Wednesday April 10, 2019
  • The Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime to Get "Wrath of the Gods" Arc This Fall

    Studio Deen (KonoSuba) will newly work on anime production

    The official website for the anime adaptation project based on Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins announced today that a new TV series titled Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin/The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods is set to premiere in Japan this fall. Hit the jump for more information.

  • Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Compilation Film Tops Japan's Mini Theater Ranking for Two Consecutive Weeks

    TV anime's first episode is now streamed on Crunchyroll

    Aniplex announced on April 9 that Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyoudai no Kizuna (The bond between a brother and a sister), a special compilation film based on the first five episodes of the TV anime, took the No.1 position for two consecutive weeks in the mini theater box office ranking reported by Kogyo Tsushinsha. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday April 9, 2019
  • Weathering With You Film's Teaser Trailer Introduces Rainy World Visuals, Theme Song by RADWIMPS

    Makoto Shinkai's highly-anticipated new film will open in Japan on July 19, 2019

    The official website for Makoto Shinkai's forthcoming new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its rainy world visuals, two main character voices, and theme song "Ai ni Dekiru koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is there still anything that love can do?) provided by RADWIMPS. Check out the new Shinkai world after the jump!

  • Colossus Titan Wears Business Suit in Collaboration PR Project for Ehime Prefecture

    Digital stamp rally is also planned to be held through the prefecture

    Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku Island launched a new PR project titled "Majime Ehime" (Serious Ehime) that collaborates with the Attack on Titan anime franchise today on April 9, posting a 80-second PV that featuring Colossus Titan that suddenly strikes the prefecture and the Survey Corps who follows it. Learn more about the project after the jump.

  • "Live Spectacle NARUTO ~Song of the Akatsuki~" Rerun Reveals Its Stunning Cast Visuals

    General sale of the tickets will begin on September 1 at 10:00 am

    "Live Spectacle Naruto: Song of the Akatsuki," the second stage play adaptation based on Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series Naruto, is confirmed to return to Japanese theaters this fall. Its new main visual, three individual cast visuals of Naruto, Sasuke and Itachi are also revealed. Check out the latest visuals and information after the jump!

  • JAM Project Blasts Off in One-Punch Man TV Anime 2nd Season's OP Song MV

    Highly-anticipated new season's story begins in Japan tonight

    Lantis' official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second music video for anison unit JAM Project's 70th single song "Seijaku no Apostle" to be released on April 24, 2019. The rock tune is used as the OP theme for the highly anticipated second season of the TV anime One-Punch Man. See their latest MV performance after the jump!

  • Children of the Sea Anime Film's New Trailer Features Joe Hisaishi's Fascinating Music

    STUDIO4℃-produced feature film hits Japanese theaters June 7, 2019

    The official website for the forthcoming anime film adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi's award-winning fantasy manga Kaiju no Kodomo/Children of the Sea has started streaming a 60-second new trailer introducing its main character voices and soundtrack music provided by internationally acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi. Check out the clip filled with stunning visuals after the jump.

  • Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood Sophie Twilight Figure Shows Off Her Cuteness

    12-episode TV anime series is available on Crunchyroll

    Broccoli has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7 scale figure of Sophie Twilight, the protagonist of the TV anime Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood, for September 2019 release in Japan. The 250 mm-tall item is inspired by the manga author Amatou's original illustration of her. Check out the cuteness of the 360-year-old vampire girl figure after the jump!

  • Japan Box Office: Doraemon: Moon Exploration Holds at #1 for Six Consecutive Weeks

    Live-Action "Tonde Saitama" crosses the 3 billion yen mark

    The weekend played out mostly as expected. Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, the 39th feature film in the Doraemon anime franchise, earned a solid 175 million yen on 146,000 admissions, keeping its No.1 position for six consecutive weeks. It was the longest No.1 record in the renewal anime series that launched in 2006. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday April 8, 2019
  • Umaru-chan VA Aimi Tanaka to Make Solo Singer Debut on May 8

    She wrote the lyrics of all songs in the debut mini album

    26-year-old anime voice actress Aimi Tanaka announced on her official Twitter that her debut mini album "Cobalt" is set to be released from Wave Master on May 8, 2019. She is best known as The title character Umaru Doma in the Himouto! Umaru-chan anime series. Hit the jump for more information.

  • 25 Characters Gather in My Hero Academia "HERO FES" Event Visual

    TV anime 4th season is set for October 2019, and the 2nd film is in the works

    The official website for the My Hero Academia franchise's upcoming live event "HERO FES" has posted a key visual featuring its 25 characters. The character costumes are based on the cover page illustration for the manga's 192nd chapter drawn by the manga author Kohei Horikoshi. Learn more about the "ultra event" after the jump.

  • Vocaloid Song Artist/Hitorie Vocalist wowaka Passes Away due to Acute Heart Failure

    The creator of "Ura-omote Lovers" (Miku), "World's End Dancehall" (Miku & Luka)

    The official website for four-member Japanese rock band Hitorie announced today on April 8 that its vocalist/guitarist wowaka passed away on April 5 due to acute heart failure. He was 31. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Ruby VA Ai Furihata's 1st Photo Book Hits Stores April 20

    The shooting for the 112-page book was held over one year

    Publisher Genkosha announced today that 25-year old voice actress Ai Furihata's first photo book "Itoshiki" is set to be released in Japan on April 20, 2019. She is best known as Ruby Kurosawa in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and as a member of its nine-member VA unit Aqours. Check out samples photos from the four-season themed book after the jump!

  • Meltic StAr Reveals Their New Gorgeous Costumes for Kiratto Pri☆Chan 2nd Season

    The highly-anticipated new season focuses on the "Jewel Audition"

    On the premiere day of its highly-anticipated second season on Sunday, the official Twitter for the TV anime Kiratto Pri☆Chan posted a new costume visual of Meltic StAr, one of the franchise's main idol groups, consisting of Anna Akagi, Sara Midorikawa, and Mel Shido. Check out their new gorgeous costumes after the jump!

  • Sunday April 7, 2019
  • Male Idol TV Anime Ensemble Stars! Finally Set to Hit the Stage on July 7

    The TV anime project was originally announced back in December 2015

    The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Happy Elements and Cacalia Studio's male idol-featured mobile game Ensemble Stars! has confirmed that it is set to premiere on TOKYO MX and other stations in Japan at 22:30 on July 7, 2019. Check out the latest information including its 43 voice cast after the jump!