Shogakukan's Big Comic editorial department announced today that renowned manga artist Sanpei Shirato (Sasuke, Kamui, Watari) passed away due to aspiration pneumonia on October 8 at the age of 89 and that his younger brother Tetsuji Okamoto also died of interstitial pneumonia four days later, October 12. Hit the jump for more details.
A newly drawn key visual for the exhibition of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN manga has been released. The visual, drawn by Yasuhiko himself, depicts Amuro Ray, his mobile suit RX-78-02 Gundam, Char Aznable, and his MS-06S Zaku II. Hit the jump for more information including the limited plastic models for the event.
The 30th feature film in Toei Animation's Precure franchise, Tropical-Rouge! Precure The Movie: The Snow Princess and the Miracle Ring was released in 235 theaters across Japan on October 23, 2021, then earned an impressive 170 million yen (1.49 million USD) on 141,000 admissions to become the top-grossing film of the weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for anime voice actress Kaori Ishihara has posted a 30-second short clip for her next seventh single song "Starcast." In the clip, it is announced that the song will be available digitally on November 2, ahead of the release of the CD single on November 24. Hit the jump for more information.
In commemoration of the start of the broadcast of the TV anime AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline, PARCO, a chain of department stores in Japan, will start a crowdfunding campaign to build a three-meter high statue of the special mobile weapon in the show, "MALLeS KENBU," on November 1. Learn more about the project after the jump!
Toei Animation has announced that "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Exhibition: Hajike Densetsu yo Eien ni...!? (The Legend of Hajike, Be Forever...!?)", a special exhibition to celebrate the 20th-anniversary of Yoshio Sawai's Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo manga series, is set to be held at Shibuya Marui in Tokyo from November 20 to December 12, 2021. Hit the jump for more details.
SHAREDOL, a new collaboration project by Japanese anime production company Toei Animation and advertising agency Sotsu, has released a three-minute pilot film to introduce its main characters and world view on the former's official YouTube channel. Meet the six idols in the Edo period after the jump!
Lantis' official YouTube channel has started streaming a 14-minute digest of voice actress Azusa Tadokoro's new live Blu-ray "AZUSA TADOKORO LIVE 2021 ~Waver~" to be released on November 10, 2021. The disc includes her first online concert held at Zepp TOKYO on April 3. Check out her performance as a solo singer after the jump!
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Shinichi Fukuda's cosplay-themed rom-com manga Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru / My Dress-Up Darling has posted a 70-second first PV to announce its premiere date of January 2022 and two main voice cast members. Check out the latest information after the jump!
Gindoro's Patissier-san to Ojou-san (Pâtissier et Mademoiselle / Patissier & Mademoiselle) romantic comedy manga will get its live-action TV drama and film adaptations. A 30-minute TV drama will be aired for foue episodes in January 2022, then a feature film will follow in May of the year. Hit the jump for more details.
On the release day of the feature film Tropical-Rouge! Precure The Movie: The Snow Princess and the Miracle Ring in Japan, the Precure franchise's official YouTube channel posted a special PV featuring the film's ED theme song. Check out the song by the nine Precure girls and impressive highlight scenes after the jump!
A 30-second new trailer for MANKAI MOVIE A3! ~SPRING & SUMMER~, the first live-action film inspired by LIBER Entertainment's popular mobile card collecting game A3!, is now streamed on YouTube. In this clip, the fourth wall is broken and the characters in the screen asks the audience to be the director, saying "Please help us..." Hit the jump for more details.
Acclaimed composer/singer-songwriter R・O・N's solo project STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION has released a music video for its ninth single song "TRISTAR" on YouTube. The digital tune is now used as the ED theme for the fall 2021 TV anime Muv-Luv Alternative. Check out the clip that expresses the present, past, and future through dance after the jump!
Chinese cosplayer/singer Liyuu, also known as the voice of Keke Tang in Love Live! Superstar!, has released a four-minute music video for "Rulekawaiima," a new song from her forthcoming first album "Fo(u)r YuU." The title of the song is an anagram reordering of "My Kawaii Rule." Watch the kawaii-themed clip filled with cutness after the jump!
As reported, Cutie Honey Climax, the second stage play show inspired by Go Nagai's classic Cutie Honey manga in the mid-1970s, was performed at Theater 1010 in Tokyo from June 17 to 20, 2021. Now its 35-minute digest with English subtitles is streamed on Toei Video's official YouTube channel. Check out the gorgeous performance after the jump!