The "DRAWS A DREAM" project, which aims to discover multi-talented voice actress idols, has started auditions for a new project under the title SEASON 2, which will be produced by a new team of famous creators. Hit the jump for more details!
Will this finally end the wait? In the latest long PV for Takara Tomy Arts' smartphone game app Idol Land Pripara posted on YouTube last night, it was announced that the app is now set to launch in the spring of 2023. The app was originally planned to launch in the spring of 2021. Hit the jump for more details.
The ongoing 19th Precure TV anime series Delicious Party Pretty Cure is now reaching its climax. To express gratitude to all those who have supported the series, a big event "Delicious Party ♡ Pretty Cure Thanks Festival" is set to be held at Nakano Sunplaza Hall in Tokyo on February 18 and 19, 2023. Hit the jump for more details!
Yahoo! Japan announced the winners for its annual Yahoo! Japan Search Awards 2022 on December 5. The winner of its anime category was the SPY x FAMILY anime series based on Tatsuya Endo's manga of the same name. Check out the the list of winners after the jump!
honto, a hybrid general bookstore operated by Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) in collaboration with Maruzen Junkudo, Bunkyodo, and To Defacto, has announced its annual ranking for 2022 based on data from its honto digital bookstore today, on December 3. All of the top 10 digital books were manga. Check out the top 10 list after the jump!
Voice actress/singer Yoshino Nanjo, best known as Eli Ayase in the Love Live! franchise, has posed a two-minute music video for "Journey's Trunk," the lead track from her forthcoming fifth solo album of the same name. Listen to the song that describes the path she has taken in her 10-year music career!
Following Yoko Takahashi's "Teardrops of hope," KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE has posted a preview video for the two theme songs for FIELDS' new pachinko machine P Godzilla vs. Evangelion ~G Cell Awakening~ sung by none other than Rei Ayanami VA Megumi Hayashibara. Check out her singing voice after the jump!
Anique, a Tokyo-based company offering online exhibitions featuring anime works, will launch an online exhibition and merchandise sales project on December 19 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the broadcast of the anime PSYCHO-PASS. Learn more after the jump!
Following the album title tune, the official YouTube channel for voice actor Mamoru Miyano (Light Yagami in Death Note, Setsuna F. Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00) has released a lyric video for "Ikou!" (Let's Go!), another new song from his latest seventh full-length album "THE ENTERTANMENT." Watch the clip featuring illustrations by ukiyoe painter Anna Tsubaki after the jump!
Following the well-received first show in 2021 and the second show in 2022, the third show of the stage play adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's sci-fi action manga World Trigger, entitled World Trigger the Stage: B-Rank Wars Begin Arc, is set to be performed in Tokyo and Osaka in August 2023. Hit the jump for more information!
Japanese karaoke company Daiichikosho conducted the annual karaoke ranking survey for 2022. The most popular song in its anime song category was, as expected, "A Cruel Angel's Thesis," the opening theme for the TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, sung by Yoko Takahashi. Check out her message of appreciation and the top 10 list after the jump!
It has been confirmed that the cumulative total domestic gross of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond in Japan had already surpassed 500 million yen (3.7 million USD) on 380,000 admissions in just six days. Hit the jump for more details!
A lyric preview video for "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" singer Yoko Takahashi's new digital single song "Teardrops of hope" is now streamed on YouTube. Along with Megumi Hayashibara's two songs, it will be featured in FIELDS' new pachinko machine P Godzilla vs. Evangelion ~G Cell Awakening~. Check out her new song after the jump!
The official website for LUPIN ZERO, the forthcoming new web anime depicting the boyhood of the characters of the popular anime franchise Lupin the Third, has posted a 70-second main trailer to introduce its theme songs and main characters, including Lupin's future partner, Daisuke Jigen. Check out more new information after the jump!
Anisong singer/voice actress Machico (Delicious Party Pretty Cure opening theme, Tokai Teio in Umamusume: Pretty Derby) announced on her official Twitter on November 30 that she would leave her agency, HoriPro International, as of the same date. Hit the jump for more details.