Japanese TV network Fuji TV newly launched a BL (Boys Love)-themed anime label "BLUE LYNX," and opened its official website and Twitter today. Its first title will be a feature film adaptation of a popular BL manga. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that Io Sakisaka (Ao Haru Ride)'s romance shoujo manga Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare will get its anime film adaptation in May 2020, then its live-action film adaptation in August 2020. A-1 Pictures (Oreimo, Sword Art Online) works on production of the anime film, while Takahiro Miki (Kids on The Slope) directs the live-action. Hit the jum pfor more details.
25 years after the release of its first Super Famicom game in 1993, the protagonist character X from the Rockman X/Mega Man X action video game series will get his first plastic model kit in August 2019 from Kotobukiya. Check out the details of the hero figure after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming TV anime SHIKIZAKURA (Winter Cherry Blossoms) has posted a four-minute introduction video for "JAPANESE DREAM =AX Audition=," a voice cast audition for its English-speaking role to be held at this summer's Anime Expo. The video is guided by virtual YouTuber MIYA KIMINO in English. Learn about the dream project after the jump!
The official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- has confirmed that 11 CD singles including its ED theme and insert songs performed by each boy idol will be released in seven weeks from June 26 to August 7, 2019, under the title "My Song Single Series." Check out their release schedule after the jump!
The 23rd Detective Conan feature film's box office domination has shown no signs of slowing down. Konjyou no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire added a huge 886 million yen from 678,000 ticket sales in its second weekend of release, easily taking the box office No.1 crown for a second weekend in a row. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for the live-action adaptation project based on Homura Kawamoto (story) and Toru Naomura (art)'s gambling themed manga Kakegurui has revealed that 25-year-old professional cosplayer Enako makes her actress debut in its forthcoming feature film. See her photos as a Hyakkaou Private Academy student after the jump.
The official website for 21-year-old singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue has posted a four-minute full music video for her latest song "Kotonoha no Omoi" from her third full album "Shiro to Iroiro" to be released on May 29, 2019. The song is now featured as the OP theme for the TV anime adaptation of Masakuni Igarashi's senryu-themed romance comedy manga Senryu Girl.
Bandai Namco Group's toy company Plex has started accepting pre-orders for a 73 cm-tall soft vinyl figure of Ideon, the main robot in Surise's classic robot anime in the early 1980s, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon/Space Runaway Ideon, for July 2019 release. Check out the details of the big and heavy item after the jump!
It is officially announced in this year's 21st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan that a special standalone short story for Saki Hasemi (story) and Kentaro Yabuki (art)'s To Love-Ru romantic comedy manga series will be published in the magazine's next 22nd/23rd combined issue to be available in Japan this Saturday, April 27. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for three-member voice actress idol unit Run Girls, Run! has started streaming a two-minute music video for their fifth single song "Diamond Smile." The pop tune is now featured as the OP theme for the second season of the idol-themed TV anime Kiratto Pri☆Chan, in which all three members have voiced its main characters. Watch their brand new MV after the jump!
You will be able to meet the two teams of the Matsuno sextuplets again on the stage. The official website for the stage play adaptation project based on the TV anime Mr.Osomatsu has announced that its third show titled "Osomatsu-san on STAGE ~SIX MEN'S SHOW TIME 3~" will be performed in Japan this winter. Watch a teaser PV announcing their return after the jump!
The "Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli" exhibition dedicated to the words and illustrations by Toshio Suzuki, the former president of Studio Ghibli and producer of its anime feature films, opened at the Edocco culture hall at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo today. Check out photos and videos from its press preview on Friday after the jump!
The Nijigen no Mori theme park in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, opens its new attraction "NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO" inspired by the world and characters from Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular ninja action manga series Naruto and its sequel Boruto: Naruto Next Generations today on April 20. The attraction's official Twitter has started posting photos from its opening day.
Japanese figure brand FOTS JAPAN's official online store has started accepting pre-orders for a 1/7 scale painted figure of Rikka Takarada from the SSSS.GRIDMAN TV anime series in her competitive swimming suit for release in the end of June 2019. Check out the beautifully crafted item after the jump!