The official website for the TV anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? confirmed on May 20 that voice actress Yuka Iguchi will sing its upcoming second season's OP theme song "HELLO to DREAM." She has performed the theme songs for the DanMachi anime/game franchise since 2015. Hit the jump for more details and the MVs for her DanMachi songs.
Yokosuka-city in Kanagawa Prefecture announced on May 20 that the name of Sarushima (literally means Monkey Island), a desert island in Tokyo Bay, will be changed to "Monkey D. Luffy Island" for a limited time of 105 days from July 8 to October 20, 2019. This is part of the city's collaboration project with the One Piece anime franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
Good Smile Company has started accepting pre-orders for a 180 mm-tall painted figure of Saitama, the protagonist of TV anime series One-Punch Man. He is the fourth entry from the company's newly-launched figure line "POP UP PARADE," following Hatsune Miku, Kizuna AI, and Goblin Slayer . Check out the details of the new hero figure after the jump!
The upcoming new OP movie for TBS' news show "NES23" will feature scenery images from Makoto Shinkai's 2007 film 5 Centimeters per Second and 2013 film The Garden of Words, along with five-member Japanese rock band Sakanaction's new song "Wonderland." The new OP will be used from June 3. Hit the jump for more details.
BANDAI NAMCO Arts's official YouTube channel has posted a five-minute video report to introduce Ibaraki Kotsu Company's fifth "Girls und Panzer" wrapping bus, hosted by Mai Fuchigami, the voice of the anime's protagonist character Miho Nishizumi. Watch the special report by her after the jump!
Unlike the previous 22nd film Zero the Enforcer that topped the chart for seven consecutive weeks last spring, the 23rd Detective Conan feature film The Fist of Blue Sapphire already dropped to fourth slot in its sixth week of release. It has become doubtful that it can renew the franchise's box office record as its six recent films. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese voice actor agency Ken Production announced today that voice actress Saki Ogasawara was found to have stage 1 tongue cancer last month, and that she will take a hiatus from activities for a while in order to undergo surgery and further treatment. Hit the jump for more details.
Saudi Arabia's animation and game developing company Manga Productions revealed the details about its new anime feature film titled The Journey, including a 60-second teaser trailer, at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. This is their second collaboration work with Japan's Toei Animation. Check out the latest information after the jump.
Following Naruto, Sasuke and Itachi that we reported in April, the official website for the forthcoming rerun of "Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe/Song of the Akatsuki" has revealed its five more cast members in their character costumes: Sakura, Kakashi, Yamato, Sai, and Tsunade. Check out their brand new visuals after the jump!
The 20th volume of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" light novel Ascendance of a Bookworm is set to be released in Japan on September 10, 2019, and its limited edition to come with a bonus DVD including the first episode of the novel's forthcoming TV anime adaptation prior to its TV premiere. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for Aniplex Plus has posted the cover visual for acclaimed animator/character designer Shingo Adachi's artwork collection book "Shingo Adachi Artworks" to be released in Japan on July 5, 2019. He is best known for his character design works for the WORKING!! and Sword Art Online anime series. Hit the jump for more information.
Soon after the last day performance at Fukuoka Civic Hall on Sunday, the official Twitter for the stage play adaptation project based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's popular sports manga Kuroko's Basketball confirmed that it concluded with its fourth show "ULTIMATE-BLAZE." Hit the jump for more details.
Select Japanese theaters started screening a 60-second full trailer for the upcoming compilation film Frame Arms Girl: Kyakkya Ufufu na Wonderland including the FA girls' dance performance with its theme song "Manjyou Icchi (unanimity) LOVE ENERGY." Check out the new clip filled with newly-animated footage after the jump!
The official website for PROMARE, the upcoming original anime feature film co-produced by XFLAG and TRIGGER, announced today that its first week moviegoers will receive one of the eight-type characters cards as a bonus and that each card will come with a serial code to watch a 10-minute prequel episode "Chapter Galo." Hit the jump for more information.
Universal Studios Japan's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 30-second web-exclusive CM for Sailor Moon the Miracle 4-D: Moon Palace Chapter, the upcoming second chapter of the 4D attraction inspired by the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchise. Watch the clip narrated by the Usagi/Sailor Moon anime VA Kotono Mitsuishi after the jump!