KADOKAWA previews a new 1/7 scale figure of Rem, one of the main heroines in the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise, wearing cute yukata (casual summer kimono) with Japanese morning glory patterns. The item is based on a promotional visual for the "MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2017" event drawn by the novel's official illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka. Check out her cuteness with product photos after the jump!
The official website for Bones' Eureka Seven anime franchise today posted visuals of Anemone and Eureka in their childhood. This is the first time for the two characters to appear together in their childhood mode in the Eureka Seven anime story. In addition, a photo of the two's voice actresses, Ami Koshimizu (Anemone) and Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) is also available.
The official website for 26-year-old voice actress Riho Iida has started streaming a short version music video for her 4th single song "Itsuka Sekai ga Kawaru made" (Until the world changes someday). The song is now featured as the ED theme for the fall 2018 TV anime Boarding School Juliet, in which she is also cast as Shizuka Shishi. Check out her portrayal as Showa-style idol singer private detective after the jump!
The world premiere screening of Taiwan's first giant robot anime feature film 重甲機神: 神降臨/Baryon was held at Taichung International Animation Festival 2018 on October 11 as its opening film. And it was confirmed that popular Japanese anime voice actress Kana Hanazawa voices a Japanese girl named Momoko Asanaga in the film. Hit the jump for more details.
After the sold-out opening in Tokyo last Thursday, the official website for the new musical adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's action jidaigeki manga series Rurouni Kenshin has posted a three-minute digest clip introducing its highlight scenes. Check out how the cast members portray their characters on the stage after the Jump!
The official website for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, the all-new anime feature film based on Kohei Horikoshi's action shonen manga, confirmed today that its DVD and Blu-ray are set to be released in Japan on February 13, 2019. Both disc's "Plus Ultra" editions come with a newly-recorded drama CD based on the BBQ scene by the class 1A students, illustrated in the film's ending. Hit the jump for more details about the release.
Four days before its theatrical release in Japan, the official Twitter for the all-new anime film Haikara-san ga Tooru: Hana no Tokyo Dai Roman (Here Comes Miss Modern: Big Romance in Tokyo of Flowers) posted a new visual featuring the protagonist Benio Hanamura and her fiancé Shinobu Ijuin, who are holding each other tight in Tokyo hit by an unprecedented disaster. Check out the latest visual after the jump.
Following the first one in September, the official website for the "final chapter" of the anime series based on Shuichi Asou's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. comedy manga posted a second teaser visual featuring its main characters in Oshimai-city. The manga's last episode told their trip to the city. Hit the jump for more details.
As part of its ongoing "ONE PIECE HALLOWEEN 2018" fair, the Tokyo One Piece Tower theme park has been holding "One Piece Narikiri Contest 2018" (narikiri means "turning completely into the role/character") every Saturday, and the winner of its solo division was chosen on October 13. Check out the photos of the participants after the jump!
The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump announced today 15 that Daisuke Ashihara's sci-fi adventure manga World Trigger is set to resume its serialization in the magazine's forthcoming 48th issue to be released in Japan on October 29. The author has been taking a hiatus since November 2016 due to his health issue. Hit the jump for more details!
Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has posted a three-minute digest clip from the forthcoming Blu-ray "Yurika Endo FINAL LIVE 'Emotional Daybreak'," which includes 24-year-old anime voice actress/singer Yurika Endo's retirement concert held at MyNavi BLITZ Akasaka in Tokyo on June 1, 2018. Check out her last performance after the jump.
In addition to the announcement for the "Sugoi Sabbath" event to be held on January 20, 2019, the official Twitter for the the TV anime adaptation of Yukiwo's Jashin-chan Dropkick/Dropkick on My Devil! comedy manga said today that its second season will get a green light if its first season's DVD/Blu-ray box sets are sold more than 2,000 units by the time of the event. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the TV anime adaptation that premiered in Japan yesterday, a stage play adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's fantasy action shonen manga Karakuri Circus is scheduled to be performed at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo 17 times from January 10 to 20, 2019. The automatons including Shirogane's Arlequin are played by human actors. Hit the jump for more information.
Following the successful opening weekend, Warner Brothers Japan's official YouTube channel posted a 80-second clip from Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata featuring 23-year-old Japanese actress Alice Hirose's a cappella song as its female protagonist Sora. This is her first anime voice acting role and singing performance in her career. Listen to her song after the jump!
The official Twitter for Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga series announced on October 11 that the fans of the manga now can send any questions about Kuro no Soshiki/Black Organization, the secret criminal syndicate who were responsible for transforming the protagonist Shinichi Kudo into a child, and that select questions will be directly answered by the manga author. Hit the jump for more details.