After the ten-day countdown on Twitter, tonight at 20:30 (JST), the Aikatsu! franchise's official YouTube channel "AiTube/Aikatsu!Tube" posted a three-minute PV for its new TV series Aikatsu on Parade!, which is set to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on October 5, 2019. Check out the information about the forthcoming all-star series after the jump!
31-year-old anime voice actress/singer Pile, best known as Maki Nishikino in the Love Live! franchise, will release her second photo book "Roots of Pile Busan⇔Seoul" from Kodansha on August 18, 2019. As the title suggest, the photos in the 96-page book were shot in her second home country, Korea. Check out the sample photos and her comment after the jump!
Following the ones for Mile, Reina, and Mavis, the official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of FUNA's comedy fantasy light novel series Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! has added a 25-second fourth character PV to introduce Pauline voiced by Masumi Tazawa (Ayame Hamaguchi in The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls). Check out her gentle voice after the jump!
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions has started accepting orders for two new collaboration items with X-9 Design Lab's apparel brand "HoneyCinnamon" featuring 24-year-old popular anime voice actress Yui Ogura at the EC site "kuumaA." A new unisex line "HONEYui" is launched for this collaboration project produced by Ogura. Check out the cute lineup after the jump!
With a teaser poster visual and a 30-second teaser trailer, it is announced today that Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon (Nicky Larson and the Cupid's Perfume), Philippe Lacheau-directed live-action film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter action comedy manga, is set to be released in Japan in November 2019. Hit the jump for more information.
The highly-anticipated stage play adaptation of Yoshinobu Akita's fantasy light novel series Sorcerous Stabber Orphen finally kicked off at the Shinjukumura LIVE theater in Tokyo on August 15. Its four-minute opening sequence introducing its main cast is now streamed on ILLUMINUS's official YouTube channel. See how they portray their characters on the stage!
Publisher Shueisha announced today that the Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End dark fantasy manga series created by Takaya Kagami (story), Yamato Yamamoto (arts) and Daisuke Furuya (storyboards) has printed ten million copies since its launch in 2012. Hit the jump for more details.
Voice actress Yui Ogura announced at her 24th birthday event held at Hulic Hall Tokyo on Thursday that her next 10th single "Destiny" is set to be released on October 30, 2019, and that the title song will be featured as the OP theme for the forthcoming TV anime Z/X Code reunion to premire in Japan on October 8, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the sold-out first part in June 2019, "Katekyo Hitman Reborn! the STAGE vs VARIA part II," the second and final part of the stage play based on the "VS Varia" arc of Akira Amano's comedy shonen manga Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, is set to be performed in January 2020. See the 14 new character visuals after the jump!
Following the very successful "AIAIAI" in March, virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI released her second digital song collaborated with renowned composer/producer Yasutaka Nakata, "Kizunami (cover)," on music distribution services at 00:00 on August 16 (JST). Nakata is widely known for his producing works for Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the first two for Mile and Reina, the official website for the forthcoming TV anime Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! has also posted a 25-second third character PV to introduce Mavis von Austien voiced by Fumiko Uchimura (Ren Miyazawa in Unlimited Fafnir). Meet the 17-year-old girl who has a dream of becoming an admirable knight after the jump!
TV Asahi announced today that 51-year-old voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi, best known as Usagi Tsukino in Sailor Moon and Misato Katsuragi in Evangelion, will make a guest appearance in the forthcoming 14th episode of the 19th season of its popular suspense TV drama series Kasouken no Onna (The Woman at Forensic Science Laboratory). Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 24-year-old voice actress Akari Kito has posted a short version music video for her solo singer debut song "Swinging Heart" to be released on October 16, 2019. The clip also includes sound-only previews for the single's two coupling songs, "dear my distance" and "Always Going My Way." Check out her singing voice after the jump!
The official website for the ongoing TV anime YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World has posted a 30-second preview for its 26.5th episode "Mugen no Heiretsu Sekai" (The Infinite Parallel World), an original episode which will be included in the third Blu-ray box to be released on December 26, 2019. Check out the clip introducing the untold stories after the jump!
Warner Music Japan's official YouTube channel has started streaming a full-length music video for "Sayonara Watashi no Seishun" (Good Bye, My Adolescence), the lead track from rookie voice actress Moeko Yuki's major debut single "innocent moon" to be released on August 28, 2019. Check out her singing voices after the jump!