In December of 2018, an online survey on Japanese website goo ranking asked fans for the top manga that they'd like to see adapted into anime, and some 3240 fans weighed in. Now the results have been revealed, so hit the jump to check out the "Top 10 Manga They'd Like to See Animated" according to a sampling of Japanese fans.
Takane & Hana, a romantic comedy manga by Yuki Shiwasu about an unlikely romance between a 16 year old high school student and a 26 year old corporate heir, is being adapted into an eight episode live-action TV drama that will broadcast on Fuji TV's Fuji On Demand service beginning at midnight on March 18, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news, anime fans! Fathom Events and Eleven Arts are teaming up once again to bring the 2016 film, A Silent Voice (known in Japan as Koe no Katachi), back to U.S. theaters for a special set of screenings in some 500 theaters on January 28 and January 31, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast has been revealed for Kyochu Retto ("The Island of Giant Insects") - an upcoming original animation DVD that adapts the survival-horror manga written by Yasutaka Fujimi and illustrated by REDICE about a group of high school students who end up ship-wrecked on a deserted island swarming with colossal, man-eating bugs. Hit the jump to learn more.
In an announcement that promises a little something for everyone, "pro wrestling x pretty girl x beast" manga Kemonomichi is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast in Japan in 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Idol unit SPR5 ("Supreme Five") will perform the ending theme for Shoumetsu Toshi ("Annihilation City"), an upcoming TV anime based on the smart phone game by Wright Flyer Studios about a lone-wolf courier and a girl with mysterious powers attempting to uncover the mystery when a city's population disappears. Hit the jump to learn more.
Twin heirs are more than a handful in a new trailer for The Royal Tutor: The Movie, an upcoming theatrical film featuring the continuing adventures of tiny teacher Heine Wittgenstein and the troublesome princes he's assigned to educate. Hit the jump to check it out.
The World of Machida-kun (known in Japan as Machida-kun no Sekai), a shojo manga by Yuki Ando about an average high school boy whose extreme kindness improves the lives of those around him, is being adapted into a live-action film that will debut in Japanese theaters on June 07, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese rock band OLDCODEX will perform the official theme song for ULTRAMAN, an upcoming 3DCG web anime that re-imagines Tsuburaya Productions' classic live-action tokusatsu hero in the animated medium. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you need a little cat-related cuteness to round out your Tuesday, Avex Pictures has got you covered with a series of Youtube videos featuring voice actor Kenshō Ono (who plays Subaru Mikazuki in My Roommate is a Cat) learning the finer points of feline appreciation at a cat cafe in Akihabara. Hit the jump to check it out.
Head's up, yokai fans! The main staff has been revealed for In/Spectre (known in Japan as Kyokousuiri), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of supernatural light novels written by Kyo Shirodaira and illustrated by Hiro Kiyohara about a young woman who receives supernatural powers after a costly encounter with the spirit world. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you're in the mood for some cuteness and crafts, Avex Pictures has you covered with a series of Youtube videos featuring voice actress Yūka Morishima attempting to build a plastic model of the JAS-39D Gripen, the real life aircraft that serves as the basis for her character in the Girly Air Force TV anime. Hit the jump to see how she does.
Voice actor Takahiro Sakurai has joined the cast of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, an ongoing TV anime that adapts the series of popular fantasy light novels written by by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah about an ordinary salaryman who finds himself reincarnated in a magical world as a humble slime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY will perform the opening theme for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming TV anime based on the digital manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about a young man who aims for the top in an underground fighting tournament sponsored by shady mega-corporations. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Kemono Friends mixed media project continues to expands its horizons, because now Sega is releasing a new smart phone game and a new arcade game entitled Kemono Friends 3 and Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours, respectively. Hit the jump to learn more.