In commemoration of the first anniversary of the smartphone role-playing game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, Aniplex produced special CMs and a PV featuring 16-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the clips, she wears a costume inspired by one of the main characters of the game, Madoka Kaname. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming new stage play adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's action jidaigeki manga series Rurouni Kenshin has posted a main flyer visual featuring its nine main cast, including ex-Takarazuka top star Seina Sagiri as the protagonist Kenshin Himura and Mitsuru Matsuoka as the play's original character Souzaburo Kanou, who is an ex-member of Shinsengumi. Check out the latest visual after the jump!
After taking 4th place in its debut weekend, My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes drops to 7th place in its second weekend. While its current total gross is unknown, the all-new anime feature film seems more frond-loaded than expected? Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes has posted four short battle action clips from the film. You can compare the actual full-color complete footage with colorless "sensatsu" footage (shot only with B/W key animation drawings). See how the scenes were animated after the jump.
A teaser visual featuring the eight great men in the Meiji Era for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Broccoli's romance simulation game for female, Meiji Tokyo Renka, was revealed at the "Meikoi Special Talk Show" event held at Museum Meijimura in Aichi Prefecture on August 11. Hit the jump for more new information including the anime's on-air schedule.
The official website for 35-year-old popular anime voice actor Mamoru Miyano announced on August 12 that his first photo book is set to be released from Shufu to Seikatsusha at 3,704 yen (about 33.61 US dollars) on October 26, 2018. According to his official blog post on the same day, photos for the book were already shot in Las Vegas, USA. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for 38-year-old voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki has announced that her 38th single "NEVER SURRENDER" will be available from King Records on October 24, 2018. Her next 37th single "WONDER QUEST EP" is also already set to be released on September 26. Hit the jump fro more details.
The stage play based on Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins fantasy adventure manga has been running at The Galaxy Theater in Tokyo since August 3. To promote the live-streaming of its final day performance in Osaka on August 20, the play's official website starts streaming a 100-second digest clip introducing its main cast. Check out how the actors portrays their characters after the jump!
As reported, the TV anime adaptation of Satoshi Hase's sci-fi novel BEATLESS will continue to a four-episode sequel BEATLESS Final Stage in September 2018. The anime's official website is today updated with a main visual for the sequel arc newly drawn by the novel illustrator redjuice. Check out the visual featuring the five Red Box: Lacia, Kouka, Snowdrop, Mariage, and Methode after the jump.
Tokyo-based anime production company Studio Ponoc's official YouTube channel has started streaming a new 90-second full trailer for its upcoming omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) including more never-seen-before footage. Watch the latest clip and individual poster visuals after the jump.
The official Japanese website for the ongoing TV anime How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord has started streaming a short version music video for its OP theme song "DeCIDE" performed by SUMMONERS 2+ consisting of the anime's five main voice actresses. Watch the clip featuring cute competitions between Yu Serizawa (Shera L Greenwood) and Azumi Waki (Rem Galleu) after the jump!
The official website for Aikatsu Friends!, the ongoing third installment of BN Pictures' idol-themed anime franchise Aikatsu!, announced on August 10 that it will hold an open audition for a voice actress to voice and sing as a new idol character. Any nationality is allowed to apply (Japanese conversation skills are required). Hit the jump for more details.
Six months after the initial announcement, Kemono Friends director Tatsuki's new original TV anime Kemurikusa finally has its official website and Twitter account, revealing a teaser visual of its main character Rin. The TV anime is based on his independent short anime of the same name produced as the fourth title of his doujin anime circle irodori in 2010-2012. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming new TV anime adaptation of Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh/Boogiepop and Others, the first volume of Kouhei Kadono's Boogiepop light novel series, announced today that it is set to premiere in Japan in January 2019. Along with the announcement, a 80-second teaser PV screened at the Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2018 event on March 10 is now streamed online.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Amatou's four-panel comedy manga Tonari no Kyuketsuki-san/Ms. Vampire who Lives in My Neighborhood. has posted a 80-second first PV featuring its ED theme song "Happy!! Strange Friends" performed by its four main voice cast. Check how the characters are animated after the jump!