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.
Tokyo-based anime production company Production IMS filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court on September 21, then the court decided to commence bankruptcy proceedings on October 3, Tokyo Shoko Research reported today on October 11. The total amount of the company's debt was reportedly 250 million yen (about 223,000 US dollars). Hit the jump for more details.
Following the first PV posted last month, the official website for the TV anime adaptation of Kiri Wazawa's comedy web manga series Fukigen na Mononokean/The Morose Mononokean announced today that the highly-anticipated second season is set to premiere in Japan in January 2019 and that its official Japanese title is Fukigen na Mononokean: Tsuzuki (Continuation). Hit the jump for more information.
The official YouTube channel for 22-year-old anime voice actress Inori Minase has started streaming a three-minute music video for her 6th single song "TRUST IN ETERNITY" to be released on October 17. It will be featured as the the theme song for Square Enix and Aiming's forthcoming co-produced smartphone game GESTALT ODIN. Watch her new MV featuring story-driven imagery after the jump.
The highly-anticipated TV anime adaptation of Seiji Ebisu's love comedy light novel Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai/My Sister, My Writer premiered in Japan last night, and what made the viewers surprised was a special guest appearance by the 13 sisters from the Sister Princess franchise (including Mami from the first TV anime) in the beginning of the episode. Hit the jump for more details.
Six months after its theatrical release in Japan, the DVD and Blu-ray of Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer were released on October 3. According to Oricon's latest sales report, its deluxe editions took the first place both in the weekly DVD and Blu-ray sales charts in its first week. This is the first time for the 22-year-old anime franchise to dominate both charts at the same time. Hit the jump for more details.