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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN to sing the theme song for live action adaptation of 'Kiseijuu'

    October 31, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    It's been revealed that BUMP OF CHICKEN will be singing the theme song for movie 'Kiseijuu' ('Parasyte') which will open in theaters nationwide on November 29. 'Kiseijuu' is a live action film adaptation of Iwaaki Hitoshi's popular manga of the same title. It's directed by Yamazaki Takashi ('ALWAYS Sanchome no Yuuhi', 'Eien no 0') who has a close relationship with BUMP OF CHICKEN. The protagonist 'Izumi Shinichi' is played by Sometani Shota and t

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 10/20 ~ 10/26

    October 31, 2014 @ 1:22 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for October 20 to 26. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Tokyo Ghoul", Volume 14 - Ishida Sui : (186,017)2. "Magi", Volume 23 - Otaka Shinobu : (177,439)3. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 33 - illustrated by Tsujitomo / Tsunamoto Masaya : (143,919)4. "Nanatsu no Taizai, Volume 11 - Suzuki Nakaba : (139,071)5. "Jojolion", Volume 8 - Araki Hirohiko : (123,728)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Sukima Switch to sing theme song & voice act for the last 'NARUTO' movie

    October 23, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    It's been revealed that jazz fusion duo Sukima Switch will sing the theme song and voice act for the animated movie 'THE LAST -NARUTO THE MOVIE' scheduled to be released in theaters on December 6. As this will the last installment of the 'NARUTO' movie series, producer Hirobe Takayuki requested Sukima Switch "to create a gentle yet powerful song with a big worldview". In addition, the duo will be lending their voices for ninja characters in the m

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 10/13 ~ 10/19

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:17 am

    Oricon has released its comic chart for October 13 to 19. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Tokyo Ghoul", Volume 14 - Ishida Sui : (289,411)2. "Magi", Volume 23 - Otaka Shinobu : (212,267)3. "Nanatsu no Taizai, Volume 11 - Suzuki Nakaba : (182,169)4. "Jojolion", Volume 8 - Araki Hirohiko : (156,837)5. "KINGDOM", Volume 36 - Hara Yasuhisa : (148,645)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • 'Doraemon' theme song to be sung by its characters

    October 18, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Until December, anime Doraemon's theme song "Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon" will be sung by its characters Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian, and Suneo.  The special version theme song was recorded to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the TV anime series, which started in 1979, and the movie series, which began in 1980. This version will be released as a single on November 19. It will mark the first time that the main cast will sing the theme song f

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 10/6 ~ 10/12

    October 16, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    Oricon has released its comic chart for October 6 to 12. Take a look at the results below! 1. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 13 - Furudate Haruichi : (214,214)2. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 11 - Matsui Yusei : (152,764)3. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 29 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (149,799)4. "BLEACH", Volume 65 - Kubo Tite : (144,821)5. "Yowamushi Pedal", Volume 36 - Watanabe Wataru : (131,670)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Anime 'Lupin the Third' to return after 30 years

    October 16, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    Monkey Punch's manga 'Lupin the Third' will be returning as a new TV anime series in 2015.'Lupin the Third' has received a spin-off anime 'LUPIN the Third -Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna-' in 2012 and a spin-off movie 'LUPIN THE IIIRD Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou' in 2014. The upcoming anime series will be the first since the original aired 30 years ago, back in 1984 and 1985. It will depict the activities of Lupin and his gang in the Republic of San Mar

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 9/29 ~ 10/5

    October 9, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    Oricon has unveiled its weekly comic chart for September 29 to October 5. Check out if your favorites made it into the top 5! 1. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 13 - Furudate Haruichi : (347,210)2. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 29 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (300,220)3. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 11 - Matsui Yusei : (285,226)4. "BLEACH", Volume 65 - Kubo Tite : (205,159)5. "Gintama", Volume 56 - Sorachi Hideaki : (137,264)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source:

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  • Yamamoto Mizuki cosplays as Maetel from 'Ginga Tetsudou 999'

    October 5, 2014 @ 4:08 am

    Actress/model Yamamoto Mizuki recently revealed a picture of herself as 'Maetel' from 'Ginga Tetsudou 999' ('Galaxy Express 999') through her official blog.Yamamoto cosplayed as 'Maetel' in the drama 'Aoi Honoo' which aired its final episode on September 26. She wrote, "I'm putting a behind the scene shot of my Maetel cosplay that I did in 'Aoi Honoo'. I've always wanted to try this cosplay so I had a lot of pictures taken."  Fans praised Yamamo

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  • Miura Daichi's new song to be used as ending theme for anime 'Kiseijuu'

    October 2, 2014 @ 1:49 am

    Miura Daichi's new song "IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" has been picked up as the ending theme for NTV's late-night anime 'Kisejuu: Sei no Kakuritsu' starting October 8.This was announced on September 30 during Nico Nico Namahousou's program 'DAICHI MIURA LIVE TOUR 2014 - THE ENTERTAINER'. In addition to the announcement, Miura talked about the highlights of his live DVD / Blu-ray 'DAICHI MIURA LIVE TOUR 2014 - THE ENTERTAINER' (October 1 release) and shar

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