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  • New 'Lupin the Third' anime series to begin this fall

    April 22, 2015 @ 3:10 am

    It's been announced that Monkey Punch's manga 'Lupin the Third' will be returning as a new TV anime series this fall on NTV. 'Lupin the Third' had 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 first original series in 30 years will depict the activities of Lupin and his gang in the Republic of San Marino, Italy. It will also air on Italy's broadcast

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  • Sheena Ringo's self-cover of 'Saihate ga Mitai' to be theme song for an anime film

    April 11, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    Sheena Ringo's new song "Saihate ga Mitai" will get a worldwide release via the iTunes Store at Recochoku and other music distributing sites on May 13."Saihate ga Mitai" was a song that Sheena wrote and composed for Ishikawa Sayuri. The self-cover will be used as the theme song for the anime film 'Sarusuberi ~MissHOKUSAI~' opening in theaters on May 9. The movie is based on an original manga by Sugiura Hinako, who is an avid listener of Sheena's

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  • Manga author Fujiwara Cocoa passes away

    April 9, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    It was announced that manga author Fujiwara Cocoa who is known for manga "Inu × Boku SS" has passed away on March 31. The news of her death was announced on SQUARE ENIX's monthly manga magazine Gangan JOKER official site. The announcement does not reveal any details on her death, as it was only reported to be a death from illness.Her funeral ceremony has already been held with the close relatives.Fujiwara made her debut with "CALL

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/30 ~ 4/5

    April 9, 2015 @ 4:30 am

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for March 30 to April 5. Check out if your favorites made it into the top 5! 1. "ONE PIECE", Volume 77 - Oda Eiichiro : (1,668,225)2. "BLEACH", Volume 67 - Kubo Tite : (239,346)3. "ONE PUNCH MAN", Volume 8 - written by ONE / illustrated by Murata Yusuke : (192,225)4. "Nisekoi", Volume 17 - Komi Naoshi : (148,324)5. "Shokugeki no Soma", Volume 12 - written by Tsukada Yuuto / illustrated by Saeki Shun : (144,657

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  • GLAY to sing opening theme for 'Daiya no A' again + to release 20th anniversary BOX

    March 30, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    It's been revealed that GLAY will sing the opening theme for the new series of anime 'Daiya no A'. The title of GLAY's new song is "HEROES" and it will be used in the anime starting its April 27 broadcast. Like "Hashire! Mirai", which was the opening theme for the previous series, their new song was written and composed by TERU, and produced by Kameda Seiji. It's described as a support song that will push the backs of those who chase after their

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new rock number to be used in 'ONE PIECE'

    March 30, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's new song "Hard Knock Days" has been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's anime 'ONE PIECE'.  On the powerful rock number, member Kazuhara Ryuto commented, "We've never attempted such a strong rock sound before, so in a good way, I believe it has turned out to be a song that's different and unlike GENERATIONS." Komori Hayato, who claims to be a fan of 'ONE PIECE' since elementary school, stated, "Just as how ON

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/16 ~ 3/22

    March 27, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for March 16 to 22. Check out the top 5 below!  1. "Tokyo Ghoul:re", Volume 2 - Ishida Sui : (434,675)2. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 48 - Mashima Hiro : (255,062)3. "Daiya no A", Volume 46 - Terajima Yuji : (186,887)4. "Ahiru no Sora", Volume 40 - Hinata Takeshi : (178,336)5. "Skip Beat!", Volume 36 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (113,908)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • UVERworld to sing the opening theme for anime 'Arslan Senki'

    March 18, 2015 @ 2:54 am

    UVERworld's new song "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" has been picked up as the opening theme for anime 'Arslan Senki' premiering on April 5.The staff of 'Arslan Senki' also worked in 'BLEACH', an anime that UVERworld provided the opening theme for during the time of their major debut. As such, this upcoming tie-up will be a special one for both the staff and band as well. You can hear a portion of the song in the trail

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/2 ~ 3/8

    March 12, 2015 @ 5:23 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for March 2 to 8. Check out the top 5 below the cut! 1. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 13 - Matsui Yusei : (422,688) 2. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 15 - Furudate Haruichi : (413,291)3. "Shokugeki no Soma", Volume 11 - written by Tsukuda Yuto / illustrated by Saeki Shun : (196,446)4. "WORLD TRIGGER", Volume 10 - Ashihara Daisuke : (156,001)5. "Shin Tennis no Oujisama", Volume 14 - Konomi Takeshi : (129,183)(Check

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  • AAA to provide new theme song for anime 'WORLD TRIGGER'

    March 11, 2015 @ 3:19 am

    AAA will provide their new song "Ashita no Hikari" as the new theme song for TV Asahi's anime 'WORLD TRIGGER'.'WORLD TRIGGER' is written and illustrated by Ashihara Daisuke, and it's being serialized in 'Weekly Shounen Jump'. It's a sci-fi action story about a defense agency called 'Border' that fights against invaders from another world called 'Neighbors'.  AAA wrote "Ashita no Hikari" just for the anime, and it will be used begi

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