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  • E-girls to sing 'Odoru Ponpokorin' for Chibi Maruko-chan anime

    April 26, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    It was announced that E-girls would sing Fuji TV anime "Chibi Maruko-chan" (every Sunday at 6:00 pm)'s opening song "Odoru Ponpokorin."   Reportedly, E-girls' version of "Odoru Ponpokorin" is a pop song and more danceable than ever. Ami, Fujii Karen, Washio Reina, and Takebe Yuzuna will serve as the vocalists for the song and they will also appear in the opening animation as characters.Leader Aya commented, "I used to watch Chibi Maruko-cha

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  • 'Attack on Titan' manga breaks 30 million sales milestone

    April 24, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    On last week's Oricon charts, it was revealed that manga artist Isayama Hajime's popular manga "Attack on Titan" (Shingeki no Kyojin) volume 13 (released on April 9, 2014 by Kodansha) had topped the weekly manga charts selling over 1 million copies of the volume. On this week's (4/28) Oricon Comic Charts, the total copies sold for this manga series has reached 30,370,000 copies! Now, it is only the 3rd ever manga series to sell more than 30

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 - Isayama Hajime : (1,130,508)2. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 Limited Edition - Isayama Hajime : (270,272)3. "Chihayafuru", Volume 24 - Suetsugu Yuki : (155,401)4. "Shingeki no Kyojin Kuinaki Sentaku", Volume 1 - written Isayama Hajime / illustrated by Suruga Hikaru : (140,186)5. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruic

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  • Takatsuki Sara & Arimura Kasumi to voice characters in Studio Ghibli's upcoming film

    April 16, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    Actresses Takatsuki Sara and Arimura Kasumi are lending their voices for Studio Ghibli's upcoming film "Omoide no Marnie" ("When Marnie was There") directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa.Takatsuki will voice for "Anna," while Arimura will play the voice of "Marnie." This will mark the very first time for the two to participate in anime work. "Omoide no Marnie" is based on Joan G. Robinson's children's novel of the same name. The original story is set

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/31 ~ 4/6

    April 11, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly comic chart for March 31 to April 6 below. 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 21 - Shiina Karuho : (166,060)2. "Shokugeki no Soma", Volume 7 - written by Tsukuda Yuto / illustrated by Saeki Shun : (132,403)3. "To LOVE Ru Darkness", Volume 10 - written by Hasemi Saki / illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro : (131,565)4. "Haikyu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruichi : (123,779)5. "Ookami Heika no Hanayome", Volume 10 - Kauta Mato : (56,255)

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/17 ~ 3/23

    March 27, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for March 17th to the 23rd. You can check out the results below. 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 42 - Mashima Hiro : (310,059)2. "Jojolion", Volume 6 - Araki Hirohiko : (250,206)3. "Uchuu Kyodai", Volume 23 - Koyama Chuya : (216,897)4. "Daiya no A", Volume 40 - Terashima Yuji : (195,617)5. "Skip Beat!", Volume 34 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (155,706)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Aimer to sing the theme song for 'Mobile Suit Gundam UC' for the 2nd time

    March 23, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    Aimer's new single "StarRingChild EP" will be released on May 21st. The first song off of the single "StarRingChild" will serve as the theme song for popular anime Mobile Suit Gundam UC's new series 'episode 7: Niji no Kanata ni'. This will be Aimer's 2nd time providing the theme song for the anime. The song will be provided and produced by Sawano Hiroyuki.Aside "StarRingChild", the single will include new songs such as "Even Heaven" and "Mi

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  • T.M.Revolution to be in charge of opening & ending theme for anime 'Disc Wars: Avengers'

    March 18, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    T.M.Revolution will be in charge of the opening and ending themes for TV Tokyo's new anime 'Disc Wars: Avengers' which starts on April 2. 'Disc Wars: Avengers' is an anime series directed at boys that's produced by Walt Disney Japan. It's story will revolve around 'The Avengers', comprised of Marvel heroes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Wasp, and Spiderman, who battle against Loki to save the planet.The opening theme "Tsukiy

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  • 'GTO' to get new serialization & drama series

    March 18, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    Fujisawa Tooru's new serialization 'GTO Paradise Lost' will begin in the April 14th edition of Young Magazine Volume 20. 'GTO' was serialized in Gekkan Shounen Magazine from 1997 to 2002. Since then, 'GTO SHONAN 14 DAYS' was serialized from 2009 to 2011 then 'GT-R' in 2011. Additionally, Kansai TV/Fuji TV will air a new 'GTO' drama series starting in July. The setting will shift from Kichijoji to Onizuka's hometown Shonan, where he

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