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  • Shinohara Ryoko and Kagawa Teruyuki to voice act for 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'

    August 3, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Shinohara Ryoko and actor Kagawa Teruyuki will be lending their voices for the upcoming 'ONE PIECE' film, 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'! Shinohara, who just gave birth to her 2nd baby back in February, agreed that she would challenge herself to voice acting, "Just like how Luffy and his crew go on exciting adventures, I'd like to enjoy this 'new world' adventure." After 2 years of training, Luffy and his crew enter

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  • Oricon reveals comic charts for the week of August 6th

    August 2, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly comic charts for the week of August 6th! This week is a whole new line up with "NARUTO" taking the #1 spot. Moving up to spot #4 is "Soul Eater". Check out the rest below! === 1. "NARUTO", Volume 61 - Kishimoto Masashi : (706,697) 2. "Giant Killing", Volume 24 - Created by Tsunamoto Masaya/Illustrated by Tsujitomo : (211,027) 3. "Sukitte Iinayo.", Volume 9 - Hazuki Kanae : (166,794)

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  • Matsushita Yuya unveils covers + tracks to "SEE YOU"

    August 2, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    In June, singer Matsushita Yuya announced through his official website he will be releasing a new single on August 29th titled "SEE YOU". At the time, the only information announced was the three different versions and that it is the opening theme song to Fuji TV anime "Natsuyuki Rendezvous". Now, Yuya has released the covers and tracks on his official website. The limited edition will include a digipak containing a DVD with the title track

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  • Jackets + tracklist for LiSA's upcoming single "crossing field" released

    August 1, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    Pop-rock singer LiSA is releasing her second solo single "crossing field" on August 8th. "crossing field" is the opening theme song to anime "Sword Art Online" and will come in three editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing the title track music video. The anime limited pressing will come with an alternative cover and the "crossing field -SWORD ART ONLINE non-credit opening-" on DVD. It will also contain the TV-size v

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  • "Initial D" new series to get anime adaptation

    July 30, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    In the 35th issue of Kondansha's "Young Magazine", it was announced that the new anime for Shigeno Shuuichi's manga "Initial D" was in production. The opening pages were that of "Initial D" with the title "New series to get anime adaptation!! Details in the next issue".  The next issue will be issues 36 and 37 combined and will be on sale on August 6th. "Initial D" is a popular manga that started in 1995 and then was adapted to a TV ani

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  • Oricon reveals comic charts for the week of July 30th

    July 26, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly comic charts for the week of July 30th! Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "Gin no Saji Silver Spoon", Volume 4 - Arakawa Hiromu : (397,416) 2. "Air Gear", Volume 37 - Oh! Great : (133,691) 3. "Hajime no Ippo", Volume 100 - Morikawa George : (130,861) 4. "Magi", Volume 13 - Otaka Shinobu : (106,179) 5. "Seitokai Yakuindomo", Volume 7 - Ujiie Tozen : (93,226) (You can

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  • Kominami Yasuha's songs "Trash" + "Kibou" confirmed as theme songs for "Asura"

    July 25, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    It has been confirmed that Kominami Yasuha's songs "Trash" and "Kibou" will serve as the theme songs for the upcoming animated movie, "Asura" (set to be released on September 29th), and will be released as the singer's first major label single on September 26th with the title "Trash". Last month, tokyohive reported that the singer's "next new song" would be the theme song for "Asura", as Kominami had not yet made her major debut with the mini-

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke is the 4th generation Kindaichi Hajime

    July 23, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    It was announced on July 23rd that Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke (19) will be starring as Kindaichi Hajime in a special drama episode "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) -  Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case" (tentative title), to be broadcast in the winter on Nihon TV. Based on popular manga series "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo", this special drama episode will be staged in Hongkong. There will be lots of showy action seq

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  • Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke" to get stage play adaptation in London

    July 22, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    It was announced that anime film "Princess Mononoke", which Studio Ghibli released in 1997, will be getting a stage play adaptation in London. "Princess Mononoke" was written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao, and it was the first animation film to receive the Best Picture of the Japan Academy Awards. This adaptation is the collaboration between Studio Ghibli and theater company, Whole Hog Theatre.  Reportedly, the plan was already made a coup

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  • Check out Oricon's comic chart for the week of July 23rd

    July 19, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly comic chart for the week of July 23rd. Check it out below! —– 1. “Natsume Yuujinchou”, Volume 14 – Midorikawa Yuki : (113,023) 2. “BAKUMAN", Volume 20 – Written by Oba Tsugumi / Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (87,849) 3. “Toriko”, Volume 20 – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (81,302) 4. “Gintama”, Volume 45 – Sorachi Hideaki : (73,161) 5. “Kuroko no Basuket”, Volume 18 – Fujimaki Tada

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