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  • Studio Ghibli postpones the release of "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari"

    February 5, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    The release of Studio Ghibli's upcoming movie "Kaguya-hime  no Monogatari", directed by Takahata Isao, has been postponed to this fall. It was originally set to release this summer simultaneously with Miyazaki Hayao's new movie "Kaze Tachinu".  It would have been the first time for Studio Ghibli to release two movies on the same day separately, though they have released “Tonari no Totoro“ (“My Neighbor Totoro”)  and “Hotaru no Haka“(“Grav

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna to star in a live-action adaptation of "Zekkyou Gakkyuu"

    February 2, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    It's been announced that actress Kawaguchi Haruna will star in horror movie "Zekkyou Gakkyuu" that is set for release early summer. "Zekkyou Gakkyuu" is based on an ongoing horror comic on "Ribbon" (Shueisha) written by Ishikawa Emi. The live-action adaptation will mainly consist of the stories "Yomi no Shinjitsu" (from the 3rd volume) and "Ningen Rank" (from the 8th volume). The story starts when a high school girl "Kana" (Kawaguchi) h

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 1/21 ~ 1/27

    January 31, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for January 21 to the 27th. Check out which manga made it to the top 5 below! === 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 18 - Shiina Karuho : (473,368) 2. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 26 - illustrated by Tsujimoto / written by Tsunamoto Masaya : (179,928) 3. "Gin no Saji Silver Spoon" , Volume 6 - Arakawa Hiromu : (170,365) 4. "Zetsuen no Tempest", Volume 8 - written by Shirodaira Kyo /

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 1/14 ~ 1/20

    January 24, 2013 @ 4:46 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly comic chart for January 14th to the 20th. Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "Gin no Saji Silver Spoon", Volume 6 - Arakawa Hiromu : (414,297) 2. "Otoyomegakari", Volume 5 - Mori Kaoru : (143,583) 3. "Sukitte ii na yo.", Volume 10 - Hazuki Kanae : (132,454) 4. "Hajime no Ippo", Volume 102 - Morikawa George : (104,856) 5. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", Volume 11 - Robiko : (1

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  • 'Tetsujin 28-go' to get a remake for its 50th anniversary since first anime adaptation

    January 23, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    On January 21, it was announced that manga artist Yokoyama Mitsuteru’s giant robot manga “Tetsujin 28-go” will be remade by Fuji TV and Eiken as an anime titled “Testujin 28- Gao!”to celebrate the 50th anniversary since it was first made into an anime. The manga was original serialized in 1956 in Kobunsha’s“Shonen” magazine and it has been remade numerous times.  It follows child detective Kaneda Shotaro as he battles his enemies over a gi

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  • 'Mogura no Uta' to get live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma

    January 21, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    It was announced that Takahashi Noboru's popular manga "Mogura no Uta" would be getting a live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma. The original manga is currently being serialized on "Weekly Big Comic Spirits", and there has been 33 volumes published. Apparently, many musicians, comedians, and even other manga-ka have stated that they were a fan of this manga. 'Mogura no Uta' revolves around protagonist Kikukawa Reiji, a police offic

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  • Judoka Matsumoto Kaori & Nakagawa Shoko to lend their voices for new Dragon Ball anime film

    January 19, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    It was announced that female Judoka Matsumoto Kaori who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and talent/singer Nakagawa Shoko would be lending their voices for upcoming anime film "DRAGON BALL Z : Kami to Kami (Battle of Gods)" as special guests. Matsumoto, who claims herself to be a fan of Dragon Ball,  stated, "I am aiming to be like Son Goku." She will voice for a motorcycle policewoman, and the character is said to be drawn

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for January 7 ~ 13

    January 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for January 7th to the 13th. Check out which mangas made it into the top 5 below! === 1. "Natsume Yuujinchou", Volume 15 - Midorikawa Yuki : (135,185) 2. "Sukitte Iina yo.", Volume 10 - Hazuki Kanae : (127,385) 3. "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", Volume 11 - Robiko : (118,829) 4. "NARUTO", Volume 63 - Kishimoto Masashi (93,181) 5. "HUNTER×HUNTER", Volume 32 - Togashi Yos

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  • "Ghost in the Shell" series' new anime project "ARISE" announced

    January 16, 2013 @ 5:40 am

    The production of popular anime "Ghost in the Shell" series' new project "Ghost in the Shell ARISE" has been announced. This "Ghost in the shell" series is a cyberpunk based on Shirow Masamune's popular manga which was released in Young Magazine Kaizokuban in 1989. Setting in the near future in Japan where technology has been advanced drastically, it tells a story about the members of "Public Security Section 9", which was organized to opp

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku to sing the ending theme song for "Pokemon" anime

    January 15, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    On January 14th, 9-member idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku held a live concert at Zepp Tokyo, and announced that they would be singing the ending theme song for TV Tokyo's anime "Pocket Monster Best Wishes Season 2". Coinciding the news, popular character "Pikachu" also made an appearance at their concert. The new ending theme song is "Sakura-Go-Round", and it will start airing on the 17th, in the anime's new series "Episode N." Membe

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