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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 2/18 ~ 2/24

    February 28, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for February 18th to the 24th. Check it out below! === 1. "Magi", Volume 16 - Otaka Shinobu : (308,469) 2. "Terra Formars", Volume 4 - written by Sasuga Yu / illustrated by Tachibana Kenichi : (175,206) 3. "Uchuu Kyoudai", Volume 20 - Koyama Chuuya : (174,169) 4. "Kingdom", Volume 29 - Hara Yasuhisa : (148,004) 5. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 36 - Mashima Hiro : (141,505)

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 2/11 ~ 2/17

    February 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Oricon has released its weekly comic chart for February 11th to the 17th. Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 36 - Mashima Hiro : (181,008) 2. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 21 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (83,295) 3. "WORST", Volume 31 - Takahashi Hiroshi : (67,650) 4. "Nobunaga Concerto", Volume 8 - Ishii Ayumi : (66,315) 5. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 36 Special Edition with DVD - Mashima Hiro : (65,6

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  • T.M.Revolution and Mizuki Nana to team up to sing opening theme for new anime 'Kakumeiki Valvrave'

    February 19, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    It's been revealed that T.M.Revolution and Mizuki Nana will be teaming up to sing the opening theme for new anime, 'Kakumeiki Valvrave'. The two will be livening up the anime with a new song titled "Preserved Roses". T.M.Revolution, Nishikawa Takanori commented, "Since it's named 'kakumeiki' (revolution machine), I thought that it would be suitable to do something revolutionary for this anime. I feel very honored to be given this opportuni

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  • Shibasaki Kou to lend her voice for upcoming 'Detective Conan' movie

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    It was announced that Shibasaki Kou will be lending her voice for anime "Meitaitei Conan (aka "Detective Conan", "Case Closed")"s 17th film "Meitantei Conan Zekkai no Private Eye" as a guest. With the full cooperation from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the anime film is set at the Aegis ship that possesses the highest-level military secrets in the national defense, and it depicts a battle on the sea between Conan and "X", a spy from a

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 2/4 ~ 2/10

    February 14, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for February 4th to the 10th. Check out which manga made it into the top 5 below! === 1. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 21 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (430,505) 2. "Toriko", Volume 23 - Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (255,518) 3. "Gintama", Volume 48 - Sorachi Hideaki : (245,087) 4. "WORST", Volume 31 - Takahashi Hiroshi : (141,261) 5. "GATE7", Volume 4 - CLAMP : (139,763)

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  • Mukai Osamu to lend his voice to 'Doraemon'

    February 11, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    It was announced that actor Mukai Osamu will challenge voice acting in anime "Doraemon." Mukai's character will be an action star named "Mukai Osaru", and his appearance will be on the episode "Saikyou! Korobashiya Z" that is scheduled to be aired on March 1st. According to Mukai, he's been watching "Doraemon" since he was little. He said, "I never thought that I would be able to appear in it, and I have been one of the viewers, so I was h

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 1/28 ~ 2/3

    February 7, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for January 28th to February 3rd. Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 18 - Shiina Karuho : (290,488) 2. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 26 - illustrated by Tsujimoto / written by Tsunamoto Masaya : (61,546) 3. "Gin no Saji Silver Spoon", Volume 6 - Arakawa Hiromu : (54,159) 4. "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei", Volume 2 - written by Hayashi Fumino, Sato Tsutom

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  • Toriko, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z to collaborate for one-hour special

    February 6, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    On February 5, it was announced that in April, Fuji TV’s ongoing anime “Toriko” will collaborate with the animes “One Piece” and “Dragon Ball Z” for a special one-hour program titled “Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chou Collab Special” to commemorate the Toriko’s third year. The special will air on April 7 at 9 AM. Last April, “Toriko” and “One Piece” collaborated to create a special and received a favorable response. T

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  • AKB48' producer Akimoto Yasushi receives Annie Award

    February 5, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    AKB48’s executive producer Akimoto Yasushi (54) was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production award at the 40th Annual Annie Awards. He received the award for writing the lyrics to AKB48’s song “Sugar Rush” for the Disney film Wreck-it Ralph.  The Annie Awards are the animation world’s equivalent to the Academy Awards.  Five other artists who produced songs for the film shared the prize.  The fi

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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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