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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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  • Check out the details on Tamura Yukari's first single of 2012!

    July 15, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    Previously, we reported that voice actress/singer Tamura Yukari is set to released her 1st single of 2012 titled "Hohoemi no Plmage" which is being used as the ending theme song to the popular anime movie, ‘Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha THE MOVIE 2nd A’s‘. Tamura voices the heroine, and the movie will be opening in theaters on July 14th. Tamura is also scheduled to appear on "Anisama in Shanghai 2012 ~Next Stage~" which will be held in Shangha

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  • HMV to collaborate with animation film "NARUTO"

    July 14, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    Last month it was announced that Kishimoto Masashi's manga "NARUTO" would be coming out with its 9th movie "ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-". Slated for a July 28th release, HMV has decided to collaborate with the film. Starting on July 17th to August 3rd HMV will be hold a "NARUTO" themed campaign in it's stores. Fans can purchase NARUTO related products such as CD "Naruto Greatest Hits!!!" and volume 61 at the store, and those who purc

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  • New 'Dragon Ball Z' anime film to be released in March 2013

    July 14, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    On the 33rd issue of 'Gekkan Shonen Jump' (released July 14th), it was revealed that Toriyama Akira's popular manga series, 'Dragon Ball', would be getting a new anime film adaptation. The movie titled 'Dragon Ball Z' will be an original story, and is scheduled for release on March 30th, 2013. Toriyama, who will be involved in writing the script, commented, "While retaining the original atmosphere, I plan on giving it a little bit of a mod

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  • AAA's Nishijima Takahiro to voice act for the first time through "ONE PIECE"

    July 13, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    On July 12th, it was revealed that Nishijima Takahiro of the group AAA will be challenging voice-acting for the very first time through the popular anime, "ONE PIECE". Nishijima - who is a self-professed fan of the series himself - participated enthusiastically in an open recording of the special episode "ONE PIECE Episode of Nami Koukaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna" on the 12th. "I'd love to do it again," he said of the experience.  T

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