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  • 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' records best opening weekend of the past 10 years

    December 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    On December 17th, it was announced that the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has recorded the most successful opening weekend for a Japanese movie over the past decade. 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' is the twelfth movie adaptation of Oda Eiichiro's hit manga 'One Piece'. It opened on the 16th and has attracted more than 1,140,000 viewers and earned 1,372,050,000 Yen ($16,390,509 USD) in just two days. Other movies that opened on the same weekend - such as 'T

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  • Studio Ghibli to release two movies simultaneously in 2013

    December 14, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    On December 13th, Studio Ghibli announced that they would release two movies "Kaze Tachinu", which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao, and "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari", directed by Takahata Isao, simultaneously. It's been the first time in 25 years that director Miyazaki and director Takahata's works have been released at the same time since "Tonari no Totoro" ("My Neighbor Totoro")  and "Hotaru no Haka" ("Grave of the Fireflies") were released

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 12/3~12/9

    December 13, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for December 3rd to December 9th. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "HUNTER X HUNTER", Volume 31 – Togashi Yoshihiro : (684,299) 2. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 20 – Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (429,883) 3. "Saint☆Oniisan", Volume 8 – Nakamura Hikaru : (424,648) 4. "BLEACH", Volume 57 – Kubo Tite : (399,278) 5. "TORIKO.", Volume 22 – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (243,178) (Che

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  • FLOW to cover "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA" for new 'Dragon Ball Z' movie

    December 12, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    It's been revealed that FLOW will be providing the theme song for the animated movie, 'DRAGON BALL Z: Kami to Kami', which will open in theaters on March 30th. 'DRAGON BALL Z: Kami to Kami' is the latest film installment based on the popular manga, 'Dragon Ball', by Toriyama Akira, who is also involved with the script writing for the film. It will cover the events that took place between 'Dragon Ball Z' and 'Dragon Ball GT'. For the the

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  • Porno Graffitti's first single of 2013 will be the new opening theme for 'Magi'

    December 10, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    It's been revealed that Porno Graffitti will be releasing their new single, "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de", on March 6th. The band's first single of 2013 will serve as the opening theme for the MBS/TBS anime, 'Magi', starting from its January 6th episode. More details on the single will be revealed at a later date. Porno Graffitti will perform "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de" for the first time during their arena live, 'PANORAMA×42', on Decem

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  • 'Shingeki no Kyojin' to get TV anime adaptation next spring

    December 7, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    It's been revealed that Isayama Hajime's manga, 'Shingeki no Kyojin', will be getting a TV anime adaptation on MBS next spring. The voice cast announced are Kaji Yuki as Eren, Ishikawa Yui as Mikasa, and Inoue Marina as Armin. Araki Tetsuro will direct, Kobayashi Yasuko will be in charge of story editing, and Asano Kyoji will take care of character designs. It will be a collaborative production by WIT STUDIO and Production I.G. On Decem

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 11/26 ~ 12/2

    December 6, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for November 19th to December 2nd. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Real", Volume 12 – Inoue Takehiko : (122,236) 2. "WORKING!!", Volume 11 – Takatsu Karino : (100,660) 3. "BLACK BIRD", Volume 17 – Sakurakoji Kanoko : (96,114) 4. "Neon Genesis Evangelion", Volume 13 – Sadamoto Yoshiyuki/Khara, GAINAX : (95,070) 5. "Kimi to Boku.", Volume 12 – Hotta Kiichi : (93,62

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  • KARA to get their first TV anime next spring

    December 4, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    It's been revealed that south Korean girl group KARA will be getting their first TV anime. The anime, tentatively titled 'KARA THE ANIMATION', is scheduled to air next spring. The characters will reflect the image and thoughts of each members, Gyuri, Seungyeon, Nicole, Hara, and Jiyoung. They will be voicing their own characters and will each get one episode, for a total of five episodes. KARA will also be in charge of the theme song fo

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  • JUN SKY WALKER(S) to provide new theme song for 'Toriko'

    December 4, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Rock band JUN SKY WALKER(S) will be providing the new theme song for Fuji TV's anime, 'Toriko' (Sundays at 9:00 am). Their new song, "Niji", will be used on the show starting January 6th of next year. "Niji" is a message song with the theme "move towards tomorrow without throwing away your hope and dreams". It's described as a pop number with lyrics that are full of courage. JUN SKY WALKERS(S) will release "Niji" on January 30th as the

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  • Sometani Shota & Sono Shion team up once again for upcoming drama

    December 3, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    It was announced that actor Sometani Shota and filmmaker Sono Shion will team up once again for TV Tokyo's upcoming drama "Minna! Esper dayo!" Sometani starred in Sono's movie 'Himizu' that allowed Sometani to receive the "MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD" at the 68th Venice International Festival, back in September 2011. Sometani commented, "I was wondering what kind of work it would be, and it was actually a live-action adaptation of manga tha

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