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  • Oricon manga chart for the week of August 20th

    August 16, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Oricon has revealed their manga chart for the week of August 20th, and ONE PIECE is back on top at the #1 spot! Check out the top 5 after the jump! === 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 67 – Oda Eiichirou : (638,421) 2. “Shingeki no Kyojin”, Volume 8 – Isayama Hajime : (290,694) 3. “NARUTO”, Volume 61 – Kishimoto Masashi : (99,011) 4. “Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun”,Volume 10 – Robiko : (77,958) 5. “Beelzebub”, Volume 17,

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  • Takahashi Yumiko attends 'Garfield' dubbing session

    August 15, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    On August 14, actress Takahashi Yumiko (38) attended a public post-recording session for the American CG animation “The Garfield Show Season 2”. This is Takahashi Yumiko's first time dubbing a foreign animation. She voices Dr. Liz Wilson, Garfield’s veterinarian and Jon’s girlfriend. She smiled as she said, “The reason (for me to voice act for this) may be because I sang the theme song ‘Cote d'Azur de Aimashou’ 20 years ago (for its TV an

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  • Oshimi Shuzo's manga "Aku no Hana" to get anime adaptation in 2013

    August 10, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On August 9, it was revealed in the September issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine that Oshimi Shuzo’s unique manga “Aku no Hana”, which was nominated for the “Manga Taishou 2012”, will be adapted into an anime in 2013. Director Nagahama Hiroshi, who directed the anime adaptations of “Mushishi” and “Detroit Metal City”, will direct the anime. Details are expected to follow in later issues of the magazine. “Aku no Hana” began as a serial ma

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  • Teaser for new 'Dragon Ball Z' anime film revealed!

    August 9, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    A teaser for the upcoming anime film, 'Dragon Ball Z', has been revealed! With a powerful BGM, the teaser starts from outer space, then travels rapidly over the ocean and through the valley. Finally, Goku appears standing on a rock with a fearless smile. Additionally, an English website for 'Dragon Ball Z' has been launched in response to its popularity overseas. When it was announced last month that 'Dragon Ball' would be getting an an

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  • Oricon comic chart for the week of August 13th

    August 9, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic chart for the week of August 13th.  Last week, we saw NARUTO take the #1 spot.  This week, ONE PIECE grabs #1! Check it out after the jump! 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 67 – Oda Eiichirou : (1,754,309) 2. “NARUTO”, Volume 61 – Kishimoto Masashi : (309,453) 3. “Hetalia Axis Powers 5”, Special Edition – Himaruya Hidekazu : (165,910) 4. “Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai”, Volume 7, S

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  • AKB48's Kitahara Rie attends event for 'ONE PIECE'

    August 8, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    On August 8th, AKB48 member Kitahara Rie attended an exhibition event for the popular anime series, 'ONE PIECE', called , 'ONE PIECE Grand Arena Tour', at Saitama Super Arena. Kitahara, who claims to be a big 'ONE PIECE' fan, revealed that her favorite character from the series is Sanji. She explained, "I liked him since I was in elementary school. He's a good cook, he has good style, and he's kind to women. I love everything about him!"

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  • Yoshiki Risa appears at press conference for 'Gekijouban FAIRY TALE-Houou no Fujou-'

    August 4, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    On August 3, gravure idol Yoshiki Risa (25) appeared at the Marunouchi Piccadilly in Tokyo dressed in a yukata at a pre-screening event for the upcoming animated film “Gekijouban FAIRY TAIL-Houou no Miko-“ (directed by Fujimori Masaya, opens on August 18.) This marks her debut as a voice actress as she voices the bride named "Risa" in the film. She smiled as she stated, “I am big fan of ‘FAIRY TAIL’ so  it was a dream come true for me to

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  • Tezuka Osamu's manga 'Black Jack' to get live-action drama adaptation in the U.S.

    August 3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    It's been revealed that Tezuka Osamu's manga, 'Black Jack', will be getting a live-action drama adaptation in the United States. According to Deadline, independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), producer of ABC's 'Rookie Blue' and distributor of AMC's 'The Walking Dead', has acquired the rights to turn 'Black Jack' into a TV drama series. It will be produced by Doug Davison and Ichise Taka, who previously teamed up for the 'The Ring' and

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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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