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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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  • Aimer to release a new single + chosen as the theme song for "Mobile Suit Gundam UC" episode 6

    January 11, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    Aimer will be releasing a new single titled "RE:I AM" on March 20th. The title track "RE:I AM" will be her first single in 7 months since her last single "Anata ni Deawanakereba~Kasetsu Toka~/Hoshikuzu Veus" (released in August 2012), and it has already been chosen as the theme song for the new work of the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)", "episode 6 'Sora to Hoshi to'." It will be a strong and magnificent number whic

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for December 31 ~ January 6

    January 10, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Oricon has just revealed its weekly comic chart for December 31st to January 6th. Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "NARUTO", Volume 63 - Kishimoto Masashi : (287,331) 2. "HUNTER×HUNTER", Volume 32 - Togashi Yoshihiro : (264,810) 3. "Natsume Yuujinchou", Volume 15 - Midorikawa Yuki : (227,945) 4. "Ao no Exorcist", Volume 10 - Kato Kazue : (225,518) 5. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 2 - Matsui Yusei : (146,75

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  • Perfume's new song "Mirai no Museum" to be used in 'Doraemon' tv anime

    December 31, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Perfume's new song, "Mirai no Museum", will air as the ending theme for TV Asahi's anime, 'Doraemon', starting with its January 11th broadcast. As previously reported, "Mirai no Museum" was written as the theme song for the new 'Doraemon' film, 'Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum' (opens March 9th). It's described as a pop tune that expresses the magical worldview of the movie. The song will be released as the girls' first singl

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  • supercell's new single chosen as ending theme for 'Magi'

    December 28, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    It's been revealed that supercell will be releasing their new single, "The Bravery", on March 13th. supercell has been drawing attention since their recent single, "Giniro Hikousen" (released December 19th), was used as the opening theme for the anime film 'Nerawareta Gakuen'. Their upcoming single will be used as the new ending theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Magi'. The single will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, L

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 12/17 ~ 12/23

    December 27, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Oricon has just released their weekly comic chart for December 17th to the 23rd! Check out the top 5 below! === 1. "Meitantei Conan", Volume 78 - Aoyama Gosho : (352,174) 2. "To LOVE Ru -Trouble- Darkness", Volume 6 - illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro / written by Hasemi Saki : (178,817) 3. "Daiya no A", Volume 34 - Terajima Yuji : (144,560) 4. "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (20th Anniversary Series)", Volume 3 - writt

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  • A trailer for new "Dragon Ball Z" movie revealed!

    December 22, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    A trailer for upcoming anime film "DRAGON BALL Z : Kami to Kami (Battle of Gods)" has finally been revealed! This is the 18th movie of the "Dragon Ball" series, and the first release in around 17 years since "DRAGON BALL Saikyou e no Michi" was released in theaters back in 1996. As previously reported, the original author of the manga series, Toriyama Akira is deeply involved in the script writing as well as the character design, and it

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