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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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  • Matsushita Yuya unveils covers + tracks to "SEE YOU"

    August 2, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    In June, singer Matsushita Yuya announced through his official website he will be releasing a new single on August 29th titled "SEE YOU". At the time, the only information announced was the three different versions and that it is the opening theme song to Fuji TV anime "Natsuyuki Rendezvous". Now, Yuya has released the covers and tracks on his official website. The limited edition will include a digipak containing a DVD with the title track

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  • Jackets + tracklist for LiSA's upcoming single "crossing field" released

    August 1, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    Pop-rock singer LiSA is releasing her second solo single "crossing field" on August 8th. "crossing field" is the opening theme song to anime "Sword Art Online" and will come in three editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing the title track music video. The anime limited pressing will come with an alternative cover and the "crossing field -SWORD ART ONLINE non-credit opening-" on DVD. It will also contain the TV-size v

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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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