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  • Rola reveals track list + covers for debut single, "Memories"

    June 11, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    Popular model Rola has just unveiled the track list and covers for her upcoming debut single, "Memories"! As tokyohive previously reported, the song will be used as the theme to the upcoming Pokemon movie "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo", which will open in theaters across Japan on July 14th. The single comes in two different versions: a limited 'Pokemon' version featuring the main characte

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  • Inoue Junya's manga "BTOOOM!" to get TV anime adaptation

    June 10, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    On June 8th, it was announced that popular manga "BTOOOM!" would be getting TV anime adaptation. "BTOOOM!" is written by Inoue Junya.  It started serializing in Weekly Comic Bunch (currently being serialized in "Monthly Comic @ Bunch") back in July 2009.  It tells the story of Sakamoto Ryota, one of the top players of online survival game "BTOOOM!", who is forcibly taken to an isolated tropical island to battle in a real-life version of th

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  • Angela Aki to release new single "Kokuhaku" this summer!

    June 7, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced that she will be releasing a new single this summer titled "Kokuhaku", which will be released on July 11. One week after that on July 18, she will release a new album, "BLUE", and DVD/Blu-ray, "HOME SWEET HOME "5 YEARS ~Best Hit & Original Request~ in Budokan". It's been one year since Angela's last single "Hajimari no Ballad", so this will be her first single for 2012 after giving birth. "

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to sing ending theme to upcoming anime "Binbougami ga!"

    June 7, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    It has just been revealed that HAPPY BIRTHDAY will be lending their new song "Koi Boudou" to the upcoming anime "Binbougami ga!" as the ending theme song! The anime will begin airing through TV Tokyo, MBS, and TV Aichi this July, and is based on the Sukeno Yoshiaki manga currently serializing in "Jump Square". The opening theme song will be "Make My Day!" by Pico. Stay tuned for more on HAPPY BIRTHDAY and their new single! Source + Pho

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of June 11th revealed

    June 7, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of June 11th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “Kuro Shitsuji”, Volume 14 –  Toboso Yana : (248,114) 2. “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu”, Volume 15 –  Minami Kanan : (130,200) 3. “I AM HERO”, Volume 9 – Hanazawa Kengo : (93,303) 4. “Kimi ni Todoke”, Volume 16 – Shiina Karuho : (67,225) 5. “Kinou Nani Tabe

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  • Rola denies rumored relationship once again at Pokemon movie event

    June 6, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    On June 4th, model and talent Rola (22) held a public voice acting event for anime movie, “Movie Pokemon Best Wish: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi Keldeo” (hitting theaters on July 14th). Rola, who is in charge of the theme song and character Marin, was asked by the reporters if she wants show this movie to comedian duo Cream Stew’s Arita Teppei (41), who she was rumored to be dating in recent news. In response of this question, she responded, “Not

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  • Visual-kei band HERO to provide opening theme for "FAIRY TAIL"

    June 6, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    On June 5th, it was revealed that visual kei rock band HERO will be providing the opening theme song for the anime "FAIRY TAIL" beginning on July 7th. The band had previously been featured in the ending scene of an episode of "FAIRY TAIL" and will now be moving on to providing the theme song for the anime, the first time for HERO. "When I started chasing after my dream of being in a band, I was talking with my friends and told them, 'In th

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  • Learn Physics from the cast of "Nichijou"!

    June 5, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Publishing company Kadokawa Group, Chukei, will collaborate with the anime cast of "Nichijou" to release a new study guide book on June 15. The book's designs will be based on Arawi Keiichi's characters from his manga "Nichijou". The study guide is titled "Nichijou to Manabu Butsuri Kiso ga Omoshiroi Hodo Wakaru Hon" (Fun Guide to Learning Basic Physics with "Nichijou(My Oridnary Life)"). It's designed to help students learn the basics o

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appears in Jigoku no Misawa's manga "Kakko kawaii sengen! Pamyu Pamyu Revolution"

    June 4, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made an appearance in Jigoku no Misawa's latest manga, 'Kakko Kawaii Sengen! Pamyu Pamyu Revolution'. The manga is serialized in JUMP Square and the chapter appeared in the July Issue. The planning for this project began on April 29th at Makuhari Messe, when Kyary and Misawa both attended an event called, "Nico Nico Chou Kaigi" and started to discuss the project on stage.  The manga is based on a girl (Kyary

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  • PIKO announces new single + covers + tracks for "2PIKO"

    June 4, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    It's been revealed that singer PIKO will be releasing a new single this summer. "Make My Day!" is PIKO's sixth single and will be the opening theme song to anime "Binbogamiga!" (God of Poverty). The anime is scheduled to air in July, while the single is slated for an August 15th release. The manga is currently being serialized in JUMP Square. The single will come in three editions and the limited edition will include a DVD with performa

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