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  • HMV to collaborate with animation film "NARUTO"

    July 14, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    Last month it was announced that Kishimoto Masashi's manga "NARUTO" would be coming out with its 9th movie "ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-". Slated for a July 28th release, HMV has decided to collaborate with the film. Starting on July 17th to August 3rd HMV will be hold a "NARUTO" themed campaign in it's stores. Fans can purchase NARUTO related products such as CD "Naruto Greatest Hits!!!" and volume 61 at the store, and those who purc

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  • New 'Dragon Ball Z' anime film to be released in March 2013

    July 14, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    On the 33rd issue of 'Gekkan Shonen Jump' (released July 14th), it was revealed that Toriyama Akira's popular manga series, 'Dragon Ball', would be getting a new anime film adaptation. The movie titled 'Dragon Ball Z' will be an original story, and is scheduled for release on March 30th, 2013. Toriyama, who will be involved in writing the script, commented, "While retaining the original atmosphere, I plan on giving it a little bit of a mod

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  • AAA's Nishijima Takahiro to voice act for the first time through "ONE PIECE"

    July 13, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    On July 12th, it was revealed that Nishijima Takahiro of the group AAA will be challenging voice-acting for the very first time through the popular anime, "ONE PIECE". Nishijima - who is a self-professed fan of the series himself - participated enthusiastically in an open recording of the special episode "ONE PIECE Episode of Nami Koukaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna" on the 12th. "I'd love to do it again," he said of the experience.  T

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  • Cast of 'Waratte Iitomo!' to lend their voices for anime 'Sazae-san'

    July 12, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    On July 11th, it was revealed that the cast of 'Waratte Iitomo!' will be lending their voices for Fuji TV's anime series, 'Sazae-san'. This collaboration was put into effect as a special project for the station's annual summer program, 'FNS 27-Hour TV', which will be hosted by Tamori. 'Waratte Iitomo!' cast members Sashihara Rino (HKT48), Becky, Rola, Yanagihara Kanako, and Watanabe Naomi will be making an appearance in the anime as themse

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  • Check out Oricon's comic chart for the week of July 16th

    July 12, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly comic chart for the week of July 16th. Check it out below! —– 1. “BAKUMAN. “, Volume 20 – Written by Oba Tsugumi / Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (331,355) 2. “Gintama”, Volume 45 – Sorachi Hideaki : (260,286) 3. “Toriko”, Volume 20 – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (248,708) 4. “Kuroko no Basuket”, Volume 18 – Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (246,605) 5. “Natsume Yuujinchou”, Volume 14 – Mido

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  • Mystery unit 'Momokuro' to provide ending theme for anime 'Joshiraku'

    July 8, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    It has just been revealed that a mysterious unit titled "Momokuro-tei Ichimon" will be providing the ending theme song for the upcoming anime, 'Joshiraku'! The title of the ending theme song is "Nippon Egao Hyakkei", and is slated for a release this fall on September 5th. Maeyamada Kenichi - who has provided Momoiro Clover Z and many other anime series with music - wrote, composed, and arranged the track. "Nippon Egao Hyakkei" is said to b

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  • 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken' to be released as TV anime & PS3 game

    July 7, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    It's been announced that Araki Hirohiko's manga, 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken', will be receiving an anime adaptation starting in October! This was announced on July 5th during a press conference for 'Araki Hirohiko Exhibition JoJo Exihibit'. It was also announced that there is a new video game in the works. The title of the game will be 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: All-Star Battle', and it will be released for Playstation 3. 'JoJo no Kimyou

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  • Sneak peek at PURETTY's "Cheki☆Love" PV revealed on 'Pretty Rhythm'

    July 7, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    A  sneak peek at PURETTY's "Cheki☆Love" PV has been revealed during the ending credits of the anime 'Pretty Rhythm'. As mentioned previously, ‘Pretty Rhythm’ is an anime based on the girls of PURETTY, and is already being broadcast in Japan. The girls' first song "Cheki☆Love" is also the theme song to the anime, and the PV for the song was recently aired after an episode of the anime. The anime tells the story of girl group members’ growt

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  • New Sailor Moon anime to be released in 2013!

    July 6, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon” and to celebrate there was a talk event held on July 6th at Roppongi’s Nicofarre. During the event, it was announced that a new Sailor Moon anime is currently in the works and is set for release in summer of 2013 with idol group Momoiro Clover Z singing the theme song. Momoiro Clover Z participated in the event through a live hook-up from “Japan Expo” in P

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  • UNISON SQUARE GARDEN to provide theme song for upcoming "TIGER & BUNNY" movie

    July 6, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    It has been revealed that UNISON SQUARE GARDEN will be providing the theme song to the upcoming animated movie "TIGER & BUNNY The Movie -The Beginning-", which opens in theaters in Japan on September 22nd. UNISON SQUARE GARDEN previously provided the opening theme song "Orion wo Nazoru" for the anime, and will be providing a second, new song titled "Linear Blue wo Kikinagara" as the theme song for the movie version. The first song for

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