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  • YUKI to sing opening theme for anime, "Sakamichi no Apollo"

    March 12, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    YUKI's new song, "Sakamichi no Melody", has been chosen as the opening theme for Fuji TV's upcoming anime, "Sakamichi no Apollo"! "Sakamichi no Melody" is composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko, and written by YUKI herself. It will be released as a double A-side single, "Play Ball / Sakamichi no Melody", on May 2nd. On March 12th, Tower Records started their jazz campaign for women called "Mainichi, Joshi Jazz". For this campaign, the fema

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  • Oguri Shun & Kutsuna Shiori to voice act for anime film "Gusuko Budori no Denki"

    March 10, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Oguri Shun will voice act for upcoming anime film, "Gusuko Budori no Denki".  Oguri will play the voice of the protagonist, "Gusuko Budori" and actress Kutsuna Shiori has been chosen to play the voice of "Neri", the younger sister of Budori. "Gusuko Budori no Denki" is based on Miyazawa Kenji's fairy tale, and it tells the story of "Budori", a son of a woodcutter, who lived peacefully with his parents and younger sister, "Neri" in the fore

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  • Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai to join as voice actresses for "AKB0048"

    March 10, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    AKB48’s first anime series “AKB0048”, which will air its first broadcast on April 29th, has announced additional voice actresses including Sawashiro Miyuki, Kawasumi Ayako, and Nakahara Mai. Sawashiro Miyuki will play ‘Acchan’ or Maeda Atsuko of the 13th generation. Kawasumi Ayako will take on the role of ‘Sayaka’ or Akimoto Sayaka of the 10th generation. Nakahara Mai as ‘Sae’ or Miyazawa Sae of the 10th generation in this anime serie

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of March 12th

    March 8, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 12th. Check it out below. ----- 1. "BLEACH", Volume 54 - Kubo Tite : (269,751) 2. "Bakuman", Volume 17 - Written by Oba Tsugumi/Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (220,437) 3. "Glass no Kamen", Volume 48 - Miuchi Suzue : (167,378) 4. "To LOVE-Ru Darkness", Volume 4 - Written by Hasemi Saki/Illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro : (165,318) 5. "ONE PIECE BLUE DEEP

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  • Unicorn to provide the opening theme for upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    March 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    It's been announced that rock band Unicorn will be providing the opening theme song for the upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai". The song is titled "Feel So Moon", and it was written by Okuda Tamio (Vo, G), composed by Abe Yoshiharu (Key). It's described as a song with a spacey atmosphere that conveys the anime's worldview. This is the first time Unicorn will be in charge of an anime theme song. The release date for this song has not been a

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  • Urasawa Naoki's manga "MASTER KEATON" to re-start serialization after 18 years

    March 5, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Manga magazine "Big Comic Original" (released on March 5th) revealed that Urasawa Naoki's popular manga "MASTER KEATON", will re-start serialization after 18 years.  The new series will be titled as "MASTER KEATON Remaster", and it will be illustrated by Urasawa, while the story will be taken on by Nagasaki Takashi.  The story will be set 20 years later from the previous series. "MASTER KEATON" tells a story about "Hiraga-Keaton Taichi", a

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  • Noto Mamiko, Ueda Kana & Shiraishi Ryoko join "AKB0048" voice cast

    March 4, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    AKB48's upcoming anime, "AKB0048", has announced the names of three more voice actress who will be providing their voices for the 'succession members'! Last month, it was revealed that Tamura Yukari will voice 'Mayuyu', Horie Yui will play 'Yukirin', and Kanda Akemi will take on the role of 'Yuko'. Additionally, nine members of the AKB family will provide their voices for the main characters in the anime. Noto Mamiko will play 'Koji

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  • Oricon comic chart for the week of March 5th unveiled!

    March 1, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Oricon has now unveiled the comic charts for the week of March 5th! Check out which comic reigned top in this week's charts below! === 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 31 - Mashima Hiro : (141,042) 2. "Soul Eater", Volume 21 - Okubo Atsushi : (135,581) 3. "Glass no Kamen", Volume  48 - Miuchi Suzue : (111,984) 4. "Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu", Volume 14 - Minami Kanan : (108,212) 5. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 65 – Oda Eiichiro

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  • Manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" to resume serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'

    February 29, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Popular mystery manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" will resume its serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'! The original manga was serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1992 to 2000. Then, from 2004 to 2011 the new series was featured on an irregular basis. This will mark the first time in 12 years that the manga will be serialized regularly. The story of "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" revolves around a high school student named Ki

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  • Kishi Yusuke's SF novel "Shinsekai Yori" to get anime adaptation

    February 27, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    On February 27th, it was announced that Kishi Yusuke’s novel “Shinsekai Yori” (broadcast date unknown) will be adapted into an anime. This Asahi TV anime will be animated by A-1 Pictures (known for works such as “Ao no Exorcist” and “Kuroshitsuji”), directed by Ishihama Masashi (previous work includes “Read or Die” and “Honey and Clover”), and written by Sogo Masashi (“Prince of Tennis”, “Bleach”). The story will be set in future Japan,

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