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  • The cast of "Rurouni Kenshin" attend Red Carpet event

    June 28, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    On June 27th, Sato Takeru who stars in the live-action film, "Rurouni Kenshin" appeared on the red carpet for the pre-screening event. Walking down the red carpet, Sato stated that he was very happy and that all the cast members did their best working on the film. Joining him on the red carpet was Takei Emi, Aoi Yu, Eguchi Yosuke, Kikkawa Koji, Aoki Munetaka, and Tanaka Taketo. The movie is an adaptation from Watsuki Nobuhiro's manga, "Rur

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  • ryo of supercell to produce opening theme for "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA f-"

    June 27, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    It has been revealed that ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku will be providing the opening theme to the upcoming PlayStation Vita game "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA-f". The song is titled "ODDS&ENDS", and will be released as a single on August 29th in three versions: Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. "ODDS&ENDS" will be the third ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku song to serve a

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  • Bandoneon player Komatsu Ryota appears at early screening of animated film "Gusuko Budori no Denki"

    June 27, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    On June 25, bandoneón player Komatsu Ryota (38), who provided the musical score for animated film “Gusuko Budori no Denki” or “The Biography of Budori Gusuko” (directed by Sugi Gisaburo, opens July 7), appeared at an early private screening of the film in Osaka and performed live. He stated, “I usually wrestle with Argentine tango, but I believe my first experience of making music for a movie was a perfect fit for the film .” Source and

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  • Ohtaka Shinobu's manga "Magi" to get anime adaptation

    June 25, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Ohtaka Shinobu's ongoing manga "Magi", will be getting a TV anime adaptation.  The anime will be produced by "A-1 Pictures" who are known for the production of "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai", "Ao no Exorcist", "Tsuritama", "Uchuu Kyoudai", and more. "Magi" started being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday back in 2009.   Twelve volumes have been released, and the total number of copies printed reached 3,000,000.  It's

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  • NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's debut novel to get manga adaptation

    June 24, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    It was announced in the  August issue (released on June 23rd) of "Monthly ASUKA" that idol group member  NEWS' Kato Shigeaki's novel "Pink to Gray (Pink and Gray)" will get a manga adaptation. As tokyohive reported previously, this is the debut novel for Kato. It tells a story about two best friends who enter the entertainment industry together. One becomes a star, while the other is nothing more than an extra. No other details, including w

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  • EXILE AKIRA attends press conference for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    June 23, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    On June 22nd, EXILE's AKIRA attended a press conference for the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'GTO', which will be airing every Tuesday at 10:00pm starting from July 3rd. This drama is based on the popular manga series of the same name by Fujisawa Toru that was serialized from 1997 to 2002 in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The drama adaptation in 1998 starring Sorimachi Takashi became one of the popular drama series. This new drama series will includ

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  • 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival Presents the U.S premiere of the 'Evangelion Pop Up Museum'

    June 23, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, is proud to present the U.S. premiere of the Evangelion Pop Up Museum as part of the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival. This special exhibit staged inside the SUPERFROG Gallery [3rd floor], launches on Saturday, August 25th and is co-produced by Nippon Television and NEW PEOPLE. The 2012 J-POP Summit Festival commences

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  • Kikkawa Yu & Sweety to provide new theme songs for "Sengoku Collection"

    June 22, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    It has just been revealed that idol Kikkawa Yu and girls unit Sweety will be providing brand new opening and ending theme songs for the TV Tokyo anime "Sengoku Collection". "Sengoku Collection" is the anime adaptation of the popular KONAMI video game, which has sold 2.8 million copies to date. Currently, ABCHO sings the opening theme song "Me wo Tojite Gyu Shiyo", while Sweety lent their song "UNLUCKY GIRL!!" as the ending theme. The new th

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  • FLOW and joy to provide new theme songs for anime, 'Eureka Seven AO'

    June 21, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    It's been revealed that rock bands FLOW and joy will be providing the new theme song for the anime series, 'Eureka Seven AO'! FLOW wrote the song, "BraBlue"[combine words Brave and Blue], just for the anime's opening theme. It's described as a danceable rock tune, and it will be released as the band's new single on September 5th. This marks the FLOW's second time to provide a theme song for the 'Eureka Seven' series. Meanwhile, the endi

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  • Sukima Switch to provide opening theme for anime 'Uchuu Kyodai'

    June 21, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    It's been revealed that Sukima Switch's new song, "Eureka", will be used as the opening theme for NTV's anime series, 'Uchuu Kyodai', starting July 1st! This song was written just for the anime, and it's described as a number that resembles their hit songs "Zenryoku Shounen" and "Guarana". Regarding how the song was created, Ohashi Takuya shared, "The moment I read the manga, an image sprung forth. I was in the middle of a tour, but I r

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