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  • Fairies to be adapted into a manga

    April 5, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    It's been revealed that 7-member idol group Fairies will be turned into a manga! This was announced during Fairies' release event for their 3rd single, "Beat Generation / No More Distance", at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. The manga will have the theme of "dance", and its story will revolve around junior high school girls, who learn the importance of chasing dreams from Fairies. It will start its serialization in the August 4th issue of mang

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  • Oricon releases comic chart for the week of April 9th

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed their comic chart for the week of April 9th. Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. "Bokura ga Ita", Volume 16 - Obata Yuki: (370,166) 2. "Sukidesu Suzuki-kun", Volume 15 - Ikeyamada Go : (155,653) 3. "3gatsu no Lion", Volume 7 - Umino Chika : () 4. "Moyashimon", Volume 11 - Ishikawa Masayuki : (125,650) 5. "Saki", Volume 9 - Kobayashi

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  • Manga 'Su-chan' to be adapted into film starring Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu

    March 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Actresses Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu will be starring in the upcoming film, 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san'. The 3 ladies will co-star together for the first time, portraying the day-to-day lives of single 30-year-old women. 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san' is based on Masuda Miri's 'Su-chan' manga series. The series has sold over 270,000 copies, and is popular among women in their thirties and fourties. Shibasaki will pl

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  • Nakagawa Shoko to provide theme song + voice act for "Saint Seiya Ω"

    March 30, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Talento Nakagawa Shoko will be providing the theme song for TV Asahi's upcoming anime series, 'Saint Seiya Ω'. Based on a popular manga series by Kurumada Masami, 'Saint Seiya' was first adapted as TV anime from October 1986 to April 1989. The story of the new series will revolve around a 'new generation character' named 'Kouga', who follows in the footsteps of the legendary saint, 'Seiya'. The theme song, titled "Pegasus Gensou ver.

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  • Oricon releases comic chart for the week of April 2nd

    March 29, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 2nd! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. "3gatsu no Lion", Volume 7 - Umino Chika : (356,250) 2. "Skip Beat!", Volume 30 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (204,333) 3. "BASTARD!! - Ankoku no Hakaishin -", Volume 27 - Hagiwara Kazushi : (156,380) 4. "Moyashimon", Volume 11 - Ishikawa Masayuki : (136,189) 5

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  • NARUTO's 9th anime film to be released in July

    March 26, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    It's been revealed that Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga, "NARUTO", will be getting it's 9th anime film on July 28th. Titled "ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-", the film will be Kishimoto's first original story to celebrate the anime's 10th anniversary. "NARUTO" is a ninja action manga that started its serialization in "Weekly Shounen Jump" back in 1999. With 59 volumes, it's sold a total of over 110 million copies. In 2002, the manga

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  • Check out the preview to AKB48's anime "AKB0048"

    March 25, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    Now that the cast and plot of the new AKB48 anime 'AKB0048' has been revealed, it was only a matter of time before the first preview was released. The preview takes us to a land where idols are banned and the reincarnated idol group AKB0048 rises up as illegal idols as they take on the light and spirit of the legendary AKB48. The girls of AKB0048 are labeled as “terrorists” and attacked, but they fight back in order to protect their stage, f

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  • Sayonara Ponytail to cover Spitz's "Sora mo Toberuhazu"

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    On April 12th, a mysterious trio called Sayonara Ponytail will take over the ending theme song to anime "Tsuritama". The song will be a cover a Spitz's song "Sora mo Toberuhazu". Since all members of the group love anime and are excited to be covering the song, the anime staff decided to make it happen. Right now the opening theme song is by Fuji Fabric. Sayonara Ponytail will release the song as a new single on May 23rd and it will b

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  • Animation director Ishiguro Noboru passes away

    March 22, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Famous animation director Ishiguro Noboru passed away on March 20th (JST) at the age of 73 at Kawasaki Hospital. Ishiguro was famous for his direction in popular animation titles Macross, Space Battleship Yamato, Megazone 23, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He had visited the U.S. several times over the past decade attending anime conventions and making many friends. He will be missed by those who knew him well and by his fans. Ma

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  • HOME MADE KAZOKU to release "AKATSUKI" via iTunes & Amazon

    March 21, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Following in the footsteps of other Japanese artists, Hip Hop Trio HOME MADE KAZOKU has announced that they will be digitally releasing their 6th original full album "AKATSUKI". The album contains their single "FREEDOM", which is the ending theme song to popular anime series "NARUTO Shippuden". HOME MADE KAZOKU made their U.S. debut in the summer of 2010 at OTAKON, gathering 5,000 fans from all across the country. Following year in 2011, the

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