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  • Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse" gets animated this Fall

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Novelist Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse - A Girl Gunslinger's Detective Story" has been given the green light for an original animation this fall. The animation is about a fictitious girl, Hamaji, living in a fictitious city in the mountains during the Edo period. Sakuraba's story is based off a classic Japanese novel "Nansou Satomi Hakkenden". Miyaji Masayuki, assistant director on "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi", will be making his animation

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  • GALNERYUS to provide new theme song for "HUNTER x HUNTER"

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    It was announced today that rock band GALNERYUS will provide a new ending theme song for anime "HUNTER x HUNTER" called "Hunting For Your Dream". It's also been revealed that vocalist Ono Masatoshi of GALNERYUS will sing a new opening theme song for the program called "departure! -second version-". Additionally, the band will be releasing a new live DVD & CD from their "RAISE YOUR FLAG AGAIN! TOUR 2011", titled "PHOENIX LIVING IN THE

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  • ViViD to provide opening theme for "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE"

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    It's been revealed that visual kei band ViViD's new song, "REAL", has been chosen as the opening theme for popular anime, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE'. "REAL" will be released as ViViD's 5th single on May 16th. It will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a Special Bonus Track Edition. It was also announced that a portion of this song's recording will broadcast via ViViD's Nico Nico Namahousou program,

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  • Hongo Kanata joins the cast of 'Mirai Nikki -Another:World-'

    March 15, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    With about a month remaining, Fuji TV is slowly revealing the lineup of actors that will appear in the revival of popular drama 'Mirai Nikki -Another:World-'. It was first announced in February that actor Okada Masaki would be starring in the 2007 drama. It was then revealed earlier this month that actress Gouriki Ayame will be starring with Okada in the Saturday night drama. Today they've made another announcement that teenage actor Hongo

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  • 'HUNTER x HUNTER' to get film version

    March 15, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    2012 seems to be the year of revival as not only drama's are making a comeback but animations as well. Popular manga/anime "HUNTER x HUNTER" started re-airing last year with a new set of voice actors and story telling. Now it's been revealed that its anime film version is underway for 'Gon' and friends. So far the only information that has been revealed is that the movie will have an original story line. More will be revealed from Togash

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for March 19th

    March 15, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 19th! Check out the results below, and let us know if your favorite made it into the top 5! === 1. "BLEACH", Volume 54 - Kubo Tite : (204,333) 2. "Bakuman", Volume 17 - Written by Oba Tsugumi/Illustrated by Obata Takeshi (172,847) 3. "ONE PIECE BLUE DEEP CHARACTERS WORLD" - Oda Eiichiro : (142,458) 4. "TO LOVE Ru Trouble Darkness", Volume 4 - Writ

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  • FLOW to release "BLACK&WHITE" in U.S. + appearance at Anime Matsuri 2012

    March 15, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Following the smash-hit anime tie-in compilation album, “FLOW ANIME BEST”, FLOW will be digitally releasing their new album “BLACK&WHITE” through iTunes and Amazon, celebrating their 10th anniversary! Actively performing internationally from the US, Singapore, to Korea, FLOW will appear at the largest anime convention in France this summer. Next month in April, FLOW will also return to the US once again for a performance at Anime Matsu

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  • AKB48' Shinoda Mariko to voice act for "Kami Usagi Rope" once again

    March 14, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    AKB48 member, Shinoda Mariko will be voice acting for upcoming anime film "Kami Usagi Rope", which is scheduled to be released on May 12th. "Kami Usagi Rope" is a short film that is being played at TOHO Cinemas nationwide before the actual movie starts screening. It features a surreal dialogue between a rabbit, "Kami Usagi Rope", and a squirrel, "Akira Senpai".  This short anime will be now released as full-length anime film. Shinod

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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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