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  • Kamiji Yusuke receives an original sketch from Kishimoto Masahi at "NARUTO - Blood Prison" premiere

    August 1, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    On July 30th, singer/actor Kamiji Yusuke (32) held a meet-and-greet at the premiere event for animated movie “Gekijouban NARUTO - Blood Prison-”. Kamiji, who sang the theme song for this film, was extremely happy and touched when NARUTO’s author Kishimoto Masahi drew him a colored illustration of Naruto. As a fan, he said, “I am really happy about this! I will definitely put this up in my house without a doubt.” Actor Kamikawa Takaya (

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  • 'HUNTER x HUNTER' to get anime adaptation for the second time

    August 1, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    'Weekly Shounen Jump' revealed on August 1st that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga series, “HUNTER X HUNTER”, will receive a second animation adaptation! “HUNTER X HUNTER” started serializing back in 1998 and since then, the books has sold approximately 52 million copies. The story focus on a young boy named 'Gon', who decides to become a Hunter like his father; along the way, he encounters various rivals and obstacles that help him grow.

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  • Oricon comic charts for the week of August 1st!

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    It’s that time of the week again - the Oricon comic charts has unveiled its results for the week of August 1st! This week, mangaka Umino Chika took two of the top five places for this week's ranking. Check it out below! --- 1. Sangatsu no Lion, Volume 6 - Umino Chika: 333,814 2. GIANT KILLING, Volume 20 - Tsujitomo and Tsunamoto Masaya: 142,956 3. Spika ~Umino Chika Early Works~ - Umino Chika: 112,214 4. Ahir

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  • "My Neighbor Totoro" DVD manages to stay on Oricon rankings for 500 weeks!

    July 27, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    The DVD for Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece, “Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)” has managed to stay on the Oricon DVD Ranking chart for 500 weeks! This DVD was released back on September 28th, 2001, and has stayed on the rankings for exactly nine years and ten months as of August 1st.This is the first DVD that's managed to rank for 500 weeks ever since Oricon began its DVD chart in April of 1999. "Tonari no Totoro" has sold over 1,08

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  • Takei Emi to star in film adaptation of "Rurouni Kenshin"

    July 25, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    Last month, tokyohive reported that actor Sato Takeru would star as the main character in the film adaptation of Watsuki Nobuhiro's popular manga, "Rurouni Kenshin". Today, it has been revealed that model/actress Takei Emi will play the heroine, Kamiya Kaoru, in the movie! Otomo Keishi, who is known for the NHK Taiga drama, "Ryomaden", will be the director for the movie. He shared, "Without a doubt, Takei-san is an actress who will become bi

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  • YOSHIKI attends press conference for "Blood Red Dragon" at Comic-Con

    July 22, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    On July 21st, X-JAPAN's YOSHIKI appeared at a press conference for the American comic, "Blood Red Dragon", at Comic-Con in San Diego. "Blood Red Dragon" is a story about a rock star who transforms into a superhero after playing a certain note on the piano; he then strives to defeat the powers of darkness. The character was made in YOSHIKI's image, while comic creator Stan Lee wrote and cartoonist Todd MacFarlane illustrated the comic. Y

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  • "Ai Ore!" to be released as a live-action movie

    July 22, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    It's been reported that manga artist Shinjo Mayu's popular work, "Ai Ore! Danshikou no Hime to Joshikou no Ouji", will be released as a live-action movie at the end of the year. "Ai Ore! Danshikou no Hime to Joshikou no Ouji" follows a love story between a tomboyish girl and a boy who looks like a girl. There's a strong theme of cross-dressing, which has been a popular trend in recent years. The manga was first serialized as "Ai wo Utau

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  • Yusuke's PV for Naruto Shippuden's movie theme song, "Otakebi", revealed!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Moments ago, the full PV of Yusuke's new song, "Otakebi" (to be released on August 3rd), was unveiled to the public. As previously mentioned, this song will be used as a theme song for NARUTO's eighth film, "Gekijouban NARUTO: Blood Prison" (to be released on July 30th). This song features upbeat sounds and the lyrics focuses on dreams and futures. The actual PV features Yusuke running and is also quite comedic as well. Check it out bel

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  • Fudanjuku's manga starts its circulation!

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Back in June, tokyohive reported that a manga adaptation for cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku (a.k.a Nakano Fujo Sisters) was scheduled to be published on July 20th. Now, on the latest issue of “Margaret”, a shoujo manga magazine, the first part of this new circulation was issued. This new manga titled “Fudanjuku Monogatari” features all seven of the members as the story’s protagonist written by mangaka Tanemura Arina. This issue als

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  • Oricon comic chart for July 25th unveiled!

    July 21, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    Oricon updated their chart for comic ranking for the week of July 25th! This week features some new and old titles from last week. Check it out below! ---- 1. Sukitte ii na yo, Volume 7 - Hazuki Kanae: 139,990 2. Ahiru no Sora, Volume 32 - Hinata Takeshi: 112,740 3. HUNTER X HUNTER, Volume 28 - Togashi Yoshihiro: 96,790 4. Silver Spoon, Volume 1 - Arakawa Hiromu: 90,257 5. Gintama, Volume 40 – Sorashii

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