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  • Rookie singer Ito Shohei to sing for anime "Bakuman"

    October 1, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Rookie singer Ito Shohei's debut song, "Dream of Life", has been chosen as the opening theme song for the popular anime, "Bakuman". Ito is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Fukuoka who started songwriting when he was 14 years old. Inspired by the blues, soul, jazz, and R&B music, Ito began playing the guitar at the age of 10. He uses self-taught techniques to express the themes of the importance of having dreams, irreplaceable frien

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  • 'Doraemon' 3-D wax figures exhibited at the Madame Tussauds in Bangkok

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    On September 27th, a new Madame Tussauds museum opened in Bangkok, featuring the world's first wax figures of Japan's popular animated character, "Doraemon". The Bangkok museum opened on the 27th as Southeast Asia's first wax museum. It hosts a special exhibition of 3-D wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita, who look as if they've just stepped out of the anime.  special feature was the three-dimensional wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita that

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  • LM.C unveils PV for "The LOVE SONG"

    September 29, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Earlier this month, rock band LM.C announced that their next single "The LOVE SONG" would be the opening theme song for anime series, "Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyo~". The single will be released on November 9th and also be available on the band's first best-of album, "☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 SINGLES", which is due out October 12th. Since those releases seem far off, the band released their PV for "The LOVE SONG" to help tide over

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  • Check out the Oricon comic chart for October 3rd

    September 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their chart rankings for the best-selling comics for the week of October 3rd. Check out the top 5 below! ----- 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", the 14th volume - Shiina Karuho : (220,315) 2. "Ookiku Furikabutte", the 17th volume - Higuchi Asa : (190,016) 3. "Berserk", the 36th volume - Miura Kentoro : (170,819) 4. "SOUL EATER", the 20th volume - Okubo Atsushi : (143,818) 5. "Meitantei Conan", the 73rd

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  • Anime Festival Asia announces musical guests

    September 27, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    This year's Anime Festival Asia is bringing out some of the top names in music this year. The three day convention will be held at the SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Hall in Singapore from November 11th to 13th. For three days fans will be able to watch their favorite nine Japanese artists perform popular anime songs. The "Rock Your Soul 'Super Anisong Concert'" opening night will be 3D idol sensation Hatsune Miku. Day 2 acts are FLOW,

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  • Aragaki Yui to star in "Ranma 1/2" live-action drama

    September 27, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    It's just been revealed that popular manga series "Ranma 1/2" will get live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui! "Ranma 1/2" was created by Takahashi Rumiko and ran from 1987 to 1996 through 'Weekly Shonen Sunday'. It tells the story about a young boy named 'Saotome Ranma' who transforms into a girl when he gets splashed with cold water. Aragaki will play 'Tendo Akane', a strong-minded high school girl with fierce marti

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  • Galileo Galilei to provide opening theme for new Gundam series

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Rock band Galileo Galilei's new single, "Asu e", has been chosen as the opening theme song for the new Gundam series, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE', starting October 9th. 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE' will be the 14th in the Gundam series, and will be the first in two and a half years since "Mobile Suit Gundam 00". Yamaguchi Susumu will direct, Hino Akihiro will be in charge of the storyline, Nagano Takuzo will work on the original character designs

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  • The fourth season of anime "Natsume Yuujinchou" to air in January 2012

    September 24, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    On September 24th, it was announced through the November issue of “Monthly LaLa” that Midorikawa Yuki’s popular manga “Natsume Yuujinchou” will air the fourth season of the anime beginning on January 2012. The new title has been revealed as “Natsume Yuujinchou Shi (Natsume Yuujinchou Four)” and will broadcast through TV Tokyo. This manga, which is serialized on manga magazine “LaLaDX”, is about a teenage boy (Natsume Takashi) who can see

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  • Oricon reveals comic charts for the week of September 26th

    September 22, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic charts for the week of September 26th! This week, popular romance mangas dominated the top 5 spots for this ranking. Check it out below! === 1. Kimi ni Todoke, Volume 14 - Shiina Karuho: 714,858 2. Detective Conan,Volume 73 - Aoyama Gosho: 250,441 3. Chihayafuru,Volume 14 - Suetsugu Yuki: 171,785 4. Kuragehime, Volume 8 - Higashimura Akiko: 101,172 5. Hajime no Ippo,

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  • SCANDAL to provide opening theme for "BLEACH"

    September 21, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    For the second time, SCANDAL will be singing the opening theme song for the popular anime, "BLEACH". This will be SCANDAL's second time to provide a song for the anime, as their third single, "Shojo S", served as its opening theme song back in 2009. The new song that will be used as BLEACH's opening theme song starting October 11th is titled "HARUKAZE". It's said to be a rock number that shows a different side of the girls. Vocalist HAR

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