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  • Oricon reveals their comic charts for the week of September 5th!

    September 2, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    It's that time of the week again and Oricon has revealed it weekly comic chart ranking for September 5th! The top three comics from last week managed to stay in this week's top five ranking once again! Check out who managed to come out on top below! ---- 1. Aoharaido, Volume 2 - Sakisaka Io: 126,025 2. GANTZ, Volume 32 – Oku Hiroya : 110,663 3. FAIRY TAIL,Volume 28 – Mashima Hiro: 107,538 4. ADAMAS, Volume 6 -

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  • "New Prince of Tennis" to be released as an anime series

    September 2, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    It's been reported that Konomi Takeshi's popular manga, "New Prince of Tennis", will be adapted into an anime series! "New Prince of Tennis" is the sequel to "Prince of Tennis", and is currently serialized in the manga magazine, "Jump Square". The story continues after the nationwide tournament that took place in "Prince of Tennis". 'Seishun Academy' and their rival schools are permitted to enter the U-17 Invitational Tournament by special

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  • 50,000+ people attend massive anime song festival at Saitama Super Arena

    August 31, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    From August 27th to the 28th, Saitama Super Arena hosted a massive anime song live festival called ‘Animelo Summer Live 2011 –rainbow’, which attracted approximately 53,500 people in two days! Artists like Mizuki Nana, Momoiro Clover Z, and BREAKERZ participated in this festival, and secret guests Mizuki Ichirou and T.M Revolution also took the stage as well. This 7th anniversary event starred 32 musicians and 65 artists, who all delivere

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  • ONE PIECE collaborates with Hello Kitty!

    August 29, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    It's just been announced that popular manga/anime series "ONE PIECE" will be collaborating with Sanrio's Hello Kitty brand for a new series of products called, "ONE PIECE×HELLO KITTY". The designs for this series revolves around the concept  of ONE PIECE character Chopper coming to play in Hello Kitty's world. Starting in November, approximately 20 companies will gradually release products ranging from stationery, clothes, fashion accessor

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  • New episode of "Magic Kaito" to air in September

    August 25, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    On August 24th, it was announced that the animated series for Aoyama Gosho’s “Magic Kaito” will broadcast a new episode on September 24th through Yomiuri TV! This episode will air as a part of the “Detective Conan” TV anime special. “Magic Kaito” is a series that Aoyama worked on before the serialization of his hit series, “Detective Conan”. It tells the story of 'Kaito Kuroba', a high school student who's obsessed with magic and looks for

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  • Author of "Saint☆Oniisan" to take maternity leave

    August 25, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    Manga artist Nakamura Hikaru has announced that due to her preparations for childbirth, "Saint☆Oniisan" will stop its serialization in the manga magazine, "Morning Two", from September 22nd. In the 49th issue that was released on August 22nd, Nakamura wrote in the margin, "I will be taking a break from next month for childbirth. I will do my best to return as quickly as possible.  Please continue to support me." The time of return has yet to

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of August 29th!

    August 25, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their comic ranking for the week of August 29th! This week, manga "ONE PIECE" has moved down one spot to #2, with popular manga "FAIRY TAIL" taking its spot. Most of last week's manga has been bumped down with the arrival of new releases. Check out the new rankings below! --- 1. FAIRY TAIL,Volume 28 – Mashima Hiro: 294,536 2. ONE PIECE, Volume 63 - Oda Eiichiro : 151,674 3. DAIYA NO A, Volum

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko to be a voice actor for a short anime!

    August 17, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    On August 17th, AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (25) attended the second part of the DVD release commemoration event for “Kami Usagi Rope”. “Kami Usagi Rope” is a short anime that is played before the movie screenings at TOHO Cinemas nationwide and focuses on a rabbit named “Rope” and a squirrel named “Akira Senpai” who runs into various events on their way to a movie theater. Shinoda will be voice acting for “Akira Senpai”, who is known for being

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  • Kitagawa Keiko praises Ashida Mana's dubbing in "Magic Tree House"!

    August 15, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    On August 15th actress Kitagawa Keiko and popular child actress Ashida Mana went to a studio in Tokyo to dub the movie version of “Magic Tree House”. This will be Kitagawa’s first time voice acting and she stated about Ashida Mana, “Mana-chan is such a sweet and lovely girl, when it comes to work she is so focused. I think it’s a bit rude to call her a child actress, I feel she is a professional actress.” It is Ashida’s second time voice act

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu chosen as promotional cheerleader for "Evangelion"

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been chosen as the cheerleader to promote the TV version of "Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Ha", which will start airing on August 26th from 9:00 PM on Nihon TV. Watanabe, who's known to be a big anime fan, expressed her thoughts on "Evangelion" with, "I think it is a global anime that is still very popular even after it concluded its broadcasting. It is very cool, and I have respect for it." She continued, "I was drawn

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