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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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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka cries at her surprise birthday party

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    On July 19th at the filming of “Meitantei Conan: Kudou Shinichi no Chousenjou” at Saitama Prefecture, a surprise event occurred for AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka’s 23rd birthday. After she received her unexpected present from Mizobata Junpei and the staff, she said, “How wonderful… this is my first time celebrating my birthday during filming,” and began crying from the surprise. Akimoto, whose birthday actually is on the 26th, said, “I think id

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  • Which manga was best adapted into a live action drama?

    July 19, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    It has become a recent trend within the past couple of years for popular manga series to be adapted into a live action drama. Manga series have rich story lines, but because most fans have strong impressions of the manga they commonly are disappointed with the result of a live action adaptation. Of course there's many exceptions to this and ORICON STYLE polled 1,000 people and asked the question, "Which manga was best adapted into a live acti

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  • Trailer revealed for new Doraemon movie!

    July 17, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Recently, a trailer for the new Doraemon movie , a popular Japanese animation series, was revealed through their official site. Titled, "Doraemon Nobita to Kiseki no Shima: Animal Adventure", the movie will hit theaters on March 2012, and will celebrate the 100th year before Doraemon's birth (September 3, 2112). Check out the movie trailer below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9NCpR4a5Ug Source: Doraemon Movie Official Website Thanks

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart results for July 18th

    July 14, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    Oricon has unveiled their comic charts for the week of July 18th, and the Top 5 titles seem to mostly feature shounen manga titles. See who came out on  top with the ranking below! --- 1. HUNTER X HUNTER, Volume 28 – Togashi Yoshihiro: 571,502 2. Gintama, Volume 40 – Sorashii Hideaki: 315,082 3. Natsume Yuujinchou, Volume 12 – Midorikawa Yuki: 238,715 4. Toriko, Volume 15 – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi: 234,350

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  • [Recap] An overview of 'Anime Expo 2011' at L.A.'s Convention Center & L.A. Live!

    July 12, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Welcome to our first post for tokyohive's special series of recaps for the '2011 Anime Expo' (AX)! Anime Expo – one of America’s top leading anime conventions - held its 20th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Convention Center with its biggest turnout in its history. Over 47,000 unique attendees took over the L.A. Live and L.A. Convention halls during the course of the four-day event over the Fourth of July weekend. To celebrate their 20th

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  • Who plays the mysterious character in the upcoming 'Nintama Rantarou' live-action movie?

    July 10, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    The “Who is it?” campaign began on July 9 on the official website of the live-action movie 'Nintama Rantaro', just as the July 23 opening date draws near. This live-action production of NHK’s nationally broadcast anime “Nintama Rantaro” stars popular child actor Kato Seishiro and is directed by Miike Takashi. The ninja “tamago” (literally, eggs, but referring to the children), known as the “Nintama”, enter a ninja school to become elite

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  • "Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonocho" to get anime adaptation as "UN-GO"

    July 8, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    It's been revealed that Sakaguchi Ango’s novel “Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonocho” will be adapted for TV as the anime “UN-GO”! The anime will begin broadcasting this October via Fuji TV’s anime program, “noitaminA”. Mizushima Seiji will serve as the director, Aikawa Sho will be in charge of the story, and Bones - the same team who brought “Fullmetal Alchemist” to television - will work as the producers. In addition, pako (Shining Force Feather

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