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  • Voice actors, directors, and other guests of honor at Anime Expo 2011!

    June 10, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    We've covered the main musical guests for Anime Expo this year, but let's not forget that Anime Expo is not a musical event, as it is (obviously) anime based. If you're into anime and know your voice actors/actresses and directors, then this year's guests of honor may attract your attention if the musical guests didn't. --- Voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki is one of many voice actors gracing AX this year. Many fans will know him for his

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  • Nirgilis joins Kalafina and Kurosaki Maon at Anime Expo 2011!

    June 10, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    As the date draws closer, Anime Expo is releasing numerous guests for 2011. First they announced pop group Kalafina, and then Akihabara sensation Kurosaki Moan. Now for their third musical guest of honor, Nirgilis will be joining the other two. --- Nirgilis is an electronic dance act from Japan and is known for their ability to fuse different music styles with melodic songwriting and mash-ups in Japan. They will be performing at Club N

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  • 'Hello Kitty and Friends' wants your brains...

    June 10, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    Sanrio fans get ready, because Hello Kitty and her friends are coming to get you! Sanrio gave the popular character an undead makeover with  "Hello Kitty Zombie Friends by Mad Barbarians". The once cute kitty is seen stretching out her arms in a typical 'zombie pose', with paint coming out of her eyes and mouth. To give that Sanrio twist on a horror figure, the cute little ribbon Kitty wears will also have paint dripping from the bow in or

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for week of June 13th revealed!

    June 9, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    Below is the Oricon Comic Chart for the week of June 13th! This week, we see the 56th volume of "NARUTO" storming to the top of the charts, raking in more than half a million copies. Take a look at the top 5 this week! —– 1. NARUTO, Volume 56 - Masashi Kishimoto : (538,406) 2. BLEACH, Volume 50 - Kubo Taito : (387,322) 3. Bakuman., Volume 13 - Written by Ohba Tsugumi / Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (270,024) 4. D.G

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  • FLOW's new song "Hey!!!" to be new theme song for "Beelzebub"

    June 6, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Five member' rock band, FLOW has an upcoming song titled, "Hey!!!" and it will be used as the new theme song for ongoing anime "Beelzebub." The song will be used for the anime with the episodes starting in July and it's also been revealed that it'll be released as a single in August. "Hey!!!" is the song for people in Japan who have been having a rough time of things because of the devastating earthquake. In the song, the members put a mes

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  • POKKA collaborates with Dragon Ball for their canned coffee!

    June 5, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    POKKA Corporation has announced that they would collaborate with Dragon Ball for their long selling canned coffee brand, "POKKA COFFEE", with 30 different designs for a limited time period. POKKA has collaborated with "Kinnikuman" or "Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star)" in the past, which targeted on the consumers in their 30s~40s and received a favorable review.  Since Dragon Ball has many fans in all different generations, this colla

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  • Daito Shunsuke & Saotome Taichi make their voice acting debuts in "Prince of Tennis"

    June 4, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_157671" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Daito Shunsuke / Shiu"][/caption] Actor Daito Shunsuke and kabuki actor Saotome Taichi, the latter famous for playing female roles, will make their voice acting debut in "Prince of Tennis The Movie - Eikoku Teikyu Kessen!", set for release on September 3rd. Set in the holy land of tennis, Wimbledon, the completely original story has the "Prince of Tennis" all-stars cha

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  • Kuroki Meisa's new single "Wired Life" chosen as ending theme for "Ao no Exorcist"

    June 4, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    Actress-singer Kuroki Meisa's 5th single "Wired Life" has been picked up as the ending theme to anime "Ao no Exorcist", which is currently airing on TBS. The song, Meisa's first to be featured in an anime since her 2008 debut, will go on air beginning July 10th, and the single is expected to be released sometime in September. --- It seems that Kuroki was chosen for the anime because of her music's ability to convey the strength of humanit

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  • Voice cast for new Pokémon movie includes Ishihara Satomi, Takahashi Hideki, and more!

    June 2, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    The 14th Pokémon movie will open in Japan this summer, and today, the prominent guest line-up of voice actors for the special characters came together with a public recording at the Avaco Creative Studio in Tokyo. The special voice cast is made up of Takahashi Hideki, Tanihara Shosuke, Ishihara Satomi, Yamadera Koichi, Nakagawa Shoko, and Daichi Mao. --- The new movie will be released in two versions, "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! T

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  • Check out the results of the Oricon Comic Chart for June 6th!

    June 2, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    Below is the Oricon Comic Weekly Chart for the week of June 6th! Check it out! ----- 1. "BILLY BAT", the 6th volume - Illustrated by Urasawa Naoki/Written by Urasawa Naoki & Nagasaki Takashi : (134,466) 2. "Genshiken", the 10th volume Nidaime no Ichi - Kio Shimoku : (120,999) 3. "Deadman Wonderland", the 10th volume - Kataoka Jinsei & Kondo Kazuma : (115,978) 4. "Mei-chan no Shitsuji", the 15th volume - Miyagi

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