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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE announces a new single set for August!

    June 19, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Dance and vocal group, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE, have announced that they will be releasing a new single this coming August. Although additional details about the single have yet to be revealed, its release is scheduled for the 24th of August. The single will contain four tracks (subject to change) and will come in four editions, each with different jacket covers: limited editions A and B, and regular editions C and D. The single will be the the o

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  • Shida Mirai makes muffins for Father's Day in "Arrietty" style clothes

    June 17, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    Actress Shida Mirai (18), who voices the heroine Arrietty in Studio Ghibli’s animated film, “Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty)”, appeared at a promotional event for the Blu-ray disk and DVD release of the film on June 16th at ABC Marunouchi Ground (one of the ABC Cooking Studio centers). --- Shida, who challenged herself to make “Arrietty’s Herb Muffin” with the herb that appears in the film, commented that, “Because it is a

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  • Fudanjuku to get manga adaptation in "Margaret"!

    June 17, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    It's been announced that cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku will get their very own manga! The July issue of shoujo manga magazine, “Margaret”, will publish Fudanjuku’s manga, which was drawn by author Tanemura Arina (33). The series will depict every member of Fudanjuku/Nakano Fujo Sisters in an exciting story set in an academy. The first illustrations were already unveiled to the public today, and the otaku group was said to be thrilled w

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  • "Sanji's Pirate Restaurant" to open at Universal Studios Japan

    June 16, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    Universal Studios Japan announced on June 13th that they will be opening “Sanji’s Pirate Restaurant” as a part of the special event “ONE PIECE Premier Summer”. The restaurant represents the Straw Hat Pirate’s Chef, Sanji, and is a renewal of a store in the San Francisco area. It will be open three times a day for 80 minutes each. The menu will consist of desserts that Sanji makes especially for Nami, Luffy’s straw hat bread, and soup t

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  • Oricon reveals comic ranking for the week of June 20th

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of its comic chart for the week of June 20th! Check out the top five best-selling manga this week below! - 1. NARUTO, Volume 56 - Kishimoto Masashi : 218,260 2. Bakuman, Volume 13 - Written by Ohba Tsugumi / Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : 150,464 3. D.Gray-man, Volume 22 - Hoshino Katsura : 142,794 4. BLEACH, Volume 50 - Kubo Taito : 134,833 5. GATE7, Volume 1 - CLAMP : 80

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  • Fukada Hiroshi's "MUSHIBUGYO" manga gets animated!

    June 15, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Fukada Hiroshi's manga, "Jyoujyuu Senjin!!! Mushibugyo", will be turned into an animated series! Fans of the manga can catch a glimpse of the series on June 18th through the "Weekly Shonen Sunday" commercial, "Sunday CM Theater". The series is under the direction of Kawasaki Toshiaki, who also worked on "BASARA", and is the work of TOHO and Production I.G. studios. Fans should also check the CM because it will also have have "Detective Co

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko featured on a manga magazine cover!

    June 15, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    The newly published July issue of “Friend”, a shoujo manga magazine, featured the collaboration of AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko and manga author, Nanba Atsuko. The headline of this volume stated “Double Atsuko Festival!”, which referred to the singer and the author. Not only did the front magazine cover feature Maeda Atsuko and Nanba Atsuko’s protagonist from “Tonari no Atashi”, but it was also revealed that magazine had featured their interviews, M

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  • Kamikawa Takaya & Yusuke to participate in new NARUTO movie

    June 14, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    [caption id="attachment_160676" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Kamikawa Takaya"][/caption] It's been revealed that actor Kamikawa Takaya and singer Yusuke (Kamiji Yusuke) will be participating in NARUTO's 8th film, "Gekijhouban NARUTO Blood Prison." Kamikawa will be voice acting for a mysterious man, "Maroi", while Yusuke will sing its theme song, "Otakebi" (will be released on August 3rd). The script for the movie was written by

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  • New Gundam series "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE" to begin airing this October

    June 13, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    Beginning in October 2011, the first new Gundam anime series in two years will begin airing on television! The latest addition to the franchise will be titled "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE", and revolves around three main characters across multiple generations: Asuno Frit, his son Asuno Asemu, and his grandson Asuno Kio. Gaming company Level-5's president Hino Akihiro is said to be in charge of the story. New plastic models and figurines will

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  • Mizuki Nana to release new single, "Junketsu Paradox"!

    June 11, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Popular seiyuu and singer Mizuki Nana has announced the title of her newest single, "Junketsu Paradox"! Mizuki's latest single will be released on August 3rd, but for fans who can't wait to hear her new song, "Junketsu Paradox" will begin airing as the ending theme to the anime "BLOOD-C" beginning in July. "BLOOD-C" is the latest in the "BLOOD" series, which includes the 2000 anime film "BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE", a light novel trilogy, video

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