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  • SID to provide opening theme for anime 'Kuroshitsuji'

    May 9, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    It's been revealed that SID's new song "ENAMEL" (August 27 release) has been picked up as the opening theme for the tv anime 'Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus' which premieres in July. The anime 'Kuroshitsuji' aired its first season from October 2008 to March 2009, then its second season from July to September 2010. It's a popular anime series that's based on an original manga by Toboso Yana. This time, the "circus" volume will be adapted into an anim

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/28 ~ 5/4

    May 8, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    Oricon has released its comic chart for April 28 to May 4. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "NARUTO", Volume 69 - Kishimoto Masashi : (444,725)2. "Kuroko no Basket", Volume 27 - Fujimaki Tadatoshi : (325,657)3. "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu", Volume 9 - Matsui Yusei : (301,967)4. "BLEACH", Volume 63 - Kubo Tite : (228,154)5. "ONE PUNCH MAN", Volume 6 - written by ONE / illustrated by Murata Yusuke : (157,211)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • Kuraki Mai to be in charge of theme song for anime 'Neko no Dayan'

    May 7, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    Kuraki Mai's new song "always giving my heart" has been chosen as the theme song for the anime 'Neko no Dayan'.  'Neko no Dayan' follows the daily life and adventures of a cat named Dayan that lives in Wachi Field. It's based on picture books and novels by Ikeda Akiko. In the anime, the voice of Dayan is done by Shimamoto Sumi, and Dayan's friend, a rabbit named Marcy is voiced by Taketatsu Ayana.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Voice actress Mitsuishi Kotono to reprise role of Sailor Moon in upcoming anime Sailor Moon Crystal

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:17 am

    The cast of the upcoming anime "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal" has been revealed. The series will be streamed worldwide through NicoNico Live Broadcast in July. "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal" is the newest series of the hit 1990s anime "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon". It was announced that the original voice actress for the protagonist Tsukino Usagi/Sailor Moon, Mitsuishi Kotono, has been selected to reprise the role. The other four guard

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  • E-girls to sing 'Odoru Ponpokorin' for Chibi Maruko-chan anime

    April 26, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    It was announced that E-girls would sing Fuji TV anime "Chibi Maruko-chan" (every Sunday at 6:00 pm)'s opening song "Odoru Ponpokorin."   Reportedly, E-girls' version of "Odoru Ponpokorin" is a pop song and more danceable than ever. Ami, Fujii Karen, Washio Reina, and Takebe Yuzuna will serve as the vocalists for the song and they will also appear in the opening animation as characters.Leader Aya commented, "I used to watch Chibi Maruko-cha

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  • 'Attack on Titan' manga breaks 30 million sales milestone

    April 24, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    On last week's Oricon charts, it was revealed that manga artist Isayama Hajime's popular manga "Attack on Titan" (Shingeki no Kyojin) volume 13 (released on April 9, 2014 by Kodansha) had topped the weekly manga charts selling over 1 million copies of the volume. On this week's (4/28) Oricon Comic Charts, the total copies sold for this manga series has reached 30,370,000 copies! Now, it is only the 3rd ever manga series to sell more than 30

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 - Isayama Hajime : (1,130,508)2. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 Limited Edition - Isayama Hajime : (270,272)3. "Chihayafuru", Volume 24 - Suetsugu Yuki : (155,401)4. "Shingeki no Kyojin Kuinaki Sentaku", Volume 1 - written Isayama Hajime / illustrated by Suruga Hikaru : (140,186)5. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruic

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  • Takatsuki Sara & Arimura Kasumi to voice characters in Studio Ghibli's upcoming film

    April 16, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    Actresses Takatsuki Sara and Arimura Kasumi are lending their voices for Studio Ghibli's upcoming film "Omoide no Marnie" ("When Marnie was There") directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa.Takatsuki will voice for "Anna," while Arimura will play the voice of "Marnie." This will mark the very first time for the two to participate in anime work. "Omoide no Marnie" is based on Joan G. Robinson's children's novel of the same name. The original story is set

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 3/31 ~ 4/6

    April 11, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly comic chart for March 31 to April 6 below. 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 21 - Shiina Karuho : (166,060)2. "Shokugeki no Soma", Volume 7 - written by Tsukuda Yuto / illustrated by Saeki Shun : (132,403)3. "To LOVE Ru Darkness", Volume 10 - written by Hasemi Saki / illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro : (131,565)4. "Haikyu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruichi : (123,779)5. "Ookami Heika no Hanayome", Volume 10 - Kauta Mato : (56,255)

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