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  • "Arakawa Under the Bridge" reveals additional cast members

    May 18, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    It was announced last month that popular comedy manga, "Arakawa Under the Bridge", would be made into a live-action series and movie. Additional cast members have now been revealed, who include Tezuka Toru, Hiranuma Norihisa (Gekidan EXILE), Arisaka Kurume, Tokunaga Eri, Suruga Taro, Sueoka Takuto, and Masahiko Raito. They'll be joining actors Hayato Kento (as "Ichinomiya Kou/Riku") and Kiritani Mirei (as "Nino"), as well as Shirota Yu, Kata

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  • "Rokudenashi BLUES" to get drama adaptation starring Gekidan EXILE's Aoyagi Sho

    May 17, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Morita Masanori's popular manga, "Rokudenashi BLUES", will get drama adaptation on NTV starting in July. "Rokudenashi BLUES" is originally a fighting manga, which stars main character Maeda Taison, who is fast with his hands. It was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 1988~1997, and it has been adapted to anime, live-action movies, and last year, it was also adapted to the stage performance by Gekidan EXILE. The main characte

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  • NIS America announces the release of "Bleach: Soul Resurrección"!

    May 16, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Game company NIS America (NISA) has announced three new titles for this summer; "Bleach: Soul Resurrección" (PS3), "Atelier Totori" (PS3), and "Cladun x2" (PSN). - The first of those listed  is "Bleach: Soul Resurrección" (a.k.a "Bleach: Soul Ignition") from the animated series "BLEACH", and is the first "BLEACH" game for the PS3 platform. The game will revolve around the "Arrancar Arc", in which the battle between Soul Reapers and Arra

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  • "Futari Ecchi" gets a live-action and web drama adaptation!

    May 15, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    In this month's edition of "Young Animal", more details have emerged about the upcoming live-action and web drama for manga, "Futari Ecchi". The manga "Futari Ecchi" is by manga artist Katsu Aki, and it revolves around an inexperienced couple who wed but have never had intimate relations. In short, it it's about a couple learning how to have sex. Each version will have its own set of cast members, though this isn't the first adaptation

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  • Hatsune Miku performs her 1st U.S. live at Anime Expo

    May 14, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    First they gave you Kalafina as musical guest this summer, now the anime convention, Anime Expo is giving you another hot hit in Japan as it's been announced Hatsune Miku as the second musical Guest of Honor. While the virtual star recently made her debut in America by appearing in Toyota's CM, the digital character will come to stage as well. The digital diva will perform live in 3D, at the Nokia Theater on July 2nd. The Anime Expo con

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  • Nagasawa Masami and Okada Junichi to star in Studio Ghibli's "Kokuriko-zaka Kara"

    May 13, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    It was revealed on May 12th that actress Nagasawa Masami and V6's Okada Junichi have been cast in Studio Ghibli's upcoming feature, "Kokuriko-zaka Kara". Set in post-WWII Yokohama, "Kokuriko-zaka Kara" is the story of two high school students who bond over the conflict surrounding an old, historical building. Nagasawa will play the protagonist, 16-year old Matsuzaki Umi, while Okada will play her love interest, 17-year old Kazama Shun. Th

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  • Voice actress Kitamura Eri to make her debut as an artist

    May 12, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Voice actress Kitamura Eri, who is known for her wide range of voice acting abilities, will make her debut as a solo artist under Starchild Records. Her debut single, "Be Starters!", will be used as the opening theme song for upcoming anime "Mayo Chiki!", which will start broadcasting in July on TBS (and BS-TBS). Kitamura will also play the voice of  Suzutsuki Kanade, who is one of the main characters in the anime. Kitamura's artist site

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  • 62nd volume of ONE PIECE sold over 2.36 million copies!

    May 12, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    The latest volume of Oda Eiichiro's popular manga, ONE PIECE, which is in its 62nd volume, sold 1,789,000 copies during the week of May 16th, and now the total sales for the volume have reached to 2,368,000 copies! Ever since Oricon's Comic Ranking started in April 2008 (with ONE PIECE's 50th volume ,which was released on June 2008), it  has been selling over 2 million copies for 13 volumes in a row, and has also been toping Oricon Weekly

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  • Sissy to make their major label debut with "Ready Go!"

    May 11, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Pop band Sissy will be making their major label debut this summer! The band will be debuting with their single "Ready Go!", the theme to the popular anime "Bakugan Battle Brawlers". The title track is said to be a pop tune with a positive message in the lyrics. The cover jackets and promotional pictures taken for the single also set out to capture the key words "pop", "smile", and "jump" with fresh smiles and a bright image. The single w

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  • French Kiss video comments on their upcoming single, "Kakko Warui I Love You!"

    May 9, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    It has recently been revealed that AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss is releasing their newest single, "Kakko Warui I Love You!", on the 11th of May! The single has three versions, and the Type-B coupling song, "Kimi nara Daijoubu", will be used to support victims of the Tohoku earthquake.  Additionally, the title song is the theme song to anime, "Sket Dance". Check out their comments on the single below! In the video, the girls explain t

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