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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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  • Oguri Shun to voice act for "Doraemon"

    July 8, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    It's been revealed that actor Oguri Shun will be making a special appearance on the anime series, "Doraemon", as popular idol "Amaguri Shun"! In this episode, Suneo shows off an autograph from Amaguri Shun, and as a result, Nobita takes out Doraemon's spare pocket to intrude Amaguri Shun's house. When Doraemon's staff created this character in Oguri's image, they immediately got in contact with him. Oguri, who's been a fan of Doraemon s

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  • Oricon Weekly Comic Chart for July 11th revealed!

    July 7, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Oricon has revealed the weekly comic chart for the week of July 11th! Read the results below! --- 1. Ooku, Volume 7 – Yoshinaga Fumi: 166,828 2. Hetalia: Axis Powers (Special Edition), Volume 4 – Himaruya Hidekaz: 150,924 3. Bokura ga Ita, Volume 15 – Obata Yuki: 139,756 4. Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu, Volume 12 – Kanan Minami: 114,356 5. Saki, Volume 8 – Kobayashi Ritz: 100,474 --- View the full ra

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  • LM.C to sing theme song for anime, "Nurarihyon no Mago"

    July 2, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Visual Kei band LM.C's new single, "Hoshi no Arika", has been chosen as the theme song for the anime, "Nurarihyon no Mago", starting July 3rd. Regarding the collaboration of their song and the anime, the duo commented: Aiji - "LM.C is a unit that expresses a wide variety of music. Since long ago, I felt our open and catchy music style were well-suited for animes." maya - "'Hoshi no Arika' has a catchy and royal melody, LM.C's specialty

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