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  • LAMA to sing the opening theme for new noitaminA anime, "No.6"

    June 22, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Four-member band LAMA's new song "Spell" has been chosen as the opening theme of Fuji TV's late night noitaminA anime, "NO. 6" (Thursdays, 3:15 AM), and the song will go on sale August 3rd. LAMA is made up of former Supercar member Nakamura Koji (also performing as solo artist, iLL), Furukawa Miki (also formerly of Supercar), former NUMBER GIRL member Tabuchi Hisako, and Ushio Keisuke (also performing as solo artist, agraph). These four memb

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  • TV anime, "NOIR", to be released as live-action drama

    June 20, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Earlier today, it was announced that Japanese TV anime, “NOIR,” will be produced as a live-action drama directed by Sam Raimi. “NOIR” is a story about two female assassins who travel together to find answers about their past and embark in many missions while learning about each other and making close bonds with one another. This work was aired back from April 2001 to September 2001 on TV Tokyo. Raimi will partner with Robert G. Tapert, a

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  • GACKT to play the voice of "Dante" for SKET DANCE!

    June 20, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    It has been revealed that GACKT will be featured as a voice actor and singer in the TV Tokyo anime "SKET DANCE"! GACKT will be portraying the character of Dante, lead vocalist for visual kei band, JardiN. The writer of the original manga, Shinohara Kenta, commented that GACKT was the inspiration behind the character of Dante, so it is very fitting to have GACKT be the voice of the character. Sharing his thoughts about playing the role of Dan

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  • 7!!'s reveals "Lovers" PV

    June 20, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Pop-rock band 7!! (Seven Oops!!) announced their second single, "Lovers" last month. The song is the 9th opening theme song for the anime, "NARUTO -Shippuuden-". The single  is scheduled to drop on June 29th. Drummer, MAIKO commented that this song is about protecting the one you love. Now, check out the PV below! Tip: Jankster

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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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