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  • Voice actor Tatekabe Kazuya passes away at the age of 80

    June 20, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Veteran voice actor Tatekabe Kazuya (80), who is best known as the voice of Gian from popular anime "Doraemon", passed away on June 18 at 1:49 pm, due to acute respiratory failure. Tatekabe voiced as Gian during 1979 to 2005, and he was also popular for his voice as Goriraimo in "Dokonjo Gaeru".His funeral will be held at Aoyama funeral hall on the 24th.Our condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/7~3/8

    March 10, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 7th/March 8th 01 (00) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) American Sniper (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) Solomon's Perjury Part 1 (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 12) 05 (03) Terrace House: Closing Door (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Have a Song on Your Lips (Weeks: 02) 07 (07) Mobil

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  • miwa to make an appearance in 'Doraemon' special

    December 28, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    miwa will be making an appearance in the 1-hour special of anime 'Doraemon' on December 30th at 5:30 pm. For the special, miwa will sing her song "360°", which was picked up as the theme song for 'Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki' (March 7th release). Besides participation by the anime's characters Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian, and Suneo, a twin unit called 'Mini☆Miwas' will be joining mi

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  • miwa to sing the theme song for new 'Doraemon' movie

    December 13, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    It's been revealed that miwa will sing the theme song for the upcoming anime film 'Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki' (March 7 release). This announcement was made on December 10 during her concert at Nippon Gaishi Hall. During the encore, she said, "I have big news today!", and announced that she would be providing the theme song for the upcoming 'Doraemon' movie. The crowd happily responded saying, "Congratulations!" and "Wow!

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  • 'Doraemon' theme song to be sung by its characters

    October 18, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Until December, anime Doraemon's theme song "Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon" will be sung by its characters Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian, and Suneo.  The special version theme song was recorded to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the TV anime series, which started in 1979, and the movie series, which began in 1980. This version will be released as a single on November 19. It will mark the first time that the main cast will sing the theme song f

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/9~8/10

    August 12, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 9th/10th 01 (00) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Maleficent (Weeks: 05) 05 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 04) 07 (02) Godzilla (Week

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  • Actor Tsumabuki Satoshi to play older Nobita in upcoming 3D Doraemon movie

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    It's been announced that actor Tsumabuki Satoshi will play an older Nobita in the first ever 3D CG anime movie "Stand By Me Doraemon", which will open nationwide on August 8. Based on a famous part of the original series, the movie describes how Doraemon and Nobita met and parted and how Nobita then struggled hard to fight for his beloved Shizuka-chan. The movie will be directed by the duo Yamazaki Takashi ("Always Sanchoume no Yuh

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/15~03/16

    March 18, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 15/16 01 (00) Frozen (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3 (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) RoboCop (Weeks: 01) 05 (02) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Weeks: 03) 06 (03) The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Weeks: 05) 0

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/8~03/9

    March 13, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 8/9 01 (00) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Weeks: 04) 04 (00) Gin no Saji Silver Spoon (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Kiki's Delivery Service (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) Eien no Zero (Week

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  • Oguri Shun and Natsume Miku lend their voices to new Doraemon movie

    January 24, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    It was announced that actor Oguri Shun and talent Natsume Miku will lend their voices as guests for the latest Doraemon movie "Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou ~Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai~". This will be Oguri's second participation in a movie. He had previously made a cameo in "Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles" as "Amaguri Shun". This time, Oguri will voice Saber, a famous swordsman close to the villain Daburander from the kingdom o

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