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  • Hoshino Gen's new single to be titled 'Doraemon'

    January 16, 2018 @ 3:27 am

    Hoshino Gen's new single "Doraemon" will be released on February 28.The title track was written as the theme song for 'Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Takarajima' that's scheduled to open in theaters on March 3. Since the 'Doraemon' film series started in 1980, this will be the first time for the theme song to be titled "Doraemon." As a Doraemon fan, Hoshino poured his feelings into the lyrics and melody. You can listen to a preview of the song in

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/4~3/5

    March 8, 2017 @ 10:15 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 4th/5th 01 (00) Doraemon Movie 37 (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) La La Land (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale (Weeks: 03) 04 (00) Assassin's Creed (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Aibou: The Movie IV (Weeks: 04) 06 (05) One Week Friends (Weeks: 03) 07 (04) xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Weeks

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  • Voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki passes away due to pneumonia

    October 24, 2016 @ 4:18 pm

    Voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki, who is best known as the voice for 'Suneo' from popular anime "Doraemon," passed away at the age of 80 due to pneumonia. Kaneta's agency made the announcement stating, "While undergoing treatment, he passed away on October 20 from pneumonia at the age of 80."Kaneta was the voice for 'Suneo' from the very beginning until 2005 when the new "Doraemon" series began airing with new voice actors. Besides 'Su

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/5~3/6

    March 8, 2016 @ 10:13 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 5th/6th 01 (00) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) The Martian (Weeks: 05) 04 (00) The Big Short (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Nobunaga Concerto (Weeks: 07) 06 (07) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Weeks: 12) 07

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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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