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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – December 26th/27th

    January 29, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287556" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'Strawberry Night' / (03) 'Life of Pi'"][/caption] In a tough battle for the top spot on the box office chart, the new Japanese mystery thriller 'Strawberry Night' - starring Takeuchi Yuko - emerged victorious over American comedy 'Ted', which did extremely well even on its second weekend. In third place opened the visually stu

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 22nd/23rd

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_283389" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has unsurprisingly stayed on the top of the chart during its second weekend. Over the weekend, the British musical drama 'Les Misérables' opened with a good result and managed to secure second place in the box office chart. Its populari

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 15th/16th

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_282223" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Yokai Ningen Bem' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As mentioned in an earlier article, the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has become the movie of the weekend, the year and even the decade. 'Yokai Ningen Bem', starring Kamenashi Kazuya among others, helped keep the top three and even the top four in the hand o

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 8th/9th

    December 12, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_281024" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Skyfall' / (01) 'Kamen Rider' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As expected, 'Kamen Rider' and 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' have made it into the top ten with very good results. The popular tokusatsu franchise 'Kamen Rider' has even made it to first place, despite recording a less successful opening weekend than the previous movie. '

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 1st/2nd

    December 4, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    [caption id="attachment_280086" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Evangelion: 3.0' / (01) 'Skyfall' / (03) 'Inazuma Eleven GO'"][/caption] 'Skyfall' dethroned 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' with a wonderful opening weekend that surpassed both previous 'James Bond' movies. 'Evangelion' dropped down to second place and was being kept company by another anime movie, 'Gekijouban Inazuma Eleven GO vs D

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/21~11/27

    November 30, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    Recochoku has updated their weekly charts for the week of November 21st through November 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo" - Momoiro Clover Z 02/(02) "Sakura Nagashi" - Utada Hikaru 03/(00) "Anta" - Tiina Kariina 04/(01) "Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~"

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 24th/25th

    November 29, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] The number one movie this week remained the same with the anime 'Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance' on top. It is followed by the same second and third place movies as last week with 'Aku no Kyoten' and 'Nobou no Shiro' respectively. Among t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 17th/18th

    November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] 'Evangelion' establishes itself in first place and even beat the opening weekend of 'Umizaru'. If there is one anime movie everyone has been waiting for, it has to be 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' The movie opened on 224 screens on Satur

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  • Utada Hikaru provides the theme song for new 'Evangelion' movie

    November 16, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    It's been revealed that Utada Hikaru wrote a new song called "Sakura Nagashi" as the theme song for the film, 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q' ('EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO'), which opened in theaters on November 17th. The last time Hikki announced a new song was "Goodbye Happiness" back in November of 2010. She's currently on hiatus, but the film staff's ardent offer and her love for 'Evangelion' moved her to write the new song. Acc

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  • 9nine attends press conference for 'Evangelion' photo exhibition

    August 1, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    On July 31st, the girls of 9nine attended a press conference for the Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed photo exhibition at Seibu Ikebukuro. For this exhibition, Kawashima Umika cosplayed as Ayanami Rei. "She's a popular character, so I was very nervous that I couldn't eat lunch," she reflected, and continued, "After seeing the picture today, I felt I was able to draw close to her so I was happy." When asked which member is the most like Re

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