On the release day of the original long novel series' long-awaited 16th volume in Japan, it is also announced that the Blu-ray boxes of the first three TV anime adaptations of Hajime Kanzaka's long-running fantasy light novel series Slayers: Slayers (1995), Slayers NEXT (1996), and Slayers TRY (1997), will be released from King Records in Japan for the first time. Hit the jump for more details.
NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan's official YouTube channel for anime music has started streaming a short version music video for five-member girl idol unit Luce Twinkle Wink☆'s upcoming fifth single song "Symphony". The pop tune was featured as the theme song for the OVA NEKOPARA Extra ~The Kittens' First Promise~ released in July. Check out their cute dance after the jump!
On her birthday, October 20, the official website for Wit Studio's original anime series Koutetsujo no Kabaneri/Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress posted a teaser visual drawn by anime character designer Yasuyuki Ebara and a 65-second teaser trailer for its forthcoming film Unato Kessen/The Battle of Unato, featuring its main heroine Mumei with tears in her eyes. Check out the latest visual and clip after the jump!
Following the first one featuring the protagonist Yukiya's DJ performance, the official website for GoHands (K series)'s new original TV anime W'z has started streaming a 90-second second PV introducing its main character voices and their intense battle scenes. Check out the latest clip from the highly anticipated winter 2019 anime after the jump!
The official website for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World announced on October 19 that the release of its extended version is delayed to sometime in 2019. The edition with newly-animated 30-minute footage was originally planned to be released in Japan in December 2018. Hit the jump for more details. [
In commemoration of the PreCure franchise's 15th anniversary, Imperial Enterprise has started offering an official memorial wristwatch inspired by the world and characters of the first TV series Futari wa PreCure on its official online store REMICO today on October 19. Check out the details of the special item after the jump!
In cooperation with musical producer Jun Abe and his band The39's 2018, 34-year-old voice actress Saki Fujita, best known as the character voice of Hatsune Miku, launched the "Saki X Jun" project to cover popular vocaloid songs in February of this year. The project's first digital album "Kanaiuta" is released in Japan today on October 19, her 34th birthday. Check out her songs with preview videos after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Chimaki Kuori's Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga announced today that it is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Channel (Sky PerfecTV! Anime Set for Prime Video) and ANIMAX on PlayStation (PS4) at 19:00 on December 10, 2018 (JST). Check out more information after the jump!
Tokyo-based company Furyu's high quality hobby brand F:NEX today started accepting pre-orders for a 1/1 scale bust figure of Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- and its anime adaptations, at the price of 252,720 yen (including tax/about 2,250 US dollars). Check out the details of the delicately-crafted item after the jump!
It is confirmed today that a stage play adaptation of Hinowa Kouzuki's Elegant Yokai Apartment Life light novel series is set to be performed at Kinokuniya Southern Theater TAKASHIMAYA in Tokyo from January 11 to 27, 2019. Tokyo-based theater group Emukichi Beat's leader Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi, who previously worked on the Seraph of the end musical in 2016, is attached to direct. Hit the ump for more information.
The official website for singer-songwriter Nagi Yanagi has posted a 90-second music video for her 19th single "Mimei no Kimi to Hakumei no Mahou" (You in dawn and Magic in twilight). The song, written/composed by herself, is now used as the ED theme for the fall 2018 TV anime Iroduku: The World in Colors. Feel her lyrical world after the jump.
The official website for CRAFTAR's forthcoming original feature film Ashita Sekai ga Owaru to shitemo (Even if the world ends tomorrow) has started streaming a 60-second teaser trailer introducing its main heroine Kotori's first look in CG animation. The film is created with the "Smart CG Animation" technology, which was also used for the studio's latest TV series INGRESS The ANIMATION. Hit the jump to learn more.
Acclaimed Japanese illustrator Mel Kishida (Heaven's Memo Pad, Red Data Girl novel illustrations) has posted a newly-drawn illustration for an upcoming collaboration campaign between the ongoing sixth Gegege no Kitaro TV anime and Myojo Foods' popular instant noodle brand Charumera, featuring the anime's main heroine Neko Musume and the brand's mascot character Suzuneko. Check out the cute visual after the jump!
After teasing with a sound-only preview last week, the official YouTube channel for 38-year-old voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki has finally started streaming a three-minute music video for her forthcoming 38th single song "NEVER SURRENDER." Check out her brand new video after the jump!
Tokyo-based company Furyu's high quality hobby brand F:NEX today started accepting pre-orders for a new 1/7 scale figure of Ainz Ooal Gown, the protagonist of Kugane Maruyama's dark fantasy light novel series Overlord and its anime adaptations. Scheduled shipping date for the 320 mm-tall item is October 2019. Check out the stunningly detailed figure after the jump!