Japanese voice actor agency Aoni Production announced today that its veteran voice actor Unsho Ishizuka passed away on August 13 due to esophageal cancer. He was 67. Hit the jump for more details.
The official YouTube channel for Bushiroad's smartphone game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! has started streaming a 30-second CM for its upcoming collaboration with Hatsune Miku, the world's most famous vocaloid character. Check out the clip and three collaboration visuals after the jump!
As with last year, Shibuya Marui Department Store in Tokyo again plans to hold a special time-limited event for the birthday of Emilia, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, on its eighth floor from September 14 to 27. Her birthday in the story is September 23. Learn more about the event after the jump!
Toei's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 30-second teaser for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s comedy manga in the 1980s, Tonde Saitama. The clip announces that the Hideki Takeuchi (Nodame Cantabile, Thermae Romae)-directed film is set to be released in Japan on February 22, 2019. Check out more information after the jump.
The official YouTube channel for 22-year-old anime voice actress Yui Ogura has posted a two-minute highlight video for her upcoming 3rd solo live DVD/Blu-ray "Cherry×Airline" to be released in Japan on September 12, 2018. In addition to her stage performances, the clip also includes some scenes from the disc's bonus 50-minute behind-the-scenes footage. Check out her latest concert after the jump!
The official Twitter for the second original web drama Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan) confirmed today that 39-year-old voice actress Rie Kugimiya, who has voiced the main heroine Kagura in the Gintama anime series since 2006, provides her voice as "a very interesting role." Read her comment after the jump.
On the CD release day of her 4th solo single "Koi wa Movie," 21-year-old anime voice actress Miku Ito also posted a three-minute live performance clip of her 2nd single song "Shocking Blue" on Nippon Columbia's official YouTube channel. The footage is one of the ten songs included in the bonus DVD for the single's 2,160 yen limited edition B. Check out her latest clips after the jump!
In commemoration of the upcoming broadcast of the final season of the Fairy Tail TV anime based on Hiro Mashima's manga series of the same name in October and the release of the first volume of his latest manga EDENS ZERO manga on September 14, Culture Entertainment will release two new versions of its T Card featuring the two series' illustrations on August 23. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative), the upcoming sequel film to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn in the same Universal Century (U.C.) timeline, has started streaming a 30-second new teaser announcing its theatrical release in Japan on November 30, 2018, and its three main voice cast. Check out the latest information about the newest UC Gundam story after the jump!
Japanese CG design company Agni Flare's official YouTube channel has started streaming a two-minute music video for its official company song "Honoo to Tomo ni" (Along With Fire) performed by JAM project member Yoshiki Fukuyama. The movement of Fukuyama was captured with the company's own motion capture system. Check out his song and the quality of the full CG video after the jump!
In commemoration of the first anniversary of the smartphone role-playing game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, Aniplex produced special CMs and a PV featuring 16-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the clips, she wears a costume inspired by one of the main characters of the game, Madoka Kaname. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming new stage play adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's action jidaigeki manga series Rurouni Kenshin has posted a main flyer visual featuring its nine main cast, including ex-Takarazuka top star Seina Sagiri as the protagonist Kenshin Himura and Mitsuru Matsuoka as the play's original character Souzaburo Kanou, who is an ex-member of Shinsengumi. Check out the latest visual after the jump!
After taking 4th place in its debut weekend, My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes drops to 7th place in its second weekend. While its current total gross is unknown, the all-new anime feature film seems more frond-loaded than expected? Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes has posted four short battle action clips from the film. You can compare the actual full-color complete footage with colorless "sensatsu" footage (shot only with B/W key animation drawings). See how the scenes were animated after the jump.
A teaser visual featuring the eight great men in the Meiji Era for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Broccoli's romance simulation game for female, Meiji Tokyo Renka, was revealed at the "Meikoi Special Talk Show" event held at Museum Meijimura in Aichi Prefecture on August 11. Hit the jump for more new information including the anime's on-air schedule.