As with Kimi no Na wa./Your Name., four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS works on the theme/insert songs and soundtrack music for Makoto Shinkai's new anime feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You. And it is confirmed today that 22-year-old actress Touko Miura also joins the theme song's recording as a vocalist. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for ONE PIECE STAMPEDE, the 14th feature film to celebrate the One Piece anime series' 20th anniversary, announced its additional voice cast: 63-year-old Japanese actor Naoto Takenaka, 24-year-old Chinese fashion model/singer Ron Monroe, and seven-member YouTuber unit Fisher's. Check out the latest information after the jump!
As reported, Yui Ishikawa, the voice of Mikasa Ackerman in the Attack on Titan anime franchise, joined Linked Horizon's new song "13 no Fuyu" as a guest vocalist. A two-minute preview for the song featuring the Attack on Titan anime footage is now streamed on Pony Canyon's official YouTube channel. Check out her singing voice after the jump!
The official website for 27-year-old anime voice actress Aoi Yuki has posted a six-minute full music video for "Logicania distance," the lead track from her forthcoming second full album "Voice Sample" to be released in Japan on June 12, 2019. For the song, she wrote the lyrics for the first time in her career. Check out her new world after the jump!
D-techno has posted a two-minute PV for its new alarm clock app "Strike The Blood Alarm ~Everyday Life of The Dawn~," introducing sample voices of the two heroines from the Strike The Blood anime series, Yukina Himeragi (CV: Risa Taneda) and Sayaka Kirasaka (Ikumi Hayama), as well as various newly-drawn illustrations. Check out their voices and visuals after the jump!
Following the illustration introduced yesterday, the official Japanese website for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise has also started streaming a 80-second special movie to celebrate the birthday of the Matsuno sextuplets, May 24. Celebrate their birthday with the video after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Level-5 (Yo-kai Watch, Professor Layton)'s fantasy RPG Ni no Kuni announced today that it is set to be released in Japan on August 23, 2019, and that 43-year-old Tsuyoshi Muro and 70-year-old Masatou Ibu newly join its voice cast. Check out the latest information after the jump.
The official Twitter for Famitsu Bunko has revealed the cover illustration for the next 10th volume of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's fantasy light novel Wise Man's Grandchild to be released in Japan on June 29, and also confirmed that its whole series including novel and manga has shipped three million copies so far. Check out the latest information.
Japanese toy/figure maker MegaHouse (Bandai Namco group) has listed a life-size high-end action doll of Pikachu from the live-action film Pokemon Detective Pikachu at the price of 21,780 yen (about 199 US dollars). Pre-orders for the 40 cm-tall item will be accepted at select stores from May 25. Check out its lovely details after the jump!
Director Tsutomu Mizushima announced yesterday that the final cutting for the second chapter of the six-part OVA series Girls und Panzer das Finale was finished, and that its length was about 54 minutes, seven minutes longer than the 47-minute first chapter released in December 2017. Learn more after the jump.
Today May 24 is the birthday of the Matsuno sextuplets in the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise, so the anime's official Japanese website celebrates the memorial day with a newly drawn illustration of the brothers in their two forms, young and adult. Check out the visual and more information about their birthday event after the jump!
The official website for the Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World anime franchise has posted DVD/Blu-ray jacket illustrations for its forthcoming OVA "Memory Snow" to be released in Japan on June 7, 2019. The novel series' illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka provides the outer case illustration for its limited edition. Hit the jump for more details about the release.
The official website for the ongoing TV anime YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World announced today that a newly-produced original anime episode will be included in its third Blu-ray box if its first one receives more than 1,000 pre-orders by July 15. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that the four-chapter film edition of KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- had sold 250,000 tickets and earned 420 million yen in total in Japan by May 21, in 11 weeks since the release of its first chapter on March 2, 2019. Hit the jump for more information.
According to the latest Oricon report, 31-year-old anison singer LiSA's sixth live DVD/Blu-ray "LiVE is Smile Always ～ASiA TOUR 2018～[eN + core] LiVE & DOCUMENT" topped its three weekly sales rankings: weekly Blu-ray sales (12,113 units), weekly DVD sales (2,342 units), and music DVD/Blu-ray sales as a result. Check out her happy comment after the jump.