Singer / Voice Actress Nao Tōyama Joins Twitter
Voice actress singer Nao Tōyama (Kongō in KanColle, Karen Kujō in KINMOZA!) has joined the Social Media Age with an official Twitter account.   At the time of this writing, Tōyama has already accumulated more than 54,000 followers in less than 24 hours since her account went live. She offered this greeting for her... Read more
Sosuke Ikematsu Stars in Live-Action "Gin to Kin" TV Drama
Gin to Kin (“Silver and Gold”) – a manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi, Kaiji) about a shadowy society of bankers, politicians, and other rich elites that engage in seedy schemes and underhanded deals in pursuit of staggering sums of money – is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will... Read more
Yousoro! It’s Time For The "Love Live! Sunshine!!" You Watanabe Nendoroid
The Love Live! Sunshine!! Chika Takami isn’t going to be lonely up on the stage any longer because the Nendoroid of ferry-captain’s daughter You Watanabe is now available for order. Following Chika’s February release, her friend is scheduled for May, with the character likewise in her ‘Aozora Jumping Heart’ outfit.    692 Nendoroid... Read more
A Traumatized-Looking Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Becomes Kirito In "Sword Art Online" Smartphone Game Ad
Being trapped in a game sounds pretty fun, until you start thinking about actually have to fight for your life. Kirito voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka gets a taste of that peril in a Sword Art Online smartphone game ad that has started making the rounds on Japanese blogs.        via Seiyuu... Read more
Ichiban Kuji Lottery Offers "Osomatsu-san" Nekomimi Prizes
Banpresto (Bandai Namco group) will start a new session of its popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji, titled “Ichiban Kuji Osomatsu-san ~Nakomatsu-san Dasu~” featuring the six Matsuno brothers who become “Nekomatsu-san” with a cat tail and ears by taking a drug developed by Dekapan. It will be available at bookstores,... Read more
"One Piece" Anime OP Singer Arrested for Stealing His Friend’s Guitars
Several Japanese media reported that 34-year-old former musician Shin Nohata (Ebetsu-city, Hokkaido) was arrested by Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Ikebukuro Station on November 15 for stealing two guitars from his friend’s house. He was the vocalist of Japanese rock band The ROOTLESS that performed the 13th OP theme song... Read more
Universal Studios Japan to Add "Detective Conan" Attraction Next Year
Following the previously reported five attractions, Universal Studios Japan has announced that “Detective Conan: The Escape,” a real escape game inspired by Gosho Aoyama’s mystery manga series, is added to the lineup for this winter’s “Universal Cool Japan 2017.” The time-limited event has already listed “Evangelion XR Ride,” “Attack on... Read more
Key Visual for Kenji Kamiyama’s "Hirunehime" Posted for March 18, 2017 Release
The official Twitter of acclaimed anime director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)’s new feature film Hirunehime -Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari- (Princess Nap -The Story of Unknown Me-) today posted its key visual presenting images of the world the protagonist girl Kokone Morikawa (CV: Mitsuki Takahata)... Read more
Sentai Filmworks Complete "My Love Story!!" English Dub Cast Listing
By popular demmand, Sentai Filmworks combined the two planned collections of My Love Story!! into one complete set, now scheduled for release on December 20th. They recently introduced the English dub cast for the best friend and the love interest before, today, jumping into a listing of the complete ensemble.   ... Read more
"Persona 5" Pushed Back to April 4 in the West, Dual Audio Confirmed
Atlus followed up its livestream of Persona 5 today with some updates on the western release plans. First, the good news: Persona 5 will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. As a result of dual audio, however, Atlus had to scrap the previously-planned Valentine’s Day release.   Persona... Read more