Avex Establishes U.S. Subsidiaries in Delaware & California
Part of growth strategy to expand into N. American market Japanese music and entertainment company Avex Group established a North American subsidiary company named Avex International Holding Corporation in Delaware in June. Avex International Holding Corporation then established a California-based subsidiary named Avex International Inc. in the same month.... Read more
Tamashii Nations Combines Toy Story Characters Into ‘Woody Robo Sheriff Star’ Robot
Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. Tamashii Nations, Bandai’s high-end brand that is famous for anime collectibles, opened a webpage for a unique, combining robot toy. The cast of characters from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story are joining forces to create the “Chōgattai Daisakusen Woody Robo... Read more
Avex Establishes U.S. Subsidiaries in Delaware & California
Part of growth strategy to expand into N. American market Japanese music and entertainment company Avex Group established a North American subsidiary company named Avex International Holding Corporation in Delaware in June. Avex International Holding Corporation then established a California-based subsidiary named Avex International Inc. in the same month.... Read more
Eiga Sai Festival Shows The Boy and the Beast, Umimachi Diary, The Great Passage Films in Philippines
Kakekomi, The Emperor in August director Masato Harada to give talk The Japan Foundation, Manila announced on Wednesday the films that it will screen in its Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival this year in the Philippines. The film festival will start on July 7, and will end on August... Read more
TV Anime "Anne Happy" Four Character Songs Previewed
Avex has posted two preview videos for four character songs from the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Cotoji’s school comedy manga series Anne-Happy, performed by Anne Hanakoizumi (CV: Yumiri Hanamori), Ruri Hibarigaoka (Haruka Shiraishi), Botan Kumegawa (Kiyono Yasuno), and Timothy (Chitose Morinaga). The first CD single of the Hanako... Read more
IdolMaster Drama Winners Announced
The official “idols” for the upcoming Korean IdolMaster drama have finally been decided, additionally showcasing the formerly revealed finalists participating in a lively performance and hopefully serving as a sign of good things to come. The 19 finalists and their performances before being reduced to the official 14: The... Read more
Variety: AT&T Plans Streaming Bundle That Includes Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll‘s parent company Ellation reportedly develops “Vrv” subscription-based service Entertainment news magazine Variety reported on Tuesday that Crunchyroll‘s parent company Ellation is developing a subscription-based content service called “Vrv” that will bundle other streaming services together, including Crunchyroll. According to Variety, AT&T and The Chernin Group plan to release... Read more
Real-Life ‘Yu-Gi-Oh for HoloLens’ Project Reaches Pre-Alpha Stage
Yu-Gi-Oh! For HoloLens, a project created by software developer General Heed (also known as Generalkidd on YouTube) has entered the pre-alpha stage and both footage and screenshots have been posted on the developer’s blog. The project uses the tool Microsoft HoloLens, Microsoft‘s virtual reality headset, to project holograms ofYu-Gi-Oh!... Read more
MegaHouse Gives Android 18 Chest “Upgrade” for ‘Dragon Ball Gals’ Figure
Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. MegaHouse, the makers of the One Piece Portrait of Pirates (P.O.P.) figure line has made some “adjustments” for their Android 18 figure. Her outfit is the same as her appearance in Dragon Ball Z but the black tank top... Read more
Staff for this year’s Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair posted four promotional poster images on Wednesday. The images take characters from Black Butler, Bungō Stray Dogs, The Seven Deadly Sins, and Hozuki’s Coolheadedness and pair them with popular Kyoto landmarks, like the Sagano Bamboo Forest. The posters will be... Read more