Sumire Uesaka Reveals Sadistic Side at Witch Exhibit
Also discusses views on witches Sumire Uesaka (Kikko in Concrete Revolutio, Nonna and Piyotan in Girls und Panzer, Fubuki and others in Kan Colle) has a reputation for her enthusiasm over military culture, buttressed by her roles in military-focused anime and her knowledgeable DVD commentary on Girls und Panzer.... Read more
Fukuoka Man Claimed to be Lupin III in Prank Calls to Police
Has phoned hundreds of times A 52-year-old man in Ōnojō, a suburb of Fukuoka, has been making prank telephone calls to the Hakata Police Station claiming to be Lupin III, the famous heroic thief. He also said things like “The police are fools,” “Watch your backs” and “Get someone... Read more
Mr. Osomatsu Baseball Art, Merch Revealed
Also: Chiba Lotte Marines collaborate with WataMote On March 5 and 6, the Japanese national baseball team will play warm-up matches against Chinese Taipei (the Republic of China) at Nagoya Dome and Kyōcera Dome in Osaka. 300 seats at these stadiums have been allocated to Mr. Osomatsu fans. The... Read more
Mitsubishi Unveils Device for Projecting Mid-Air Displays
Science-fiction fans who long for the days of seeing actual holograms advertising soda or making public service announcements are now one step closer to seeing that future realized. Mitsubishi Electric has developed a device that projects an image in mid-air which people can pass through. The projection’s beam is... Read more
Sazae-san Statue in Fukuoka City Vandalized
Police investigate property damage incident after Tara-chan statue is found broken Television channel TV Nishinippon reported on its website on Tuesday that a statue of a character from the Sazae-san anime and manga series located in Fukuoka City was vandalized. The statue portrayed the silhouette of the character Tara-chan,... Read more
Manga Creator Satomi Koe Passes Away
Artist drew 110-volume series Nijitte Monogatari with writer Kazuo Koike Manga creator Satomi Koe passed away on February 14 due to gallbladder cancer. He was 65. Koe debuted as a manga creator in 1973. In 1978, he and Kazuo Koike launched the Nijitte Monogatari manga (pictured at right) in... Read more
Exclusive: Angela, Garnidelia, Nagi Yanagi to Perform at Animax Carnival Malaysia
Convention will be held on March 26-27 Regional television channel Animax Asia announced on Saturday that it will hold this year’s Animax Carnival Malaysia convention at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre Hall 2 and 3 on March 26-27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Animax Asia also announced... Read more
Digimon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Musician Paul Gordon Passes Away
Keyboardist/guitarist of The B52’s also composed music for Power Rangers Wild Force The official Facebook page for American band The B-52’s announced that band member Paul Gordon passed away on Thursday. He was 52. Gordon collaborated on songs for Saban’s English version of Digimon and Transformers: Robots in Disguise,... Read more
Toei Animation and Frontier Works‘ Mahō × Shōnen × Days!!!!! project is getting a new novel bundled with a drama CD next month. The novel is titled Mahō × Shōnen × Days!!!!! Yuenchi ni Shikakerareta Kuroi Wana (Mahō × Shōnen × Days!!!!! The Dark Trap Set at the Amusement... Read more
Hatsune Miku Goes Classical for NHK Orchestra Performance
The NHK Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a special concert titled “N Symphony CLASSICS × POPS with SPECIAL ARTISTS.” The performance is pairing the orchestra with modern pop artists and virtual idol Hatsune Miku is no exception. Miku will dance and sing in real time by... Read more