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Rap project Hypnosis Mic has released a music video for “Ah, Osaka dreamin’ night”, the upcoming CD release from Osaka division’s unit Dotsuitare Hompo! Following “Ah, Osaka dreamin’ night”’s Oct. 30 release is Nagoya division unit Bad Ass Temple’s yet untitled CD on Nov. 27. The franchise has also announced new release dates for other
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P.A. Works has opened an official website and released its first trailer for an original anime titled Appare-Ranman! Hashimoto Masakazu will direct as well as handling story and series composition, with original character design by Ahndongshik, character design and animation direction by Oohigashi Yurie, mecha design by Takeuchi Shiho, and music by Evan Call. Set
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Upcoming TV anime Dorohedoro is set to hit the airwaves in Jan. 2020! A PV was also released with the announcement, illustrating the dark yet dynamic world of Dorohedoro. Produced by Mappa, the anime will adapt Q Hayashida’s dark fantasy manga, which ran for over 18 years. It follows a young man named Caiman as
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The movie’s second key visual was also released along with new cast announcements and character visuals. Takahashi Minami will play Miyazato Tohmi, the captain of the Yamato, while Naganawa Maria will voice its vice captain, Nomura Sia. Kusunoki Tomori will be joining the crew as Abe Azumi, captain of the Shinano, and Amano Satomi will
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Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, a spin-off manga from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Diamond is Unbreakable arc, has released a key visual for its new OVA! The spin-off consists of a series of one-shots, following Kishibe’s bizarre encounters as he visits various locations to gather material for his manga. So far, Episodes 2 and 5 of the
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The Irregular at Magic High School is based on the light novel series written by Satou Tsutomu and illustrated by Ishida Kana. It received its first anime in 2014 and a movie in 2017. The new season will adapt the Visitor arc of the original series, where magician siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki meet Angelina Kudou
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Rap franchise Hypnosis Mic has announced new unit North Bastard, created specially for its very first stage play adaptation! Representing the Akabane division, North Bastard will join Ikebukuro division’s Buster Bros!!! and Yokohama division’s Mad Trigger Crew for the first installment of the stage play adaptation. The new unit features Douan Kazusato (played by Kishomoto
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With anime more popular than ever all over the world, we sat down with some of the people who actually produce it to hear some of their thoughts about the production process and a few behind the scenes stories too. This interview series is a collaborative project between Japanese language news site Anime! Anime!, Tokyo
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“Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2019 ~Chaldea Park~” (herein “FGO Fes. 2019”), an event celebrating the fourth anniversary of the smartphone RPG Fate/Grand Order (herein FGO), was held for two days on Aug. 3 (Sat.) and 4 (Sun.) at Makuhari Messe International Exhibit Halls 4-7. ANX sponsored the event and was among the exhibiting companies, and SMS
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Hypnosis Mic has released “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-+”, a new version of its theme song featuring the recently added Osaka and Nagoya division units! With music, lyrics, and arrangement by composing unit invisible manners (Hirayama Daisuke & Fukuyama Sei), the updated version of the track gives fans a taste of Dotsuitare Honpo and Bad
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Popular anime Fruits Basket will be back for Season 2 in 2020! The second season was announced during the final episode of Season 1 which saw the introduction of two new characters: Manabe Kakeru and Kuragi Machi. Played by Eguchi Takuya and Kakuma Ai, the two are student council members, who will come to be
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The latest installment in the Sword Art Online: Alicization series, War of Underworld, has released its second trailer, this time featuring opening theme track “Resolution” by Tomatsu Haruka, the voice of Asuna! The trailer features the beginnings of a war of unprecedented scale along with appearance of Kirito and the other familiar characters. It also
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Season 4 of popular volleyball anime Haikyu!! will be titled “To the Top”! A visual of Karasuno High’s latest team lineup has been released along with the announcement of two new cast members: Hanae Natsuki as Hoshiumi Kourai of Kamomedai High, and Miyano Mamoru as Miya Atsumu of Inarizaki High. The original Haikyu!! manga was
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Rap battle franchise Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- is heading to the stage! Titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage – track.1-, the stage adaptation begins performances at Tokyo’s Stella Ball in Nov. 2019 and will feature the Ikebukuro and Yokohama divisions. The Shibuya and Shinjuku divisions will star in their own play
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≪Project Partner Interview: Knead Chiaki & Wotakumito≫ – What are your impressions of this project? Chiaki: At Knead we’ve already handled several kimono figures and are currently in production with orders from other companies, but I think this one is a little different. We often use sample images and illustrations as a reference, but using
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With anime more popular than ever all over the world, we sat down with some of the people who actually produce it to hear some of their thoughts about the production process and a few behind the scenes stories too. This interview series is a collaborative project between Japanese language news site Anime! Anime!, Tokyo
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Following the announcement of a fifth unit representing the Osaka division, rap project Hypnosis Mic has confirmed that it’s adding a sixth, this time hailing from the Nagoya Division! The new unit is titled Bad Ass Temple, featuring three members: Harai Kukou (played by Hayama Shouta), Aimono Jushi (Sakakihara Yuki), and Amaguni Hitoya (Takeuchi Eiji).
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On Aug. 28, Tokyo welcomed the 57th edition of the Prize Fair, a special exhibit featuring upcoming prizes for six major manufacturers! As always, this year’s summer edition was bursting with tempting new offerings from Banpresto representing tons of popular series. First off, Super Saiyan fever shows no signs of dying down, with another round
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Ahead of its Season 4 premiere on Oct. 12, My Hero Academia has released a new key visual created by character designer Tsumakoshi Yoshihiko. Starring none other than the originally Quirk-less Hero Deku alongside the Big 3’s Miro, the visual also gives fans another peek at Overhaul, the head of villainous organisation Shie Hassaikai. Another
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SAO 10th AnniversaryKyoto x SAOKyoyuzen WAHOO! Figure Project ■OutlineProject to create a figure of Asuna Yuki’s “Asuna” Avatar wearing “Kyoyuzen” Kyoto printed silk. Kyoto fabric wholesalers and businesses are coming together to make virtual Asuna put on real “Kyoyuzen.” The figure will be produced by Aniplex+’s original WAHOO! brand. The announcement will be made and
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Fan translator crowdsourcing program Tokyo Honyaku Quest has entered its pilot phase! Translators for the pilot were selected from over 1200 applicants through a test assessing translation skills, as well as knowledge of and passion for the content. The twenty who passed will translate news articles from Japanese website Anime!Anime!, the results of which are
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Upcoming Sword Art Online game app Alicization Blading has released its first trailer featuring hints at the story and gameplay, including several battle scenes! Inspired by Kawahara Reki’s popular series of light novels, the game is set within the world of the Alizication arc and features an original story supervised by Kawahara. The official website
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