“History Maker” will be digitally available on October 7
The official website for the figure-skating themed original TV anime Yuri!!! on ICE has posted a 60-second anime clip introducing its OP theme song “History Maker.” The English lyric song is written/composed/performed by 36-year-old Japanese actor Dean Fujioka, who is cast as Roy Mustang in the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film. Check his song after the jump!
This beautiful PokÃ©mon series showcase shows one fans love for the franchise
A Japanese Pokémon fan has put together a stunning retrospective on the main series. It’d be easy to be fooled into thinking this is something The Pokémon Company made themselves, but it’s the world of the é²åã®è»è·¡ãã£ã³ãã« YouTube channel. This look back at the series includes every main entry of Pokémon (no Stadiums or Rangers, etc.) and really puts into perspective how far the series has come. Hit the jump to take a look!
Release scheduled for August 1st
Last fall, time for the 15th anniversary of the adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, Japan get a Blu-ray set of Akitaro Daichi and Studio Deen’s beloved shoujo anime. Since North America is getting it his year, Funimation is calling it their Sweet Sixteen set. A new preview reintroduces the characters. Get a look after the jump.
The 21st film will surpass 5 million ticket sales in Japan soon
As expected, the 21st Detective Conan feature film Crimson Love Letter delivered a very good 117 million yen even in its 7th weekend of May 27-28. The film’s total domestic gross now tops 6.35 billion yen, surpassing last year’s 20th film Pure Black Nightmare (6.33 billion yen) and becoming the highest grossing film in the Detective Conan film series.
Next entry in the series is coming to PS4, 3DS, and Switch
The latest Dragon Quest XI hands-on preview recently went up on 4Gamer, bringing with it a handful of screenshots of the PS4 version. Check out some of the Samadhi region—including a look at horse racing, battles, and other features—in the batch after the jump.
Japanese purchases of “flamma idola” to come with limited-edition tarot cards.
The Empress of the Faeries has a special gift for her subjects. Select stores in Japan will be offering limited-edition tarot-style cards along with Yosei Teikoku’s upcoming release, flamma idola. Preview the art and find out where they’re available after the jump.
This will be the first North American convention appearance for this best-selling light novel author
BookWalker has announced that light novel author Fujino Omori, the creator of fantasy-comedy series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? will be their special guest at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This will be the first N orth American convention appearance for this best-selling light novel author. More after the jump.
Source: "Listen To Me Girls, I'm Your Father" Author Passes Away Shueisha’s Dash X light novel imprint has announced the death of author Tomohiro Matsu on May 2nd at age 43 Shueisha’s Dash X light novel imprint has announced the death of author Tomohiro Matsu on May 2nd at age 43. The editorial department expresses their grief and prayers over the unexpectedly premature passing of the creator known for work that included Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, an 18-volume light novel series adapted into a 2012 anime, and Mayoi…
Source: Photo Gallery Takes Us on a Tour of P.A. Works' New Anime Studio Anime studio P.A. Works—with output that includes this season’s Kuromukuro as well as Shirobako, Charlotte, Hanasaku Iroha, Canaan, and more—recently moved house, and they’re eager to show off their new digs. If you ever wanted to see the inside of a freshly-opened anime production house, from the exterior to the entrance, hard-working studio, and beyond, P.A. Works’ website has you covered with some images. Those who want to see a few more entrance shots and…
At last weekend’s Anime Central event, Aniplex of America has announced plans
At last weekend’s Anime Central event, Aniplex of America has announced plans for streaming service Hulu to carry the English dub of Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga, the second TV anime adaptation of Kazue KatÅ’s supernatural action manga. More after the jump.