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15 Feb 16:05

Sakura Wars Art Exhibit Set For March And May 2019 In Japan

by Sato

Art Collection House did a special Sakura Taisen Art Festival 2018 last December, and they’ll be doing more for those who missed out with “Sakura Taisen Art Festival 2018 Plus” Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

The post Sakura Wars Art Exhibit Set For March And May 2019 In Japan appeared first on Siliconera.

14 Feb 19:09

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Persona 5’s Joker In Late April; Ver. 3.00 Arrives In Spring

by Sato

During the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, we got a peek at the upcoming guest fighter Joker from Persona 5, who will join “before the end of April” and Version 3.00 will arrive in Spring 2019.

The post Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Persona 5’s Joker In Late April; Ver. 3.00 Arrives In Spring appeared first on Siliconera.

14 Feb 17:41

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid TV Anime Returns for Second Season

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

It's official! Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the TV anime based on the manga fantasy / romantic comedy manga by Coolkyoushinja about an ordinary office lady who ends up with a family of adopted dragons, is coming back for another round of modern living vs. draconic shenanigans in a second season.

 

 

So far, no further details about the new season (such as the cast, staff, and release date) have yet been revealed.

 

The original Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid manga is serialized in Futabasha's Monthly Action seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is available from Seven Seas Entertainment. The 2017 TV anime is directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto and features animation production by Kyoto Animation. Crunchyroll describes the story of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid as follows:

 

 

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

14 Feb 17:40

HIDIVE to Stream Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Anime Film

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

HIDIVE is about to add a very delusional anime film. Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions - Take on Me! is coming to the streaming service on February 18 at 10:00am Pacific Time, and both the subtitled and English-dubbed versions will be available. 

 

Synopsis:

Graduation is getting closer and things take an unexpected turn when Toka announces she’s moving to Italy and Rikka’s going with her! Yuta hears about the possible move and starts wondering about the future of his relationship. His friends suggest a drastic idea: the couple should elope! It sets the stage for one of the wildest trips through Japan as this chunibyo couple carries out their escape plan.

 

Check HIDIVE's original blog post for the full list of territories. 

 

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14 Feb 17:39

Detective Conan Anniversary Café Celebrates New Kaito Kid Film

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Restaurants across Japan are preparing for a Case Closed makeover!

 

This year's iteration of the Detective Conan Café takes its cue from The Fist of Blue Sapphire, this spring's new film featuring Kaito Kid. An exclusive menu will feature dishes inspired by the gentleman thief, as well as a party theme and the movie's setting of Singapore.

 

Check out a few of the café's special menu items:

 

Kaito Kid Illusion Pasta:


Kaito Kid Illusion Parfait:


Poirot Café Ham Sandwiches:


Kaito Kid's Jewel Lemonade:


Detective Conan Necktie Cream Soda:


Participating restaurants will also have special merchandise tying in to the new film release:

 

 

The café will be open from late March to early June at locations across Japan.

 

>> Detective Conan Café Website

>> Watch Case Closed on Crunchyroll


Source: Comic Natalie

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

13 Feb 17:12

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Announces Murder Mystery Audio Drama

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

The zombie hunters of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress are teaming up to solve a murder mystery!

 

The official site for the series has announced that a new audio drama will be coming out soon. The story will connect up the events of the smartphone game and the upcoming second movie, and will feature appearances from the game's three new protagonists. Suzuki, the train's mechanic, will apparently play a major role.

 

 

Pre-orders from participating stores will also include a limited-edition clear file.

 

The new audio drama comes out April 26.

 

Source: Kabaneri.com

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

06 Feb 16:39

Shield Hero Producer Steps up for Reddit AMA This Saturday

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

To quote Quantum Leap, "Oh, Boy!"

 

Got burning questions about the making of The Rising of the Shield Hero? Clear a space this Saturday for a chat with the producer!

 

Crunchyroll and the r/anime subreddit are teaming up to host an AMA with Junichiro Tamura, the producer of the new light novel adaptation. Tamura is a business producer at KADOKAWA, and has also worked on Chio's School Road and Bungo Stray Dogs.


The AMA starts Saturday night, February 9, at 7pm Pacific time (Sunday, February 10 at 3am UTC), and will last for two hours.

 

Save this link, then come back Saturday night to participate!

 

>> Watch The Rising of the Shield Hero on Crunchyroll


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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

06 Feb 16:37

Okko's Inn Anime Film Hits U.S. Theaters in April of 2019

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up once again for two days of screenings of the 2018 theatrical anime film, Okko's Inn (known as Wakaokami wa Shogakusei! in Japan), at some 500 select U.S. cinemas on April 22 & 23, 2019.

 

The film will screen in an English dubbed format on Monday, April 22 at 7:00PM local time, and in the original Japanese language with English subtitles on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00PM local time.

 

 

GKIDS describes the story of Okko's Inn as follows:

 

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn's next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see - not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn's motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko's ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

 

 

Based on the series of children's books written by Hiroko Reijo and illustrated by Asami, Okko's Inn is directed by Kitarō Kōsaka and features animation production by MADHOUSE. For more information about the film, including theaters and ticket sales, please visit the official Okko's Inn event pages at GKIDS here or at Fathom Events here.

 

Source: Official press release

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

05 Feb 17:47

Fate/Grand Order’s Japanese Version Introduces New Servant Murasaki Shikibu By Raita

by Sato

Fate/Grand Order just got a new servant in the Japanese version, with the the Caster class Servant Murasaki Shikibu, based on the Japanese novelist and poet best known as the author of The Tale of Genji.

The post Fate/Grand Order’s Japanese Version Introduces New Servant Murasaki Shikibu By Raita appeared first on Siliconera.

30 Jan 17:07

Giant Killing Soccer Manga Celebrates 50 Volumes with J-Leaguer Covers

Masaya Tsunamoto and Tsujitomo's Giant Killing soccer manga reached 50 compiled volumes on Thursday and the series is celebrating by reissuing the previous...
25 Jan 16:47

Fate/GO Surpasses Fortnite as 2018's Most Tweeted About Game

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

If you had to name 2018's most talked about game, what would it be? If you said Fortnite... well, you come in second.

 

According to the big blue bird themselves, mobile game Fate/Grand Order took the top spot on their platform, with Fortnite coming in at #2. Close behind were Monster Strike, Splatoon, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Also sneaking their way into the Top 10 were Granblue Fantasy, Super Smash Bros., and perennial favorite Final Fantasy.


 

 

It doesn't hurt that Japan was ranked as the most talkative country when it came to gaming, with the US and UK coming in at #2 and #3, respectively. France and Korea rounded out the Top 5.

 

One place the West took the lead in gaming, though, was in most talked about gaming events—E3 took the top spot, with Tokyo Game Show coming in second.

 

>> Watch Fate/Grand Order -First Order- on Crunchyroll


Source: Twitter Blog

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

25 Jan 16:47

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II Crosses 1 Billion Yen Mark Six Days Faster than 1st Chapter

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

According to Aniplex, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly had earned 1,015,675,321 yen

on 648,077 admission in 12 days since its release in Japan. The second chapter of the trilogy anime

film project based on the third route of Type-Moon's visual novel Fate/stay night crossed the one billion

yen mark on January 23, six days faster than the first chapter presage flower released in October 2017.

The second chapter's revenue and tickets sales in its first 12 days were 123% and 121% of those of the

first chapter.  

 

Following the first chapter that earned 1.5 billion yen from its domestic run, the second chapter was 

released in 131 theaters across Japan on January 12, 2019. Its excellent start is good enough to 

believe that it will surpass its predecessor's box office record in Japan sometime soon. 

 

 

Moviegores in the third week (January 26 - February 1) will receive one of the three clear poster files

featuring newly-drawn illustrations by ufotable randomly as a bonus. See the sample images below.

 

1. "Distant Dusk"

 

2. "Nightmare"

 

3. "Last Piece"

 


 

The third and final chapter, titled Fate/stay night [Heaven‘s Feel]Ⅲ.spring song, is confirmed to be released

in Japan in the spring of 2020.

 

 


  

Source: Aniplex press release

  

(C)TYPE-MOON・ufotable・FSNPC

 

24 Jan 17:52

Too Soon?!? - The Challenges of Early Builds and Game Demos - Extra Credits

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23 Jan 20:00

Rumiko Takahashi Wins Big at Angoulême with Grand Prix 2019 Prize

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Last week we posted about legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi—creator of classics ranging from Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, and Urusei Yatsura to InuYasha and RIN-NE—being one of the three finalists for the 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival's prestigious Grand Prix d’Angoulême, which honors the recipient's complete lifetime body of work. Now for the update we've all been waiting for: She won! 

 

Takahashi was up against two other comics greats, Chris Ware and Emmanuel Guibert, so the victory is no small feat. This lifetime achievement award also means she gets to be the marshal of the 2020 event, so look forward to a Rumiko Takahashi exhibit next year. 

 

The last manga author to win the Grand Prix was Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo in 2015. 

 

 

Source: @bdangouleme via Comics Beat

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

22 Jan 01:11

Japanese Fans Rank the "Top 10 Manga They'd Like to See Animated"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

In December of 2018, an online survey on Japanese website goo ranking asked fans for the top manga that they'd like to see adapted into anime, and some 3240 fans weighed in. The survey ran from December 01 - 15, 2018, and the questionnaires, data-collection, and interpretation of the results were handled by the goo ranking editorial staff.

 

According to the results, the "Top 10 Manga They'd Like to See Animated" are as follows:

 

 

10.) Moriarty the Patriot, written by Ryousuke Takeuchi, illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi, and based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (68 votes)

 

 

09.) Petals of Reincarnation, by Mikihisa Konishi. (69 votes)

 

 

08.) Delicious in Dungeon, by Ryoko Kui. (74 votes)

 

 

07.) Komi Can't Communicate, by Tomohito Oda. (84 votes)

 

 

06.) Yotsuba&!, by Kiyohiko Azuma. (112 votes)

 

 

05.) Sesuji o Pin! to - Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso, by Takuma Yokota. (122 votes)

 

 

04.) Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam, written by Yoshiyuki Tomino and illustrated by Yuichi Hasegawa. (160 votes)

 

 

03.) Uramichi Onisan, by Gaku Kuze. (177 votes)

 

 

02.) Bachi Bachi, by Takahiro Sato. (242 votes)

 

 

01.) Detective Conan Zero's Tea Time, by Takahiro Arai, based on characters created by Gosho Aoyama. (397 votes)

 

I'm happy to see Delicious in Dungeon and Yotsuba&! rank so highly, and there were a variety of interesting titles from all different genres filling out the top ten spots. What do you think? What are your manga-to-anime Top 10?

 

Sources:

Hachima Kikō

goo ranking via Niconico News

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

21 Jan 17:47

A Silent Voice Returns to U.S. Theaters on January 28th and 31st

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Good news, anime fans! Fathom Events and Eleven Arts are teaming up once again to bring the 2016 film, A Silent Voice (known in Japan as Koe no Katachi), back to U.S. theaters for a special set of screenings in some 500 theaters on January 28 and January 31, 2019.

 

The film will screen in the original Japanese language with English subtitles on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM local time, while the English dubbed version will be screened on January 31, 2019, at 7:00 PM local time. The screenings also include a featurette with an interview with Lexi Cowden, who provides the voice of Shoko in the English dubbed version of A Silent Voice.

 

 

Based on the heart-wrenching manga by Yoshitoki Oima, A Silent Voice is directed by Naoka Yamada and features animation production by Kyoto Animation. Fathom Events describes the story of A Silent Voice as follows:

 

After transferring into a new school, a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya, is bullied by the popular Shoya Ishida. As Shoya continues to bully Shoko, the class turns its back on him. Shoko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shoya finds Shoko to make amends. 

 

 

For more information about A Silent Voice (including theaters and ticket sales), please check out the official event home page at Fathom Events here.

 

Source: Official press release

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

15 Jan 19:23

Killer T Cell Takes the Lead in Cells at Work! Spinoff

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

With all the cells we have in our bodies, there will always be more stories to tell. Next up with his own new stories is Killer T!

 

Cells at Work! FRIEND is the latest spinoff of the popular series. Other manga spinoffs such as Cells at Work BLACK, Bacteria at Work, and Cells that Don't Work have already been published, focusing in on specific characters from the series. Cells at Work! FRIEND will star the aggressive Killer T as he takes down foreign bodies and unhealthy cells.

 

 

Kanna Kurono (Heian-kei Joshi! Murasaki-san!!) will be writing the manga, with Mio Izumi (Koko Kara Saki wa NG!) handling the art. The first installment is out in the latest issues of shojo manga mag Bessatsu FRIEND.


>> Bessatsu FRIEND Website

>> Watch Cells at Work! on Crunchyroll


Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

15 Jan 19:22

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Details Ravel Abilities, Devilish Mode, And Amiibo Functions

by Alistair Wong

Nintendo has released more info this week on what’s new in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, including new Ravel abilities, Devilish Mode, and amiibo functionality for the game.

The post Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Details Ravel Abilities, Devilish Mode, And Amiibo Functions appeared first on Siliconera.

15 Jan 19:22

Danganronpa Creator Discusses Why He Left Spike Chunsoft To Create Too Kyo Games

by Alistair Wong

Danganronpa series creator Kazutaka Kodaka recently had an interview where he talked about why he left Spike Chunsoft to form Too Kyo Games.

The post Danganronpa Creator Discusses Why He Left Spike Chunsoft To Create Too Kyo Games appeared first on Siliconera.

12 Jan 04:47

Gundam: Hathaway's Flash 1st Trailer Introduces a Glimpse of Flying Mobile Suit

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

The Gundam franchise's official portal site Gundam.info has posted a 70-second first trailer for the forthcoming

trilogy anime film project based on Yoshiyuki Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway/Hathaway's

Flash novel and announced its main staff, including director Shukou Murase (Gundam Wing character designer).

 

The clip has been already attached to the currently-showing Mobile Suit Gundam NT since last December. As 

the second part of the "UC NexT 0100" project, the trilogy film project is scheduled to launch next winter.

1,800-yen advance tickets with a clear file are go on sale at the 90 theaters that is showing NT in Japanfrom

today, January 11. 

 

 

 

 

 

Main staff:


  • Director: Shukou Murase (Gundam Wing character designer, Witch Hunter ROBIN director) 
  • Screenplay: Yasuyuki Muto (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
  • Character design: pablo uchida, Naoyuki Onda, Shigeki Kuhara 
  • Original character design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross series) 
  • Mechanical design: Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, Nobuhiko Genma 
  • Original mechanical design: Yasuhiro Moriki 
  • Art director: Gouki Nakamura 
  • Color design: Takako Suzuki 
  • Director of photography: Kentaro Waki 
  • CG director: Takayuki Masuo, Tomohiro Fujie 
  • Editor: Daisuke Imai 
  • Sound director: Hiroshi Kasamatsu 
  • Recording director: Eriko Kimura 
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Attack on Titan

  


  

Senkou no Hathaway/Hathaway's Flash was written by Tomino, one of the original creators of the first Mobile

Suit Gundam TV series who served as director, as a sequel to his 1988 novel Mobile Suit Gundam Char's

Counterattack - Beltorchika Children (based on his rejected first draft for the 1988 film Mobile Suit Gundam

Char's Counterattack), and published for three volumes from Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko from 1989 to 1990.

 

The story is set twelve years after The Second Neo Zeon War led by Char Aznable, and focuses on Bright Noa's

son Hathaway, who secretly acts as "Mufti Nabiyu Erin", the leader of a terrorist organization called "Mufti"

whose purpose is to assassinate The Earth Federation's leaders.

 

 

1st and 3rd volumes' original covers (illustrations by Haruhiko Mikimoto)

  


 

Source: Gundam.info, "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" anime teaser site 

 

(c) Sotsu, Sunrise

 

10 Jan 18:27

One Piece Creator: The End is Near, But Series Will Be Just Over 100 Volumes

Oda also elaborates on true nature of One Piece treasure
09 Jan 19:56

Every PS4 Owner Should Grab Nier: Automata For $30

by Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Tercius to io9
04 Jan 15:44

Japan Box Office 2018: Detective Conan Zero the Enforcer Became Top-Grossing Anime Film

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

As 2018 wrapped up, the box-office figures for Japanese anime films and live-action adaptations of popular manga and anime released from January to December are arrived. 

 

The top-grossing anime film of 2018 was Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer, the 22nd feature film based on Gosho Aoyama's long-running mystery manga series was released in Japan on April 13, 2018. It made a massive 9.18 billion yen from its domestic run, becoming the most successful film in the franchise and the second top-grossing Japanese film of last year, behind only Japanese idol Tomohisa Yamashita-starring medical drama Code Blue: The Movie that earned 9.23 billion yen. The 23rd film The Fist of Blue Sapphire is already set for release on April 12, 2019.

 

Meanwhile, Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken) was the most successful live-action film adaptation of Japanese manga. The sequel featuring the

same cast and staff members from the first film in 2017 made 3.65 billion yen, which was slightly

short of the first film's total of 3.82 billion yen. While the cast have expressed their desire and

anticipation, the announcement for the third film has not yet been made.  

 


  

2018 anime films box office results:

 

1. "Detective Conan Zero the Enforcer" (April 13/9.18 billion yen)

(C)2018 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved 



2. "Doraemon the Movie 2018 Nobita's Treasure Island" (March 3/5.37 billion yen)

3. "Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us" (July 13/3.09 billion yen)

4. "Mirai no Mirai" (July 20/2.88 billion yen)

5. "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" (December 14/2.03 billion yen) *still showing

6. "Crayon Shin-chan Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~" (April 30/1.83 billion yen)

7. "My Hero Academia: Two Heroes" (August 8/1.56 billion yen)

8. "Hugtto! PreCure ♡ Futari wa Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories" (October 27/1.11 billion yen)

9. "PreCure Super Stars!" (March 17/790 million yen)

9. "Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World" (September 29/790 million yen)

 

11. "The Laws of The Universe Part 1" (October 12/670 million yen)

12. "Soreike! Anpanman Kagayake! Kurun to Inochi no Hoshi" (June 30/610 million yen)

13. "The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky" (August 18/540 million yen)

14. "Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative)" (November 30/520 million yen)

15. "Yo-kai Watch Forever Friends" (December 14/510 million yen)

16. "Bungo Stray Dog Dead Apple" (March 3/490 million yen)

17. "Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata" (October 5/360 million yen)

18. "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Memory Snow" (October 6/250 million)

19. "Mazinger Z Infinity" (January 13/240 million yen)

20. "Waka Okami wa Shogakusei!" (September 21/230 million)

 

21. "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas" (September 1/220 million yen)

21. "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Detonation" (October 19/220 million yen)

21. "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me" (January 6/220 million yen)

24. "MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms" (February 24/190 million yen)

25. "Godzilla: The Planet Eater" (November 9/170 million yen)

26. "Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle" (May 18/100 million yen)

26. "Zoku Owarimonogatari" (November 10/100 million yen)

26. "Non Non Biyori Vacation" (August 25/100 million yen)

26. "Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love: The 6th Chapter" (November 2/100 million yen)

30. "Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love: The 4th Chapter" (January 27/90 million yen)

 

31. "Modest Heroes" (August 24/60 million yen)

32. "Haikara-san ga Toru Part 2 - Tokyo Dai Roman" (October 19/20 million yen)

 


 

(no box office data available)

 

 "Attack on Titan Season 2: The Roar of Awakening" (January 13)

 "Full Metal Panic! 2nd SECTION One Night Stand" (January 13)

 "Full Metal Panic! 3rd SECTION Into The Blue" (January 20)

 "The Testament of Sister New Devil Departures" (March 28)

 "Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walküre" (February 9)

 "Tokimeki Reatsaurant ☆☆☆ MIRACLE6" (February 10)

 "Infini-T Force: Gatchaman Saraba Tomo yo" (February 24)

 "SERVAMP - Alice in the Garden-" (April 7)

 "Liz and the Blue Bird" (April 21)

 "Digimon Adventure tri. 6" (May 5)

 "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III - Glorification" (May 26)

 "Peacemaker Kurogane Part 1: Belief" (June 1)

 "Kase-san and Morning Glories" (June 9)

 "Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden: Shukumei, Soutou no Fuuma" (June 9)

 "K SEVEN STORIES Episode 1'R:B BLAZE'" (July 7) and all of other episodes

 "Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head The Movie" (August 24)

 "Peacemaker Kurogane Part 2: Friend" (November 17)

 


 

Live-action adaptation films top 10

 

1. "Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru" (August 17/3.65 billion yen)

2. "Chihayafuru Musubi" (March 17/1.73 billion yen)

3. "Sensei Kunshu" (August 1/1.16 billion yen)

4. "We Love." (November 9/780 million yen)

5. "Inuyashiki" (April 20/710 million yen)

6. "Koi wa Ameagari no youni" (May 25/680 million yen) 

7. "HIBIKI" (September 14/530 million yen)

8. "Kasane" (September 7/500 million)

8. "My Little Monster" (April 27/500 million)

10. "Bleach" (July 20/490 million yen)

 

 


  

Source: Pick Scene 

  

(C)2018 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved 

 

04 Jan 15:44

7-Elevens in Japan Will be Selling Cardcaptor Sakura Goodies

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

As if we needed more reasons to be jealous of Japan's 7-Elevens, now they're selling Cardcaptor Sakura goodies.

 

The Twinkle Little Magic lottery kicks off later this month, sporting exclusive art of Sakura in some of her magical girl costumes. 620 yen per draw gets you a chance at goodies like mirrors, blankets, clear files, bottle charms, and more.

 

Check out the prize gallery:

 

A Award "Dream Wand Mirror"

E prize "note & clear file set"

B prize "blanket FLIGHT style"

C Award "Odekake Mascot Plush Doll Bear Style"

D prize "bottle charm"

F award "hand towel"

G Award "Character Acrylic Charm"

 

There will also be a single "Last One" award: a silver version of the Dream Wand mirror:

 

Last One Award "Dream Wand Mirror Last One Ver."

 

 

 

Fans can try their luck at participating 7-Elevens in Japan starting January 26.

 

>> Cardcaptor Sakura -Twinkle Little Magic- Website

>> Watch Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card on Crunchyroll


Source: Comic Natalie

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVSartorial Geek by JordandeneWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

28 Dec 16:38

Star☆Twinkle Girls Join PreCure Miracle Universe Film Poster Visual

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official website for PreCure Miracle Universe, the next 26th feature film from Toei Animation's

PreCure anime franchise, has revealed a poster visual featuring the 15 PreCure girls to appear in

the story, including the four from the forthcoming 16th TV series Star☆Twinkle PreCure: Cure Star,

Cure Milky, Cure Soleil, and Cure Selene. And it also shows a factory of "Miracle Light" in the background.

 

Poster visual

 

  

 

While the last 25th film Hugtto! PreCure Futari wa Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories had the 55 PreCure

girls from the 15 TV series, PreCure Miracle Universe is confirmed to feature the three recent teams:

the 14th series Kirakira PreCure a la Mode (2017–2018), the 15th series Hugtto! PreCure (2018), and

the next 16th series Star☆Twinkle PreCure (2019-).

 

According to the site's introduction, the story of the film is about a planet that has produced "Miracle

Light" that has been used as the key item in the previous PreCure films (and given to the audience to

cheer up the PreCure girls during the screening), which is located somewhere in outer space. One day,

Hikaru Hoshina, the protagonist of Star☆Twinkle PreCure, is moved to the space instantly by supernatural

power when she watches the stars. Then the lights are gone, darkness starts covering the stars. But

she doesn't give up a hope to get back the space's lights, and she needs supports from the audience.

 

PreCure Miracle Universe is directed by Yukio Kaizawa (Kirakira PreCure a la Mode co-series director)

and is set to be released in Japan on March 16, 2019.

 

 

"Miracle Universe Light" for the moviegoers (only children)

  

Advance tickets with a "Kirapika Universe Sticker" will go on sale at theaters from February 1, 2019.

   


  

Source: "PreCure Miracle Universe" official website / Twitter

 

©2019 Movie PreCure Miracle Universe Production Committee

 

27 Dec 15:57

Setsuyaku Rock Live-Action Series Adds 3 More Cast Members

Mina Fujii, Ayaka Wilson, Takashi Ukaji join cast
27 Dec 15:55

Get Ready, Duelists: A Licensed Utena Costume Is on the Way

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

If you've ever wanted an on-point Utena Tenjou costume but don't have time to make epaulets and source roses, Cospatio has something you may want.

 

The cosplay website has teamed up with BePaPas to offer an officially licensed Revolutionary Girl Utena costume. New photos featuring cosplayer Maoto show off the iconic outfit from all angles:

 

 

The trim can also be removed from the jacket for Utena's typical schoolday look:

 

 

The costume will cost you set you back a bit—about 110,000 yen ($990), to be specific. For those who want the full look, though, pre-orders are open now, and costumes are expected to ship out in April.

 

>> Revolutionary Girl Utena Cosplay Pre-Order Page on Cospatio


Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVSartorial Geek by JordandeneWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

27 Dec 15:54

16th PreCure TV Series Star☆Twinkle PreCure Reveals Character Visuals, Main Voice Cast

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

The official website for Toei Animation's forthcoming 16th PreCure TV series Star☆Twinkle PreCure is 

updated today with a main visual, character visuals, main voice cast and staff information.

 

Eimi Naruse, a member of Japanese idol group Dempagumi.inc, is confirmed to voice the protagonist

girl Hikaru Hoshina/Cure Star. This is her second anime character voicing role, following Houdou Anna 

in Doamaiger D in 2015.

 

Hiroaki Miyamoto, who worked as the fourth series director for the One Piece TV anime (352nd-679th

episodes) and the director for the 2016 feature film One Piece Film Gold, serves as series director. He

previously directed several episodes of the 14th series Kirakira PreCure a la Mode and the ongoing 15th

series Hugtto! PreCure. Akira Takahashi returns to the PreCure series as character designer for the third

time, following the eighth series Suite PreCure♪ and the 10th series DokiDoki! PreCure.

 

 

For the first time in the PreCure TV series' 16-year history, the story of Star☆Twinkle PreCure is set in

outer space. It begins when the protagonist Hikaru Hoshina, who is in her second grade at junior high,

meets a mysterious creature named Fuwa and two aliens, Lala Hagoromo and Prunce. They have just

arrived at the earth. Hikaru learns that "Star Princesses of The 12 Star Signs," who kept the balance

of the universe in the the scared are of the Star Sky World far from the earth, were attacked by someone

and have been scattered as the 12 "Princess Star Color Pen." Then Fuwa is attacked by Notoraider who

seeks to rule the universe, and as Hikaru wants to save the baby fairy, she transforms into PreCure.

She deicides to begin a space adventure to collect the "Princess Star Color Pen" and raise Fuwa, who

has the key to revive the Princesses.

 

Star☆Twinkle PreCure is set to premiere in Japan at 8:30 am on February 3, 2019 (JST).

 

 

Main visual

 

  

 

Main voice cast: 

  • Hikaru Hoshina/Cure Star: Eimi Naruse (Dempagumi.inc member)
  • Lala Hagoromo/Cure Milky: Konomi Kohara (Kukuri in Magical Circle Guru Guru
  • Erena Amamiya/Cure Soleil: Kiyono Yasuno (Megumi Kato in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
  • Madoka Kaguya/Cure Selene: Mikako Komatsu (Ayame Kagurazaka in Eromanga Sensei
  • Fuwa: Hina Kino (Sayaka Itomi in Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko
  • Prunce: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Allelujah Haptism in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series)

 

Main staff:

  • Series director: Hiroaki Miyamaoto (One Piece TV series, One Piece Film Gold
  • Series composition: Isao Murayama (Toriko, Maho Girls PreCure!
  • Character design: Akira Takahashi (Suite PreCure♪, DokiDoki! PreCure)
  • Art design: Ryutaro Masuda, Rie Iida 
  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi (Kirakira PreCure a la Mode), Asami Tachibana (DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Production: ABC TV, ABC Animation, ADK Emotions, Toei Animation 

 

OP Song "Kirai☆彡Star☆Twinkle PreCure"

  • Lyrics/Music: Noriko Fujimoto (Nostalgic Orchestra) 
  • Arrangement: masayuki Fukutomi (Nostalgic Orchestra)
  • Singer: Rie Kitagawa (Go! Princess PreCure ED, Maho Girls PreCure OP)

 

ED song "PaPePiPu☆Romantic"

  • Lyrics: Aiko Takase 
  • Music: Shinji Tamura 
  • Arrangement: Shinji Tamura, Yoshihiro Kusano 
  • Singer: Chihaya Yoshitake ("ANISONG STARS 2017" audition special recognition award winner) 

 

  

PreCure TV series:


 1. "Futari wa PreCure" (2004-2005)

 2. "Futari wa PreCure Max Heart" (2005–2006)

 3. "Futari wa PreCure Splash Star" (2006–2007)

 4. "Yes! PreCure 5" (2007–2008)

 5. "Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!" (2008–2009)

 6. "Fresh PreCure!" (2009–2010)

 7. "HeartCatch PreCure!" (2010–2011)

 8. "Suite PreCure♪" (2011–2012)

 9. "Smile PreCure!" (2012–2013)

 10. "DokiDoki! PreCure" (2013–2014)

 11. "HappinessCharge PreCure!" (2014–2015)

 12. "Go! Princess PreCure" (2015–2016) 

 13. "Maho Girls PreCure!" (2016–2017)

 14. "Kirakira PreCure a la Mode" (2017–2018)

 15. "Hugtto! PreCure" (2018–present)

 16. "Star Twinkle PreCure" (2019-) 

 


 

Source: Toei Animation official Twitter, "Star Twinkle PreCure" offciial website

 

©ABC-A, Toei Animation

 

26 Dec 18:47

Thunderbolt Fantasy's Puppet Battles to Continue with Third Season

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Those who have been keeping up with the intense puppet wuxia action of Thunderbolt Fantasy were treated to a special announcement at the end of season two. Get ready for more high-flying battles, because the 13th episode concluded with the reveal of plans for a third season. 

 

We'll have to wait for more info, but keep your sword sharp in the meantime. 


 

Via Mantan Web

 

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26 Dec 18:46

Fate/stay night Saber Fountain Pen Shines a Beautiful Blue

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Sun-Star Stationery has started accepting pre-orders for a custom fountain pen inspired by Saber, one

of the main characters in the Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] trilogy film series, on its online store in

Premium Bandai. The special item is manufactured by the 100-year-old well-established Japanese

stationery company The Sailor Pen.

 

In addition to the pen shining with Saber's character color and emblems, the set also includes an

original "deep blue" ink, which was newly prepared for the Saber pen, and a box with her smiling

illustration inside. The price is 17,280 yen (about 156 US dollars) and its scheduled shipping date

is April 2019.  

 

 


 

Source: Sun-Star Stationery press release

 

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