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Apr. 16, 2014 01:000

Live-Action Ao Haru Ride Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

Live-Action *Ao Haru Ride* Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

With the anime adaptation and now a live-action movie in the works, Io Sakisaka’s original work Ao Haru Ride has suddenly been bathed in attention.

Apr. 14, 2014 07:001

Character Visual Released for Live-Action Lupin III Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Character Visual Released for Live-Action *Lupin III* Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Monkey Punch’s popular manga Lupin III is becoming a live-action film that will release in theaters countrywide in Japan on Aug. 30, 2014.

Apr. 11, 2014 07:000

Parody Project Channel 5.5 Season 2 to Parody Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Sumire Uesaka to Play Motoko Kusanagi

Parody Project *Channel 5.5* Season 2 to Parody *Ghost in the Shell: Arise*, Sumire Uesaka to Play Motoko Kusanagi

Season 2 of the parody anime project Channel 5.5 by energy supplement Calorie Mate and Frogman will release on April 14 (Mon.) at 15:00 (JST).

Apr. 8, 2014 13:0039

Theatrical Attack on Titan Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

Theatrical *Attack on Titan* Anime Announced - “Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” to Release This Winter

With both the original manga which began serialization in 2009 and the 2013 TV anime both being monumental hits, the record-breaking Attack on Titan boom charges on.

Apr. 8, 2014 10:0035

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

Apr. 7, 2014 01:006

Haruma Miura Joins Main Cast of Live Action Attack on Titan Movie to Release in 2015

Haruma Miura Joins Main Cast of Live Action *Attack on Titan* Movie to Release in 2015

A follow-up report has been announced regarding the live-action movie project for Attack on Titan, a huge hit TV anime that broadcast in 2013.

Apr. 5, 2014 13:003

Here is the Patlabor Part 2 Poster! Shigeki Arakawa Actor Naoto Takenaka Appears

Here is the *Patlabor* Part 2 Poster! Shigeki Arakawa Actor Naoto Takenaka Appears

The first installment of The Next Generation: Patlabor will begin in theatres across Japan on April 5. During this project, seven installments and a feature-length film will be released over the course of about a year, and the poster for Part 2 has already been released.

Mar. 28, 2014 13:003

Shinichirō Watanabe, Kazuto Nakazawa, Yōko Kanno, and Animation Studio Mappa Are Working on Zankyō no Terror

Shinichirō Watanabe, Kazuto Nakazawa, Yōko Kanno, and Animation Studio Mappa Are Working on *Zankyō no Terror*

Director Shinichirō Watanabe and composer Yōko Kanno, both of whom worked on the 2013 TV anime Kids on the Slope, are joining forces once again.

Mar. 10, 2014 22:0028

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

Focus: Overcoming Sadness and Facing Forward - By Your Side Independently Produced Video with Tohoku Earthquake Motif to Release

A heartrending, must-see story! A collaboration work by song diva Sade and animator Tsuneo Gouda titled By Your Side is born under charity project Zapuni.

Mar. 10, 2014 13:008

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

Seven Works Nominated for 2013 Anime of the Year, Grand Prix Winners to be Announced on March 22

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations have announced seven nominees for Anime of the Year at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.

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