Seven Seas Announces More Manga and Light Novel Titles for 2021

North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment revealed a handful of new licenses this week, including six more manga titles and a light novel, all of which are due out before the end of the year. From Yuama's yuri manga The Girl I Want is So Handsome! to Pretty Face creator Yasuhiro Kano's Kiruru Kill Me,…

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Breaks US$40 Million in North America, Increases Takings in Japan

Image viaDemon Slayer: Mugen TrainOfficial website Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Traincontinues its steamrolling of the worldwide box office, being only the third anime film ever to break the US$40 million box office barrier, the highest-grossing film in South Korea for 2021, and even increased in its 31st weekendin theaters in Japan,…

Japan Box Office: Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Reaches 6.2 Billion Yen

While dropping to second place for the first time, the Detective Conan anime franchise's 24th feature film Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan / Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet earned 135 million yen (1.23 million USD) on 93,000 admissions in its fifth weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to 6.2 billion yen (56.8 million USD) with…

Cinderella Nine Game/Anime Franchise Inspires Live-action TV Drama

Hachigatsu wa Yoru no Batting Center de / At the batting center at night in August, a live-action TV drama inspired by Akatsuki's girls high school baseball-themed smartphone game Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine / Cinderella Nine, is set to premiere on TV Tokyo on July 7, 2021. As you can see from the title change,…

Voice Actor Takayuki Kondo & Daisuke Ono’s Technologic Vocal Unit TRD Releases 1st MV “Take You Higher”

The official website for TRD, a technologic vocal unit newly formed by two popular anime voice actors –Takayuki Kondo (Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis) and Daisuke Ono (Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) -, has posted a short version music video for “Take You Higher,” the lead track from their debut mini album…

YuruYuri Manga Author Celebrates Her Artist Career’s 15th Anniversary at Special Exhibition

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the YuruYuri manga author Namori's artist career, a special art exhibition is set to be held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo from June 5 to 27, 2021. The price of advance tickets available at Lawson Ticket is 1,200 yen (11 USD). Namori made her manga artist debut in…

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Releases Full Trailer Featuring New Theme Song by ONE OK ROCK

The official website for the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film adaptation project has posted a 100-second main trailer for Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning featuring its theme song newly written by ONE OK ROCK. The title of the song has not yet been announced. The four-member rock band has provided all theme song for the live-action film…

Two More Cast Members Join Promise Cinderella Live-Action TV Drama

A new key visual and two new cast members have been revealed for Promise Cinderella, an upcoming live-action TV drama based on the age / power gap romance manga by Oreco Tachibana about a spurned housewife who falls in with a rich but sadistic high school student after her husband kicks her to the curb….

My Hero Academia The Movie World Heroes Mission Anime Film Adds Character Voiced By Ryo Yoshizawa

The official site for the forthcoming third My Hero Academia filmMy Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes Missionhas announced a new character and cast addition, with voice actor Ryo Yoshizawa playing the role of Rody Soul, a new character original to the feature film. The characterRody Soul is a boy who lives in a trailer…

Guilty Gear -Strive- Aims to Bring the 23-Year Saga to a Close in New Story Trailer

Have you been keeping up with the lore of the Guilty Gear fighting games over the past two decades and some change? If so, you're about to get the big climax you've been waiting for, because Guilty Gear -Strive- promises to bring it all to a conclusion when it launches this June. You can get…