Movie Poster For Yasuomi Umetsu’s Kite Posted By IGN

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

Kite Live ActionFans of Yasuomi Umetsu’s (梅津 泰臣) controversial 1998 anime Kite (A カイト) are already on their toes waiting for the release of the live action movie starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe and Samuel L. Jackson. IGN has kept fans anticipating as the video game entertainment website posted the official poster of the movie.

The live action movie is based on the cult classic anime with the violent sex scenes omitted and story line changed without straying from the original story. Keep Reading

Rurouni Kenshin Stars Head For Manila, Philippines For Movie Premiere And Press Con

Monday, 28 July, 2014

Rurouni Kenshin in ManilaGet ready, Filipino fans because Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心), Kaoru Kamiya (神谷 薫) and Sanosuke Sagara (相楽 左之助) in the flesh are heading for the Philippines for not one but two awesome events you shouldn’t dare miss!

Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心) stars Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健), Emi Takei (武井咲), and Munetaka Aoki (青木崇高) will be in Manila on August 6 for the movie premiere of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen (るろうに剣心 京都大火編) in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong which will be followed by a public press conference on August 7 in Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Keep Reading

Hordes Of Pokemon’s Poster Monster Invade Yokohama For Major Pokemon Event

Saturday, 26 July, 2014

Yokohama Pikachu OutbreakThe next best thing to a zombie apocalypse just might be this. Get ready to have a cuteness overload as a huge number of ultra huggable Pikachus (ピカチュウ) from the world famous Nintendo franchise Pokemon (ポケットモンスター) make their way toward Yokohama City for Pikachu Outbreak! at Yokohama Minatomira (ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ)!

Scheduled on August 9 until the 17th, 1000 adorable Pikachus will be weaving in and out of Yokohama City to promote the landmarks Yokohama City is famous for, namely the MARK IS Minatomirai, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama Cosmo World, and the Yokohama Landmark Tower just to name a few. Keep Reading

Japanese Virtual Car Navigation Girl Sings Wish Upon A Star

Friday, 18 July, 2014

Lei NaviJapan has done it again! Meet Lei Kirishima (霧島レイ) and she’s another virtual idol. Lei, however, is not your ordinary virtual idol. She stars in her very own navigation system to guide your way in and around Japan! Her latest song entitled Wish Upon a Star has been recently released and it’s nothing short of cute.

Voiced by none other than Miyuki Sawashiro (沢城 みゆき), who also voiced Kurapika (クラピカ) from Hunter x Hunter (ハンターハンター ) and Shizuku (シズク) from Naruto Shippuden (NARUTO -ナルト- 疾風伝), Lei Kirishima was developed for a Japanese radio and telecommunications equipment company called Yupiteru (ユピテル工業株式会). Keep Reading

Proud Otaku AKB48 Member Teams Up With Ultraman Monster Once Again For T-Shirt Line

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Ultraman Monster AKB48Now, just how cute can this possibly get? AKB48 member, Miku Tanabe (田名部生来) is back with Ultraman (ウルトラマン) monster Miclas (ミクラス), to give another edge to Japanese fashion! TANAMICLAS, as the Tanabe-Miclas pair is called, first came out last year and now they’re at it again thanks to their partnership with HTML ZERO3. HTML ZERO3, which is an acronym for Hobby Tasteful Merchandise Laboratory 03 (with O3 as a telephone code), is a Japanese clothing brand that caters to men’s fashion. Keep Reading

the pillows 25th Anniversary Cover and Dance Contest

Monday, 14 July, 2014

“the pillows”
(L to R) Yoshiaki Manabe, Sawao Yamanaka and Shinichiro Sato.

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the Pillows (ザ・ピロウズ, or stylized as “the pillows“) is holding an international cover and and dance cover competition.

The group is best known for providing the soundtrack for the FLCL anime.

Winners can win a chance to meet the band and be a part of their 25th Anniversary concert on the 4th of October. Keep Reading

Fushigi Yuugi Creator Plans To Resume Arata The Legend This Year

Saturday, 12 July, 2014

Arata The LegendYuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇), the name behind the legendary series Fushigi Yuugi (ふしぎ遊戯) and Ayashi No Ceres (妖しのセレ), has made an announced via her personal blog last July 5 that she will be resuming her shonen manga, Arata the Legend (アラタカンガタリ 〜革神語), this fall. That’s not all! Watase has also included in the announcement that the fourth volume of the series’s deluxe edition will also be released simultaneously with the manga’s return. Keep Reading