Category “Anime News”

Seven Eleven Releases 2-Meter Tall EVA-01 Figure

Friday, 8 August, 2014

Seven Eleven EvangelionDie-hard Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) fan? This probably send you into an Eva euphoria: imagine taking home your very own Evangelion Unit-01 (エヴァンゲリオン初号機) that’s nearly as tall as you are!

World famous convenience store chain Seven-Eleven is celebrating the Evangelion hype in Japan with another collaboration, this time with more goodies in store just for you with the 2-meter Eva-01 statue sitting on top of the Seven Eleven x Evangelion cake. Keep Reading

Teenage Comic Con Cosplayer Sustains Massive Injuries In A 6 Feet Fall

Tuesday, 5 August, 2014

San Diego Comic ConCosplay photographer Justin “Stuntman Justin” Kalior was arrested in the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel on July 27 after police have found a connection between the photographer and a 17-year-old cosplayer who was discovered in the hotel’s pool area, bloody and unconscious. The victim, whose name has been kept private to protect her privacy, has survived the incident but is still hospitalized. While this important piece of evidence is vital, it still does not change the degree of Kalior’s charge. Keep Reading

Sailor Moon Crystal Producers Announce Special Theme Facts

Sunday, 3 August, 2014

Sailor Moon CrystalYou’re a die hard, Moonie you say? If you’ve combed through each episode of Sailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン  クリスタル) and found yourself singing to the themes of the latest addition to the Sailor Moon anime franchise, here’s a little something for you. The ending theme of Sailor Moon Crystal, entitled as Gekko (月虹) which means Moon Rainbow in English, is credited officially to a person named Shirobara Sumire (白薔薇). Until this goldmine of information came up last Saturday courtesy of the producers of Sailor Moon Crystal. Keep Reading

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