Feb 292016


Viz Media has just announced The launch of Inio Asano’s Manga series Goodnight PunPun. Inio Asano created SOLANIN And WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, I’ve read SOLANIN years ago and it really touched my heart. Such a great real emotional and powerful story. I’m excted to read this new manga! Check out more info in the press release below. Continue reading »

Feb 282016


Sakura-Con 2016! Next month will have original character designer of Sword Art Online “abec” do a some live Drawing at the convention. Other guests from SOA include Reki Kawahara (Author), Kazuma Miki (KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII Media Works Producer), and Shinichiro Kashiwada (Aniplex Producer). Sakura con will be held on March 25-27 at the Washington State Convention Center! This is super exciting to here. Check out the flyer below! Continue reading »

Feb 222016


According to Collider, producer Roy Lee told the entertainment site that there is “zero chance” that the planned Death Note movie will receive anything lower than a R rating. The movie hasn’t been officially greenlit but roy is “fairly confident” that production on the film will begin this year. Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) has signed on to direct the film, lets hope that Hollywood doesn’t screw this up. But then again do we need a hollywood version of Death Note since we already have the Japanese live action movies?

 via Collider>

Feb 182016


SHURIKEN AND PLEATS depicts the story of a schoolgirl who’s also a ninja in modern-day Japan and is the latest title from Hino, who created the pivotal shojo series, VAMPIRE KNIGHT. Check out the press release below for details. Continue reading »

Hideo Kojimas Top 10 Films of 2015

 Posted by Paul on February 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm  No Responses »
Feb 112016


Mastermind behind the Metal Gear franchise has just released episode 1 of his new video series “Hideo Tube”. In the first episode him and Novelist Kenji Yano countdown their favorite films of 2015.

J-Rock Tuesdays: New Single from UNiTE

 Posted by Paul on February 9, 2016 at 7:29 pm  No Responses »
Feb 092016


NEW single is coming out from Visual Kei band UNite on March 23rd. The single Jupiter will come out with a whopping 7 versions. he regular edition will contain the B-side Io -PiANO COSMiC- plus a DVD of the music video for Jupiter. Meanwhile, Limited Edition Types Y, M, L, H and S will each feature an exclusive B-side alongside the title track.

<via JAME>

J-Rock Tuesdays: New Album From Scandal

 Posted by Paul on February 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm  No Responses »
Feb 092016


Awesome rock band Scandal is coming out with a new album called YELLOW, on March 2nd. The album will come in 3 version. Each version contains 12 tracks, one of the Limited version will have a DVD with an opening movie for Room No. 7 and a making of. The other version will contain a T-shirt instead.

<via Official Site>

Feb 052016


Tonight we finally get the english version of the ever so popular idol anime Love Live! Asian entertainment television network Mnet America announced that the show will begin airing on the US network at 9:00 p.m. EST. The channel is available through Comcast,Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox, Bright House, and Verizon FiOS. New Episodes will be airing every Friday.

<via Anime Herald >



So now after their awesome tour, which I got to see when they came to the states, ONE OK ROCK has announced a DVD/BD to be released on April 6th entitled “ONE OK ROCK 2015 35xxxv JAPAN TOUR LIVE & DOCUMENTARY“. Disc 1 will feature their performance at Saitama Super Arena last year, and Disc 2 will feature all the extra stuff, like behind the scenes and documentary footage from their tour. The DVD will retail at 5,800 yen and Bluray at 6,800 yen.

<via oneokrock >

J-Rock Tuesdays: 2 Members to leave Kuroyuri to Kage

 Posted by Paul on February 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm  No Responses »
Feb 022016

allKuroyuri to Kage announced that guitarist Koyomi and drummer Mutsuki will be leaving the band. Their March 30th live show will be their last with the current line up. But fear not, because April 1st will be their first show with their new lineup. It always sucks when members leave, but let hope everyone the best and hope the band stays together. J-Rock bands (especially) Visual-kei, have a tendency to disband a lot and form new bands quickly.

<via Jpopasia>