Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2018

Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2018

This list covers sales surveyed from December 11, 2017 to December 9, 2018. Game Center CX DVD-Box 14 sold 24,199 copies to rank #64 on the overall DVD chart. The stage production Touken Ranbu Jo-Den Mitsura-Boshi Katanagatari sold 23,089 copies to rank #68. The Deluxe Limited First Edition for the live-action film adaptation of Rina Yagami’s Ani ni Aisaresugite…

The Leader – An Original Web Anime About Karl Marx

The Leader – An Original Web Anime About Karl Marx

The Chinese streaming service bilibili announced on the Sina Weibo blogging site on Tuesday that it will stream an original anime series centering on The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital author and philosopher Karl Marx. Reports vary on the animation studio behind the work, dubbed The Leader in English. South China Morning Post states The Leader is being produced by animation studio Dongmantang and the Global Timeswrites the…

Mirai Anime Film Nominated for Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Mirai Anime Film Nominated for Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Mamoru Hosoda‘s newest film nominated in Best Animated Film category The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) announced its nominees for this year’s Florida Film Critics Circle Awards on Wednesday, and Mamoru Hosoda‘s Mirai anime film was nominated in the Best Animated Film category. The other films nominated in the category are Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.…

Rumspringa no Joukei Tops Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019 List

Rumspringa no Joukei Tops Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019 List

Readers may be familiar with Kono Manga ga Sugoi! and its sister list Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, two annual guidebooks that publish the cream of the crop for readers. There is a more content specific version though, known as Kono BL ga Yabai! The word yabai is doing a lot of work here. Typically, yabaihas negative connotations but it’s evolved colloquially to also mean…

Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul 2 Reveals Still, July 19 Opening

Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul 2 Reveals Still, July 19 Opening

The official website for the live-action films of Sui Ishida‘s Tokyo Ghoul manga revealed on Wednesday that the tentatively titled Tokyo Ghoul 2 film will open in Japan on July 19. The film’s staff also revealed a still of Masataka Kubota as Kaneki and Maika Yamamoto as Tōka. Kubota (center in image below) is returning as Ken Kaneki, but Yamamoto (left in image below) is replacing Fumika Shimizu as Tōka…

Egao no Daika TV Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video

Egao no Daika TV Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video

Egao no Daika premieres on January 4 The official website for Egao no Daika (The Price of Smiles), Tatsunoko Productions‘ original television anime to mark its 55th anniversary, began streaming the second promotional video for the series on Wednesday. The video features Chiho feat. majiko’s opening theme song “Egao no Kanata” (Beyond the Smiles). The series will premiere on WOWOW on January 4 at…

Mini Toji TV Anime’s New Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Mini Toji TV Anime’s New Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Anime premieres on January 5 The official website for Mini Toji, a television anime featuring mini versions of the characters from the previous Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime and Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, began streaming the series’ second promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the theme song “Kono Bangumi wa Ura Wakaki Kōmuin-tachi no Teikyō de…

Eromanga Sensei OVA’s Videos Preview 2nd Episode

Eromanga Sensei OVA’s Videos Preview 2nd Episode

2-episode OVA ships on January 16 Aniplex began streaming the second promotional video and 15- and 30-second versions of the third commercial for the Eromanga Sensei original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday. The videos preview the second episode, “Izumi Sagiri no First Kiss” (Sagiri Izumi’s First Kiss), and features the songs “adrenaline!!!” by TrySail and “Hitorigoto” by ClariS. (Note: the official videos streaming on Aniplex‘s YouTube channel…

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Anime Debuts With 1-Hour Special

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Anime Debuts With 1-Hour Special

The staff and cast for the television anime of author Kouhei Kadono and illustrator Kouji Ogata‘s Boogiepop and Others (Boogiepop wa Warawanai) light novel series revealed on Sunday that the anime will have a one-hour premiere special. The premiere special broadcast will air the first two episodes together. Boogiepop wa Warawanai will premiere on AT-X at 9:00 p.m. on January 4. It will then run on Tokyo…