Crayon Shin chan is a very popular series in Japan and has spawned a massive franchise which keeps the fans happy. Now fans will have more reason to be happy with the news that the upcoming Crayon Shin chan feature film, Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Serious Battle! Robot dad strikes back), will have the theme song provided by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
Kyary’s new song, ”Family Party” which releases on April 9th, will be used which is also her first original theme song in her career. The track is being produced by Yasutaka Nakata who has also handled production duties on her past singles and albums.
The third movie in the Madoka series, Rebellion, is currently the best performing anime movie released in Japan so the anticipation for the Blu-ray home release is very high.
Junichiro Taniguchi who is the animation director and character designer has started the excitement machine by releasing a sketch he’s done of magical girl, Mami.
Clearly he’s excited for the Blu-ray and can’t wait to catch it on the April 2nd release date!
Cult classic anime Patlabor is receiving the live action treatment in a series of movies.
The first movie, Patlabor The Next Generation Chapter 1, which covers episodes 0 & 1, recently released a new trailer.
How good is it looking? Not bad at all we think.
Here’s a trailer for a new tokusatsu movie, Jyosizu, which we featured the other day. Two reasons why we mentioned it, one, it’s tokusatsu and anyone who knows us knows we’re a fan of the tokusatsu, and two, the line up are badass kicking ladies.
Sort of like Power Rangers except they don’t play well in a team.
Initial D is a classic anime involving fast cars, rival car gangs and some pretty slick drifting down some tight turning roads. So it’s great news courtesy of Avex Entertainment who recently posted a 30 sec teaser trailer of the new movie coming out.
But it gets even better as they also announced that it’s the first movie in a planned trilogy. The anime film is called Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D: Legend 1-Kakusei (Awakening)- with a cryptic message on the poster that proclaims, ”Everything begins, everything ends. The gene for the races awakes.” The film isn’t due in Japan until August 23rd but enjoy the teaser below.
We’ve been waiting for this one for a while and now it’s here. It’s a new trailer for the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli favourite, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Even better though after finally getting a look at Kiki’s feline sidekick, Jiji, this new trailer sees Jiji talking!
Jiji looks and sounds fantastic and you can tell a bit of work has gone into bringing her to life. We can’t wait for this one, it’s looking pretty cute and worth a watch when it releases.
Japan is in for a treat with the announcement that a new tokusatsu film is in the works. The film is called Jyosizu which can be translated as “a girls team”, more or less. The film falls in to the comedy/action genre and involves 5 modern young ladies who form a Super Sentai team to take on the might of a tyrannical army force.
Manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto is in charge of the outfit design who previously did the original design for TV anime Mobile Fighter G Gundam, back in 1994. The 5 main actresses in the lead roles are Mina Fujii (Blue/Mika aota), Mirei Kiritani (Red/Naoko Akagi), Mitsuki Yamamoto (Navy/Sumire Konno), Kasumi Asumi (Green/Konoko Midoriyama) and Mitsuki Takahata (Yellow/Yuri Kikawada). The movie will make its premiere in Japan on June 7.
We posted some new info on the exciting live action movie, THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-, based on the cult classic anime, Patlabor.
The official site posted a handful of new images from the movie set which look amazing. Check out some images below and then head on over to the official site for more pics of the progress of the movie.
The first installment hits cinemas on April 5th and consist of episodes 0 and 1. May 31 sees the 2nd chapter, July 12 (chapter 3), chapter 4 launches on August 30th, October 18 (chapter 5), November 29 sees the 6th episode while finally, the final chapter 7 launches on January 10, 2015. The holiday period in Japan known as the Golden Week marks the premiere of the full length movie which runs for 100 minutes, sometime between the end of April and early May, 2015.
The teaser trailer
One thing that’s been missing from the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service, has been any mention on Kiki’s sidekick. That sidekick being her talking black cat, Jiji.
Recently an announcement was made announcing the voice actor who will bring the feline to life. Minako Kotobuki is a popular voice actress previously providing a character voice to K-ON! She’s also worked on Samurai Girls/Samurai Bride and Tiger & Bunny, just to name a couple.
The film doesn’t have long to go now with it’s premiere in Japan slated for March 1st. We’ll let you know how that goes, hopefully there’ll be a new trailer or more pics released. And speaking of pics, there’s a couple of new ones below with Jiji in the shot.
Until recently, the highest grossing anime movie at the Japanese box office was the K-ON! movie. This was recently surpassed the 3rd Madoka movie, “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion”. But just how well has it really done?
Well, since its premiere on October 26th until December 31st, 2013 the movie had raked in ¥2 billion! It also managed to break through the ¥1 billion mark in only 13 days which in itself is a remarkable feat. Due to the demand for the movie, it will now begin screening on an additional 46 screens which rounds out the total screens to 59 starting from January 11.
Lucky moviegoers on that day will be receiving a small bonus in the form of a clear file with artwork designed by Ume Aoki, the original art designer.