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Shinjuku Shows Dragon Quest Promo

Here’s another cool promo from Japan for the launch of the latest Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest Heroes.

bubble wrap slimes

In a joint collaboration between Square Enix and Sony, an entire wall at the Marunouchi Line at Shinjuku train station, has been covered in 100,000 bubble wrap Slimes from the game.

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The wall is in the Tokyo Metro part of the station and commuters are actively encouraged to pop the bubbles on the wall during their daily commute.

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The official site keeps count on how many are left and there are also some cool wallpaper downloads as well. The campaign started on February 23rd and runs through to March 1st, 2015. Dragon Quest Heroes launches today in Japan for the PS4.

Weekly anime top 10 music chart 10 June 3 -June 9

Time to have a look at the anime music charts from Tower Records, Shinjuku for this 23rd week of 2013. Taking out the top spot this time is the track, Take Your Way, from Fukase. The track stars as the OP theme for DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION and hit Japan on June 5th. The anime revolves around the massively popular DS title, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2.

Weekly Top 10 June 3-9, 2013

1 (new). “Take Your Way”

livetune adding Fukase (DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION OP)

2 (new). “RAYVE”

RAY (1st album)

“As for me” short PV (a new song for the album)

3 (new). “Owaranai Uta”

Yoko Hikasa (2nd single/Hal theme song)

4 (new). “Enjoy☆Full”

Nobuhiko Okamoto (voice actor/2nd album)

TV CM

5 (new). “YURUYURI♪1st.Series Best Album Yuruyurhythm♪”

 

6 (new). “Kotonoha”

Piko (7th single/Katanagatari noitamina ver. ED)

 TV CM

7 (3). “Warai no Kamisama ga Oritekita!”

Hyadain (7th single/Waragamisama wa Totsuzenni… theme song)

 

8 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Cecil Aijima”

Cecil Aijima (CV: Kosuke Toriumi)

 

9. “Mirai Scope”

marble (4th album)

  TV CM

10 (7). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart 10 May 27-June 2

Let’s have a look again at the anime music charts from Tower Records, Shinjuku. This is where we see how those catchy tunes that are used in animes are charting. Does your favourite artist have an anime track in the top 10 this week?

Weekly Top 10 May 27-June 2, 2013

1 (new). “Kimi∽Tsunagu/Eikyu Yori Towa ni”

marina (1st major solo single/PC game Shojo Shin’iki∽Shojo Tengoku: The Garden of Fifth Zoa OP&ED)

  “Kimi∽Tsunagu” PV

2 (new). “Phenogram”

Ayane (17th single/Xbox 360・PS3 game Steins;Gate Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram OP)

 TV CM

3 (new). “Warai no Kamisama ga Oritekita!”

Hyadain (7th single/Waragamisama wa Totsuzenni… theme song)

4 (new) “Rakuen no Hologram”

Kanako Ito (23rd single/Xbox 360・PS3 game Steins;Gate Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram ED)

 TV CM

5 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Natsuki Shinomiya”

Natsuki Shinomiya (CV: Kisho Taniyama)

 

6 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 02”

Eriko Nakamura, Miku Itou, Momo Asakura, Kotori Koiwai, Azusa Tadokoro

 “Precious Grain” by Shizuka Mogami (CV: Azusa Tadokoro)

7 (4). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)

 

8 (new). “Tondemo Mirai Kusozu”

sasakure.UK (3rd album)

9. “Saint Young Men Original Soundtrack”

Keiichi Suzuki/Ryomei Shirai

 

10 (5). “Akibaranger Season Two!/Super Sentai ☆ Hikounin Oenka”

Haruko Momoi & Nobuo Akagi (Akibaranger Season Two! OP&ED)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart May 20 – May 26

Tower Records have released the weekly look at the anime music charts Top 10. Let’s have a peek at how your favourite anime’s are doing and seeing how their OP, ED’s and everything else are doing.

In this 21st week for the year, the top spot has been taken out by four member band, nano. Their 11th single release, Sankaku EP, which features two tracks on it called “Star Chart” and “Tsuki Hana” which are both being used in the anime, The Devil Is a Part Timer!/Hataraku Maou-sama!. Coming a very close second is voice actress, Aki Toyosaki, with her 8th single release, Flip Flop.

Weekly Top 10 May 20-26, 2013

1 (new). “Sankaku ep”

nano.RIPE (11th single/Hataraku Maou-sama! ED)

 “Tsumabiku Hitori” PV (3rd song in the CD)

2 (new). “Flip Flop”

Aki Toyosaki (8th single)

 

3 (new). “Mirai Scope”

marble (4th album)

TV CM

4 (1). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)

 TV CM

5 (new). “Akibaranger Season Two!/Super Sentai ☆ Hikounin Oenka”

Haruko Momoi & Nobuo Akagi (Akibaranger Season Two! OP&ED)

 

6 (new).”THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 018 Nana Abe”

Nana Abe(CV: Marie Miyake)

“The Idolm@ster” ad trucks in Akihabara

7 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 020 Sachiko Koshimizu”

Sachiko Koshimizu (CV: Ayana Taketatsu)

 

8 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Ren Jinguji”

Ren Jinguji (CV: Junichi Suwabe)

 

9 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 019 Minami Nitta”

Minami Nitta (CV: Aya Suzaki)

 

10 (new). “Aku no Hana”

Uchuujin (Aku no Hana/Flowers of Evil song)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart May 13 – May 19

Let’s have  a peek at the anime music charts top 10 thanks to Tower Records in Shinjuku. This is where we like to take a look and see what’s happening in the world of anime music charts.

This week, taking the top spot out was the track “Preserved Roses” from T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki which also marks their first outing together and was released in Japan on May 15. The song features in the anime, Valvrave the Liberator, where it serves as the OP.

Weekly Top 10 May 13-19, 2013

1 (new). “Preserved Roses”

T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)

 TV CM

2 (new). “Kagami no Dual-ism/100% Cider Girl”

petit milady (Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu)

(1st single/Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II 2nd OP)

“100% Cider Girl” short PV

3 (new). “Grow Slowly”

Yuka Iguchi (2nd single/A Certain Scientific Railgun S ED)

Short PV

4 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Otoya Ittoki”

Otoya Ittoki (CV: Takuma Terashima)

 

5 (1). “sister’s noise”

flipSide (6th single/A Certain Scientific Railgun S OP)

6 (6). “Saint Young Men Original Soundtrack”

Keiichi Suzuki/Ryomei Shirai

 

7 (2). “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai”

Yoko Hikasa (1st solo single/Attack on Titan ED)

8 (3). “Baby Sweet Berry Love”

Yui Ogura (2nd single/HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat – ED)

9 (10). “Space Battleship Yamato”

Project Yamato 2199 (Space Battle ship Yamato 2199 OP)

 

10 (4). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Masato Hijirikawa”

Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)

Weekly anime top 10 music chart May 6 – May 12

Tower Records, Shinjuku have just released their updated list for the weekly anime top 10 music charts. Topping the charts this week is “sister’s noise” from fripSide making this their 6th single. The song is currently featuring as the OP for hit anime, A Certain Scientific Railgun S. This marks the group’s first single to reach the coveted top spot as the highest they reached before was 3rd with “only my railgun” back in 2009 when they debuted a new singer.

Meanwhile, Attack of Titan’s ED theme, “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai”, performed by Yoko Hikasa, a popular voice actor, snagged the 2nd spot but it was a very narrow margin.

Weekly Top 10

1 (new). “sister’s noise”

flipSide (6th single/A Certain Scientific Railgun S OP)

Short PV

2 (new). “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai”

Yoko Hikasa (1st solo single/Attack on Titan ED)

3 (new). “Baby Sweet Berry Love”

Yui Ogura (2nd single/HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat – ED)

4 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Masato Hijirikawa”

Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)

 

5 (new). “Run Real Run”

May’n (7th single/TV drama Real Onigokko The Origin theme song)

6 (new). “Saint Young Men Original Soundtrack”

Keiichi Suzuki/Ryomei Shirai

Movie trailer

7 (new). “Color”

AiRI (2nd album)

 

8 (5). “Maji Love 2000%”

ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% OP)

 

9 (4).”THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01 ‘Thank You!'” 

765 MILLIONSTARS

 

10 (2). “Space Battleship Yamato”

Project Yamato 2199 (Space Battle ship Yamato 2199 OP)

Dragon Quest Slime candy at Square Enix HQ

A new tasty treat has popped up recently in the Square Enix shop in Shinjuku. The memorable Slimes from the Dragon Quest game can now be purchased in a bottle as delicious snack for the sweet tooth out there.

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The bottle itself is also shaped like a Giant Slime from the popular series.

The bottle will contain eight pieces of candy and will sell for ¥890 while refills will be sold separately for ¥500. If you’re in town, or will be soon, head to SE HQ at Higashi-Shinjuku in Tokyo.

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Weekly anime top 10 April 29-May 5

Time for another change in name for a regular spot just to make it less confusing and easier to see what the topic is by the subject heading.

Ok, thanks to Tower Records in Shinjuku, we can show you the latest happenings from the music charts as they pertain to the anime weekly music charts. “GENESIS ARIA” has hit the ground running after being released in Japan on May 1st. The track is the 12th single from popular voice actor group, Sphere. The song features in the anime  Arata: The Legend which is a Spring favourite for 2013.

Weekly Top 10 (April 29-May 5, 2013)

1 (new). “GENESIS ARIA”

Sphere (12th single/Arata: The Legend OP)

sphere

 

2 (new). “Space Battleship Yamato”

Project Yamato 2199 (Space Battle ship Yamato 2199 OP)

 

3 (new). “Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Syo Kurusu”

Syo Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono)

 

4 (2).”THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01 ‘Thank You!'” 

765 MILLIONSTARS

5 (1). “Maji Love 2000%”

ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% OP)

 

6. “reunion”

ClariS (7th single/Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. OP)

 

7 (7). “ZERO” 

angela (6th album)

TV CM

8. “Consolation”

Kalafina (4th album)

 

9. “Sayonara tte iu”

Chiaki Ishikawa (10th single/Majestic Prince ED)

10. “Watashi wa Souzou suru”

Natsumi Kon (1st single/Majestic Prince OP)

Source: Crunchyroll

Tower Records Weekly Anime Song Top 10 April 22-28

Time for a look at the world of anime music according to the top 10 charts kept by Tower Records in Shinjuku. This week, the number one song is also a track from a hugely popular anime. That anime being  Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000%, a popular Spring anime, the track is called “Maji Love 2000%,” as performed by ST☆RISH.

ST☆RISH are actually a 7 member ensemble made up of seven voice actors that are also performing in the anime. The members are Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Kisho Taniyama, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Hiro Shimono, and Kousuke Toriumi. ST☆RISH also released another single on April 23rd which saw it land on the number 3 position for the Oricon music charts. This 2nd single pushed through 50,845 units alone in its first week of release. That’s more than 3 times the amount of “Future Fantastic” from Yukari Tamura.

Weekly Top 10 (April 22-28, 2013)

1 (new). “Maji Love 2000%”

ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% OP)

ST☆RISH

 

2 (new). “THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 01 ‘Thank You!'”

765 MILLIONSTARS

3 (new). “Nanatsunoumi Yori Kimi no Umi”

Sumire Uesaka (1st single/Muromi-san OP)

4 (new). “Kono Sekai wa Bokura o Matte Ita”

Minori Chihara (17th single/Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet OP)

5 (new). “ZERO!!”

Minami Kuribayashi (29th single/Hataraku Maou-sama! OP)

 

6 (new). “THE LIGHTNING CELEBRATION”

StylipS (1st best album)

 

7 (new). “ZERO”

angela (6th album)

TV CM

8 (new). “Koi wa Konton no Reichi”

Ushiro Kara Hai Yori Tai G (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OP)

 

 

9 (new). “Itsumo Kono Basho de”

Ayane (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu theme song)

Movie trailer

10 (new). “Re:Set”

Zwei (3rd album)