Wolf Girl & Black Prince Manga Gets An Anime Take

Friday, 18 April, 2014

Wolf Girl & Black PrinceYou know the saying bad decisions make great stories? That’s what happened to in Erika Shinohara in Wolf Girl & Black Prince (オオカミ少女と黒王子). Hatta Ayuko’s (八田鮎子) hit shoujo manga is getting an anime adaptation on the girl who cried wolf and the consequences she’s paying.

16-year-old Erika Shinohara has boldly claimed that she has a boyfriend. She boasts to-envy-for love stories about her and her boyfriend to her friends when in fact she never had a single boyfriend in her 16 years of existence. Keep Reading

Ao Haru Ride Adds Anime And Live-Action Adaptation To Series Franchise

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Ao Haru RideIo Sakisaka’s (咲坂伊緒) famous shoujo manga, Ao Haru Ride (アオハライド), is getting not one but two awesome adaptations scheduled for the year 2014! What began as a manga published in Bessatsu Margaret (別冊マーガレット) in the year 2011 will have an anime version scheduled for release on July 2014 while a live-action film is set for December of the same year.

Ao Haru Rides revolves around high school girl Yoshioka Futaba’s (吉岡 双葉) life. Keep Reading

Hi-Chew Chewy Candy Gets Into Haikyu!!

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Hi ChewHere’s another food item that you just might want to preserve for all eternity… or maybe just eat the contents and keep the wrapping for life. Morinaga & Company (森永製菓株式会社), makers of the world famous DARS chocolate, brings you yet another manga tie-in promotional confection featuring the characters of Haikyu!! (ハイキュー!!) and their very chewy candy, Hi-Chew (ハイチュウ).

This result of a clever combination of word plays was first announced on April 9, 2014 in the official Haikyu!! Keep Reading

Brand New Sailor Moon Musical To Watch Out For This Summer

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Sailor MoonHere’s a little something for all you Moonies out there who are waiting patiently and endlessly for the new Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン,) series to come out. Fresh off the Sailor Moon Musical (セーラームーン・ミュージカル) racks is a brand new Sailor Moon musical which will be released this Summer. This musical will be the second musical made after the the recent SailorMyu (セラミュー) offering, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -La Reconquista- (美少女戦士セーラームーン-La Reconquista-).

In La Reconquista, the story is based on the first season of the Sailor Moon series but some changes were present. Keep Reading

Shingeki No Kyojin Art Exhibit Planned For 2014

Saturday, 12 April, 2014

Shingeki No Kyojin ExhibitOn April 4, 2014, it was officially announced via PR Times Japan that a Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人) art exhibit will be held at the Ueno Royal Museum. The exhibit will feature Shingeki no Kyojin creator Hajime Isayama’s (諫山 創) original works.

The Shingeki no Kyojin art exhibit will make use of the entire museum and a full program is currently being worked on so if you’re a Shingeki no Kyojin fan, expect something big! Keep Reading

Yowamushi Pedal Encourages You To Drink Up With Pocari Sweat

Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Yowapeda Pocari SweatThe more you get thirsty, the more you get strong. This is how we quench our thirst!

Wataru Watanabe’s (渡辺 航) cycling-themed manga/anime franchise, Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル), has teamed up with Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat (ポカリスエット) for a tie-in promotion for this month.

Posters bearing the six main cyclists of YowaPeda holding a bottle of Pocari Sweat in their hands, namely Sakamichi Onoda (小野田 坂道), Makishima Yusuke (巻島 裕介), Tadokoro Jin (田所 迅), Manami Sangaku (真波 山岳), Toudou Jinpachi (東堂 尽八), and Arakita Yasutomo (荒北 靖友), will be appearing in various train stations in Japan as well as insides of the Seibu Line and Izu Hakone Line trains. Keep Reading

Kantai Collection Offers Wedding Rings For Sale

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

Kancolle Wedding RingGuess who’s going to marry another video game character? Kantai Collection (艦隊これくしょん) players now have the chance to marry their characters once the girls hit level 99. And of course, what’s a wedding without a wedding ring and a marriage certificate?

The “Papers and Ring” item comes free when a quest is completed. If you have a whole harem to tend to, additional rings will set you back 700 yen each which can be found in the item shop. Keep Reading