Ninja War Sakura, Kakashi Join Naruto SUN Storm Revolution Game

PS3/360/PC game ships in September with event anime
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2014 Naruto Movie Titled ‘The Last,’ Slated for December 6

Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto conceives, designs, supervises 1st film in 2 years
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VIDEO: “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” Theme Song PV by ONE OK ROCK

Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for their latest song "Mighty Long Fall" on its official YouTube channel. It is used as the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. The song will be included in their double A-side 9th single "Mighty Long Fall/Decision" to be released in Japan on July 30. The band previously played "The Beginning," the theme song for the first live-action film in 2012.


Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno hits Japanese theaters on August 1, then the second part Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will successively follow on September 13.



"Mighty Long Fall" PV






5-minute digest for the Kyoto arc



The third poster



via: Natalie


© AMUSE Inc.

© Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

© 2014 "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika/Densetsu no Saigo" Production Committee

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Haruka Ayase to Star in Live-Action TV Drama Adaptation of “Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.” Manga

It is officially announced today that Mari Fujimura's love story manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (I take a day off from my company) gets a live-action TV drama adaptation this October. 29-year-old popular actress Haruka Ayase will play the protagonist character Hanae Aoishi, 33-year-old clerical worker who has been too shy to date with men and has never had a boyfriend in her entire life. On her 33rd birthday, she drinks with Yuuto Tanokura, 21-year-old university student who is working part time at her company, then finds herself with him in a bed of a hotel next morning. Having no memory of losing her virginity, she starts dating with him who is 12 years old younger.


The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Cocohana since its January 2012 issue and now six tankobon volumes are available in Japan. Nihon TV will air the TV drama at 10:00 pm on every Wednesday this October. Haruka Ayase made her actress debut in the 2001 TV drama adaptation of

Kindaichi Case Files starring Jun Matsumoto (Arashi), then was highly-praised for her portrayal as Hotaru

Amemiya in the live-action TV drama/film adaptations of Satoru Hiura's josei manga Hotaru no Hikari

produced from 2007 to 2012.



Haruka Ayase © HoriPro Inc.



Manga volume 1 & 2 covers © Mari Fujimura/Shueisha



via: Comic Natalie


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Kyō wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series

Haruka Ayase stars in love story about office worker in her 30s
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Studio Ghibli’s Latest Film “Marnie” Earns Less Than Half of “Arrietty” in 1st Weekend

Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by 41-year-old Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) with 285,200 ticket sales in its first weekend. It took third place in the weekend box office following Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in 1st and Maleficent in 2nd. The result was only 42% of his first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty, which made about 900,000,000 yen with 680,000 tickets in its opening weekend on July 17-18, 2010, in 447 screens.


For the past couple of weeks, it has been strongly rumored that Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli's producer and co-founder, is now seriously considering the closure of the anime production division of the internationally acclaimed studio, after the retirement of his long-time colleague Hayao Miyazaki. In the

latest episode of his "Ghibli Asemamire" podcast posted on June 27 before the release of the film, he

actually said that the future of Ghibli depended on the results (both box office and critics) of When Marnie

Was There.



"When Marnie Was There" Japanese trailer



Source: Mantan Web


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Chi’s Sweet Home, Pac-Man, Space Invader Decals Featured in MacBook Air Ad

Apple's latest MacBook Air television ad has some familiar cameos. The commercial quickly runs through various decals on the back of the laptop, but if...
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Frozen Home Video Tops Evangelion, Spirited Away’s All-Time Records With 1.5 Million in Japan

1st title to sell 1 million Blu-rays or DVDs in 1 week in Japan since 2002's Spirited Away
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Persona Q 3DS Game Slated for November 25
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VIDEO: Summer TV Anime “Rail Wars!” ED Song PV by ZAQ

Following the OP song "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara" (Beating by the headwind) by Minori Chihara, Lantis has posted a short version promotional video for 26-year-old singer-songwriter ZAQ's 6th single "OVERDRIVER," which is now featured as the ED song for a summer 2014 TV anime Rail Wars!. You can check some photos from the PV shooting on her blog's July 4th post. According to her, the silver costume in the third photo was made of origami paper. The CD single "OVERDRIVER" will be released in Japan on August 20.


The TV anime Rail Wars! is now available to Crunchyroll audience in North America.





"Rail Wars!" Blu-ray/DVD CM


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