VIDEO: Short PV for “Hyperdimension Neptunia VII” OP Song by nao

5pb Records has posted a 30-second short PV for 30-year-old singer nao's upcoming 8th single "Soutaisei Vision" (Relativity Vision) on its official YouTube channel. It is featured as the OP song for Compile Heart's new PS4 game Hyperdimension Neptunia VII to be released in Japan on April 23.


For the Neptunia franchise, she previously provided:


-2nd single "Ryuusei no Bifrost" for the 2010 PS3 game Hyperdimension Neptunia

-4th single "Kami Jigen! Fortune Material" for the 2012 PS3 game Hyperdimension Neptunia V

-5th single "Dimension tripper!!!!" for the 2013 TV anime

-6th single "Miracle! Portable☆Mission" for the 2013 PS Vita game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1

-7th single "Kirihirake! Roleplay☆Star Girl" for the 2014 PS Vita game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 SISTERS GENERATION.


Her 8th single will be released on Match 25.



"Soutaisei Vision" PV


Regular edition CD jacket


nao artist photo



"Hyperdimension Neptunia VII" OP movie


Game key visual



©2015 5pb.


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Khara, Dwango’s Animator Expo Season 2 Promo Streamed

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VIDEO: “Sound! Euphonium” TV Anime Premiere Set for April 7

Kyoto Animation today updated the official website for its upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda's high school music club themed novel Hibike! Euphonium/Sound! Euphonium, with a new 30-second CM, premiere schedule, and a new key visual featuring the four main girls holding their instruments.


New CM



Premiere schedule:

April 7: Tokyo MX (24:30~), Sun TV (24:30~), KBS Kyoto (24:30~), TV Aichi (25:30~)

April 8: BS11 (24:00~)

April 10: AT-X (23:00~)



New key visual



It is also announced that an advance screening event for the first episode will be held at Movix Kyoto

in Kyoto-city on March 28, with the three voice cast: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Kumiko Oumae), Ayaka Asai

(Hazuki Kato), Chika Anzai (Reina Kousaka), and the director Tatsuya Ishihara. The 1,500-yen tickets

go on sale today on



Main voice cast:

Kumiko Oumae (euphonium): Tomoyo Kurosawa (Otome Arisugawa in Aikatsu!)

Hazuki Kato (tuba): Ayaka Asai (Mio Naruse in The Testament of Sister New Devil)

Sapphire Kawashima (contrabass): Moe Toyota (Fumi Kujo in Jinsei)

Reina Kousaka (trumpet): Chika Anzai (Chaika Trabant in Chaika - The Coffin Princess)

Asuka Tanaka (euphonium): Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki in K-ON!)

Haruka Ogasawara (baritone sax): Saori Hayami (Ayase Aragaki in Oreimo)

Kaori Nakaseko (trumpet): Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato in the Haruhi Suzumiya series)

Shuichi Tsukamoto (trombone): Haruki Ishiya (Cat Sith in Sword Art Online II)

Noboru Taki (orchestra club consultant teacher): Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass)



Main staff:

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

Series Composition: Jukki Hanada

Series Director: Naoko Yamada

Character Designer: Shouko Ikeda

Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao

Color Designer: Akiyo Takeda

Background: Mutsuo Shinohara

Musical Instrument Design: Hiroyuki Takahashi

Music: Akito Matsuda

Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka


OP song "Dream Solister": TRUE

ED song "Tutti!": Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, Chika Anzai



Source: "Hibike! Euphonium" TV anime official website


© Ayano Takeda, Takarajimasha/"Hibike!" Production Committee


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Terraformars 3DS Game’s Original Terraformar Types Previewed in VIdeo

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VIDEO: “The Prince of Tennis” Musical Latest Performance in Taiwan

The official YouTube channel for the musical adaptations of Takeshi Konomi's The Prince of Tennis manga series, Tennimu for short, today posted a video report of its latest third season "Seigaku vs Fudomine" performance in Taiwan. It was held at Taipei Family Theater from February 28-March 1. The musical will be also performed at Jockey Club Auditorium in Hong Kong this weekend, March 7 and 8. 



Video report from Taiwan



Taiwan poster visual



Preview performance in Tokyo



The tour schedule for the third season


February 28-March 1

 Taiwan: Taipei Family Theater

March 7-8 

 Hong Kong: Jockey Club Auditorium

March 20-30

  Tokyo: Nihon Seinenkan Hall

April 3-5

  Fukuoka: Canal City Theater

April 11-12

  Sendai: Natori-city Culture Center Hall

April 16-19

  Aichi: Kariya-city Cultural Center Hall

April 23-May 3

  Osaka: Osaka Mielparque Hall

May 9-17

  Tokyo: Tokyo Dome City Hall





CM for the third season "Seigaku vs Fudomine"


Source: "Musical The Prince of Tennis" offiicla website


© Takeshi Konomi/Shueisha, NAS, The New Prince of Tennis Project

© Takeshi Konomi/Shueisha, Tennimu Production Committee


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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND Heads West This Summer

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Latest “Nisekoi” Cast Addition Accompanies Premiere Date

Next week's issue of the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump is set to announce that Manami Numakura will be voicing Paula McCoy in the second season of the anime adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi. She joins other new case members Ayane Sakura as Haru Onodera and Kotori Koiwai as Fuu-chan.


Also announced, the Japanese season premiere is set for April 10th.



via Anime News Network


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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Houston’s Anime Matsuri to Host Patema Inverted Director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Singer Anna Tsuchiya

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English Dub Cast for Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There” Announced

On  February 27th, New York International Children's Film Festival opened with the North American premiere of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There at the Director's Guild of America Theatre. An encore will be presented March 7th at New York's SVA Theatre.

Now, along with news that the English dub cast will feature Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine O’Hara join Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres and Raini Roodriguez, North American distributor GKids has announced that the movie will be released May 22 in New York and Los Angeles, with expansion to all major markets in the following weeks.




Summer 2014' s When Marnie Was There was directed by Secret World of Arrietty's Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The movie adapted Joan G. Robinson's novel, illustrated by Paddington Bear's Peggy Fortnum, about a girl who moves with her older foster parentw to coastal Norfolk, where the lonely girl forms her first friendship with the ghostly title character. Ghibli's version moves the story to Japan's northernmost main island, Hokkaido and features the story of modern adolescent.


It was first the first Studio Ghibli movie made without the direct involvement of co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and, barring new productions in the future, Ghibli's final feature.



via Deadline


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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