47 Illustrations for “One Piece Cruised All of 47 Prefectures” CDs Revealed

Avex's official website for the One Piece anime DVD series has opened a special page to promote the upcoming character song CD collection "One Piece Cruised All of 47 Prefectures" with their jacket illustrations. The character illustrations were also displayed at the Jump Festa 2015 event on last Saturday and Sunday.


In the first "One Piece Cruised All of 47 Prefectures" project, the characters from Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece were featured in 47 special newspapers ads reflecting local geography, specialty or cultural heritage of each prefecture. In this second project, each CD features a song made specifically for the prefecture and sung by the original anime voice cast.


The price for each CD is 1,000 yen, and by buying eight CDs, purchasers will be able to get the "Luffy

Character CD" for free. The 47 CD singles will be released on January 28, 2015, all at once. Check some

sample images below. And you can check all of the illustrations here by clicking the prefecture on the map.




Source: avex


© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation


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VIDEO: Preview for Voice Actress Unit YuiKaori’s Latest Song “A Message from Orion”

Following the short version PV for the title song of their upcoming 10th single "NEO SIGNALIFE" and its behind-the scenes video, the official website for popular anime voice actress idol unit YuiKaori has posted a preview video for the coupling song of the CD single, "Orion Kara no Message" (A Message from Orion). The highly anticipated single will be released in Japan on January 7, 2015.


As an anime voice actress for the next winter 2015 season, Yui Ogura is scheduled to play Maya Shimon in Seiken Tsukai no World Break and Sumika Izumino in Yuri Kuma Arashi, while no major voice works for Kaori Ishihara has yet been announced.



"Orion Kara no Message" preview






"NEO SIGNALIFE" PV behind the scenes


Limited edition CD jacket


Regular edition



Source: YuiKaori official website


© King Records


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VIDEO: Long PV for “Assassination Classroom” TV Anime Featuring OP/ED Theme Songs

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga today updated with a new key visual and a two-minute promotional video featuring the OP song "Seishun Satsubatsu Ron" by Sannen E-gumi Uta-tan and ED song "Hello, shooting-star" by moumoon. The PV was first screened at the Jump Festa 2015 event on last Saturday and Sunday.


Sannen E-gumi Uta-tan (Class 3-E Song Unit) is a unit formed by the five voice cast of the anime: Mai Fuchigami (Nagisa Shiota), Aya Suzaki (Kaede Kayano), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Karma Akabane), Ryota Ohsaka (Yuuma Isogai), and Shintaro Asanuma (Hiroto Maehara). The CD singe of the OP song will be released in Japan on February 18.


moumoon is a two-member unit who is known for their 12th single "Wild Child" (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal 3rd ED)

among the anime fans. The CD single of the ED song "Hello shooting-star" will be available on February 25.


The TV anime Assassination Classroom will premiere on Fuji TV at 25: 20 on January 9, 2015, then

subsequently on other 9 stations across Japan.




Long PV



New key visual



Photos from Jump Festa 2015
















via: "Assassination Classroom" TV anime official Twitter


(C) Yusei Matsui/Shueisha, Anime "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu" production Committee


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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Subtitled Trailer Unveils American Release

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Teaser Site for “Boruto -Naruto The Movie-” Launches for August 2015 Release

A teaser site for the upcoming anime film Boruto -Naruto The Movie- launches today for an August 2015 release in Japan. While not much information revealed on the site, as the title suggests, the film features Boruto, the oldest son of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga, who first appeared in the 700th episode of Masashi Kishimoto's original manga. According to the Naruto movie official site, the title is tentative.


The film is part of Naruto Shinjidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) which includes the upcoming stage play, art exhibition, and a sequel manga mini-series for next year.



Boruto is also featured in the latest Shonen Jump released today in Japan


via: Naruto Movie official Twitter



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Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Site Opens With Manga Excerpt

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Discotek Announces “Yowapeda” and “Lupin the 3rd Jigen’s Gravestone” Licenses

Since October, anime distributor Discotek has been teasing big news on a sports license. This weekend, that news dropped. Yowamushi Pedal series 1 and series 2 Grande Road will be released on home video English subtitles.




Along with this, they announced plans to released Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and Blu Ray. This will be their first title to have a brand new English dub, included along with Japanese with English subtitles.

Takeshi Koike (Redline, Animatrix - World Record, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine character design) helmed the movie released in Japan this year.



Older titles also licensed this year include

1994 six episode OVA Iria: Zeiram the Animation

This will have improved video quality. It will have the English dub and Japanese with English subs.


Toei 's 1975 Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid

It will include the Japanese with English subtitles and the English dub


Go Nagai World.

First release in the US! It will have Japanese language with English subtitles.



In addition to these 2015 plans, Discotek adds

We still have 5 big titles to announce at a later date. Probably in January. We will be very busy in 2015. Thanks to all of the Discotek fans for all your support this year and happy holidays and happy new year!


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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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Game’s Jump Festa Trailer English-Dubbed

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