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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 24 - 30 Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles *1. 44,279 *44,279 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11 *2. 23,892 *32,840 Hidan no Aria Vol.21 *3. 17,582 222,681 Sword Art Online Vol.16 *4. 12,732 *12,732 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.7 *5. 12,027 *33,871 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou *6. 11,514 *11,514 The New Gate Vol.5 *7. 11,007 *32,536 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4 *8. 10,863 162,490 Mahouka Koukou no Rettouse...

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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

Here are the weekly manga rankings for August 24 - 30 Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles *1. 143,036 *,143,036 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.13 *2. 126,595 *,432,513 Terra Formars Vol.14 *3. 115,085 *,241,723 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.25 *4. 110,000 *,208,220 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.19 *5. 100,565 *,455,993 Detective Conan Vol.87 *6. *93,573 1,566,702 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17 *7. *76,481 *,634,879 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 *8. *67,802 *,*67,802 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Ban...

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10th Anniversary Reunion Single of Seiyuu Unit Aice⁵ Revealed

Evil Line Records has revealed details of a new single by seiyuu unit Aice⁵ to commemorate the group's 10th anniversary. The quintet, which was active between 2005 and 2007, was originally formed by Yui Horie and is composed of herself, Akemi Kanda, Chiaki Takahashi, Masumi Asano, and Madoka Kimura. The single, "Be with you," will be released on September 30, 2015. Horie had recruited the other members of Aice⁵ herself based on her previous working relationships with them. The group went on to...

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North American Anime & Manga Releases for September

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for September Week 1: September 1 - 7 Anime Releases Argevollen Collection 1 DVD Argevollen Collection 1 Blu-ray K-On! Collection Blu-ray My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Collection Blu-ray One Piece Season 7 Part 2 Robot Carnival Sketchbook: Full Color's Complete Collection Manga Releases Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus Vol.6 Dragon Ball 3-in-1 Edition Vol.10 (incl. Vol.28, 29 & 30) Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Vol.22 Kiss of the Rose Princ...

TV Anime 'Sekkou Boys' Announced for Winter 2016

An official site has opened and revealed that a TV anime titled Sekkou Boys will premiere in Winter 2016. Kadokawa will feature the series at its booth at the 80th Tokyo International Gift Show Autumn 2015, which opens tomorrow. Toy design company Zarigani Works and art supplies manufacturer Holbein Art Materials will also take part in the production committee. In the anime, four gypsum images with quirky personalities are part of an idol unit produced by a rookie female manager. The four membe...

Japan's Weekly CD Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

Here are the weekly CD rankings for August 24th - 30th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles CD Single *1. 1,277,761 1,277,761 AKB48 "Halloween Night" *2. *,*39,968 *,*39,968 UVERworld "I LOVE THE WORLD" *4. *,*23,595 *,*23,595 Charlotte OP "Bravely You" by Lia and ED "Yakeochinai Tsubasa" by Aoi Tada (incl. in "Bravely You / Yakeochinai Tsubasa") *5. *,*20,760 *,*20,760 Jitsu wa Watashi wa OP "Himitsu wo Choudai" by Ars Magna 10. *,*13,369 *,*13,369 Denpa Kyoushi (TV)...

'Garo: Guren no Tsuki' Staff and Cast Announced

The official website of Garo: Guren no Tsuki has revealed the production staff and cast of the TV anime. It also features a new key visual drawn by Masakazu Katsura. The series will premiere on October 10 and air over two cours. Guren no Tsuki is the second anime adaptation of the Garo live-action tokusatsu franchise, after Garo: Honoo no Kokuin in Fall 2014. It was announced in November 2014, and the title was finally revealed last month. The new series is set in Japan during the Heian period....

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for August 24th - 30th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Blu-ray *1. 22,775 22,775 Shinseiki Evangelion Blu-ray Box *2. 13,016 13,016 Shirobako Vol.8 Limited Edition *3. 12,724 12,724 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.4 Limited Edition *4. 10,908 10,908 Kantai Collection Vol.6 Limited Edition *5. *8,908 *8,908 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Vol.3 Limited Edition *6. *6,709 *6,709 JoJo's Bizarre...

Seiyuu Maaya Uchida Schedules First CD Album for December 2015

The official artist website of seiyuu Maaya Uchida has announced that her first CD album will be released on December 2, 2015. The yet-to-be-titled album will contain songs from her first three singles and additional new songs. It will also bundle Blu-ray/DVD discs and a mini photo book. Uchida made her debut as a solo musical artist under Pony Canyon in April 2014 with "Soushou Innocence," which is used as the opening theme song of Akuma no Riddle. She has also performed in character songs for...

TV Anime 'Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends' Announced for 2016

Mobile game developer Cygames has opened an official website for a TV anime titled Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends, scheduled for 2016. It is an adaptation of a popular event, Manaria Mahou Gakuin (Manaria Magic Academy), within the Shingeki no Bahamut social game. According to Nobuhiro Takenaka, an official with Cygames' anime business department, Manaria Friends is unrelated to the previously announced sequel of Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis. Cygames' had formed an anime business departme...

Manga 'Shounen Maid' to Receive Anime Adaptation

The official Twitter account of Comics B's-LOG has announced that Ototachibana's manga Shounen Maid will receive an anime adaptation. More details will be revealed in a later issue of the magazine. Shounen Maid is written and illustrated by Ototachibana and was serialized in the fourth issue of Comics B's-LOG in 2008. There are currently eight volumes published. Synopsis Chihiro is left homeless with supposedly no relatives after his mom died. As he worries about what to do next, his uncle sho...

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PV Collection for August 24 - 30

Here is a collection of promotional videos (PVs), TV ads (CMs), and trailers for the last week. This thread excludes videos that have already been featured in an article. Please check the News Board, under the Preview tag, for articles that feature a promotional video. Last week's PV thread can be found here. Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman | OVA | Trailer Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman is a crossover between the Cyborg 009 and Devilman franchises. The film will feature the main characters from each franchis...

Production Staff of 'Drifters' Anime Adaptation Announced

The October issue of Young King OURs magazine, released on August 29, has revealed the staff of the upcoming anime adaptation of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga. Director: Kenichi Suzuki (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)) Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata (Tokyo ESP) Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate) Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ryouji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) Art Director: Kenichi Tatefuji (Shinryaku! Ika Musume) Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka The announceme...

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'Classroom☆Crisis' to Include Bundled Special

It was announced via the official site that the third Blu-ray and DVD volume of Classroom☆Crisis will bundle a special episode. The third volume will be released on December 23. Fumiaki Maruto, the original creator of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, will be in charge of the script. Classroom☆Crisis is a mixed media project created by Ryohgo Narita, with character designs by Hiro Kanzaki (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai). The project includes a manga, light novel, and the on-going TV a...

'Dimension W' Cast Announced

The official website for sci-fi anime Dimension W has announced cast members for the upcoming TV anime. In addition to the cast, the site also announced that the anime will be broadcast in January 2016. Cast Kyouma Mabuchi: Daisuke Ono (Barakamon) Mira Yurisaki: Reina Ueda (Jitsu wa Watashi wa) Albert Schumann: Akira Ishida (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) Elizabeth Greenhough-Smith: Eri Suzuki (Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (TV)) Marie: Kimiko Saito An anime adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's manga Dimensio...

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Aug 16 - 22

Graphic books best seller list (Manga, Light Novel, and OEL) for August 16th - 22nd *1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.2 *2. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol.3 *3. Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls Vol.7 *4. Naruto Vol.71 *5. Citrus Vol.3 *6. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1 *7. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Vol.7 *8. My Hero Academia Vol.1 *9. One Piece Vol.75 10. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood Vol.3 Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List Previous related news: North Am...

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TV Anime 'Anitore! EX' to Premiere in Fall 2015

An official website has opened for a TV anime titled Anitore! EX, which will air in Fall 2015. The series will be produced by Rising Force. The cast will be announced at a later date. Staff Director: Atsushi Nigorikawa (Naruto) Character Design: Shuuhei Yamamoto (Strike Witches 2) Original Character Design: Masato Onoda (Nourin) Script, Series Composition: Daisuke Ishibashi (Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone) Studio: Rising Force Synopsis "Move your soul and body!" Each episode contains a variet...

TV Anime 'Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm' to Air in Winter 2016

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana), a TV anime adaptation of the adult visual novel of the same name, has been announced to air in Winter 2016. The cast will be announced at a later date. The original PC game is developed by sprite, which also developed Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate. The latter was adapted into a TV anime in 2012. Aokana won the Grand Prize and User's Choice Award in the 2014 Moe Game Awards. A PlayStation Vita version is scheduled for release in 2016. Director: Fumitoshi Oizak...

Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 17 - 23

Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 17th - 23rd Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles *1. 30,138 205,099 Sword Art Online Vol.16 *2. 21,844 *21,844 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou *3. 21,529 *21,529 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4 *4. 19,132 *19,132 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.5 *5. 18,776 151,627 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17 *6. 12,944 *65,461 Boruto: Naruto The Movie *7. 10,678 207,433 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko) *8. 10,635 *8...

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Aug 17 - 23

Here are the weekly manga rankings for August 17th - 23rd Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles *1. 343,138 *,355,428 Detective Conan Vol.87 *2. 305,918 *,305,918 Terra Formars Vol.14 *3. 226,206 *,227,384 Diamond no Ace Vol.47 *4. 186,696 *,558,398 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 *5. 169,134 1,473,129 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17 *6. 126,638 *,126,638 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.25 *7. 110,132 *,111,117 Baby Steps Vol.36 *8. *99,315 *,*99,477 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.13 *9. *98,22...

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