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March 28th, 2017
Anime Relations: Kimi no Na wa.

Kimi no Na wa. will be showcased in North American theatres starting on April 7th. Tickets are available now.

Cineplex in Canada
http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/your-name-japanese-west

Cinemark in U.S.
https://www.cinemark.com/your-name

Full theatre listings
https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017/03/10/theater-tickets-name-now-sale/
Posted by Oscar | Mar 28, 1:50 AM | 3 comments
December 31st, 2016


Best Female Seiyuu in a Leading Role
- Rie Takahashi, as Megumin in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
- Ari Ozawa, as Ayame Seki in Stella no Mahou
- Inori Minase, as Akane Segawa in Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

Best Female Seiyuu in a Supporting Role
- Rie Murakawa, as Ram in Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
- Ayaka Suwa, as Echizen in Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
- Nozomi Yamamoto, as Nosuri in Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen

Best Male Seiyuu in a Leading Role
- Yuusuke Kobayashi, as Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Male Seiyuu in a Supporting Role
- Ryouhei Kimura, as Keith Aero Windermere in Macross Δ



Best Screenplay
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Direction
- Flying Witch

Best Visual Arts
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Best Colouring
- Musaigen no Phantom World

Best Backgrounds
- New Game!

Best Direction of Photography
- Hibike! Euphonium 2

Best Editing
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Music
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Sound Mixing
- 3-gatsu no Lion

Best Recording
- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Best Opening and Ending Themes
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu



Best Production Studio
- White Fox, for Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen and Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu



Best Anime in the Comedy Catagory
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge



Best Anime in the Drama Catagory
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu


Posted by Oscar | Dec 31, 2016 5:50 AM | 0 comments
December 28th, 2016

BUMP OF CHICKEN 「Answer」
3-gatsu no Lion OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRWQckbQ9tQ

BUMP OF CHICKEN 「Fighter」
3-gatsu no Lion ED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORyYinMBdg

「3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN」 Music Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiCWbfjf8Tw
Posted by Oscar | Dec 28, 2016 8:08 PM | 0 comments
August 28th, 2016

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2nd ED & Insert Songs Single

Content
1. 「Stay Alive」 Emilia (CV: Rie Takahashi)
2. 「Wishing」 Rem (CV: Inori Minase)
3. 「Bouya no Yume yo」 Emilia (CV: Rie Takahashi)
4. 「Stay Alive」 (instrumental)
5. 「Wishing」 (instrumental)
6. 「Bouya no Yume yo」 (instrumental)

Release Date: 2016-08-24
Product Number: ZMCZ-10784
Price: ¥1500

http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#ed2
http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#2ndc
Posted by Oscar | Aug 28, 2016 5:00 PM | 0 comments
August 8th, 2016
Posted by Oscar | Aug 8, 2016 12:30 AM | 0 comments
July 18th, 2016

I have finally finished listening to all of the music CDs that I have bought that are related to 2015's anime. Among them, one that stands out for me is ZHIEND's album, ECHO.

http://charlotte-anime.jp/music/zhiend/

The album's level of completion (完成度) is so high that, if I didn't know anything about anime or Charlotte, I could have mistaken ZHIEND as a band with a major label contract. ECHO is that good, and highly recommended.

http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/info/2015/10/zhiendecho.html

Vocal & Chorus: Marina
Composed and Performed by: Hikarisyuyo
Lyrics: Jun Maeda

Producer: Jun Maeda
Director: Tomonobu Kikuchi
Recording Engineers: Kenichi Koga, Tomonobu Kikuchi
Mix Engineer: Kenichi Koga
Mastering Engineer: Tsubasa Yamazaki
Art Direction & Design: Tomoyuki Uchikoga, Mariko Kobori

Full Credits:

Posted by Oscar | Jul 18, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments
July 15th, 2016

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1st ED / MYTH & ROID 3rd Single
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhL2KHVdgE

Content
1. 「STYX HELIX」
2. 「STRAIGHT BET」
3. 「STYX HELIX」 (Instrumental)
4. 「STRAIGHT BET」 (Instrumental)

Release Date: 2016-05-25
Product Number: ZMCZ-10605
Price: ¥1200

http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#ed
http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#1stc
Posted by Oscar | Jul 15, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJNHzLiE7NE

It's nice that a swing band was featured for Your Voice.
Posted by Oscar | Jul 15, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments
June 23rd, 2016

It's been announced this week that ZUN, creator of Touhou Project, will appear at Anime Expo 2016!

http://www.nisamerica.com/blog/special-guests-anime-expo

http://www.nisamerica.com/ax2016/

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/.103498

Hopefully the venue will be filled with Touhou cosplayers on the day(s) ZUN-sama will be present, so that he can clearly see for himself how popular Touhou series is overseas.
Posted by Oscar | Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 comments
June 20th, 2016

This year's Anime Expo, to be held at Los Angeles Convention Centre between July 1st and 4th, will feature the following:

Additional information and full guest list are available at http://www.anime-expo.org/.
Posted by Oscar | Jun 20, 2016 1:35 AM | 0 comments