Archives for : February2016

Black Butler film announced for 2017


Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji – Book of the Atlantic) film was announced for a 2017 release. Special illustrations to be featured at AnimeJapan 2016 next month.

Nogizaka46 4th year anniversary to be simulcast on six online video sites on February 20-22



Nogizaka46 4th year anniversary will feature 46 hours of content to be featured on six different online channels: Ameba Fresh!, Showroom, niconico Douga, YouTube, Rakuten Showtime and Sukapa! On Demand. It begins on February 20th through February 22nd.

Nogizaka46, Keyakizaka46, Denpagumi Inc., Little Glee Monster among those to perform at Zip! Fes 2016



Zip! Fes. 2016 on March 29th will kick off with Keyakizaka46 (Nogizaka46 sister group), Ieri Leo, Sonar Pocket, Daisuke and Super Express.

March 30th will feature Little Glee Monster, Denpagumi Inc., Keytalk and Funky Kato.

March 31st, Silent Siren, SPYAIR, Nogizaka46 and Team Syachihoko.

For more information, please click here.

PS Vita Starter Kit to come with a 16GB Memory Card


Beginning on March 3rd, a Playstation Vita Starter Kit will be released.

For those purchasing “Glacier White” or “Aqua Blue”, the PS Vita will now come with a 16GB memory card and will be sold in Japan for 19,980 yen.

Ani-Me Con 5.0 in Fresno, California on February 20-21


Once upon a time, Fresno used to have a good sized Japanese population in the early 1900’s which included a Nissei baseball league and in the ’90’s, had one of the largest anime clubs.

While things have changed a lot in terms of demographic, one thing hasn’t changed in Fresno and that’s the passion for anime and Japanese pop culture.

And it’s great to see a few friends dedicated in bringing anime events and a convention to the Central Valley.

On February 20-21, 2016, Ani-Me 5.0 will take place at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds.

For more information, please visit but also visit their Facebook page!

Itano Tomomi’s 8th single to be released on April 20th


On April 20th, Itano Tomomi will be releasing her 8th single “HIDE & SEEK”.

To commemorate the release, she will be doing launch release events at Kawasaki Plaza 2F Grand Stage on April 16th and at Abeno Kyuzu Mall 3F Sky Court in Osaka on April 17th.

amiibo festival’s are getting cheaper and cheaper in Japan


While amiibo’s rarely go down in price, the Wii U amiibo festival has been going down since the beginning of the year.

First at Y2999 then to Y1999 and this week, they have gone down by 83% to 999 yen.

Mos Burger opens pasta & salad eatery – mia cucina


Mos Burgers are known for its delicious burgers but now, Mos Food Services will open “mia cucina” on March 2nd at Amagasaki Kyuzu Mall.

The store will feature affordable food under 1000 yen and store hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Menu includes the following: