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On Stage: Hiroki Ino and Asuma Kousuke’s irresistible charm woos Filipino fans

Japanese 2.5-dimensional stage play productions of anime and manga series are continuously making great waves not only in Japan but also in other countries including the Philippines. One of the most...

The next Kamen Rider title trademarked

Kamen Rider Build is already approaching its final arc with the appearance of its penultimate Rider villain, Kamen Rider Evol. With the series nearing its end, it's also the season for Toei...

Koei Tecmo President Wants a Star Wars and Super Mario Musou Game

Koei Tecmo President Hisashi Koinuma expressed his desire for a Star Wars and Super Mario Bros. Musou game. He mentioned last January that the two would be his dream choices for...

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima to Retire in June

Nintendo’s Representative Director and President Tatsumi Kimishima will retire from the position on June 28, 2018. He will assume office as Executive Adviser. Shuntaro Furukawa will become the new Representative Director...
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Live-Action Saint Young Men to Premiere this Fall on Piccoma TV

The live-action adaptation of the popular manga series Saint Young Men is set to premiere this fall on Kakao Japan’s new Piccoma TV streaming service. The official website of the live-action...

TOHO Seeks to Make a “World of Godzilla”

TOHO producer Keiji Ota revealed in an interview with Nikkei Style last May 12, 2018 that the company aims to make Godzilla movies in a “shared universe”. He mentioned that TOHO...

New Kamen Rider ZI-O scans reveal 2nd rider, Rider System

New scans of the next Rider, Kamen Rider ZI-O, have surfaced online recently, which further confirms the previous Ganbarizing advertisement. The scans show a lot of details regarding the 20th Rider of...

Daiki Hamano Replaces Yuichiro Umehara in Darling in the FRANXX Anime

Daiko Hamano is replacing Yuichiro Umehara as Goro in Darling in the FRANXX anime. This is according to the information on Trigger and A-1 Pictures’ official website for the anime. Hamano...

First Look at Kamen Rider ZI-O

The upcoming Kamen Rider series, ZI-O, has been inadvertently revealed in a Kamen Rider Buttobasoul advertisement seen in Japanese arcades. This gives us a first look at ZI-O outside of its...
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New Rurouni Kenshin Stage Play Video Introduces Main Characters

Shochiku streamed a digest video for the new Rurouni Kenshin stage play on June 28, 2018. The video featured the play’s main characters namely Kenshin’s shadow, Sanosuke, Saitō, Aoshi, Kaoru, Sōzaburō,...

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Interview: A Closer Look at Asuma Kousuke’s Life on Stage

The boom of stage play adaptations, or 2.5-dimensional stage plays, of anime and manga series traces way back in 2003 with the hit musical...