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Arson suspect in KyoAni fire identified, motive explained

The arson suspect arrested by Prefectural Police on July 18, 2019, responsible for the harrowing tragedy at Kyoto Animation Studio's Building 1, has already been officially identified as 41-year-old Shinji Aoba. Aoba stated...

Fire ravages KyoAni studio after arson attack, multiple deaths confirmed

KYOTO, JAPAN. Emergency services were called to the Kyoto Animation Studio Building No. 1 at 10:30AM JST today (July 18, 2019) after the building was engulfed in a massive fire, leaving...

Yu Yu Hakusho stage play, cast, show dates announced!

Iconic action anime Yu Yu Hakusho is set for another major comeback after the 2018 release of the 25th anniversary Blu-Ray compilation that included two new episodes. But it's not a new...

Kamen Rider Zi-O drastically changes the canon of two Heisei Rider series

Kamen Rider Zi-O is the twentieth and final Kamen Rider series in the Heisei Era, produced by Toei. The series is led by a plucky high school graduate, Tokiwa Sougo, in...

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 Prince of Tennis (ミュージカル・テニスの王子様), commonly known as...

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...

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...

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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Kotobukiya showcases 1:1 scale Border Break runners

In commemoration of the upcoming return of Sega's arcade mecha game, Border Break, plastic model company, Kotobukiya, will be showcasing Border Break's mecha parts in the Shinjuku Station of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi...
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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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