Bunka Tsushin, a Japanese news company, reported that the new One Piece film sold 600,000 tickets on its 1st day. The film grossed 750 million yen (approx. US$9 million) at the box office and is expected to sell 1 million tickets by Sunday and gross over 1.3 billion yen (US$15,576,340).
Posted on 27 November, 2012 at 10:29 am by wonderclover from jpopasia
VIZ Media has announced that their Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha digital anthology will be releasing their manga chapters on the same day they come out in Japan. The simultaneous release will begin January 21, 2013.
Canada's 2012 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema have added Konosuke Uda's Rainbow Fireflies (Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~) to its list of anime film showings. The films that have already been included in the lineup are Asura, Blood-C: The Last Dark, A Letter to Momo, Wolf Children films and the Anime Mirai shorts.
Posted on 3 November, 2012 at 12:36 pm by wonderclover from jpopasia
Funimation has announced the dub cast for their release of the Production I.G. and CLAMP collaboration Blood-C. The list includes Alexis Tipton, Robert McCollum and Bill Jenkins. See the rest of the cast list after the cut.