Anime News Network reported that My Love Story!! opened up at No. 3 this weekend in Japan. The Library Wars: The Last Mission is trying to hold up although it dropped from No. 2 to No. 6 at the box office. The Anthem of the Heart is no longer on the top ten list.
Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine hit its 60th year anniversary back in the January 2015 issue of the magazine. Many popular titles were reprinted and now the magazine is releasing a CD collection titled Nakayoshi 60th Anniversary: Twinkle Songs featuring songs from manga such as Princess Knight, Candy Candy and Sugar Sugar Rune. The set will be on sale Dec. 2 for 3,000 yen.
Romantica Clock by Yoko Maki, which runs in Ribon magazine has ended. The final chapter ran on Nov. 2 and the final volume will be released Nov. 25. According to ANN: “Romantica Clock is a comedy about twins: the beautiful, popular, and energetic Akane, and her smart, aloof brother Aoi. Akane, who has felt jealous of Aoi since she was a young child, continues to be unable to get along with him even as the two grow older.”
A couple of well-known music artists have formed a unit featuring song writer Aki Hata (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). The unit, called Q-MHz, includes Mikako Komatsu, Konomi Suzuki, Nao Touyama, Yoshino Nanjou and LiSA. Their music will be available through iTunes and the download site Recochoko Feb. 3.
A teaser has been released for the Sekkou Boys project by Liden Films. It’s quite an odd anime since many of the characters are … statues?!?
Haruko Kato, a voice actress in Howl’s Moving Castle, died on Monday. She was 92. She did the voice of Madam Suliman. Script writer Melissa Mathison also passed away this week at the age of 65. She wrote the English script for the anime film Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki.
AramaJapan has an update on the state of Japanese pop for American viewers on Youtube.
Loved the visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend? Well, if you are interested there is a kickstarter project for official plush toys. If you want to support or want your own, you can find more information on their page. They have all sorts of goodies for their backers.
Crunchy roll has started publishing some new Square Enix titles including Gugure Kokkuri-san: ““A super-lethargic, light, fluffy comedy about Kokkuri-san, by Kokkuri-san, for Kokkuri-san. Tired office ladies and the like might want to read this completely lethargic, heartful(?) 4-panel comic. There’s a lot I’d like to say about it, but if ”little girl x hot guy“ sounds appealing to you, you should read this.”
Keiko Nishi’s manga Katsu Curry no Hi ended in the December issue of Shogakukan’s Monthly Flowers magazine. Nishi is also launching a new series called Shiro ga Ite in Shogakukan’s Zoukan Flowers magazine in its Nov. 14 issue.
DramaFever has released its calendar of whats upcoming for the month. The site is also beginning to run a weekly release calendar to show viewers what’s playing for the week.
Junk! Boy magazine, a boys-love magazine, will cease publication at the end of this month, according to it’s publishers Libre Publishing Co., Ltd.