The first official merchandise shop of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," a globally popular Japanese animation series, will open on Saturday in Tokyo, toy maker Bandai Co. said Wednesday.
Bandai said it hopes to attract both local and foreign fans to the Sailor Moon Store, which will have a 53 square-meter space in a shopping complex in the Harajuku district, known as a fashion and cultural center.
It's been announced that Ieiri Leo will be starring in TV Tokyo's new drama 'Shinjuku Seven' premiering on October 13.
The drama revolves around a pawnshop owner named Nanase (played by KAT-TUN's Ueda Tatsuya), who is a genius appraiser. While appraising an item, he is able to solve people's worries and troubles. Ieiri will play 'Shiori', a part-time employee at a gyoza restaurant that Nanase frequents.
The new opening theme for anime 'ONE PIECE' has been determined to be Amuro Namie's new song "Hope."
Amuro has previously provided her songs "Fight Together" in 2011 and "Black Make Up" in 2015, making this her third tie-up with the anime series. "Hope" is described to have a sense of speed with Amuro's strong vocals. She commented, "I sing about the crew's bond that deepens during their voyage, and how that bond becomes an eternal power and light of hope that leads them to their answers."
By Makoto Hoshino / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterLate-night dramas serve as a platform for broadcasters to test out up-and-coming actors and innovative ideas. While each TV station presents an ambitious lineup of dramas aired after midnight, TV Tokyo stands out in recent years in terms of quality.
In April, the broadcaster, which created a buzz with such dramas as "Moteki" (Love Strikes!) and the "Yusha Yoshihiko" (The hero Yoshihiko) series, increased the number of times to broadcast late-night dramas to four time slots per week.