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"Hirunaka no Ryuusei" Live-Action Film Trailer Featuring Theme Song by Dream Ami Posted

Toho today released a 90-second full trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Mika Yamamori's shoujo manga Hirunaka no Ryuusei/Daytime Shooting Star introducing its theme song "Hayaku Aitai" (I Want to See You Soon) sung by Dream Ami, one of the singers of 19-member girl performance group E-girls. As a solo singer, she recently performed the Japanese-lyric version of "Try Everything," the theme song for Disney's 2016 animation film Zootopia.

Watch Digest Video of Voice Actress Yui Watanabe's Birthday Concert in December 2016

The official website for 28-year-old anime voice actress Yui Watanabe has posted a 150-second digest video from her "FUN FAN BIRTHDAY 2016" concert at Shinjuku ReNY in Tokyo on December 3, 2016, one day before her 28th birthday. She is best known as Yuri Oshimoto in the Teekyu anime franchise and Mikan Shiratama in PriPara.

You Can Have Sebastian and Ciel's Eyes with "Black Butler" Official Color Contact Lenses

Following the four goods (clear files, poster, magnet photo flame, tin badges) provided last fall, Japanese glasses and contact lenses Nihon Optical will start offering three color contact lenses set inspired by Sebastian Michaelis and Ciel Phantomhive from the Black Butler franchise, as the second collaboration items with the franchise's latest feature film Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic released in Japan on January 21, 2017.

Horizon: Zero Dawn Goes Gold

The action-RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn has passed a major development milestone. Developer Guerrilla Games has announced that the PS4 game has "gone gold," meaning the studio has completed its work on the game. Here is a picture of the team celebrating the occasion with some bubbly.

Nintendo Ends Production of Wii U Console in Japan

As of this week, Nintendo updated the Japanese web page on its Wii U game console lineup to report that production has ended on both currently available console sets. The listings for both the Wii U Splatoon Set and the Wii U Premium Set state that they "ended production (in Japan)." Nintendo does not list new sets to replace these sets.

Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Passes Away

Bandai Namco Holdings announced on Monday that Namco founder Masaya Nakamura passed away on January 22. He was 91.

Super Mario Run Reaches 78 Million Downloads, 5% Have Paid

After picking up 40 million downloads in its first four days and 50 million after its first week, Nintendo's free-to-play Super Mario Run has now reached 78 million installs worldwide on iOS devices alone.