Dr. Stone, Haikyu!!, & Gintama Theme Songs to be Featured On BURNOUT SYNDROMES Anime Concept Album

13.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Three-piece Japanese band BURNOUT SYNDROMES announced at the finale of their solo tour at Namba Hatch in Osaka, their home city, that they will release an anime concept album of their best anime songs.


Entitled BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ, the record will be released on March 25, 2020, and will feature theme songs they have performed for various anime series, such as Dr. StoneHaikyu!!Gintama, and more.

The album will contain a total of 12 tracks, including their latest single PHOENIX which is used as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! To The Top, as well all of their anime songs to date, two new songs, a remix, a rearrangement, and more.

Anime fans can expect to hear some seriously popular tracks like the second opening theme FLY HIGH!! from season two of Haikyu!!ーwhich was the band’s debut singleーas well as the season three opening theme Hikari Are. It also includes their third single Hana Ichi Monme which is the first ending theme of Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, the first Dr Stone opening theme Good Morning World, and so on.

The album is a must-have for both anime, manga and game fans as well as fans of BURNOUT SYNDROMES. First Press Edition copies of the album come with the band’s first-ever Blu-ray which will feature eight music videos and live performances of six songs from their tour last year. It will also include a comic which has the BURNOUT SYNDROMES members as the protagonists of an adventure story.


BURNOUT SYNDROMES will promote BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ with a Japan tour in 2021.


  • Haikyu!! Gets New Merch Collection Drop On CharaDepa

    14.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese anime and manga merchandise website released a new collection of Haikyu!! key rings, pins, and acrylic stands which are available to purchase through the site until June 27.


    The Line-Up


    Acrylic Key Ring | 10 Designs | ¥800 Each (Before Tax)

    Pins | 10 Designs | Whole Box – ¥4,000 (Before Tax)



    Acrylic Stands | 10 Designs | ¥1,300 Each (Before Tax)



  • Gintama Pop-Up Event Opens at Narita Anime Deck

    09.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / FOOD / SPOT

    Narita Anime Deck opened its Gintama pop-up event last Tuesday which is set to run until July 15.


    The Narita Anime Deck opened inside Narita International Airport Terminal 2 in November 2019. It’s an entertainment facility where travellers from around the world can experience and enjoy Japanese anime culture in various forms such as with character merchandise, food, events, and a variety of photo spots.

    The event sees anime series characters Gintoki Sakata, Toshiro Hijikata, and Okita Sougo dressed as pilots and Shinsuke Takasugi as a traveller. These designs are featured on a range of merchandise, decorations, and the food menu.


    One must-grab item is the face mask case which arrives in four designs – one for each character.

    The food line-up includes the Uji Gintoki Don & Katsudon Hijikata Special Set. This meal and dessert comes with an Uji matcha syrup-covered anko bowl which is based off the food that Gintoki gives to a cat. You can also order a latte featuring latte art of your favourite character. For every item ordered on the menu, you get a free coaster. These come in two design collections: one is available now and will be replaced by the other on June 19.


    And if you spend over ¥3,000 on Gintama merchandise at the event, you’ll receive a free card. Fans can also get a free lunch mat if they spend over ¥4,000 and the shop or eat-in restaurant and show their receipts.

  • Gintama @ Dash Store to Open in Ikebukuro and Osaka This April

    18.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The Gintama @ Dash Store pop-up shop is returning to Ikebukuro P’PARCO and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi where fans can get their hands on lots of merchandise of Hideaki Sorachi’s manga series Gintama.


    Gintama’s characters wear blue for the store

    Dash Store will sell a range of exclusive items as well as offer pre-sales on upcoming merchandise. The illustration pictured above of the characters in blue hoodies was also drawn exclusively for the store and will feature on a range of items.


    For every ¥2,000 (tax included) spent by fans at the store they will receive one of nine possible bromide pictures. And for an extra ¥500, those who buy one or more items can get a special tote bag too.


    A look at some of the merch line-up

    Acrylic Stands | ¥1,650 Each (Tax Included)

    Folders | ¥440 Each (Tax Included)

    Acrylic Key Rings | ¥715 Each (Tax Included)

    Hoodies | ¥5,500 Each (Tax Included)



  • AmiAmi Announces March 2021 Events Online and in Akihabara

    25.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    International figure and hobby shop AmiAmi has announced a list of events taking place this month both on their official website and at AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan.


    Events @ AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan

    “Arune no Jikenbo” – AmiAmi Puzzle Solving Fair ~A Riddle From Jishe~

    Running: February 27, 2021 – March 31, 2021

    Content: For every ¥1,000 (tax included) spent on Arune no Jikenbo merchandise, fans can receive one of four possible postcards.

    Event Page: Click Here


    Ami Kono Monthly Card Present

    Running: From March 1, 2021

    Content: If you buy something from AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan and AmiAmi Akihabara 2nd, you can receive an Ami Kono Monthly Card.

    Event Page: Click Here


    OBSOLETE Pop-Up Store

    Running: March 12, 2021 – March 28, 2021

    Content: Receive a free postcard when you spend over ¥2,200 (tax included) on OBSOLETE products.

    Details: Click Here


    Events @ AmiAmi Online Shop

    Gintama The Final AmiAmi Postcard Campaign

    Running: From February 22, 2021

    Content: Receive one of four possible AmiAmi-exclusive Gintama The Final postcards for every ¥3,000 (tax included) spent on Gintama The Final merchandise.

    Campaign Details: Click Here


    D4DJ Anime OP & ED Single Simultaneous Release Fair

    Running: From February 22, 2021

    Content: For every D4DJ CD bought, receive one of 24 possible disk stickers.

    Event Details: Click Here


    Girls und Panzer das FINALE Episode 3 Campaign

    Content: Receive a set of three postcards for every Girls und Panzer CD bought. Also receive an A3 poster for every Girls und Panzer DVD and Blu-ray bought.

    Campaign Details: Click Here


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  • Haikyu!! Anime Character Shinsuke Kita Nendoroid Figure Released

    14.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Orange Rouge, a Japanese brand that focuses on merchandise of male characters, released a new Nendoroid figure of the Haikyu!! character Shinsuke Kita on Tuesday (March 9).


    The figure comes with several face parts that can be swapped out to create different expressions. There’s also various props like a volleyball, jersey, lunch bag, and more to create plenty of different poses. A must-add to the collection for any fan of Haikyu!!



  • Dr.STONE Inspired Silver Ring Collection Releases by Japanese Jewellers ETERNO RÉCIT

    11.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese anime and manga-inspired jewellery brand ETERNO RÉCIT released a new collection of silver rings last Wednesday (February 3) based on characters from the popular TV anime series Dr.STONE.


    Dr.STONE Ring Collection: Senku Ishigami, Gen Asagiri, Tsukasa Shishio

    Senku Ishigami Design

    Gen Asagiri Design

    Tsukasa Shishio Design

    The collection is a must-grab for fans of the series. Who else is enjoying the ongoing second season?


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  • Haikyu!! To The Top Anime Figurines Released in Japan

    04.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese company Realize released a new collection of figures Wednesday (January 27) based on Haikyu!! To The Top. Available until February 4, the limited-edition line-up is available to purchase via online anime and manga stores in Japan.

    Acrylic Figures | ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

    Which of these acrylic figurines do you want the most?



  • Shiseido Uno x Ginza The Final Collaboration Launches in Japan

    30.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Shiseido’s men’s hairstyling, skincare, and body-care brand Uno is collaborating with the Gintama The Final to put the main three characters of the anime film on the bottle designs of its Uno Whip Wash product. The items will launch at the end of January in Japan in limited quantities in promotion of the anime film which hit Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021.

    Uno Whip Wash Black Gintoki / Uno Whip Wash Scrub Shinpachi / Uno Whip Wash Moist Kagura

    The Uno Whip Wash is a quick foaming, creamy facial wash for men which contains charcoal and methyl hydroxide to absorb excess sebum while refining the skin. It’s available in three types: Black, Scrub, and Moist, each of which bears Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura designs respectively on the bottles.


    Look as good as the anime character trio with a bottle of Uno Whip Wash.



  • Haikyu!! Anime Hugging Plush Toy Collection Drops

    26.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese company Realize has announced that it will release a new collection of Haikyu!! plus toys on the anime merchandise website Chara Depa. Available from January 20 to February 15, the line-up are part of a collection of hugging plush toys which can open and close their arms when you squeeze their legs.

    Haikyu!! Hug Character Collection Box | ¥4,800 (Before Tax)

    The collection is available as a box set of six characters, all of which can hug onto a place of your choice whether it be your PC or laptop monitor or elsewhere.



  • Gintama The Semi-Final Anime Shares Promo Trailer For Second Episode

    19.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japan’s online dTV service posted a trailer for the upcoming second episode of the net anime special Gintama The Semi-Final which is set to air on January 1, 2021. The first episode was released on January 15, 2021.


    The long-awaited prequel airs its first episode

    Gintama The Semi-Final is a two-part net anime special exclusive to dTV. It serves as a prequel to the Gintama: The Final anime film which itself was released on January 8, 2021. Although the prequel ironically is being released after Gintama: The Final, which the trailer for the first episode of the two-part special actually made fun of, fans can still enjoy a new adventure with the characters with a story that leads into the final film.


    Kondo gets involved in some gorilla rivalry in Episode 2

    The second episode sees the Shinsengumi pitching in to help bring the members of Yorozuya back together again after having drifted apart. Hijikata departs Edo to search for Gintoki while Okita maneuvers secretly with the new government. While all this is happening, Kondo is looking after a large number of gorillas, and its involved with a gorilla princess and a gorilla love rival.
    The episode will hit dTV on January 20, 2021.


    Episode 2 Trailer:


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  • Interview: Gintama The Semi-Final Cast Comments On Prequel Anime’s Release

    18.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japan’s online dTV service posted a special video interview with the main cast of Gintama: The Semi-Final on Friday (January 15). Tomokazu Sugita (voices Gintoki Sakata), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura), and Rie Kugimiya (Kagura) commented on their history with the beloved anime series and the 15 years they have spent voicing their iconic characters.

    We have translated the questions and answers from Japanese below. You can find the video interview itself at the bottom of the page.

    Please give us your thoughts on the anime, which is going onto dTV.

    Tomokazu Sugita: “I didn’t think it would be because the ending of the TV anime series and the film ties together. But the Shinseigumi don’t appear all that much, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “The gags in the dTV version are getting more serious leading up to the film, but we get Shachi, so let’s leave it up to him to make things fun <laughs>.”
    Rie Kugimiya: “Without the dTV episodes, there’d be no room for preparation, and it would be super serious because of the film, so I hope people enjoy the gag elements of the dTV version and remember how warm and welcoming Gintama can be!”


    If you could say one thing to your characters, what would it be?

    Tomokazu Sugita: “On the contrary, I don’t think it can be put into words. I feel like I want Gintoki to talk with me. It can be hard to perform if I don’t find out what he’s thinking.”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “I’d say ‘Nice work.’ He’s the tsukkomi [straight man] of the group, which can get exhausting, so I’d want to say, ‘Live a comfortable life.’ Tsukkomi are kind of sour, so it might actually be more interesting to be an idiot! <laughs>”
    Rie Kugimiya: “I think I’d say, ‘Keep on living a fun life!'”


    Please give a message to fans of the series.

    Tomokazu Sugita: “Believe in the things you love. You’ll only feel empty if you go and start comparing yourself to others, so treasure the way you love things in a way that you don’t hurt yourself or get disappointed, since only you need to know why you love those things. And think about that when watching the Gintama film!”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “the dTV version is the perfect anime for watching while idling, and I mean that in a good way. It’s great for building your hype in the run up to the film or even if you’ve already seen the film, so you can then say, ‘Oh, so this is what is was like leading up to it.’ Watch it two, or even three times as you get ready for the film, and love Gintama.”
    Rie Kugimiya: “Watch the dTV version to warm your heart then head to the theatres to watch the film! I hope to enjoy the finale of Gintama with everyone with horseplay and celebration!”


    Video Interview


  • Gintama The Semi-Final Anime Posts New Trailer

    12.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japan’s online dTV service posted a new trailer for the upcoming net anime special Gintama The Semi-Final which is set to begin airing on January 15, 2021.


    Gintama The Semi-Final

    The anime special will air exclusively on dTV and serves as a prequel to the Gintama: The Final anime film which itself was released on Friday (January 8).

    The trailer itself apologises for the net special’s delay and acknowledges the irony in the prequel being released a week after Gintama: The Final.


    Gintama The Semi-Final x Tower Records Cafe

    Gintama The Semi-Final is collaborating with Tower Records Cafe to serve up two different themed menus as well as exclusive merch, bonus items, and more. The first menu slot is now over with the second having started on January 8.


    Fans who order a ticket to eat the themed food at Tower Records Cafe using Ticket Pia can get their hands on an exclusive coaster.

    Collab Menu Postcards – Batch ①

    Collab Menu Postcards – Batch ②

    Fans will receive a free lunch mat for dining at the cafe on the 2nd slot and can also get their hands on a random bookmark if they order a meal, dessert, and drink at once.


    ©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP・Aniplex