News Voice Animage Mag to Return in Japan after 7 Years
posted on 2009-02-09 01:09 EST by Egan Loo
The Japanese publisher Tokuma Shoten announced on January 27 that it is bringing back its Voice Animage publication on February 20 after seven years. Tokuma launched its magazine about voice actors and actresses in 1994 (after a few trial issues), but ended it in 2002 on its 42nd issue. That same year, the magazine's former editor, Hideaki Kobayashi, moved to the rival publisher Kadokawa Shoten and launched Voice Newtype magazine.
The new Voice Animage issue will report on the filming of the music video for Daisuke Ono's first full album. The all-color, 80 planned pages of the issue will also have interviews with Hiroyuki Yoshino, Jun Fukuyama, Kenichi Suzumura, Mamoru Miyano, Daisuke Namikawa, Mitsuki Saiga, Naozumi Takahashi, Aya Hirano, Yui Horie, and others. The bundled extras will include postcards and a special variety CD with summaries and cast comments for the drama CD versions of the Shinobi Life and Seiho High School Men's!!! (Men's Kō) manga.
Tokuma launched another Animage magazine spinoff called Animage Original for older anime fans last June. The Shufunotomo publisher has been releasing a monthly magazine called Seiyū Grand Prix (Seigura) on voice actors and actresses since 1994.
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