Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kotobuki Minako: New Single Soon, Many Photos Now

The TV ad has just come out for 20-year-old seiyuu/singer Kotobuki Minako's new single, "Kokoro Sky," which will be released 11 April:

The CD is available from CDJapan. Mina-chan is also a member of Sphere, whose next single comes out in late April. They begin a Japanese tour in mid-April.

At the same time, a Japanese blogger has assembled a large collection of photos of Mina-chan. Here are a few samples:

"Waifu Collection" Character/Seiyuu App for iPhone and Android

"Waifu Collection" is a free app for Android and iPhone. The user collects virtual cards, each one featuring a particular character and her seiyuu.

The "card" includes a set of voice clips, as well as other functions: the user can stroke the character's hair, or kiss the character -- virtually, of course -- and the character will respond in some way. Like a simplified version of what happens with the Love Plus game.

The most recent card is for Yuuki Aoi's Giselle, in Last Exile: Ginyaku no Fam. There is already a card for Fam (Toyosaki Aki): (click image to enlarge)

Other shows include Mouretsu Pirates (Komatsu Mikako as Marika), Rinne no Lagrange (Ishihara Kaori as Madoka, Seto Asami as Ran), Index (Iguchi Yuka as Index), Railgun (Asumi Kana, Arai Satomi), MadoMagi (Yuuki Aoi, Saitou Chiwa, Mizuhashi Kaori, Kitamura Eri, Katou Emiri), Guilty Crown (Kayano Ai), Astalotte no Omocha (Kugimiya Rie, Tamura Yukari) and several others, one of which is the little-known but hilarious Yutori-chan (Yuuki Aoi and Hanazawa Kana). The only male seiyuu included is Miyano Mamoru in Steins;Gate.

Here is the website, where there are links to the Android Market and to the iPhone App Store.