ユニークな新看板で啓発/福島南消防署杉妻出張所 Billy Herrington, a.k.a. "Aniki,"Mori no Yōsei" ("Forest Fairy"), "Shinnippori" etc. on Nico Nico Douga, appeared on a "watch out for fire" poster at Sugitsuma office of Fukushima Fire Department, Fukushima Prefecture. According to the report, the poster was illustrated by a Mr. Manabu Hirata (25 years old), who has been providing illustrations for the fire department since 2008, and this is his 4th contribution. Assistant Chief Kazuya Shishido (top picture, left) thanked Mr. Hirata for his efforts in fire prevention."Sunny male," "powerful illustrations," my, I don't think it could extinguish fire; instead it would burn more intensely.
Singer / voice actress (seiyū) Junko Iwao (Tokiko "Key" Mima in Key the Metal Idol, Tomoyo Daidōji in Cardcaptor Sakura, Serika Kurusugawa in To Heart) has announced her schedule in July on her blog: Japan Expo 2012 in Paris, France (July 5-8) and Fancy Frontier 20 in Taipei, Taiwan (July 28-29). She will attend both events together with composer Kōhei Tanaka (Gunbuster, Sakura Wars series, Gate Keepers). Mr. Tanaka has echoed Ms. Iwao with concerts information on his blog. Iwao and Tanaka had worked together on Licca-chan no Nichiyōbi, Betterman, Gate Keepers, and Kaiketsu Zorori.
Source: J.I room My Quest for Beauty aniarc news Japan Expo
Top-Insight International has also announced its official web page of events and merchandises during Comic Exhibition Taipei 2009. However, the index page seems to be incomplete, yet "hot merchandise" and "seiyū bundle pre-order" have been completed.(Man this is a bloody long page……)According to this list of merchandises, in addition to D.Gray Man, Gundam 00, and NANA (all Top-Insight's flagships), Junjō Romantica and To Love-Ru have been listed as well. Looks like they've licensed those two fan-servicy titles (for girls and boys, respectively).