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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's summer! Time to hit the beach, get a tan, and look at giant sand sculptures of anime characters. Yay! In the past few years, sand art has become increasingly popular in Japan with more and more beachfront cities holding sand art festivals.

New details regarding the two sequel movies to Rurouni Kenshin (2012), such as the addition of cast members, have recently emerged.  The 2012 movie is a live-action adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Cats, by their very nature, are languid, sprawling creatures that refuse to do anything you tell them to. "Come here, Maru! " you coo soothingly only to find that Maru has dashed off after an errant box, knocking over a lamp, a picture, and, someh...

RocketNews24 Rona Moon

Don't coupley photos like this just make you sick? Half sick with envy, and half sick with plain nauseating cuteness. This is Keisuke Jinushi, a bright-eyed young lover, obviously infatuated, being lovingly hand-fed and spoiled by his devoted girl...

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Proving that no anime is too small in terms of impact to be rescued, Discotek Media has announced on its Facebook page that it has acquired the 1994 Fatal Fury: The Movie feature film. The film is based around the Fatal Fury fighting game franchis...

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

Don't go believing reports that Yamamoto Sayaka has been dating rock band One Ok Rock's frontman Takahiro. Earlier today, gossip magazine Cyzo reported that 20-year old leader of Osaka-based idol group NMB48, Yamamoto Sayaka, has been dating the m...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Audio drama Psycho-Pass/ Zero Name no Nai Kaibutsu Part. 1 is set to be released September 26th, with a limited edition going on sale this month's Comiket. Its limited edition features a bonus CD with a cast talk and drame by Makoto Fukami.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Unsurprisingly, Kyoto Animation's not quite quite mysterious countdown at http://anime-kyokai. com ended with the confirmatiion that Nagomu Torii's light novel Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) is set to be adapted into an anime series.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you were waiting for a senses-shattering Attack on Titan action game, carry on waiting. If you had your hopes set for a PC browser game, though, you're in luck! Like similar games, Attack on Titan: Wings of the Counterattack Online focuses on c...

zone otaku zenical

Shingeki no Kyojin Online Browser Game Now Recruiting Testers! An online browser game based on the popular anime series Shingeki no Kyojin is now recruiting beta testers. In Shingeki no Kyojin -Hangeki no Tsubasa- ONLINE, players will be able to s...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The summary for the Kamen Rider Wizard In Magic Land movie has surfaced online recently. In short, spoiler alert! Read at your own risk! At the start Sorcerer is standing at the top of the building, for some reason Koyomi is lying down unconscious...

Siliconera Spencer

Siliconera recently had a chance to speak with Capcom's Andrew Szymanski, who's supervising the new Strider game and is also the producer on Lost Planet 3.   As you may recall, the Lost Planet series has a separate spin-off game in Japan, called E...

Blood Lad – 05 Filed under Blood Lad, First Impressions by Cherrie | 1 Comment 「未確認魔人物体」 (Mikakunin Majin Buttai) "Unidentified Demon Object" There's nothing like a family reunion. And Staz's family is no exception.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

In 2007, back when CGI film studio Imagi (TMNT, Astro Boy, and the canned Gatchaman flick) still had some steam, they created a pitch reel for an adaptation of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series. As we all know at this point, however, the pitch...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Shonen Jump has launched a smart phone app spin-off called Jump Live, featuring content such as Reborn! creator Akira Amano's new series 【ēlDLIVE】, with Takeshi Konomi ( The Prince of Tennis ), Kentaro Yabuki ( To Love-Ru Darkness), and Hiroshi Sh...

Crunchyroll Yomimaid

Let's begin the puzzle time! Genius puzzle solvers, Kaito and company in Phi-Brain return for the 3rd time and the broadcast schedule is finally announced! Sunrise posted the schedule on the official site with a part of the main visual for the 3rd...

Shogakukan's free online manga website Club Sunday began hosting the beginning of the final arc of Shotaro Ishinomori's Cyborg 009 storyline on Friday. "Saishūshō~Senshitachi no Shōshū ~" (Final Arc: The Convening of Soldiers), the 19th chapter of...

Japanator Josh Totman

Over the weekend, at the Yokohama Pacifico leg of The Idolm@ster 8th Anniversary Hop! Step! ! Festiv@l! ! ! , producer Yozo Sakagami announced that the Idolm@ster movie will be in Japanese theaters January 2014.

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Magi: The Kingdom of Magic First Promo Lets take a preview at the first promotional trailer for the upcoming "Magi: The Kingdom of Magic", which is scheduled to air this coming Oct 2013. The setting of the sequel will be Magnostadt.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Beautiful. Best episode this season so far. Monogatari Series: Second Season Episode 5 Review Nekomonogatari: Shiro Episode 5 Review "Tsubasa Tiger, Part Five" "Tsubasa Taigā Sono Go" (つばさタイガー 其ノ伍) While this season is not as strong as I thought i...

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Get your basketball gear ready as Bandai Namco's latest Kuroko no Basket video game – entitled Kuroko no Basuke: Shouri e no Kiseki  (Kuroko's Basket: The Miracle That Leads to Victory) – has just opened a brand new teaser site.

JEFusion GekiDan

The 3rd season of the anime adaptation of George Morikawa's boxing manga will be entitled Hajime no Ippo: RISING. To premiere this Fall, the anime. . .

Like Sankarea, Kaminai is proving itself to be the one zombie series to watch this year if you watch only one. Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi – 05 I'm not inclined to blog either of these series in digest form going forward, but for this week I'll ne...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

RangerCrew had a chance to talk to a Bandai of America representative in this year's San Diego Comic Con in regards to the Power Rangers Super Megaforce Ranger Key toyline, which was seen in the event.

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Nana Mizuki & T. M. Revolution to Collaborate for Valvrave Kakumeiki S2 The OP and ED for Valvrave Kakumeiki Season 2, which is scheduled to premiere this October, has been revealed. Nana Mizuki and T.

And the 12th Doctor is… During a Live Doctor Who special that aired on both BBC One and BBC America, Whovians around the world got a chance to see the Doctor who will replace Matt Smith as the 12th Doctor.

「都市学園防衛戦(前篇)」 (Toshi gakuen bōei sen ( mae hen )) "Defensive Battle at Cosmopolitan Academy (First Part)" Word for word and letter by letter, Majestic Prince is bringing out the big guns! Nothing gets me more excited than the sight of a massive sn...

After being completely suspended in 2012, it seems like plans for the Akira live action movie are finally moving forward again. The Warner Brothers movie will be a Hollywood retelling of the 1988 cult anime classic, with original writer and direct...

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