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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's summer! It's hot, especially in China, which is seeing record heat waves. To cool off, some people eat chilled watermelon. A few kids are even wearing it. According to Xinhua, China's largest news agency, the trend started this past July in W...

Animation director Hiroshi Ogawa passed away due to stomach cancer on Wednesday, August 7 at 9:20 a. m. He was 62. Born in Tokyo, Ogawa graduated from Tokyo Designer Gakuin College in 1976. He then worked at several animation studios, including Ts...

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival announced this year's winners on Thursday. The Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation went to both Makoto Shinkai's The Garden of Words and Toshiyuki Kubooka's Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Des...

It has been announced that KAT-TUN‘s Ueda Tatsuya will be starring in a stage play next year to be directed by Ninagawa Yukio. This is the 1st time that the KAT-TUN member will be starring in a stage play by Ninagawa.

NINPU! SHINOBI CHANGE! Just in time for the release of the Hurricanger 10 Years After V Cinema Special, official images of the S. H. Figuarts Gouraiger Brothers in addition to HurricaneBlue and HurricaneYellow have been released!

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Pokémon X/Y Introduces Mega Evolution A new promotional trailer has been shown for the upcoming Pokémon X/Y and it unveils "Mega Evolution", a new feature where certain Pokémon can transform through Mega Evolution during battle.

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Similar to the previous Power Rangers series S. P. D. and Mystic Force, Power Rangers Samurai will be dubbed in Japanese, not by the Samurai Sentai. . .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Now, if we really wanted to be cruel, we'd attach a Gun Gale Online pic as the thumbnail to this story. It's time for some speculation. While details haven't been announced, the Sword Art Online anime will be getting a "Extra Edition" TV special, ...

The September issue of Mag Garden's Comic Avarus magazine is announcing on Monday that an anime adaptation of Kemuri Karakara (Countdown 7 Days)'s Donten ni Warau supernatural manga has been green-lit.

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So far, the second season of NisiOisin's popular Monogatari series has been as popular as ever. With the second part of the series, Kabukimonogatari coming up, the anime's official website has released the series' latest PV which focuses on everyb...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Battle ship girls are becoming something of a rage in Japanese otaku circles. While the anthropomorphic warships of browser game Kan Colle is largely fueling the fire, Ark Performance's sentient battleship sci-fi manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel is ge...

Kadokawa has released a teaser trailer for October's Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy) anime television series.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'Non Non Biyori' Anime Promo Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge August 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM It's been a quiet production run for Non Non Biyori ahead of its fall 2013 broadcast debut as the last time we had anything significant for it was the ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster
Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If online retailer Rakuten's listing is correct, it looks like fans in Japan can look forward to New Atelier Rorona: Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland on November 21. The enhanced RPG was originally announced for a less specific November rel...

The September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is revealing on Monday the main cast for the live-action film adaptation of Yoshiki Tonogai's psychological suspense manga Judge. Koji Seto (live-action Moshidora, Sadako 3D) will...

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5pb has confirmed "Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts" will be releasing this winter for the PS3 and PS Vita – the "2″ in the title implies a continuation beyond the anime, a new story in this sci-fi romance.

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Most teaser sites are just a logo for a game and if you're lucky a few screenshots. While the Attack of Titan teaser site lacks information about the 3DS game, it's presentation is pretty cool. Check it out here.

event / Alice Nine As announced via official Twitter account, Alice Nine will be taking part on "Rock In Taichung Festival" in Taiwan! The event will be held for two days on the first weekend of September but Alice Nine is scheduled to perform on ...

Siliconera Sato

Monster Hunter 4's cover monster is Goa Magara, but we haven't seen much of him, aside from knowing him as a terrifying, dark dragon-like creature. Capcom gives us a closer look at the upcoming dark terror in their latest update.

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It's already 6PM on Friday, August 9 here in Singapore (it's our National Day! )But over in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (where Otakon, one of the biggest anime conventions in the US, will be happening from August 9 to 11) it is only 6AM on a Friday m...

On Aug 3, the Tokyo Otaku Mode sponsored two-part "First Latte Art Showdown" was held at the AppBank Store in Shinjuku. Latte art is a forte of skilled baristas who create designs in cappuccinos and lattes using high grade techniques.

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RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

After two weeks of voting, Funasshi, the official yuru-kyara (mascot) representing Funabashi City in Chiba Prefecture, has come out as the number one local mascot in all of Japan. Known for his amazing jumping power and jiggly, almost convulsive m...

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The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU official Twitter account was busy posting all the updates from the rebroadcast of all the TV episodes on Nico Nico Douga on Hikigaya Hachiman's birthday! In the broadcast, the trailer for the OVA which will be inc...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fuji TV's alt-audience, late night anime programming block Noitamina fill be following summer's line-up of Silver Spoon and the rebroadcast Anohana with the fall premieres of the hero who "will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never a...

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The voice of Sheryl from Macross Frontier, Takara Miyuki from Lucky☆Star and other memorable roles has announced that she got married in the last entry of her official blog on August 8th, Japan time. Endo was engaged in 2011 and the blog had been ...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

Gin no Saji – 05 Filed under First Impressions, Gin no Saji by Guardian Enzo | 0 Comments 「八軒、脱走する (Hachiken, Dassō suru/i>) "Hachiken Runs Away I'll say it again: "Slice of Life" is misapplied to more series than I can count, but Gin no Saji is l...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokyo Anime Center in the Akihabara UDX building was holding a joint exhibition featuring two 2013 fall TV anime series Unbreakable Machine-Doll and Non Non Biyori between July 23 and August 4. Both anime are based on the light novel and manga ser...

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Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts is a PS3 and PS Vita adventure game (which is the term Japan uses for what we know as a "visual novel") where fans of the anime will play the role of protagonist Ichika Orimura as he spends time with the series'...

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