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RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Though attitudes towards the LGBT community in Japan are difficult to pin down, it's not uncommon to find that the average citizen is unaware that such a community even exists.  While popular writer and talk-show host Matsuko Deluxe has done a lot...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just because your favorite anime finally aired on television, that doesn't mean you've seen the final product. There's still room to get better. When anime get DVD or Blu-ray releases, certain scenes or characters are tweaked—or even completely re...

Fuji TV's morning program Mezamashi Terebi aired a new feature on Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-) on Friday. The program premiered new footage from the upcoming third Madoka...

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The first trailer of the new Kamen Rider game for the Nintendo 3DS called "Kamen Rider Travelers Senki" is finally here! The new game will feature an original story. As seen in the trailer, the main Heisei Kamen Riders in the game are W, OOO, Four...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

TV Tokyo announced that the Naruto anime spin-off focused on Rock Lee, "Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals" returns with a new series, which will premiere this October 1! Entitled "Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden Mō Iccho"...

Siliconera Eugene

has already surpassed the one million mark.   He noted that the initial shipment will be about 600,000 units, with further concurrent shipments of between 200,000 to 300,000 units. Including his rough estimates of e-Capcom's own sales,  Sinobi fe...

2013 3D action game recreates fight with giants using 3D maneuver gear The October issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is previewing screenshots from the Nintendo 3DS action game inspired by Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga and anim...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 Fuji TV's alt-audience, late night anime programming block Noitamina will 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 ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Gackt will make a guest appearance in BIMA Satria Garuda, Indonesia's latest tokusatsu series, which is co-produced by Ishimori Productions! This was confirmed by series producer Reino Barack via Twitter.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As reported, it was announced by Koji Hoshino, President of Studio Ghibli, at Venice Film Festival on September 1 that The Wind Rises is 72-year-old anime master Hayao Miyazaki's last feature film. Hoshino didn't accept any questions at the confer...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Sometimes when hiking in Japan, I'm surprised by the large number of senior citizens I run into. Nothing makes you feel lazy quite like huffing and puffing your way to the top of a mountain trail, only to find there's already a relaxed silver-hair...

The official website for actor Takeru Satoh posted a blog entry on Thursday revealing more set photos from the upcoming live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films on Thursday. The first photo features Kenshin with a new sword.

European Trademark Filed for Tales of Zestiria For those who have not been following the trademark saga over the last month, Namco Bandai in Japan have been following their usual trend and filing trademarks for a number of potential future Tales s...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Microsoft already shared its list of Xbox One launch titles, so all that's left is a date to mark on our calendars. Well, now we have it: Xbox One is officially set to launch in 13 markets on November 22.

Episode 08: 「ふたりはトレジャー」 (Futari wa Torejaa) "Two is a Treasure" If there's one thing that I noticed while watching Blood Lad, it's that everyone seems to be interconnected. It used to bother me that everyone just seemed to know everyone else and o...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

In case you hadn't heard, legendary animator and all-time anime great Hayao Miyazaki is retiring. Best shed a tear, and perhaps consider opening your wallet to pick up any of his films you haven't seen yet.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

It's official. The anime adaptation of Machiko Hasegawa's Sazae-san manga is officially declared by the Guinness World Records as the longest-running animated TV series in the world. A ceremony was also held to commemorate the event and accepting ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We haven't learned too much about the Attack on Titan 3DS game since it was announced, but thankfully Bessatsu Shonen came through with a few more tidbits on what to expect. According to the magazine, Attack on Titan will be a 3D action game that ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Jerry Russell (Center) Veteran actor and voice actor Jerry Russell has passed away, according to DFW via the English Track Forum.  Russell, who had an extensive career outside of voice acting for many years, participating largely in FUNimation dub...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

American TV ratings for Saturday, August 31st are out, and it looks like Toonami's broadcast of Evangelion 2. 22 managed to build on the success of the March 17th airing of Evangelion 1. 11. Where the earlier Rebuild movie had 959,000 tuning in, t...

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The 7th volume of the Watamote manga is listed by Japanese retailer Mangaoh that the a special limited first edition of the volume will include an original anime DVD. The original anime DVD is the unaired 13th episode, which is produced by the sam...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fairy Fencer F is the inaugural game from Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG, a label that wears that fact that it's specifically for Japanese consumers on its sleeve.  The project features the Neptunia Team working with Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka ...

Episode 07 「Abjection」 Hoo boy. We've been pretty focused on the commentary and themes of Gatchaman, but sometimes all the show (and we) really needs is a good'old throwdown between good and evil. Rui decides he had enough of being toyed around wi...

SGCafe spartanchef

With Madoka Magica's third movie nearing its release to Japanese theaters on October 28, the anime and movie series is currently collaborating with Japanese fashion brand Beams and their Mangart line for some limited edition Madoka Magica T-shirts.

SeventhStyle Seven

"the MC is immortal too, like araragi and the monster like kaii too…" Even if that's the case, that doesn't change anything unless you're saying there are no series but these two that have immortal protagonists.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Kenji Miyazawa's Death, and as a tribute to the celebrated writer a revival of the Ihatov Symphony was performed in his hometown of Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture on 29 August.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) The other day when I was at Magical Mirai 2013, I met the lovely race queens of the GSR team! ♡ They're wearing the 2013 ver. Racing Miku outfit, but there is of course another race queen in the 2012 ou...

Ao no Exorcist: The Movie Better late than never, I say. . . I think most fans of the manga have a pretty firm opinion of A-1 Pictures' adaptation of Ao no Exorcist at this point.   It was darn good for a long time, but went seriously off the rail...

Namco Bandai Open Closed Beta Registrations for Dark Souls II Namco Bandai Games Europe has just a few minutes ago opened the Closed Beta test registrations for Dark Souls II. More information on this test can be found via the company's official F...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Free Episode 9The boys are off to the festival! What They Say: Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the same swimming class together.

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