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December 4, 2013, 11:00 AM

The official website for Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga announced on Tuesday that live-action film adaptation of the manga is moving forward with a new project team. Storyboarder and special effects director Shinji Higuchi is set to helm t...

RocketNews24 Rachel Tackett

The central police station in Nagano Prefecture is revamping its image by introducing a new pair of mascot characters. But unlike the jiggling yellow blobs and big-headed animal abstractions that we're used to seeing, these two image characters ar...

Tomino compares series to pornography, calling it "grotesque. " 72-year-old Yoshiyuki Tomino, the outspoken creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, revealed in his online magazine "Tomino Ryū no Tomino" that he is not a fan of Hajime Isayama'...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

The sight of AKB48 girls cosplaying magical puellae at their latest handshaking event has been exciting fans of both, and eliciting plenty of vengeful comments from Madoka fans. AKB48's Amina Sato, SKE48's Mai Takeuchi, NMB48's Momoka Kinoshita an...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Ah, the credit card. For better or worse, it's practically essential to modern living, especially in the developed world. And with that ubiquity comes the natural tendency for less-than-savory types to try and get away with all manner of nefarious...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

We’ve officially lost track of how many advertising campaigns Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been a part of since her debut with 2011's PON PON PON song and video, but the results are always enjoyably strange.

Siliconera Spencer

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva developer Dingo is making a Persona rhythm game for PlayStation Vita. Persona 4: Dancing All Night picks up after the events in Persona 4. Rise Kujikawa leaves Inaba and goes back to becoming an idol.

Take Yoshida, a writer and a friend of director Ryuhei Kitamura, told the website zakzak that the director intends to change the setting of the live-action film adaptation of Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga and anime franchise.

Riken Harima Branch's SPring-8 Angstrom Compact Free Electron Laser (SACLA) research center began streaming the "Mirai Koshi: Harima SACLA" anime short on Monday promoting the center's X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) device, which makes it possib...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Samurai Flamenco will be continuing into the winter anime season, at which point it will be joined by the second part of Silver Spoon in the Noitamina line-up. So, rather than preparing to wind out, the anime series will be expanding its cast.

Fire Emblem: Awakening, $15 At Best Buy Wow, this is a killer deal. Fire Emblem: Awakening is only $15 at Best Buy right now if you purchase it online. I don't think I've seen this title at a lower price.

Siliconera Sato

In addition to producer Naoki Yoshida's recent talks on upcoming changes to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the adventurers of Eorzea will be welcoming new faces when the game officially launches on PlayStation 4 in April 2014.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Kantai Collection's flagship FamilyMart store has made quite a splash on launch – putting even most anime stores to shame with the intensity of its livery and the profusion of goods on display. According to the FamilyMart website, the wrapping cam...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is confirmed that the 2nd season of the TV anime adaptation of Shiro's Yama no Susume/Encouragement of Climb manga is in the works. It was announced yesterday at the Yama no Susume Fan Event in Hanno-city, Saitama Prefecture, where the story of...

JEFusion GekiDan

Author Eiichiro Oda's pirate adventure manga One Piece manages to prove that it's the most popular manga in Japan. Oricon recently announced that the. . .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following a recap/bridge movie this fall, Kyoto Animation's delusional relationship comedy returns in January with Chu-2 Byo demo Koi ga shitai Ren.  The first two episodes have been listed on Animax, and along with the post, logo, visual and plot...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Right now, how terrified would you be if we told you that Shimizu Corporation, one of Japan's largest and most powerful engineering and contracting conglomerates, is in the planning stages for a project to send a team of robots to the moon in orde...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official web site which is renewal opened today for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sport manga Haikyu! ! posted a new key visual featuring the members of Karasuno High School's Volleyball Club.

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Kodansha streamed a preview of the Attack on Titan drama CD, which is bundled with the January issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. This issue will ship in Japan on December 9. The audio drama entitled "Squad Leader VS.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The newest theatrical anime from Studio Ghibli, Kaguya Hime no Monogatari, opened just over a week ago. While we came away impressed, the movie-going public at large hasn't been coming out in the numbers expected for a release by the legendary ani...

NEWS On November 26, former NMB48 member and current Yoshimoto Shingeki comedy troupe member Fukumoto Aina performed her first solo live at the Dotonbori ZAZA HOUSE in Osaka. During the show, she was slapped with a harisen (slapping fan), and also...

Siliconera Ishaan

Nintendo are releasing a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle pre-installed with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in time for the holiday season, the publisher announced this morning.   Starting today, a special silver-coloured 3DS with a Mario & Luigi design will be ...

Animaven

  If you've been around anime for a while, you know that Star Blazers was a big, highly influential show back in the day. The reboot, originally called Yamato 2199, took its sweet time coming our way. There's good news, though; Star Blazers 2199 w...

Siliconera Ishaan

Pop Up Funk - A Stylish Pop-up Book For Grownups Pop Up Funk is a collaboration between comic artist Jim Mahfood a. k. a. Food One and designer Rosston Meyer featuring pop-up versions of Mahfood's well-known works as well as all new pieces created...

JEFusion GekiDan

Toonami had released the second teaser for the new anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop) at animation studio. . .

The Fandom Post Kory Cerjak

Ace Of The Diamond Episode 9 Eijun's got a lot to learn, but he's finally starting to hit the books. What They Say: After learning the truth about Chris, Sawamura follows him around to get him to teach Sawamura baseball.

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DIV will be releasing their cover single, "Mousou Nikki", on December 11. This is a part of SID's 10-year anniversary project in which 10 groups of artists would each create a cover of the aforementioned song.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Construction contractor Taisei have been chronicling their work over the years with animated promos by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days). The latest of these features their role building Sri Lanka's So...

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