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Wooden wishing plaques or Ema are a New Year's day staple in Japan. They are a shinto custom and can be found in every Shinto shrine in the country. With the new year already upon us, fans flocked to shrines and posted pictures of various emas.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 Back at 2012's international TV and entertainment trade show MIPCOM, Toei talked up for a new launch of popular fight series Saint Seiya, with Toei Animation chairman Kozo Morishita is promising a "top-level budget" CGI 3D movie.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Five Ways To Be A Happier Anime Fan In 2014 (And To Make Your Friends Happier Too) Posted by Chris Beveridge January 1, 2014 at 07:00 PM It isn't always easy being an anime fan – or any particular kind of entertainment fan that has a large enough ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This month, Yukito Kishiro will be ending the Last Order chapter of sci-fi action manga Battle Angle Alita, which began in 2001 and moved from Shueisha's Ultra Jump to Kodansha's Evening in 2011. Appropriate for a series about the rebirth and evol...

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Tried to wrap up 2013 as simple as possible, I tweeted on @idoling_fansama some Idoling! ! ! 's moments captured in 2013. Starting from Fortune Ranking 2013 in January 3 until Idoling! ! ! Monomane in December 29.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touka Takei's popular love comedy light novel series Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, Gaworare for short, has posted the first promotional video featuring the narration by voice actress Ibuk...

Sword Art Online II, announced on Tuesday (31 December 2013) during the premier of Sword Art Online: Extra Edition, will air sometime this year (2014, duh! ). The franchise's website also has been updated to reflect this new development, which the...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Brace yourself! Crunchyroll is set to unleash a series of new streaming announcements today and the fun begins with Engaged to the Unidentified (Japanese title: Mikakunin de Shinkokei), based on the manga by Cherry Arai.

Siliconera Ishaan

Bravely Default is getting a demo in North America today via the Nintendo eShop.   The demo will allow players to explore the village of Norende and help restore it. The content in the demo is apparently not available in the full game.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Winter 2014 is shaping up to be another banner season of anime at Crunchyroll as Strange+, based on the comedy manga by Mikawa Verno is set to begin streaming soon Strange+ is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 9, at 9:30a.

Siliconera Ishaan

Udon are localizing a series of artbooks for Fate/Stay Night, the first of these being Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material. This first volume will be available in June 2014.   Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material will feature il...

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New Year may be the biggest holiday in Japan with everyone resting or visiting their relatives in the provinces or other cities. It is also the time for greetings and well wishing which everyone does, including well known manga artists/authors and...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sword Art Online returns to real world gaming on April 24th for PS Vita game Hollow Fragment, featuring original character Filia (voiced by Yui Ishikawa - Attak on Titan's Mikasa), the familiar crew, Gun Gale Online's Sinon (voiced by Miyuki Sawas...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

One of the more superficial surprises about Samurai Flamenco is that the the anime has some arts and crafts-y people on staff. After previously tweeting a Mari yarn doll, they shared a perler bead New Year's greeting.

MELOS no Michi Miss Moonlight

Team K captain Oshima Yuko has announced that she will graduate from AKB48. The announcement was made during the 64th Kouhaku Utagassen on December 31st. In between two songs of AKB48's performance, Yuko stepped forward and announced her graduatio...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sword Art Online II The reveal of a new series set for 2014 for Sword Art Online II definitely had some good reaction to it and Aniplex USA followed it up with an official promo for it, which you can see below, that largely mirrors what was at the...

Siliconera Ishaan

Following yesterday's tease, Warner Bros. have confirmed that new story DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins will be released in 2014. Warner posted the confirmation to the series' Facebook page along with the teaser image above, which makes it look lik...

It's returning! The Fairy Tail anime is set to return with another season, with pretty much a fresh start for most things! And it is set to return in April 2014! The director himself, Shinji Ishihira, mentioned that there will be a change in staff...

JEFusion UkiyaSeed

Super Hero Taisen & its sequel, Super Hero Taisen Z producer Shinichiro Shirakura confirmed via Twitter that he will be producing the much awaited. . .

Kotaku East András Neltz

"Look at all these people, having fun with their PS4s," the ad seems to say. "Sure would be nice to get some of that action, huh? " While I'm sure Sony Japan's intention wasn't to torture people—even the caption reads "The world will be united wit...

The Fandom Post Luis Cruz

While we are focusing on what aired ten years ago, the story really begins nearly two years prior. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex premiered in October 2002 and raised the bar on anime storytelling.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

First 'Sakura Trick' Anime Promo Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge January 1, 2014 at 02:00 PM Sakura Trick In the last few weeks we've had cast announcements, key visual pieces and the first commercial released, but now Sakura Trick has debuted th...

Japanator Brittany Vincent

If you're anything like me, you're a little lazy and sometimes you just don't want to read subtitles. You also might prefer listening to English voices and scripting with anime comedies that feature jokes that skew more toward Japanese viewers.

Selective Hearing's 2013 Recap – TOZ: K-pop Edition TOZ December 31st, 2013 Traditionally, I like to create a top-10 list for the K-pop songs I enjoyed the most for the past year, and while I will get to that, there is one category as a half-joke/...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is set to act as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but according to Hideo Kojima, the latter dwarfs the former quite a bit. While discussing the pair of games on Twitter, Kojima said Phantom Pain...

  Kicking off their announcements for 2014, the international artbook publisher Udon Entertainment have announced their plans to release a series of English localized artbooks surrounding Type-Moon's Fate/Stay Night visual novel series beginning f...

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream Wooser no Sono Higurashi Kakusei-hen (Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc), the second season of the anime adaptation of Yoshiki Usa and Tomoko Fujinoki's Woose...

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