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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
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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 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...

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 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...

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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.

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Jpop♀ Reading: January 1, 2014 Ray's Picks Yuko announces her graduation from AKB48 ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。 – モーニングBerryz48 MB deals with the upcoming loss of her AKB oshi. ~And because 'they' say talking about it can be therapeutic… – モーニングBerry...

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...

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...

Bearing news of its much anticipated second season, top MMORPG combat anime Sword Art Online makes a coveted return with a one-hour special, blending a dreaded recap episode with plenty of gratuitous bathing suit antics from the heroines while poo...

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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