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February 2, 2014, 5:30 AM

It's hard to imagine legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki needing to be any more lauded than he already is. Over 95 percent of Japan's population has watched one of his movies, people see uploading his films to the Internet as being the fast tr...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

We've all been there: You're holding a big ol' hamburger with both hands, you bring it to your mouth to take a bite, and the whole burger falls out all over the place. But guess what, there's an "ideal" way to hold a burger.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

There seems to be a bit of a debate these days centered around whether or not being an otaku, the term used in Japan to describe people who obsess over a variety of hobbies, is a socially healthy one. In extreme cases, the otaku lifestyle can limi...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With an Upotte! ! complete set , featuring the 10 episode series, plus OVA, set to be released March 18th, Sentai Filmworks has announced the English dub cast for the guns as girls anime.   Director Leraldo Anzaldua English Vocal Cast Funco (FNC) ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

It's been a long time since anime has had a hit like Attack on Titan. Over the last several years, Japanese animation has become increasingly self-referential, providing previously unparalleled enjoyment for, and arguably pandering to, its most de...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

A few years ago, I was hanging out with a friend in Tokyo. Being recently married meant that for the first time in several years I was living in an apartment more spacious and comfortable than a bunker, and I invited my buddy back to my place for ...

Japanator Brad Rice

The Japanese government is none too pleased by an exhibit at France's Festival de la Bande Dessinee d'Angouleme, one of the biggest manga festivals in Europe. The exhibit in question details Japan's atrocities during World War II, focusing mainly ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While noting such yuri titles they have in their library such as Strawberry Panic and Girlfriends, Seven Seas Entertainment has announced the acquisition of a new yuri title with Citrus. The series comes from Saburouta and began in Japan in the fa...

The Fandom Post Kory Cerjak

Samurai Flamenco Episode 15What's the plan to save Japan? What They Say: "Imitation Justice" Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero "by himself" with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!

MAN WITH A MISSION In advance to their North American debut from Epic Records scheduled in the fall of 2014, MAN WITH A MISSION would be releasing their first compilation album "Beef Chicken Pork" and the international version EP "Don't feel the d...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Showcases 'Ranma 1/2' Blu-ray Anime Packaging Posted by Chris Beveridge January 31, 2014 at 04:39 PM Viz Media is definitely giving Ranma 1/2 all the love it deserves with the first set that's coming out on Blu-ray on March 25th, 2014 as...

Siliconera Ishaan

In an interview with Japanese business publication Nikkei, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata shared his thoughts on the company's recent financial losses and also revealed that he's considering the idea of mergers and acquisitions.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media, working with ElevenArts, has sent out the basics of what to expect for the upcoming theatrical run of Tiger & Bunny – The Rising. The film is one that takes what was done in the first, which largely adapted a good portion of the origina...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! will be releasing the memorial album "Shinyuu (心友)" on February 4. It will be a greatest hits album containing 13 tracks including all the singles. The members are going to graduate from the group on March 31, 2014, so the ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the CD jacket photos last month, the official site for voice actress/singer Aya Hirano posted a teaser video for her long-awaited third album "vivid" yesterday. The video features the CD jacket photo session conducted by Fantasista Utama...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Japan's Hope for Animals animal rights activists recently claimed victory in encouraging FamilyMart to discontinue offering foie gras filled hamburger lunch meals. This helped to get their "Animals are Not Your Food Products"graphic into the publi...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

After almost 3 years, we finally have a proper update about the status of Saban Brands' Power Rider! RangerCrew reports that the trademark for Power Rider is no longer active. As we have previously reported last June 30, 2011, Saban Brands registe...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Soul Sacrifice Delta heads to PS Vita in Japan on March 6 with its unique spin on a variety of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Since it's Soul Sacrifice, even Little Red Riding Hood is getting a ghastly overhaul, and you can see the monstrous depiction of th...

Siliconera Eugene

  Sega lets slip very, very quietly in the comments of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd opening song Decorator that they've moved the release date for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game back.

Episode 03: 「ラブコメの波動を感じる」 (Rabu Kome no Hadou o Kanjiru) "I Can Feel the Love Comedy Waves" I changed my mind. I really don't have the time to blog another show, but screw it – picked up. I'm enjoying this too much to not talk about it.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren – 04 Filed under Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai, First Impressions by Takaii | 11 Comments 「無垢なる…生徒会長選挙(クイーンメーカー)」 (Mukunaru… Seitokaichou Senkyo (Kuiin Meekaa)) "An Innocent… Student Council President / Queenmake...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Noragami' Manga Bundled Anime Episode Gets First Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge January 31, 2014 at 04:21 PM Noragami Kodansha's getting people excited about the upcoming manga bundled original episode for Noragami by putting out a new trailer f...

KIKAIDA: THE ANDROID OF JUSTICE RETURNS Jiro is Born Again in KIKAIDER: REBOOT! At a press conference on January 30th at Toei Studios in Tokyo, announcements were made for their 2014 line up, including the return of the 1970s TV series, KIKAIDER (...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Community Reading: January 31, 2014 Ray's Picks Open Call For Proposals 2014 – 333sound If you have the vision, time, and ambition, you may want to consider sending in a proposal. Last time, Anna of appears submitted a proposal for the...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Character goods maker Cospa will soon be offering a reproduction of the sukajan (bad-ass embroidered jacket - a sort of Japanese take on American World War II jumpers, famously worn by toughs in plenty of media) worn by Ryuko in the beginning of K...

Impression: Change, change, change – that's all anyone seems to care about anymore. And, ultimately, it's what most people fear – the change and loss of the things that we hold dear. Once again we see this fear manifest within one of our main cast...

  Trailer for Pokemon Origins The Pokemon Company International have announced that a number of Pokemon animation episodes and specials will be available through the Hulu and Hulu Plus services, adding to the range of titles available on the Hulu ...

DS Virtual Console coming to Wii U In a mission statement released by Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, it's been revealed that plans for a DS virtual console appearing on the Wii U eShop are underway and NFC will be heavily implemented in the ...

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