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February 8, 2014, 12:00 AM
February 8, 2014, 12:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Animals are dangerous, especially wild animals. You do not want to mess with them. This, however, is not a wild animal. Today, at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, an animal escape drill was held. As Twitter users in Japan were quick to point out: The escape...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Early this morning, a peculiar fellow was spotted riding the rails in Tokyo. Wrapped in layers of lights and adorned in pink pinwheels, he didn't even bother sitting in the half-empty carriage. Just what was this glowing man doing on the last trai...

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The first promo of the new Sgt. Frog anime simply called "Keroro" is finally online. The promo features the theme song "Keroro Pop Star" by Mayumi Gojo. The original cast of the first anime series returns to reprise their roles in this one.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

NIS America's latest anime acquisition is The Pilot's Love Song, which follows up the light novel series and film, the latter of which NIS previously released on Blu-ray. The series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, and NIS plans to announce ...

An anonymous source has announced that Gonzo will be in charge of making an Anime adaptation for the highly popular Blade & Soul, a MMORPG game by Korean developer NCSOFT. Blade & Soul has a huge player base especially among'st the Asian gaming co...

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The Hajime no Ippo: Rising anime series will end with a special 4-episode spin-off called After the War Arc. This arc will feature Ippo's coach, Genji Kamogawa and his rival, Ginpachi Nekota in their younger years.

「何故にお前は」 (Naze ni Omaeha) "Tell Me Why" I saw the twist coming, but that doesn't mean it was bad. It needed to happen to keep the story interesting. A Slow Start I felt like this episode had a slow start, or perhaps that's only in retrospect.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Iconic manga and anime franchise Patlabor is getting a series of live-action shorts and a feature film. Here's the trailer for the first short. It looks great. 「THE NEXT GENERATION パトレイバー」第1章 予告 [The Next Generation Patlabor@YouTube] To contact th...


Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves.  From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there. 1.  Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy.   This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italia...

SGCafe Kyle Charizanis

The official website for Love Live! School Idol Festival has announced that the game will be getting new Mandarin Chinese, South Korean, and English versions in the Spring of 2014. Each will be run on their own separate servers rather than all try...

Japanator Karen Mead

Is Sword Art Online great, or is it the worst thing ever? That's the argument that's been going on in anime fandom since 2012. Of course, it's not really an argument, since the people who love it won't be dissuaded just because others are Negative...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Recently, My Sister Is Unusual' Live Action Film Images Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 02:29 PM While we've been enjoying the anime adaptation of the manga Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashii n da ga, aka Recently, M...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official poster for the upcoming live-action Rurouni Kenshin film sequels is finally revealed! The poster features Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, BECK) as Kenshin Himura and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note) as Makoto Shishio.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

More Cast Announced For 'Soul Eater Not! ' Anime Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 04:21 PM We've had some good bits of information come up over the last couple of months for the spring 2014 series Soul Eater Not!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Mai Mai Miracle The Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter has found itself funded after being open for a single day with over 530 backers generating the $30,000 needed to get the project going in full for all the rewards and tiers that are there.

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It seems that getting the Nendoroid treatment is currently trending for Japanese artists who usually sings the theme songs for anime series. After Yukari Tamura, Mizuki Nana, and T. M. Revolution, now May'n will also get a Nendoroid version of her...

Streaming of "school serious/gag action" anime to begin on February 11 North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed on Thursday that it acquired the streaming rights to the Ben-To anime. The company will begin streaming the anime with Eng...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Sega finally busted out some details on Sonic Boom, an animated series coming to Cartoon Network this fall. It turns out the CG-animated series is paving the way for a new franchise direction, with Wii U and 3DS games to follow suit along with a l...

Anime studio TMS and broadcastor NTV have announced that the Soreike! Anpanman anime franchise will continue despite series creator Takashi Yanase having passed away last October at the age of 94. The 25th theatrical Anpanman movie, Soreike!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

It's Thursday, which means alt-audience anime block noitaminA has run its latest on Fuji TV. Looking past this season's Silver Spoon and Samurai Flamenco, towards springs adaptations of Kazuma Ōtorino and Akaringo's Ryūgajō Nanana no Maizōkin (Nan...

Siliconera Spencer

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is slated for release on February 25. You can get HD versions of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for $39. 99. Bandai Namco Games also has a collector's edition, which has been increase...

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Sorry boys, looks like the girls will be the only ones having fun in voice actress Kana Hanazawa's upcoming event known as Kana Matsuri (Kana Festival). It was just recently announced that the voice actress known for voicing OreImo's Kuroneko, Hag...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the 3rd quarter Kamen Rider Gaim toy catalog, which features more pictures of Gaim's new forms! One of which is the Gaim Kachidoki Arms and a new form that allows Gaim to gain access to all Armored Rider weapons!

Several Visual Kei bands decided to perform the choreography of AKB48's song "koisuru Fortune Cookie". Have fun watching the video!

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

As we learned a few days ago, 3 February is the traditional holiday of Setsubun in Japan. Although its customs vary from region to region, most people who celebrate the occasion enjoy the practice of throwing beans to expel evil from their homes.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Toymaker from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is making a comeback in Lords of Shadow 2. Konami's latest gameplay video shows how it all goes down in MercurySteam's sequel, so those wanting to experience everything fresh for them...

flumpool is not a new player in Japanese music industry and they have fans not only in Japan but also overseas. This month they will visit their fans in Jakarta, Indonesia! flumpool will be taking part on an event called "WAKU WAKU JAPAN Music Fes...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii' Anime Staff, Character Designs Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 03:37 PM Announced in January as coming this spring with Studio Pierrot set to handle the series, SoreSoredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii...

Famous RPG Music Played by a Philharmonic Orchestra Posted by hana in Music and tagged ActRaiser, bgm, chrono trigger, dragon quest, final fantasy, japan bgm philharmonic orchestra, Music, philharmonic orchestra, pokemon, rpg, Sangokushi V.

New School Kaidan David Chang

LARME is a girl's fashion magazine and this issue covers makeup techniques. The cover girls for this issue are Watanabe Miyuki and Shimazaki Haruka. They're also joined by their other friends in AKB48 and Nogizaka46.

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