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February 8, 2014, 10:30 PM

The new poster for this year's two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films debuted on Friday. The poster highlights the Great Kyoto Fire in the first sequel's title, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen, as well as the visage of former government ass...

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The Powerpuff Girls and Japan's Ponta mascot are crossing over to celebrate the cartoon's 15th anniversary.  Sega, Pizza Hut, and Cartoon Network Japan are participating with various goods featuring the Powerpuff Girls with ears and tails.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sword Art Online II With the spring adaptation of Sword Art Online II getting closer and closer, there will definitely be a lot of material coming out for it in various Japanese magazines and likely a solid overseas push as well.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the 15-second teaser revealed last November, the official site for the upcoming boys love-themed anime film Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (The World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa) today posted a fu...

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Love Live! is off to the races as the μ's girls team up with the Pacific Racing Team which is part of the Super GT car racing series which often takes place in Japan and Malaysia. Pacific Racing Team director Jinno Motoki has announced that the ra...

New School Kaidan David Liao

It's Hello Project's turn to get their groups ranked. RankGroupLogoComments Morning Musume '14This is not your parents Morning Musume. MM has come a long way since the "dark days," but persistence has paid off.

The game creator of Blade & Soul by NCSoft, had announced that the fantasy MMORPG will be getting TV Animation. The animation production will be done by Gonzo.  Hiroshi Hamasaki and Hiroshi Takeuchi will direct the anime at the studio with script ...

「幻想の…昼寝迷宮(シエスタラビリンス)」 (Gensou no… Hirune Nuikyou (Siesuta Rabirinsu)) "The Illusive… Siesta Labyrinth" Since the start of the second season, I've felt bad for Kumin and Isshiki. It felt like they were relegated into the obscure space of bad jokes ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Durarara! ! 3way standoff -alley-, a game originally released on PSP, is making the transition to PS Vita in Japan as Durarara! ! 3way standoff -Alley- V. According to the March issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine, the enhanced port is due out on June...

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Feb 7th, 2014 by gsckahotan Only 2 days left until WonFes! TWO DAYS! !   Aaaahhh! ! ((((;゚Д゚))))! !   Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) As you'd expect on the day before the big WonFes setup… the offices are really busting with chaos!

Question: It might be politically incorrect, but would it be inaccurate to attribute the early-to-mid-2000s domestic anime bubble -and its subsequent bursting- to wishy-washy American fangirls who treated anime as a fad, rather than a hobby?

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Griffon is finally launching their new SD figure line, Nanorich VC (Voice Collection), and they are kicking it off with the Black Swordsman himself, Sword Art Online's badass hero, Kirito. This figure is fully articulated and stands at approximate...

Gin no Saji Second Season - 05 How can a kid with such great language skills have no much trouble with one two letter word? Boy, was that episode ever a tale of two halves.   The A-part was very much a continuation of the mostly slice-of-life mode...

With a little under a week until Valentine's Day, Japan is still in the midst of chocolate madness, and it appears the fast food industry is no exception. Hot on the heels of their unique french fries and chocolate sauce combination, fast food cha...

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Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls' Ranko Kanzaki is certainly one of the social game's most popular idols and she will be joining Wave's highly popular Beach Queens figure line. Measuring 130mm in height and sculpted by Manzoku Mamoru, this elegant new ...

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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 ...

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We recently got a look at the world and some of the main characters of Compile Heart's latest entry on the Monster World game series, Moero Chronicle. The game's official website shares more information on the other monster girls you'll be fightin...

「シオシシオ」 (Shioshishio) "Shioshishio" Things are about to change once more. The word I would use to describe this episode would be "haunting", though perhaps not in the way I would usually use the term. This is no horror flick, no suspense driven ar...

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L'Arc-en-Ciel will have a solo show at Tokyo National Olympic Stadium on March 21st (Fri/ Holiday) and 22nd (Sat). The concert tickets will be sold by lottery at NEXUS ticketing center world-wide. The two-night event will be L'Arc-en-Ciel's second...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

NIS America Acquires 'The Pilot's Love Song' Anime Rights Posted by Chris Beveridge February 7, 2014 at 02:23 PM The Pilot's Love Song NIS America has a second announcement this week with a new license, this time from one of the winter 2014 pool o...

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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.

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Marvelous AQL are teasing a new game for the Nintendo 3DS, which they say is from the developers of Rune Factory. Marvelous, as you know, publish the Rune Factory games.   A teaser website for the game states: "What have the developers of Rune Fac...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

MangaGamer is looking to get their games out a bit more to a wider audience and that means they've now gotten final approval for Go Go Nippon to debut on Steam. THe game, which they've previously released directly, will debut on Steam on February ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Atlus has a new pair of character clips for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, this time showing the Persona 3 protagonist's best friend, Junpei Iori, and classmate, Yukari Takeba.       Persona Q dungeon-crawls its way to Nintendo 3DS in Japan o...

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Nippon Ichi's D-rated "yandere adventure" game "Harem Tengoku Da To Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta" ("I though I was in harem heaven but it turned out I was in yandere hell") is due to hit the PS3 soon, and has been attracting some attention as per...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Those wondering when SoulCalibur: Lost Swords will be coming to the west can thank Namco Bandai Games Europe for shedding some light on the release. The free-to-play fighter's latest European trailer gives it a spring release date along with a cou...

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It has been revealed in their official Facebook and Twitter today, the official poster of the upcoming live-action film sequels of Rurouni Kenshin! . . .

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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 English subtitles to subscribers on Tuesday, February 11, followed by free...

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Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai posted a new Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U screenshot featuring the Legendary Pokémon Palkia from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl! The photo comes with the caption: "Palkia appeared in the Spear Pillar s...

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