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February 22, 2014, 2:30 PM

Each year, cat lovers in Japan celebrate annual "Cat Day" on February 22, based on the fact that the number 2 sounds somewhat similar to the sound of a cat's meow (pronounced "nyaah") in the Japanese language.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (FEBRUARY 20, 2014) - On February 19th, the GRAMMY Museum unveiled their Yoshiki exhibit which puts the influential rock icon's signature crystal piano, flamboyant wardrobes, and other items on display.

King Records began streaming the first minute of the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga on Thursday. The video, which features a battle in space against an alien, reveals that the 12-episode series is slated to premiere o...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After four years and seven episodes, Gundam Unicorn wraps up this spring with the 90-minute seventh and final episode hitting Japanese theaters for a limited run May 17th before a June 6th home video release.

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The Yahoo! Movies website posted a new American poster for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla film remake. The poster features the King of the Monsters towering over the San Francisco skyline. (The Transamerica Pyramid to the right is 48 stories tall, altho...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With the first half of From the New World set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 15th, Sentai Filmworks has announced the English dub cast for the far future anime.     Title:                 FROM THE NEW WORLD COLLECTION 1 Published by:  ...

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Bravely Default, Square Enix's new role-playing franchise, is a big deal for the RPG community. It's the first brand new RPG franchise that Square Enix have successfully debuted in a long time, and the fact that it draws inspiration from the older...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Like kimono and T-shirts with English writing (sometimes vulgar, sometimes comical, always unintelligible), the number of people you'll see in Japan wearing surgical masks is pretty surprising. Sure, Japan is a hard working society, and the spread...

Ask John: Why is Anime Fascinated with Britain? Question: I'm been fascinated with British-style characters in anime, from Eru-Chan from Upotte! ! to Darjeeling from Girls Und Panzer to my favorite, Alice Cartelet from Kin-iro Mosaic.

The Fandom Post Kestrel Swift

Kill la Kill Episode 19 One month later, the landscape of the battle has changed drastically. What They Say: A startling revelation turns Ryuko's world upside down! But she's not the only one in turmoil, as Satsuki, the Elite Four and the members ...

girugamesh Maybe you have already heard the rumor, that two members of girugamesh - to be specific, guitarist Nii and drummer Ryo - are brothers! This rumor had been spread once some years ago but this time it seems like both of them revealed it t...

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The official Bandai Boy's Toys site revealed the upcoming release of the DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Knuckle and Kurokage Set and the DX Sid Lock Seed from Kamen Rider Gaim. The DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Knuckle and Kurokage Set comes with the Pinecon...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Would you like your new Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailer in Persona 3 or Persona 4 flavor? Choose between the two, or watch both below, and then we'll get into some more details on the dungeon-crawler after you're done.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

New 'Kindaichi Case Files' Anime Brings Back Original Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge February 21, 2014 at 01:26 PM Kindaichi Case Files Continuity in some ways is almost always preferred when you bring back a property and it looks like we're getti...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Hardcore Chocolate, makers of t-shirts inspired by punk, movies and pro-wrestling, is back with a second stylized Kill La Kill shirt, and it's one that many fans have been waiting for.  Namely, here's the two star transformed version of Mako!

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If you have been following the news recently you would have known that SOZO Pte Ltd has 3 artistes confirmed as performers for JMF (The Japan Music Festival (JMF),an umbrella brand for Concerts of Japanese artists throughout 2014.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Good Smile Company is set to offer two figures based on one of the more controversial bits of Sword Art Online. Now available for pre-order, they'll be shipping a Max Factory 1/7th scale statue of  "Asuna ~Captured Titania~" in July.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Toriko Part 3 When the news hit about Dragon Ball Z Kai returning to the broadcast realm on April 6th, 2014, it pretty much signaled another event as well as it was taking Toriko's place in the schedule.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It It was a magical night as Yuko Oshima romanced us with a setlist not heard from Team K since 2009. Team K's 4th stage, which was heard for the first time in May of 2008, returned with Oshima and her colleagues only nights before the A...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Bandai Premium is introducing some Sailor Moon leather goods with its latest high(er) end character goods. Orders are being taken for a wallet ( 19,440 yen) and business card case (10,800 yen) ahead of a May release.

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The star-studded J-Stars Victory VS line-up has already been finalized and Weekly Shounen Jump! 's strongest, brightest and most popular characters are already gearing up to battle one another in what would prove to be one gigantic rumble.

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On February 21st, Team KII member Matsumoto Rina annouced her graduation from SKE48. She will leave in April to concentrate on her studies. An exact graduation date has yet to be announced but it was already confirmed that she will participate in ...

Japanator Brad Rice

Admit it: if and whenever you get a chance to go to Japan, you'll spend way too much money on shameless character goods. If you've already bought a dakimakura pillow, then you might find yourself upgrading to a full sheet set.

Siliconera Ishaan

Diddy Kong will be a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and director Masahiro Sakurai says that his flexibility and reach have been increased for the new game, as illustrated in the screenshot below.

Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki and KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi will be starring in the upcoming baseball film "Vancouver no Asahi".

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Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo ~Kizuna~ Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo ~Kizuna~ will be released on March 12. This is the 4th album from Sakura Gakuin. The CD contains 12 songs including their latest singles Ganbare!

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"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders" – PV Posted by pKjd on Feb 21, 2014 @ 1:31 am 21 Feb Earlier today, Mantanweb published a new promotional video for 「JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders」 on their official youtu...

According to the official site, Brothers Conflict's BD/DVD Vol. 7 will include an unaired episode and will be released on February 26, 2014. The special will be about Rima and her brothers trying out a magic lamp that her father gave her as a souv...

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It has been announced by the Shogakukan and Kinokuniya Southern Theater that there would be a stage play adaptation of Aoyama Gosho's Detective Conan. . .

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I've recently been looking at cute parrots on Twitter to calm my nerves… they're strangely relaxing to look at! I've also recently become rather interested in inko ice cream…!

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