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April 28, 2014, 6:00 PM
April 28, 2014, 6:00 PM

Among the "only in Japan" Hello Kitty items, probably the most specific possible are the traditional lucky charms. Photographed here are several hagoita, rectangular wooden paddles usually sold around the New Year as good luck charms.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Even with the scheduled premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal just a few months away, the producers of the upcoming anime have been extremely guarded with information regarding the newest version of Japan's most successful magical girl series ever.

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In 2012, Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus Company, which operates bus service to the mountain town Hakone, ran a Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed bus. Hakone corresponds to the anime series' Tokyo-3, a new version of Tokyo built there after an apocalypse d...

With Idolmaster: One For All's release drawing close, some of the final details to surface along with the latest trailer include a glimpse at the DLC idols from Cinderella Girls who will also be making an appearance.

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As we all know, Stan Lee tried pitching Super Sentai in TV networks in the United States back in the 80's. Just recently, an old newspaper article has surfaced online revealed that Lee tried bringing Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan in the United States b...

RocketNews24 KK Miller

How far would you go to be the epitome of cool at your high school? Growing up, you had to have all the right accessories, slap bracelets, JanSport backpacks, and Gap sweatshirts to be "in". You would think the days of bright colors and zany patte...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 With the adventures of Eren and company airing on Saturday nights on Toonami, beginning May 3, 2014, then hitting North American on June 3rd, FUNimation has posted a look at the Attack on Titan Toonami trailer.

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The Irregular at Magic High School Episode 4 And so we continue to get more introductory material. What They Say: Episode 04: "Enrollment Part IV" Mibu meets with Tatsuya at a cafe. She thanks him for defusing the brawl between her and Kirihara pe...

Siliconera Ishaan

A "super important" Persona announcement will be made on May 2nd, Atlus said on Sunday. (Thanks, Anime News Network)   On May 2nd, Atlus will hold a live stream session titled "Dark Hour TV ~Persona Hour" as part of the promotional campaign for Pe...

Bleach 578 – A Mind Blowing Experience Filed under Bleach (Manga), Manga by Prooof | 0 Comments It's difficult to imagine anything that can stop Kenpachi right now, and it feels like he's capable of destroying anything in front of him.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Otome Shinto Dai Ichi Maku ~Hajimari no Uta~ Otome Shinto's 1st album Otome Shinto Dai Ichi Maku ~Hajimari no Uta~ (乙女新党 第一幕 ~始まりのうた~) will be released on June 25. Arakawa Chika and Aoi Wakana, who announced their graduation, are making their last...

Baby Steps - 04 Baby Steps really is a series of paradoxes, and I'm not sure that will serve it well (no pun intended) in  reaching its audience. There's definitely a Yin and Yang quality to the two Sunday supper sports anime this season, and it's...

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Apr. 28. 2014 Sponsored links Kurikamaki officially announced that they changed their name to Ayumikurikamaki. This decision was taken after the join of the new member Ayumi who is going to start her activities with the other members of Kurikamaki...

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Toy maker Takara Tomy revealed via print ads an image of Optimus Prime in EVA-01 of Neon Genesis Evangelion's color scheme. The ad features a "story" of this special Optimus Prime. The Angels are invading.

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Namco Bandai has revealed the newest trailer for their upcoming PS3 RPG Tales of Zestiria at Nico Nico Chokaigi 3, giving us a look at the story and characters. Tales of Zestiria takes place in a world of humans and the "Heavenly Tribe", mysteriou...

Japanator Jeff Chuang

At this weekend's Nico Nico Chokaigi 3 convention, the new cast for the new Sailor Moon anime, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal, is announced. More importantly, it's getting a release date of July 5th.

J-Everything Tyler Raiz

The Arashi members started off talking about the guests right away in this episode of VS Arashi (VS 嵐). The guest team this time is a prefecture team from Miyagi, but the key is a deep rivalry between Aiba-kun and one of the guest team's members.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Originally announced for a May release, Love Live! School Idol Paradise is now scheduled July 24th.  Kadowa has posted a new preview of this Vita game, developed by Dingo, the folks behind the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games and Persona 4: Dancin...

Japan 2014: Countdown to The 2-Shot Bonanza Greg April 26th, 2014 It is about a month before the 2014 Japan trip and unlike previous excursions it is every man for him self. The usual suspects from Selective Hearing and New School Kaidan are arriv...

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Good news for Sailormoon fans, the 20th Anniversary Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon Memorial Tribute Album will get a series of vinyl record releases. . .

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Publisher MF Bunko J has mentioned "new projects" involving Hidan no Aria to be revealed later this year during their annual summit – opening room for anime sequel announcement, if not merely novel spin-offs.

Selective Hearing's News Roundup Greg April 27th, 2014 NEWS Nogizaka46's Ikuta Erika has announced that she will not be participating in the group's new single, as well as activities accompanying the new release.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It Ayako Nakanomori is back in the spotlight with her first solo single after the disbandment of pop-rock group Nakanomori Band. Nakanomori's [中ノ森文子] Get the Glory music video was unleashed on FlyingDog's official YouTube channel ahead o...

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