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May 2, 2014, 10:30 AM

Storied career ranged from Oscar-nominated Mona Lisa to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? & Super Mario Bros. British actor Bob Hoskins passed away on Tuesday after a bout of pneumonia. He was 71. Hoskins starred in the Oscar-nominated Brazil as Spoor and ...

"Summer is coming. Our first and last eternal summer. Coming soon. " A commercial for the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free! (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club) anime began airing during Thursday's rerun of the first season in Japan.

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Earlier this month we posted an announcement about a special limited-time Kiki & Lala Cafe in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district. The photos from the preview were just so adorable that we almost had little hearts spilling out of our eyes, and had to ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Acquires 'Blade & Soul' Anime License Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2014 at 04:10 PM Blade & Soul Sentai Filmworks isn't done picking up license from the spring 2014 anime season yet as they've just brought another into the fol...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially announced today on April 30 that X Japan, one of the founders of Japanese visual-kei bands, will hold a live concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC on October 11. Back in 2008, the band planned to play their first show at the his...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Last week the recently-announced playable Rise Kujikawa was in the spotlight in a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer. Now we have another newcomer to the fighter, Persona 3's Yukari Takeba, in action below.

SGCafe Higanbana

After Hamatora aired last winter, the second season of Hamatora is coming as early as this summer, but this time, it's being animated by the studio of Humanity has Declined and Danganronpa the Animation.

Siliconera Sato

Drakengard 3 recently received a set of DLC prequel stories in Japan. Instead of playing Zero, you get to play as her Intoner sisters and unlock their memories through the story. Square Enix has even more downloadable scenarios in the works for Dr...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 was announced for PS Vita in the west near the end of March, and Idea Factory International has some more details. While it's set to hit North America this summer at both retail and digital, Europe will be gettin...

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Siliconera Spencer

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi will be available on May 6 as a PlayStation Network download and in stores. However, if you opted for one of the limited edition bundles with the Hakuoki hair comb and love charm you have to wait until May 20 to...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Thanks to the latest update over at the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, we've got a nostalgic look back at the old days of Capcom. Project lead Keiji Inafune, composer Manami Matsumae, and game designer Naoya Tomito (Tom-Pon) reminisce about their early...

SGCafe Higanbana

An anime adaptation has been announced for Denkigai no Honya-san, a casual manga about life working in a bookstore in the middle of an otaku hub. Written by Asato Mizu, Denkigai no Honya-san (The Bookstore of the Electric Town) begins when a shy b...

SGCafe Higanbana

The voice actress of Kirino from OreImo and Leafa from Sword Art Online is releasing her newest single on June 4, but you can hear one and a half minutes of her cute voice now. Ayana Taketatsu's fifth single, Wonderful World, is composed by Shunta...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Following up on the recent announcement of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment's localization, Bandai Namco Games detailed further plans for the PS Vita game's summer release in the Americas. In addition to Hollow Fragment, the digital-exclusive rel...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Granola bars tend to call to hiking and other outdoor activities to mind. Conversely, anime and its fandom are easily thought of as more indoor interests. Well, brand Nature Valley spent the day on social media bridging that gap, talking Love Live...

The GLORIO Blog Aquagaze

Art by ロウ [Pixiv ID #75546] You've probably seen them before, whether it's on social networks, in fanart, as figures on online shops or in the seedier underbellies of the anime fandom. The kanmusu, or "ship daughters", twee teenage girls dressed l...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Last year, the backpacks with a dragon head sticking out to make you look like a dragon trainer became quite popular. I thought they were such an amazing idea, but I've yet to meet anyone who actually u...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Eras come and go with amazing speed in the heavily youth-oriented anime and manga industries. The year 1989 saw the start of a number of comic serials with lavish artwork and intriguing premises. But while Video Girl Ai, Spriggan, and Silent Mobiu...

SGCafe Higanbana

Compile Heart has released a teaser video for Hyperdimension Neptunia VII that shows it's actually divided into three stories. Hyperdimension Neptunia VII (Shinjigen Game Neptune Victory II) is divided into three arcs: the Zero Dimension, Hyperdim...

Japanator Jeff Chuang

Hoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! While pinching myself, I'm here to share with you the great news that NISA has licensed Cardcaptor Sakura the TV series for home video release. The series was originally licensed by Geneon and sat in licensing hell for qui...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

As a student, I always picked foreign language over art when choosing electives, and when it was time to select an extracurricular activity, I opted for the football team over the painting club. I don't regret those choices.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Let the games continue! This is one hell of a ride. No Game No Life Episode 4 Review "Grandmaster. " From the unexpected humorous scenes to the moments of inspiration, this show never ceases to be entertaining on a level that brings me great excit...

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May. 01. 2014 Sponsored links Kanna Hashimoto, is a member of Fukuoka-based idol group Rev. from DVL, recently appeared in the latest live-action TVCM for the popular social game "Girl Friend Beta" as its new image character.

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CDJapan has opened pre-orders for the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Ressha Sentai ToQGer vs. Kamen Rider Gaim Summer Break Special. The said special aired last March 30th and served as a tie-in to the Heisei Rider vs.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Yakuza crashes car into entrance of Nagasaki police station Inside the Omura Police StationOMURA, NAGASAKI PREFECTURE (TR) – On Wednesday morning, a member of a criminal syndicate crashed a car into the front entrance the Omura Police Station, rep...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Sailor Moon Crystal' Anime Episode Count Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge April 30, 2014 at 02:02 PM While the veracity isn't completely confirmed, it pretty much fits in with normal business practices that ahead of the summer 2014 premiere of ...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Kpop Reading: April 30, 2014 Ray's Picks New Champ dedicated "Yahage" lyrics to After School's Nana … the thirst is real – Asian Junkie Countdown to restraining order, five, four, three… Top 10 Favorite K-Pop & J-Pop Music Videos – Wot...

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