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May 2, 2014, 10:30 PM

A well-written Tweet turns into a morning of unexpected smiles for the online anime community. It started out fairly simply. Twitter user @elkasaurus was sharing his love for Nature Valley granola bars: Starting my day off with a @NatureValley gra...

RocketNews24 Angelina Lucienne

In Japan, fashion trends seem to come and go almost before you notice them.  With summer rapidly approaching, many people are already planning their summer swimwear. One of this year's most popular bikinis is a bit of a departure from last year's ...

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 ...

Siliconera Ishaan

You may have heard that Sailor Moon is getting an anime reboot later this year, which will debut on the NicoNico streaming service. Anime News Network reports that the series will consist of 26 episodes.

Siliconera Sato

If you take the… concept behind the Senran Kagura games and throw it into a Phantasy Star Online-like game, you get Scarlet Blade by Nexon. This is a free-to-play MMORPG with busty characters roaming the realms.

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...

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 ...

SGCafe spartanchef

Moe anime Is the Order a Rabbit? or Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?  or GochiUsa for short is currently capturing the hearts of many fans with its own blend of coffee, comedy and cuteness. Now, a new live action TV ad features the voice actresses of t...

"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.

STEINS;GATE has already acquired many fans from all over the world. The game first released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. It picked up a large backing from the beginning and developed into a wide range of media including spin-off games, anime, and comics.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Bandai Sets 'Turn A Gundam' Blu-ray Anime Box Set Releases Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM Turn A Gundam Originally broadcast in 1999 and 2000, Bandai Visual Japan is gearing up to release Turn A Gundam in a pair of box sets this...

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 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.

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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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 ...

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...

release / X JAPAN X JAPAN has dropped 2 big announcements this week. They have announced that they will be performing on 2014/10/11 in Madison Square Garden at New York, America. They also announced that they will be releasing a best of album to t...

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

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...

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival, San Francisco's annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, returns over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th with a unique mix of colorful pop-inspired fun.

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...

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...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The June 2014 issue of Media Factory's Comic Flapper, which is officially released today on May 2 in Japan, reveals that a TV anime adaptation of Asato Mizu's slice-of-life comedy manga Denkigai no Honya-san (The bookstore in the electric town) is...

METANORN skylion

May2 Do LRIG's always see them like this?  Someone has to be the first to go. —————————————————————- Reversal of Fortune There there Sayaka…uh, Hitoe I tell you, I was irritated that we didn't see last episode's dramatic ending continue directly i...

The leader of SS501 Kim Hyun Joong slated to make a comeback with a new release this summer. The singer will release the new single "Hot Sun" on June 18.

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