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RocketNews24 Jessica

While the origins of the modern pageant are firmly rooted in 19th century America and P. T. Barnam's popular photo competitions, Japan apparently didn't take long to get on the bandwagon. The first beauty pageant was held in Japan in 1891, with a ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has a couple Q&A's published in Japan today. There's a "Twel-Buu Mysteries" in Saikyō Jump, and there's bonus material in volumes 4-6 of the new color editions of the Cell arc.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Aoni Production has announced that voice actor Kouji Yada passed away on May 1st at age 81 of chronic kidney failure. Yada's anime work included the memorable roles of Zeff in One Piece and Dr. Gero in Dragon Ball.

Selective Hearing's News Roundup Greg May 3rd, 2014 NEWS The final round of EXILE's new performer audition was held at the Nippon Budokan on April 27. From a pool of about 2000 applicants, Shirahama Alan and Sekiguchi Mendy from EXILE's GENERATION...

Free! Eternal Summer to premiere this July; apparently previously unseen character shown The latest promotional video for the second season of Kyoto Animation's Free! (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club) anime ran on the Akihabara UDX Vision screen in Toky...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

More Actors Join 'Tokyo Ghoul' Anime Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge May 2, 2014 at 03:34 PM Set to debut this summer, the cast for Tokyo Ghoul just continues to grow and grow. The latest bit of news about the cast comes from the latest installment...

So in March an announcement was made regarding Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma) being released. In that same email was a sneak announcement that VIZ had picked up Chibi Vampire and D. N Angel as a release on their VIZ Select imprint.

  Here are the Oricon chart toppers for the week of April 21:     #1: "Eejyanaika"- Johnny's WEST   Johnny's Entertainment has finally rolled out their newest boy group, featuring members from Johnny's Jr.

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A chapter of Tetsu Kariya's Oishinbo manga series is garnering public outcry after being published in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine on Monday. The manga chapter follows a group of newspaper journalists who are exposed to nuclear radiatio...

Siliconera Robert Ward

Siliconera recently spoke with Yohei Kataoka, director of Tokyo Jungle and producer on Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. During our conversation, I asked Kataoka how he felt about Tokyo Jungle's reception outside Japan, and his answer was interesting...

Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome – 1 The Produce Review Greg May 1st, 2014 Release Date: January 29, 2014 Track Listing Baito Fighter Produce Yoropiku Pikuyoro Bishoujo Mokushiroku Oh My Destiny Douse Osa Renai Girl Talk Kirakira My Heart Mirakuru no Hi...

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Japanese pop star, Luna Haruna is returning to familiar territory as it has been announced that she will be singing the ending theme for Sword Art Online II. This will mark her return to the series which was one of the reasons her second single, O...

RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

No, me neither, but now you can get just that on a T-shirt! If you've been looking for the right way to express your admiration for Apple's legendary CEO, wait no longer! Now you can get the genderswitched Jobs shirt you've always wanted!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised given Attack on Titan's city-leveling popularity, but according to Siliconera a source at Spike Chunsoft says the company is interested in bringing the series' 3DS action game to North America.

Japanator Elliot Gay

The past few months of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailers have been fairly brief. Character overviews, brief bits and pieces of battles; there hasn't been a beefy video exploring the entire game in quite some time.

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Siliconera recently reported that Spike Chunsoft is currently looking for a publishing partner in bringing the Attack on Titan 3DS game to North. . .

Japanator Pedro Cortes

Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on their publication num...

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Here's the short preview of Kamen Rider Baron's theme, "Never Surrender" by Team Baron (Kaito Kumon, Zack, & Peco). This song was used in two episodes of the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series.

RocketNews24 Jessica

A video uploaded by Japanese YouTuber Nuuuuuuuuko shows a heartwarming scene that calls into doubt the old adage that "cats are jerks. " Set to cheery music, two cats share a bowl of kibble, each refusing to hog the dish by pushing it in the other...

The Gekijouban gdgd Youseis tte Iu Eiga wa Dou kana…? (gdgd Fairies the Movie: Wonder What Kind of Movie That'll Be…? ) feature film will open in limited Japanese release on September 27 as a double-feature with the original CG anime film Konna Wa...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Originally set up as an April Fools' gag called Specium;Boys, 5pb. and Mages producer Chiyomaru Shikura recently teased an upcoming project called Spacium Shonen. There's not a lot of information on it yet, but it sees the Steins;Gate folks collab...

Mushishi Zoku Shou - 05 The symbolism is thick with this one. Mushishi is fully back in the swing of things, and that means opening up the series to the darker side of existence now that the viewers have been gently reeled back in with three stori...

On the 5th June 2014, ATLUS is set to publish the first-person dungeon crawling spinoff Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth within Japan, which like Persona 4 Arena will unite characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 as they seek to conquer a m...

Female Titan is a character who appears in Attack on Titan. She possesses superior intelligence, and many fans were likely left with an intense view of her after seeing her trample so many helpless characters from the series.

Game features music by Kagerō Project's Jin Marvelous AQL began streaming a second promotional video on Friday for its upcoming rhythm game for PlayStation Vita IA/VT -Colorful- (Ia Visual Tracks Colorful).

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Asato Mizu's 'Denkigai no Honya-san' Manga Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge May 2, 2014 at 01:25 PM Denkigai no Honya-san With a number of shorter works in the library, Asato Mizu has scored an anime adaptation of one of his work...

LIVE REVIEW: MIYAVI World Tour "SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014″ @Troubadour, Los Angeles, 04/25/2014 Japanese samurai guitarist and solo musician MIYAVI returned to the United States with his latest World Tour "SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014".

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Chi's New Address Season 3 It's all good news when it comes to this kitten this week as Siren Visual has announced the Australian pickup of Chi's Sweet Home & Chi's New Address. Noting that Discotek Media had just announced this for North American...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kamigami no Asobi' Anime Adds OVA Release Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2014 at 04:04 PM Kamigami no Asobi While there are no specific details about it, Japanese production company Showgate has updated on what's going on with spring 2014 anime...

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