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July 19, 2014, 2:00 AM

With the highly anticipated Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Japan having just opened this week to great fanfare, owls seem to be the hot "animal of the hour" at the moment. Plus, we think owls are pretty cool-looking birds to begin wi...

Sugar Sugar Rune, Final Fantasy X actress Rika Matsumoto stars as Diancie in July 19 film The Pokemon Company began streaming the second trailer for its Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Dest...

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A televised marathon of the current three "Q" series Evangelion films also brings news that the very final Evangelion movie will be hitting the screen much later than the rest, the end of next year, 2015.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

There may be another Dragon Ball Z movie coming to Japan next spring, but some of us in the west still haven't had a chance to see 2013's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Fathom Events, FUNimation, and Screenvision are getting ready to expand the fe...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Media Factory today posted a 80-second promotional video to announce the launch of Chugaku Akamatsu's popular light novel series Aria the Scarlet Ammo's new project called "Project Code AA. " According to the video, at least three plans will be in...

Film set in Doll Kingdom opens in Japan on October 11 Toei Animation began streaming the first trailer on Thursday for the upcoming Eiga HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyō no Kuni no Ballerina (HappinessCharge PreCure!

The staff of the television anime adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie) manga unveiled the anime's second promotional video and first TV spot during the anime's cast announcement conference that was held live o...

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year. The ever-growing popularity of manga and anime culture in the U. S.

Series, one-shot celebrate space manga creator's 60th year since debut This September issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine is announcing on Saturday that Leiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato, Star Blazers, Galaxy Express 999) will lau...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Alt audience anime block Noitamina's fall plans include an A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Silver Spoon) adaptation of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie), Naoshi Arakawa's 2011 Monthly Shounen Magazine (Beck, Dear Boys) manga about a pian...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

As someone who never completely outgrew his love of animation and video games, I try to at least keep up with what's popular with kids in Japan. I can identify Pikachu, Squirtle, and a handful more of the cute cockfighting stand-ins from Pokémon.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Previously teased back in May, the first official US trailer for Disney's Big Hero 6—which adapts Marvel's obscure Japanese superhero team in big-budget CG-animated style—recently touched down, along with some cast details.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Avex has posted a short version promotional video for a new version of "Odoru Pompokolin" performed by popular Japanese girls group E-girls. The song is well-known as the theme song for the long-running TV anime Chibi Maruko-chan.

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Oricon reported that Disney's Frozen has sold 661,000 Blu-ray copies in its first official Japanese release date and has a set a new record when it comes to first day sales in Japan. The previous record holder are the combined sales of the two Eva...

Cosplay queen Nonsummerjack has exposed her wild and ferocious side as demonstrated by this sexy nekomimi bearing cosplay of Schell from Doubutsu Nee-chan – sure to further amplify the already unfathomable appreciation netizens have for felines.

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Golden has everything going right at the moment. I wasn't sure if episodes focusing on the new material that came from Golden would work, but it really is. This was an extremely entertaining episode with some good laughs to be had along the way wh...

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Brace yourselves, more ecchi is coming as the September 2014 issue of Monthly Dragon Magazine will be announcing that an unaired episode of the popular High School DXD anime series will be bundled with the High School DXD DX.

Relatively tame love-sankaku anime Glasslip has spiced up its drab romance by introducing some modest pantsu service and steamy bathing scenes – a change of pace that proved as fragile as the promise of fine blowing action.

All-star to be featured, alongside several other celebrity voices, as a character based on himself. The latest cinematic addition to the Pokémon franchise is due to come out later this month, only this time it will be bringing along a little extra...

Zankyou no Terror - 02 Am I the only one who says "You're welcome" every time I see the title of this series? Well, there's just no doubt about it - Zankyou no Terror is anime royalty.   While I still find it to be more a cerebral than a visceral ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Akira' Feature Gets New Writer Posted by Chris Beveridge July 17, 2014 at 03:34 PM Akira Buried a bit within an article focusing on writer Dante Harper getting involved in The Secret of the Temple feature to rewrite it for Fox 2000, there's note ...

Tokyo Ghoul just keeps delivering the goods. I know it's a frustratingly vague thing to say, but Tokyo Ghoul just has "it".   Some series have it, others don't - that little extra spark that makes them special.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'Kiniro Mosaic' Anime Season Visuals Surface Posted by Chris Beveridge July 17, 2014 at 08:30 PM Kiniro Mosaic The upcoming second season of Kiniro Mosiac, aka KINMOZA! , has had a pair of new images revealed through an early look at the up...

Teddie Continuing their character trailers for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold), ATLUS (Japan) have this week shared videos featuring Teddie and Elizabeth, both of whom will be returning as playable characters in ...

Believe it or not, there is only a little more than a month to go until Tales of Xillia 2 hits store shelves in international markets. With the release date drawing closer, Bandai Namco have shared a brand new set of character trailers for the game.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The challenging strategy-RPG action of NAtURAL DOCtRINE is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in the west this September, and NIS America recently came through with the first batch of English screenshots.

The next season of Gundam Build Fighters is right around the corner, and the first wave of Gunpla for this exciting new series has finally been revealed. Leading the charge for the next generation of Build Fights, four kits for the 1/114 High Grad...

Question: A friend of mine is interested in selling anime merchandise online online. What are the factors that he should consider to make his business a success? Answer: Based on my experience with AnimeNation, my objective and considerate advice ...

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Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga is nominated in the "Best American Edition of Foreign Material" in this year's Harvey Awards. Other manga nominees are: Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny, and Shigeru Mizuki's Showa: A History of Showa Japan.

「キミニアエタカラ」 (Kimi ni Aetakara) "Because I Was Able To Meet You" Man, who needs an introduction? Let's just dive in and give this show all its praises! So far, it's very hard to find fault with the comedy of this show.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Project Diva series, Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka will be holding in-game Phantasy Star Online 2 concerts starting July 23rd, 2014. The two Vocaloids will sing a duet of Phantasy Star Portable 2 theme so...

OP Sequence OP: 「moving soul」 by 栗林みな実 (Kuribayashi Minami) 「イリヤ×イリヤ」 (Iriya × Iriya) "Illya x Illya" Kuro Illya is on the offensive as she attacks her onee-chan. What a fight, what a second fight, and what a kiss.

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