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Siliconera Ishaan

  The "Luigi's Death Stare" animation has managed to work its way into a Mario Kart 8 commercial in Japan, alongside similar dramatic facial expressions of the other playable racers in the game.   One can't be certain whether or not this was inten...

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Today was Sea Day in Japan which means everyone was out and about having a good time, even the ever popular Pikachu as a giant 9 meter boon bounce Pikachu appeared in Kyoto. While in Kagoshima, the Pokemon company has also announced that a new Pok...

"Moon Animate Make-Up! ," a fan project that used the talents of animators around the 'net to recreate episode 28 of the first season, "Fractious Friends," is now available to view. Over 250 animators participated in the project, contributing at l...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

This week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu is announcing more playable characters for Hyrule Warriors, AKA Zelda Musou. The Wii U hack-and-slasher is throwing in three characters from Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

No, I wasn't planning on sleeping tonight anyway. Or the rest of this month, for that matter. Earlier this month in Sichuan, China, the Insect Museum of West China went on an expedition and found the largest dobsonfly of its kind, Xinhua reports.

Court rules that images similar to Rising Sun flag in manga are not reasons enough to cancel The Seoul Western District Court ruled on Thursday that an exhibition for Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga can be held, despite being cancelled by the War M...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Hidebochi has run an udon shop for 32 years and worked as a "weekend carpenter" for 52 years. But this summer, the 59-year-old undertook a different sort of construction. He decided to make Totoro for his grandchildren who just moved from Vancouve...

Former Morning Musume member Maki Goto is reportedly getting married "soon" to someone from her hometown.

In the first half of the interview, Philip Ninj@ Morzez explained that, after adding the characters for "nin" (from ninja) and "kill" to a Ninja Slayer sketch, "I was blown away, like I had been struck by lightning or I had just heard rock music f...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the Brothers Conflict anime series today announced that two new OVA episodes are now in the works. The Christmas-themed first episode will be released sometime in this year, then the Valentine's day-themed second episode will...

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While waiting for the my home internet connection, here's a little update re the story and trailers on V-Cinema's Metal Hero made-to-video. . .

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

In the past few days, Japanese cosplayers have flooded Twitter with their own cosplay photos situated next to original pictures of the character(s) they're portraying. This approach is convenient because viewers can see at a glance both the source...

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With the summer edition of Wonder Festival 2014 already less than a week away, Aniplex+ has announced the figure which they will put on display in their EC Shop Aniplex+ booth which will be set up during one of Japan's most important figure events...

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that "One Piece Theme Park" (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

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Nico-Nico-Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Today is July 22, 2014, in other words, today marks the birthday of Love Live! 's lovable yet self-centered school idol, Nico Yazawa, and her loyal fans have treated her to a very special birthday.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is coming to current-gen consoles—as well as PS3 and Vita—in the west this September, and Koei Tecmo has a fresh English trailer previewing the hack-and-slasher's new characters (like SoulCalibur's Sophitia),...

Siliconera Ishaan

Fire Emblem: Awakening's Robin will have the first ability in Super Smash Bros. that lets you dish out damage while recovering health, director Masahiro Sakurai says.   On Miiverse, Sakurai posted: "Robin's Nosferatu is the first ability in the Sm...

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Perfume has revealed the full version lyric video for their song "Hold Your Hand". The song is the coupling track to the group's latest single "Cling Cling". The video was created by putting together pictures hands with parts of the song's lyrics ...

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Power Morphicon has released a new press release that reveals that Yuuta Mochizuki, best known for his role as Tyranno Ranger Geki in Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger will appear in this year's Power Morphicon!

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Bandai Tamashii Nations has unveiled the S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Gaim Kiwami Arms from the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series. Based on the images alone, the figure comes with the DJ Gun (Gun Mode and Taiken Mode), six Lock Seeds attached in his belt, ...

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Stand by Me Doraemon – Trailers 2 & 3 Two brand new trailers have released for the upcoming film Stand by Me Doraemon, the first 3D CGI and 36th overall film in the Doraemon franchise. Trailer 2 teases more of the film's story and setting whilst t...

Sword Art Online II – 03 Filed under First Impressions, Sword Art Online by Takaii | 0 Comments 「鮮血の記憶」 (Senketsu no Kioku) "Memories of Blood" After last week's episode introduced us to Sinon and just how serious she is about gaming, I was comple...

Energetic modern dancing anime Hanayamata has continued to pander to moe-loving viewers with its barrage of cutesiness, sure to serve as one of the superior choices of the season for those so inclined – though offering little for those actively se...

Independent anime studio Marone owner Tarō Yamada also hints at 4th episode in OVA series with new director, character designs Tarō Yamada, the general producer on the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Hero's Hori-san & Miyamura-kun manga, ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sega has announced plans for a short anime adaptation of Chain Chronicle, a free-to-play smartphone game card/RPG with a battle system that has been compared to Plants vs Zombies. Veteran director Takeshi Mori (Skull Man) helms the Sotsu/Jūmonji p...

Roberto Orci, producer of the new Power Rangers movie, stressing "We're not just a leave it behind reboot," talks to IGN about the process of getting involved with the movie, as well as the development of the movie, and his meeting with Haim Saban...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

A rising star by all regards Fumi Nikaido is taking the world of cinema by storm one country at a time. Nikaido entered the world of film at the tender age of 12 and has starred in a diverse range of roles throughout her budding career.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Social Game 'Girl Friend BETA' Anime Adaptation Cast Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge July 21, 2014 at 08:30 PM Girl Friend BETA Details are still a bit slim overall but the anime adaptation of the social romance sim game Girl Friend BETA contin...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Madan no Ou to Vanadis' Light Novel Anime Adaptation Official Site Opens Posted by Chris Beveridge July 21, 2014 at 02:47 PM Madan no Ou to Vanadis With seven volumes published, Media Factory has opened the official site for the anime adaptation ...

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Manga T-shirt brand Mangart Beams is collaborating with popular sports manga Haikyuu! for some T-shirt designs which truly reflect the personalities of the series' characters. Main character Shoyo Hinata is best described as a "late bloomer", and ...

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