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October 10, 2014, 3:00 PM
October 10, 2014, 3:00 PM

Cosplayers are harbingers of a new, terrible recession. Or so says James Pethokoukis, freelance journalist and DeWitt Wallace Fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. In a piece for The Week entitled "Why the rise of co...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

It's natural to think of people in the old-timey days as having no time for joviality, what with being tied up in battling polio, Kaisers, and other threats most of the developed world doesn't run into so much anymore.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Twitter was set ablaze last night after dozens of people shared photos of "a beautiful foreigner walking a polar bear" between throngs of pedestrians at the world-famous Shibuya Scramble crossing in Tokyo.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Shaman King: Flowers' Manga Gets End Date Posted by Chris Beveridge October 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM The list of sudden manga ending dates continues as the end of the Jump X magazine has revealed that that issue will be the end of the Shaman King: Flo...

Haruhichan's blog "Big Sister" Rii

Title (English): Amagi Brilliant Park Title (Japanese): 甘城ブリリアントパーク Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation Genres: Comedy, Romance Episodes: 13 I've mentioned before that I'm a big fan of Kyoto Animation. Having seen all of their anime with the excepti...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kuroko's Basketball' Manga Sequel Launch Scheduled Posted by Chris Beveridge October 9, 2014 at 06:36 PM Kuroko's Baketball (Manga) Tadatoshi Fujimaki brought his Kuroko's Basketball series to a close at the beginning of September, to the surpris...

Siliconera Sato

Earlier tonight, we got a glimpse at a surprise collaboration from Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura, who shared his own take of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku for the Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition which kicks off tomorrow.

The Tokyo Reporter Brett Bull

Tokyo cops crack down on street performances by idol group By Brett Bull on October 9, 2014 under Crime,Tokyo Daily The South Exit of JR Shinjuku StationTOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday filed charges against an idol group for ho...


Oct9 Welcome back to the database!  Welcome back to the Database everyone! Log Horizon was a very fun series back when it debuted this time last year. We wanted more, and we're getting more now! Fosh and I discuss the premier episode.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Acquires 'Tokyo Ghoul' Manga Posted by Chris Beveridge October 9, 2014 at 03:37 PM Tokyo Ghoul Viz Media has made a pretty highly requested pickup today at the New York Comic Con as the company announced that they've picked up the rights...

TOHO began streaming two trailers for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) manga on Wednesday. Both trailers feature the film's main theme song, "Kirari" (Sparkly) by Ikimono-gakari (Naruto Ship...

The official website for the live-action film of Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga began streaming the second trailer on Thursday. The video features the film's main theme song, "Mermaid Rhapsody" by SEKAI NO OWARI.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

While voice actor Masashi Hirose is hospitalized, voice actor Katsuhisa Houki will play Mr. Ral in Gundam Build Fighters Try starting in the show's 5th episode. Houki is best known to play the role of Gecko Moria and Jimbei in One Piece, Mahmai Mo...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on October 9, 2014 at 10:25 am | In CULTURE | No Comments Food maker Morinaga is opening a pop-up cafe that has a special "kabe-don doll" artificial waiter to seduce female patrons.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the 30-second CM four days ago, the official YouTube channel for popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki today posted a full version promotional video for her upcoming 30th single's title song "Kindan no Resistance" (Forbidden Res...

METANORN skylion

Oct9 Avenging Battle!  Chaika. Battle! Avening! Relic Hunt is return. New Impressions! A first. Chaika! Happy to see. Skylion return! —————————————————————————————————————————————— The Princess that Gathers the Remains Go Team White!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Sentai's latest acquisition is the dance-battling Tribe Cool Crew anime. The series is hitting select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow at a later date.   Tribe Cool Crew is directed by Masaya Fujimori (Pokémon: The First Movie)...

Siliconera Sato

After getting its first major update earlier this summer, Freedom Wars is preparing to get its second major update, which introduces a new PvP mode to the game. Famitsu shares a little more on what to expect in the update.

First Impressions - Akatsuki no Yona You'll forgive me if this feels like the real start of the Fall season. OP: "Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ)" by Kunihiko Ryo The new season of anime has certainly been in full-swing for a while now, but for me Akatsuk...

Angry Anime Bitches MidnightDevont

Parasye -the maxim- Is literally the anime I never knew I was waiting for but I've been waiting for. A little backstory on my history with this series is my vague memories of reading it in the TokyoPop magazine [at the name it was Mixxzine.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

As we get closer to the debut of the first Sailor Moon collections that go back to the original anime series, Viz Media has announced the second set, which covers episodes 24-46. Due out on February 10th, 2015, the 510 minute set will be released ...

Four minutes of merman-in-bathtub action. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when the Crunchyroll player loaded and I saw that this was a short as opposed to a full-length episode. Also, the only thing the episode had time to do was ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Natsume's first internally-developed Harvest Moon game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in the west, and now it has a release date. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley hits North America on November 4.   Spread the news!

Pushing the characters from Persona 4 to the side once again, ATLUS USA have today released brand new Perosna Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth character trailers for newcomer Rei and "everyone's favourite shadow suppression unit" Aigis.

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This year's November issue of Bessatsu Friend magazine announced that the Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Wallflower) manga has three more chapters left before ending. That being said, if the series continues without taking any breaks, it's exp...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the announcement yesterday, the official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride shoujo manga today posted a 100-second full trailer and 30-second second teaser featuring the theme song "Kirari"...

Time for the season's first sigh of relief. . . OP: "Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Kiseijuu is awesome, and all's right with the world.   It's always a bit euphoric when you see your first truly great premiere of the season, but ...

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81 Produce talent agency president Michiyoshi Minamisawa announced that voice actor Iemasa Kayumi (age 80) passed away last September 30 while undergoing medical treatment. Kayumi is best known for most fans as the voice of Paragus in Dragon Ball ...

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Bandai Namco Games has posted a new trailer for the Digimon All-Star Rumble game for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The trailer highlights Veemon (02), Gomamon (Adventure), and Gatomon's (Adventure) different abilities.

First Impressions - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso We're still waiting for the NoitaminA adaptation of a certain "March" manga, but I'm happy to have this one for April. OP: "Hikaru Nara" (光るなら;If You Will Shine) by goose house The heavy hitters for Fall...

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