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January 5, 2013, 8:00 PM

Lo! Another winter streaming anime announcement from Crunchyroll! This time, Bakumatsu Gijiden Roman, featuring character designs by the creator of Lupin III, gets the spotlight.   In addition to Lupin artist Monkey Punch’s characters, Bakumatsu G...

Box to contain TV series & 2 films with Hiroyuki Imaishi supervising HD refilming The retailers Sofmap, Amazon, and HMV are reporting that Aniplex will release a "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Complete Blu-ray Box" in Japan on June 26.

Following days of speculation following the appearance of the first Japanese retailer listings, the complete specifications for the long-rumored and expected Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Blu-Ray boxset have surfaced ahead of its official announcemen...

The fourth new streaming anime announcement of the day at Crunchyroll is Da Capo III, based on the third installment of the Da Capo visual novel franchise developed by Circus.   The Da Capo III anime is set to broadcast on Monday, January 7th, at ...

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During Sexy Zone’s live concert at Yokohama Arena on January 4th, it was announced that the “thanksgiving festival” event for the stage performance “JOHNNY’s World“, which is currently playing at the Imperial Garden Theater, would be held at Tokyo...

The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on December 29. Not all works were produced in Japan. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price Weeks on List Cover 1 1 Maximum Ride #6 Story: Ja...

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ONE OK ROCK’s “Deeper Deeper” chosen as CM song for SUZUKI by ustar on January 5, 2013 at 3:05 am ONE OK ROCK’s new song, “Deeper Deeper“, has been chosen as the CM song for SUZUKI’s ‘SWIFT SPORT‘. “Deeper Deeper” is one of the title tracks off of...

Usually, one country will get news for a big franchise before another--that's just the way of things. However, Nintendo is building up hype for big Pokémon news on both sides of the Pacific on this coming Tuesday.

Back on October 13th, new episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern were supposed to air on Cartoon Nework's DC Nation block, but were mysteriously pulled at the last moment, with a lot of fan speculation and a January return date in the wake.

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Newly airing boob anime Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (“Overlord & Hero”), based on the novelisation of a story found on 2ch, has already proven well received, thanks in no small part (in fact to two huge parts) to the busty and heavily animated charms of it...

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix hopes to close the book on Lightning's adventures in the Fabula Nova Crystallis setting. A recent interview with Lightning Returns developers Motomu Toriyama, Yoshinori Kitase, and Yuji Abe s...

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Original video anime to come with 14th manga volume on June 7 The wraparound jacket band on Masahiro Anbe's 13th Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume) manga volume is announcing on Tuesday that the limited edition of the next volume will bundle an or...

Tobira Oda's award-nominated manga about 4th-grader's misadventures in apartment complex This year's combined 6th/7th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine is announcing on Monday that a television anime adaptation of Tobira Oda's Danch...

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With the myriad of cosplay costumes available in Japan, first-time cosplayers must be overwhelmed with all the choices. Luckily, Cospa, a major cosplay costume company in Japan, has narrowed down the choices, releasing the 2012 costume sales ranki...

Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the 2009 television series Tokyo Magnitude 8. 0. The eleven-episode disaster survival anime from studio BONES will be released on bilingual DVD & Blu-ray on April 2.

Tackey & Tsubasa‘s Hideaki Takizawa appeared for a dress rehearsal for “Johnny’s World”last New Year’s Eve at Marunouchi, Tokyo. Takizawa will do a specialperformance for the said play where the rehearsals have been o...

Using pretty moe girl labels on the bottle of alcoholic drink has been very popular in Japan. The latest one is "Moe Shochu Lily" which features one of the vocaloid characters Lily in oiran (courtesan) costume.

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If watching the live-action drama adaptation of Clamp’s xxxHolic, which begins airing on Japanese cable channel WOWOW in February 2013, isn’t good enough for fans to visualise what the atmosphere within witch Yuko Ichihara’s store must be like, th...

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Some sports are just better watched on television.   Although it’s always great to see athletes perform in person, for many events you just can’t get the right vantage point to see all the action. Take the Hakone Ekiden relay marathon held every y...

Another announcement issues forth from Crunchyroll on this winter’s day: gdgd Fairies 2. This follow-up to the first gdgd Fairies series (already streaming on Crunchyroll) is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on January 9, at 10:40am Pacif...

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