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November 25, 2014, 7:00 PM
November 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

AKB48's general manager Yasushi Akimoto announced that he plans on starting new AKB48 sister groups in Okinawa, Japan and Manila, Philippines.

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If not everything, damn near it. Late last week, Twitter users in Japan began uploading photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. Bless them for that! In Japanese, the meme is called "cat montage" (猫モンタージュ or neko montaaju).

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'Garo' Project Expands With New Films, TV Series & Stage Musical Posted by Chris Beveridge November 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM Fans who delight to the series Garo: The Animation will definitely be excited by this information.

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Hatoful Boyfriend is a clever parody of Japanese dating sims with birds to romance instead of people. You play as the only human in the school, talk to punk pigeons, and fall in love with feathered friends.

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Sekai Project have announced three stretch goals for the Kickstarter campaign being used to fund their English-language release of Clannad.   The first stretch goal—which is at $200,000—has already been reached.

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This week's issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine has revealed that the upcoming second anime adaptation based on Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga will be airing from January 8th next year on Tokyo MX.

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Is it just a great Gundam 3D illustration or is it a wonderfully painted GunPla? This is the question often asked by people when they see champion GunPla modeller mumumuno53's highly detailed work. You be the judge.


A bunch of new screens arrived for Final Fantasy Explorers, showing off the skills of the action-RPG's classic heroes as well as those of a couple job classes. In Explorers players will be able to transform into heroes from previous Final Fantasy ...

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Crunchyroll Paid Membership Doubles In Last 18 Months Posted by Chris Beveridge November 24, 2014 at 02:25 PM While full on data is hard to come by as it's all protected information, some new information has surfaced via AnimeAnime.


The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara. Next in the lineup, set to premiere on November 28th, is "Carnage," designed and directed by animator Akira Homma (Dennou Co...

Project signs on Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow composer Soshiro Hokkai Bit Bonton's English- and Japanese-language PC role-playing game, Americana Dawn, launched a new Kickstarter campaign and a Steam Greenlight drive on Saturday.

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  Dark Souls II is coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The re-release is a compilation titled Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and will be available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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Third 'Gundam: The Origin' Anime Promo Released Posted by Chris Beveridge November 24, 2014 at 03:33 PM After having its limited engagement theatrical run information revealed late last week, the promise of a third promotional video has been follo...

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Written by: William on November 24, 2014 at 8:07 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments First we had the Kabuki Face Pack, a skincare tool based on genuine Kabuki make-up. This was a hit and was followed by the Animal Face Pack (a charity model ...

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In the event that commemorates the opening of the first Attack on Titan anime compilation film, it was announced that Attack on Titan is getting a second season. The second anime season is planned for a 2016 release.

「絶望を斬る」 (Zetsubou wo Kiru) "Kill the Despair" Just when I thought things couldn't look any more grim, they do. I don't normally cry watching anime, but I nearly did this week. And I say almost because that romantic subplot just seems to manifest i...

Ever wondered how many times the phrase "Super Mega" is used in Super Megaforce? Well, Youtuber JoeyZDX went through and counted for you! Hit the jump to watch the video! Be sure to check out more from JoeyZDX on Youtube, and if you have a LOL-Wor...


This year's last Harajuku Fashion Walk took place in an extremely crowded Harajuku… It has been a while since the last Harajuku Fashion Walk, so it was fun to meet a lot of familiar faces again. As has been the trend this year, there were a lot of...

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Coffin Princess Chaika Volume 1 Japanese Based on the light novels that began in 2010 and are still ongoing, the Coffin Princess Chaika manga that began in 2011 will now be ending in 2015. The property, done by Shinta Sakayama, will finish out wit...

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The website of the Chinese Naruto Online game has started streaming a new trailer of the game. The trailer features new characters and Akatsuki's leader, Pain. This is Namco Bandai's first foray into PC online games in China.

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Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a comical character designed by Akira Toriyama whose story crosses paths with Goku. He's crossing into Dragon Ball Xenoverse and if you pre-order the fighting game in Japan you can add Jaco to the roster as a playabl...

Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment have attended this weekends Supanova: Pop Culture Expo in Adelaide with two new acquisitions in tow. During their panel earlier today, the company confirmed that these acquisitions consisted of one n...


The Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in  Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan was built in Tenpyō Era around 730AD, then, in the Edo Era, moved to its current location near Akihabara in 1616AD. In recent years, it's embraced its proximity to the geek mecca with measur...

「スリーピング。ナイツ」 (Suriipingu Naitsu) "Sleeping Knights" If you thought last week's episode was good, just wait till you watch this one. Balancing Games and Real Life For anyone who's ever invested time into any MMORPG, it should be clear just how much...

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