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The casts for AKB48 groups' drama series titled "Majisuka Gakuen 4″ that will be broadcasted from January 19th has been revealed. The program will be aired limited in Tokyo metropolitan area through Nippon Television.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

Japanese software developer DigInfo has released a video showing off the features of its new animation technology software Live2D Euclid which, simply put, brings 2D illustrations to life in 3D space.   To demonstrate the capabilities of Live2D Eu...

Dec 31, 12:00 anime Very little about the content may be fresh, but the staff is doing everything in its power to spruce it up and make it entertaining, and so far, it's working. ― Nisekoi translates rather literally as "Fake Love," and it is a fi...

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Anime and manga fans will soon have even more reason to visit the country that offers the opportunity to eat Pikachu-themed meals at the Pokémon restaurant or gaze up in awe at an 18-foot tall giant Gundam.

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T. M. Revolution's official Twitter account announced that he will release his 10th original album. This currently untitled album is his first new original album in four years. The album is set for a March 25 release.

Film adapting Akiko Higashimura's manga about otaku girl who meets beautiful cross-dressing boy premiered on December 27 Two new TV spots for the live-action film adaptation of the Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga began airing in Japan last w...

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With six days to go, Sekai Project's Kickstarter to crowdfund a release of the visual novel Clannad is nearing $410,000, which means that it's hit the stretch goals to include HD assets, the Clannad Side Stories and the tie-in manga anthology.

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It's 2015 and it's time for another batch of images featuring the newest Super Sentai team, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger! After feasting your. . .

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Charapedia has published the results of their final 10,000 reader poll of 2014. Between Christmas and New Year's, fans were asked to name the most attractive anime character of the year. 151 characters received votes, 54.

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In Japan, there is a tradition called Otoshidama where elders give the younger members of their family their New Year's allowance. However, sometimes, a few of these "elders" show a bit of their artistic side when giving the envelopes full of mone...

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OP Sequence OP: 「オレンジミント」 (Orange Mint) by 早見沙織 (Hayami Saori) 「よつぎドール 其ノ壹 – 肆」 (Yotsugi Dōru Sono Ichi – Yon) "Yotsugi Doll Parts One – Four" After a short vacation in Hanamonogatari, Araragi Koyomi (Kamiya Hiroshi) returns to being the protagoni...

Korean development team InPlay Mobile are making an adaptation of the popular run-'n'-gun series Metal Slug titled "Metal Slug Revolution" and have employed some stunning cosplayers from Rzcos to dress up as the lovely Eri and Fio to help promote ...

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FUNimation has announced winter simulcast plans for the 8 Bit (Encouragement of Climb) TV anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi's Abosulte Duo light novel series. They describe the show In a world of heroes who wield magical weapons known as Bla...

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BE@RBRICK is bear-like collectible toy series produced by MediCom Toy, which has collaborated with Evangelion, Devilman, Sgt Keroro, and vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Its latest collaborative item is a "1,000%" Colossal Titan figure from Hajime Isayama's...

The opening movie for the imminent God-decimating action game God Eater 2: Rage Burst has debuted courtesy of Namco Bandai, showing off some animated sequences that likely bear little resemblance to actual gameplay.

What If Kanye West, Katy Perry and Other Celebrities Were Pokemon? Have you ever wondered what type of Pokemon celebrities would be? Well American music video channel MTV have. They've compiled a list of celebrities who have Pokemon attributes.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

2014 has been quite a year for anime and 2015 is looking to be another great year as well. Celebrating the New Year festivities, many anime studios and artists are producing anime artworks to welcome the new year and tease what they have to offer ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Adds 'World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman! ' For Winter 2015 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 1, 2015 at 06:02 PM FUNimation has added another new slot for their winter 2015 anime season, which is getting prett...

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New images for Shuriken Sentai Ninninger has surfaced online, giving us a better look on some of the shurikens that our heroes will use their primary mecha, the Shurikenjin. Three generations ago, Yoshitaka Igasaki aka the Last Ninja sealed away t...

Siliconera Ishaan

Alongside the Lord of Magna domain, Xseed have also registered domains for Corpse Party: Blood Drive, Xanadu Next, and Trails of Cold Steel. (Thanks, NicheGamer)   None of these projects has officially been announced for release in the West yet, a...

Anime Now Reading Anime Director Makoto Shinkai Spends New Years Eve Storyboarding New Film Anime Director Makoto Shinkai Spends New Years Eve Storyboarding New Film The Garden of Words – Makoto Shinkai's 2013 Feature Film Following the release of...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

I may be a fashionably late to the festivities, but Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s third and fourth episode have blasted their way into YouTube before we transitioned into the new year.

Siliconera Spencer

Arc System Works is bringing Blazblue Chrono Phantasma to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend includes arcade characters Celica and Lambda-11. This version of the game also has extra story elements that weren't in the PS3 ...

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Though nothing has been officially announced, Capcom has filed a couple recent trademarks for Dragon's Dogma Online. The first was filed in Japan on December 2, with a previously discovered European trademark following hot on its heels on December 5.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While in a lot of cases it's easy to ignore surveys (and petitions), there are times where they can make a difference, especially in a smaller industry like the manga and anime field. Vertical Comics has found some very good success with the Mobil...

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On December 28th and 29th, fans had the chance to plop down 100yen for an early chance to play Examu's Nitro+ heroine crossover fighting game Nitroplus Blasters: Infinite Heroines Duel. Following that, Dengeki Online has posted the move sets for i...

Siliconera Ishaan

Sekai Project's Clannad Kickstarter has crossed its final stretch goal. The campaign currently sits at over $400,000 in funding and Sekai will commission a Clannad anthology manga.   The manga, as previously reported, will be worked on by Yukiko S...

As I said a few weeks ago in the 4th year anniversary post, there were going to be some exciting new features upcoming in 2015, and this is one that I'm glad we can get started here, and that is an inside look into the industry we love (or hate, o...

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