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January 19, 2015, 11:00 AM
January 19, 2015, 11:00 AM

Sources close to the Russian born singer confirm that Olga Yakovleva, better known as Orika, passed away on January 17th after a battle with cancer. The 44 year old was best known to anime watchers for her collaborations with composer Yoko Kanno o...

The release date of the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell based on Masamune Shirow's sci-fi manga of the same name has been confirmed. On Jan. 14, mega U. S. film company Walt Disney revealed a portion of a release schedule for its upcoming big m...

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata's Brand New Series And More! San Francisco, CA, January 19, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest pu...

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The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film has announced the five nominees for their prestigious Animation of the Year award, which will be part of their 38th annual  Japan Academy Prize Association awards ceremony.


Love Live! 's Maki Nishikino lightens up a bit and struts her stuff for a 1/7th scale swimsuit figure, scheduled to be released from Alter in May.  Teruyuki sculpts the 23cm figure with Eimi Hoshina doing the colors.

Charapedia asked 10,000 anime fans the question: Which female supporting characters would you like to see as the protagonist? And from thousands of fans, most of the responses are from the female fans (54.

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Here's the preview of Ressha Sentai ToQGer's 45th episode entitled "The Home We Left Behind". It's the final battle to save their hometown! Can they do it? The ToQGers have managed to free Subarugahama, and Tokatti has figured out a way that they ...

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Writer Kyoichi Nanatsuki (Project ARMS) reported that he learned of the passing of his collaborator Kazumasa Hirai. He passed away at the age of 76. Hirai is best known as the creator of 8-Man (with artist Jiro Kuwata), Genma Taisen (with artist S...

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FUNimation Acquires 'Date A Live II,' 'Dragonar Academy' & 'No-Rin' Home Video Anime Rights Posted by Chris Beveridge January 18, 2015 at 09:03 AM Dragonar Academy After bringing out these three series previously as they aired as simulcasts, FUNim...

Adaptation of monster card game TV anime launched in 2009 This year's March issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine will publish the 66th and final chapter of Masahiro Hikokubo's Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga on Wednesday.

Super idol anime Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls has continued to provide some enchanting service as it formally introduces more of the mobile game's cute and familiar girls, as well as detailing the everyday humdrum activities of an aspiring idol – ...

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With the Psycho-Pass movie currently experiencing much success in the Japanese box office, two of Japan's most well renowned illustrators have payed some homage to the movie with several new artworks which are certainly a treat for fans.


Ace of the Diamond's new sixth end theme, "Final Victory" is from Eijun Sawamura voice actor Ryota Ohsaka with a chorus of the cast's Seidō High School Baseball Team.  With the single scheduled for January 28th, Pony Canyon has posted the TV spot.

A Durarara! ! x2 Shou anime visual has been featured on Japanese rock band THREE LIGHTS DOWN KINGS' 1st major single NEVER SAY NEVER from Sony Music Associated Records which is scheduled for release in Japan on February 11.

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Recap Both Shinnosuke and Gou attempt to find the source of the Slowdown wristbands in their own way. Aqua's Thoughts While the second Rider usually gets to steal the spotlight in the most comically blatant way, the fact remains that they're hardl...

As part of their "By Request" film series, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in collaboration with Madman Entertainment have announced that they will be screening Hayao Miyazaki's classic My Neighbor Totoro.

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The March isue of this year's V-Jump magazine announced that the DigimonStory Cybersleuth game for the PS Vita will get a one-shot manga! Ikumi Fukuda (Shin Megami Tensei 4 Demonic Gene) will illustrate the one-shot, which will be published in V-J...

Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, began streaming the full ninth short titled "Gridman: Boys Invent Great Hero" ("Denkō Chōjin Gridman") on Friday.

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This weekend (January 16-18), Sailor Moon - Petite Étrangère- musical, the stage musical based on the Chibi Usa/Dark Kingdom storyline, was at the Shanghai Theatre Academy for the Japanese cast's first oversees performance.

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OP2. 2 Sequence OP2: 「&Z」 by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki 「異星の隣人たち -The Beautiful and Damned-」 (I Hoshi no Rinjin Tachi) "Alien Neighbors -The Beautiful and Damned-" There's only one pairing in this series that matters, and I think we all know what ...

Durarara! ! x2 Shou - 02 Don't try this at home. It occurs to me in watching Durarara unspool again, five years on,  that this is a pretty dangerous formula in the wrong hands.   It would be wrong to say Narita-sensei invented it - and the accompa...


Following a Kickstarter campaign that has seen it blow past its $160K initial goal nearly twice over, Sekai-Project has listed all three games in the Grisaia visual novel trilogy on Steam's Greenlight service.

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There is just a few more months until the debut of the second season of the anime adaptation of Wataru Watari and Ponkan8's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.  (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU).


Pony Canyon has posted two CMs for "Binan Koukou Chukyuboeibu Love! Novel! " and "Binan Koukou Chukyuseifukubu Love! ," a novel and manga adaptation of the ongoing TV anime Binan Koukou Chukyuboeibu Love!

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Sports anime remains popular in Japan, despite its checkered history in the West. Stories of characters overcoming emotional and physical obstacles to bring their team to victory or rooting for the underdog against the better funded team resonates...

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The official website of the Death Parade anime has released the preview video, the new upcoming characters, and synopsis for the third episode of the series, airing on Saturday the 24th of January at 1:58am JST on NTV.

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Aniplex USA will be releasing an import version of the Blu-ray disc for Persona 3 the Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream, the publisher announced this week. The Blu-ray will come in standard and collector's editions.


- ====> Make sure to catch Part 1 here! <====   • • •   Ok so sure, Vocaloid is pretty neat and Miku is super cute. But her personality is just so. . well. . wait, what is her personality like again?   The truth is that Miku has none, yet at the s...

Death-defying thrill ride anime Death Parade has offered up more wholesome drama with its latest airing, answering questions raised in its previous episode while also giving some insight into the mysterious plot and setting – having garnered enoug...

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