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February 19, 2015, 11:00 AM
February 19, 2015, 11:00 AM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Are you feeling bummed out that February's two most high-profile holidays, namely Twin Tail Day and Valentine's Day, are both already over and done with? Cheer up! While it may not necessarily tug at the heartstrings like February 2 and 14, what's...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

It's sort of disheartening to think that you can spend countless hours and huge sums of cash working on your cosplay creation, getting the outfit looking just like it does in the original work, yet still end up looking nothing like the character y...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Q'ulle – Monster Q'ulle's new single Monster will be released on March 18. This is the 2nd single from Q'ulle, an idol group consisting of former Danceroid members Ikura, Yuzuki, Maam, Manako and Yakko.

Shoko Nakagawa and Dempagumi. inc will be forming the unit Shoko-tan♥Dempagumi (read: Shoko-tan Daisuki Dempagumi) to release "PUNCH LINE! " (release date: April 29), the opening theme song of the upcoming late-night anime of the same name.


  New information has emerged concerning the latest movie in the mega-popular Pokemon series, Pokemon the Movie XY: The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa.   Previously, a promotional poster that looked like this was revealed:     The official movie poste...

Tomohisa Yamashita is reportedly in trouble with Johnny's & Associates after it was discovered that he may have worked with Jin Akanishi on a collaborative song.


For FUNimation Broadcast Dubs, select series are dubbed in English using the broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just weeks after broadcast. After the Assassination Classroom list, the latest winter series to be spotlighted is Death Parade.


FUNimation has announced that Darker than Black is coming to blu-ray for the first time in North America in a special Premium Edition. Since this release is coming by special arrangement it will be limited to 5,000 units.

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on February 19, 2015 at 10:26 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments The cherry blossom season always brings a gazillion sakura-themed products and campaigns. It's easy to get tired of this, and yet every year still manages t...

Siliconera Sato

We recently received the latest details on Pokkén Tournament during JAEPO 2015, and Bandai Namco put together a new video that shows off all of the game's basic features, including plenty of battle scenes.

Siliconera Ishaan

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker has a release date in North America. Atlus USA will release the game on May 5th and have shared a new trailer for it as well.     Record Breaker is an enhanced version of Devil Survivor 2 that includes the original...

Siliconera Sato

While fans will have to wait a little longer for the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which releases later this year in North America and Europe, they'll get to check out Xenoblade Chronicles 3D this April.


LUNA SEA's tour finale for their current 25th anniversary tour, titled "LUNA SEA 25th ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- FINAL", will be held at Osakajo Hall on March 14. The show has sold out, so the stage plan was changed so th...

*The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan* © 2015 Nagaru Tanigawa, Noizi Ito, Puyo / KADOKAWA / North High Arts ClubThe Haruhi Suzumiya series, which was first published in 2003, is big hit light novel franchise.

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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival is one of the most awaited events in Japan's animation industry, and its Anime of the Year Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in Japan. This year's nominees for Anime of the Year have finally been...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last month, the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were attacked, leaving twelve dead. Recently, however, famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he believes the French paper's Muhammad cartoons were a "mistake.

The craze that is Kantai Collection has seen to the emergence of a ranking of the cutest kanmusu based on data from no less than Pixiv itself, with a certain breezy destroyer well ahead of the fleet as ever.

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Take a quick look at the picture above. Notice anything strange?  Perceptive readers may have spotted something out-of-place right away. If you didn't, well, no worries, but you'll probably want to facepalm yourself when you take a second look.

Rev up for the next Figuarts Drive announcements, S. H. Figuarts Drive Type Wild and Technique have been revealed. Bandai Tamashi Nations updated the Kamen Rider Drive page with new release details on the pair.

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Possibly one of the most recognisable "human" faces within the anime industry, Hisanori Yoshida is likely the most well-known emcee known to anime fans, both Japanese and international. Yoshida is a regular fixture at anime, comics and game events...


I know, I know. As great as it can be, Power Rangers will always be a pale imitation of the awesomeness that is Super Sentai. Nevertheless, whenever I learn of a new toy that combines my two greatest childhood passions – robots and dinosaurs...

Top 10 Anime Characters That Went from Strong to Weak Japanese website My Navi recently asked their readers: Which anime characters were really strong when introduced, but considerably declined in power as the series went on?

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A recent press conference held at the Akagi Shrine in Tokyo announced the final film of the Ju-On (The Grudge) horror film series. Titled "Ju-On The Final", it is about Mai she is looking for her younger sister Yui, a school teacher who disappeare...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Our great buddies at Ranger Crew has posted the promo video for the Deluxe Dino Charge Morpher and Dino Chargers. part of the Power Rangers Dino. . .


It is officially announced today that the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Takeshi Azuma's school comedy manga Denpa Kyoushi is set for April 4 in Japan. Yomiuri TV's newly-launched teaser site for it has also announced that the OP song "Youthful D...


King Records has posted a 90-second textless ED movie of the upcoming three Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD episodes, featuring "Enma Daiou ni Kiitegoran" sung by Sumire Uesaka who voices Peach Maki in the anime series.

Cyntia just released 6th single Akatsuki no Hana (暁の華) featured as the current opening theme for anime Yona of the Dawn (暁のヨナ). Simultaneously their 4th album WOMAN (which also includes the single) released.


ONE OK ROCK will embark on an 11-location, 22-show arena tour called "ONE OK ROCK 2015 "35xxxv" JAPAN TOUR". Their first show will be on May 9 at Shizuoka Ecopa Arena. The last show will be at Saitama Super Arena on July 12.

10th Anniversary Idolmaster Concert Date Revealed for Summer of 2015 After 10 years of producing content through anime, manga, and their beloved otaku-famous video games, The iDOLM@STER franchise released information regarding concert dates throug...

Promiscuous Kurumi of battle harem anime Date A Live has donned a vibrant red bikini for some beach-time antics as depicted by this 12. 5cm Griffon figure – buyers can expect Kurumi's arrival during the unseasonable month of March.

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