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April 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
April 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
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It's cherry blossom season in Japan right now, so I thought it might be a good idea to introduce some Japanese words that you might come across in spring. Don't worry, those words are rather easy to remember and maybe you already know a few of them.

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While there are plenty of American movies and TV series set against the backdrop of producing a film or television show, Japanese animation usually doesn't get so self-reflective. So anime fans were in for a treat with the recently concluded Shiro...


Less than a week after the release of her new album "A ONE", Ayumi Hamasaki has announced that she will be releasing a mini album this summer. The currently untitled mini album will be released on August 5.

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A Love Live! obsessed maniac shared photos of their room, a room littered with 2D girl items all over the place, from the ceiling, to the walls, and even the floor – it's an absolute mess, and not one to envy.

Film about boy trained by supernatural creature opens on July 11 The official website of Mamoru Hosoda's upcoming The Boy and The Beast film began streaming the film's trailer and second teaser video on Sunday.


Shokugeki no Soma, or Food Wars! features delectable dishes created by junior chef Soma Yukihira, but how would all those foods look in real life? Noriko Dohi, producer, took it upon himself to recreate several of Soma's dishes in real life, and t...

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In harem anime or manga, it is pretty common to find a lone boy being the only male student in a school full of girls, however, in the case of art imitating real life, it seems that a male student in a former all-girls school in Japan has found hi...

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A new Saint Seiya game is coming later this year. Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul is in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Dimps developed fighting game is based on the new anime series, Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, which just bega...

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Yugi and Kaiba are finally back for the new 20th anniversary Yu-Gi-Oh! movie which is scheduled for release this 2016, and the trading card game anime's official website has announced that their original voice actors will also be returning to repr...

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Here's the preview of Kamen Rider Drive's 26th episode entitled "Where is Chase proceeding? " Kamen Rider Chaser makes his debut! A new device is created as a countermeasure against the Special Unit's and the Riders' enemies.


The Gintama has anime made a habit of apologizing for going away and for returning. Well, it returned last week for the first new TV episode since March 2013's "Dog Food Doesn't Have As Much Flavor As You'd Think.

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Here's the preview for Shuriken Sentai Ninninger episode 8 entitled "The Nekomata who leap through time". It's back to school for. . .

'若手悪魔、集合です!' (Wakate Akuma, Shuugoudesu! ) "Young Devils Gather" Training time comes and goes, flanked by flirty fun, and leading into the Koneko-chan focus we've all been waiting for. Training Time—Aaaand It's Over Training arcs are tricky.

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The official website of the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's Aria manga has revealed that the main cast of the Aira anime will be returning to voice in the recently announced Aria the Avvenire anime. The first promotional video for the anime was ...

The most stylish and fashionable girls in anime have been compiled into a neat list according to the opinions of anime fans, with the extravagant ensembles of the idols of Love Live! heavily populate the ranking yet again.

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With Goku turning blue and Frieza becoming all shiny and golden for the new Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F, Toei's official youtube channel has started streaming a new teaser PV for the movie.


The official website for the upcoming TV anime Charlotte based on the original story by Jun Maeda (AIR, CLANNAD, Angel Beats! ) announced yesterday that its yet-titled OP song will be performed by Lia, while ED song is by Aoi Tada.

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Capcom recently held their "Monster Hunter Fest '15 Finals" event, where they showed a new RPG title called Monster Hunter Stories for the Nintendo 3DS. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The above trailer was shown during the presentation, where fans got a ...

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Toei Animation Europe revealed that a new Sailor Moon Crystal series is currently in the works and is set to premiere this summer. Details such as the specific date and the number of episodes this new series will have is yet to be announced.

Kekkai Sensen - 02 Turns out BONES + Matsumoto + Nightow = the coolest thing since the other side of the pillow. OP: "Hello, world! " by Bump of Chicken I'm pretty staggered by the sheer braggadocio of Kekkai Sensen after two episodes.

Arslan Senki - 02 This season is full of anime that forgot to check the calendar. And I expect them all to sell like crap. OP: "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai Kore wa Boku-tachi no Kotoba" (僕の言葉ではない これは僕達の言葉;These Aren't My Words.

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The first part of the iDOLM@STER spin-off anime, Cinderella Girls, has finally ended, and its final episode has just announced the second season's exact release date, which will be this 17 July 2015. As mentioned in our previous article, there wil...

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OP Sequence OP: 'Ring of Fortune' by 佐々木恵梨 (Sasaki Eri) '足を引っ張りたくないので' (Ashi o Hipparitakunai node) "Don't Wanna Cause Trouble" To think that the second episode of Plastic Memories wouldn't be about artificial intelligence, or corporate conspiraci...

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'コルキスの王女' (Korukisu no Oujo) "Princess of Colchis" Exciting episode this week, because much of its contents did not exist in the original visual novel. There were broad outlines and some implications, but the details as seen here are anime original.

"Humanity After the Fall" '破滅後のニンゲン' (Hametsu-go no Ningen) School Setting, Hit or Miss? I, like many others, was very worried after last week's preview. We got a fantastic first episode set in an underworld city ruled by Vampires, only to return ...

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