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May 14, 2015, 1:30 PM
May 14, 2015, 1:30 PM

Sponsored links As most fans would know, the famous idol group AKB48 had their second AKB48 Sports Day at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, where they battled it out to see how they'd do in the world of athletics.

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Nearly twenty-feet high, this marvelous sculpture recently went on display in Shenyang, China. [Photo: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images] Robert Downey Jr. might be cool and all, sure, but he's not panda cute.

Plenty of fans were disappointed when Digimon Adventure tri. was delayed from its anticipated spring television release only to find out it's going to be a series of films. Other fans took issue with Atsuya Uki's character designs.

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Grandia II is coming to PC via Steam in remastered format, GungHo Online Entertainment have announced. The Steam version of the game is being released following feedback from a survey subsidiary Game Arts conducted in April.

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The PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of Steins;Gate will be released in Europe on June 5th, PQube have announced. The game will be available both physically and digitally. Meanwhile, the North American version of the game is still in its submission...

Recreation of Usagi's uniform in fluffy materials to retail for 9,800 yen (US$82) Online retailers SuperGroupies and Premium Bandai are starting pre-orders for fluffy loungewear themed after Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Usagi Tsukino and her midd...


With the spring 2015 anime joining their "Broadcast Dub" line-up today, FUNimation has announced the English cast for Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. CAST FERID Eric Vale MIKAELA Justin Briner YUICHIRO Micah Solusod GUREN Dave Trosko YOICHI Chri...

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Discotek Streams 'Dallos' Anime On Crunchyroll Posted by Chris Beveridge May 13, 2015 at 01:21 PM The relationship between Crunchyroll and Discotek Media continues to grow bit by bit and the latest addition to it is that the first OVA release in J...

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'Hacka Doll' Anime Gets Premiere Date Posted by Chris Beveridge May 13, 2015 at 04:24 PM The fall block for the Ultra Super Anime Time block of anime shows added Hacka Doll recently as one of the three shows that will run in the block for the fall.

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'No-Rin' Manga Ending Soon Posted by Chris Beveridge May 13, 2015 at 03:33 PM The light novel series No-Rin from Shirow Shiratori and Kippu has done pretty well since its debut back in 2011 in GA Bunko Magazine as it has a manga adaptation and bac...

Port includes new scenario, 2 new characters, voiceovers, orchestral score Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it will port its 2004 PlayStation 2 role-playing game Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi to the Ninten...

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In a recent interview, Ariana Miyamoto, Japan's representative for Miss Universe Japan, talks about her reason for joing the pageant. As well as the goals she wants to accomplish within this role. She also talks about how people view her and how s...

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Otaku have had a massive new breakthrough, determining that by adding excessive blush to otherwise normal anime girl imagery, they can make these illustrations instantly appear perverse and ero-oriented.


About the Photographer Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990's, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002.

Actor Keisuke Sagawa reported on Wednesday that his wife, voice actress Nobuyo Oyama, is currently suffering from dementia. According to Sagawa on the TBS radio program Ōsawa Yūri no Yūyū Wide, Oyama is unable to retain short-term memory.

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Ten Years Later: Speed Grapher Anime Series Posted by Mastilo von Plume May 12, 2015 at 05:00 PM After absconding with the 15-year-old centerpiece of an underground club that caters to the depraved desires of the rich and famous, a former war phot...

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Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I like my omelettes fluffy! Just thinking of omelettes makes me really hungry though! Anyway, today I'm going to be taking a look at. . . Nendoroid Yamato! ♡ From the popular browser game 'Kantai Collec...

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While it's not exactly the 14th of May in Japan yet, it happens to land on the day Japanese video game magazines publish weekly, and details are already available. This week's issue of Famitsu magazine details Land of No Night, a new project by At...

In an odd announcement via Twitter/USA Today, you can now order pizza from Domino's by simply tweeting a pizza emoji. The reveal came shortly after Domino's went HAM with pizza emojis on Twitter yesterday.

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Unit V6 tops the singles chart with first single during their 20th anniversary year Timeless selling over 93,000 copies. The single's used as theme for drama Shin Keishicho Sosa 1 ka 9 Kakari featuring member Inohara Yoshihiko.

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A disgusting, vile, sub-human scum who should burn in hell for all eternity has defaced a Love Live! itasha - spray painting over Maki's face and a group idol shot for no reason but to ruin the decals.

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Previously, the CEO of Japanese game company ImageEpoch went missing and his Twitter page vanished. Now, the studio has officially started bankruptcy proceedings, owing 43 creditors 1. 1 billion yen or US$9 million.

Kadokawa has launched ComicWalker Global, a platform that specially publishes works by overseas creators. The aim of the platform is to create a place where works born from creators at Kadokawa's overseas locations and schools abroad and works by ...


Kodansha announced the winners of the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards on May 12. It started in 1977 and the first winners were Black Jack and Mitsume ga Tooru by Osamu Tezuka, Haikara-san ga Tooru by Waki Yamato, and Candy Candy by Yumiko Igarashi and ...

The Otaku's Study in September 2011 Next week, The Otaku's Study is set to celebrate its 9th Anniversary online as an independent website, and I am ecstatic to have joined many of you on this journey these years.

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Rola Takizawa made her AV debut in 2012 In examining the recent depreciation of the yen, perhaps no story is more revealing than that coming out of China regarding former adult video (AV) starlet Rola Misaki.

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Right Stuf listed the complete DVD release of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1 anime, and confirmed that it will have both Japanese and English audio and English subtitles. The DVD set is distributed by Warner Home Video cost US$49.

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With Silent Hills officially cancelled and its P. T. demo not anymore available in the U. S. , some PS4 owners are selling their PS4s that contain said demo on eBay! Not surprisingly, one listing for a PS4 with P.


The lead track, "Let Me Talk To U", is a heartwarming love song about his lover, family, friends, and everybody he loves. The 10-song album includes "Miss California", a song that envisions early summer, "Lionheart", a gem of a ballad, and hit sin...

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I never thought I'd actually watch this anime, but thanks to someone posting that gif image of Shiraishi being cute and all, I was a bit interested to watch it. The anime itself is pretty good for me. It started pretty well and I really don't unde...

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