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June 12, 2015, 12:00 AM
June 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

It has officially been announced that the female idol group, THE Possible, will change their group name to "Ciao Bella Cinquetti," meaning "five beautiful young ladies" in Italian, from July 8, 2015 (Wed).

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Matsui Rena announced her graduation from SKE48. Matsui Rena's graduation live and ceremony will be held at the end of August in Nagoya. Handshake events are also scheduled. She wants to pursue her career as an actress.

This year's 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday the 30th issue of the magazine will have big news (literally "super news flash") for Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga when it ships on June 22.

A new 1/7th scale figure of goddess Hestia from Fujino Omori's Danmachi hit TV anime series has been revealed by Kotobukiya. Her unique character design is perfectly carried over to figure form, including her cute twin-tails, super tight white one...

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Tales of Berseria is set in the sacred kingdom of Midgand, which consists of several large lands and numerous archipelagos. Inhabitants of Midgand work to advance the region's sailing and ship technology.

"Attack on Titan" anime's screening at the Shanghai International Film Festival for Japan Film Week was cancelled abruptly before the start of the festival. The festival slated to take place from June 13 to June 21, 2015 was expected to screen "At...

5 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 5 Flares × Back in 1988, the Japanese anime movie, Akira, changed the landscape of animation, not only in Japan, but also the world.

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By Sato . June 10, 2015 . 5:55am Persona 4: Dancing All Night is releasing later this month in Japan, and it will also come in a "Premium Crazy Box" edition, which has its own limited edition PlayStation Vita.

Earlier Crunchyroll reported on KBC teasing a "mystery anime" with more information to be released in June. Now the official trailer for Kurayami Santa, an original series of short horror-themed animations, is available online.

Yes, we love our gashapon toys here in Japan. They're inexpensive, readily available, and we can't seem to get enough of them. . . especially if they're cute, sparkly miniature Sailor Moon transformation toys!

The Japanese are rather enthusiastic when it comes to recycling. In most Japanese cities, domestic waste has to be separated into a minimum of three categories: combustable "raw" garbage, recyclable plastic and recyclable paper.

Sakura Miyawaki From HKT48 Will Be Releasing Her Very First Photobook In July - Surprise Photoshots Also Included! - Tokyo Girls Update Finally! AKB48 Three "Sisters' Story" on Young Magazine - HEBIROTE AKB48 They could have done more with that ca...

News for the summer season adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's Kangoku Gakuen/Prison School has been flowing in at a steadier pace lately, and now we know when the series is set to kick off. The racy comedy/thriller-which follows a group of boys admitt...

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Akira has been a movie that has been in the works for some time now. It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel, as Warner Bros. has brought on Marco Ramirez to adapt the influential anime/manga, according to TheWrap.

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Fans of Japanese pop culture are in for a bonanza this year. At least six large-scale events inspired by Japanese pop culture are here or will be coming in the next few months. Just this month alone, there are at least three such events such as th...

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Military technology meets fantasy as the official website for the anime adaptation of Takumi Yanai's bestselling fantasy light novel series, Gate, has announced that the anime will premiere this July 3, 2015.

The official website for the TV anime, 'Jitsu wa Watashi wa' (The Truth Is I Am. . . ), is now currently hosting the first PV for the series. Jitsu wa Watashi wa, from studio TMS Entertainment, will have its broadcast premiere in July 6th on stati...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Add another series that now has its formal premiere set with the 10th anniversary project of Aquarion Logos. With a few projects in the works for the Aquarion franchise this year, this series will debut on July 2nd, 2015 on Tokyo MX and most other...

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The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Kugane Maruyama and So-bin's Overlord light novel series has revealed that the TV series will begin its broadcast from July 7th this year. In addition, the site has also revealed a brand new...

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Last week, Splatoon retained it's #1 position on the software sales charts in Japan. The game sold another 70,000 copies in its second week, bringing total sales to approximately 214,000 copies. At #2 was a PlayStation Vita port of Shiren the Wand...

Following the ones for Misora Whitale and Rico Flamel, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Moroboshi's fantasy action light novel series Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candida...

Another series where teenagers are put into where they clearly don't belong, Heavy Object has released a new key visual, only to sample the disinterest everyone would feel in witnessing said series. Taking a look at the premise first: In the end, ...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Check out the video above to witness Major Motoko Kusanagi and the members of Section 9 defusing a hostage situation from the upcoming theatrical film, Ghost in the Shell: Shin Gekijōban, which hits Japanese theaters on June 20, 2015.

A few hours ago a trailer suddenly popped online for Hyrule Warriors on Nintendo 3DS, but Koei Tecmo has since removed it. While the announcement apparently went up a little prematurely, we know the Musou-style hack-and-slasher is coming to Ninten...

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I like doughy pizza the most. . . but sometimes I do get the urge to have some crispy pizza too! Anyway, today I'm going to be taking a look at threezero's. . . Michelangelo & Leonardo! From the 2014 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie comes a fu...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Announced back in October, the official anime site for the adaptation of the light novel series Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai aka A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist has now updated with some n...

The busty Erina Nakiri of Shokugeki no Soma has earned herself a sexy bikini figure courtesy of Alphamax, exhibiting the girl with "God's Tongue" in a more intimate fashion and bound to tantalize the taste buds of figure aficionados - Erina will b...

Japanese character goods retailer Animate has revealed a preview of Tokyo Ghoul's Ken Kaneki hug pillow by Movic. Fans who want to cuddle with Ken Kaneki will have the choice of the Anteiku coffee shop and awakened version.

Over the years, generations of children have grown up reading comic books during their free time. Parents considered it a waste of time, and kids were asked to instead focus on their textbooks to improve their grades.

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