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In Japan, plays adapted from or based on anime, manga, and games have started a huge movement. A genre called 2. 5D musicals is expanding as well. This trend can also be observed overseas, as performances of such plays have been increasing in rece...

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).

The official website for the Arslan Senki x Musou PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 game revealed on Thursday that the game will ship in Japan on September 17. The game's regular edition will retail for 7,800 yen (about US$63), and the download edit...

YUIKAORI (ゆいかおり) recently announced new single Ring Ring Rainbow! ! with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Castle Town Dandelion (Jokamachi no Dandelion, 城下町のダンデライオン). Plus unit members Ogura Yui and Ishihara Kaori voice key supporting ch...

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.

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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.

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TOHO is big on video promos for their series and getting material out and Chaos Dragon is definitely benefiting from that. They've now added a new promo that's focused on the more of the cast of characters and they're introduced here with their vo...

The official website for the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Takeshi Azuma's school comedy manga Denpa Kyoushi has announced ten additional voice cast. It has been aired on Yomiuri TV, Nihon TV, and their affiliates since April 4, and the first DVD...

We're only a couple weeks away from the premier of Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, in Japan, so you can expect promotion to be kicking into high gear. If you're still on the fence, you probably might be interested in the twelve minutes of foota...

Siliconera Ishaan

By Ishaan . June 11, 2015 . 8:46am This morning, Capcom detailed the new V-Skill and V-Trigger systems in Street Fighter V. You can read up on those here, but in summary, V-Skills (medium punch + medium kick) are moves that are different depending...

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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By Chris Priestman . June 11, 2015 . 10:59am WayForward has released a new E3 2015 trailer for its upcoming 2D adventure-platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. It shows of the game's colorful HD graphics and also sees Shantae transforming into a mon...

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.

If you are looking for some Korean food while in Tokyo, the place to go is Shin-Okubo. The famed "Korea Town" in the middle of the metropolitan Tokyo area has served as a gathering place for fans of Korean TV dramas, K-pop music and Korean cuisine.

"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...

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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.

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.

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.

Youtube singer, voice actress, and fan favourite Cristina Vee is now star in her own game; Veecaloid Pop. Cristina Vee's work can be seen in a multitude of media but most prominently in anime; K-On (Mio Akiyama), Sailor Moon (Sailor Mars), and Mag...

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from Gipsy Kings at The Mahaffey to costumes and anime at Metrocon in downtown Tampa. AT THE MOVIES Opening Friday A new species of dinosaur is invente...

When two manga enthusiasts mentioned wanting a place to meet, Pelham Public Library's teen librarian, Savannah Kitchens, jumped on the idea. From there, Anime Club and Manga Book Club were formed. "This genre has really passionate followers, like ...

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.

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With the movie coming in just a couple of months, the movie flyer for Kamen Rider Drive The Movie: Surprise Future has given us a few surprising. . .

We park across the street from the convention center, close to another SUV. Climbing out, we leave the driver's door open and open the back door to maximize privacy. Then we strip down to our boxers and a T-shirt in the parking lot.

The Advocate Matt Baume

RuPaul says we're born naked and the rest is drag, but drag doesn't have to be a dress and high heels. Drag can be re-creating a costume from a comic book, or go-go dancing in a jockstrap, or letting someone turn you into something not entirely hu...

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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...

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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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...

The four different-coloured ghosts are immediately recognizable characters in "Pac-Man," but Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde could have been all one shade if the president and cofounder of the video game company that created Pac-Man had his way.

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The "baby bust" in Germany is so severe that the country is unlikely to retain its current economic dominance. The population is expected to drop from 81 million to 67 million by 2060. That big of a drop in both the job market and in the consumer ...

If you are a gamer, you will find plenty to enjoy in these seven anime. (Photo : Aniplex) It may sound cliche, but there really is an anime for everybody. With thousands upon thousands of shows to choose from, where does somebody who is trying to ...

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