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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).

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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. . .

With weeks to go before the summer anime season, it's time to prioritize. Is it original anime, new adaptations, remakes or return favorites? Charapedia asked Japanese fans to name their most anticipated summer 2015 anime in their latest 10,000 re...

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...

TBS has posted a preview of the summer adaptation of Ayumu Kasuga's (I'm Gonna be the Twin-Tails! ! ) Joukamachi no Dandelion, set to launch on the network July 2nd. The series about royal, superpowered family of eleven who try to live their lives...

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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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...

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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.

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...

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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...

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...

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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.

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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In the wake of the Chinese government banning 38 anime and manga titles from being streamed online, including Attack on Titan, it was announced that the planned screening of the anime during the Shanghai International Film Festival in China was ab...

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.

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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...

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 ...

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...

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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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.

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.

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.

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...

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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 ...

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