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June 13, 2015, 1:30 AM

Poor Sailor Moon Crystal - it's had a tough time. Hyped as the new, more faithful Sailor Moon anime that would delight fans of the manga, it turned out instead to be more of delight to critique, with blogs devoted to picking apart its animation, m...

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...

Dogs are already known for their discipline. At least when humans are around to make sure they don't eat garbage and lick their genitals all day long, they're pretty good about following the rules their human masters set out before them - Marmaduk...

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The 29th issues of Weekly Shonen Jump unveiled the new main visual of the Boruto: Naruto the Movie illustrated by series creator Masashi Kishimoto. The visual features the tagline that says, "The curtain rises on the legend that will surpass all!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You excited? You should be. Because the summer 2015 anime season is coming. And if you don't have any idea of what to look forward to, perhaps the results of this Japanese poll can help. Perhaps not! Biglobe News reports that Charapedia, which loo...

Vox.com Todd VanDerWerff

These are but some of my cats, internet. Look upon them and tremble with envy. Hit-Point Anyone with an interest, however fleeting, in video games, smartphone apps, or pop culture has perhaps noticed their Twitter feed being slowly overtaken by im...

12 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 8 Google+ 1 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 12 Flares × In the wild and wacky world of Gintama, nothing would be surprising to anymore. The latest episode promises to gender bend everyone (except Shinpachi and Hijikata...

Even characters from Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball, and more need a pep talk sometimes. And who better to do that than Mr. Motivation, Shia LaBeouf. The actor appeared against a green screen for an art project titled #INTRODUCTIONS.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the upcoming anime film adaptation of Kouji Ohji and Futoshi Nishiya's High☆Speed! light novel series, the basis of Animation Do's Free! anime, has opened and revealed the first teaser video for High☆Speed!

Held every year in Atlanta, Georgia, MomoCon is a multi-genre fandom convention celebrating japanese anime, american animation, comics, video games, tabletop games, and naturally, cosplay. Our pals from Beat Down Boogie were on location to catch s...

Jyaku-San-Sei Million Arthur is a four-panel comedy spin-off web manga series inspired by Square Enix's fantasy social game Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur, illustrated by Choborau Nyopomi (Ai Mai Mi). It has been posted weekly since summer of 2012.

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It was confirmed at the recent Kamen Rider Drive & Ninninger summer movie press conference that Kamen Rider Ghost will make a cameo appearance in the Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future film. This is the first time since the Kamen Rider Fourze movi...

The Washington Post Fred Barbash

The polling firm YouGov recently surveyed Americans to find out how they interpreted emoji. Not surprisingly, there were significant differences of opinion on many. What looked like "shocked" to one person looked to others like "bored" or "surpris...

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...

Nintendo's friendly shooter Splatoon is definitely looking to be the mimetic flavor of the moment, judging from the amount of buzz it's been generating online, but hey, if it somehow results in awesome art and whatnot, I'm all for it.

The Guardian Tim Lewis

Martin Solveig and Dragonette's Hello video For his 2011 album Smash, French DJ and Björn Borg fan Martin Solveig starred in an epic, four-part, 42-minute film. The central piece - and video for his earworming single Hello with Dragonette - is a t...

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills on Thursday marked its first anniversary. "A year ago, it was all about delivering to our guests the philosophy behind Andaz," said General Manager Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry. "Today, it is our guests who are defining the ...

Jello, jelly, gelatin, . . . no matter what you call it, the light, refreshing dessert is popular around the world-and Japan is no exception. Perhaps in the spirit of steadily rising temperatures, Japanese Twitter users have been pulling out all t...

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Koei Tecmo Games is making a Warriors style game with the characters from Arslan Senki. Arslan Senki X Musou has Arslan, Daryun, Narsus, and Elam as playable characters. Like other Warriors games, Koei Tecmo will have a Treasure Box bundle.

News that the original Famicom Nintendo game console, first released in 1983, is now being taught in Japanese social studies class has sent a burst of joyful nostalgia throughout Japanese social media.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . June 12, 2015 . 2:21am Square Enix announced that Mobius Final Fantasy, their latestsmartphone game that features a one-handed battle system, a story by Kazushige Nojima, and elements from the series, already has a million registered pla...

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A photo of AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki who ranked 2nd on the recently held AKB48 general election, in an embrace with NEWS Tegoshi Yuya, was published by Shukan Bunshun. It is quite clear with the photos that the two have an intimate relationship.

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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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

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...

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...

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.

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...

This summer, alt-audience anime block Noitamina is getting literary as director Seiji Kishi, writer Makoto Uezu and Studio Lerche (Danganronpa, the Persona anime, Assassination Classroom) tackle the influential crime, horror and other strangeness ...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

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...

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