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July 23, 2015, 9:00 AM
GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

2015 is more than half way done! While we wonder how fast time flies, let's take a look at some of the must watch shows from the first half of the year. For classification reasons, the anime had to have ended during the Winter or Spring seasons to...

I've spent a lot of time on anime forums and have come across so many fans that have dropped some amazing anime series without fully giving them a chance. This is understandable, as it's hard to predict what an anime might become especially in the...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

If you're a budding manga creator, odds are you spend most of your time working on your character artwork. That's probably a wise choice, too, as most famous comic artists focus on drawing their stories' leads, and hand off work on other details, ...

The THP-01 is the first product by Toon Workshop, a new lifestyle brand by Good Smile Company and Mr. Hahn from Linkin Park, that revitalizes the concept of "Geek Japan. " These unprecedented transforming headphones have gone on sale, and a confer...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If there's one way to stand up to ISIS, I guess, it's with memes. This past January, Japanese Twitter users uploaded images Photoshopped with anime as a way to defy ISIS. Around that same time, net users on Japan's largest bulletin board 2ch creat...

Trends in Japan William

The Land of Idols is an upcoming feature documentary about female idols in Japan. Director Jean-Armand Bougrelle promises the camera will follow the everyday lives of idols, from rehearsals to recordings, shoots, concerts, fan meetings and more.

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Hacktivists are seeking to dilute IS propaganda by mixing it with images of Anime girls Hacktivist group Anonymous is ramping up efforts to tackle sympathisers of the Islamic State group on Twitter. It has published a list of Twitter accounts it c...

moumoon released a new MV for "cocoon" recorded in their upcoming new album "It's Our Time"(release date: August 12)! Contributor Wanted! ! The lyrics are lit up using CG in the night streets of Tokyo along with geometrical shapes creating a fanta...

GoBoiano Media Bakaizer

Everyone nowadays pit their anime characters in a versus battle. These battles usually end up into fights between fanboys of two sides although most arguments end up being derailed by trolls. Here are the most talked about battles between characte...

Animaru have updated their line-up of Oregairu merchandise which include a hug pillow of Yukino Yukinoshita and Yuigahama Yui. Both will sell for a total of 9,720 yen ($78. 3) each and will be sold at the Comiket 88 Anime University COOP.

Siliconera Sato

After Atlus and Vanillaware announced Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir, fans wondered whether it'll be more of an HD port or an HD remake. As it turns out, you'll get both, as Vanillaware director Kentaro Ohnishi shared more about how it'll be during an in...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official Kamen Rider Ghost Twitter account started following members of the SEKAI NO OWARI band. Because of this, it is likely that the group will perform the show's opening theme. What makes it more interesting is that SEKAI NO OWARI is also ...

Asuka Kuramochi announced her graduation from AKB48 via a post on her blog on July 19, 2015. She talked about how she felt unprepared when she was made the captain of Team B during the AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri on February 24, 2015 at Zepp Di...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japan is known around the world for its immaculately presented cuisine. So when this photo appeared on Twitter a couple of days ago, people were instantly shocked and confused. Could this be a new dish from a little-known restaurant out in the dee...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

\ "Sink! ! "/ Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at. . . Nendoroid Northern Princess! From the popular browser game 'Kantai Collection -KanColle-' comes a Nendoroid of the Abyssal warship, 'Northern Pr...

Spring 2014 anime adapts dating simulation game Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the anime La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky and plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

Siliconera Sato

Nitroplus' crossover fighter by Examu, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, is the upcoming console version of their arcade 2D fighter, featuring heroines from different Nitroplus games. The latest trailer shows us some of the new character...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

In any industry, it's important to keep innovating to stay one step ahead of your competitors. That's true even for comic artist Okayado, whose stock-in-trade is sexy 2-D characters. Okayado has been tapping a new market with his manga Monster Mus...

Jul 21, 10:00 games Todd Ciolek talks with the wildly creative and eccentric man behind famously strange games like Killer7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw to crack the secrets behind his philosophy on game creation.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Bandai Visual does some pretty interesting, if sometimes controversial, original series over the years and it looks like they have a new one coming up this fall. The company has opened the Comet Lucifer official site that's listing an Autumn 2015 ...

New facility located in Asagaya, Suginami to house 2-3 aspiring animators The IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign that NPO Animator Supporters founder Jun Sugawara launched in May to expand dormitory housing for low-income animators reached its goal o...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With some new pickups announced in the last few days, it was about time for Sentai Filmworks to reveal their November 2015 anime DVD/BD release slate. And we're pretty stocked to see Angelic Layer getting a new lease on life - even if it is DVD only.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

There is only a couple weeks left until the release of the Naruto Shippuuden Movie 8 - Boruto film, the first film set after the events of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga and epilogue manga Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring...

Highsnobiety Jonathan Sawyer

Funimation's live action adaption of the popular anime franchise Attack on Titan will be coming to theaters in Japan at the beginning of next month and then stateside later this fall. The subtitled trailer here highlights the story of a young boy ...

Negicco unveiled jacket covers, full track list, and full music video for new single Nee Vardia (Nee Bardia, ねぇバーディア). Their 16th single title track is written and composed by Rekishi (Ikeda Takafumi, 池田貴史) and coupling track Oyasumi written by ME...

NMB48 tops the singles chart with summer-themed single Durian Shōnen (ドリアン少年) selling over 371,000 copies. The single features first-time center Sutō Ririka (須藤凛々花) who joined the idol group in 2013 as part of the AKB48 Group 1st Draft Conference.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A new title is joining the Crunchyroll catalog with the addition of the English dub of Miss Monochrome - The Animation. All episodes will be available for premium members starting today at 4:00pm Pacific Time, with free members able to watch the f...

July 21, 2015 4:10pm PT by Borys Kit Veteran producer Mike Medavoy is teaming up with All Nippon Entertainment Works to produce 6000, an adaptation of a horror manga. According to ANEW, the Japanese comic is set in "a deep sea research facility 6,...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

More information about the Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future film has surfaced online, which revealed the film's total running time and more additional cast members. First is with the total running time, a staff of the film revealed via Twitter t...

Siliconera Sato

While she isn't anything like Nitroplus' own mascot character Super Sonico, Nitroplus-chan is more on the black-and-white side similar to the company logo, and she wears gothic lolita clothing as her trademark looks.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks revealed the home video plans yesterday for Angelic Layer as part of their Sentai Selects lineup and today they've brought out the formal acquisition announcement for it. With plans for a November release, the company has picked u...

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