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September 22, 2015, 10:30 AM
September 22, 2015, 10:30 AM Noah Smith

Most people who follow news from Japan will be paying attention to the economy, or possibly to the fist-fight that broke out in the Diet over security policy. But there was a huge and very worrying change in Japanese education policy that somehow ...

Gawker Sam Biddle

The internet's greatest troll paradise has been without a leader since its founder, Christopher "Moot" Poole resigned in January. Today 4chan announced it's been purchased by Japanese internet star and businessman Hiroyuki Nishimura.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder, it's been announced that the Japanese broadcast of Attack on Titan: Junior High will feature a pair of live-action bonus segments starring members of the voice cast of the show.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Mysterious Joker After the two-cour series we had last year and this past January, it looks like things went well enough for all partners involved for a second season of Mysterious Joker to get the green light.

Siliconera Sato

The Digimon Adventure series is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a new six-part anime film that takes place years after the first series. Here's a look at the first movie's new trailers that show the Digi-Destined in their older forms.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Even if you've played every single Sonic the Hedgehog game released, you probably haven't played Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car. That's because this rare game was only released in Japanese arcades in 1991, with no ports to follow.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts from Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara has announced that their 33rd short will be "Ragnarok," created, written and directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama (Big O, Doomed Megalopolis).

The official website of the anime adaptation of Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) manga has unfortunately announced that the upcoming final episode of the series has been delayed to next week.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced that the game "won't have any paid DLCs. " They're also thinking about releasing a special "PS4 collaboration model" that has a special design HDD Bay Cover. Here's a look at the latest trailer : JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Ey...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Various Japanese TV networks have been listing next week's episode of ufotable's anime adaptation of God Eater as the final episode that will be broadcasted. It will be the 9th episode in the series with no indication of whether the anime will con...

The official website for Toei Animation's World Trigger anime series announced new cast members on Saturday for the new anime-original "Fugitive Arc" of the series that will premiere on October 11. The new characters include: Takahiro Sakurai as G...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

I had hopes! Big hopes! There was potential, I thought, and maybe, just maybe, the filmmakers were going to show me up as an idiot by delivering a first-rate, smart Attack on Titan sequel. I was wrong.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

WIT STUDIO has update their preview and plan for Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya. The secound cour of anime inspired by Takaya Kagami (story), Yamato Yamamoto (arts) and Daisuke Furuya's (storyboards) vampire action manga is scheduled for Octo...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese manga publisher Ichijinsha has announced that Saburouta's Citrus manga could very well be adapted into an anime series. The publisher posted on Twitter stating that it is currently in negotiations with various companies about the possible...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

And that's oil, folks. The crew of Kamen Rider Drive has finally packed-up their roles for the series as it officially ended yesterday. Before we bid the adieu, here are a couple of pics from the set of the final episode.

Bleeding Cool Rich Johnston

Noting the recent change in management at Dark Horse Comics, AnimeNewsNetwork asked how this might affect Dark Horse's commitment to publishing Japanese titles in English. They got the answer regarding the new EIC Dave Marshall, quoting Dark Horse...

The first promotion video for Drifters, the upcoming series based on a manga by Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano, is up and streaming. The video, which debuted at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, gives us the first glimpse at the series, whi...

An animated Kuroko's Basketball film is in the works. That's the word from the official Kuroko's website, following an event on Sunday in which several of the voice actors from the series appeared. Following the event, the site was updated, lettin...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While it's not the second season announcement some are still hoping for, fans of the spring 2015 anime series Sound! Euphonium have a bit more to look forward to as Pony Canyon Japan has revealed that the seventh Japanese volume will include an ad...

Siliconera Sato

5pb. Mages. released the latest video for Steins;Gate 0, which shows us a look at some of the characters from the first game, along with new faces. Steins;Gate 0 will release in Japan on November 19, 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Play...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Dokidoki live in Roppongi (YouTube) TOKYO (TR) - The Tokyo District Court on Friday ruled in favor of a talent agency over a former member of an idol group who violated a rule that prohibited boyfriends, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 26).

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Idol singers exist in an extremely specialized, and often contradictory, corner of the already specialized Japanese pop music industry. Successful idols are expected to walk the fine line between having a polished, attractive appearance and an app...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

AnimEigo, a North Carolina-based company that distributes anime and live-action Japanese films, recently teased an announcement related to one of their licenses: Going to be spilling all sorts of Beans at the AnimEigo #awacon panel, Sat@6:30pm htt...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

To promote the upcoming Tobidasu PriPara: Miiinna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix (Popping-out PriPara: Let's Try for Idol Grand Prix with Everyone! ) film, Avex Pictures has posted a two-minute special video titled "Popping-out PriPara 360° guruguru m...

Watched the second and final episode of "Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! +", the "Yuru Yuri" special that bridges the gap between the franchise's summer themed OVA and "Yuru Yuri San Hai! ", the third season of the anime that will air soon.

Siliconera Sato

Granzella previously announced that the newest title in the series will be revealed in fall 2015, but the official website has been updated with a more specific time frame. Disaster Report 4 was initially planned for a 2011 title, but in the wake ...

Siliconera Sato

Sega revealed the latest on 7th Dragon Vode: VFD with a trailer showcasing the prowess of the God-Hand class, known for specializing in melee attacks and healing abilities. God-Hands are martial artists who've also mastered the arts of medicine.

ZAQ revealed preview music video for new single Katararezutomo (カタラレズトモ) with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming original anime Concrete Revolutio: Superhero Fantasy (コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~). Her 9th single comes on two editions hitting stores Octo...

Coming up to the one year mark since the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL were released in Australia, Nintendo Australia have announced that a black coloured version of the 'New Nintendo 3DS' model will be available on store shelves starti...

Figure Culture figure culture

Good Smile Company is going to release the Nendoroid No. 548 Minami Kotori ( 南ことり ) Training Outfit Ver. ( 練習着Ver. ) action figure from the anime "Love Live! " ( ラブライブ ). Will be released in December 2015.

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