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Famed writer's best-known novel served as basis for Studio Ghibli anime of the same name. Born in the city of Kamakura in 1930, Akiyuki Nosaka didn't have an easy childhood. His mother died two months after giving birth to him.

AKB48 celebrated their 10th anniversary at the AKB48 Theater on December 8, 2015 with the 3,781st performance at the small theater on the 8th floor of the Akihabara Don Quihote where they began their journey to becoming Japan's national idols back...

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The new video highlights four songs: "Brain Revolution Girl," "Love Song," "Mrs. Pumpkin's Comical Dream" and "Love Trial. " Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X will release in Japan for PlayStation Vita on March 24th, 2016.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

After four months of development, Japanese online retailer Felissimo has finally captured the scent of a cat's forehead in a bottle. The cat-loving folks over at online retailer Felissimo have delighted us in the past with an adorable kitten linge...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A site with visual and spring broadcast plans have launched for the anime adaptation of Shibai Kineko's comedy light novel series Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

If you like being scared out of your mind, then you're in for a real treat-two of film's scariest characters will be appearing together in a movie in 2016! Yes, those of you who enjoyed getting scared senseless by Sadako and Kayako from the Ring a...

CNN Euan McKirdy, CNN

But down an unassuming side street, away from the flashing, neon glare of the main strip, is an altogether more soothing environment. Akiba Fukurou is the brainchild of Shusaku Yasu, an early-thirties owl enthusiast who has brought a little altern...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 9, 2015 . 6:30pm We previously reported that Sceptile could be the newest character to join in on Pokkén Tournament, and Bandai Namco made it official by announcing just that with an official introduction trailer for the Grass-t...

An onslaught of tantalizing trailers have arrived for Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, unleashing its roster of top-heavy girls as they take to action while also getting some staple yuri service in so as to not disappoint fans of the incredibly amorous ...

The licensing madness continues over at Seven Seas Entertainment with the announcement of dark harem fantasy manga How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King. The series is written by Warau Yakan and illustrated by Komiya Toshimasa, and will b...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The upcoming Japanese-made film, which now has a release date and teaser video, will feature the largest Godzilla in franchise history. Almost exactly a year ago, Japanese film studio Toho announced that it would be making its first Godzilla movie...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Utada Hikaru would be making her return to music this coming spring. Sources said that a new album would be released and that songs from the album would have high level tie-ins.

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On December 6, Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei announced the disbandment of WaT. The duo made the announcement on stage of their 10th anniversary live at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. During the daytime show, Wentz began by saying, "WaT will disband after o...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco revealed in this week's issue of Jump magazine that One Piece: Burning Blood will release in Japan on April 21, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita for 7,800 yen and 6,800 yen, respectively, plus tax.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The official trailer for Kimi no Na wa. ("Your Name. "), the latest film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters per Second, The Garden of Words) is now available online.

TrySail announced new single whiz with tie-up as theme for mobile app anime Koyomimonogatari (暦物語). The anime presents new short stories from NisiOisin's Monogatari series. Their 3rd single whiz comes on three editions scheduled for release on Feb...

International Business Times Nicolo Josef V. Parungo

Gameplay from "Gravity Rush 2. " Photo: PlayStation Blog Plenty of new information was shared about "Gravity Rush 2," a unique game and a sequel to the original "Gravity Rush. " Sony revealed the details during a special livestream in Japan, where...

If you are like myself, you will be spending at least a couple of days at the end of this year going through the huge backlog of titles that seem to have accumulated in your Steam library this year. Providing two additional games for your library,...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released the latest pair of trailers for their upcoming stylish brawler, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, with a look at some gameplay for Wamuu from Part II: Battle Tendency and Shigekiyo Yangu from Part IV: Diamond is Unbre...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual today posted a 70-second teaser for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Nozomi Uda's Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Idly) web manga, featuring the sleeping protagonist at his desk in the classroom.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in Noevmber that the Hakuoki series will be going in a fun direction in the future with Hakuouki ~Otogi Soushi~. The property, which is based on the games of the same name, have had a couple of TV works and feature film so an expan...

These Umaibo nails, using the snack Umaibo as nail art, have become a hot topic. Since their release in 1979, the cylindrical snack Umaibo has boasted a consistent popularity. A wide variety of flavors are available from the so-called "royal road"...

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Legendary Japanese animation studio, Shaft, is celebrating 40 years of unforgettable anime, from Madoka Magica to Monogatari, from Negima? ! to Nisekoi, and everything in between. Now, the studio responsible for a lot of head tilting has finally o...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The official Gundam portal site has announced the second actor that will be starring in the English-language adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. The latest addition is that of Johnny Yong Bosch, who will be playing Orga Itsuka ...

The years in which the animation studio Manglobe focused on creating titles originally conceived as anime series, such as Samurai Champloo or Michiko and Hatchin, are mostly a thing of the past. With the notable exception of the amazing yet highly...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A new trailer for Sekko Boys, the short form anime comedy about a quartet of classical & neoclassical statues becoming a popular male idol band, is now available online. Directed by Tomoki Takuno and featuring animation by Liden Films, Sekko Boys ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the TV anime adaptation of Sega's Chain Chronicle has revealed that the series will now air next year, being delayed from its initial 2015 broadcast. In addition to the news, the first promotional video was also revealed.

The official website for the anime adaptation of Kenya Suzuki's comedy manga Oshiete! Galko-chan has revealed the character designs for the main cast. The series will broadcast on Tokyo MX on January 8.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . December 9, 2015 . 11:00am One of the main selling points of The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is an all-new area that lets people play as Metallia, the Swamp Witch and master of the Hundred Knight.

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