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December 26, 2015, 8:30 AM
December 26, 2015, 8:30 AM
GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

It's only a few more weeks until 2015 gives in and evolves into 2016. While this year had it's fair share of good anime, 2016 is shaping up to being a monster year. Let's take a look ahead at some of the potential big hitters!

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Against the infamously difficult arcade games, sometimes you just can't win, even when you just won. UFO catchers, also called crane games, can be pretty cold-hearted. Some of them have diabolical traps to keep you from claiming your prize.

Japanese television stations began streaming two new commercials for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga. The video previews the opening theme song "Checkmate! ? " by the 19-year-old singer Michi.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Lantis today posted a 90-second short version music video for 26-year-old anime voice actor Kensho Ono's 3rd solo single "STORY" on its official YouTube channel. It will be featured as the OP theme song for Doga Kobo's upcoming original TV anime L...

Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Santa Claus is coming to town, and for the 60th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will continue its ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Minato Soft's PC adventure game for all ages, Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu/Girls beyond the youth KOYA, today posted a 15-second new CM featuring the main heroine Sayuki Kuroda (CV: H...

Siliconera Sato

5pb. Mages. revealed at this year's Tokyo Game Show that the remake project for YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World will release this February, but has more recently announced a slight delay.

Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and subsequent anime series is considered a major cornerstone of shōnen entertainment. The series' later debut on Toonami in 1998 was a gateway for a whole generation of anime fans.

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

I don't think I'll need to preface this Today in Anime section with an explanation about Christmas. It's grown past it's pagan roots and grown into an international holiday celebrated by cultures all over the world and that includes the land of th...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The first episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt ONA series has gone live and there're some interesting movements to it. First, Bandai Visual has brought out a new 15-second spot for it that will filter into web advertising and second, they...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Charapedia asked some 10,000 Japanese anime fans to vote on the "most charming" anime characters of 2015. Respondents were able to pick their favorite from a list of 67 characters. The results of the "Most Charming Anime Character...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 anime adaptation of the Oshiete! Galko-chan! manga from Kenya Suzuki is getting closer and now Kadokawa has brought out our first animated look at it. The property now has a 15 and 30-second pair of TV/web spots as well as a full t...

To help promote the live-broadcast program "Yuru Yuri San Hai! What will We do on Christmas this year? " which broadcasted on Nico Nico Live on December 24, the Yuru Yuri manga author Namori provides a Christmas-themed illustration featuring the f...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

When it comes to holiday traditions, Christmas-themed video games aren't as common as Christmas movies or television specials. For whatever reason, be it development times, commercial titles' higher average price tag, or the youth of the medium, y...

A brand new visual has been revealed for the recently announced anime project based on Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. The visual itself, which features Guts as the Black Swordsman, also reveals that the anime is scheduled for 2016.


At 7 PM JST on December 25, this year's edition of Music Station Super Live will air. The show will be about 4 hours long. Many acts will perform on the show, including Arashi, AKB48, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Perfume, Nishino Kana, Gesu no Kiwami...

While for many on this website, Madman Entertainment would likely be considered a major anime and manga publisher, the company also deals with a range of other film and television products. In an announcement made a short time ago, Madman confirme...

Wan Abrar Rei

Honestly I didn't expect this show to end with a teaser of a possible 2nd season. I thought this show was going to be a 12 episode thing, where everything ends after that. Turns out there might be more of it in the future.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Sometimes, when you wake up, you would want to hear the voice of your beloved waifu, and now, thanks to a new app, Asuna fans, or Haruka Tomatsu fans, have a lot of reasons to celebrate as the "Wake Me Up, Asuna" app is now available internationally.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The promotional campaign for the theatrical run for High☆Speed! continues on in Japan as the twelfth special promo to highlight the film has arrived. Kyoto Animation has put together a whole lot of these smaller pieces that clock in at 25 seconds ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the Bungo Stray Dogs action manga series created by Kafka Asagiri (story) and Sango Harukawa (art) today announced that its last main character Chuya Nakahara is voiced by 40-year-old vo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Koji Yanagi's spy-mystery novel series Joker Game has announced its main voice cast. The novel set in 1937 was originally published in 2008, then won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award i... Associated Press

There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, "Mad Men") and hellos (Adele! ). "Star Wars" reawakened, and a ballerina and an unheralded Founding Father both hit the zeitgeist. But the pop-culture moment that fascinated us most?

The truly lascivious Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst boasts service of a non-bathing variety for once courtesy of its first BD release, supplementing its first episode with some scandalous additions bound to appeal to foot fetishists, still unusua...

METANORN skylion

Dec25 . . . two better supporting characters, you couldn't ask for. . . Happy Christmas to one and all. I don't do the Secret Santa thing, but that shouldn't stop me from doing a special post for the holiday, especially when I have a good reason t...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Omakase and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Choose your allegiance to either the Earth Federation Space Force or the Zeon Empire with these official PlayStation Vita cases.


Last week, we announced The 2015 Arama! Japan Awards. You, the readers, selected who would be nominated for our awards show. The voting for the preliminary round was closed earlier this week and we now have the final nominees.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 series Divine Gate is still a bit surprising in that they do keep announcing more cast members as we get closer to the premiere, though they're more supporting or one-off in nature. The latest additions are interesting ones, howeve...

An art exhibition has opened up in celebration of the 25th anniversary for the beloved Slayers franchise, naturally showcasing a multitude of stellar illustrations, sketches and more for franchise followers to appreciate, and no doubt stirring up ...

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