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January 1, 2016, 7:00 AM
January 1, 2016, 7:00 AM

With only a few days remaining in the year, it's as if 2015 flew by in a heartbeat. Various subjects flew about in 2015 in the sphere of Japanese pop culture including news concerning popular titles such as the release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Hong Kong is now home to the newest and neatest McDonald's around. Say hello to McDonald's Next, the McDonald's of the future. According to Trend Hunter, Contemporist, and Hong Kong Navi, design firm Landini Associates joined forces with the fast ...

Theron: Welcome! I am back once again for a look at the high points and low points of anime in America in the past year, a look which will go well beyond just considering the best and/or most entertaining shows of the year.

There is no bigger cause of arguing than the topic of anime and cartoons. Are they or aren't they the same? And could a non-Japanese animated series be considered an anime? That is a topic for a later date, but here are some shows that certainly b...

It's that time of year again where the world's largest doujinshi fair, Comiket, is ongoing and cosplayers kick it up a notch and amaze us on day two with plenty of amazing cosplays. Various series such as Naruto, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, C...

Toy manufacturer Takara Tomy A. R. T. S continues its line of bizarre "gacha" capsule toys with cute (? ) animals that have developed enormous underbites. Takara Tomy A. R. T. S - the weird, twitchy cousin to beloved toy manufacturer Takara Tomy t...

2015 has been a big year but what show makes you twinge with nostalgia? @GoBoiano I'd have to go with One Punch Man, even though I can watch it over and over in my computer. - John Claus (@Super_J0hn) December 30, 2015 @GoBoiano Jojo - Head Shoote...

Check out a teaser above for NBC Universal's upcoming anime adaptation, Berserk, which is based on the fantasy manga by Kentaro Miura. The manga first debuted back in 1989 and has seen previous TV and movie adaptations.


At 11:45 PM JST on December 31, Fuji TV will air Johnny's Countdown 2015 - 2016, live from Tokyo Dome. The show will be an hour long. There will be many acts from Johnny & Associates performing on the show, including Arashi, KAT-TUN, NEWS, TOKIO, ...

Siliconera Sato

Dissidia Final Fantasy launched for arcade in Japan last month, and Director Takeo Kujiraoka recently spoke with Famitsu about some more characters that will be added to the action title in the near future.

International Business Times Nicolo Josef V. Parungo
tokyohive Shiso

On December 30, the annual music awards show "The 57th Japan Record Awards" (organized by The Japan Composer's Association) was held at The New National Theatre, Tokyo, and the winners of the grand prize "Japan Record Award" and the "Best New Arti...

tokyohive Shiso

On December 30, popular voice actress Hikasa Yoko announced on her blog that she got married sometime this year. SEE ALSO: Welcome to the new tokyohive! In the blog post, she started by looking back on 2015 and wrote, "There was one more change.

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Fans were deeply saddened when news broke that μ's, the seiyuu unit which make up the main cast for Love Live! , will be breaking up in 2016. However, thanks to a statement by Emi Nitta, the voice behind μ's center, Honoka, has said that μ's is no...

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Happy New Year, my dear fiends! I wish you tons of happiness and a lot of great anime in 2016! ^__^ animenewssugoi! blog Anime News Video Gallery Japan Games Figurines Cosplay Models Manga Monthly Goal: $100 Current Total: $27 Percent of Goal: 27%...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Now that Santa Alter is back at the North Pole, mobile game Fate/Grand Order has introduced Chapter 4 'Death World in the City of Demonic Fog - London', British Empire during the Industrial Revolution.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

From Love Live! to Sword Art Online, Kadokawa had a lot of series to show off at this week's Comiket 89, with a booth presenting merchandise from over 20 titles. Along with the t-shirts and charms, they had hug pillows for a selection of 2015 and ...

A new saucy double page spread featuring Irisdina Bernhard and Katia Waldheim from the upcoming the television anime of the Muv-Luv Alternative spinoff novel Schwarzesmarken has been featured as a double page spread in the February 2016 issue of D...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The first cour for Concrete Revolutio finished up this week and it's definitely bee a conflicting series for a lot of fans as it laid out its story and really made you pay attention to the date/time stamps on it.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first commercial has been released for the TV anime adaptation of Natsume Akatsuki and Kurone Mishima's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Give Blessings to This Wonderful World! ) light novel series.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu
Selective Hearing Kelly-Mae Matt

Once again we come to the End of a Year, ready to start anew, and honestly, this is one of those years that I am ready to walk out with my head held high, not because the year itself was bad, but because it was so good that I can't help but go out...


At 7:15 PM JST on December 31, the 66th Kohaku Uta Gassen will air on NHK. The show will be about 4 and half hours long. There will be many acts performing on the show, including Arashi, AKB48, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Perfume, Shiina Ringo, Gesu...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced another addition to its winter anime lineup today, with ERASED set to premiere exclusively on Crunchyroll on January 7 at 10:20am Pacific Time. After that, starting with episode 2, new episodes will launch every Thursday at 9...

Featured Posts Subete ga F ni Naru - 45/100 I like to see this anime as a false golden idol, where upon seeing it you believe it is something you have been looking for a long time. But when you take a look at it, you notice a crack in the statute ...

tokyohive Shiso

TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE member Konishi Ayano will be graduating from the group and retiring from the showbiz industry. SEE ALSO: TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE's Konishi Ayano to temporarily suspend her activities Konishi has been on hiatus since June in order to ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 anime series Bubuki Buranki hasn't had a lot of attention recently, at least outside of AnimeLab announcing the Australian streaming of the series, but now a little more promotion has arrived in the form of new visuals.

With the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga on the way, Pony Canyon is promoting the series at Comiket 89 with sales of a set of buttons, but they'll be distributing a free item in keeping with the series theme.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We last heard about the Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Movie: Gyakushuu no Milky Holmes movie project back in September with a teaser for it, and now we've gotten a new teaser in that shows off a bit more animation.

With another year coming to a close, let's revisit the best OPs over the past 12 months. Just like before, I've selected my favourite eroge OPs from 2015 based on song quality, visual arrangement and creativity.

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP In this Dec. 29, 2015 photo, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami poses in front of part of his work titled "The 500 Arhats" exhibited at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

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