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December 31, 2015, 9:00 PM
December 31, 2015, 9:00 PM

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 ...

Featured Posts One Punch Man - 12 Well, all I can truly say here is, Bravo Madhouse. Bravo indeed. Adaption wise this episode couldn't have been more perfect and Saitama vs Boros was truly a animated marvel to witness.

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...

International Business Times Nicolo Josef V. Parungo

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...

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.

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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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.


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...

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.

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By Jenni . December 29, 2015 . 10:00am In Japan, a Hyrule Gold New 3DS LL will be released alongside Hyrule Warriors Legends. While the system doesn't come with a copy of the game, it does include something special for it.

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.

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Comiket 89's cosplay legion continues its charge onto the enemy cameras, chill temperatures apparently doing little to reduce their ardor in the face of the manic hordes.

I feel as if a spell has been broken over me, for the things I found interesting in the first episode suddenly annoy me. If I had to guess I would say that having seen what the show has to offer I have come to find it lacking and now the philosoph...

Yahoo Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

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. In the gentrified kitsch landscape Murakami depicts, 500 grotesque priests parade along...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With a pickup by Sentai Filmworks yesterday, anticipation has risen a bit for the Norn9 anime series that's set to debut as part of the winter 2016 anime season. With Comic Market 89 fully underway, the folks at NBC Universal Japan have now cut an...

YATTAR JAPAN Editor_in_chief

"G. E. M Series Naruto: Shippuden Uzumaki Naruto Six Paths Sage Mode" Naruto in his "Six Paths Sage Mode", heightened state of Sage Mode, will be released as figure from MegaHouse's high-quality figure series "G.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Usakame, a comedic manga that spun-off from Teekyu, is receiving its own TV anime adaptation in 2016 which will feature many of the same staff as the Teekyu anime. The series will star the rival tennis team from Usakame High School that faced off ...

Siliconera Sato

Pokkén Tournament has been available in arcades since earlier this summer and it's releasing for Wii U in Japan in March 2016. Here's a look at a TV spot that shows off some of its flashy moves. Pokkén Tournament will release in Japan on March 18,...

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software had a variety of releases this year ranging from smaller titles such as Night Watch to bigger ones in Disgaea 5. Company president Sohei Niikawa spoke with 4Gamer about what's in store for 2016.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in October that the Manga Time Kirara Carat series New Game is now slated for an anime adaptation. The official site has opened and that means our first key visual, which you can see below.

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.

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