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January 7, 2016, 3:30 AM
January 7, 2016, 3:30 AM

An image of an official looking paystub for was posted by an animator claiming to be a three-month contract employee for studio Xebec (To Love-Ru, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Tokyo ESP). The stub reveals the rather dismal monthly pay of 131,3...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The zodiac would suggest that 2016 should be The Year of Monkey D. Luffy. However, going into the holidays, at the end of 2015's Jump Festa event, One Piece author Eiichiro Oda suggested that fans should expect things from a certain curly eyebrowe...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

Akiyuki Simbo is a favorite director for many. He has brought to life works that are inventive, unexpected, and explore themes other directors shy away from. People know him best for his direction on: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Bakemonogatari Sayon...

Siliconera Casey

Polygon has shared a 14-minutes of gameplay from Fire Emblem: Fates, showcasing an important turning point in the game's plot. The video gives us a look at the scenes leading up to the end of Chapter 5, wherein the main character must make the piv...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Happy 75th birthday to Hayao Miyazaki! We all know and love him, cherish him as if he were a fond uncle. The stories he's brought to life, the worlds full of wonder, the characters close to our hearts.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Kadokawa has posted a one-minute PR video for Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru, the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sei Hatsuno's Haruchika mystery novel series, hosted by the anime's two main VAs, Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Chika Homura) and S...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 5, 2016 . 12:00pm First 4 Figures and Capcom have come together to collaborate on a series of figures in a line inspired by the Okami series. The first has been revealed to be Amaterasu, ready for a fight.


There are many male idol groups in Japan, but which one is the best? Goo recently asked 500 readers who they thought was the male idol group that shined the brightest in 2015. Arashi is #1 with 21. 1% of the vote.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll's latest winter 2016 anime addition is Ooya-san wa Shishunki! , which is set to broadcast on Crunchyroll every Sunday starting January 10 at 7:30am Pacific Time. Ooya-san wa Shishunki! will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide...

AFA Channel! freakpool

A new manga cafe in Nipponbashi, Osaka has just opened, and it has drawn quite a bit of attention. The reason is because boys and "normies" are not allowed inside at all! Sorry, only female otakus are allow entry.

Siliconera Sato

Atlus announced that first-print copies of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final is getting a DLC set that includes a custom Nintendo 3DS theme, along with a couple in-game items. The DLC set, called the "Forbidden God-Slayer DLC Set" features a 3DS theme ...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco recently uploaded the latest trailer for their upcoming PlayStation Vita game, The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water with a look at its customizable protagonist and various heroines.

tokyohive Shiso

On January 5, AKB48 member Iwata Karen announced her graduation during the "Eve wa Adam no Rokkotsu" stage performance held at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. SEE ALSO: AKB48's next single to feature graduated members Iwata who is looking to be...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Flying Witch is based on the manga of the same name by Chihiro Ishizuka. The story involves a teenage witch-in-training who moves from Yokohama to rural Aomori to live with her cousin's family. Flying Witch is scheduled to run for 12 episodes on N...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Warner Entertainment Japan has posted a 150-second music video for 27-year-old singer Kanon Wakeshima's 9th single "Love your enemies" on its official YouTube channel. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming anime film selector dest...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

To promote the release of the Blu-ray of the mega hit film Love Live! The School Idol Movie, Gamers' Akihabara main store has set up a special "Museum" section dedicated to the school idol-themed franchise on its seventh floor since December 4.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Anime news site AnimeAnime Japan has recently held an 8 day poll to decide what the best anime of 2015 was. The poll had a result of 1,500 fans voting for their top 3 anime of all of 2015; 60. 2% were male, 39.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

The dress up-loving staff at McDonald's Taiwan are back, but this time they might have wandered into contested territory with their choice of outfits. . . McDonald's Taiwan is well-known for its annual cosplaying antics.

The official website of anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda's music genre novel series Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) began streaming a new commercial video for the recently confirmed compilation movie on Tuesday.

Makoto Shinkai independently released a five-minute anime short titled She and Her Cat back in 1999, and now it's returning as a TV anime. Kanojo to Kanojo no neko -Everything Flows- is coming to the Ultra Super Anime Time block on Tokyo MX and BS...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official Twitter for the upcoming musical adaptation of the Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End dark fantasy manga today posted a new main visual featuring Yuichiro Hyakuya and Mikaela Hyakuya holding each other, which is reenacting the famous s...

Company records "extraordinary loss" of 2 billion yen Square Enix announced on Tuesday that it will dissolve and liquidate both its New York-based Shinra Technologies, Inc. (STI) cloud platform operating business, as well as its Shinra Technologie...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - January 2nd/3rd 01 (02) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Weeks: 03) 02 (01) Youkai Watch Movie 2 (Weeks: 03) 03 (03) Orange...

FUNimation announced the full English dub cast for the Snow White with the Red Hair anime, with all the dubbed episodes for season 1 set to debut throughout the month. The season 2 Broadcast Dub will follow in February, but for now you can watch e...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 5, 2016 . 5:00pm JAST USA has picked up Sonicomi: Communication with Sonico, a Super Sonico simulation that allows players to help the potential idol on her way to becoming a superstar.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Takeo can't contain his excitement! It's official: My Love Story! ! is getting dubbed! #mylovestorydub pic. twitter. com/9ty8fIiXlK - Sentai Filmworks (@Sentaifilmworks) January 5, 2016 While no details are available, the confirmation is there: My...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese pop group Perfume and American band OK Go have teamed up to create a theme song for the new Japanese anime "Sushi Police". To celebrate 20 years of broadcasting, Japanese TV channel Tokyo MX will be releasing a new 3DCG anime called Sushi...

Morning Musume'15 tops the singles chart to start 2016 with single Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only. Their 60th single sold of 143,000 copies making it one of their top selling singles since 2003.

From Pikachu to Totoro, these onigiri rice balls are as cute as they are delicious-looking! For years, cute lunches in Japan have revolved around the well-known kyaraben (character-bento) lunchbox. Where the kyaraben features flat, box-bound desig...

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After topping several notable manga rankings last year, Chika Umino's critically-acclaimed manga, March Comes in Like a Lion, finally gets a much-deserved anime adaptation, as announced by Young Animal Magazine's issue #2.

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the anime of Sōichirō Hatano's Myriad Colors Phantom World (Musaigen no Phantom World) novel. The stream will begin at 12:30 p. m. EST on Wednesday, January 6.

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