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January 7, 2016, 3:30 PM
January 7, 2016, 3:30 PM

This time, pollmeisters Charapedia asked their readers to list the most memorable pieces of anime news in 2015. What news from around the anime world shocked, thrilled and excited Japanese anime fans - and did you feel the same way?

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...

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...

Wan Abrar Rei

New season is just around the corner, and here is another of our seasonal post of what I think is good to watch for this Winter season. Same as the previous season's post, at the end of every opinion there will be rating to let you guys know my in...

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...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo and HAL Laboratory stealth-released BOXBOY! One More Box (Hako Boy! Mou Hito Hako,) a sequel to the popular title BOXBOY! in the Japanese Nintendo eShop. The above is a look at the official trailer for the game.

Haruhi's classic bunny girl outfit has served as the inspiration for another luscious cosplay, with the alluring cosplayer posing desirably while keeping her handy guitar closeby, in case any last minute concerts are in need of a hand.

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...

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...


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.

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

There's something wonderful about getting the chance to share a hobby with one's own kid. It acts as a way for the parents to bond with their children in a whole new way, and their teamwork gives off a warming aura to those around them.

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.

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...

The opening animation sequence for the anime adaptation of Sei Hatsuno's HaruChika novel series has been previewed. Here's the most recent commercial for the anime: The second promotional video was also recently revealed: The website also revealed...

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.

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 ...

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.

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After falling off of the service for awhile, Hulu has a returning play now from FUNimation with the full Rosario+Vampire series now streaming again in its original Japanese language form. They also have the first four episodes in dubbed form if th...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

A 2015 calendar featuring members of AKB48 KYOTO (TR) - Kyoto Prefectural Police used a lost wallet to apprehend a 26-year-old man from Yamashina Ward who is alleged to have illegally obtained an identification card from a local government office.

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.

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

The official website for Kyoto Animation's Hibike! Euphonium/Sound! Euphonium anime series today posted a 15-second new teaser for the upcoming compilation film Gekijou-ban Hibike! Euphonium ~Kitauji Koukou Suisougagubu he Youkoso (Movie: Sound!

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...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Every New Year's Eve in Taiwan, the staff at local McDonald's restaurants cosplay. This year, some of the threads didn't exactly go over well. At all. In the past, staff have dressed up as Dragon Ball characters, maids, and even Chucky from Child'...

Sentai Filmworks picked up the My Love Story! ! anime license back in May of last year, and it looks like they have even bigger plans for this one. My Love Story! ! , which adapts the romantic comedy manga written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrate...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix established Shinra Technologies, a subsidiary to explore the cloud gaming space back in September 2014. It has been announced that the company will be shutting down. Shinra Technologies, based in New York and Tokyo, will both be shutti...

SGCafe spartanchef

When the actors for the upcoming Seraph of the End musical were revealed in costume, it had fans talking about how great they looked, and how the costumes were accurate. However, a brand new visual might get a few fangirls and fujoshis screaming.

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.

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.

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