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Mayu Watanabe from AKB48 is taking on her first role in a Japanese historical drama and it is a major one! She will be starring as Oshima, the love interest of the female shogun Omio, played by Erika Sawajiri when "Ooku Dai-Ichi Bu〜Saikyou no Onna...

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that it will induct video game director and Metal Geargame series creator Hideo Kojima into its Hall of Fame at the 19th D. I. C. E Awards on February 18.

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Finally! You no longer have to let language barriers keep you from lying to random girls you meet on the street of a foreign land. I'll be honest: I don't put much faith in the process of automated translation, especially when English and Japanese...

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By Jenni . January 6, 2016 . 10:00am The Steam product page for Final Fantasy IX is now available, revealing key details about what will be added in the Windows PC port of the PlayStation JRPG. Like the rereleases of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fa...

Bras are one of the necessities for women in many countries. Compared to most countries, Japanese women don' have large boobs in average. But instead, we have created bras that are just too high tech. Let me introduce to you our magical bras of Ja...

Charapedia asked Japanese fans "Which anime character from 2015 was the most attractive? " and they got their answer. There were 10,000 respondents and an almost even split of male/female (48. 4% vs 51.

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By Sato . January 6, 2016 . 7:30am Rocket Company recently announced Medabots: Girls Mission, an upcoming Medabots game that features a bunch of girls to befriend and robots to customize. Famitsu shares a first look at its screenshots.

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Nogizaka46 member Fukagawa Mai announced that she would be graduating from the group after their 14th single (currently untitled ) set for release on March 23. SEE ALSO: Nogizaka46 to release their 14th single in March Fukagawa made the announceme...

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Here's a short promo for the Koukaku no Pandora anime series, the first episode of which will be aired on January 8. Koukaku no Pandora Anime News Video Gallery Japan Games Figurines Cosplay Models Manga Monthly Goal: $100 Current Total: $27 Perce...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After Sentai Filmworks picked up Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation at the end of December, it was pretty much a given that we'd end up seeing it on Crunchyroll and they've now confirmed it. The new winter 2016 anime series will launch at Janua...

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Responsible for the Rurouni Kenshin musical and a musical memorial for Shakespeare, Takarazuka will bring an American president to the stage. The Takarazuka Revue Company is easily Japan's more famous musical theater troupe.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced an agreement by which the leading interactive entertainment publisher will become the Official Anime Entertainment Partner for the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tours, bringing BANDA...

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Share. Coming in February. By Cassidee Moser North American anime distributor FUNimation has partnered with Sony to produce their very own subscription-based streaming service. Called FUNimationNow, the service will utilize Sony's Ven.

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As FUNimaiton begins presenting the English dub of Snow White with the Red Hair's first season, and prepairs to feature the second cour in their winter 2016 line-up, the distributor has posted an "Meet Zen" clip of the show's English audio version.

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Today, Shukan Bunshun revealed that Kawatani Enon of the bands Gesu no Kiwami Otome. and indigo la End is supposedly dating Becky. The problem though is that he is currently married. Enon has secretly been married since last summer.

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Bandai Namco shared the latest on their upcoming action game Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis with a look at its opening movie trailer. Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis will release in Japan on February 25, 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3,...

The winter season is upon us! With so many shows coming out it's hard to file down the season's offerings to the handful of shows you want to watch all the episodes of. Watching the first episode and making your own judgment is a tried and true me...

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...

A 26-year-old man in Kyoto was arrested for possession of an illegal fake ID card, it was reported January 6. His motive for owning the card: to attend more AKB48 handshake events. Part of the charm (read: marketing gimmick) of idol group AKB48 is...

The official website for the upcoming second season TV anime adaptation of Yanai Tagami's light novel series Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land) began streaming the preview for...

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Imagine your favorite songs from the Pokemon games being played live by an orchestra, and at the same time, scenes from the various Pokemon games are being played? Well that surely is the theme of the new Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions concert serie...

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Days, a sports manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda that is published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, is going to be adapted into a TV anime. The announcement was made on the cover of the issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine that will be released on January ...

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Because it's not like it can choose itself, is it? Lovers of alcohol are no doubt thankful to the High Sour brand, which popularized the drink that Japan calls the "sour" (a mix of shochu, soda water, and fruit juice) when it went on sale in 1980.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We're a few weeks away from hitting the final volume for the summer 2015 anime series Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Herz! and now the full sized cover artwork for that fifth volume has arrived. This release was scheduled for January 29th, 2...

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The anime adaptation of Ojisan and Marshmallow has found itself a simulcast partner and home for the season as it gets underway with Crunchyroll announcing their pickup of the series. THe service will bring out the show every Thursday starting tod...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The main cast for Sansya Sanyo, an upcoming TV anime based on the comedy manga of the same name by Cherry Arai, has been announced. The cast members include: Mai Kanazawa as Futaba Odagiri, an energetic girl.

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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.

Collaborating with Regista, Yeti and Lemnisca, Sekai Project have started off their year by launching a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Takumi Nakazawa's visual novel Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition.

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