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Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear, will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, reports ANN. It's one of many recent honors for the game creator, who, depending on who you go with, left or was fired by Kon...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

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...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Rock A Japonica's debut single World Piece (ワールドピース) will be released on January 27th. Rock A Japonica (ロッカジャポニカ) is a new idol group consisting of 5 members from 3B Junior : Uchiyama Ami, Naito Runa, Shiina Ruka, Takai Chiho and Hirase Misato.

Siliconera Jenni

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...

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.

This image, which is making the Japanese social media rounds, is as first-hand as you can get: it's an actual pay stub for a contract animator, whose monthly salary ain't too pretty. The animator, who (understandably) withheld his or her identity,...

tokyohive Shiso

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...

Siliconera Sato

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.

IGN Cassidee Moser

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.

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and Excel Sagamanga author Koshi Rikudo's Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) began streaming a 15-second comm...

The opening animation sequence for the anime adaptation of MinatoSoft's Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu visual novel game has been previewed. In addition to this, Sayuki Kuroda from the anime has been featured as a double page spread in the Februa...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

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.

The opening and ending animation sequence for the anime adaptation of Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation has been previewed. Here is the most recent promotional video: The Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation series will have a complete...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Idea Factory International shared a new batch of screens for Megadimension Neptunia VII, which is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe early this year. The latest preview shows Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert in their new transforma...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

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.

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...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

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.

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 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...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

After the premiere of Cardfight! ! Vanguard ~Virtual Stage~, the stage play adaptation of Bushiroad's popular trading card game franchise Cardfight! ! Vanguard, on January 5, the company has posted photos from its costume rehearsal to introduce th...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

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 ...

Siliconera Sato

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,...

Earlier today, anime publisher Sentai Filmworks announced that it has acquired the winter 2016 drama/romance anime series, "Girls Beyond the Wasteland," for release in North America. "Girls Beyond the Wasteland" is an upcoming anime series, based ...

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...

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

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.

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.

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