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January 12, 2016, 12:00 PM
January 12, 2016, 12:00 PM

Whisper asks: I have been wondering about the etymology of the terms "anime" and "manga" in American culture, particularly why Japanese animation and comics are often called a special name while, say, Japanese video games that are released statesi...

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KAT-TUN's 26th single entitled "UNLOCK" was chosen as the theme song to upcoming NTV drama "Kaito Yamaneko" which member Kamenashi Kazuya will star in. Reportedly, it's a powerful rock song which Kamenashi describes as "A very KAT-TUN-ish song whi...

Japanese website animeanime held a symposium at the end of 2015, and there they talked about female anime characters. The girls discussed not just cuteness of the characaters, but also carefully picked their top 10 "good girls.

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Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump! manga magazine has introduced some very unforgettable series back in a lot of people's childhoods, and it would only be fitting if parents wanted to share their fond childhood anime with kids.

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Chinese publishers 37Games announced today that The King of Fighters anime adaptation and live-action TV drama is in the works. [Thanks, Hachima. ] According to company founder Li Yi Fei, the live-action TV drama and anime will start out in Japan,...

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The new year may have already begun according to the calendar, but it hasn't really started until you see this video! We've encountered YouTube channel 10 Cats several times before, most recently when one of the adorable felines decided to celebra...

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In Japan, some anime are either too violent, too controversial, or too sexually explicit to be sharing the time slot with the more kid-friendly titles like Yo-Kai Watch, Doraemon, and Pokemon. These anime are often relegated to late night TV, when...

Well, here's another foundation stone for Winter 2016 to build on. OP: "Genesis" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION I had pretty high expectations for Dimension W going in. Anytime the first two words on the genre tab are "Seinen, Sci-fi" you're off to a d...

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Following up on the recent showcase of amiibo functionality and other features coming along with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo set an official North American release date for the 3DS version.

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The comedy and romance visual novel series Uta no Prince-sama is headed to PlayStation Vita, publishers Broccoli announced on the official website. According to the announcement on the website, all the PSP games for Uta no Prince-sama that release...

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The official website of the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga has revealed that the upcoming series will air on Sundays at 5pm JST in April. The anime will be airing on MBS/TBS during their Nichi...


Today, Kitagawa Keiko and DAIGO announced that they have been married. The couple's intentions to marry were reported on last fall. On her official site, Keiko released a statement reading, "There is a personal matter that I would like to tell eve...

Wan Abrar Rei

As expected this show is really good. I enjoyed every minute of it. It was refreshing, something I haven't seen done in any anime that I've watched so far. I think there is a few rakugo type of anime before, but this is actually my first one.

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OMAKASE, the new subscription service that offers bimonthly boxes of curated merchandise, ad-free anime streaming and original digital comics and music, and Otakorp, Inc.

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Crunchyroll announced plans to simulcast Mahou Shoujou Nante Mouiidesukara as part of its winter 2016 anime lineup. The series will premiere on Crunchyroll starting January 11 at 10:40am Pacific Time. Mahou Shoujou Nante Mouiidesukara will be avai...

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By Sato . January 11, 2016 . 12:30am Monster Hunter X is getting some more collaborations soon, including one for Mega Man and another with Square Enix. The official website shows us more from what was announced at Monster Hunter Festa 2016.

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Square Enix recently updated the official website for Dragon Quest Builders with a batch of new screenshots and a notice saying that the game won't be compatible with the PlayStation TV. Maira: Special Machine: As previously reported, these "machi...

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The Dark Side is strong on Japanese social media. The lives, loves and battles of Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Ranko and that new, mopey rage-aholic Kylo Ren have been celebrated in a series of photographs, many using their S.

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YU-NO creator Hiroyuki Kanno's early visual novel title Eve: Burst Error is getting an updated remake on PlayStation Vita and PC, and Famitsu revealed that the game will release in Japan on April 28, 2016.

Posted 11/01/2016 It would be an understatement to call last year's UK-wide screenings of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F a success, given its stellar performance at the box office to prove that the popularity of this franchise simply won't die.

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By Jenni . January 10, 2016 . 9:19pm When it comes to PlayStation 2 classics on the PlayStation 4, another JRPG is on the way. Joining Dark Cloud and Rogue Galaxy is Sony's Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits.

Culture shock is the common name for the kind of personal disorientation and confusion that abounds when you encounter a place that is completely different to what you are used to. It happens to all of us - when we are going on holiday to when we ...

What a nail-biter episode this was. There wasn't a second I was at ease, it was absolutely a turbulent. Right off the bat, we given the confirmation that Fumitan is in fact supposed to be a undercover agent (I KNEW IT!

Kizumonogatari, the long-awaited film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Monogatari creator Nisio Isin, has had a bit a of rough production history. The film was announced way back in 2011, and a trailer was released in 2012.

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South Korea's exports of makgeolli, a traditional rice wine, to Japan have been in the doldrums since 2011 when they peaked at $48. 4 million, government and industry data showed Monday. Exports of makgeolli to the neighboring country rose sharply...

Over the past few months, the online community has been bombarded with rants from fans who are complaining about how the entertainment company, FUNimation, handled the anime version of the hit manga series by Sui Ishida, "Tokyo Ghoul.

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When the announcement was made last September that an anime adaptation was going to be made of Dagashi Kashi I was honestly rather doubtful at first. I had the good fortune to stumble across the manga very shortly after it began being released (ar...

'回収屋' (Kaishū-ya) "Collector" I have long since given up on seeing another season of Darker than BLACK, since the much maligned second season didn't sell all that well. It was with a heavy heart that I did so, since DtB was one of my favourite sho...

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Jan10 Time for a love injection! . . . No seriously, it's time for your meds. Once upon a time, there was an anime called SoulTaker that happened to have a character named Komugi in it. Komugi then got several spin-offs series where she was a magi...

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