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January 12, 2016, 11:30 PM
January 12, 2016, 11:30 PM

Harajuku idol group KAMIYADO celebrated the New Year with "Kami ga Yadoru Basho〜2016! Kinga Shin'nen! O-EAST! " on January 6, 2016. It shared many similar traits with hatsumode (初詣, the first shrine visit of the year) for the "kakifu" (舁夫, Kamiyad...

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Marvelous announced that Story of Seasons: Good Friends of the Three Villages for Nintendo 3DS in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. Here's a look at a preview from the magazine. This year is the 20th anniversary for Harvest Moon (now known as...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Avex has posted two music videos for "LOVE TROOPER," the 4th ED song for the ongoing 2nd season of the PriPara TV anime, performed by four-member Japanese dance/voval unit Prizmmy☆. The unit previously provided the 1st ED song "Jumpin'!

Chinese studio 37Games recently announced that they are in the process of creating television shows for the King of Fighters franchise. There will be an anime adaptation and a live action series both based on KOF.

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.

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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Now, I don't actually think these Shiba-inu made the costumes themselves. Or, at least, I don't think they did. The amazing thing is that Twitter user C_Suzuki is able to get these two hounds to sit still for the photo.

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...

Nico Nico Douga recently polled their readers, asking about what winter 2016 anime they're most looking forward to. As these shows start to gear up for air, let's check out what they picked, shall we? 10.

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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...

Designing your own ita bag is a growing trend amongst anime fans and now the painfully geeky accessory can be classified into six specific categories. The ita trend, so-called because its anime-filled garishness is itai, or painful, to the eyes, c...

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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.

Mami Kawada (川田まみ) revealed jacket covers and more details for single Contrail ~Kiseki~ (Contrail ~奇跡~). Her 16th single gets tie-up as opening theme for anime AOKANA Four Rhythm Across the Blue (蒼の彼方のフォーリズム).

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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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Jan11 2016. The year we make contact candy porn What do you get when you mix the countryside of Non Non Biyori, the eccentricities of a very niche part of a specific consumer culture, and an oddball romantic subplot?

The "best" anime girls of 2015 have been ranked, naturally garnering some choice words from fans as underdog maidens make the list, though the inclusion of a girl from one particularly melancholic drama has perhaps caused the biggest upset.

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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...

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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 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...

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Two of Capcom's most beloved video game franchises are coming together for a brand new collaboration, which will feature Mega Man (or Rock Man as he is called in Japan) heading to the latest addition to the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter X.

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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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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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I wish I could properly express to all who might read this post just how happy I am to have the opportunity to watch and blog this series. Ever since it's announcement over a year ago (in November of 2014) I have been greatly looking forward to it.

'1' It's a four minute long short about a magical girl who wears a swimsuit. That's it so far. Forgoing my usual post format, because there's not a lot to say, here's the premise: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.

This show is described by My Anime List as being of the supernatural, fantasy and romance genres, among others, and also. . . an ecchi. So! If you're reading this, please know that unlike K: Return of Kings, I will not whine and gripe every time I...

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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.

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After 3 months of waiting, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is back. The second cour, of what I'd have easily called one of the strongest shoujo romance series ever, let alone of last year. I'll say it once more for good measure, Akagami no Shirayuki-him...

Never let it be said that Tekketsu no Orphans lets the grass grow under its feet. I don't want to say the plot thickened in this week's episode of Iron-Blooded Orphans, but it was like Okada and Nagai tossed the world's biggest roux in the gumbo pot.

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