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Hayao Miyazaki's animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft
Siliconera Sato

NIS America announced today that they're bringing Spike Chunsoft's tactical RPG Grand Kingdom by Grand Knights History director Tomohiko Deguchi to the west this summer for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This morning, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 2016 awards, commonly known as the Oscars. Representing anime will be Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, which will be competing against Charlie Kaufman...

Light novel author Masamune Kuji unveiled on his official Twitter account on Thursday that the anime adaptation of Masamune Huji, Kurogin and Hisasi's Masou Gakuen HxH (Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia) light novel series will be a TV anime.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 14, 2016 . 9:15pm The PlayStation Blogcast revealed another digital classic for PlayStation 4 owners to pick up next week. When the PlayStation Store updates on January 19, Dark Cloud 2 will be among the included games.

The fourth and final volume of Nami Sano's award-winning Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto manga hits Japan on January 15, and it's bringing with it the announcement of anime adaptation plans. The much-loved series, published in North America by Sev...

Anime Evo setsuken

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi follows up that killer of a start with a nice, slow and reserved second episode. While not the same stunner as the first, the second episode actually reaffirms a belief of mine, namely that Boku Dake ga Inai Machi won't jus...

Siliconera Sato

Sega released the latest trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, giving us a sample of four tracks with "Calc. ," "Babylon," "Streaming Heart," and "Umiyuri Kaiteitan. " The trailer shows the tracks in the following order of "Calc.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . January 13, 2016 . 5:30pm In the latest video update for Yandere Simulator the creator reveals that he wants the change the game's name. He explains that it was called "Yandere Simulator" in the first place just to easily comm...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

Anne's management has announced that she is pregnant with twins! These will be the first children for Anne and her husband Higashide Masahiro, who were married on New Year's Day last year. She is expected to give birth this summer.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

It's been more than two decades since the original Ghost in the Shell film came out, and the name still resonates as one of the most well-known examples of Japanese anime around. At the same time, it's been quite a while since the film sparked the...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Who said sake cups have to be boring? Bandai's latest collaboration combines two giants of the anime industry with over 400 years of Japanese history and tradition. The Gundam Guinomi (lit. "one gulp") sake cups, feature two main characters from t...

'迷惑UFOをやっつけろ!' (Meiwaku UFO o Yattsukero! ) "Take out the Annoying UFO! " It's a curious thing to be introducing the second episode of an anime. When taste testing anime based on the three episode-the notion that a show has one episode to hook and...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And I got infected with the T-virus. Don't you hate it when that happens? Universal Studios Japan is once again rolling out its "Cool Japan"-themed area with attractions for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Monster Hunter, Attack on Titan, and Resident Evil.

Siliconera Sato

This week's issue of Jump magazine reveals that Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona are Joining Bandai Namco's upcoming beat'em up One Piece: Burning Blood. [Thanks, @Kazu4281. ] Boa Hancock has powerful long-ranged attacks and the ability t...

ZAQ revealed jacket covers, track list, and preview music video for new single hopeness. Her 10th single has tie-up as opening theme for anime Pandora in the Crimson Shell (Kokaku no Pandora, 紅殻のパンドラ).

Siliconera Sato

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced today that Yakuza Kiwami is getting a limited edition PlayStation 4 model with a special HDD bay cover. The 36,980 yen (plus tax) bundle comes with the following: 500GB PlayStation 4 model (Jet Blac...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The Pokemon Trading Card Game has been part of many's childhood. Each Pokemon card, apart from energy cards, features a distinct and beautiful artwork, some of which, are illustrated by well-known illustrator in Japan.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 13, 2016 . 12:00pm Another Metroid game is coming to the Nintendo eShop. Metroid: Zero Mission, originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004, will be available on the Nintendo Wii U on January 14.

Siliconera Sato

Monster Hunter Stories got a new trailer that shows off some more of its scenes and gameplay, including a look at some more co-op action between the protagonist and some friendly monsters. Monster Hunter Stories will release in Japan in 2016 for N...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Kyoto Animation's more perverse following have been working their magic on Phantom World's already famous oppai limbo scene, with results that would be sure to project the BD's sales into the stratosphere if only KyoAni would but see the light.

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

As previously reported, the future of SMAP is currently unknown. All of the members, except Kimura Takuya, are trying to leave Johnny & Associates after the resignation of their manager Iijima Michi. The company is currently trying to work things ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The nominations are coming out this morning for the 88th Oscars that will be broadcast on February 28th, 2016 and the animation category has arrived. This one is definitely a good one for anime fans this year as the film When Marnie Was There has ...

DoubleL is a company that manages intellectual property including mainly manga, anime, and games and develops them globally, and they've begun fundraising for a remake project to the popular manga Magical Taruruuto-kun that uses VR titled "Magical...

The GLORIO Blog Artemis

Having falling in love with a rakugo performer's rendition of the story Shinigami while serving time in prison, our unnamed protagonist (later nicknamed Yotaro) is determined to start a new life as a rakugo performer himself.

Siliconera Jenni

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend information today. In addition to an array of new screenshots showing off Isfan, Tus, and Zaravant and trailers for Farangis and Gieve, a Windows PC release has been confirmed.

Siliconera Sato

Playism shared an official English trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of Souvenir Circle's doujin beat 'em up Croixleur Sigma, which is expected to release in North America in the near future. Croixleur Sigma was expected to release in December...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ototachibana's Shonen Maid comedy manga series today announced its three main voice cast: Natsumi Fujiwara (a member of Tekkadan in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as the prota...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Snow White with the Red Hair is back for a second season of anime, so, Hakusensha, whose LaLa magazine runs Sorata Akizuki's fantasy shoujo has begun running a series of TV ads in which readers get to meet the series' heroes in situations like "Th...

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