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J-Pop Idols Tetho

Yamamoto Marin, Suzuki Mariya (Cheeky Parade) and Takeda Maaya (GEM) are going to study abroad in Los Angeles, USA. As a result, the 3 girls will temporarily suspend activities with their idol groups during this period.

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Houkago Tea Time's Bassist, Mio Akiyama, celebrated her birthday last January 15, and she is getting some new anime merchandise just to celebrate her birthday. The character is a reason why many anime fans started playing the bass, and Japanese an...

The anime industry is going through some major changes right now. Japan's birthrate has declined meaning there are less people consuming anime. Studios are looking for a new audience so they can survive.

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Kodansha Comics has announced their first OVA release, following the pattern of Japanese limited editions. Special editions of Attack on Titan 18, scheduled for April, and 19, scheduled for August, priced at $19.

Tekken's truly controversial kitty-girl Lucky Chloe has become the subject of a brand new Kotobukiya figure, boasting her usual smile and adorable feline adornments and sure to make a great addition to any figure-enthusiast's collection once she a...

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By Chris Priestman . January 16, 2016 . 3:30pm MiKandi Japan has reached its initial funding goal of $125,000 on Kickstarter to bring the visual novel Libra of the Vampire Princess to the west. With that out of the way, the Kickstarter's stretch g...

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Last month Sega announced plans to bring Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation 4 in Japan this spring, while those of us in the west just kind of sat around twiddling our thumbs. That aspect isn't going to change any time soon, but Sega did follow...

The website for the Sankei Sports newspaper reported on Sunday that a proposed Dome Tour for the male idol group SMAP has been cancelled. According to Sankei Sports' sources, the proposed tour would have celebrated the band's 25th anniversary and ...

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Following the first episodes of the Fairy Tail Zero anime, the first promotional video has been released. The video showcases a young and small Mavis Vermillion as she meets some important people that she will befriend for a lifetime.

The anime girls voters contend look their most lovely with a ponytail have been ranked, mostly coming down to hit heroines with ponytails, but with some minor megami working their way in as well. The ranking: 1.

Have you heard of Japanese illustrator and social media sticker creator Kanahei yet? She's behind one of the most popular sticker collections on the LINE app, and now her cute critters are set to adorn dishes in their very own theme cafe in Tokyo!

Norn/Miel/Cybele have tried their hand at a perhaps less-favored fetish with "Otoko No Ko Harem", leaving a handful of cross-dressing boy maids at the beck and call of players, bound to have eroge aficionados denouncing the title out of judgmental...

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NEWS It is rumored that SMAP have disbanded after their manager Ijimi Michi resigned from Johnny and Associates. Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Katori Shingo have reportedly left due to this resignation.

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Have Outfit, Will Travel Last year July some foreign Harajuku fans got together at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park for a photo shoot 0 comments Bunka Fashion College Fashion Show 2015 Bunka Fashion College students staged the annual Bunka fashion show last No...

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