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January 21, 2016, 2:30 PM

A few weeks back we ran an interest piece on a survey of adult Japanese anime fans about anime that made them cry. That got us thinking - which anime, in the long history of our team of critics, have managed to get the waterworks flowing?

Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Wolf Girl & Black Prince is getting the live-action treatment in Japan, with the film adaptation set to open on May 28. The official website posted the film's main visual, which nicely mimics Hatta's manga illustration w...

Boing Boing Rob Beschizza

Republican strategist Rick Wilson, appearing on MSNBC, said that the online contingent of Trump's racist support base was made up of, quotes, "childless single men who masturbate to anime". The growing association between the Alt Right and anime (...

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It appears as if the rumors that surfaced late last year were in fact partially true. Utada Hikaru is now confirmed to have a new song which will serve as a drama theme in April. The new song will serve as the theme for the new NHK asadora "Toto N...

"Vinclu", a company that promotes and develops "Things of Internet (ToI)", introduced a wonderful and leading edge technology called "Gatebox", the world-first hologram communication robot. "Gatebox" is a hologram communication robot that lets the...

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Automobile manufacturing giant, Toyota, is no stranger to anime tie-ins and promotions, but this latest one has taken a page out of DMM and Kadokawa's anthropomorphic girls playbook (Kantai Collection anyone?

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If there's anything universal to the experience of being an adult, it's probably regret. Or more specifically, regretting the mistakes of childhood. Come on, you've done it before, too, I'm sure. Perhaps you've lost touch with an old buddy from sc...

The adventures of Speed-o'-Sound Sonic continue in the latest Japanese home video release of One-Punch Man. Volume 3 ships with episodes 5 and 6 on February 24 with some nice extras, including an OAD episode titled "The Ninja Who is Too Complicated.

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Nintendo of America announced today that Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to North America on April 15, 2016, along with details on its Collector's Edition version. The Collector's Edition includes a 10-song original soundtrack and a 250-page a...

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SMAP's 2003 hit "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" topped Recochoku this week, due to the group's rumored disbandment and also due to a buying campaign among fans which had the goal of preventing the disbandment.

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By Casey . January 20, 2016 . 9:30am With The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD releasing in just under two months from now, the official Japanese Twitter account has been recently posting messages regarding the game and the series as a whole.

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After five successful OVAs, Magi's mighty Sinbad is finally getting his own TV anime, which will serve as a prequel for the Magi TV anime series, and a new PV announcing the upcoming Magi: Sinbad no Bouken anime has been released by Aniplex: The v...

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On the release day of the second volume of the novel Itsuka Sekai wo Sukuu Tameni -Qualidea Code- by Koushi Tachibana, the official website for the upcoming original TV anime Qualidea Code announced its two main voice cast, Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kanam...

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By Casey . January 19, 2016 . 9:30am Korean fantasy MMO, Blade & Soul, officially released on western servers, nearly three and a half years after its original Korean debut. The game is free to play, although optional premium subscription is avail...

FUNimation is getting ready for the U. S. theatrical debut of Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast anime film with some new information. First up, following up on our previous post, the film is now set to open in select theaters in the United Sta...

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If you've been dying for a break from the usual Dragon Ball fighting games, Bandai Namco is returning to the world of DB RPGs with its next game. Dragon Ball: Project Fusion was revealed in the latest issue of V Jump, which has it set to launch on...

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In a few days, your TV screen is about to bleed. Bleed the prettiest of colours as a gang of adolescents toy with enough power to reshape worlds and determine the course of human history in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

Topping the singles chart this week is B'z vocalist Inaba Koshi with solo single Hane selling over 88,000 copies. Only his 5th solo single it has tie-up as opening theme for ongoing anime Case Closed (Detective Conan).

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The 11 nominees for one of the most prestigious awards in the manga industry, the Taisho Award (also known as the Cartoon Grand Prize), have finally been announced by the 9th Manga Taisho Award executive committee, which mainly comprise of booksto...

Those with a penchant for both gambling and anime can now satisfy both their lusts thanks to the arrival of a Nisemonogatari-themed pachinko machine, the device naturally boasting a surplus of scenes from the series, despite looking like a naked a...

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The latest issue of Dragon Magazine has revealed that the upcoming second season of the anime adaptation of Fumiaki Maruto and Kurehito Misaki's Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend) will feature the return of th...

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