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February 15, 2016, 6:00 AM

Given the major cultural context of Valentine's Day and White Day in Japan, fanart is always a special treat. Especially this year when Toshiro Fujii, the main animator of the Naruto Shippuden's iconic 16th opening, Silhouette, drew his very own O...

Anime and manga target a wide array of age demographics. Sure, there might be more in the teenage bracket but whether you're an office lady or a second grader, there's a manga magazine for you. This includes, albeit small, stories distinctly about...

"Wild, beautiful woman" sought The Japanese singer Gackt, who has branched out into acting recently, will play the leading role in an upcoming film, Kāranukan. It will be set in his native Ryūkyū Islands.

'死神' (Shinigami) "Grim Reaper" I knew it! For once I called something right and it was the importance of Satoru's reporter-friend from way back when. No one of unimportance would have such a close-up here so I knew he would come back (either good ...

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

Fanart Friday returns, and we don't mind the occasional PDA. Last week, we took a walk on the lonely side with a look at UNREQUITED LOVE, but this week, it's all about very requited love, with our favorite COUPLES!

Kadokawa have revealed that the first limited edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume for anime adaptation of Natsume Akatsuki and Kurone Mishima's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Give Blessings to This Wonderful World!

The GLORIO Blog Irothtin

Our heroes investigate a grisly murder at a creepy lakeside ghost house. Iro's thoughts I haven't had this much trouble following what was going on in a show for quite a while, which doesn't really bode well for my feelings on Dimension W (see als...

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It's Valentine's Week, and clearly, love is in the air. For this week's poll, Charapedia took on the love theme and asked Japanese fans for which anime character is the one they want to marry the most.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Ishizuka Shioka announced her graduation from Idol College. On her Twitter account, Ishizuka Shioka told that she was grateful to fans for their support, and that she will keep doing her best until the end.

The official website for the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga began streaming the third promotional video on Sunday. Here's the second promotional video: In addition to this, this year's 11th is...

JEFusion Gaiatron

And here are the ranger and mecha battle clips from the first episode of Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger as recorded by our Japan connection, Filip (who woke up earlier than me because old guy too lazy to wake up).

AFA Channel! freakpool

Street Fighter is as popular as ever, and during a recent event for the franchise's latest game Street Fighter V, the organizers recently held a special cosplay contest for Chun-Li cosplayers. The event was called the " Miss Chun-Li " contest but ...

The official website for the recently announced original TV anime Haifuri began streaming the first promotional video on Sunday. The video features the character song "Watashi-tachi Kinenbi," even though the anime has not yet announced the voice c...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

An early look at the Straw Hats outfits for upcoming One Piece: Gold have been spotted. The 13th film is slated for a Japanese release on July 23. Series creator Eiichiro Oda serves as executive producer.

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

If you've ever wanted to see Eren fight Titans while dressed up like an employee of a Lawson convenience store, Omega Force's Attack on Titan game has made that a reality. The costume as well as Armin's Treasure Box-included Attack on Titan: Junio...

Japanator Christian Chiok

Seeing a crossover game isn't rare in 2016. During the previous years, we had games like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Dengeki Bunko, Anarchy Reigns, and PlayStation All-Stars. This time around, we got Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite ...

Dedicated fans unable to witness the magic that was the Sailor Moon Musical (which took place last year) can now do so by purchasing the upcoming disc release, which has obtained a PV to bless viewers with a glimpse of the event and demonstrating ...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported on the announcement of Black Rose Valkyrie, an upcoming JRPG produced by Compile Heart for the Sony Playstation 4 home gaming console. Now a new preview video introducing the game's principal characters (as well as ...

Final Fantasy XIV has blessed its sizable player-base with a PV of its upcoming 3. 2 patch entitled "The Gears of Change", showing off the gargantuan new boss and all the new content and items that MMO fanatics will likely clamor over, a thoughtfu...

The official website of the anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda and Nikki Asada's Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) novel series began streaming a full trailer for the upcoming April recap anime movie, Hibike!

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko light novel imprint has announced that a TV anime adaptation of Shibai Kineko and Hisasi's Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is never a girl online?

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Jun Misaki's light novel series Hundred began streaming a new promotional video on Friday. The new promotional video focuses on Hayato Kisaragi (voiced by Yoshiaki Hasegawa (Kamakyuri from ...

Aniplex began streaming a new commercial for Studio Trigger's (Kill la Kill, Ninja Slayer) upcoming original Kiznaiver TV anime on Saturday. The commercial introduces the main cast and staff members, including three new cast members who were recen...

Siliconera Sato

Devil's Third released in North America back in December, those who didn't pre-order the game didn't have much luck in getting it, as it was short in stock. The game has recently been restocked, so those of you who've been waiting or interested in...

Voters have revealed the male anime characters they most want to call husband in this latest informative ranking, sure to give some insight into the tastes of anime fans - presumably of an overwhelmingly female contingent, although it is never pos...

The first 6-minutes of the upcoming second film of the in the Digimon Adventure tri. series, Digimon Adventure tri. : Ketsui, was previewed during Tokuban Adventure's livestream on NicoNico Douga. The voices of Tachikawa Mimi and Kido Jou, Yoshida...

'炎上' (Enjou) "In Flames" It feels like Itsuwari no Kamen is pulling its punches, when following through would work much better. Half Measures I feel like Itsuwari no Kamen is an example of half measures, and why you shouldn't take them.

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition To celebrate the UK cinema release of Miss Hokusai, we have a poster to give away!

The introduction of a lovable new loli into Koukaku no Pandora has caused the girl-love series to achieve a new level of adorableness, sure to mesh well with its abundance of yuri content and possibly earn it the title of "cutest of season" despit...

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