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February 15, 2016, 3:30 PM

"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.

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...

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . February 13, 2016 . 9:30am Onanim Studio is working on a fighting game that does away with complex inputs. TRAF - Trajes Fatais simplifies the move sets of all of its fighters, tying them all to a directional button or two and an...

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...

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...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . February 14, 2016 . 11:30am The "Forgotten Bond" event for Final Fantasy Record Keeper is now available and will be until February 18th. It lets you recruit Final Fantasy VI's Kefka, Terra, and Edgar & Sabin (or receive Greate...

The March 2016 issue of CoroCoro Comics has revealed that GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons X Nintendo 3DS game will be receiving a TV anime adaptation which will premiere this summer. This will be GungHo's second anime adaptation following the Divine Gat...

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!

AFA Channel! 18thAngel

It's that time of the year again where girls would go chocolate-making or chocolate-shopping and confessing their love to their crushes. Ah. . L'amour. We bring you some of the moments where we felt our hearts swoon and squeal with glee as we pin ...

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 ...

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.

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).

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.

Trends in Japan William

Regular readers will recall the iDoll, a mini robotic doll prototype by Hakuhodo and Yukai Engineering. In another effort to promote the prototype and expand its commercial prospects, the designers have now created a version with the Vocaloid idol...

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...

Anime Evo FlareKnight

As expected this episode really was the group taking steps forward and also figuring out Mary a bit more. It was a given that we'd have to figure out a bit about this girl after such an uncomfortable introduction.

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 ...

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!

Milkcananime { Justinn }

Hello readers, did anybody have a good Valentine's Day? I'm just asking though. For once, that river was strangely unromantic despite the crossing of hormonal lovers as dusk set in. A Caucasian man ran past the slow-moving night with a stalk of ro...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? , an upcoming school romantic comedy TV anime about the perils of relationships formed through online gaming, has revealed the character designs for its main cast of characters and their corresponding ...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

[The stream starts at 9:00 p. m. Central Standard Time. ] If there's one thing that can cripple many video game heroes, it's having them miss out on paying a huge bill. The debt's damage is worse than any major boss' ultimate attack, as it can cau...

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...

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 ...

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