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February 24, 2016, 2:00 AM
February 24, 2016, 2:00 AM

Maryam, known online as Mari945, is a 20 year old artist who loves anime, manga, gaming and super cute things! She's drawn great fanart for awhile and recently made Disney fanart in our favorite style!

Destructoid Kyle MacGregor

In what only seemed like a matter of time, a real virtual reality MMO based on the world of Sword Art Online is in the works. IBM Japan is creating a game just like the ones from the popular light novel and anime series and is now accepting applic...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

With declining DVD and Blu-ray sales, anime creators are having a hard time making ends meet. Director Hiroshi Nishikiori mentions this in the Kickstarter video for his new anime project, Chika Chika Idol.

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The PV for Crystal Kay's new single "Sakura" has been revealed. To go with the song's theme "a short-lived love is like a sakura," the PV portrays a high school love between two classmates. It stars Furukawa Yuki and Kojima Riria as two high schoo...

Who would have thought that we could go without this ice cream flavor for over two decades? We're happy to report that Baskin Robbins in Japan, known as B-R Thirty One Ice Cream in the country, will soon be coming out with a new seasonal flavor th...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix released the latest of their character introduction trailers for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and this one highlights the emotionless but adorable mage Relia. The video starts out with Relia asking Fidel if it means she'll ...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The gorgeous eight-piece collection features a number of adorable, special details. Japan's leading eyewear brand JINS has just announced it will be teaming up with the nation's beloved cast of Sailor Moon schoolgirls for an exciting collaboration...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Maybe the U. S. presidential candidate doesn't have as much otaku cred as some people think he does. Last month, a political commentator, in discussing the supporters of U. S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump, insinuated that most of them masturb...

A stage play based on the popular manga and anime Fairy Tail hits Tokyo this April, and photos of the cast in costume have been slowly dribbling their way out. The latest reveal is actress Minami Tsukui all dressed up as Erza Scarlet.

JEFusion Tamiya Kei

Last weekend JEFusion was able to attend Cosplay Carnival, a local cosplay convention here in the Philippines and here are the event's photos. Cosplay Carnival is a fun and exciting 2-day event filled to the brim with exciting activities that high...

Country Girls show off their swell dance moves and hip threads in the MV for "Boogie Woogie LOVE" from their triple A-side 3rd single "Boogie Woogie LOVE/Koi wa Magnet/Rararun ~Anata ni Muchuu~" (release date: March 9)!

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Nyanbo - a cat-ear wearing, cat-tail sporting spin-off of the popular cardboard robot character Danbo from Kiyohiko Azuma's heart-warming Yotsuba&! manga - is getting its own short-form TV anime on NHK E TV in Autumn of 2016.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Shiori Amase's high school rugby football-themed manga ALL OUT! ! today updated with a teaser visual introducing its four main characters with a tagline "Anyone can be a star here," and ...

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NIS America announced at its annual press that htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary to PC in March and Criminal Girls: Invite Only to PC in April. Sources: Gematsu & tononet. Related Criminal Girls: Invite Only Games htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Nis NIS Ame...

So here we are, back again with the second half of Unlimited Blade Works. When I reviewed the first half of this series, I stated that it was a very compelling action show with a few solid characters overall, held down by some lousy writing and un...

Siliconera Sato

NIS America released the latest trailer and screenshots for Spike Chunsoft's tactical RPG, Grand Kingdom, by Grand Knights History director Tomohiko Deguchi, which will release in the west this summer.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is not a Gamera figure. It's a Gamera dessert. You can eat this. Shoya Okamoto is a student at Otemae College of Confectionery in Japan, and he created this Gamera out of sweet bean paste, with food coloring mixed in to achieve the proper hues.

Destructoid Kyle MacGregor

Good news for all the sexy anime baby fans out there; it looks like NIS America is teasing a localization for Criminal Girls 2, the follow-up to Criminal Girls: Invite Only. The image above appeared at the publisher's annual press event in San Fra...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

Onder Pinarbasi TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two Turkish nationals currently applying for refugee status for allegedly raping a woman in Kita Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb.

AFA Channel! freakpool

If you can't get enough of Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? , we have some good news for you. Hestia, Bell, Aiz, Hestia's ribbon, and the other beloved characters from the anime based on Fujino Oomori's fantasy light novel series are set...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

The emblem of the Masaki-gumi FUKUI (TR) - Fukui Prefectural Police arrested a 38-year-old organized crime member following a shooting incident at the office of a rival gang in Tsuruga City, reports NHK (Feb.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I'm already eating sakuramochi and getting into a Spring mood! Although the rather cold temperatures are pulling me right back into Winter mode. . . _:('Θ' ' ∠):_ Anyway, today I'm going to be taking a ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While anime fans have missed out on getting Ajin simulcast at the same time as it got its Japanese broadcast, it does look like we're getting closer to its streaming debut. Netflix has the rights to the series and we're seeing confirmations from n...


In last Saturday's broadcast of "Kaito Yamaneko" drama starring KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya, Horikita Maki made a cameo appearance as her character Kinomiya Nagisa of "Higanbana" drama. The reunion of the two since 2005's "Nobuta Wo Produce" drama ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the four-episode final chapter of Tamayura anime series, Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin (Graduation Photos), has posted a 30-second trailer for the upcoming fourth episode "-Ashita-.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Wataru Watanabe, the mangaka behind Yowamushi Pedal, is one huge cycling enthusiast. Despite being busy as a mangaka (though not in the same level as One Piece's Eiichiro Oda), he still has some time to ride his bike with his buddies.

Blackbeard joins the Burning Blood roster as a playable character. Fans of the hit anime One Piece have been anxiously awaiting the release of the upcoming One Piece: Burning Blood. The fighting game, developed by Spike Chunsoft, is being publishe...

Here's the preview of Kamen Rider Ghost's 20th episode titled "Explosion! The Flames of Friendship! " Can Kanon and Takeru stop Necrom Specter's rampage? Takeru tries to teach the Art Supplies Gamma the meaning of friendship, but must also deal wi...

DualShockers Kenneth Richardson

As one of Japan's most popular gaming series, the Persona franchise spans anime, manga, drama CDs and even feature length movies and live stage plays. Japanese fans will get to enjoy yet another live action stage play based on the wonderful series...

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