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Only Yesterday is possibly the least appreciated anime in the Studio Ghibli catalog, probably because it stands out so oddly among the rest of the films (not to mention anime in general). It's much more an art-house indie drama in both tone and sc...

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By Jenni . February 22, 2016 . 7:44pm The PlayStation 4 will be receiving its first Touhou Project game in both North America and Europe. NIS America has announced it's picking up Cube Type's Genso Rondo.

If you've seen all of these, then count yourself among the most elite of Ghibli otaku. Whenever we think of Ghibli movies, we tend to think of the big ones: Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and more.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion. As Japan's mecca for anime, video games, cosplay, Tokyo's Akihabara has long been thought of as a hobbyist's neighborhood.

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Kawaei possesses 1 of 6 Death Notes in fall film. The official website for this year's live-action Death Note film revealed that former AKB48 idol group member Rina Kawaei (Azumi: Bakumatsu-hen stage play) plays Sakura Aoi, a girl who possesses on...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo announced that they're having a Pokémon Nintendo Direct this Friday, February 26, at 7:00AM PT/10:00AM ET/3:00PM GMT. Nintendo has yet to reveal what kind of content will be shown during the Pokémon Direct, but it'll be part of the celebr...

Japanator Red Veron

I love Anime conventions, I am here today at Japanator because of some cool people I met up with at an anime convention. These gatherings allow fans to express their love for their favorite things in an fun environment filled with people doing the...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Building towards the spring 2016 TV anime, the adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungou Stray Dogs has continued to preview Nobuhiro Arai's (Chaika the Coffin Princess) character designs for the series' take on Japan's early 20th centu...

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Former SKE48 member Matsui Rena has landed her first lead role in a drama titled "Kanagawa-ken Atsugi-shi Laundry Chigasaki", which will premiere this March. An original work by Iizuka Ken, "Kanagawa-ken Atsugi-shi Laundry Chigasaki" is a drama th...

Siliconera Sato

Series chief director Katsura Hashino recently shared the latest on the development of Persona 5 in the March 2016 issue of Persona Magazine. Here are some of the key notes from the interview. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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This spring, March 6-8, at Jacob Javits Center NYC, the charismatic Japanese hair-stylist, Sayuri Ushio, will debut her very first US seminar. Sayuri's signature flagship salon will open the following month of April in the home of her heart-Brookl...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Because normal guitar picks are for babies! Li-sa-X rocketed to Internet fame a few years ago thanks to a video showing her playing "Fives," a complicated guitar rock tune, as an eight-year-old. Not only was she able to perform the song well, but ...

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

In its 50+ episode run, particularly in the twenty or so episode that have made up Durarara! ! x2, Durarara! ! has demonstrated a rather impressive ability to maintain a largely impregnable nature, both in terms of plot and character motivations.

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

For a limited time during March and April, the Harajuku's Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe will be serving up adorable Rilakkuma-inspired dishes and desserts. While working for San-X, illustrator Aki Kondo created one of Japan's most iconic c...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Because the magical blue cat can make even the weirdest scenarios a reality. Japanese model maker @momiboku recently caught the attention of Twitter users online with his unusual take on two of the Hollywood movie world's most best-known characters.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Kadokawa today posted a 60-second new teaser for Sadako vs Kayako, the upcoming collaboration film between the two most famous J-horror characters, Sadako from Kadokawa's "Ring" franchise and Kayako from NBC Universal Entertainment's "Juon.

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We recently got a closer look at Dragon Quest Heroes II's new characters, and Square Enix showed off the game's first trailer during a NicoNico Live stream. Here's a recording of the footage. The trailer shows us the game's two protagonists in Raz...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Aldnoah. Zero While things change throughout the month with most streaming services, the first of the month is often the biggest of days for Netflix for both what comes and goes. The service has a lot of shows and films coming on board for the mon...

New School Kaidan Serrina Lam

After debuting with their first single in 2013, LINKSTAR's has finally had their first U. S. performance at Japan Expo 2015 Los Angeles on October 16 to 18! A four member group that wants to dominate with their visuals and performances, LINKSTAR's...

The official website of the anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Owarimonogatari began streaming a new promotional video for the "Sodachi Lost" arc and previews the opening song bySodachi Oikura (Marina Inoue).

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Yay everyone gets an episode! Wooooooooooo! ! Last week things focused on Yukari and Quetzalcoatl getting together forming their unique team, but this time it looks like were not getting an episode dedicated to one character or would you consider ...

Idol unit Kobushi Factory tops the singles chart with 2nd release featuring three title songs: Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moshin / Osu! Kobushi Damashii. The new Hello! Project unit features 8 members 14-16 years old with str...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's time to return to 1987, baby, as King Records has revealed a Blu-ray release of Dangaioh. The distributor will bring out this three episode OVA series on April 27th, 2016 at the very low priced of 6,000 yen.

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Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sakae Esuno's sci-fi action manga series Big Order has announced that it is set to premiere on Tokyo MX and other eight stations in Japan at 25:40 on April 15.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

They should make a movie about how this movie gets made. There has been a range of issues in getting the sequel to Pacific Rim going, which includes the whole shift of studio for Legendary from Warner Bros.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual today posted a preview for the upcoming "Meteorite" arc of the TV anime God Eater, which covers the remaining delayed four episodes, 10th to 13th. The episodes were not aired in the anime's original broadcast run from July to Septemb...

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To KanColle's admirals, Yuka Ootsubo is the voice behind the "Base Lesbian Torpedo Cruisers of Maximum Over-Crit," Ooi and Kitakami, as well as the Aviation Battleships, Ise and Hyuuga, the Heavy Cruisers, Furutaka and Kako, and the Light Aircraft...

A perverse trailer for "Hentai Kamen: Abnormal Crisis" has exposed itself, a sequel to the 2013 live action adaptation that featured an exhibitionist hero bent on saving the day (and likely terrifying citizens in the process), and hopefully to att...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Alright. You know the drill. A new anime season means new anime-42 for this winter season to be precise. With so many, it can be hard to know what to watch, and that's why we've put together this guide.

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