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March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM

Last weekend the world celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon. The kawaii critters and adventurers that have accompanied us through the years are 20 years old! Japanese artists are no exception in sharing the sentimental moment as they take to...

How would you react if you found out not only that your teacher cosplays female characters, but that he's kind of a cutie too? Cosplaying is a hobby that is not as widely understood as the more commonly enjoyed interests such as reading, sports or...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

If there's one thing you do a lot of in the new Attack on Titan game, it's slaughter titans. From Omega Force, the studio behind the Dynasty Warrior games, Attack on Titan looks a lot like them with its tons of enemies to cut through and its expan...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Bravo, Japan! Bravo! Japan is pretty enamored with traditional Italian cuisine, to the extent that budding restaurateurs will often spend time living and working in Italy before opening a pizzeria in Tokyo.

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Jun Maeda is one of the most beloved visual novel writers, having worked on Clannad, Air, Kannon, and Little Busters! - all of which have been adapted into anime. He also wrote Angel Beats! and Charlotte as a collaboration project between P.

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"Shuukyoku no Medley ~Chouzetsu Gikou Bousou Kumikyoku" is described as the "last boss" medley due to its high difficulty-the kind that will make you think, "What? How am I supposed to clear such a difficult medley?

While 2015 seemed to be defined by big graduation announcements, with just 2 months elapsed in 2016, it seems like a possible theme for the year will be the leveling up of groups, whether in terms of performance ability or making their major label...

Last year's Salón del Manga de Barcelona, celebrated in Barcelona from October 29th to November 1st​, hosted a fascinating pair of creatives dedicated to the world of Dragon Ball. Tadayoshi Yamamuro, the animation director for Dragon Ball Z, has a...

The Tokyo School of Anime (a school that provides education for animation, voice acting and other otaku-centric hobbies) has announced that it will be opening another school entitled the "Akiba Business School", which will specialize specifically ...

GoBoiano Media Sanic-kun

There are so many ways to learn how to draw in the world. There are guides that help you become a color master and tutorials that will help you draw specific body parts. Though beware of the How-To books that are a little more uguu than we'd like.

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, the popular anime about the trials and tribulations of young chef Soma Yukihira, is coming back for a second season, and now both the title and release season have been announced.

Siliconera Sato

Atlus announced Etrian Odyssey V for Nintendo 3DS in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, and it'll release in Japan on August 4, 2016. While not much is known about the game, it takes place in the continent of "Arcadia" and will have its charac...

Country Girls play the waiting game in the MV for "Koi wa Magnet" triple A-side 3rd single "Boogie Woogie LOVE/Koi wa Magnet/Rararun ~Anata ni Muchuu~" (release date: March 9)! Contributor Wanted! ! "Koi wa Magnet" is a cool retro song with the me...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You might know Kumamon as the official mascot character for Kumamoto Prefecture. Or you might know Kumamon as the bear from the "For the Glory of Satan" meme. Whichever, there are now a ton of them dotted throughout Osaka Station.

Japanator Yussif Osman

In the second half of 2015, something amazing happened in the world of anime. Digimon returned. But not just any incarnation of the series, rather Digimon Tri is a continuation of the original first season, based on Taichi and the other Digi-desti...

The Myanmar Times Nyein Ei Ei Htwe

They certainly know how to pack them in. As many as 1700 people a day have been pouring into the exhibition Manga, Anime, Games from Japan in Myanmar at the National Museum. The whole of the first floor has been given over to Japanese cartoons and...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

According to the March 17 issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine, Story of Seasons - The Best Friends of the 3 Villages, the latest entry in the Bokujō Monogatari farming / life simulation video game series, will be published by Marvelous Inc.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Pied Piper, Inc. announces the launch of its Indiegogo campaign to fund the North America Blu-ray and DVD release of Skip Beat! with English dub. Pied Piper, Inc. licensed the property from TV TOKYO with the guarantee of producing an English dub.

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Yugi and Kaiba are back, and they are dueling with one another in a brand new trailer for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! : The Dark Side of Dimensions animated film, however, Yugi and Kaiba are talking about something else and not just promoting the movie.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Daisuki has posted their English-subtitled (with closed captions) version of the preview for the God Eater anime's Meteorite arc. The episode 10-13 storyline from Ufotable's game adaptation, delayed from the series' summer 2015 release, is slated ...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix shared the latest details on Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness during a recent live stream, where they showecased differences between the PS4 and PS3 versions, and more. The video shows battle tutorials and more at around the 16:...

Source: Kino Lorber Special Thanks to Frank Tarzi and Matt Barry Kino Lorber is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the South Korean giant monster movie YONGARY, MONSTER OF THE DEEP on Blu-ray.

Yahoo Alastair Himmer

Tokyo (AFP) - Former pop idol Noriko Sakai, who fell spectacularly from grace after being arrested on drugs charges, is a rare breed in Japan: a female celebrity who has suffered public humiliation and survived.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A preview has posted for this spring's adaptation of Shibai Kineko's comedy light novel series Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online? ). Shinsuke Yanagi (Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Ultraman Ginga introduces the concept of Spark Dolls to the franchise. The series follows Hikaru Raidou, a man who returns to his old hometown just to discover that his old school is at the center of a bizarre and mysterious series of monster atta...

The official website for the Hai-Furi television anime series announced on Tuesday that Shiina Natsukawa will lead the voice cast as the heroine Akeno Misaki. Natsukawa is a member of the group TrySail, which is performing the opening theme song.

Siliconera Sato

In addition to the release date announcement for Black Rose Valkyrie, Compile Heart revealed the voice cast for some of the game's main characters in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Hachima.

Posted 01/03/2016 We've seen a steady stream of acquisition announcements from manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment of late, and last night brought another to the fore, with an announcement that the company have picked up Haruyoshi Kobayakawa'...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Announced earlier this month, Pied Piper is kicking off their crowdfunding campaign tomorrow with Indiegogo to bring out the Skip Beat! anime series for fans with a new English-language dub produced for it.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming spring 2016 anime series Kotetsuji no Kabaneri has been quiet for the most part as a lot of the basics came out a while ago. With the latest preview arriving about three weeks back, the official Twitter account for the property update...

Parent Herald ParentHerald

(Photo : Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Fans attend The SMASH - Sydney Manga and Anime Show at Rosehill Gardens on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. The writer and illustrator of long-running anime series, Eiic...

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