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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Back in February, Kotaku reported that IBM was making a real-life Sword Art Online concept, minus the real-life killing. Here's a look at people testing the VR experience out at an event this week in Tokyo.

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It's time to duel once again this April, because Yugi is back! To further hype up the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film later this year, legendary Yu-Gi-Oh! mangaka, Kazuki Takahashi will be coming back for a special 2-part...

Mashable Alicia Tan

Proving once again that whatever it touches turns to gold, acclaimed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli, adapted a 12th century picture scroll into a magnificent aniamted short. While you'll still have to wait months before its long-awaited a...

Siliconera Sato

Capcom began a Twitter campaign, which required 18,000 tweets in order to unlock a prologue anime for Ace Attorney 6, and needless to say-itwas accomplished in no time. [Thanks, Court Records. ] The above is a look at the video that unlocked on th...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

The series' official Twitter feed announced the news that a second season has been greenlit. KonoSuba aired this Winter season with 10 episodes, and no doubt that fans will love explore more the fantasy-comedy series.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Beautiful kimono and obi sashes are transformed into caps in this impressive new range of Japanese streetwear. After a year in development, Japanese company W@nder Fabric has released a unique lineup of caps made with traditional fabrics sourced f...

EGOIST finally unveiled details for new single KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS previously revealed as opening theme for anime KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS (Kotetsujo no Kabaneri, 甲鉄城のカバネリ). The unit's 7th single comes on two editions scheduled for ...

Mashable Saba Hamedy

After one successful foray into feature film, Rooster Teeth is taking another one of its projects to the big screen. The Austin-based production company said Wednesday it will bring the first three volumes of its popular anime series RWBY to theat...

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Marvelous Inc. and Type-Moon recently launched a new Fate countdown site, which has gotten many Fate fans talking, and now, the countdown has reached zero, and it has revealed the latest addition to the Fate/ Extra video game series, Fate/ Extrell...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

One of the sadder events in recent memory for gamers was the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Aged 55, he played a key role at Nintendo for many years, contributing to the development of games like Balloon Fight, Earthbound, and ...

Siliconera Sato

With Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness releasing at the end of the month for PS4 in Japan, Square Enix put together a couple videos demonstrating the basics of battle. The first video is about the very basics.

There's an understandable disconnect between western anime fans and the craft of their hobby. Anime production is shrouded in mystery, starting with the credits at the end of every TV anime episode; it's not feasible for simulcasts to translate th...

Earlier Indiegogo campaign closes; base goal lowered to US$155,000 Pied Piper, Inc. announced on Thursday that it will relaunch its Skip Beat! crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The company previously launched an Indiegogo campaign on March 1 t...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The newest key visual for the upcoming anime theatrical film adaptation of Kantai Collection, now officially titled Gekijō-ban KanColle ("KanColle: The Movie"), prominently features a determined but battle-damaged Fubuki.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

New frontier in otaku tech smashes crowdfunding goal, set to ship in April. It's been about a year since Japanese technology developer Koichi Uchimura launched a crowdfunding project for his vision of the ultimate interior item for lonely otaku: a...

Deadline Anita Busch

Rooster Teeth and Tugg, the same Austin-based companies who paired on the release of Lazer Team in a cinema-on-demand model, is going try their hand next at giving the same kind of theatrical treatment to Rooster Teeth's anime series RWBY.

Siliconera Sato

We previously looked at how Type-Moon's upcoming title, Fate/Extella appears to be a Musou-style action game, and the latest screenshots from Famitsu more or less confirms it. Here's a first look. Nero Claudius Class: Saber CV: Sakura Tange Fate/E...

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!

Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump has a handful of returns coming up, including the recently-revealed and long-awaited return of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga. The latest hiatus officially ends when Hunter x Hunter comes back in this year'...

The title "Scum's Wish" manga gets TV animation according to Fuji TV on a livestream event. It will be part of Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block in January 2017. Yokoyari launched the manga under Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine in 2012 and s...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yoshiaki Sukeno's supernatural action manga Sousei no Onmyouji/Twin Star Exorcists today posted a 15-second CM. While using the same animation with the previous PV, it introduces the OP ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This March, Gainax is bringing Gurren Lagann mobile. They've launched an Anime @ Gainax mobile site for the 2007 mech anime, offering visitors on mobile devices using Japanese wireless providers free digital wallpapers.

Izumo Sakino is a new singer-songwriter on the scene. She's from the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu area and started making music when she was 16. Last spring, she was signed by Stardust after passing their audition.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 16, 2016 . 12:00pm Odin Sphere Leifthrasir has five main characters, and players go through each of their stories to learn the truth about what's happening in the world prior to Ragnarok.

Natsume Mito steps into a 2-dimensional fantasy world in the MV for her new single "I'll do my best" (release date: April 6)! Contributor Wanted! ! The MV for "I'll do my best", which was directed by Kazuaki Seki (AKB48, Perfume, Team Syachihoko, ...

Posted 16/03/2016 If you're a fan of manga, and shoujo manga in particular, and find yourself in the London area over the next three months, then you may want to make your way to the House of Illustration in King's Cross.

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

Japan's cutest superhero is back to save the world! Ichigoman (Strawberry Man) is the superhero alter-ego of Sanrio's loveable feline icon, Hello Kitty, and was introduced as part of the Hello Kity Art Exhibition in 2011 by Yuko Yamaguchi, the com...

Scotland's biggest animation film festival has announced its October 2016 dates as follows: Glasgow: 14-16th 2016 Edinburgh: 17-23rd 2016 In previous years, the charity has brought many animated film premieres to Scotland, long before they are rel...

Asakusa (Japan), Mar. 16 (ANI): Japanese noodles are known globally. Recently, the Nippon Quest Annual Award ceremony was held in Asakusa, Tokyo. The awards were given to recognize Japan's regional specialty that has been selected in the runoff el...

In an announcement made earlier today, anime publisher Sentai Filmworks, revealed the English dub voice cast for its upcoming release of the slice-of-life comedy anime series, "Tonari no Seki-Kun: The Master of Killing Time," which is set to relea...

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