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March 30, 2016, 4:00 AM

The course of true love never did run smooth, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, but few relationships have such backwards beginnings as the one that blossoms between high school students Chiyo Sakura and Umetaro Nozaki, the protagonists of Monthl...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

According to Daily Cyzo, a Japanese entertainment publication, a live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's action-fantasy manga Fullmetal Alchemist is currently in development with plans for a 2017 release.

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Soft pretzel chain embraces the matcha sweets boom for the first time. American chains Starbucks and Krispy Kreme didn't have to do too much work in getting the local population excited when they first came to Japan, since the country had been enj...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

°C-ute's 29th single Naze Hito wa Arasoundaro? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa Step! (何故 人は争うんだろう? / Summer Wind / 人生はStep! ) will be released on April 20th. In the MV for Naze Hito wa Arasoundaro? , the members of °C-ute are wondering why people fight.

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Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality "experience center" in Tokyo next month. "VR Zone: Project I Can" will give individuals to test out the latest in virtual reality technology without breaking the bank.

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NEWS has been chosen as the main personality for NTV's "24-Hour Television 39 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" that's scheduled to broadcast this summer. The theme for this year's "24-Hour Television" is "Ai ~Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi~", which roughly...

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Fans of Free! and its High Speed! feature film adaptation can now visit all the places their favorite swimming boys would have frequented. It's no secret that the town of Iwami in Tottori Prefecture served as the model for Iwatobi, the fictional s...

Siliconera Sato

One Piece: Burning Blood got its latest gameplay footage from V-Jump, where we got to see a bunch of characters going at it in a big set of 3v3 matchups. The footage starts at the 1:17 mark, where they have a huge 9v9 session, starting with a figh...

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Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - March 26th/27th 01 (00) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon...

Siliconera Sato

In celebration of the Kingdom Hearts series' 14th anniversary, Kingdom Hearts' official Twitter account posted a new image from Kingdom Hearts HD 2. 8: Final Chapter Prologue. Here's what was tweeted along with the image above: "Today marks the 14...

Comics Alliance Betty Felon

Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand to document as much of it as she can. Scroll down for some exceptional examples of the superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted at Anime Boston 2016.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Media Blasters announcing over the weekend that they picked up the rights to My Wife is the Student Council President! , which is also getting a second season as just announced in Japan, some voice cast information also surfaced this weekend.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Anime Japan 2016 has come and gone, and with the trade show came new information about Yuri! ! ! on ICE, an upcoming TV anime about male championship figure-skating. First up, there's the key visual for the show, which depicts the three main chara...

ARAMA! JAPAN Kristin

On March 28, it was announced that Mizuki Yamamoto and Hey! Say! JUMP's Kei Inoo will star in a live action film adaptation of the popular manga "Peach Girl", which will be released in 2017. Yamamoto will play the role of Momo Adachi, a former mem...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first commercial has been released for the second film in of the anime adaptation of Nisio Isin and Vofan's Kizumonogatari entry in the Monogatari light novel series, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen.

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Koei Tecmo has released the first official trailer for Toukiden 2. Toukiden 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in the country on June 30, and a PlayStation 4 demo will release on April 11.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After the success of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199, it's no surprise to see a continuation of the remake of the original 1974 series with Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202 now announced. The new project doesn't have a lot of details but the first key visual arr...

In honor of their 70th anniversary since establishment, Japanese cosmetic brand KOSÉ has announced a new TV commercial featuring 10 of the brand's spokesmodels. The commercial is called "Tokyo Seven Days.

Likely due to nonstop requests, furious fighting game Street Fighter V has obtained another sensuous nude mod, this time revealing everything the lovely Cammy has to offer and showing that the mod community knows no bounds when it comes to pervers...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The first official trailer for New Game! , an upcoming comedy TV anime based on the 4-panel manga of the same name by Shōtarō Tokunō, is now available online. The series follows Aoba Suzukaze, a young woman who goes to work for Eagle Jump, the dev...

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The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

As the fierce battle between Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn continues, a new threat appears. To protect Kudelia and the others, Mikazuki must confront it alone. The Review Content: (please note that content portions of the review will contain spoilers) ...

BABYMETAL have dropped the PV for their new song "THE ONE". "THE ONE" will be included in BABYMETAL's new album "METAL RESISTANCE" which will be released worldwide on April 1. It's a number with the member's thoughts "to make the world 'one' with ...

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

As it was promised, here's the first trailer for Regalia ~The Three Sacred Stars~ TV anime.

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Check-out the second part of the super hero time summer special as Yamato gives Takeru the assistance he needs in kicking the Shocker mutant and combatant's collective butts! Disclaimer: All images and videos here are property of their respective ...

'辿りついた未来' (Tadoritsui ta Mirai) "The Future Reached" At last, Dimension W has reached its finale, but before then, our hero needs to mope. It's a fairly common routine, really, in stories like these, especially where amnesia is involved-it's one l...

Chris asks: I see Japan Expo USA has gone into hiatus mode, and we're waiting on dates and a location for the next Otakon Vegas. Are these spinoff cons going to make it, and what's holding them back? Despite their popularity, anime conventions are...

ARAMA! JAPAN Martha

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the nation-wide final "High school girl beauty pageant 2015 - 2016" was held in Tokyo to decide "Japan's cutest high school student. " Among all of the girls, third year high school student from Aichi prefecture, Riko Nagai...

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