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Posted 11/04/2016 There's no doubting at this point that we're in a boom period - some might even say a bubble - for the anime and manga/light novel industries in the west, and today has brought news which only serves as further proof of that, wit...

NMB48 show off the bonds of female friendship in the MVs for the coupling songs from their 14th single "Amagami Hime" (release date: April 27)! Contributor Wanted! ! Yuuri Ota and Ririka Suto take center stage in the MV for "Hakanai Monogatari" by...

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A Japanese English textbook's resident moe-style English teacher, Ellen Baker, has taken the internet by storm, with fan art of her popping up EVERYWHERE. Yes, the cute blonde teacher has captured the internet's heart, however, the artist who illu...

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Square Enix unveiled Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a new RPG "planned for distribution" in Japan in spring 2016. The game is produced by Yoshinori Yamagishi, features music by Moto Sakuraba, and scenario by Daisuke "Bun-O FUJISAWA" Fujisawa.

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The official website for Live Spectacle Naruto, the stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series, today updated with a new man visual and cast photos for the upcoming second run that is scheduled to be p...

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Japanese fans who attended a recent event for Strike the Blood - a light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo involving vampires, monsters, and high school students - are excited at the possibility that more Strike the Blood anime adaptations may be on t...

Light novel readers are familiar with insanely long series titles. It's a trend that has continued in Japan for many years. To celebrate, Japanese site CUPO held a survey of light novels that were published between April 2015 and March 2016 to det...

Anime and video game publisher NIS America, today announced that the "Psycho Pass" inspired visual novel, "Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness," will be making its way to North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, in September of 2016.

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Following the earlier gameplay videos featuring protagonist Izuku Midoriya and Ktasuki Bakugou in My Hero Academia: Battle for All, Bandai Namco shared another pair, with a look at Ochako Uraraka and Tenya Iida.

Choujin Sentai Jetman is easily regarded as one of the best shows in Toei's long running Super Sentai franchise. Aside from its drama elements, and its story, there is one character that easily stood out from the rest, and his name is Gai Yuki.

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The second Love Live! Sunshine single, "Koi ni Naritai Aquarium," is slated to be released on 27 April. To whet the appetites of many Love Livers, the Lantis Channel has streamed not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new videos, which all feature ...

It has been reported that 22 years old Hey! Say! JUMP's Nakajima Yuto has been sighted with actress Yo Yoshida, who turned 42 past February. They were spotted leaving Yoshida's residence and calling a taxi, covering their faces with a white mask a...

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The Fairy Tail train continues on as Funimation recently scheduled the 20th part of the series on DVD/BD combo form . THe new set is scheduled for June 7th, 2016 and they've now released a new dubbed trailer to highlight the show that works throug...

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Shounen Jump! Magazine has given us some of the most unforgettable battle manga titles, from Naruto and One Piece, to Dragon Ball, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and Fist of the North Star. However, the magazine is never shy when it comes to ecchi, as ...

Over recent years, Japan has been gaining attention for a reason that's not anime or manga or food - an island filled with cats. Aoshima island in Eihime Prefecture, also known as "cat island," has more than hundred cats roaming around.

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Phienix Wright, or Ryuuichi Naruhodo, is engaging in legal battles with his new anime, however, he also has a new game coming up with Ace Attorney 6, and the official Capcom Channel has started streaming a brand new commercial for the game: The ne...

SID's lead vocalist, Mao, excited Jrock fans earlier today with his solo debut announcement. His first single, titled "Tsuki / Hoshi", is slated for release on June 22nd. In addition, Mao will be promoting the debut single by visiting stores all o...

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The spring 2016 anime series Wagamama High Spec landed today in Japan and a new promo for the series itself arrived over the weekend. Crunchyroll picked up the streaming rights for the series that will debut new episodes every Monday at 1:30pm ET ...

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Apr11 Looks Meets Deceiving Well they say that surprises come to those who wait. But in all honesty? I forgot this show was even coming out, and I think that's part of what Doga Kobo was planning all along.

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. Left thinking you might never have another opportunity to watch a Studio Ghibli film in cinemas? The initial western release of Only Yesterday was...

'初航海でピンチ!' (Hatsu Kōkai de Pinchi! ) "In a Pinch on Our Maiden Voyage! " Somehow, it seems that warships are all the rage in Japan right now. Your guess is as good as mine as to why. And I suppose Hai-Furi could well be simply anime's next attempt...

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After teaming up with DMM to turn World War II warships into Moe Anthropomorphic Girls in Kantai Collection, Kadokawa has teamed up with NEXCO Central Japan and Dwango to turn traffic exchanges into their own Moe Anthropomorphic Girls.

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LG Mobile has launched a promotion for their G5 smartphone featuring the face of action movie star Jason Statham. Making a music cameo in the spot is the unmistakable sound of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku and her infectious cover of Ievan Polkka (the old...

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Moonies in Tokyo have a lot to be happy about, because not only has Sailor Moon Crystal returned for a second season, but there will also be a special exhibition for the anime. The event will be held later this month at the Mori Tower in Roppongi ...

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Apr10 Girl Meets Fleet Live on the Sea, Protect the Sea, Sail the Sea - Blue Mermaids. Let's join up with the new crew of the good ship Harekaze at Yokosuka Girls' Marine High School, and see what this latest cute girls doing cute things show has ...

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Although many bemoan the state of the Japanese music industry, at least the talented people tasked with making the music videos seem to be keen on pushing boundaries. "Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta" by 5572320 was one of the strangest videos ever comm...

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It's been revealed that Mizuki Nana will release her 34th single. This was announced on April 9 during her live concert "NANA MIZUKI LIVE GALAXY 2016" at Tokyo Dome. The first song off of the single will be used as the opening theme for TV anime "...

'ヒーローの条件' (Hiirou no Jouken) "What It Takes to Be a Hero" I repeat: I know what they're trying to do, but it works. The hero fights through disappointment, and that moment at the end . . . chills. It's been a while since a story gave me chills lik...

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