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The Pokemon franchise turned 20 this year, and in the years since 1996, the amount of pocket monsters has increased from 151 to, as of this exact moment, 722. No better time, then, to create a list of Pokemon's top 20 hunks.

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Steamforged Games revealed that they will be teaming up with Bandai Namco Entertainment to create a Dark Souls board game. A Kickstarter campaign will be started sometime this month to help support the project, yet no exact date has been released.

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Maeda Atsuko will release her first solo album (currently untitled) on June 22. June 22 marks the anniversary of the release of her solo debut single "Flower" (2011). Now, five years after its release, she is finally working on a full-length album.

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Today's Main Feature. . . ! Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at. . . Nendoroid Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Ver. ! From the popular game 'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD' comes a Nendoroid of Prin...

On March 25, the robotics fashion creator, Kyunkun, revealed her new self-made wearable robot "METCALF clione". Along with the release of METCALF clione, a short promotion movie directed by suzkikenta has unveiled.

The upcoming western debut of unsettling anime film "The Empire of Corpses" has prompted the release of two graphic trailers, sure to garner fascination with its focus on resurrecting the dead and hopefully not turning anyone off with its rather g...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Anime fans are familiar with Gainax's works. Aim for the Top! Gunbuster © Gainax / Studio Fantasia They've blessed us with things like Evangelion, Panty & Stocking, and Gurren Lagann. Rebuild of Evangelion © Gainax They are now looking out for you...

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Level-5 has announced in the newest issue of CoroCoro Comic that Yo-kai Watch 3 will release in Japan on July 16, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS, and it'll come in Sushi and Tempura versions. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Apparently it's possible to create something other than burned fingers when using hot glue. We've seen some pretty amazing unconventional art recently, with sculptures made out of used tires and plastic figures being "dissected.

NEWS And Announces Partnership With Crunchyroll Posted by ICv2 on April 11, 2016 @ 5:37 pm CT Kadokawa Corporation will acquire majority control of Hachette Book Group's Yen Press manga imprint under a new agreement announced today.

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Arc System Works revealed in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that their fighter BlazBlue: Central Fiction is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Additionally, the game will add a new character with Es from Xblaze.

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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 - April 9th/10th 01 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon ...

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Golden Bomber is in charge of the opening theme "Odoru Ponpokorin" for anime "Chibi Maruko-chan". SEE ALSO: Golden Bomber to release new single 'Mizushoubai wo Yamete Kurenai ka' In the opening footage for "Chibi Maruko-chan", the members hold a c...

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Momoka Sasaki, six, was found dead at the bottom of the high-rise building in Osaka in Japan on Sunday. She had been watching the film with her family at about 2. 50pm local time when her father realised she was missing, Fuji TV reported.

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In Japan, artists, illustrators, and doujinshi creators are worried about the new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, or TPP, which is an agreement among 12 countries in the Pacific Rim, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malay...

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Fire damaged 6 buildings in Golden-gai on Tuesday TOKYO (TR) - Fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon in the historic eating and drinking district of Golden-gai in Shinjuku Ward, reports NHK (April 12). At approximately 1:20 p.

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Compile Heart and Felistella revealed in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation that their upcoming PS Vita RPG Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates is releasing in Japan on August 4, 2016. [Thanks, Hokanko-Alt.

Are you ready for yet another great season of anime? ! As always, it feels like there are too many can't-miss series, and goo Ranking is here to help you out with their list of the top 10 most anticipated series for the Spring 2016 season!

The 2015 Naruto stage play was a hit, it seems, because the crew is back for more headbanded ninja action this summer. The 2016 version of Live Spectacle Naruto, which stars largely the same cast as last year, will add character Rock Lee, who will...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the Japanese edition posted in February, Gundam. Info's offcial YouTube channel today posted the English-dubbed second trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Houki (Dawn of Rebellion), the third chapter of the four-ep...

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Outside the office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi in Ueda City NAGANO (TR) - Nagano Prefectural Police suspect that a shooting incident at an office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group in Ueda City on Tuesday is related to an ongoing gang...

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Compile Heart announced in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation that their upcoming dungeon crawler RPG Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter will release in Japan on October 13, 2016 for PlayStation Vita.

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My Hero Academia anime series has premiered already last April 3, with the 2nd episode that followed suit this week. It is safe to say that the anime adaption of K? hei Horikoshi's manga series is not only a hit in Weekly Shonen Jump but also on t...

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The video shows us Nami, Robin, Hancock, Perona, and Koala in action, along with a Sanji that doesn't hit girls and just shows them some love instead. We also get to see Luffy in Gear Fourth in the following footage.

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

At end of March, Bandai celebrated the 70th anniversary of the birth of legendary British singer Freddie Mercury, best known as the lead for Queen (and to 00's anime watchers for his Cromartie High School appearances) with an S.

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Actress Ueno Juri (29) is in a relationship with rock band TRICERATOPS vocalist/guitarist Wada Sho (40). Agencies on both sides neither confirmed nor denied the relationship saying, "We leave private matters to them.

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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.

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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 "...

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San Francisco, CA, April 11, 2016 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces that it will welcome the creators of the POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga (graphic novel) series...

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

Japanese kimono-cosplay duo YANAKIKU debuted new costumes at their first hosting event, "YANAKIKU Chindouchuu Hizakurige Sono Ichi" at Tokyo's Daikanyama LOOP on March 30. After high-energy sets by guests Cyntia, LUI FRONTiC Akabane Japan, and Hat...

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