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April 22, 2016, 6:30 AM
April 22, 2016, 6:30 AM
Japan Today Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

Some of the biggest stars of anime and manga are going to be spending their summer at the Universal Studios Japan. You have to respect the ability of the theme park to make lemons out of lemonade. Obviously, Disney's extensive pantheon of beloved ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Mobile kitchens provide comfort food, in the truest sense of the word, for thousands of earthquake victims. Kumamoto has only just begun the process of recovering from the series of destructive earthquakes that struck the prefecture late last week.

The Guardian Rosie Spinks

When American vlogger Casey Neistat took home the Shorty award for YouTuber of the Year last week, he and his fellow nominees all had something in common: their channels were all based in either Europe or North America and broadcast in the English...

The Verge Rich McCormick
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

According to Japanese game industry site Game Business, the president of PlatinumGames, Tatsuya Minami, has stepped down. This comes as PlatinumGames began celebrating its tenth anniversary earlier this year.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with a Nico Live webcast, plans for the second season of Binan Koukou Chukyuboeibu Love! /Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! have been updated with news that the continuing magic boy series will get its second installment, titled Cute High E...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

John Ramirez loves Japan. He's also a Disney storyboard artist. This is where things get interesting. "I try to mix my love of animated characters and old Japanese photos for a laugh," Ramirez tells Kotaku.


Hey! Say! JUMP ex-member, Ryutaro Morimoto makes his return to the entertainment world after a four year hiatus. He was originally the youngest member of Jump but left JE after his underage smoking scandal emerged.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With the theatrical edition of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt underway where it'll screen for two weeks as a director's cut edition beginning on June 25th, 2016 in Japan, the home video release for it is coming just a bit afterward.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . April 21, 2016 . 7:00am Square Enix recently announced Samurai Rising, an upcoming "ultimate action RPG" for smartphone. The official website has shared some details on the four jobs we got to check out from the trailer.

One of the most popular Japanese pop culture is definitely "cosplay. " Passionate anime/manga/video game fans were not simply satisfied from just watching anime, reading manga or playing video games as a third party so they started to act as a cha...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo announced today that they're releasing a limited edition version for Atlus' Wii U RPG, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, in North America and Europe. The Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Special Edition includes the game, a 5×8 color art book, a six-so...

Siliconera Sato

FuRyu shared the latest trailer for their upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG, Caligula, showcasing more of its characters and battles that take place in the virtual reality school world known as Mobius. The characters in Caligula are trapped in a virtu...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo released the first trailer for their upcoming strategy RPG, Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden. The video shows us its key characters and a look at its gameplay in action. The story revolves around the young warrior Zhao Yun and his childhood...

Actress, Mao Inoue (29) and actor, Hiroshi Tamaki (36) have attended the press conference for their new commercial in Tokyo this April 21, 2016. Inoue has starred in the NHK morning drama, "Ohisama" and the drama, "Hanamoyu" (lit.

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO has released a new single in commemoration of their 15th anniversary. "Tell Me" was produced in the style of 80s Japanese pop, a departure from the duo's modern sci-fi-inspired sound that dominated their p...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

There's something wonderful about seeing an older title receive a sequel after a very long time. It shows that the team was pushing hard to continue the story they set in place, and it lets the viewers see the program evolve further.

On April 18, former AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka revealed a video of her workout session on Instagram. In the video, you can see short clips of Akimoto working out her arms, legs, and abs. Fans were wowed by her intense workout, leaving comments su...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Michio Matsumuru TOKYO (TR) - It was a case of rail rage. Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week arrested a 63-year-old company employee who has admitted to stealing straps found inside train cars due to frustration with a rail company, reports NHK (...

Have you ever wondered what anime/cosplay scene would be like in other countries? ! I had an opportunity to be invited to Colombia's anime convention, Tokyo Impact last November I had to say that it was one of the most amazing experience that I ha...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With plans for a summer 2016 broadcast debut, it's been revealed that Atami Michinoku's manga series Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu will be getting an anime adaptation. The series, presumed to be a short-form one, comes from Dream Creation.

AFA Channel! freakpool

After shocking everyone with a surprise collaboration performance during AniMelo, many thought that it might have been the last time we've seen [email protected] and Love Live! come together officially.

'誤算' (Gosan) "Miscalculation" Everyone from the D Agency have been smirking too easily in the introductory arc, so it's about time they go do something dangerous so that we can watch them sweat a bit. And so, as part of the standard three episode ...

'すれ違い' (Surechigai) "Differing Intentions A Hero's Worth" Now that Rokuro & Benio's marriage has been arranged, it's time to learn more about Rokuro's (presumably unlucky) childhood friend. Real The best reason I can give for why I'm enjoying this...

Milkcananime theapropos

Yu-Gi-Oh. The manga that made duel card games golden. Konami's colossus has generations of fans and inspired many others to emulate its success. And now it is time to remake the original series into a new movie.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks has added another series from a few seasons ago with the pickup of Inou-Battle, aka When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace. After airing on Crunchyroll originally, Sentai has picked up the home video release rights that we e...

Japanese automaker Nissan is looking to the giant robots of the 'Gundam' anime series for its new car designs. Ryan Brooks reports on how this might set them apart from a market filled with look-alike designs.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Netflix continues to expand its anime offerings with the announcement of plans to stream Magi: Adventure of Sinbad - a fantasy adventure TV anime based on the manga of the same name that is written by Shinobu Ohtaka and illustrated by Yoshifumi Oh...

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