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May 7, 2016, 7:30 AM
May 7, 2016, 7:30 AM

Isao Takahata's Only Yesterday used to be the only feature film by Studio Ghibli that remained unreleased in North America. It celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year with a theatrical run from GKIDS, and now Amazon has its Blu-ray + DVD...

Anime fans might not think about this too often, but there have been stage productions of popular anime, manga, and video game titles as early as 1966 with Sazae-san. In recent years, the number of productions has drastically increased, with works...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with its debut in Monthly Shonen Magazine, Kodansha has brought Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer), the new series by Your Lie in April creator Naoshi Arakawa is being simulpublished in English by Kodansha, with the first,...

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The Pokémon Company announced today that they're going to release new information on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon on May 10, 2016. While they didn't share more details on what to expect, the information will be revealed on May 10 at 9:00pm JST.

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Following the announcement of Persona 5's release date, Atlus revealed a first look at the game's cover art, along with a look at its "20th Anniversary Edition" version. The above is a look at the Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition that will go fo...

The Japan Times Tomohiro Osaki

Bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students is at "epidemic" levels in Japanese schools, exacerbated by government's failure to institute effective policies, inadequate teacher training and strong gender segregation, New Yor...

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With advancements in technology like Oculus Rift and HTV Vive, we are getting closer and closer to the world of virtual reality, which also makes us want to visit some of the worlds we've seen in anime, like the movies from Studio Ghibli.

Siliconera Sato

Dragon Quest Heroes II is releasing in Japan at the end of the month and we're seeing more and more gameplay videos for it. The latest is courtesy V-Jump, and they show us Zevion facilities and a look at some of the classes.

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By Jenni . May 6, 2016 . 9:30am Last year, the World Video Game Hall of Fame was established in 2015 at The National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. The first inductees were DOOM, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Will they achieve the same level of success as μ's did? Oricon has reported that "Koi Ni Naritai AQUARIUM," the second single of the new school idol/voice actress unit Aqours from the Love Love! Sunshine!

JEFusion Adam Perez

With Power Rangers in full production for March 2017 release, Entertainment Weekly gives us our FIRST LOOK at the brand new Power Rangers suits! We break down the new look and discuss Dean Israelites comments on the new suits!

DAIGO has announced the release of his marriage proposal song "K S K" that he performed for his wife, actress Kitagawa Keiko on the day of their wedding ceremony and reception. The song was received favorably by persons in the music industry who a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

If you're like me and reaching maximum capacity in the number of streaming services you can subscribe to, you may not be seeing the new spring 2016 anime series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - thought at least Amazon is set to offer monthly subscr...

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Following up on this week's cast and music news for the latest Prisma Illya anime, the official site has been updated with a clean version of the previously revealed key visual and second promo video. The clean key visual can be found below along ...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

American entertainment trade magazine Variety recently included Japanese animation auteur Makoto Shinkai among its list of "10 Animators to Watch in 2016". Shinkai joins such other artists as Frank Dabney, Alyce Tzue, and Nina Gantz among the list.

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Oppai mouse pads, or 3D mouse pads featuring the women (and sometimes men) of anime, are a unique part of Japan's anime sub-culture. There's a new line of these special mouse pads called "Voppai," which pushes the boundary between anime and realit... Anthony Ada Abraham

In this piece, ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on how Korean pop culture is winning the hearts of Nigerian youths. As Korean pop culture becomes an increasingly globalised phenomenon, its surging popularity in many parts of the world has prompted South...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Atlus just announced that its P5 anime will be titled Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers, wil Atlus just announced that its P5 anime will be titled Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers, will be a prologue, and will hit Japanese TV this...

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It was recently reported that actress Toda Erika (27) and actor Kase Ryo (41) are in a romantic relationship. In a Model Press interview, Toda's agency commented, "Since she's an adult, we leave private matters up to her.

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According to the official website, an anime adaptation of Nisio Isin's novel work, 'Zaregoto Series', has been greenlit for production. [Source] Zaregoto Series Post navigation Previous Post"Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan" - TV Anime Announced Loading Disqu...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Last month we got our first look at Elizabeth Banks in costume as Rita Repulsa, but we've only seen the new Power Rangers movie's Rangers out of costume. That changed earlier today when Entertainment Weekly went up with the first photo of the new ...

AKB48's 5th documentary film, tentatively titled "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48", will open in theaters on July 8. The documentary will be produced by Ishihara Shin, who was also in charge of the 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen', as well as SKE48's documentary film...

Nikkei Entertainment has released its "Talent Power Ranking" list for 2016. We now have the list for the top actors! Hiroshi Abe has got the first place for second consecutive year, while Sakurai Sho from Arashi rose to second place this year afte...

The latest addition to the Fairy Tail Gaiden spinoff universe, Raigō Issen, launched yesterday in Japan on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app. Raigō Issen follows Fairy Tail character Laxus Dreyar and is written by Kyota Shibano, who also authored the...

'Murder on D Street' Man, how can anyone not be following this series? I feel like I picked up the two most fitting shows for me this season - not only do they not air on a Friday/Saturday, but they're fun, creative and I love my mysteries!

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Here's a promo video for the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru anime series by Ufotable (2×2 = Shinobuden, God Eater). The show is based on a free-to-play collectible card browser video game by the same name and will be aired in the upcoming fall season.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks recently revealed the finalized cover artwork for the first collection of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons and we learned with that reveal that Chris Ayres is sitting in the ADR directors seat for the series.

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. Following their work on Chaika the Coffin Princess, North American anime publisher have this week confirmed that they now hold the rights to its 2...

And, at last, we have the mid-season impressions of the season! First however, I must point your attention to the Kumamoto earthquakes that have devastated the island of Kyuushuu in southern Japan. I can only help in my very small way to pray for ...

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