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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The anime industry is brutal. The average salaries can get low. Just how low? Let's have a look at how they break down per position. The Japanese Animation Creators Association published results of average salaries and ages for different productio...

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,...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

I'm not gonna lie. When Atlus showed off their newest trailer for Persona 5, my excitement levels have gone up to a new height. While we're still on the topic of Persona, Otakon is getting Lotus Juice (Persona 3's battle theme and full moon stage ...

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 ...

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Widely and longly considered an inevitability, Manga Time Kirara Carat and Shoutarou Tokunou's cute, video game industry 4-panel New Game! is finally getting its TV anime this summer. The 2013 ongoing follows the antics of an especially young-look...

Siliconera Sato

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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With a number of nurses in my own family, most of which have served in the profession for decades, I have a deep respect for all that they do. I know their ups and downs and all the in-betweens. And that includes the humor that can come from it as...

Star Crossed Anime Blog HelghastKillzone

Featured Posts Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - 04 Episode four comes out swinging with tons of action, resolves its internal tensions and looks forwards to its second arc with hopeful optimism. There are no brakes on the Hayajiro, especially when ...

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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Illyasviel Von Einzbern returns as a magical girl in this brand new TV anime adaptation of the Fate series spin-off manga, and to make fans excited, a new PV has been released for Fate/ Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei.

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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.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY held a ceremony yesterday to welcome six games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 features selections by a committee of journalists, scholars, and video game industry membe...

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.

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...

Siliconera Jenni

Chibi Maruko Chan Dream Stage, players attempt to help Maruko and her friends become superstars. You play match-3 games by chaining together gems with pictures of Maruko and her friends on them. Doing well in this "talent show" allows you to earn ...

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!

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 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.

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...

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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.

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...

'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.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Many anime studios tend to look like regular, bland offices. They're functional, which is fine, but lack personality and style. The new headquarters for anime studio P. A. Works is functional, too, but it also looks quite nice.

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...

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