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The Japan Times Daisuke Kikuchi

Isao Tomita, the synthesizer pioneer who composed the score for Tezuka Osamu's anime "Kimba the White Lion" and NHK drama "Hana no Shogai," died of heart failure Thursday at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

There is such a thing as being too courteous, and an online survey ranked the 25 most common examples of just that in Japan. Japan is legendary for its adherence to etiquette, formality and customer service.

Fans of romance, drama, and feels found their bliss with the 2014 anime, Your Lie in April. Now fans can get a bite-sized burst of that show with a new comic from the artist Akimiya. If you enjoyed, be sure to like, share and support this artist o...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . May 8, 2016 . 3:30pm King of Fighters XIV will release for the PlayStation 4 this summer, yet some have expressed their worry regarding the way the game appears to play, noting that it appears markedly slower than previous installations...

If you're hoping for something truly unique in the world of anime this summer, look no further than the latest from animator Takashi Taniguchi. Onara Goro is a short-form TV anime that centers on an anthropomorphic fart, and it's set to air on KBC...

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

Yayaoi Ogawa's popular manga Kimi wa Petto which sold 4. 2 million copies will be getting a new live action drama after 13 years. Noriko Iriyama (Peter no Soretsu, Akahana no Sensei) stars as Sumire Iwaya, a highly educated and beautiful career wo...

The filming for the 2017 Power Rangers film still continues, and what makes it interesting is an Easter Egg that fans are surprised to see. Seen below is an image coming from the film's set, which features a road sign that says "Reefside".

NisiOisiN's official website announced that his debut work, Zaregoto series will receive an anime adaption! NisiOsiN is most well-known for Monogatari series such as Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Kizumonogatari and so on.

METANORN Overcooled

May8 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Welp, this sure is some good/bad timing. If Iyo actually gave birth this week then I'd be impressed that they aligned it with mother's day. That would take a lot of planning! Continuing with the horrible pregnancy subplot, ...

'武蔵でピンチ! ' (Musashi de Pinchi! ) "Pinched by the Musashi! " I suppose it's commendable that Hai-Furi tries to do a bit of everything. A bit of cute girls doing cute things, a bit of fanservice, a bit of action, a bit of drama-the appeal of the sho...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya has announced that the upcoming fourth season, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei! ! , will be airing from July 6th.

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi will be the starring in his first romantic movie "P to JK" (Police & Joshi Kousei). The live action adaptation will be released in spring next year. Co- starring with him is actress Tsuchiya Tao.

AFA Channel! freakpool

It seems like it's not just Masumi Asano (Hayate the Combat Butler! 's Risa Asakaze, Psycho-Pass's Risa Aoyanagi, and Ikki Tousen's Hakufu Sonsaku, Sore ga Seiyuu mangaka) who is leading a double life as both a seiyuu and a mangaka, but Yoshitsugu...

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Bessatsu Shounen Magazine has made a few very important announcements regarding the upcoming The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance TV anime, and they revealed that the anime's premiere episode is set to air on July 3, 2016.

New 2016 Spring anime came out in April and they just passed about 1/3 of all episodes (or 1/6 if it's for 2 seasons). Here I would like to review anime that I have been watching from this season with 5-star rating.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sunday has landed and there's a really solid slate of shows to help get you through the back half of your weekend. Crunchyroll runs with some short-form fun with Pan de Peace! and Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro while also bringing out the latest RE: Zero epi...

'猛れクソナード' (Takere Kusonaudo) "Rage, You Damn Nerd! " Out of the pan and into the fire. Kacchan's fire. An [Un]necessary Subterfuge There were two ways Aizawa-sensei's test could have ended: either Izuku wasn't last, or he was last and didn't get e...

Honestly, I don't have too much to say about this episode, but the fact that David Productions did great adapting the five chapters into one episode! I forgot how short the introduction to Echoes was. (Note: Translations always make it "Reverb", b...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Japanese toy/figure company Volks is now holding a "Girls und Panzer" miniature model contest on the seventh floor of its Akihabara Hobby Paradise building in Tokyo. This is the first official contest by amateur model builders for the anime franch...

Back stories time! This week of Mayoiga dedicated itself for backstories of many characters. Too many characters indeed. This is for me the turning point of Mayoiga, where many facts are revealed and we seem to head to the new phase.

Anime Expo celebrates 25th event with unprecedented online resource portal Santa Ana, CA - (May 6, 2016) The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) will debut the Youth Protection Program in time for the 2016 Anime Expo, running fr...

"New Interpretation Stranger of Sword City" - an updated version of Stranger of Sword City - has been announced, a game that will offer a wide array of new features such as new classes and mechanics, though many are predicting the venture to not b...

Pain transference anime Kiznaiver has spread splendor as opposed to pain with its latest tantalizing episode as the show's characters visit a steamy onsen, delivering the usual surplus of busty bathing action and building further upon its message ...

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All indications suggest that "Attack on Titan" Season 2 will cover the "Clash of the Titans" and "Uprising" arcs. However, what's still up in the air is whether it will air later this year or at beginning of the next.

Scandalous MMORPG Tera Online has formed a collaboration with Sanrio's legendary Hello Kitty franchise, apparently earning the seething ire of the western community (according to the like to dislike ratio of the PV) despite other MMOs having simil...

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