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May 12, 2016, 8:30 AM
May 12, 2016, 8:30 AM

For every popular anime based on a manga, there's the age-old question: which version is better? This is especially true with any anime that diverges significantly from its source material. Some of the best surprises can happen when the adaptation...

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Centuries-old earthenware plate gets a special assist from a kitty in becoming an ultra-rare, ultra-cute antique. One of the very first things I bought when I moved to Japan was a coffee mug, which cost me only 100 yen (US$0.

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High School Fleet, in some simple ways, delivers exactly what you expect from a show like this. It might not seem like a tremendous undertaking for a show ostensibly about cute girls doing cute things to give us exactly that, but in this week's Ha...

The Fandom Post Matthew Alexander

[Note: Matthew originally wrote this back in 2010 and none of these series have been adapted yet. We still stand by this list! ] American manga fans see only a small number of Japanese manga officially released here in the U.

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The new arcade game version of Kantai Collection, KanColle Arcade, has now been released in Japan. After months of teasing, fans can now play the game in arcades and collect as much cards as they want.

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When 'Listen to me, Girls. I am Your Father! ' and 'Mayoi Neko Overrun! ' light novel author, Tomohiro Matsu, passed away at the age of 43, many fans were quite saddened, however, it seems that the author will be sent off in style, as his funeral ...


By now, everyone knows about the drama that is the affair between Gesu no Kiwami Otome. / indigo la End's Kawatani Enon and Becky. A new chapter has been added to the story with Enon announcing on his blog that he has divorced his wife of nearly a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's a surprisingly light week for new anime releases, which does afford some of us a chance to try and catch up a little bit, and it's an entirely Sentai Filmworks kind of day. First up is their rescue of the Strawberry Marshmallow license, which...

Chikuwork has created a rather bizarre onahole parody called the "Nuku Fes! ", a Love Live! inspired pleasure device that apparently allows users to simulate playing an instrument whilst the product is in use; a strange enough concept that may hav...

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition To celebrate the UK cinema release of Miss Hokusai, we have a poster to give away!


In the wake of the news that Kawatani Enon is divorcing his wife, it's being reported that Becky will be returning to the entertainment industry after a shame-induced hiatus. Becky's main priority right now is to get back to work, seeing as how sh... 周静

Shanghai is to hold an exhibition featuring original hand-drawn pieces by Japanese manga masters. Poster of "Japanese National Treasure Masters of Animation Hand-drawn Exhibition". [Photo: mtime. com] The exhibition will display 309 items of manus...

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The Koganei Police Station (itot. jp) TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a corpse at an abandoned residence in Koganei City, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (May 10).

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Hoshino Katsura's D. Gray-man manga is getting a new TV anime called D. Gray-man Hallow, and its official website has finally announced the new anime's cast members. However, fans of the past series might be disappointed to know that the new serie...

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