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ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

As previously reported, Arashi released a double A-side single "I seek/ Daylight" last May 18. The two songs are currently used as theme songs for dramas starring Satoshi Ohno (Sekaiichi Muzukashii Koi) and Jun Matsumoto (99.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the Love Live! Sunshine! ! project has revealed that the TV anime will start airing from July 2nd, this Summer 2016 anime season. In addition, a brand new visual of the anime has been unveiled in the latest issue of Dengeki...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Kenneth Shinzato OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police said on Friday that a male U. S. civilian employee at Kadena Air Base has admitted to the rape and killing of a 20-year-old woman from Uruma City whose body was found on Thursday, reports ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Hibike! Euphonium) have announced a new project to celebrate the birthdays of the characters from the anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda and Nikki Asada's Hibike! Euphonium (Sound!

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . May 20, 2016 . 6:00pm Detention, a 2D horror game from Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games, started with a simple question: "Why can't I find any games out there that represent our culture and share with the world the place I gr...

RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

The Red Turtle may have no dialogue, but if that hasn't stopped viewers from saying wonderful things about it. Produced by Toshio Suzuki, a long-time colleague of famous Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by London-based Dutch animator M...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sekai Project mostly known for their visual novel translations and localization, announced two new titles at this weekend's Anime Central, from Chloro comes visual novel 2236 A. D. , and from Broken Desk, the side-scrolling action game, MAGICAL×SP...

Selective Hearing Selective Hearing

NEWS SCANDAL member MAMI has been hospitalized due to poor physical condition. She will need at least a week of recovery time. SCANDAL have postponed their May 19th and 20th concerts at Osaka's Namba Hatch because of this turn of events.

I've never felt like learning about old art or European art history. I know Vincent Van Gogh is an important post-impressionist painter who cut off his ear and gave it to a prostitute. But I've never actively sought out his art or set it as a phon...

ARAMA! JAPAN Owatari

Twenty year old Mayu Tomita, formerly of Secret Girls fame, was at an event in Koganei City when a 27 year old male fan stabbed her 20 or more times before an event. Tomita was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition after suffering card...

Rhythm games, RPGs and even Touhou have collided with Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure, as the game employs the classic rhythm game action that fans love but also implementing some RPG staples to maximize the game's appeal to otaku a...

There's another new band in the Visual Kei scene that people should keep an eye on: ZERO MIND INFINITY, formed by members from DELUHI, Sel'm, 12012 and REIGN, will hold their debut live show in June. ZERO MIND INFINITY Line-up Vocal: Juri (ex-DELU...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The Pokémon Cafe - a limited-time collaboration cafe event carried out by The Pokémon Company and PARCO's THEGUEST cafe & diner - is expanding from Shibuya to Singapore as part of a pop-up promotion that will run from May 27 to July 31, 2016.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Digimon are finally getting into smartphones, as the franchise is launching a brand new multimedia project known as Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. Apart from a new game by Bandai Namco, there will also be a new TV anime to be produced by Toei A...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The Gundam ONA (web anime) based on Yasuo Ohtagaki's popular mecha manga of the same name, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, is headed from the internet and into theaters with Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, and Bandai Visual is teasin...

Above: Promotional trailer for Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale. As fans of the successful media franchise will already know, there is a new Sword Art Online film on the horizon. Known as Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, which i...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

At this weeked's Anime Central convention, visual novel localizer/distributors MangaGamers announced that the next installment of murder mystery Higurashi, specifically third chapter,Tatarigoroshi, will be out on June 24th on their site and Steam.

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Mayu Tomita TOKYO (TR) - A woman working as a Japanese idol star was stabbed repeatedly at a fan event and hospitalized in critical condition, police said on Saturday. Koganei Station police responded to an emergency call at around 5 p.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

I've been trying to avoid all mention of Nintendo and Atlus' joint project Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, partly because I don't want to be tempted into picking up a Wii U. That said, the thing really does make an impression, with all the stylishness ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As reported, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will hold "Universal Jump Summer," a time-limited event featuring attractions inspired by three internationally popular Shonen Jump titles: Dragon Ball Z, Death Note and One Piece, from July 1.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

"Touken Ranbu: Kyoden Moyuru Honnouji," the first stage play adaptation of DMM's Touken Ranbu online browser game ended its 16 days run with 24 performances in Tokyo and Osaka yesterday, May 20. In commemoration of its successful run, Marvelous' o...

Final Fantasy XV has taken a break from showing off its controversial battle system to instead revel in its many astoundingly lush landscapes, an aspect of the game that even the most harsh critics can hopefully lust after a bit.

On the May 17th issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that actress Mitsushima Hikari (30) and actor Nagayama Kento (27) are in a romantic relationship. Both agencies confirmed the relationship, stating, "We have been informed that th...

Previously if you have wanted to purchase a physical copy of the 12-episode Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime, your only option has been to purchase three volumes containing four episodes each. Despite the first volume going on sale in early-2012...

BREATHEcast BreatheCast

"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is coming soon and it is revealed that the series is set to air in televisions in 2017. According to Cross Map, the primary reason behind FUNimation's delay in airing the "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is the lack of source material.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On May 25th, take the spirit of iyashikei/healing anime Flying Witch home with a release of the series' original soundtrack. In addition to Yoshiaki Dewa's background music, it features a TV sized version of Minami Shinoda and Eri Suzuki's ending ...

One song from 2016 was certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: AI's "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version). " One song was certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Urashima Taro's (Kiritani Kenta's) "Umi no Koe.

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