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May 30, 2016, 1:00 AM
May 30, 2016, 1:00 AM

The latest report about the sometimes harsh realities behind the Japanese animation industry come from an anonymous industry insider who has written in to Japanese site Mag2 News to share his or her tales of woe.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura, CLAMP is collaborating with Animate Cafes and Animate Cafeshops throughout Japan to bring us a number of limited-time-only Cardcaptor Sakura theme cafes throughout the year!

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A leaked magazine scan from the upcoming July 2016 issue of Nakayoshi magazine has revealed that CLAMP's new Cardcaptor Sakura manga, which will have its first chapter in the same issue, will also be getting adapted into its own anime.

The anime film trilogy adaptation of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin: Demi-Human manga is coming to a close with the September 23 premiere of Shougeki (Impact). The official website is getting everyone ready with the 30-second teaser below.

'ハッピーな時間ってそうそう長くは続かないものだよね' (Happy na Jikan tte Sousou Nagaku wa Tsuzukanai Mono da yo ne) "Happy Times Don't Tend to Last Very Long" Whoa ho! Things are gettin' spicy! Last week's Kiznaiver was the series' strongest entry yet.

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

Fanart Friday returns, and we are not just made to sell you toys! Last week, Sailorbee talked about the awesomeness of Sailor Moon's Outer Senshi, but this week we're returning to an old favorite: CLASSIC CARTOON CACOPHONY EDITION!

The Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime-based on the manga by Yasuo Ohtagaki-is coming to import Blu-ray on July 2, and one of the big bonuses is the option of both Japanese and English audio. In the case of the latter, the Gundam Global Portal F...

Siliconera Jenni

BlazBlue: Central Fiction will come to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in winter 2016. Many new characters and features appear in BlazBlue: Central Fiction. There are 33 fighters total, with Nine, also known as Konoe A.

Bandai Namco is cooking up an all-out fusing RPG for the Dragon Ball series, with Dragon Ball Fusions set to hit Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 4. As the title suggests, Fusions will let you combine a huge amount of Dragon Ball pairings, and you ...

The Fandom Post Gregory Smith

An alligator is a lonely girl's best friend. Creative Staff: Story and Art: James Burks What They Say: Gator has just never seemed to fit in with the other neighborhood pets. . . probably because he has a nasty habit of eating the other neighborho... han siang "Speedknight" wong

File photo: FAM 2015 The fourth and last Funan Anime Matsuri will be the grandest yet, with the largest number of celebrity cosplayers and artistes and new attractions. The weeklong festival from 6 to 12 June 2016 will create history as the bigges...

Tokyo's Toshima Ward is promoting its status as a hub of manga and anime culture by offering two types of maps in foreign languages to guide tourists to specialty shops and other related spots. The maps are intended for foreign tourists who visit ...

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the legendary RPG series Dragon Quest, a limited edition bottle of sake is released. But for Sir Sato, a hangover draws near! Celebrations of the 30th birthday of Dragon Quest (once known as Dragon Warrior in th...

Former arcade title Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone has gotten a trailer for its upcoming PS4 release, featuring an abundance of classic Vocaloid songs to entice fans into making a purchase and hopefully converting more westerners into wors...

Several years ago, Seven Seas Entertainment sought to publish Kaworu Watashiya's manga Kodomo no Jikan in western markets, under the title Nymphet. Due to several reasons, including controversial subject matter explored in later volumes, their pla...

The final trailer promoting Dragon Quest Heroes II has briefly reveled in the franchise's 30 years of existence, an event that many will likely regard as a grim reminder to their steadily growing ages, but surely proving to be a happy occasion non...

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Despite high calls of bringing "Attack on Titan" back on board with its second season, fans of the popular anime series might have to deal with a new mind game yet again as the anime's creators recently announced another deferment in its release.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Don't try this at home! And especially don't try it at a gachapon store! We've seen a lot of crazy things come out of gachapon capsule toy machines before-frolicking animals, water bottle sweater vests, and finger exercise equipment just to name a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While Funimation had the Claymore series streaming on Hulu previously, circumstances changed a while back so that there was only the 21st episode left in Japanese language form representing it. That's now changed as the full twenty-six episode ser...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

NIS America announced plans to bring horror game Yomawari: Night Alone to PS Vita and Steam in the west this October. Physical and digital versions hit PS Vita in North America on October 25, followed by Europe on October 28, and the worldwide Ste...

Tsurugimine Kiri and Koba Youka are both enjoying every day with their lovers. But at some point they realize their dates are getting a little repetitive and start to worry. When the two of them give it some thought, they decide to each plan a dat...

A new ranking has sought to determine the most charismatic club managers in anime, naturally consisting of characters from the most popular sports anime, and one volleyball manager in particular has easily bounced into the top spot.

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