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Helped bring first manga titles to English audiences; co-founded AnimeCon Writer James Hudnall reported and ANN confirmed that Toren V. Smith, one of the earliest English translators of manga, passed away on March 5.

There is a huge reaction to the new KyoAni and Animation Do project, otherwise known as "that swimming anime"! Here is our previous news about the project.   Then this link came to me while expecting the full details of the project, appropriately ...

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A new photo from the set of a Power Rangers Megaforce shows a very familiar sight for tokusatsu and Super Sentai fans. Although it's only minor, you can see GokaiGreen's boots there. Could this be the confirmation of the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger su...

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The PS Vita edition of breast simulator game Senran Kagura has become an instant hit, selling out in stores everywhere immediately after hitting store shelves. However, the question stands: With these virtual boobs in the hands of so many, how can...

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is headed to North America and Europe, Sega  announced via their Facebook page this morning. Well, sort of.   The Vocaloid rhythm game, originally developed and released for the PlayStation Vita, was also released on t...

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It has been announced that Takeru Sato (Rurouni Kenshin, Kamen Rider Den-O) will star in the live action adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's shoujo manga “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” (roughly translated as Love, I Lied About Loving You).

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SKE48 Hata Sawako announced her graduation from the group during today’s team K2′s theater performance. She will leave the group at the end of March to attend voice actress training school from April.

Studio revealed it had a 'project in the works' last April Animation DO, a Japanese studio mostly known for subcontracting work on other studios' projects, and Kyoto Animation aired a commercial on Wednesday for Animation DO's previously-revealed ...

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Releasing older games on newer consoles is often an effective way of exposing them to more people, and Capcom USA Senior VP, Christian Svensson, has been wanting to do this with the Ace Attorney series for a while now.

Last fall, Domino's Pizza Japan started a project, recruiting fans to produce its own vocaloid song using Hatsune Miku. A new Miku Domino's phase is launching this month, starting with a collaborative iOS app.

Latest video focuses on organization trying to escape labyrinth for PSP game shipping in March after delay The official YouTube channel for Marvelous AQL began streaming a short promotional movie for Fate/Extra CCC's student council.

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It was announced that Sato Takeru will be starring in the upcoming movie  ”Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru“. Additionally, as the heroine of the movie, a hopeful new face Ohara Sakurako has been chosen.

neurowear, the Japan-based inventors of necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears are in the process of rolling out a new mind-controlled gizmo.   The name is “mico”, a device that (according to official PR materials) “frees the user from having to select songs...

Unevolved Pokémon Cosplaying As Their Final Forms Is The Cutest Shit We’ve Ever Seen Seriously considering a tattoo of that Squirtle cosplaying as a Blastoise. These are the handywork of the talented Birdy Chu.

GokaiGreen in Power Rangers Super Megaforce! ? The heroes over at RangerCrew found this little gem. While the Megaforce suits will be used on in to Season 2, there was no way they’d leave that Gokaiger toy money on the table.

Transforming red Genesect & Mewtwo returns again in Kunihiko Yuyama's July film On Thursday, the official Pokémon channel began streaming the first full trailer and the second teaser trailer for Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes!

Ask John: Why Isn’t Macross as Prolific as Gundam? Question: Having watched the first movie over again and remembering how much I enjoyed Macross Frontier, it struck me… why isn’t there more Macross? Between CD and toy sales, they must make excell...

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Jump revealed two more fighters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The upcoming fighting game from CyberConnect2 will have Caesar and Esidisi in it as playable characters.   Esidisi is one of the antagonists in the JoJo’s Bizarre Advent...

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The anime adaptation of of Fairy Tail has been announced as ending on the 30th of March – and along with it the seiyuu career of no less an icon than Aya Hirano herself, as her last remaining major role was that of Lucy.

The official website for the Haitai Nanafa television anime series announced on Thursday that a second season has been green-lit. The second season will premiere in April. More details will be provided on the website.

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Atsuko Maeda returns as Jaiko in the 10th live action Doraemon advertisement for car manufacturer Toyota, showcasing its latest model, the Toyota Crown. In "Nobita's Academic Examinations", Nobita tries to get his own driving license and asked for...

On March 6, singer-songwriter AI (31) announced through her official blog that she would be getting married within the year. AI has been dating Kaiki Gesshoku’s leader HIRO (45) for about 10 years.

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Goo ranking site conducted a survey on Japanese women asking them on "why would a woman date an otaku guy". The poll conducted in January 2013 garnered 1,072 respondents. And the results are:1. Always Faithful (100) 2.

The 11th volume of Hiromitsu Takeda's Maken-Ki! action romantic comedy manga will bundle an original anime Blu-ray Disc in a limited edition in late September. The publisher Fujimi Shobo teases that the new anime is full of "sex appeal" and fan se...

Ketsuekigata-kun, the manga about anthropomorphized blood types, is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on April 7. In Japan, some people believe that blood types are linked to personalities; to them, people with Type A blood are relia...

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Above is a scan from the latest issue of Dengeki magazine showing the spread for the latest Kamen Rider game on the PlayStation 3, Kamen Rider Battride War (仮面ライダー バトライド・ウォー). This features some minor updates on the game, including some form changes.

In the latest Date A Live anime promo, we're introduced to Origami Tobiichi, voiced by Misuzu Togashi (My Ordinary Life's Mai Minakami, Upotte's Ichiroku) - a classmate of the series' male lead and member of an Anti-Spirits Team, tasked with prrot...

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HUNK from Resident Evil is headed to Lost Planet 3 as a pre-order bonus in North America. He’ll be one of five additional characters available for the game’s multiplayer mode, should you pre-order Lost Planet 3 from GameStop or EB Games.

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Max Factory is going to release the figma 186 Fate Testarossa ( フェイト・テスタロッサ ) Blaze Form Ver. ( ブレイズフォームver. ) action figure form the anime movie “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s” ( 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A’s ).

Tecmo KOEI ships Gust's PS3 RPG in N. America on Tuesday, in Europe on Friday Tecmo KOEI Games began streaming the two-minute official trailer for the English release of Gust's Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk PlayStation 3 role-playing game ...

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With the release of their latest single Mirai no Museum, Perfume managed to outsell AKB48, or have they?   According to Oricon weekly charts, AKB48′s latest single So long!  was released a week earlier, and currently sold 50,403 units.

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