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The Guardian Justin McCurry

Election staff in Himeji, Japan count votes cast in the parliamentary upper house election. Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images Japan's ruling coalition secured a resounding victory in upper house elections on Sunday, with some exit poll...

Tokyo Girls Update tinyredman

When you think of summer idol MVs, what's the first few things that comes to your mind? Swimsuits, beaches and fireworks are definitely the ones that come to mind. Yet the lovely girls of 2o Love to Sweet Bullet (2o is read as To) decide to take y...

Keyakizaka46 step into the classroom and out into rolling fields of windmills in the MV for their 2nd single "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika nai" (release date: August 10)! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Contributor Wanted!

J-POP GO tommy232

Technopop stars PERFUME will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming vinyl and Blu-ray releases this August with a special gallery exhibition in London on 6th/7th August. The exhibition will offer up a rare opportunity for people to see ou...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website for the upcoming Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale has revealed that the anime film will have its theatrical release in Spring 2017. The film will release in Japan in over 150 theatres.

The soccer sports anime continues to impress with its second installment. While the show has yet to really flesh out its main characters, it's done a wonderful job of making me care-I mean really care-about our rosy-cheeked protagonist.

The new One Piece film, Gold, is on its way, and though millions of fans would no doubt see the film without a single yen spent on advertising, the hype machine is nonetheless choogling through its motions.

Siliconera Sato

Yacht Club Games recently announced that they're bringing a double pack for Azure Striker Gunvolt to North America, and they also shared a teaser for a Shovel Knight cameo. The Shovel Knight sprite was designed by Masaya Suzuki at Inti Creates, wh...

Siliconera Sato

Pokémon GO began its launch last week and saying that it's been successful is a bit of an understatement, as the game has helped Nintendo get its best one-day move for the stock since 1983, according to Bloomberg's David Ingles.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Augmented reality lifehack replaces the rubber bands and clips that worked for previous Pokémon games. Even though just-released smartphone game Pokémon GO was developed by San Francisco-based Niantic, it still retains many of the traditions that ...

Cannon Busters: The Animated Series-which comes from LeSean Thomas, who worked on The Boondocks, the animated Black Dynamite series, and The Legend of Korra; and the talented folks at anime studio Satelight-was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstar...

The Fandom Post Vinyet Escribano

What They Say: "The Outside of Madness" Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't ev...

New play to run in Tokyo, Osaka The presenters at the "Stage Play Tokyo Ghoul Special Event" performance revealed at Osaka's Mielparque Hall on July 3 that a new Tokyo Ghoul stage play based on Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga has been green-lit.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

"A good-natured show, a box of surprises. " That's a charming description of Mob Psycho 100, the new BONES-produced anime based on the manga by One-Punch Man creator ONE. With the first episode having gone live on Crunchyroll this morning, we now ...

Crunchyroll Brandon Teteruck

One thing to keep in mind about anime production is that the people working in the industry are all adults - meaning that there's usually a touch of a grown-up's perspective, even in stories dealing with childhood.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix showcased the latest on their upcoming PS4 and PS Vita RPG World of Final Fantasy at Japan Expo this weekend. Here's new footage from Famitsu, Dengeki, and 4Gamer. Famitsu: Dengeki: 4Gamer: World of Final Fantasy will release for PlayS...

TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016, the largest idol festival in the world, has added a new performer. . . "Team Syachihoko"! Team Syachihoko is an idol group from Nagoya, and it is the first time in four years for them to attend Tokyo Idol Festival!

SGCafe spartanchef

Summer is already here, which means that the Spring 2016 anime season has already ended. While many of us are enjoying the new crop of anime titles which are introduced this season, let us take a look back at last season, which fielded a very surp...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 11, 2016 . 8:30am "We need your help, Star Fox! Astalos has declared war! " That may not be exactly what General Pepper said in Star Fox 64, but that quote would fit quite well into Monster Hunter Generations.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On September 9th, a Yowamushi Pedal - Spare Bike double movie, adapting Wataru Watanabe's spin-off/prequel about the back stories of the series' third-year cycling competitors, hits Japanese theaters for a limited, two-week run.

E-girls pop bottles and dance all night long in the extravagant MV for "Pink Champagne" (release date: August 10)! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Contributor Wanted! ! . . . To Keep Reading . . . 続きを読むには Related Artists : E-girls Author Okkun ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 11, 2016 . 10:00am During Anime Expo 2016, Bandai Namco revealed a Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Collector's Edition for North America. At the 2016 Japan Expo in Europe, the company announced a European limited edition as well.

Despite the year not being over yet, voters have been quizzed as to the best mangaka of 2016 (so far), with the comedic tendencies of a well-known author easily securing the top of the list. The ranking: 1.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Announced at this weekend's Tales Of Festival, Asteria, the mobile social game from Bandai Namco's Tales Of RPG series, will be teaming with four games in the [email protected] series including Platinum Stars, Cinderella Girls, Side M, and Million...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the live-action clip featuring the two members of the unit GLM SPANKY, Universal Music Japan has also posted a 90-second music video for "Ikari wo Kureyo" (Give Me Anger), the theme song for the upcoming 13th One Piece feature film, One ...

Kalafina revealed more details for new single blaze - jacket covers, full track list, bonus details and preview music video unveiled. Their 19th single has tie-up as ending theme for anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki Fujin Ranbu, アルス...

Anime Evo FlareKnight

This is yet another week where I am kind of dumbfounded on talking about this. Another completely outstanding episode from Re:Zero. It is going to be a serious challenge for the rest of the anime of the year to match up with this thing.

JEFusion TrickyBaymax

Another update for the Zyuohger DX line from our dearest friends from GreatToysOnline, here it is folks! Presenting Zyuoh Whale's personal mecha and probably the colossus of the series, Dodekaioh! Seeing that it is a whale-based mecha, it is witho...

If you visit Matsuyama and its famous Dōgo onsen, you can also take a look at the Isaniwa Shrine, one of the most important shrines in Matsuyama, established more that 1000 years ago. The buildings we see today were built about 350 years ago by Sa...

Curiously, episode 10 of Tales of Zestiria the X starts more or less where episode 00 left off, which makes one wonder why they couldn't have started the numbering at 01 like sensible people. I suppose this is for the benefit of game players, for ...

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