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July 28, 2016, 11:30 PM

Pokémon Go is in the news - everywhere. As an assistant elementary school English language teacher, I'm used to surprising my Japanese students, but one sentence never fails to make their eyes go wide with horror: "When I was your age, there were ...

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Weekly Shounen Jump! Issue #35 has revealed that the upcoming Issue #36/37, which is a double issue, will have two of the magazine's most popular manga ending. Yes, we finally know when both Tite Kubo's Bleach and Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi, which have...

ARAMA! JAPAN Kristin

Singer and former Morning Musume member Natsumi Abe gave birth to her first child on July 26. Abe and her husband, actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki, made a joint announcement through her agency on the 27th. Both the mother and child are said to be in good...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It looks like it's going to be the end of the road for two series in just a few weeks in Japan as an early look at the next installment of Weekly Shonen Jump, which features the debut of The Promised Neverland, is highlighting that the installment...

Polygon Owen S. Good

Nearly 20 years after recording the original theme for the Pokémon anime, Jason Paige returned to the studio for this video and another crack at 90s kids' most beloved anthem. And he pretty much nailed it.

At Anime Expo this year, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Japanese crew and English cast of My Hero Academia. Director Kenji Nagasaki, producer Wakana Okamura, the voice of Midoriya Justin Briner, and the voice of All Might Chris Sabat ...

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The tickets for BAND-MAID "Brand New MAID" Release Tour World Series Europe dates will be available tomorrow, Friday July 29th 2016 at 10:00 AM CEST. Check below to see where to get yours, and make sure to get yours before the shows get sold out!

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

One of Japan's most famous gamers tops all other performances we've ever seen by marching and drumming up a storm, clearing the song without looking at the screen. If we could choose any arcade game to watch players perfect in Japan, we'd pull up ...

METANORN Highway

Jul28 Bad things can happen when you stalk a weird girl What the hell is this? Highway doesn't do manga reviews! Well, truth is that I haven't really read a lot of manga, but for some reason in the past half-year or so I've been reading a few.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website asked Japanese fans to rank their favorite ocean, beach, or seaside themed anime that they'd like to watch during the blazing days of summer. Fans were allowed to pick their 3 favorites from a l...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 27, 2016 . 8:45am Yakuza 0 has a launch date. People in North America and Europe will be able to grab a digital or physical copy of the PlayStation 4 game on January 24, 2017. In addition, an official website has been launched.

Siliconera Sato

NIS America announced today that they're bringing the RPG visual novel hybrid game by Syupro-DX, called The Longest Five Minutes, to the West in 2017 for PlayStation Vita and PC via Steam. To give you a summary on what The Longest Five Minutes is ...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Throughout the centuries, pet cats and pet goldfish often don't go well together as the latter often ends up inside the belly of the former. This seems to be a similar case with Pokemon GO, as a player finds a goldfish Pokemon known as Goldeen, an...

A serial stabbing at a care center for the disabled in Sagamihara has left 19 dead (9 women and 10 men aged between 18 and 70) and 26 grievously wounded, a horrific event that the murderer himself has described as his attempt to "rid this world of...

Given the imminent return to hostilities, it's only fitting that we get one last array of performances to send us off, and let's just say that they're putting everything on the line this time around. Fan-service mixes with a virus-laced galactic b...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

'集いへの誘い~簡単に言うとモテたい~' (Tsudoi e no Sasoi: Kantan ni Iu to Motetai ) "An Invite to a Meeting ~Simply Put, I Just Want to Be Popular~" You want anime? I got your anime right here. This was the first episode of Mob Psycho 100 that I truly came into co...

oprainfall Steve Baltimore

Yesterday, we discovered that Nep-Nep Connect: Chaos Chanpuru was going to be a F2P Card Battler for the PlayStation Vita. Today, Compile Heart has released a teaser trailer for the game. The trailer shows off various screens from the game and lot...

Revered instant ramen manufacturer Nissin Ramen has bombarded the internet with a unique new advert that has attempted to blend as many attention-grabbing CM staples together as possible, sure to be generating notoriety and profits as well as laug...

During its Vision Event 2016, Level-5 has announced an all-new media property called Megaton Musashi. The new sci-fi series will have an anime, toy line, and a game for Nintendo 3DS coming in summer 2017.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Even more rough and ready characters have have been announced for All Out! ! , an upcoming TV anime based on the rugby manga by Shiori Amase. The new cast members announced include: Daiki Hamano as Hirokuni Kasuga.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This week, the September issue of magazine Shonen Ace is wrapping up a pair of action manga. Future Diary author Sakae Esuno's 2011 Big Order, inspiration for last season's TV anime, gets an epilogue chapter in the October issue, out August 26th.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

As we've talked about a bit, the 2006 anime TV series Zegapain is getting a new compilation film produced that's set for an October 15th, 2016 theatrical launch as Zegapain ADP. We've had some minor promotion for it before and now Bandai Visual is...

Ani-Nouto Author

According to the notice posted to regalia-anime. jp, it's cancelled after 4 episodes (h/t sage). Or at least that's how I read "第4話をもって、放送をいったん終了とさせて頂きます。" I don't recall a debacle like that recently. Even when Yamakan was booted from directing Lu...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Yokai Watch is heading to smartphones in Japan, reports 4Gamer. Yokai Watch is heading to smartphones in Japan, reports 4Gamer. Based on the 3DS version, it will be out this fall in Japan on iOS and Android.

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Satoshi Uematsu has been accused in the killing of 19 persons at a home for the disabled in Sagamihara City KANAGAWA, TOKYO (TR) - On Tuesday morning, a stabbing rampage at an assisted living facility in Sagamihara City left 19 dead and scores inj...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . July 27, 2016 . 6:30am Bandai Namco released the newest trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in Japan, where we can check out the latest of the Time Patroller protagonist in action. As the Time Patroller, you'll get to witness all kinds o...

Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends manga-previously adapted into a 2014 TV anime that streamed on Crunchyroll and is licensed by Sentai Filmworks-is heading to the big screen next. The film officially has a premiere date, which puts it in Japanese t...

METANORN Highway

Jul27 tfw you realize you're just a little too late Sometimes life is a series of obstacles. And sometimes you don't know that someone's obstacle is an accident or intentional. Dorobo Neko Flirtyflirtflirt I think that Naho's caught in this weird ...

Anime Evo setsuken

Well, this is turning out to be a darn shame. Every week I go into D. Gray-man Hallow with tempered expectations, and every week, I feel a little bit colder and sadder. There are these brief moments in every episode, moments that remind of the lov...

Anime Evo FlareKnight

This felt like a very useful episode. Not only did it somewhat serve as a breather, but we also got a ton of Illya card installs. Leading to a pretty entertaining showdown with Kuro. I do think Illya did need a bit of a kick in the pants and a rem...

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