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August 5, 2016, 11:30 AM
August 5, 2016, 11:30 AM
GameSpot Dan Auty

The much-anticipated film adaptation of anime and manga series Death Note is currently in production, and set for release in 2017. It has now been reported that Spider-Man star Willem Defoe has joined the cast of the fantasy thriller.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

July is over and we're now about a month into the runs of most summer 2016 TV anime. So, Charapedia has checked in with their latest 10,000 reader poll (open July 28-August 3). Female voters edged out the guys in the pool of responses 50.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

A new short form series is coming this fall with an anime adaptation of the manhua series Shi Ling Yanwu from Maimo that will be localized as Soul Buster. The series is scheduled for an October 4th, 2016 debut with ten minute running times for the...

The popular manga series "Bleach" will be publishing its final chapter on August 22. The series' announcement was made in the combined 36th/37th issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" magazine. "Bleach" entered its final story arc in February of 2012.

It was announced earlier this year that a Gintama live-action movie is in the makes with popular actor Oguri Shun as protagonist Gintoki. Additional cast for the movie has just been revealed on the movie's official Twitter and it is an amazing cast!

The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has called for a ban on popular Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon in Pakistan, Dawn. com reported today. The demand was made by the PTI through a resolution in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.

Our team of reviewers are following 30 anime series of the Summer 2016 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season.

Fairies take another step forward in the MV for their 13th single "Cross Road" (release date: August 10)! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Contributor Wanted! ! "Cross Road" is being called the start of Fairies' second chapter as the members mak...

Over 700 players of Pokemon Go in Japan have been cited by police for traffic violations since the launch of the game last month, according to Tokyo Reporter. Pokemon Go? More like Pokemon Stop, amirite?

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

In a special collaboration with Japanese fashion magazine Men's Non-no, manga author Sui Ishida will be recreating the opening chapters of his Tokyo Ghoul dark fantasy manga in full color with brand new artwork.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Fashionable case will appeal to fans of the occult, anime, and video games. It's a fine time to be a fan of wizardly fashion in Japan, what with both the Grimoire Bag and Wizard Parka currently on sale.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Former Studio Ghibli employee Hirokatsu Kihara was recently in London talking about his time at the famed animation studio behind such classics as My Neighbor Totoro. That time sounds stressful! In an interview with Dazed (via Yurukuyaru and Rocke...


For half a decade Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been the unofficial spokesperson for all things weird, kawaii and "cool" in Japan. From a no name fashion blogger to a highly sought after model and finally being crowned the queen of Harajuku, chronicling t...

Siliconera Asma

By Asma . August 3, 2016 . 1:08pm Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls features a large cast of magical girls who are ready to save the world. There are a lot of characters to keep up with in this title, but the latest trailer from Idea Facto...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . August 4, 2016 . 9:30am Back in 1992, a "Super Mario Adventures" comic ran for a whole year in Nintendo Power. Written by Kentaro Takekuma and illustrated by Charlie Nozawa, the comic strips featured many familiar characters from the Ma...

Wedding bells ring for Rino Sashihara in the MV for "Shiawase wo Wakenasai" from AKB48's double A-side 45th single, "LOVE TRIP/Shiawase wo Wakenasai" (release date: August 31)! Contributor Wanted! ! Rino Sashihara walks down the aisle in an extrav...

Siliconera Sato

Reco Love, the upcoming PS Vita love simulation game by Photo Kano producer Ichiro Sugiyama, is getting delayed by two months with a new October 20, 2016 release date, Kadokawa Games announced. The notice from Kadokawa states that Reco Love: Blue ...

The enchanting musical charms of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X have been unleashed once again with another trailer for the game's imminent English release, bound to earn significant profits with Miku's rapidly growing international influence.

There are reunions you'd like to have and others you'd rather not. For the Black Order, it's probably safe to say that this falls under the latter. With Kanda and Alma meeting one another for the first time in nearly a decade-courtesy of the Earl ...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EMIRATES CITES 'INCIDENT' AT DUBAI AIRPORT Video posted online shows smoke coming from a plane at the scene and the Dubai government says al...

YATTAR JAPAN Editor_in_chief

Abusive schoolgirl art series "Batou Shoujo" On August 10th, Kadokawa ASCII Media Works will be collecting animator and artist mebae's abusive schoolgirl illustration series "Batou Shoujo" as a book release.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Madman Entertainment began streaming the entire run of InuYasha last year on the AnimeLab service and now they're looking to bring it out in a big way on home video for collectors that may have passed up on it before.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Photos show just how much the capital of Japan and the King of the Monsters have grown in 60 years. When Legendary Pictures gave Godzilla an American reboot in 2014, it also made him bigger than ever, as he stood 108 meters (354 feet) tall in that...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Forget the Pokémon GO wrist-strap, it doesn't even have CRYSTALS in it! That's why my money is on the Pokémon Sun and Moon Z-Ring as Best Accessory of 2016. Takara Tomy is preparing to release this special bracelet for kids (or adults, no judgment...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - July 30th/31st 01 (00) Godzilla Resurgence (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Finding Dory (Weeks: 03) 03 (01) One Piece Film: Gold (We...

Revered animation studio Trigger has created an animated CM promoting Kirin Beer's beverage line, seemingly appealing to otaku with the presence of mobile games, scantily clad 2D girls and idols - possibly a wise decision considering the demograph...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Three additional voice actors have joined the cast of Monster Hunter Stories: RIDE ON, an upcoming TV anime based on Capcom's Monster Hunter video game series. The new cast members include: Tomokazu Sugita as Riveruto.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Skydance Television, an American independent production company for TV series, has revealed their plans to adapt Reki Kawahara's bestselling science fiction light novel series, Sword Art Online. The company has officially acquired the global right...

Anime Evo Random Wanderer

If there ever was an episode that defined business as usual in this series, it would probably be this one. Our cute office-ladies animate 3D models, buy office supplies, tamper with the air-conditioner, and discuss character-development over the c...

Anime Evo FlareKnight

So this was a bit of a light-hearted episode that ended on a fairly serious note. This season has been mostly light on the humor so this might be a good one to fit in here. The stakes of this arc are very high so it makes sense that there wouldn't...

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