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August 14, 2016, 12:00 PM
August 14, 2016, 12:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For the past twenty years, Ash has been losing. To date, he's never won a Pokémon League, but that could change this month. Ash might finally win his first one. Increasingly, Ash has upped his game and has been more formidable in the anime than in...

Nerdist Blair Marnell

Since its release in 1988. the Akira animated adaptation has been hailed as one of the greatest anime films of all time. There may even eventually be an Akira live-action remake, but for now, a new fan-animated creation has recreated some of the c...

The Japan Times Reiji Yoshida

SMAP, the Japanese super-idol group popular across Asia, will disband on Dec. 31 after being together for 25 years, its management agency said in a press statement Sunday. The agency, Johny & Associates, said some of the five members -Takuya Kimur...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . August 12, 2016 . 8:45am Following the release of Florence + The Machine's Songs from Final Fantasy XV EP, a World of Wonder Volume 4: Waterside video set to "I Will Be" has appeared at the Final Fantasy XV YouTube account.

Siliconera Sato

Brilliant, elegant, and glamorous. Those ar ethe three words Sega used to describe their latest trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X's Beauty Medley ~Glossy Mixture~ trailer, arranged by Treow (Electrocutica).

Nihongogo Wilfredo Ramos

This years J-Pop Summit brought not only some of Japan's most prominent entertainment acts but also introduced the United States to a little order. Japanese dance and music ensemble WORLD ORDER has received global attention for their distinct soun...

It may not be the fourth proper entry in 5pb. 's science adventure series, but Chiyomaru Shikura's Occultic;Nine light novel series is barreling forward with an anime adaptation. More details surfaced on the official website, which posted the firs...

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

A new region, eight gyms, 150 new Pokémon, and the added Nuclear Type make for a completely new adventure. I love Pokémon, but one thing that has me a little lukewarm on the series is its relative lack of risks.


It's almost time for NTV's yearly charity show "24- Hour Television", which will broadcast on August 27- 28. A key feature of the program is the 24-Hour drama special. NEWS' Kato Shigeaki will star in this year's drama titled "Momoku no Yoshinori ...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . August 12, 2016 . 9:30am Metroid Prime: Federation Force is due to release in North America next week, and a new video has surfaced, courtesy of GameXplain, featuring a look at the game's opening story cutscene.

The obscenely naughty (albeit less so now for the western release) Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors has introduced another of its female felons, this time revealing the rather stuck-up Lily as Nis America desperately attempt to generate hype for the...

Sekai Project, a rising publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment today announced, during their live panel at Otakon in Baltimore, their plans to publish and localize several new titles for PC and bring a highly-pop...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix revealed on the official website of Final Fantasy XV that Noctis' comrades in Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto will be available as playable characters through DLC for their episodes. While no specifics were revealed, the batch or 6 DLCs ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . August 12, 2016 . 11:00am Nintendo's latest Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past video goes over the ways players can find an advantage in battle. Monsters in the series have weaknesses, as is common in such games, and it s...

Fast-paced arcade fighter Dissidia Final Fantasy will be getting some special "2nd form" costumes for all its capable characters, an event that will seemingly leave player's wallets unaffected (a rarity when new outfits are involved).

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Discotek had a slate of new licenses to announced at this weekend's Otakon. including 1974 anime Charge Man Ken, which they're calling "the worst anime ever. . . or the best? ," 1982 Captain Harlock origin story movie Arcadia of My Youth and 1984 ...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

What awaits them? Heaven? . . . or Hell? If you told me that this Hibike! Euphonium 2 trailer was a dramatic parody, I'd believe you. Instead, Kyoto Animation actually found a dramatic voice to tease the upcoming second season of Hibike!

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Uh. . . good luck to you, kid. You're gonna- WHAT THE HELL AM I WATCHING? Last night, Funimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun (Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun).

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

Episodes: 26 Aired: Apr. 2006 - Sep. 2006 Keiichi Maebara moves into a quiet village, and as expected, the horror anime begins. The village, Hinamizawa, is a charming countryside and in a deceivingly innocuous seeming harem-esque development, he's...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

In the tradition of Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua, and all the other baddies of the Pokemon world, Nintendo has added another one to their line-up, and they are called Tea, Skull! . These new "ruffians" of the Alola Region were introduced in ...

Sakura Doujin Gao Shao

Comiket 90 this year experienced a decrease in the number of attendees, from 180000 attendees last year to 150000 this year . Once again, C90 is filled with many cosplayers like what you will expect in every comiket event, ranging from cute and sh...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We've been talking a bit about the upcoming Italian Blu-ray release of Ergo Proxy and recently the North American release from Funimation that they'll be bringing out the series as part of its ten-year anniversary with plans for it to arrive on Bl...

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Orange Is The New Black, this definitely is not. Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Nanbaka (The Numbers) as part of their fall simulcast lineup. As of press time, no further details have been announced.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following up on an initial announcement from back in January, a site has launched for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's gender-swap military strategy light novel series Youjo Senki.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

The sword boys of DMM and Nitroplus's popular online browser game are getting their own anime adaptation with Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru. To keep the fans excited, the folks behind the series have released a brand new PV which previews the two main ch...

Fanart Friday returns, and I miss Montreal smoked meat more than you can imagine. Last week, we continued our look back with Fanart Friday's second year, and naturally, we continue that this week with a look at YEAR THREE!

The 2 currently airing Danganronpa 3 anime have apparently already received an English dub by way of Funimation, bound to be harried by the usual naysayers but hopefully proving to be a profitable venture regardless - an outcome that even more neg...

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