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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...

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...

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...

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GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Itasha is a unique part of Japanese car culture. Roughly translating as "painful car", these are cars that are decorated with anime or video game themed decals and interiors. They are called "painful cars" because they can painfully embarrassing o...

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.

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

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 ...

The Gundam. info portal site revealed on Friday that the second season of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime will hold its world premiere ahead of the Japanese television premiere at the Anime Weekend Atlanta convention.

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.

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...

oprainfall Joseph Puntschart

Visual novel and light novel localiser Sekai Project have announced more titles and updates at their Otakon panel this year, with the following 6 products all due to release in 2017. To summarise the announcements: Fatal Twelve - a visual novel wh...

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!

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...

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).

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Going into the weekend, the KanColle browser game launched its summer event, "Intercept! The 2nd Naval Battle of Malaya. " In this a quartet of new KanMusu were introduced into the combined fleet, including, delivering on the hints of a Queen Eliz...

News of a new PaRappa the Rapper anime sounds pretty crazy until you realize the rappin' rhythm game series that started on PlayStation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. PaRappa and friends are making a comeback in a series of anime s...

It's a big year for Manga Entertainment UK, as they're celebrating their 25th anniversary. Wanting to share it with everyone they've got UK Anime fans and film buffs alike all excited by announcing a massive cinema screening of the classic feature...

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...

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.

Darius Ainsworth is bonkers, but we already knew that from the deranged, rapey images we got in last episode's preview. Plus, ya know, he's been keeping Miyu against her will, and imprisoning the princess at the top of a tower isn't a done thing l...

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!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Way back in 2012, Hobby Japan and figures maker OrchidSeed's announced the next step towards corrupting mankind with a non-18+ anime series based on the Niθ (Queen's Blade's Alice, Samurai Girls) designed line of Seven Deadly Sins cast-off bishouj...

little anime blog Elisabeth O'Neill

With the first promo video released on the official website for the comedy anime Gabriel Dropout, a main cast of angels and demons is revealed. The trailer below also confirms the staff and plot for the show based on Ukami's ongoing manga.

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...

The history of ikebana (living flowers) is fascinating because it tells us a lot about aspects of Japanese culture and how the different thought patterns can be seen in art. Ikebana is also known by the name of kado (way of flowers).

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