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Singer/songwriter YUI (Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) is returning to music as a a vocalist for the new band Flower Flower (pictured at right). The four-member band will make its formal debut at the Japan Jam event in Tokyo on May 4.

Another spring 2013 anime simulcast announcement is out of the gate at Crunchyroll, and this time, the male idol extravaganza known as Uta no Prince Sama 2 joins the lineup.     Based on the visual novel game, Uta no Prince Sama 2 is set to broadc...

Japan’s preeminent idol-music-meets-heavy-metal act BABYMETAL is BACK with an epic + cheesy video announcing a trio of live dates (excuse us…battles) with plenty of hellfire, skeletons, and jaw dropping English narration that offers portentous quo...

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We’ve got screenshots of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, showing off a comparison between the original PlayStation 2 game and the PlayStation 3′s HD Remaster version. Take a look at the comparison screens below, followed by a mix of other older s...

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Versailles members create new band, ‘Jupiter’ by ustar on April 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm Versailles members HIZAKI (G), TERU (G), MASASHI (B), and YUKI (Dr) have welcomed a new vocalist ZIN to the ranks and they’ve created a new band called Jupiter.

Shinji Aramaki—director of the Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina CG films and more—helms the upcoming CG film take on Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock, and a new Japanese teaser debuted in theaters with a quick peek at the sci-fi bravado to come.

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Despite the enormous popularity of K-Pop, Korean food and beauty products, relations between Japan and South Korea have been strained for quite some time. In recent months, however, right wing groups have become increasingly vocal, with anti-Korea...

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KAT-TUN's New Single To Be Released in May single-release posted by amiueno 33 minutes ago   ·   0 comments KAT-TUN will be releasing their newest single "FACE to Face" next month in time with the premiere of the film Ore Ore which stars member, K...

Ayumi Hamasaki To Appear On Bistro SMAP For First Time In 11 Years tv-movies posted by ct1992 40 minutes ago   ·   0 comments To celebrate 15 years in the industry, Ayumi Hamasaki is set to appear on Bistro SMAP, the popular corner of SMAPxSMAP.

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The official Kamen Rider Battride War blog confirmed that Kousei Amano will reprise his role as Kamen Rider Garren in the Kamen Rider Battride War PS3 game! Amano previously played Sakuya Tachibana aka Kamen Rider Garren in the Kamen Rider Blade T...

Spring is in the air. Cherry blossoms are blooming. The famous ones in Washington DC are supposed to peak this week. So, in honor of the season, the anime fans at Biglobe decided to put their heads together to pick their favorite anime/manga/visua...

Australia's Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) announced on Tuesday that it will screen the world premiere of the anime film The Garden of Words, and that creator Makoto Shinkai would host the premiere in person.

For those otaku who have managed to pass their genes onto a future generation, the Lucky Land Communications brand has debuted a set of romper and bibs based on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure mortal enemies Jotoro Kujo and Dio Brando, as well as bibs ba...

K-ON! Hōkago Rhythm Time game dispenses 1 of 46 different trading cards Japanese game developer Atlus has launched a website to reveal that the K-ON! Hōkago Rhythm Time (K-ON! After School Rhythm Time) arcade card game will launch in Japan this sp...

Sony also previews different heads that change the world & unlock bonus stages Sony revealed further details on the upcoming PlayStation 3 game Puppeteer through a new trailer on Tuesday. The action title follows a young boy named Kūtarō who was c...

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Girls prep for basketball tournament in game with new original anime Kadokawa Games released a promotional video for the second PSP visual novel game Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono (Ro-Kyu-Bu! : The Secret Lost Items) on Tuesday.

Summer is looking like it's going to be a pretty busy one for Japanese game releases in North America. Muramasa Rebirth—which takes Vanillaware's Nintendo Wii original and revamps it for PS Vita—is among them, and according to Amazon, Aksys will a...

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Ogura Yui “Baby Sweet Berry Love” Short PV King Record has released the short PV for Ogura Yui’s 2nd single “Baby Sweet Berry Love”. The song is being featured as the ending theme for the anime series “The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat (変態王子と笑わな...

The latest promo for Earth Defense Force 2025 is ready to get serious in the battle against the alien bug masses. Behold EDF's massive Fencer, which looks tough enough to single-handedly wipe out this threat with its dual gatling guns and sledgeha...

Takuma Morishige's manga about intricate self-distraction maker was 5th Manga Taisho Award nominee The latest wraparound jacket band for Takuma Morishige's Tonari no Seki comedy manga revealed that an anime has been green-lit.

Pierrot animates show of humans vs. metallic beasts with 3DS game this winter CAPCOM announced a cross-media production called Gaist Crusher as part of its CAPCOM Kids Project on Tuesday. CAPCOM is not only developing Gaist Crusher as a Nintendo 3...

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Most of us here hated the Hollywood adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga (less some elements), most of us wondered what Toriyama thinks about the live-action movie adaptation. In an interview with Asahi, Toriyama talked about his thoug...

The numbers are in for this past weekend's box office, and according to Variety, the latest Dragon Ball Z feature was the top film overseas that wasn't produced in America. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods opened across 328 screens in Japan, 16 of wh...

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ACE! ACE! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ A big thanks to everyone who came by our booth at the Anime Contents Expo at the Makuhari Messe last weekend! Anime Contents Expo, also known as ACE! Many of these events get shortened to acronyms… the Tokyo International Anime F...

"New generation boy meets girl" anime to air in Japan on April 5 Fujimi Shobo began streaming two television ads on Monday for Date A Live franchise. The first ad features clips from the television anime, and also advertises the seventh volume of ...

This month, a new season of Yondemasu yo, Azazeru-san (They're Calling for You, Mr. Azazel) sees Girls Und Panzer's Tsutomu Mizushima returning to Production I. G for the continuing misadventures of a detective and his young assistant who have sum...

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Bandai Namco Games started streaming web advertisement for latest Mobile Suit Gundam game for the PlayStation 3, “Gundam Breaker”. The latest promo showcases the game's features, with the narration from Gundam G's Domon Kasshu.

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With the appearance of Pteragordon this week, and the upcoming debut of KyoryuGold this month, more info about the samurai Kyoryuger has surfaced online. The new info is about Pteraiden-Oh and KyoryuGold's untransformed form, Utsusemimaru.

Crunchyroll, FFXIV, Neptunia, I'll Give It My All. . . Tomorrow, Imaichi Moenai Musume, Itsuwaribito, Ixion Saga DT, Kin-iro Mosaic, Yuyushiki, Kodansha, Little Busters! Anime, manga, and software studios have been marking April 1 with a slew of A...

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