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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.

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Localization outfit 8-4, who worked on Fire Emblem: Awakening, had a chance to speak with some of the game’s developers at Intelligent Systems. One of the questions they asked them was why the characters in Awakening have no feet on their 3D models.

Minnesota man accused of manga child porn possession in Canada in 2010 The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) began streaming a nearly 13-minute "Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story" documentary short on Tuesday.

Seinen magazine Champion Red Ichigo has posted a preview for the anime OVA adaptation of hentai artist Yoshiharu Mikita's (aka Plastic Dreamer) more mainstream harem comedy Rescue Me! , set to be released with volume 3 on June 20th.

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This is a direct continuation from Part 1 of 3, you can click the link below if you want to read the previous part; http://www. shewsbury. com/2013/04/takara-tomy-ch01-optimus-prime-g1-movie. html Moving on, we will now focus on the trailer.

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...

XSEED to bring PS3/Xbox 360 title to N. America this summer North American video game publisher XSEED Games and Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games began streaming the latest trailers for its upcoming release of Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer is D...

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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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...

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...

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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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.

SATSUKI / tour / Lc5 / OTOKAGE / MASK Tweet SATSUKI announced a new tour "3 days in Europe - Scene of "LUMINOUS" -"! The tour is going to kick off at LA BOULE NOIRE (France) at the 21st of June. 6/21 (fri) Paris - France @ LA BOULE NOIRE OPEN 19:0...

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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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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...

HIRO (43) of EXILE has announced that he will retire from being an EXILE performer by the end of the year. Though he will no longer stand and perform on stage, he will continue to be the leader and producer of the group.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Illustration reiterates promise of "Fairy Tail 4ever"Following last weekend's conclusion of the Fairy Tail anime TV series run with the words "To be continued! ", and the manga author's previous promises that we haven't seen the last of the series...

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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Sakai Masato & Kanno Miho register their marriage by simplymissj on April 3, 2013 at 11:20 am Actor Sakai Masato (39) and actress Kanno Miho (35) registered their marriage on April 2, which was an auspicious day according to the Buddhist calendar.

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...

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...

Capcom has something big up their sleeves with Gaist Crusher, a Nintendo 3DS game designed to infect a host of other media in Japan. The game itself is an action title aimed at kids that focuses on armors, with players able to transform and collec...

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The full trailer for the upcoming Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (Anohana) movie is now available for viewing. The movie will hit theaters this August 31. Do check out the official website for more videos.

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