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On May 3rd, Kasai Tomomi’s graduation concert was held at AKB48 Theater. This day marked Kasai’s last performance as a member of AKB48. During the middle of the concert, there was a talk segment called ‘the things I love about Tomomi-chan’.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 Search! For the months that we’ve been running Katsu News, we have accumulated so much data that a search box was the next function that we had on the to do list. Now you can search news about your favorite anime, idol, or an...

1/1-scale ammo modeled after 7. 5cm KwK 37 tank round The military girls anime series Girls und Panzer is getting it's own hugging pillow, in the form of a 1/1-scale 7. 5cm KwK 37 tank round. The ammo is the same used by character Yukari Akiyama's...

Before launching into a trailer tailored for the Japanese market, director Guillermo Del Torro discusses how he studied manga, mecha and kaiju film when making this summer's Hollywood blockbuster Pacific Rim.

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If you’ve ever found yourself at the counter of a sushi restaurant, nervously watching and copying other customers around you, don’t worry; you’re not alone! It turns out that even Japanese people aren’t too sure of themselves when it comes to din...

Looks like we won't be waiting too much longer for an anime version of the manga that wore its 4chan popularity on its sleeve, boasting that it's a "smash hit on the overseas version of 2chan! ! " on a cover.

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Who are the top female idol groups in the Japanese music industry right now? According to Nikkei Entertainment magazine, who has just published the 2013 results to their annual “Talent Power Rankings” survey in its June issue (on newsstands May 2)...

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IGN have shared a teaser trailer for what they say is a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, a Gamecube horror game developed by Silicon Knights and published by Nintendo.   The successor, titled Shadow of the Eternals, is a crowdfunded title ...

'Little PSY' Hwang Min Woo Victim of Vicious Hate Comments, Company Asks for an Investigation scandals-issues posted by PAK 2 hours ago   ·   6 comments Star Zone Entertainment has requested Gangnam police to investigate a large amount of racist c...

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Tori Matsuzaka (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) had won the "Best Starring Actor Award" in the recently concluded "22nd Annual Japan Film Critics Circle Awards Ceremony", for his first starring film, “Tsunagu” an adaptation of Mizuki Tsujimura’s best-s...

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JKT48 Trainees will hold the Senshuuraku (Last performance) for their current [Pajama Drive] stage on May 12th. From then onwards they will be performing a new stage [Boku no Taiyou], which originally was done by AKB48's now defunct Himawari-gumi.

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CDJapan listed the Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 opening theme song single. The single will be released this May 22. The single comes with the show's opening theme entitled, "Akibaranger Season 2!

Up until now I've hosted an event called Culture Japan Night around the world where like minded comrades gather together to not only make new comrades but to also share and enjoy events that revolve around our passions.

Sentai Filmworks continues to lay out for the dub casts of the releases that Section23 will be distributing this June. After announcing Mysterious Girlfriend X earlier in the week, they now have the English voices for Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, set t...

Because there's a Gintama movie coming out this summer, and because Sword Art Online is just still blazing hot, character goods maker Cospa has slated some neat SOA dangling charms and Yorozuya-wear for July.

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「DAY 3 – 不穏の火曜日I」 (Fuon no Kayoubi) “DAY 3 – Tuesday’s Disquiet 1″ DeSu2a is one of those shows that make me wonder: Does faithfulness a good adaption make? Lest people misunderstand, it’s not a question about the quality of DeSu2a, but rather the...

Live-action Tokyo Shock label also acquires 3 Lust for the Dead films North American video distributor Media Blasters announced on Friday that its AnimeWorks label has acquired the Rio - Rainbow Gate! television anime series.

Kakumeiki Valvrave – 04 Filed under First Impressions, Kakumeiki Valvrave by Seishun | 30 Comments 「人質はヴァルヴレイヴ」 (Hitojichi wa Varuvureivu) “The Valvrave is the Hostage” Let me say this upfront – Kakumeiki Valvrave is a show that demands a complete...

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Another week, another deliciously fresh-baked slice of Annotated Anime, the whole-wheat, fiber-rich, gluten-free* weekly cartoon recap roundup from your friends at Japanator! It's time to cap off your work week with a heavy dose of nutritious, del...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Reading: May 3rd, 2013 Ray Mescallado and Thennary Nak | May 3, 2013 | no comments Thennary’s Picks Kuramoto Kaoru & Inoue Mizuki in drama special! – JE News Daily Two of the younger Juniors get to do some acting.

NMB48's Hitomi Yamamoto Announces Graduation From Group music posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   1 comment NMB48 member Hitomi Yamamoto will be graduating from the group on May 30th. Yamamoto, a member of Team M, made the announcement during the...

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It’s been decided that rock band SPYAIR will sing the theme song for anime film “Gekijouban Gintama Kanketsu-hen Yorozuya yo Eien nare” that is scheduled to open in theaters on July 6th. As the band has sung the ending theme “Samurai Heart (Some L...

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With a little help from an augmented reality app, that is. Back in April, Japanese fashion chains Beams and Village Vanguard teamed up with Bandai to release a “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OraOra Border T-shirt”, a horizontally striped shirt (the str...

Click here to read the first part of this interview. TOM: Looking back at your one year as a creator, what do you think? saaki: When I started being active as an illustrator, I wanted my works to be known to foreign audiences right from the beginn...

Venerable anime studio Tatsunoko Production, which has been celebrating 50 years of making anime like Speed Racer and Gatchman, recently Tweeted a link to the site for upcoming Yozakura Quartet anime TV series.

Previously we showcased some of the bonus Samurai outfits you can get by pre-ordering Shin Megami Tensei IV at various locations. Now we can see a few more of the strange customizable outfits thanks to a video that takes a look at the Digital Devi...

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Namco Bandai’s upcoming Kamen Rider game will have you rolling over enemies with an all-star cast of Riders and their bikes in Kamen Rider: Battride War. In a new report, Dengeki Online recently revealed Kamen Rider Fourze, along with Riders Beast...

Licensed and simulcast by Nippon Ichi Software America many months ago, it was still up in the air as to when the company would be giving the series the ol’ NIS America Premium Edition release. Turns out that fans won’t have to wait much longer wi...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Reading: May 2nd, 2013 Ray Mescallado | May 2, 2013 | no comments Ray’s Picks Hello Venus returns to ask “Do You Want Some Tea” in their new MV + mini album – allkpop After all the teasers, it’s finally here.

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