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TV Tokyo aired the first five minutes from The Garden of Words, the latest film from auteur director Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second), during the Saturday showing of his The Place Promised in Our Early Days film.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Well hello there! We almost didn't see you hiding in the corner! Come on out and play, it's time for Annotated Anime, the totally titanic weekly anime roundup that's totally trustworthy! See, look at our huge, innocent eyes!

Actor/singer's "Claymore" single promotes game-inspired live-action horror film Actor/singer GACKT is contributing an image song to promote the Japanese run of the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D film. The artist recorded the song "Claymore" for the Ju...

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Disconcerting news from the world of Japanese fashion: adherents to the cutesy subculture of Lolita fashion are organizing themselves into an official group. Their target: the whole world.   The Japan Lolita Association was formed in February to s...

I've personally seen fist fights over games of Parcheesi, so I could only imagine the potential for violence involved with a game inspired by the brutal medieval horror/action Berserk. Art of War, known for their fabulously expensive statues, has ...

JKT48 Releases First Single "RIVER" single-release posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   1 comment JKT48, AKB48's sister group based in Indonesia, has released their first single, "RIVER". JKT48's first single is being released in two different edit...

"A new battle finally begins …" after Kyoto Animation show had contract renewed The teaser commercial for the second season of the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! television anime aired on Friday. The commercial says: One month after the contract was...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Being in Japan gives you plenty of opportunities to knock back a beer. The country is filled with pubs, and alcohol consumptions is so accepted that should you tell people, flat-out, "My hobby is drinking," they're more likely to ask you to recomm...

JEFusion noreply@blogger.com (GekiDan)

After an awesome episode today, here's the preview of Kamen Rider Wizard's 36th episode: "The Myna Bird Speaks". As a new Gate appears, Haruto finds himself against Wiseman. With Sora's words in mind, Haruto enters Koyomi's Underworld to try to re...

JEFusion noreply@blogger.com (GekiDan)

Now, there are a couple of caveats here. First, you'll be able to customize the appearances of your protagonist in Pokémon X & Y. Second, there have been previews of the hero/heroine's in-game, 3D models and fan projected illustrations of the char...

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"Listen to my song! " From the anime 'Macross Frontier' comes a Nendoroid of one of the heroines, Sheryl Nome! The outfit is based on the same one she wore in one of the opening themes as well as in the final episode of the anime!

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What's for afternoon tea? A donut, black tea, and Meat. Oh my, think of… all the… calories! Teatime has never felt this sinful. Nijigen Cospa is rolling out a series of decorative plates themed after Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Next's (僕は友達...

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Are you a fan of ballet? No? How about Pokemon? If so, then you'll want to see this hilarious, nostalgia-ridden performance from Creighton University. Andrew Plotner, an American student from Creighton University, has produced a ballet based on on...

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Looks like Sailor Moon won't be the only one from her series getting Tamashii Nations's S. H. Figuarts treatment after all! When the figure was announced earlier this year as part of the plans to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary series, ...

  Here are the Oricon chart toppers from the week of April 29:     #1: "Real Sexy! /Bad Boys"- Sexy Zone   Recently debuted male idol group Sexy Zone charted number one this week with their fourth major single package "Real Sexy!

Fans of classic tokusatsu (special effects) television have something new to look forward to on the domestic front. Shout! Factory officially opened pre-orders for Ultra Q, the 1966 show that kicked off the Ultra series prior to Ultraman.

DoKomi is an otaku convention held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The name DoKomi comes from the Japanese words ドイツ (Doitsu) which means German and コミックマーケット (Komikku Maketto) which means Comic Market. In only four years, DoKomi has become the third larg...

JEFusion noreply@blogger.com (GekiDan)

After an awesome episode today, here is the preview for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's 14th Brave, "Oh No! Spirit Base". Luckyuro had accidentally appeared in the Spirit Base. Can they fend him off before he get some back-ups?

Visual Kei band Glam Grammar announced today that guitarist Ray will leave the band on June 22nd.

Kakumeiki Valvrave – 05 Filed under First Impressions, Kakumeiki Valvrave by Seishun | 1 Comment 「歌う咲森学園」 (Utau Sakimori Gakuen) "The Sakimori Academy Sings" Just when you thought you have Kakumeiki Valvrave figured out, the show introduced a comp...

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There is another great anime item to be use as a decoration, or to use it since it a nice item. The Rubber Mat which many commonly known it as a mouse mat, or for some, the foot mat in car. But we are not going to step on them, but more like going...

BABYMETAL have revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming 2nd single, “Megitsune“, that’s slated for release on June 19th. “Megitsune” is described as a strange “half-Japanese, half-Western&rdq...

Tokyo Excess Tostzilla

It looks like Crunchyroll has taken off with full afterburners after cruising around for a few years.   They have been a completely legitimate web portal for anime for years now and they even turned a good profit this year with a growing subscribe...

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