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All this anime is clearly getting to Japanese people's heads. Japanese media has fallen hook, line and sinker for this seemingly impossible, anime-inspired helicopter design, breathlessly reporting that Ghost in the Shell-style vehicles are being ...

Premiere sees highest ratings on Saturday's six-hour late-night block The TV Media Insights website reported on Tuesday that One Piece's new premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block early on Sunday morning garnered 995,000 viewers.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 is already being heralded as the victor of the 8th generation console war, as news of just how poor Microsoft's Xbox One offering is have begun to sink in, with poor specs, a pathetically weak games line-up, excessive emphasis...

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New magazine scans has surfaced online, which reveals the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Hurricane Red! The release is related to the upcoming Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger 10 YEARS AFTER V-Cinema. This figure stands 150mm tall and comes with the...

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her 2nd studio album, "Nanda Collection", on June 26th.

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The original Xbox had a rough time in Japan. Ditto for the Xbox 360. How are things fairing for the just announced Xbox One? Um. . . Xbox Japan put a translated version of the presentation online for Japanese gamers to watch (yes, as Famitsu point...

TOKYO — Former Morning Musume singer Mari Yaguchi, 30, has apologized for having an illicit affair. Yaguchi apologized for the misdeed on her regular TV show this week. Josei Seven magazine reported on Tuesday that Yaguchi's husband, actor Masaya ...

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In the latest episode of Man at Arms, veteran swordsmith and propsmaster Tony Swatton forges a life-size replica the iconic Final Fantasy VII weapon, the Buster Sword. Originally owned by Angeal Hewley, it later became Cloud Strife's signature wea...

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One Piece Manga on 2-Week Hiatus According to the official website of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga would be going on hiatus for the magazine's next two issues due to hospitalization.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) [進撃の巨人] - one of the most awesome anime series I've seen so far that I simply must babble about! Its a story about man eating giants who have been kept separate from humans for many moons by tall walls - until ...

No one can deny the power of the fujoshi. From butlers to basketball players, princes to personified countries, anime aimed at fujoshi is on the rise - something that not everyone is pleased about. A recent pole on Biglobe asked Japanese anime fan...

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A new trailer has been released for the upcoming console release of BlazBlue Chronophantasma. In it, we get to see two new characters, Kagura Mutsuki and Yuki Terumi in action. With the addition of these two characters, the BlazBlue roster has bee...

Drag queen trio Hoshikuzu Scat star as animals who chat in dead of night The anime studio Gonzo is making The Midnight Animals, a series of original CG anime shorts that will premiere on the streaming service Hikari TV this August.

The late night noitaminA (00:45 to 1:45 Friday morning) block launched in 2005 with the intention of expanding the target audience beyond the typical young male demographic. After running a spring rebroadcast of the White Fox (Steins;Gate) adaptat...

With the release of the completely original anime Little Witch Academia on YouTube still fresh in memory (http://bit. ly/11ZEO1B), Trigger, the animation studio that made the aformentioned anime, has announced that they are currently working on a ...

While Max Factory's Gon and Killua figma are scheduled for next month, you'll have to wait a bit longer to add Kurapika to your Hunter x Hunter collection. The newly showcased figure has the line's trademark joints, normal and scarlet eyed facial ...

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AKB48's 31st Single [Sayonara Crawl] was released on May 22 and the first day sales amount to 1,450,881 copies. Not surprising, AKB48 ranked first in the Oricon Daily Charts. These are the highest first day sales for AKB48 ever.

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Good Smile Company has announced that they would be releasing the performance Costume versions of the Love Live! characters Kotori, Umi, and Honoka. This comes after the release of the Uniform versions of the three.

2 new members join group to sing "Prism Sympathy" for magical girl reimagining of Fate/stay night The Japanese electronics store chain Bic Camera lists the revamped group StylipS as the performers of "Prism Sympathy," the ending theme song for thi...

Question: Anime is so addictive. Been watching anime since I was 17 in Australia here, first being Tetsuwan Atom, then Sailor Moon in 95, then Hokuto no Ken, which I wished never ended. Loved watching Kenshiro's wandering, his battles & all the ch...

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Famitsu shared more details about the Fate stay/night spinoff game Prisma Illya. The Nintendo 3DS title from Kadokawa Games is based on Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and the anime series currently airing in Japan.

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Let's all play the piano together! SHOW NOTES 0:22 – Welcoming w/ Jrow BlazBlue: Alter Memory anime announcement 5:33 – Evangelion 3. 0: You Can (Not) Redo Spoiler-free and spoiler-filled discussion 43:17 – MetaASK w/ Foshizzel Guest: Kyokai 1:13:...

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We might be seeing Gackt in a brand new tokusatsu series soon. Recently, Gackt has expressed his interest in BIMA Satria Garuda (BIMA The Garuda Knight) via Twitter. He sent this reply to a tweet that the show's executive producer, Reino Barack, h...

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AKB48 Preliminary Election Results AKB48 has released the preliminary results for their 5th annual senbatsu general election which is to be held on June 8th at Nissan Stadium. As we laid out earlier, these results are to determine the popularity o...

The organizers of Anime Expo announced on Tuesday that they will host Gundam UC director Kazuhiro Furuhashi as a Guest of Honor at the July 4-7 event in Los Angeles. After working as an animator, Furuhashi made his directorial debut with Ranma ½ N...

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Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP is part visual novel and part concert manager. Instead of pushing buttons to the beat, players control the performance when characters like Noire sing. You pick the stage, costume, song, and can block the scene.

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"Look at my unibrow. LOOK AT IT. " Well, I was busy getting ready for an anime convention over the past week, so I didn't have a chance to get around to Aku no Hana. So yeah, a double post this time.  …I had no idea that the Aku no Hana manga was ...

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A hapless criminal attempted to rob a convenience store in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, by threatening the clerk with a knife, but he was unprepared for the response he received. The story trended online as netizens admired the clerk's attitude ...

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NIS America is selling Time and Eternity in a limited edition package on their online store. This includes the PlayStation 3 game, a Double Vision poster (pictured right), the Timeless Love soundtrack, and a hardcover art book for $64.

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