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June 22, 2013, 1:30 PM

Between an anime series that found an audience and a PlayStation 3 game out next week, Koushi Tachibana's Date a Live got adapted into a nice little multi-media franchise this spring. And, that ball is going to keep rolling.

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Born and raised in Singapore, 31-year-old Kathy Xu had been a secondary school teacher all her adult life, including a brief stint in Japan in 2009. Despite her love of teaching, Kathy recently made the bold decision to dedicate herself full-time ...

Otakon announced on Thursday that prolific voice actor and singer Tomokazu Seki will attend the August convention in Maryland as a Guest of Honor. Among his many credits, Seki voiced Touya Kinomoto in Card Captor Sakura, Hiromu Shinbo in Chobits, ...

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Only one day after it was announced, the official website of Walkure Romanze has announced the staff and cast of the anime, featuring The Idolm@ster's Eriko Nakamura as one of the beautiful knights. Walkure Romanze is based on an adult dating sim ...

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DekaRed Transforms into Kamen Rider Mage The actor, Ryuji Sainei, who previously portrayed Banban Akaza, aka DekaRed, will be featured in Kamen Rider Wizard's summer movie, In Magic Land. Magic Land is protected by the Imperial Guards, and Ryuji S...

Takara Tomy's official YouTube channel posted a 57 seconds commercial for its new OVA series Sanjougattai Transformers Go! on June 21. The trailer introduces the Swordbot Samurai Team; Kenzan, Jinbu, Ganoh, showing off their transformations sequen...

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An often used device in explaining how crowded major Japanese cities are is to point out that the country has roughly half the population of the U. S. crammed into an area about the same size as California.

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Finally! The official website for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled has streamed a trailer for the second episode in the four-part OVA series. However, with this good news comes some bad – the second episode will be delayed again.

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As the summer edition of Wonder Festival 2013 (or Wonfest for short) is almost upon us, Good Smile Company is giving us a good look at what to expect. Each product will be on sale at the GSC booth during Wonfest this July.

BORN's Spiral Lie PV is being blamed as the cause of a rejuvenation of an eyeball licking trend known as 'worming' or by the scientific term, oculolinctus and the reason why many Japanese students are suddenly showing up with eye patches to cover ...

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Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U won't feature cross-platform multiplayer, but the games will be able to connect to one another—specifically, you'll be able to customize characters in the 3DS game and transfer them to the Wii U.

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°C-ute – Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma °C-ute's 22nd single Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma (悲しき雨降り / アダムとイブのジレンマ) will be released on July 10. It is a double A-side single. The coupling song is different depending on the v...

This summer's go-to anime for bishonen is Brothers Conflict, the adaptation of a light novel/otome game franchise concerning a girl living with about a dozen step brothers thanks to her father's remarriage.

Menma is back! As a statue, that is. The Anohana Project official Twitter account posted progress photos of the close to life-sized Honma "Menma" Meiko statue supervised by the character designer, Tanaka Masayoshi.

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Tokyo Sports reported that a live-action movie adaptation based on Lupin III called "Lupin III: Famous Detective vs. Lupin" will begin filming in early autumn and is planned for a March 2014 release. The movie will star Shun Oguri (Detective Conan...

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Ikimonogakari is getting ready to release their 26th single "Egao" – jacket covers, full track list, and bonus details are official. The new single has tie-in as the theme song for new anime movie "Pokemon Best Wish – Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtw...

Ecchi fighting manga Maken-Ki!  was previously adapted into a 2011 anime series by AIC, but the upcoming OAD, shipping with the September release of limited edition of the manga's 11th volume, is coming from Xebec with Hiraku Kaneko (Seikon no Qwa...

Kodansha has announced that the 15th collected volume of Kio Shimoku's ongoing Genshiken manga, the sixth collected volume of "Genshiken Nidaime" (Genshiken: Second Season) will be released on December 20 in a limited edition that includes an excl...

Uchoten Kazoku wound up near the bottom of the Biglobe poll on summer anime expectations, but from a creative perspective, it's one of the season's more intriguing projects. PA Works (Tari Tari, Hanasaku Iroha) and Kôji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou S...

DAISUKI. NET, in partnership with Aniplex of America, has announced that it will be streaming modern fantasy anime Monogatari Series Second this summer. The series will premiere on July 6th and Daisuki.

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In Furyu's newest RPG, you give people special powers by kissing them. Exstetra is an RPG for the 3DS and PS Vita coming from Furyu, the developer of Unchained Blades. The story begins when Tokyo is suddenly fused with an alternate world called Am...

UltraSeven Episode #12 – The Infamous Banned Episode Here's a piece of toku history. This episode was banned due to displaying some after affects from the drop of the A-Bomb in World War II. Back in that era of Japan where people still suffered fr...

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Today's Japan Photo: Residents of Akihabara For Today's Japan Photo, we take an interesting capture of this meido standing in the middle of a zebra crossing and probably handing out leaflets to promote and bring guests to her cafe.

There's some good news and bad news about the next Saint Seiya fighting game. On one hand, Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is getting a release in English! However, like previous games it will be skipping North America when it makes its way to Japan, ...

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Bluefin had announced the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Tyranno Ranger (Armored Ver) in Japan this November as a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive. It. . .

For a lot of us overseas idol fans, we patiently await which idol guests will be announced for the American anime conventions each year, and this year we've already got a few announced for various cons.

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Tamashii Nations started showing three preview images for the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts KyoryuRed from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. It represents. . .

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Up until now Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant has only been revealed through screenshots which cannot always properly convey everything that developers want to especially when it comes to an updated version of an older game.

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