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July 3, 2013, 8:00 PM
July 3, 2013, 8:00 PM

The official website of JUMP SQ has revealed that actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (Battle Royale, Death Note) will take on the role of Kyoto arc villain Shishio Makoto in the anticipated 2-part sequel of the Rurouni live action adaptation.

In case you thought humans were the dominant species on this planet, some Japanese Twitter users have posted a collection of "cats doing whatever they damn well please in convenience stores" sightings, reminding us that our position at the top of ...

Also: former Takarazuka actresses, male-clothing female model cast as Dark Kingdom The upcoming revival of the Sailor Moon stage musical unveiled its five Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen in costume on Wednesday.

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Lightning Cosplays as Cloud in Lightining Returns Square Enix has revealed that first copies of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII game will include a costume of Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife, as well as his weapon, the Buster Sword.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

It's been over a year and a half since the release of the K-on! movie. There's no actively running manga. There are no announced plans for new manga or anime. The K-On! Hōkago Rhythm Time arcade is pretty much the latest major bit of fuel for the ...

JEFusion GekiDan

Jump SQ announced that Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note's Light Yagami) had been confirmed to play as the powerful Shishio Makoto in the two upcoming. . .

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For many in Japan, English is a hard language. Most textbooks are dull. Not this one. Titled English Words That Don't Appear on Tests (試験に出ない英単語), the book is packed with ridiculous words, phrases, sentences, and photos that will never help you on...

Kahotan's Blog gscmikatan

I've been wondering about this for awhile now… (=゚ω゚=) Where did this Ulti-Madoka come from? ! She's listed on both the Hobby Japan website and the Good Smile Website… and according to both she's going to be included as an extra to a magazine!

Siliconera Spencer

Lightning always felt like Cloud 2. 0 and since we're at the end of Lightning's saga Square Enix finally made a Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XIII crossover. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a Cloud Strife costume – Buster Sword inc...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

5pb posted a short version promotional video for nao's "Dimension tripper! ! ! ! " on its official YouTube channel today. The ex-fripSide vocalist's 5th solo single is featured as the OP song for a 2013 Summer TV anime Chou Jigen Game Neptune The ...

Click here to add note or comment Mouse over photo to load notes or add comment Are you ready for Anime Expo 2013? I'm not! The reason is that there is so much going on at AX that one cant possibly be ready for the onslaught of Japanese animation,...

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http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=y9BBWyKWamE Please enjoy the latest advertisement, featuring the anime's opening theme, "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyo Datta" by Sumire Uesaka, also the voice of Rika Yoshitake, the female lead for the new season.

Japanator Elliot Gay

I've been a fan of Tatsuya Fujiwara for quite some time. His super melodramatic performance as Light Yagami in both Death Note films was a blast to watch, and over the past six or so years he's grown a lot as an actor.

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Many of the greatest statues in the art world are made of marble; masterpieces like Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo and of course, Michelangelo's David. What the statue should look like when finished...

「変態王子と記憶の外」 (Hentai Ouji to Kioku no Soto) "The Pervert Prince and Outside the Memories" There was one piece of the puzzle required to make the plot make sense, and we finally got it. The self-sacrificing hero and his memories…I would expect no le...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Go to college, get a job, meet a guy or girl, and…don't get married? A recent survey suggests that almost one-third of Japanese people just can't see the point in tying the knot and settling down. And after you see what some of them have to say ab...

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Siliconera Ishaan

Japanese singer Faylan will be performing music for Arc System Works' upcoming BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma fighting game, as well as for the upcoming anime series, BlazBlue Alter Memory.   Anime News Network reports that Faylan announced the news a...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Hail! Hail! Another new anime announcement has issued forth from the hallowed halls of Crunchyroll today. Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen will begin streaming every Thursday starting on July 4, at 10:00p.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Super Robot Wars Operation Extend' Gets Five Minute Game Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge July 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM Super Robot Wars Extend After some teases previously with shorter promos and some visuals for the upcoming release, Namco Bandai Gam...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Hey now! Here’s another new title announcement from Crunchyroll for the 2013 summer season of anime: studio GAINAX’s latest production Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3 will begin streaming every Monday starti...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Adds New 'Wolf Children' Anime Trailer Posted by Chris Beveridge July 2, 2013 at 01:47 PM Wolf Children Ami And Yuki FUNimation's theatrical roll out of the anime feature Wolf Children continues to do well and there are still several sh...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

It's once again time to have someone turn you upside down, hold you by the ankles, and shake out those Club Nintendo coins, because Nintendo's latest set of rewards is ready to be claimed. This month offers up a solid combination of classics from ...

Arata Kangatari - 12 (End) and Series Review Well, that was a shame, really. It's hard to find too much to say about Arata Kangatari, really, because the whole enterprise speaks more to the potential it left untapped than to anything that appeared...


1/10 Hiro PVC [Beach Queens Ver. ] Wave Corp has commenced preorder for their next scaled figure in the Beach Queen lineup – the gentle and carefree Hiro from the anime series Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb.

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Here are some more images coming from the Kamen Rider Wizard In Magic Land movie, which features more Kamen Rider Sorcerer some images of Kamen Rider Mage. The new pictures features some key fight scenes from the movie as well as a better shot of ...

GALEYD Sad news, though some voices already rose that it was an expected step. GALEYD's guitarist Meku is leaving the Band for musical differences. I's still a sad fact for all of us who liked their music.

Watch This Girl Build Her Own Prosthetic Leg Out Of LEGO Pieces It's awesome watching this girl scavenge for all the right pieces (a feeling I'm sure we're all familiar with), and become  increasingly delighted at her progress.

Pure Idol Heart Serenyty

[This article is cross-posted from Idolminded. With the indie idol group preparing for their American debut at Anime Expo, Serenyty was tasked with finding out more about Starmarie. Here she shares what she's learned.

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