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December 4, 2013, 9:30 AM
December 4, 2013, 9:30 AM
RocketNews24 Rachel Tackett

The central police station in Nagano Prefecture is revamping its image by introducing a new pair of mascot characters. But unlike the jiggling yellow blobs and big-headed animal abstractions that we're used to seeing, these two image characters ar...

Tomino compares series to pornography, calling it "grotesque. " 72-year-old Yoshiyuki Tomino, the outspoken creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, revealed in his online magazine "Tomino Ryū no Tomino" that he is not a fan of Hajime Isayama'...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

The sight of AKB48 girls cosplaying magical puellae at their latest handshaking event has been exciting fans of both, and eliciting plenty of vengeful comments from Madoka fans. AKB48's Amina Sato, SKE48's Mai Takeuchi, NMB48's Momoka Kinoshita an...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Ah, the credit card. For better or worse, it's practically essential to modern living, especially in the developed world. And with that ubiquity comes the natural tendency for less-than-savory types to try and get away with all manner of nefarious...

Siliconera Spencer

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva developer Dingo is making a Persona rhythm game for PlayStation Vita. Persona 4: Dancing All Night picks up after the events in Persona 4. Rise Kujikawa leaves Inaba and goes back to becoming an idol.

Riken Harima Branch's SPring-8 Angstrom Compact Free Electron Laser (SACLA) research center began streaming the "Mirai Koshi: Harima SACLA" anime short on Monday promoting the center's X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) device, which makes it possib...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Samurai Flamenco will be continuing into the winter anime season, at which point it will be joined by the second part of Silver Spoon in the Noitamina line-up. So, rather than preparing to wind out, the anime series will be expanding its cast.

Siliconera Sato

In addition to producer Naoki Yoshida's recent talks on upcoming changes to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the adventurers of Eorzea will be welcoming new faces when the game officially launches on PlayStation 4 in April 2014.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Kantai Collection's flagship FamilyMart store has made quite a splash on launch – putting even most anime stores to shame with the intensity of its livery and the profusion of goods on display. According to the FamilyMart website, the wrapping cam...

Fire Emblem: Awakening, $15 At Best Buy Wow, this is a killer deal. Fire Emblem: Awakening is only $15 at Best Buy right now if you purchase it online. I don't think I've seen this title at a lower price.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is confirmed that the 2nd season of the TV anime adaptation of Shiro's Yama no Susume/Encouragement of Climb manga is in the works. It was announced yesterday at the Yama no Susume Fan Event in Hanno-city, Saitama Prefecture, where the story of...

One Piece and Attack on Titan took over all the spots in the top 15. One Piece held the top four spots, and last year's One Piece volume 68 still ranked #38. All 11 volumes of Attack on Titan ranked in the top 15, and each book sold over 1.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following a recap/bridge movie this fall, Kyoto Animation's delusional relationship comedy returns in January with Chu-2 Byo demo Koi ga shitai Ren.  The first two episodes have been listed on Animax, and along with the post, logo, visual and plot...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official web site which is renewal opened today for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sport manga Haikyu! ! posted a new key visual featuring the members of Karasuno High School's Volleyball Club.

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Kodansha streamed a preview of the Attack on Titan drama CD, which is bundled with the January issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. This issue will ship in Japan on December 9. The audio drama entitled "Squad Leader VS.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The newest theatrical anime from Studio Ghibli, Kaguya Hime no Monogatari, opened just over a week ago. While we came away impressed, the movie-going public at large hasn't been coming out in the numbers expected for a release by the legendary ani...

Impression While Aladdin went through a fair bit of suffering as well, I think Alibaba's ended up with the short end of the stick. Being treated by a street beggar after losing all your money is pretty pitiful after all – and why on earth did the ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Nintendo are releasing a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle pre-installed with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in time for the holiday season, the publisher announced this morning.   Starting today, a special silver-coloured 3DS with a Mario & Luigi design will be ...


  If you've been around anime for a while, you know that Star Blazers was a big, highly influential show back in the day. The reboot, originally called Yamato 2199, took its sweet time coming our way. There's good news, though; Star Blazers 2199 w...

Siliconera Ishaan
Crunchyroll Scott Green

In some sort of weird Frog Prince scenario, Eleking, a lake monster that caused problems in at least seven diffent Ultraman franchise entries, has been selected to be the subject of Plex's figure Ultra Kaiji Personification Project release.

Pop Up Funk - A Stylish Pop-up Book For Grownups Pop Up Funk is a collaboration between comic artist Jim Mahfood a. k. a. Food One and designer Rosston Meyer featuring pop-up versions of Mahfood's well-known works as well as all new pieces created...

The Fandom Post Kory Cerjak

Ace Of The Diamond Episode 9 Eijun's got a lot to learn, but he's finally starting to hit the books. What They Say: After learning the truth about Chris, Sawamura follows him around to get him to teach Sawamura baseball.


DIV will be releasing their cover single, "Mousou Nikki", on December 11. This is a part of SID's 10-year anniversary project in which 10 groups of artists would each create a cover of the aforementioned song.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Construction contractor Taisei have been chronicling their work over the years with animated promos by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days). The latest of these features their role building Sri Lanka's So...

This week's lone featured release comes from Hello! Project's Juice=Juice.   Juice=Juice – "Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimeteyo / Hajimete Wo Keikenchuu" Juice=Juice stand as the last bastion of hope in what is a particularly slow week in the idol rele...

JEFusion GekiDan

To be featured in this year's crossover film, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku MOVIE Battle, is the Legend Rider Lock. . .

JEFusion GekiDan

Toonami had released the second teaser for the new anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop) at animation studio. . .

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