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January 3, 2014, 1:30 PM
Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Winter 2014 is shaping up to be another banner season of anime at Crunchyroll as Strange+, based on the comedy manga by Mikawa Verno is set to begin streaming soon Strange+ is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 9, at 9:30a.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note's Light Yagami) recently played a hunted child murderer in Takashi Miike's 2013 Shield of Straw. He's back for another killer in summer 2014 in the role of the horribly burned political assassin/revolutionary villain S...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Ghibli giant Hayao Miyazaki has – to the surprise of nobody it seems – retracted his latest promise to retire, making it the 7th time he has vowed to quit only to think better of it. The withdrawal, made in a radio broadcast on New Year's Eve, mar...

SGCafe spartanchef

Wooden wishing plaques or Ema are a New Year's day staple in Japan. They are a shinto custom and can be found in every Shinto shrine in the country. With the new year already upon us, fans flocked to shrines and posted pictures of various emas.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Jan. 02. 2014UPUPGIRLS(KARI), who is belongs to TOWER RECORD's idol specified label "T-Palette Records", will be releasing their 2nd album titled "Second Album (KARI)" on February 19. It was surprisingly announced during their New Year's Day conce...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Brace yourself! Crunchyroll is set to unleash a series of new streaming announcements today and the fun begins with Engaged to the Unidentified (Japanese title: Mikakunin de Shinkokei), based on the manga by Cherry Arai.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Yukito Kishiro Announces 'The Martian War Chronicles' Manga Posted by Chris Beveridge January 2, 2014 at 03:00 PM Battle Angel Alita The Last Order Omnibus 1 With Battle Angel Alita: Last Order ending in Evening magazine at the end of January, Yuk...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Five Ways To Be A Happier Anime Fan In 2014 (And To Make Your Friends Happier Too) Posted by Chris Beveridge January 1, 2014 at 07:00 PM It isn't always easy being an anime fan – or any particular kind of entertainment fan that has a large enough ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touka Takei's popular love comedy light novel series Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, Gaworare for short, has posted the first promotional video featuring the narration by voice actress Ibuk...

Samuel Darmento

As 2013 leaves, our mother earth keeps spinning as usual and we celebrates the beginning of yet an another year in Roman calendar. It's 2014, and people said it's time to make a new resolution, roll up your sleeves, and aim for your goal.

Siliconera Ishaan

Bravely Default is getting a demo in North America today via the Nintendo eShop.   The demo will allow players to explore the village of Norende and help restore it. The content in the demo is apparently not available in the full game.

Sword Art Online II, announced on Tuesday (31 December 2013) during the premier of Sword Art Online: Extra Edition, will air sometime this year (2014, duh! ). The franchise's website also has been updated to reflect this new development, which the...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 Back at 2012's international TV and entertainment trade show MIPCOM, Toei talked up for a new launch of popular fight series Saint Seiya, with Toei Animation chairman Kozo Morishita is promising a "top-level budget" CGI 3D movie.

Siliconera Ishaan

Udon are localizing a series of artbooks for Fate/Stay Night, the first of these being Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material. This first volume will be available in June 2014.   Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material will feature il...

It's returning! The Fairy Tail anime is set to return with another season, with pretty much a fresh start for most things! And it is set to return in April 2014! The director himself, Shinji Ishihira, mentioned that there will be a change in staff...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is set to act as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but according to Hideo Kojima, the latter dwarfs the former quite a bit. While discussing the pair of games on Twitter, Kojima said Phantom Pain...

SGCafe spartanchef

New Year may be the biggest holiday in Japan with everyone resting or visiting their relatives in the provinces or other cities. It is also the time for greetings and well wishing which everyone does, including well known manga artists/authors and...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

One of the more superficial surprises about Samurai Flamenco is that the the anime has some arts and crafts-y people on staff. After previously tweeting a Mari yarn doll, they shared a perler bead New Year's greeting.

Miss Moonlight

Team K captain Oshima Yuko has announced that she will graduate from AKB48. The announcement was made during the 64th Kouhaku Utagassen on December 31st. In between two songs of AKB48's performance, Yuko stepped forward and announced her graduatio...

sayonara ponytail, the "mysterious" 12-member Japanese pop group, will contribute the song "Shin Sekai Kōkyōgaku" (New World Symphony) as the new ending theme song for the Kill la Kill television anime.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sword Art Online II The reveal of a new series set for 2014 for Sword Art Online II definitely had some good reaction to it and Aniplex USA followed it up with an official promo for it, which you can see below, that largely mirrors what was at the...

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