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January 4, 2014, 12:00 AM
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If you've ever experienced a soak in a hot outdoor spring, or rotenburo, in the middle of the snow, you'll know the incredible sensation of extreme cold and heat on your body is an experience that's hard to beat.

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.

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.

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...

Welcome to the newly redesigned New School Kaidan website! Blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into this rebuild process and we're happy to show you the fruits of our labors. If you spot any bugs, do let us know!

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

Crunchyroll Adds 'Strange+' For Winter 2014 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 2, 2014 at 02:12 PM Thursday's continue to be one of the big days for new anime series to broadcast and the latest one to be added to the list that Crunchyr...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tweet Pin It Sources confirm that former Morning Musume member Aika Mitsui has plans to take a hiatus from show business to study English abroad. Mitsui has shown interest in the English language for a while and was reported as sharing "I wanted t...

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.

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...

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 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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Bones has a big 2014 coming up. In addition to the likes of Space Dandy, Soul Eater Not! mecha series Captain Earth, Noragami, Coffin Princess Chaika, the studio will be celebrating its 15 anniversary.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Actor Joe Odagiri (Kamen Rider Kuuga, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade) stars in TV Tokyo's live-action adaptation of the live-action TV series adaptation of Reverse Edge: Ōkawabata Detective Agency. Based on Yuuhou Hijikata (an alias of Caribu Marley) ...

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...

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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