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March 13, 2014, 11:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If we go by the traditional standard metrics by which cosplay is judged, you might say this cosplay isn't very good. That it's bad. Or even terrible. But those standards don't matter. This is totally wonderful, incredibly creative, and utterly bri...

AKB48 WrapUp kevinMario

This article was published on Shukan Bunshun's website on 2014/03/12 18:00. NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki's sleepover with a handsome guy, Kobayashi Yoshinori is depressedSOURCE NMB48 -widely known as AKB group's "Kansai Branch"- member, who also acts as ...

posted on 2014-03-12 19:30 EDT Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 One Piece 73 2,075,407 2,076,189 2014/03 Shueisha Eiichiro Oda 1 1 2 Naruto 68 741,593 742,232 2014/03 Shueis...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Sometimes when life gets you down, you just want to get away. Run, bike, drive; whatever it takes to get out of the current situation and into a happier state. That's exactly how one middle-aged man from Chiba Prefecture was feeling when he decide...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As yomimaid-san reported, four-member Japanese rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN collaborates with the most popular vocaloid character Hatsune Miku for the alternative version of their latest single "ray," the leading track of their 7th album "RAY" (capit...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially revealed today on March 13 that 17-year-old Ayaka Sasaki (nicknamed as Aarin), a member of the female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, voices Saori Kido/Athena, the main heroine of the upcoming full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANC...

It will be announced in upcoming sixth issue of the magazine Young Animal that the manga Berserk will resume serialization. The next chapter will be published in the magazine's 8th issue, out on April 11, 2014.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

GKIDS announced that they have licensed Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) The Tale of The Princess Kaguya for North American release.  The film will be released in the U.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix designer, director, and creative producer Tetsuya Nomura is known for designing characters in the Final Fantasy series and also as the man behind the Kingdom Hearts series. Not much is known about the man himself, though.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret officially announced today on March 13 in its April 2014 issue that a live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride shoujo manga is set for December 2014 release in Japan.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Runa Akiyama, voice actress on anime shows such Ninja Hattori-Kun (Yumeko), Anpanman (Milk Boya), Vifam's Pench and Oz's Jinjur, passes away. . .

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Even the tame service of classic kiddy anime Doraemon is now being subjected to random glare, with the latest proving that the assurances of the Tokyo government that "Shizuka's scenes will not be subject to the ban" were hollow after all.

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Magi ~ Sinbad no Bouken TV Ad Posted by pKjd on Mar 12, 2014 @ 9:12 am 12 Mar 「Magi ~ Sinbad no Bouken」 is originally a spin-off/prologue manga series that details the early life of Sinbad as a child. An OAD adaptation from A-1 Pictures studios wi...

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Anime stamp makers Itaindou are giving the traditional Japanese seal stamps or inkan a heroic twist with their latest product which feature the heroes of the anime movie, Tiger & Bunny: The Rising. Itaindou is responsible for making official chara...

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Yet another set of DLC's have been announced for Namco Bandai's Mobile Suit rumble known as Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS: Full Boost and they are the Gaia Gundam Andrew Waltfeld Custom, Zeta Gundam Zaku head and the Silver Sumo.

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Valentine's Day may be over but figure makers Wing is most certainly still feeling the Valentine's spirit with their latest figure featuring the lovable guitarist of First Cosmic Velocity, Super Sonico.

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More photos of the Arms Change 11: Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms has surfaced online, which give us shots of the parts of the toy and the like. AC-11: Gaim Kachidoki Arms comes with a new body for Kamen Rider Gaim, the Kachidoki Arms, a headpiec...

BUMP OF CHICKEN has just released 7th original album RAY on March 12th 2014. The album includes title song "ray" and they revealed a full music video for the song featuring vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku.

Bleach 571, 572 – Dreaming of Cookies Filed under Bleach (Manga), Manga by Prooof | 1 Comment The pacing of the last two chapters has been relatively quick. Yachiru finally makes her action debut, and as we suspected she isn't a shabby fighter at ...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Miyazaki Yuka – Greeting ~Miyazaki Yuka~ Miyazaki Yuka (Juice=Juice) will release her 1st solo DVD Greeting ~Miyazaki Yuka~ (~宮崎由加~) in April. This DVD includes various scenes and interviews with the member of Hello!

Question: Why is Japanese anime held to such extremely high standards by international fans? After all, Japan isn't the only country to re-hash an idea; Hollywood is guilty of that sin as well. Answer: Repetition breeds expectation.

Siliconera Spencer

Bandai Namco Games America announced One Piece Unlimited World Red will be released in the West and on even more platforms. In Japan, the game was a Nintendo 3DS exclusive. One Piece Unlimited World Red will be available for Nintendo 3DS and PlayS...

Distribution company GKids announced on Tuesday that it will release Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) this year. The company opened a Facebook page for updates.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the TV anime adaptation of Hajime Segawa's psychic action manga Tokyo ESP launched today, and it announced that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations in this summer, while the main staff and voice cast are st...

Siliconera Spencer

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has light novel characters like Boogiepop from Boogiepop Phantom and Kirito from Sword Art Online. Akira from Virtua Fighter is a boss in the crossover fighting game and Dreamcast, yes the Sega hardware system, may be...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

NIS America has announced that anime relationship dramedy Toradora!  will be released on July 1 across North America with a full English dub on Blu-ray.   Premium and Standard Edition versions will be available simultaneously at online retailers, ...

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi teased a new title with a website that had "t h i Q N L o #" marked on the page. As it turns out, that was actually an anagram for an upcoming PlayStation Vita game, called htoL#NiQ which stands for Hotaru no Nikki or Firefly's Diary, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soul Eater Not! ' Anime Debuts New Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge March 12, 2014 at 04:47 PM Now that we're just down to a month until the April 8th debut of Soul Eater Not! , a new key visual for the series has surfaced.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is confirmed today that 60-year-old actor Ken Matsudaira voices Matsutaro Sakaguchi, the protagonist character of the 2014 April TV anime Abarenbo Rikishi! ! Matsutaro (The bold sumo wrestler Matsutaro).

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Hobby Japan has been handing out some great anime-related merchandise over the years and now, they are giving Hyperdimension Neptunia fans four very special treats with some new 3D mouse pads. Made of Polyester-Polyurethane cloth material, PU Gel ...

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