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April 5, 2014, 7:30 AM
Crunchyroll Scott Green

 Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novels feature interesting explorations of of point of views, of relationships between people as well as between virtual and fictional and real worlds.   Hirose Masahiro seems to think so, with the books now...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior' For Spring 2014 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge April 4, 2014 at 03:26 PM The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior Crunchyroll has a new simulcast acquisi...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The latest trailer for the upcoming Japanese martial arts film High Kick Angels is now online. One of the stars of the film, 17-year-old Kanon Miyahara actually won the 7th All Japan Boys' and Girls' Karatedo Championships in 2007.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

North American publisher Viz Media confirmed via ANN that they will digitally publish the Dragon Ball bonus chapter, which features Goku's mother, Gine. The bonus chapter entitled "Dragon Ball Minus: The Child Released from Fate" will be published...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Shonen Hollywood' Anime Adds More Cast Announcements Posted by Chris Beveridge April 4, 2014 at 10:02 AM Shonen Hollywood While we learned earlier in march that the light novel series Shonen Hollywood was moving on to an anime adaptation as well,...

Siliconera Ishaan

A new Nintendo Direct presentation will be streamed on Tuesday, April 8th, focusing exclusively on the new Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo have announced.   Here are the timings for each region:   Nintendo Direct U.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Nintendo posted the latest trailer for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The new trailer features new items and of course, new courses! Some of the new and revamped courses are: Sweet, Sweet Canyon, Rainbow Road, and Toad's Turnpike.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

I guess this truly means there is a Facebook page for everything? To mark the publication of photo book Hamuketsu (ハムケツ) or "Hamster Butts," a Facebook page was launched for folks to upload photos of their own furry friends' backsides for a cheeky...

November 14 last year, Shuukan Bunshun discovered that a Johnny's talent punched a certain Ms. A (20s) in the face on the Saikyo line platform of the JR Ikebukuro station. The woman was badly wounded from this incident and required surgery.

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Another show announcement from Crunchyroll for Spring 2014 to wrap things up for today, as the service adds The World is Still Beautiful to its Spring simulcast lineup. Based off of the manga Soreseka by Dai Shiina, The World is Still Beautiful is...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Atlus is taking a break from Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth character trailers to focus on the Etrian Odyssey-style battle system. After a bit of dungeon-crawling, you can see a battle play out in the clip below.

Japanator Elliot Gay

After weeks of character trailers, Atlus is finally ready to start hitting the internet with full on gameplay trailers for their upcoming RPG, Persona Q. This first one shows off some of the game's Etrian Odyssey-like dungeon exploration and comba...

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Type Moon's Fate/ Stay Night sequel known as Fate/hollow ataraxia is finally being ported to the PlayStation Vita, and now, new information has revealed that the classic Japanese visual novel will have a few new features added, including a cute ne...

Impression Back when we compiled the Spring Preview, we could only find a short tagline for selector infected WIXOSS, with only a promise that it would be a dark and harrowing show with the esteemed Okada Mari on board.

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Boys' Love or B. L. or Yaoi has already become a thriving part of Japan's otaku subculture thanks to the rise of the fujoshis (literally means rotten girl) who have been increasing in population, especially in events like the Animate Girls' Festiv...

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Crunchyroll keeps the Spring season acquisition train going with the latest acquisition in La corda d’oro -Blue Sky-, which is adapted from the third visual novel game in the series. La corda d’oro -Blue Sky- focuses on main character ...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Morning Musume '14 and S/mileage in the musical Lilium Sayashi Riho (Morning Musume '14) and Wada Ayaka (S/mileage) will be starring in the musical Lilium (リリウム 少女純潔歌劇). Morning Musume '14 (Oda Sakura, Kudo Haruka, Ishida Ayumi, Fukumura Mizuka, S...

Visual Kei band Jackman, now a three-member band, revealed details on its new single "Shintou Humanism".

P. A. Works (Nagi no Asukara) released a new trailer for their summer anime Glasslip. The anime is being directed by Junji Nishimura (True Tears), and will premier in July, 2014. The original anime is about Tohko Fukami, a 17 year old girl who mov...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

LogoTV, the lifestyle channel targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender demographics, is holding a "Gayest Cartoon Tournament. " Sailor Moon characters Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus and her partner Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune have successful...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

FUNimation has announced that the new Fairy Tail anime has joined their spring simulcast lineup. A confirmed date for its premiere will be announced soon. Its Japanese launch is on April 5th.   synopsis: The most powerful wizards in the Fiore King...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

There’s much more to Crunchyroll’s new offering for Spring 2014 besides anime. Take for example S. D. B. National Police Agency Special Defense Bureau, a new J-Drama based on the manga by Hidebu Takahashi.

Jinx! NovaJinx

These Yoppiis. Okay, time to be serious for a change. Gin no Saji S2 THIS. Gin no Saji continues on the tried and true track of solidly written slice of life backed by overall decent production. A-1 does something right for a change.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After a series of short spots, King Records has posted the 30-second TV ad for Knights of Sidonia, the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's sci-fi manga, set to run on Japanese TV in the spring, then stream internationally on Netflix in the summer.

Siliconera Spencer

NIS America is boldly going where few publishers go by localizing an idol simulation game. Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection has players manage the CPUs from the Neptunia series as they battle the popular idol group MOB-48 (ha!

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A Japanese city has abolished school milk for polluting the glorious culinary culture of Japan, saying it "destroys Japanese culinary culture" and "doesn't go well with rice. " The mayor of the Niigata prefecture city of Sanjo acted in response to...

First Impressions - Maijin Bone In the annals of anime fandom, no words so often unjustly doom a series as "That's a kid's show, right? " Spring is finally here with the first official LIA premiere of the season (unless you count the Anime Japan M...

SeventhStyle Seven

It's unsurprising yet still plenty awful, the monster mayhem rubbish Shingeki no Kyojin is confirmed to receive a film in theaters, two of them in fact – with the first airing later this year, winter of 2014.

How could Nagi no Asukara have possibly finished with an episode that was anything but a mixed bag? So, there are two thoughts running through my mind as I reflect on this series. Sucks to be Kaname, huh?

Tsubasa Honda (GTO, Andō-Roid ~A. I. knows Love? ) and Masahiro Higashide (Amachan, Gochisōsan) will star in the live-action film of Io Sakisaka's shōjo manga Ao Haru Ride. Honda personally wanted to look more like the story's heroine Futaba, so s...

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