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April 28, 2014, 7:30 AM
April 28, 2014, 7:30 AM

Among the "only in Japan" Hello Kitty items, probably the most specific possible are the traditional lucky charms. Photographed here are several hagoita, rectangular wooden paddles usually sold around the New Year as good luck charms.

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Director Munehisa Sakai and original editor Fumio Osano were on hand at this weekend's Nico Nico Choukaigi for the introduction of the main voice actresses in the upcoming Sailor Moon Crystal anime.     Kotono Mitsuishi (also known as Evangelion's...

RocketNews24 KK Miller

How far would you go to be the epitome of cool at your high school? Growing up, you had to have all the right accessories, slap bracelets, JanSport backpacks, and Gap sweatshirts to be "in". You would think the days of bright colors and zany patte...

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 With the adventures of Eren and company airing on Saturday nights on Toonami, beginning May 3, 2014, then hitting North American on June 3rd, FUNimation has posted a look at the Attack on Titan Toonami trailer.

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A "super important" Persona announcement will be made on May 2nd, Atlus said on Sunday. (Thanks, Anime News Network)   On May 2nd, Atlus will hold a live stream session titled "Dark Hour TV ~Persona Hour" as part of the promotional campaign for Pe...

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Toy maker Takara Tomy revealed via print ads an image of Optimus Prime in EVA-01 of Neon Genesis Evangelion's color scheme. The ad features a "story" of this special Optimus Prime. The Angels are invading.

Japanator Jeff Chuang

At this weekend's Nico Nico Chokaigi 3 convention, the new cast for the new Sailor Moon anime, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal, is announced. More importantly, it's getting a release date of July 5th.

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The manga character Crayon Shin-chan is known for his outlandish comments and risque behavior (for a 5-year-old anyway), so it's no surprise that when a branded pudding kit was released for him, a pair of buns was included as one of the molds.

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Tweet Pin It Ayako Nakanomori is back in the spotlight with her first solo single after the disbandment of pop-rock group Nakanomori Band. Nakanomori's [中ノ森文子] Get the Glory music video was unleashed on FlyingDog's official YouTube channel ahead o...

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Good news for Sailormoon fans, the 20th Anniversary Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon Memorial Tribute Album will get a series of vinyl record releases. . .

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Publisher MF Bunko J has mentioned "new projects" involving Hidan no Aria to be revealed later this year during their annual summit – opening room for anime sequel announcement, if not merely novel spin-offs.

Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for April 13th - 19th *1. Naruto Vol. 65 *2. Fairy Tail Vol. 37 *3. Sword Art Online: Aincrad *4. Deadman Wonderland Vol. 2 *5. Attack on Titan Vol. 1 *6. Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki *7.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Rail Wars' Anime Adaptation Staff Detailed Posted by Chris Beveridge April 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM Rail Wars! Japanese Nation Railways Security Force While we got the first promotional video for the anime adaptation earlier today for the summer 2014...

Selective Hearing's News Roundup Greg April 27th, 2014 NEWS Nogizaka46's Ikuta Erika has announced that she will not be participating in the group's new single, as well as activities accompanying the new release.

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The studio responsible for IS: Infinite Stratos and Walkure Romanze has announced that they are producing the anime adaptation of the famous dating sim The Fruit of Grisaia. The Fruit of Grisaia was first slated for an anime adaptation last March,...

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Cho ToQ-Oh finally makes his debut this May on Ressha Sentai ToQGer! But aside from that, our heroes will finally meet Shadow's Emperor of Darkness. Cho ToQ-Oh is formed thanks to two giant robots, the ToQ-Oh (composed of 5 trains) and the Diesel-...

Captain Earth - 04 I suppose understanding what was going on for two straight weeks in a BONES sci-fi original was a non-starter. . . One of the most frustrating yet enticing things about BONES projects like Captain Earth is the constant struggle ...

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Which voice actors would sound good in a battle against giant, mutated cockroaches? Lidenfilms, the studio animating Terra Fromars, picked Tomokazu Sugita, Mizuki Nana, and nine other big names. Terra Formars is based on a manga written by Yuu Sas...

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Here's the preview of Kamen Rider Gaim's 28th episode entitled "The Betrayal of Zangetsu". Ryouma transforms into Kamen Rider Duke for the 3rd time. Takatora reports to Ryoma, Sid, and Yoko that Kouta will be working for them in hunting down the O...

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Here's the preview of Ressha Sentai ToQGer's 11th episode entitled "Emperor of Darkness". As the episode title suggest, our heroes will finally meet Shadow's Emperor! While the ToQGers enjoy a day out at an amusement park, Right meets a young man ...

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Apr26 I didn't batteru one this episode…   Wow. I really wish this episode didn't end on a cliffhanger, as I so wanted anyone to try Iona or Akira out in battle. ————————————————– Dirty Underhanded Tactics Don't mind me, just spawn site camping Io...

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Upcoming mixed media Cardfight! ! Vanguard movie will have both live action and anime parts and it will star Japanese Singer-songwriter DAIGO for the live action part of the movie. Now, the upcoming movie's official website has begun streaming a n...

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Attack on Wallet continues! Get used to this, folks. I have a ton of Attack on Titan stuff on preorder and my obsession isn't stopping soon. This month I'm covering Max Factory's Figma release of Mikasa Ackerman!

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Namco Bandai has revealed the newest trailer for their upcoming PS3 RPG Tales of Zestiria at Nico Nico Chokaigi 3, giving us a look at the story and characters. Tales of Zestiria takes place in a world of humans and the "Heavenly Tribe", mysteriou...

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The Arashi members started off talking about the guests right away in this episode of VS Arashi (VS 嵐). The guest team this time is a prefecture team from Miyagi, but the key is a deep rivalry between Aiba-kun and one of the guest team's members.

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The Irregular at Magic High School Episode 4 And so we continue to get more introductory material. What They Say: Episode 04: "Enrollment Part IV" Mibu meets with Tatsuya at a cafe. She thanks him for defusing the brawl between her and Kirihara pe...

Japan 2014: Countdown to The 2-Shot Bonanza Greg April 26th, 2014 It is about a month before the 2014 Japan trip and unlike previous excursions it is every man for him self. The usual suspects from Selective Hearing and New School Kaidan are arriv...

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