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July 1, 2014, 8:30 PM

This year's 15th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine is announcing on Saturday that a television anime adaptation of Mizuho Kusanagi's shōjo manga Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn or "The girl standing in the blush of dawn") has been gre...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Dear Brother While the crowdfunders like myself just got in our copies of Dear Brother late last week and into this week, Anime Sols is setting the show for release through its retail partner Right Stuf.

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As the natural culmination to a brilliant social media move by Nature Valley to endear themselves to anime fans, attendees of Anime Expo will be able to sink their teeth into some granola bars come next weekend.

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With Sword Art Online II making its worldwide premiere very soon, the anime's official website has announced the first batch of winners for their Sword Art Online Awards, which asked fans online about their favorites from the series.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While a lot of anime character birth dates come from supplementary material, Sailor Moon helpfully declares hers in the series itself. And, of course, the June 30th birthday is shared by Chibi Usa. With her promised 20th anniversary anime series f...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Assassination Classroom' Anime Reveals First Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge June 30, 2014 at 11:27 PM Assassination Classroom While a TV series announcement wasn't a surprise last week for manga series Assassination Classroom from Yusei Mat...

A stage play adaptation of Miho Obana's shōjo manga Kodocha - Sana's Stage (Kodomo no Omocha) has been green-lit. Nelke Planning will open the production next summer to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Shueisha's Ribon magazine Akitaro Daichi, th...

SeventhStyle Seven

Here when it seemed KyoAni has given up moeblob, it turns out no, they're just into movies now – Kyoukai no Kanata is confirmed a film to premiere in 2015, a sequel hoping to continue a story that never existed.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Crunchyroll continues a new slew of summer season announcements today, and the first title of the day to issue forth is SHONEN HOLLYWOOD -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-, an idol anime from studio ZEXCS. SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49- is set to b...

Prosecutors have revealed that 2NE1's Park Bom was caught smuggling illegal drugs into South Korea.

Series revolves around a young man who participates in a falconry competition Akira Himekawa (a pen name used by duo A. Honda and S. Nagano) announced on their blog on June 19 that Gainax will develop an anime based their Arabic-language graphic n...

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Nissin's popular instant ramen brand Cup Noodle has gathered international attention (who doesn't love wacky Japanese commercials? ), with its latest commercial featuring Japanese idol fans as "Moden-day samurai".

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The Japanese official site for the upcoming TV anime Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- is today updated with a new key visual featuring the five members of the boys idol group Shonen Hollywood on the stage: Kakeru Kazami (CV: Ryota Ousaka), Ki...

Siliconera Ishaan

The Pokémon Company will kick off a live orchestral concert series, titled Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, starting on August 15th, 2014. The concert will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Prior to the special screening of the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal which the first 4 minutes have been recorded via a camera phone and can be seen below, the cast were introduced: Queen Beryl will be voiced by Misa Watanabe (One Piece's Ne...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the 3rd TV ad for the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaim and Ressha Sentai ToQGer summer movies. Both films will premiere on July 19th. The ad for the Kamen Rider Gaim the Movie: Soccer Great Battle! Golden Fruit Cup!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The U. S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki and producer/Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, to join the organization.

Ever popular virtual idol Hatsune Miku has received another spectacular 13cm Figma by Max Factory, this time bearing her relatively skimpy Racing Miku design from last year as well as a hot new ride – Miku fans can play with her this October.

Within a Flash of Lightning Lightning Sabre

On the last Friday of June, I was able to visit Chun, the local owner of a brand spanking new Smart Doll Mirai ^_^ These days I have a bad habit of going somewhere not empty handed. If I do, I feel so empty and naked, lol.

Siliconera Ishaan

The next Yakuza game is currently in development, this week's issue of Famitsu magazine reveals. (Thanks, Game Jouhou)   A tease on Famitsu's website indicates that this week's issue of the magazine features an interview with supervisor Toshihiro ...

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara - 13 (End) and Series Review The most surprising series of Spring 2014 ends pretty much as expected, but that's not a problem for me. Gaworare has been an odd series right from the start, and in the final analysis quite...

Episode 10 「正しい国」 (Tadashī Kuni) "A Proper Country" It's always nice to see a romance get to the point where it's obvious to the couple that their feelings are evolving, but not many stories manage to pull it off as naturally as Soreseka does.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of popular social network game The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls has been posting different versions of key visuals monthly. Following last month's "Cute" version, it has posted a "Cool" version...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Freedom Wars was recently released in Japan, and the next stop for the PS Vita action game is the west. It'll be arriving in North America sometime this year, and the PlayStation Blog is getting ready with a new English story trailer and a message...

Trends in Japan Tokyo Cheapo

Written by: Tokyo Cheapo on July 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments This article by Frances Maeda first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Sumida River Fireworks Festival. Pic by Tokyo Times, used under a Creative Commons licence.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Square Enix has another smartphone adventure for Final Fantasy on the way, with the announcement of Final Fantasy: Artniks Dive. Players will be able to explore large maps and dungeons with a party comprised of a variety of jobs when Artniks Dive ...

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

IT'S TIME. SAILOR MOON. GARY STU. MORE ORIGINALS. Summer 2014 Anime (PREVIEW) Alright, I'll be honest. Spring was a bit disappointing. Sure, the MAHOUKA NO TATSUYA STU MIYUKI SUE WINCEST GOODNESS is good and all, but I was hoping for a few more sh...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello again everyone! My name is Chan-shuu from GSC's planning team , and I will once again be taking over the blog for Kahotan as she is currently away overseas for an event! I imagine she should have landed by now!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 brings some features to Nintendo 3DS that weren't in the original arcade game on which the portable series is based. In addition to a new Ultimate Universe mode, players will be able to play through all 21 ch...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Australian Atelier fans seem to have been enjoying all the sexual violence on offer in notoriously depraved adults-only RPG Atelier Rorona Plus, now on sale wherever such filth can escape the censors… That the R18+ rating somehow stuck and now put...

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