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July 10, 2014, 9:30 AM
RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

"My name is Kaoru Oshima. I am a boy. I dress as a girl. I don't want to be a girl. But I want to look like a girl. Some people might call me transgender, transvestite, or a cross-dresser, but none of those labels really fit.

Free-to-play app will become unusable after August 28 Bandai Namco Games has posted a notice on iTunes for its Tales of Phantasia English app noting that it will cease distribution of the app on August 28.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Confirming the rumored staff and cast listing, a site has launched for this fall's Trigger produced anime adaptation of Kota Nozomi's love comedy/action series Inou-Battle wa Nichijo-kei no Naka de/INOU-Battle in the Usually Daze.

It was a stimulus-rich concert ever. On July 3rd, 2014, Berryz Kobo and ºC-ute (Berikyu) showed the finest joint concert in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Japan Expo. But, even though they have been idols more than a decade, who could ev...

Siliconera Ishaan

Tales of Zestiria will have a character named Martron, revealed in the latest issue of Japan's Shonen Jump magazine, Anime News Network reports. Martron is a female knight, known as the "Blue Valkyria".


Jul9 Let Justice Be Done, Though the Heavens Fall Aldnoah. Zero is one of those shows that its hype has been charged by name recognition (Urobuchi Gen, Hiroyuki Sawano, etc. ) as much as anything, and as we at Meta have learned in the past – gotta...

This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the Assassination Classroom anime will premiere next January. The anime of Yusei Matsui's manga will run on Fuji TV late night every Friday.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

July 7th is a big day for anime birthdays, with dozens of characters celebrating theirs on the lucky day, including major ones like Monogatari's stationary wielding fan-favorite Hitagi Senjōgahara, Kuroko's Basketball's Shintarō Midorima and recen...

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the anime of Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou's Love Stage! ! boys-love manga. The series will premiere for premium members on Wednesday at 1:45 p.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Set to debut in just a few minutes, Crunchyroll has announced the acquisition of the summer 2014 anime series Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma illya 2wei. The series will stream every Wednesday at 2:15pm ET for premium membe...

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An alleged script for Satria Garuda BIMA-X's 3rd episode has surfaced online, which revealed that a Japanese writer will write said episode. But who is this writer? Upon closer inspection of the image, it credits Riku Sanjou as the writer of the s...

Siliconera Sato

We recently reported that Secret Bases are back in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.  In the remakes, you'll be customize a secret base to make your very own Pokémon Gym, and more. Over in Japan, The Pokémon Company revealed a little ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll is adding another series to its lineup of JDrama simulcasts with the announcement of GTO 2014. The live-action drama kicks off with its first episode on July 8 at 9:00pm Pacific Time for premium members, and free members will be able t...

"Mysterious episode" to feature content not previously shown in anime, manga The One Piece television anime series is getting a two-hour special next month as part of the show's 15th anniversary celebrations.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

While snow cones never really caught on in Japan, the country sure does love shaved ice. It's easy to see why, since every summer brings soaring temperatures and high humidity, and a bowl of shaved ice is a refreshing way to cool off.

Japanator Kristina Pino

I'm delighted that I can share these delightful stickers with a wider, appreciative audience. MIS0HAPPY has this Store Envy shop loaded with stickers depicting my preferred form of humor: puns. Just look at the pictures because they speak for them...

Courtesy of the good crew at RangerCrew, more of Bandai of America's Morhpinominal exclusive offerings have been revealed for SDCC. Kicking off this round of exclusives, we have a limited edition gold plated Legacy Dragon Dagger!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Momo Kyun Sword' For Summer 2014 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge July 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM Crunchyroll has a new simulcast pickup that's set to debut today at 2:30pm ET with Momo Kyun Sword.

Strap in - it looks like yet another amazing ride is about to begin. . . OP Sequence: Author's Note: Please be very careful to avoid divulging any information about upcoming events from the manga. When in doubt, don't post it, even if it's remotel...

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Former AKB 48 member, Tomomi Itano joins the dazzling array of musical guests to perform a free show at JPOP Summit Festival in San Francisco on the 19th & 20th of this month. Tomomi released her first full-length solo album, SxWxAxG on July 2nd a...

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

The folks over at Medicom are always finding really interesting tie-ins to their highly collectable Be@rbrick and Kubrick line of figures. This time, our friends over at Tomopop have shared images of a limited edition of everyone's interstellar go...

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Nippon Columbia listed new Character Albums for Ressha Sentai ToQGer! Compared to the previous Character Albums, There are two Character Albums released for the two factions of the series. The Ressha Sentai ToQGer Character Songs Rainbow Line cost...

Siliconera Ishaan

At E3, Nintendo revealed Palutena as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Last night on Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai showed off her Smash Attack (above) and another one of her moves, emphasizing her range and reach.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Bonjour everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I safely returned to Japan after my trip to France early this morning! I managed to sleep rather soundly on the plane home too, so I'm not even feeling the jet lag!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Amazon Japan is now listing a new The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya season 1 set for August 29th release. This will feature the 14-episode run in broadcast order, a soundtrack CD, new Kyoto Animation cover art and new video remastering work for 22...

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Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, the final of the MF Bunko J five, the most forgotten, and the least interesting of them all, has released two lengthy new preview clips, confirming only that it is a waste of time.

Ao Haru Ride – 01 Filed under First Impressions, Series Introduction, Snapshots by Cherrie | 1 Comment 「PAGE. 1」 Ao Haru Ride is a simple story about a young girl named Yoshioka Futaba (Uchida Maaya) who falls in love with a boy named Tanaka Kou (...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

MangaGamer Sets 'Imouto Paradise' Release Posted by Chris Beveridge July 8, 2014 at 09:04 PM MangaGamer has set a release date for one of their more anticipated titles out there with an August 22nd, 2014 street date for Imouto Paradise.

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This week's issue of Japanese Gaming magazine, Famitsu, has confirmed that the newly released Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment game for the PlayStation Vita will be getting a sequel as the game's sales have been doing very well.

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The Niconico steam of Sailor Moon Crystal's first episode now has more than 1 million views in just two days! In addition to that, said episode alone has 250,000 comments while the Japanese simulcast stream on Niconico had approximately 140,000 vi...

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