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July 22, 2014, 11:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

No, I wasn't planning on sleeping tonight anyway. Or the rest of this month, for that matter. Earlier this month in Sichuan, China, the Insect Museum of West China went on an expedition and found the largest dobsonfly of its kind, Xinhua reports.

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July 21, 2014 in Japan is Marine Day, or Umi-no-hi, a Japanese national holiday which celebrates the importance of the ocean to Japanese culture. In Japanese, the Ocean (or sea) means Umi, and guess which μ's member from Love Live!

A One Piece theme park will be coming to the middle of Tokyo next spring. It was revealed on the official One Piece site that "One Piece Theme Park" (tentative name) will be opening in Tokyo Tower in the spring of 2015.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This summer, there's a new Studio Ghibli movie. According to one reported insider, it could be Ghibli's last. Studio Ghibli is best known for iconic anime like My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, and Kiki's Delivery Service.

Multi-platform game slated for N. America, Europe in September KOEI Tecmo Europe began streaming a trailer on Monday for its Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Social Game 'Girl Friend BETA' Anime Adaptation Cast Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge July 21, 2014 at 08:30 PM Girl Friend BETA Details are still a bit slim overall but the anime adaptation of the social romance sim game Girl Friend BETA contin...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is back on Miiverse with another pic of the day, which ends up being the perfect follow-up to the recent reveal of the brawler's new Fire Emblem characters. The featured character this time is Robin, who...

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Two new trailers for the Stand By Me Doraemon CGI film was posted in the official Doraemon YouTube channel. The new trailers finally gives us a glimpse of the future. Billed as "To everyone who has experienced childhood", the trailers feature scen...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Though there are obviously numerous anime studios in Japan, there is no doubt that Studio Ghibli is among–if not the most–legendary of them all. With tons of famed, beloved, and critically acclaimed films, there's no doubt that the influence Ghibl...

The homepage for the current Dia no Ace television series has announced that the next three collected volumes of Yuji Terajima's Ace of Diamond manga will be released in limited editions that include exclusive anime DVDs.

Independent anime studio Marone owner Tarō Yamada also hints at 4th episode in OVA series with new director, character designs Tarō Yamada, the general producer on the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Hero's Hori-san & Miyamura-kun manga, ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sega has announced plans for a short anime adaptation of Chain Chronicle, a free-to-play smartphone game card/RPG with a battle system that has been compared to Plants vs Zombies. Veteran director Takeshi Mori (Skull Man) helms the Sotsu/Jūmonji p...

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In a recent interview with IGN, the executive producer of the upcoming Power Rangers film Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers) revealed that the new film might be connected to the main Power Rangers series.

Energetic modern dancing anime Hanayamata has continued to pander to moe-loving viewers with its barrage of cutesiness, sure to serve as one of the superior choices of the season for those so inclined – though offering little for those actively se...

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We have previously reported that Behold Studios was contacted by Saban Brands about Chroma Squad and as we all know, both parties are seeking for a win-win situation that will benefit both groups. In an update with Joystiq, Behold Studios revealed...

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The Hollywood Repoter reported that F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) will direct the 3rd Hollywood The Ring film. The third installment of the popular horror franchise is produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (The Ring, The Ring Two)...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Madan no Ou to Vanadis' Light Novel Anime Adaptation Official Site Opens Posted by Chris Beveridge July 21, 2014 at 02:47 PM Madan no Ou to Vanadis With seven volumes published, Media Factory has opened the official site for the anime adaptation ...

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Manga T-shirt brand Mangart Beams is collaborating with popular sports manga Haikyuu! for some T-shirt designs which truly reflect the personalities of the series' characters. Main character Shoyo Hinata is best described as a "late bloomer", and ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Announced back in May, Medabots 8 is getting ready to deliver a detective-themed story with a strategy-lite battle system that lets players target different parts of each enemy robot's body. You can see a snippet of fightin' robots and a look at s...

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

This is the top 20 anime of summer 2014, according to Sony's periodic statistics for the top anime viewed with their Tome and Nasne platforms. Can you guess what anime series took the number 1 spot? 20.

Elite sniper Sinon from Sword Art Online's highly anticipated second season has made quite an impact with her new 22. 5cm Kotobukiya figure, which shows her clutching her signature rifle and captures her svelte deadliness rather faithfully – gamer...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Gurren Lagann SANTA MONICA, CA (July 19, 2014) –Aniplex of America, Inc. has announced today that the legendary TV anime series GURREN LAGANN, will debut on Adult Swim's TOONAMI™ Saturday line-up this August.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Good stock photos can be hard to come by sometimes, especially if they're of niche matters like child soldiers. So when a bustling newsroom intern tracks down a perfect photo of children wielding rifles and sitting on tanks, it's too good to pass up.

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3D CG anime movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will finally be hitting Japanese theaters starting today, July 21, 2014, and as a collaboration with the golden movie, Imperial Enterprises will be releasing a limited edition gold-plated Saint Se...

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

In the past few days, Japanese cosplayers have flooded Twitter with their own cosplay photos situated next to original pictures of the character(s) they're portraying. This approach is convenient because viewers can see at a glance both the source...

Sword Art Online II – 03 Filed under First Impressions, Sword Art Online by Takaii | 0 Comments 「鮮血の記憶」 (Senketsu no Kioku) "Memories of Blood" After last week's episode introduced us to Sinon and just how serious she is about gaming, I was comple...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy
Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

A rising star by all regards Fumi Nikaido is taking the world of cinema by storm one country at a time. Nikaido entered the world of film at the tender age of 12 and has starred in a diverse range of roles throughout her budding career.

Wan Abrar Rei

That face! That face! LOL! I almost died. Love how she thinks she is an adult already at some point.  Naru is just awesome.  Poor Naru when she read "kuchi" as the katakana "ro". Her change of expression was just gold.

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