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August 29, 2014, 7:00 PM

Everyone is familiar with those How to Draw Manga reference books that are supposed to teach posing, aesthetic, and the overall basics for drawing in the general manga art style. In Japan there's a whole series of books using human models, a sort ...

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According to the official website, the seventh Blu-ray/DVD volume of TV anime Free! : Eternal Summer will include an unaired TV special episode.  Volume 7 will be released on March 18, 2015. More information will be announced at a later time.

Media Factory has released the first trailer for this winter's Yokai Watch: Tanjo no Himitsu da Nyan! (Yokai Watch: It's the Secret of Birth, Meow! ) movie. The film is the first feature based on studio OLM's smash hit television series based on L...

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I pick on JRPGs so much that it's easy to forget how much I genuinely like the genre, and how some of my best gaming memories have come from impossibly-coifed heroes taking on lunatics who want to become God or kill God etc.

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In this week's issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, it has been announced that Tadatoshi Fujimaki's popular manga Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) will be ending its run next week in the magazine's 40th issue of the year.

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The official Twitter account of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine has revealed that an announcement regarding the anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo's manga The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan will be made next week on September 4th.

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With Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launching worldwide in November 2014, Nintendo has revealed what bonuses you will be getting if you preorder the game in Europe. If you preorder the games before the release date you will receive ...

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Here's a series greeting video from Ryoma Takeuchi, the actor who will portray the main protagonist from Kamen Rider Drive, Tomari. . .

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And September will be a new chapter in the lives of the Rainbow Line crew as a power will be granted to ToQ-1 that will allow him to power-up into. . .

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Pokken Tournament, an arcade fighting game collaboration between Pokémon and Tekken, was announced earlier today by Bandai Namco Games and The Pokémon Company. The game will feature Pokémon fighting each other in a 3d arena with fighting mechanics...

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Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada had a couple more things to say about Pokkén Tournament in response to enquiring fans over Twitter.   When asked if the game would contain only Fighting-type Pokémon, Harada replied, "Guys, Don't worry about...

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Hot on the heels of Mario Kart 8's collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, Nintendo has announced that players can now preorder two more DLC expansion packs, which will include Zelda and Animal Crossing characters and maps.

Kingdom Hearts II  and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep are not just being given a HD makeover and released alongside a cutscene-oriented adaptation of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded in the upcoming PS3-exclusive Kingdom Hearts HD 2.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors, which hands out the prestigious Oscar Awards, has recently announced in a press release that the legendary Oscar Award-winning Japanese anime director and Studio Ghibli Co-Founde...

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Last seen speeding down a highway in Chiba, Japan, the mysterious Batman in his "Batpod" or "Batcycle" has gotten much attention not only Japan, but also the rest of the world and has been dubbed by many as "ChiBatman".

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The official TV-Asahi Kamen Rider Drive website has revealed the writer and director of the new Kamen Rider series. The series will be written by Riku Sanjou (Kamen Rider W) and will be produced by Takahito Ōmori.

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Wondering the details of the Power Morphicon Exclusive: Limited Edition Ranger Key Set such as the sound effect and how it looks in every nook and cranny? Our pals over at RangerCrew posted a good review of it.

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Within new Nyantype imagery, Kyoto Animation's Amagi Brilliant Park is looking packed with plenty of interesting features, many of which specifically involve the body of the surprisingly blob-free heroine.

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Free – Eternal Summer Episode 9The regionals are here, but there's problems ahead. What They Say: Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa atten...

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The official website of Sora no Method has revealed a new key visual for the upcoming original Fall/Autumn 2014 anime series. Additionally, the site also reveals that the anime will premiere on October 5th on Tokyo MX. jrharbort

  If you've been following Vocaloid music long enough (or dug deep enough), then some of you may remember the popular classic 3DPV for the song "Innocence", which was created in 2008 using 3DCG software other than MikuMikuDance.

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After the release of the Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Full Trailer a week ago, three more commercials have been uploaded to Cinema Today's YouTube Channel.  The movie will premier in Japanese theaters on September 13, 2014.

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As reported, the on-going HappinessCharge PreCure, the 11th installment of Toei Animation's long-running PreCure TV anime series, is produced as the franchise's 10th anniversary title. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary, a Tokyo-based charac...

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Mere days after the release of Hyrule Warriors, Koei Tecmo are and Bandai Namco have announced the next Warriors spin-off.   Bandai Namco have revealed One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 for release in Japan.

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During this morning's Final Fantasy Explorers livestream, Square Enix revealed a little more on the game's "Trance" feature, which lets you transform into characters of past Final Fantasy titles.   The character they revealed was Cloud, but they m...

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Capcom have shared screenshots for the upcoming Resident Evil HD Remaster that compare the HD version of the game to the version that was released for the Wii. You can view the screenshots—which were released on Capcom Unity—below.

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In anime, there would often be a scene where a popular (usually loli) character whose short stature gets the best of her as she tries to get something which is too high for her to reach. Unfortunately, the same situation seems to have befallen a c...

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  Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation is coming to North America and Europe, Idea Factory announced this morning. The game is a remake of the second Neptunia game for Vita.   One the changes in this game is that you can now have ...

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School books aren't for studying, you know. They're for drawing goofy pictures in. Because that certainly makes class time fly by. Previously, Kotaku introduced some of Japan's wonderfully wacky schoolbook doodles.

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