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October 16, 2014, 5:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff. The Sumo Training School is located at the Ryogoku Kokugik...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Written Japanese uses three kinds of script. At the top of the difficulty curve, you've got kanji, the complex characters originally imported from China that can require over a dozen brush strokes to write, with each kanji representing a word or c...

In October 12, Cheeky Parade had concert in N. Y, at "The 3rd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival". They are the first Japanese to appear the festival, and at the main stage! The host of the CBGB recognized Cheeky Parade's career in Japan and their ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Big Blue and the Future Gadget Lab have teamed up for a series of Steins;Gate - The Sagacious Wisdom of Cognitive Computing anime shorts on IBM's 「Mugendai」 site. Inspired by the hypothetical science adventure's incorporation of an IBM 5100 PC int...

1st part premieres next January, followed by 2 more in Summer 2015, Winter 2016 The official website for the Durarara! ! ×2 Shō anime began streaming a "renewed" promotional trailer on Tuesday. A similar trailer was shown at the Dengeki Bunko Aki ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with the announcement that volume four of Kawai Makoto's cute girls cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti will be collected December 25th, a new visual looks ahead to Shaft's winter 2015 anime adaptation.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

News out of Cannes' MIPCOM trade show is that Lupin III is returning to TV in 2015 and taking the gang to the Italian Republic of San Marino. Allowing for the 2012 Woman Called Fujiko Mine spin-off, the Telecom (Castle of Cagliostro) production wi...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After selling Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Totoro beds, Mercari's latest bit of comfy looking furniture is a Pikachu inspired bed. The item measures 2. 2M * 1. 5M * 0. 35M and sells for 39,800yen (about $370 these days).

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

If you've been to any recreational running events in your lifetime, you know that they're a great place to show off your personal style, whether it's tutus, turkey hats, crazy tights, or Santa outfits.

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The most famous anthropomorphic warship girl from Kantai Collection is undoubtedly the one-off destroyer, Shimakaze, who has captured the hearts of fans around the world, even before the anime has even aired.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

- "Live on. Explore further. Always anticipate the best for your precious life" - Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at: The 1/50th Scale: Full Action Model Chamber!

Siliconera Sato

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment only allowed you to play as Kirito, or a modified version of him, but it doesn't look like this will be the case in the upcoming action RPG, Sword Art Online: Lost Song.

Final compiled volume of manga that has 3rd anime adaptation in the works ships on Christmas Day This year's 21st issue of Young Gangan magazine is announcing on Friday that the final chapter of Karino Takatsu's Working!

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The second season of Gatchaman Crowds is set to premiere in 2015 as revealed on the hiring page of Tatsunoko studio who is apparently in need of some help for the upcoming sequel of the TV series. Considering the unimpressive turnout of the anime,...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Itching to complete your Legendary Ranger Key collection? Then get ready for the final wave of upcoming Legendary Ranger Key set to be released this. . .

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder Commercial The first commercial for the two-part OVA Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder has been streamed.  Episodes 1 and 2 will be previewed at multiple theaters in different cities across Japan on October 25 and November ...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on October 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm | In CULTURE | No Comments Yes, Japan's most famous unofficial mascot, that lovable jumping yellow pear Funassyi now has a kid brother. If you believed Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture already had en...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A few days we saw a commentary video and the packaging for Tears to Tiara II, which is now available on PlayStation 3 in North and South America. Atlus is celebrating the RPG's arrival with the launch trailer below.

Siliconera Sato

Last week, we got a look at Tetsuya Nomura's collaboration work for the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, which is currently showcased at an art exhibition in New York. He talks more about a game collaboration possibility in this week's issue of Famitsu maga... han siang "Speedknight" wong

Always Dreamed to be an Anisong Singer on the World Stage? Here is your chance! Winner of Asia Anisong-Singer Audition (AAA) to debut as an Anisong-singer undera Japanese major record label  The Asia Anisong-Singer Audition (AAA) Committee willcon...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Earlier this month, the fall celebration of the Dengeki light novel light announced that the Durarara! ! ×2 TV anime will be a 3-cour project, aired separately in January 2015, July 2015, and January 2016.


Oct15 The Queen Will Now Address the Losers Episode 2, the one where you find out if the first was a fluke! I don't think anyone thought that episode 1 of Amagi Brilliant Park was a fluke, tho.   Fun Vampires This is the last time you will underst...

JEFusion Magnum

Many will be surprised as they read the title above. . . But what else can we say? It's true! It's not the first of April so it's not a joke. Due to. . .

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja sure do love to dress their boys and gals up for Halloween. Take a look at this video that features all of the custom fan-made costumes that they've included into the DLC (downloadable content).

Haruhichan's blog Misaka The Railgun

On the 11th of October, Newtype Magazine announced the results of their 2014 Anime Awards. The awards were presented during a live stage at the Machi Asobi event in Tokushima, Japan. Results were collected through a series of online polls from the...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Acquires 'Akatsuki no Yona' Streaming & Home Video Anime Rights Posted by Chris Beveridge October 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM FUNimation has made a new pickup from the fall 2014 anime season with news that they've gained the streaming and home...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Jump X Manga Find New Homes After Magazine Ends Posted by Chris Beveridge October 14, 2014 at 04:25 PM Jump X The folks at Anime News Network have gotten the goods on what's going on with the Jump X magazine, one of a few Japanese manga magazines ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara Announced earlier this summer, the upcoming eleventh volume of the Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara by Touka Takei is getting a bundled DVD episode.  And now we've got the first nearly four minute promo for it from distribut...

Time will tell if The Evil Within manages to provide something fresh to the survival-horror genre, but those not waiting for anyone's opinions can now pick themselves up a copy from today in North America and PAL regions.

Subdued Fangirling Confused Muse

Do not adjust your television screens, it is not the 90's, and you are not watching Fushigi Yuugi. I can't have been the only one who thought of that comparison watching the OP. Akatsuki no Yona seems to want to double as a reverse harem alongside...

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