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January 13, 2015, 2:00 AM
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The official Naruto anime film Twitter account announced that The Last -Naruto the Movie- is now the top-grossing film in the franchise. At the end of last year, it already surpassed the record made by Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie back in 2012,...

Siliconera Ishaan

While Persona 5 is in development and is scheduled for release in 2015, the Persona 3 and Persona 4 merchandise keeps rolling out in the meantime.   Anime News Network reports that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is getting two new manga series...

Actor Robert "Bob" Olin Magruder passed away on January 2 at the age of 82 after a brief illness. The Korean War veteran served as an officer in the Navy and wrote for Armed Forces Radio before entering the world of radio and broadcast, and eventu...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In 2014, Japan saw the release of big Pocket Monster games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The games sold a ton in Japan, but not enough to reign supreme. A new challenger has taken the crown: Yokai Watch.


The two-disc best album for the Hanayamata TV anime series, titled "Hanaotome," will be released in Japan on April 22. It was announced at the release event for the Character Yosakoi Song Series CDs at the Animate Yokohama store yesterday, January...


PONYCAN USA has posted their English product page for the first collector's edition DVD/Blu-ray combo release of last season's "blush inducing coming-of-age comedy about manga-loving blook store employees, Denki-Gai.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

Go! Princess Precure's Second Trailer Streamed Toeir Animation has released the second trailer for the upcoming Go! Princess Precure anime. This new video introduces Minami Kaidou who can transform into Cure Mermaid.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Not every cosplayer makes his or her outfit. Many of them buy them. And Japan's largest cosplay outfit company Cospa just released its biggest sellers of 2014. As pointed out on Nico Nico, this list is Kantai Collection heavy, but there are a few ...

When Fate/stay night was first released as a visual novel by Type-Moon in 2004, it was split into three separate arcs known as 'Fate', 'Unlimited Blade Works' and 'Heaven's Feel'; with each of which focusing on Shirou Emiya and a different heroine.

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The Hong Kong 3D Museum announced it will host the first ever three-dimensional One Piece Exhibition beginning in March. The museum's official website has not revealed any additional information about upcoming exhibit.

I enjoy the kind of show where it tauts the concept of female purity and overshadows it as virtually meaningless and used against women. That was the kind of idea that prompted me to cover Maria the Virgin Witch- I kept thinking, will this be the ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Yacht Club Games are currently working on additional content for Shovel Knight, and say that the first of this content will be a campaign for the Plague Knight.   In the new mode, the Plague Knight will be a playable character, complete with his o...

"Perfect Virgin" 「完全なる乙女」 (Kanzen'naru Otome) There's Potential Here: I admit, I caved in and watched the pre-air of this episode, but still I had to wait until its official airing before I could make this post.


Jan12 May your hearts be healed and your stomachs filled. I may not know five ways about happiness, but I know a waifu when I see one. And Ryou is the waifu of the year.     ————————————————– Who else but SHAFT and the Monogatari director Akiyuki ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) has released a brand new visual for the anime's second cour, which began airing on the 9th with the 12th episode of the anime.

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

I have a fondness for courtroom drama. The books that I read. The games that I play. Gakkyuu Houtei will be the first manga that I read which is somehow aligned to the genre. Debuting in Shonen Jump's first issue in 2015, let's see if it has poten...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Please do not take this seriously: Someone from Facebook decided it is time for Japan to create it's own Call of Duty. The result? Call of Oniichan: Advanced Imouto. Too many Japanese tropes can be found here – from the anime girls to the school u...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

After last new year's break, here are some clips from Kamen Rider Drive episode 13 featuring some Kamen Rider Mach focused battles. Enjoy the. . .

A recent post made to the English-language blog of Good Smile Company's Kahotan has confirmed that Rider from Fate/stay night will be receiving a Nendoroid release. Rider will be the fourth servant from Type-Moon's Fate/stay night franchise to rec...

Aldnoah. Zero - 13 The more things change. . . First the housekeeping: as far as naming conventions go, I'm following the studio's lead on this one.   If they want to call this Episode 13 rather than 2.

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

The Documentary of AKB48 The Time Has Come is the fourth AKB48 documentary. Released in theaters in on July 4, 2014 it covers from the end of 2013 up until Oshima Yuko's graduation in June 2014. Various events occurred during that time span but th...

OP Sequence OP: 「Flyers」 by BRADIO 「デス・セブンダーツ」 (Desu Sebun Daatsu) "Death Seven Darts" There is nothing quite like Death Parade this season and it probably beats out all the premieres I've seen to date by a long shot.

The release of a new Ghost in the Shell film was announced on Jan. 8, and Psycho-Pass the Movie will release Japan-wide on Jan. 9. Now a collaboration that crosses over the boundaries of these two films has surprisingly appeared in Shinjuku Station.

SeventhStyle daysofsummer

While everyone had forgotten about it, The Rolling Girls has premiered – and it's surprisingly different from what it looked like in the preview material, although that's not to its benefit in any way.

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