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January 15, 2015, 2:00 AM

The "Samurai Guitarist" MIYAVI will be making his debut appearance on the all-time favorite talk show, The Ellen Degeneres Show!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There are shades of Dragon Ball here, and well, pretty much every epic anime battle brawl you can think of. That being said, this is pretty darn cool. As noted on NicoNico, the animation is a solo work, created by a 19-year-old in Guangzhou, China.

RocketNews24 Scott R Dixon

Taking up cosplay as a hobby takes a pretty significant time commitment to put together that perfect costume to dress up as your favorite video game, comic book or movie character. And for those of us without the, ahem, natural assets to boost our...

Creator Tite Kubo spent 8 days in the hospital after finishing only half the draft for next chapter Manga creator Tite Kubo confirmed on his Twitter account that a new chapter of the Bleach manga will not run in the next issue of Shueisha's Weekly...

Recently premiered and "final" Naruto movie "The Last -Naruto The Movie-" has generated the most revenue of all films in the franchise – more than likely due to the fated conclusion of the rampantly recognized manga.

D3 Publisher, Inc. is developing a game for the PlayStation Vita that combines two classic monsters with seductive appeal: vampires and werewolves. The "vamwolves" of Vamwolf Cross† suck human blood like vampires while possessing the sharp fangs a...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the TV ad for the Live Spectacle Naruto stage musical, which features the four main cast of the said musical. The musical is also planned for an overseas release. The upcoming musical will cover the manga's first to 27th volume, which rough...


A teaser site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sore ga Seiyuu! (literally means That is Voice Actors) launched today. It is a collaborative four-panel doujin manga work by anime voice actress Masumi Asano (story) and author of Hayate no Got...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Yesterday was Coming of Age Day here in Japan, where those who have turned twenty over the past year dress-up and celebrate becoming adults! I still can't believe they all must have been younger than me!

Siliconera Spencer

Kadokawa Games isn't the only developer with a KanColle project in the works. Sega announced KanColle Arcade, an arcade game based on the popular Kantai Collection series.   KanColle Arcade will have 3D models of the Fleet Girls, naval ships repre...

Siliconera Sato

Tales of Zestiria will release soon in Japan, and Bandai Namco still has some surprises for fans of the series. This week's issue of Famitsu reveals that Tales of the Abyss' Jade Curtiss will be in Zestiria.

The Tokyo Reporter Kenichiro Takafuji

French artist's Osaka, Kyoto 'residency' raises eyebrows By Kenichiro Takafuji on January 14, 2015 under Osaka,Tokyo Daily Samples of Clet Abraham's work in OsakaKYOTO (TR) – Clet Abraham, a French street artist, recently modified a number of stre...

Siliconera Ishaan

Team Ninja say that future downloadable content for Dead or Alive: Last Round may not be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, due to "hardware capacity" limitations. In a post to the game's Facebook, the developer stated:   Due to hardware cap...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese video game publisher Bandai Namco Games have unfortunately announced that their anticipated upcoming title Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be delayed by one week in North America and in Europe, on all planned platforms.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Discotek Media is looking to build a stronger relationship with Crunchyroll when they can for streaming some of their properties and one of the new ones to kick off 2015 is the debut of the Golden Boy OVA series.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Disney revealed the schedule of DreamWork's live-action Ghost in the Shell film starring Scarlett Johansson. The film is set for an April 14, 2017 release. The upcoming film is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and is writte...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on January 14, 2015 at 8:02 am | In CULTURE | No Comments More photos have been released for the upcoming stage musical version of beloved anime and manga "Naruto". "Naruto" recently ended its long, successful manga serializati...

Utada Hikaru revealed on twitter that she is working on new music.


Nintendo announced a new Nintendo Direct Presentation set for tomorrow, January 14. The stream will cover spring 2015 Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles, and it kicks off at 6:00am PT / 9:00am ET.   Watch a new #NintendoDirectNA on 1/14 at 6 a.

Things are getting interesting in the UK anime industry. We've just received details about a new UK anime distributor animatsu. The company has been set up by former Manga Entertainment UK employees Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson.

Media service Crunchyroll began streaming TOHO's classic live-action tokusatsu (special effects) film Destroy All Monsters on Tuesday. The movie is available now in the United States and Canada for Premium Members, and one month from now for Freem...

It's new mythical Pokémon time! The Pokémon Company International have this evening revealed Hoopa, a brand new mythical Pokémon who has never been available before in a Pokemon game. Categorized as a Mischief Pokémon, Hoopa is a Psychic- and Ghos...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The official Twitter account of the Strike Witches anime has revealed that the third OVA of Strike Witches, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3 – Arnhem no Hashi, will be releasing in Japanese cinemas on May 2nd.

A video has surfaced on NicoNico which is a compiled list of the top 30 anime of 2014 according to Japanese textboard website, 2ch. Here are the rankings from the video: 30. Sword Art Online II 29. Amagi Brilliant Park 28.


Atelier Ayesha Plus is now out on PS Vita in North America, with Europe following closely behind tomorrow, so Koei Tecmo has a new launch trailer to celebrate.       A quick synopsis from the PlayStation Blog:  Atelier Ayesha Plus tells the tale o...

Otaku Reviewers Chansu Hiro

You got to the tournament early and no one was there. . . Of course, they'll show. . . Maybe. . . Shounen anime is one of the most popular types of anime there is. It's the one frequently known as the tournament brawler anime.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

Love In Space and publisher Sekai Project has launched visual novel Sunrider Academy on Steam Early Access so you can play through the common route.   It's the follow-up to Sunrider, but drops the space mechs in favor of the classroom, where you p...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Aniplex USA is now detailing their plans for the import release of the second Persona 3 anime feature film with their collectors edition and regular edition. Both releases are set to land on March 11th, 2015 and there's definitely a lot to like fo...

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The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

If there is anime, there's cosplay. In Japan, one distributor tried to rank the most popular costumes that cosplayers buy in their shops. And the top 10 costumes are: 10. Gintoki Sakata Costume 09. 6th Destroyer Fleet Costume Set (Kantai Collectio...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The first TV commercial has been streamed online for the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse. This short commercial video showcases the ability to create your own character and time travelling to key points in the Dragon Ball story to save t...

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