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February 12, 2015, 11:30 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Even in a country that adores its pets, none have captured the hearts of Japanese animal-lovers like Hachiko. The Akita dog touched the hearts of people across the nation by devotedly waiting every day for more than nine years in front of Tokyo's ...

GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

Tsubaki loves mixing her passion for Food, Fashion and Tumblr to write about interesting topics in the anime community. When she's not obsessing over her OTPs and Fandoms, she likes traveling the world and meeting other fans within different cultu...

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Anime changes lives, and we have the photographs to prove it. Who doesn't love a good tale of transformation complete with shocking before and afters? One man showcases his change from chain-smoking drunk to dedicated otaku, but was it really a ch...

The world's first Otaku Expo, an event gathering otaku from Japan and abroad under one roof, will be held as a special project of Comiket Special 6 ~ Otaku Summit 2015 to be held on March 28 and 29 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Co...


According to the latest Oricon weekly manga sales chart, the last 72nd volume of Masashi Kishimoto's long-running action manga series Naruto, which was released in Japan on February 4, sold an impressive 874,120 copies in its first week, becoming ...


Goo recently worked with advertising company iBridge to conduct a survey of 250 male and 250 female about what anime voice actress' real age surprises them the most.   The proposition is actually a bit less sexist than it may sound.

The official twitter account for Tsutaya's mail-order service has revealed that voice actresses Minori Chihara, Natsuko Kuwatani, Yuko Goto, Yuki Matsuoka, and Aya Hirano will perform the theme song Fure Fure Mirai (Hooray Falling Future) under th...

Siliconera Sato

Gust's Atelier series has been going on for almost two decades now, but to commemorate the occasion of the company's 20th anniversary, they're releasing a massive soundtrack for their popular series. The official Twitter account shares more.

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Written by: William on February 12, 2015 at 9:31 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments A proposal to give recognition same-sex couple has been submitted to Shibuya City, one of the wards in central Tokyo.

Siliconera Sato

Some companies like to entice people into buying games with preorder bonuses and extra goodies, but Compile Heart is trying something… different, with a song asking fans to preorder Destroyer Trillion, along with a small clip of gameplay footage.

Tomohisa Yamashita is set to star in the latest TBS spring drama, "Algernon ni Hanataba wo" (Flowers for Algernon).

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Square Enix's Gunslinger Stratos arcade game has announced its OP and ED theme song artists. The A-1 Pictures-produced TV anime will premiere in this April.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'K' Anime Series Premiere Set Posted by Chris Beveridge February 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM Starchild confirmed last year that there would be a new K anime series this year and now King Records is giving a bit more information about the property ...


Pony Canyon has posted Nyaa-tan (CV: Rie Murakawa)'s "Retry Rendezvous" (composed by Engaged to Unidentified's Junky) and Soruraru BOB's (Murakawa,Eriko Matsui, Yuuta Aisaka, Yumiri Hanamori) "blue moment," (composed by Starving Trancer) the openi...


Now that the Tekken 7's official arcade release is ready to strike in Japan, Bandai Namco Games uploaded the fighter's opening movie, which boasts more lava than most.       Tekken 7 arrives in Japanese arcades on February 18.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

Additional members of the main cast of the upcoming anime adaptation of Hinako Seta's Re-Kan! 4koma manga has been revealed on the anime's official website.  The Opening and Ending songs of the anime were also revealed.

Okina Kamino's romantic comedy novel series began in 2003, inspired TV anime, manga Kadokawa brand company Media Factory's listing of the 20th volume of Okina Kamino's Asobi ni Iku yo! (Let's Go Play! .

System and both games will ship on Friday in N. America, Europe Nintendo began streaming two ads on Monday for its New Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console, which ships on Friday in Europe and North America.

Siliconera Spencer

While we've seen some Final Fantasy characters show up in arcades in Lord of Vermillion, Square Enix has yet to make a proper Final Fantasy arcade game. Perhaps, that's what the publisher is teasing with this page.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Durarara! !  has released preview images and the synopsis for the 6th episode of Durarara! ! x2 Shou, which airs this Saturday at 11:30pm JST on Tokyo MX, GTV, BS11 and Tochigi TV.

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Square Enix recently trademarked the names "Squaresoft" and "Enix" last January 19th. These trademarks are for businesses in game software, dealing in gemstones or replicas, and household goods. For those who are not old enough to remember, Square...

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Again and again, the series is almost in our midst but rumors and news for the new super sentai series keeps popping and popping from out of the. . .

Hardbodied giant slayer Mikasa Ackerman of Shingeki no Kyojin has celebrated her birthday with legions of diehard fans, as they constructed the usual shrines adorned with anime goods and cake to wish the lovely (and frustratingly fictional) girl t...


VAMPS started "VAMPS LIVE 2015 "BLOODSUCKERS"", their first arena tour in 4 years, at Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall on February 7 (Saturday). ◆VAMPS – image VAMPS just ended their 33-show "VAMPS LIVE 2014 – 2015" tour, which was in support of their ne...

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Legendary anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino is known to be one of the greatest animation directors in history, not only in Japan, but in the world, however, many find his latest project, Gundam Reconguista in G, or simply, G-Reco, to be just utterly...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Arisa Shines In First 'A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion' Anime Dub Clip Posted by Chris Beveridge February 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM Due out next week on February 17th, 2015, FUNimation has unveiled a the first dub clip  for A Certain M...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

More 'Tiger & Bunny: The Rising'' Anime Dub Clips Released Posted by Chris Beveridge February 11, 2015 at 05:21 PM With two clips out earlier in the week, Viz Media is back with two more clips for the upcoming release of Tiger & Bunny the Movie 2:...

Siliconera Spencer

Final Fantasy Record Keeper, a Final Fantasy game where you travel through different Final Fantasy games, has a new event where you play through the a 16-bit version of the Siege of Dollet. You might remember this beach mission from the beginning ...


It is confirmed today on February 11 that the Terra Formars sci-fi action manga series created by Yu Sasuga (story) and Kenichi Tachibana (art) has gotten a total print run of 10 million copies in Japan.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

First 'Million Doll' Anime Staff, Key Visual Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 11, 2015 at 04:35 PM Announced earlier this week, a new manga to anime adaptation is coming with the web manga series Million Doll from Ai.

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