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February 13, 2015, 9:00 PM
February 13, 2015, 9:00 PM

Girls' dance and vocal group Chu-Z held a release event for their 2nd major single "Hana no Arch/Brand Boy" (release date: February 11) at La Qua's Garden Stage near Tokyo Dome on February 11th. There was not a cloud in the sky as Chu-Z took the s...

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

You might think that after Keanu Reeves's 2013 movie 47 Ronin – very loosely based on the Japanese story Chūshingura – became the second biggest box office bomb ever, Japanese people's opinion on the actor would go down a little bit.

Welcoming its 30th anniversary this year, the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] once again ended on a high note. Recording overall attendance of approximately 50,000, the event space was crammed with creations by skilled corporate ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

From karate chops to roundhouse kicks, cinema has seen its share of martial arts fights. Now, it's time to look at the ones that come out on top when the others went down for the count. The best, if you like.

Siliconera Sato

During the ongoing Japan Amusement Expo 2015, where developers are showing off their latest arcade titles, Inside Games reports that Capcom announced their latest with an arcade game project fro Attack on Titan.

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Wonder Festival is a semiannual Japanese convention dedicated to model and figure-building which attracts all manner of pros, amateurs, and cosplayers from across the country. Most recently, the Winter 2015 Wonder Festival was held at the Makuhari...


Publisher XSEED Games officially confirmed plans to bring Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven to North America. The strategy-RPG from the folks behind Rune Factory is coming to Nintendo 3DS this spring, with both retail and digital releases planned.

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Here's the full length trailer of the Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider #3 film. The trailer features Shocker controlling the world, the returning Riders, and the Ninningers. The returning Kamen Riders seen in the trailer are: Yuuto Sakurai/Zerono...

Feb 8, 12:00 anime Mike takes a journey through the life's work of Yasuhiro Imagawa, the mastermind behind the beloved OVA series Giant Robo. ― This month, Anitwitter is engaging in something called a "groupwatch.

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An alleged image coming from the Ressha Sentai ToQGer RETURNS V-Cinema has surfaced online, and it features seven ToQGers. Wait, what? ! It was previously rumored that the ToQGer V-Cinema will feature a purple ToQGer and seem above is the first im...

Kodansha revealed its first round of manga on Friday that it will publish in its new Shōnen Magazine R manga magazine. Kodansha is also streaming a TV ad for the new magazine, featuring narration by voice actor Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren J...

Ogawa's poor health cited for changing Gilbert F. Altstein's voice in April anime The official website for the Blood Blockade Battlefront television anime announced on Friday that Banjou Ginga is replacing Shinji Ogawa in the role of Gilbert F.

Siliconera Sato

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is adding a bunch of new playable characters to the series, as we recently saw that players will finally get to play as CP9's Rob Lucci. This week's issue of Jump magazine reports that Ivankov and Magellan are also joi...

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Here's are the preview clips from Power Rangers Dino Charge's 2nd episode entitled "Past, Present and Fusion". Riley joins the team as the Green Dino Charge Ranger! A new teen finds his own Energem and joins Tyler and Shelby on their pilgrimage to...

Crossover game slated for April 7 in N. America Atlus USA began streaming a video on Thursday introducing the Gunner class in its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The class is responsible for taking on multiple enemies at a time.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

Japanese game studio Ambition Co. has released the English version of Fairy Doll on iOS and Android (via Pocket Gamer).   You may be familiar with the studio's previous game Animal Boyfriend. Fairy Doll is similar in that it gives you a virtual pe...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

As sad as we are to say it, the 66th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival has now come to a close. In case you missed our coverage this year, this is when people from around the world come the snowy city of Sapporo, Hokkaido to create massive and gorgeous...

Tokyo-based smartphone software company jig has announced the results of their latest survey for the Valentine's Day season targeting female and male Japanese anime fans.  The two main questions were "Who do you want to get Valentine's Day chocola...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Next 'Food Wars' Anime Casting Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 12, 2015 at 04:33 PM Food Wars Volume 1 The anime adaptation of Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga Food Wars!  finally has a bit of new information out about it.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Pony Canyon Books Showcases 'Magical Girl Overage' Release & Song Collection Posted by Chris Beveridge February 12, 2015 at 05:23 PM Pony Canyon is doing a bit of promotion on a new light novel series that kicked off this month with Magical Girl O...

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.

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Here are some new on-the-set spy-shots featuring the newest form that Kamen Rider Drive will obtain in either March or the following month: Type. . .

Yuri romance series Yuri Kuma Arashi has unsurprisingly offered more in the way of tantalizing girl-on-girl contact as the show's lovely ladies participate in some suggestive nude bonding – once again congealing its lead as the top service anime o...

Just recently MIYAVI announced his new album titled "The Others" for April.

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Here's a new portion of fanservice censorship from the sixth episode of Shinmai Maou no Testament. Enjoy if you can: The post Shinmai Maou no Testament – 06 appeared first on Sugoi! Anime Blog.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first details about the Opening theme song of the upcoming anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo's The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-Chan) manga has been revealed on Japanese online retailer Tsutaya.


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 ...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) The offices are filled with a very sweet smell today… that can only mean that tomorrow is… a day of chocolatey goodness… Anyway, today I'm going to share some photos from this Winter's Hobby Maker's Joi...


[Alexandros] announced the details of their July Budokan concert and the details to their double A-side single, "WATARIDORI/Dracula La", which will be released on March 18 (Wednesday). ◆[Alexandros] - image The Budokan "one-man" will be held on Ju...

Siliconera Sato

While Japanese fans were pretty upset about Bandai Namco taking out Alisha from Tales of Zestiria at an early point, they'll get to see more of her and the other characters in the game's latest DLC which released earlier today in Japan.

AFA Channel! Crimsondramon

At the recently concluded GARNiDELiA One Man Live in Shibuya on 11 Feb 2015, vocalist MARiA revealed that they'll be releasing their 4th Single on 13 May 2015! ! The new single titled MIRAI,will be used as the ending theme for the upcoming anime G...

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