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February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM
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...

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...

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.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

An image of what seems to be a roll call seen from the upcoming V-Cinema Ressha Sentai ToQger made-to-video movie has surfaced online featuring a 7th. . .

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...

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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...

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Each highschool within each major entry in the Persona series has its own emblem, and while distinct among themselves, evidence shows these emblems are car manufacturer logos. If there were one or two that were identical, we could believe it's a c...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

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. . .

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

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.


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

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.


 Bandai Namco has posted Meliodas, Diane, Gowther, Ban and King vidoes for Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin, the Nintendo 3DS game based on Nakaba Suzuki's manga series, out in Japan February 11th. The series' author supervised the fully-voiced sin a...


Rob Lucci was recently announced as a playable member of the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 cast, and he's among the latest to be shown in action in a new set of character clips. See Rob Lucci, Kuzan/Aokiji, Sanji, and Usopp leap into battle below.

Siliconera Spencer

Mel Kishida, the illustrator from Atelier Rorona and Gust's Arland trilogy, created a new costume for New Atelier Rorona on Nintendo 3DS. Players will be able to get the Rorona Special costume which has a magical girl style.


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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Pony Canyon Showcases Japanese 'Buso Shinki' Blu-ray Anime Box Set Posted by Chris Beveridge February 12, 2015 at 11:18 AM As we're just about a month away from the Japanese release of the Buso Shinki series in box set form after releasing it acro...

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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

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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Cat Planet Cuties' Light Novel Series Ending This Month Posted by Chris Beveridge February 12, 2015 at 03:24 PM Asobi ni Ikuyo! With a TV series produced previously, the light novel series Asobi ni Ikyo!

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.

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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...


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.

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.

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. jrharbort

The Snow Miku festivities at the Sapporo Winter Festival have come to an end, so we will soon be returning to regular Hatsune Miku news. If you still wish to see more photos of the events, Tokiko from Tokiko's Diary Sapporo is still recapping her ...

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...

After 80 years, Hachiko has reunited with his owner, thanks to a statue placed at the University of Tokyo where Hachiko's owner taught and ultimately passed away. 忠犬ハチ公死後80年となる3月8日、東大農学部キャンパス内に新ハチ公像が完成する。飼い主の故上野英三郎博士に飛び付く姿が銅像でよみがえる。日本に農業土木学を創設した博士...

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