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May 2, 2015, 7:00 PM

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Who needs ski poles when there are swords? Recently, Freestyle skier Shogo Kawano donned samurai armor for a photo shoot and some downhill skiing. According to Kawano, the armor weighed about 25 kilograms (55 pounds).

Sponsored links From one of the worldly renowned animation movie director of "Ghost In The Shell" and "Urusei Yatsura," Mamoru Oshii's new movie will be screened from July 25th, 2015, titled, "Tokyo Mukokuseki Shoujo (Tokyo Stateless Girl).

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'Junjo Romantica' Season Three Anime Gets Cast Confirms & Staffing Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2015 at 05:35 PM 2015 is looking to be a solid year for Junjo Romantica as not only is the previously material getting a new Blu-ray box set that w...

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Who doesn't love lifehacks? These simple outside-the-box tips have the potential of making your life exponentially better. Need a new wallet? Use a Starbucks bag. Have sink slime? We've got you covered.

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'Princess Peach' (Muteki) TOKYO (TR) - Momona Kito, a former top member of all-girl idol group SKE48, will make her debut in adult video (AV) next month, reports Tokyo Sports (May 1). The 21-year-old will star as Yua Mikami in "Princess Peach," wh...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Now that we're here for the theatrical engagement for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Bandai Visual is making sure that fans that aren't attending get their preorders in for the home video release with a new TV spot.


Kanjan8's new CM for smartphone game app Candy Crush SODA starts airing May 1. A preview and teaser was shown on April 29, showing the members receving the plan for the CM and reacting to it. You might have come across the group's hilarious Wii Pa...


Fanart Friday returns, and we would have words with thee. Last week, we got to let it all hang out with the GINTAMA gang, but this week we're with a more old-school breed of "we ride together, we die together" battle buddies: Earth's Mightiest Her...

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Japan has already had bento art, latte art, toast art, banana art, and more. Looks like, cigarette art might be next the medium to bring anime and video game characters to life. Smoke if ya got 'em! The cigarettes, that is, not the characters.

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Sometimes, it ain't too late to start a new job, and Japanese artiste, LiSA, seems to have found a new one as she finally makes her seiyuu debut with the Japanese dubbed version of the upcoming 3DCG animated film, Minions.


Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow OVA series, titled "Vol. 3 - Arnhem no Hashi (The Bridge of Arnhem)," using the OP song "Connect Link" performed by Yoko Ishida, gets theatrical screenings at 11 theaters in Japan from May 2.

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"Code Geass Boukoku no Akito" - 5th OVA Announced Posted by pKjd on May 2, 2015 @ 1:55 am 2 May Sunrise producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi has announced that a 5th OVA of 'Code Geass Boukoku no Akito' (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) will be released this...

CineFix's 8-Bit Cinema feature has turned plenty of popular films into video game-style videos like Titanic, The Fast and the Furious, and The Walking Dead. On Tuesday, the group uploaded a version of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's award-winni...

The international event Tokyo Meeting will be held on May 17 as part of Tokyo Gundam Project 2015. High school students will be introduced to Japanese culture in the vicinity of the life-size Gundam statue standing in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza.


The official website for the live-action film adaptation of the Terra Formars sci-fi action manga series created by Yu Sasuga (story) and Kenichi Tachibana (art) has announced that 39-year-old actor Hideaki Ito to play the protagonist character Sh...

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The most recent issues ofMegami and NyanType magazine has each revealed a brand new visual for the anime adaptation of Yasuda's Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka? (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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Xenoblade Chronicles X has a bunch of cool looking mechs, and so it isn't surprising that Kotobukiya want to turn them into toys. Earlier today, Monolith Soft confirmed that at least one the Skell mechs from the game is going to be turned into a p...

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Tire Koukan series fans rejoice, the moment (and figure) that you have been waiting for is finally here as Bandai finally releases the official. . .

Square Enix began streaming a video preview on Friday for the original anime DVD (OAD) that will bundle with the limited edition 14th volume of Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga. The OAD is based on the Saya Kiyoshi's four-panel manga spinoff Saki Biyori.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

AS the Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow series goes into its theatrical run, the focus now shifts to promoting the home video release more heavily for those that didn't attend it and are getting excited about it.

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'Makura no Danshi' Original Anime Announced Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2015 at 03:52 PM Comic Earth Star has been providing some nice variety with their anime series the last couple of years in the short form realm and now they have a new or...

Ore Monogatari - 04 Lucky Abrams has nothing on Gouda Takeo. . . OK, let me just say up front that I have no idea WTF is going on here. One time is a twist, maybe an asspull, maybe parody - but two weeks out of three we have a convenient disaster ...

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'Million Doll' Anime Premiere Set As More Cast Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge May 1, 2015 at 03:25 PM The anime adaptation of the web manga series Million Doll from Ai has gotten a few new updates through the official site today about the prod...

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The 23rd issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed that the Ace of Diamond stage play is rescheduled to an August 1 to 9 run. The play stars Ren Ozawa (Kamen Rider Gaim) as Eijun Sawamura, Tomoki Hirose (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) as S...

Taishi Nakagawa stars in sequel horror film opening in Japan on July 4 A second trailer for Ao Oni ver. 2. 0, the sequel to the film adaptation of the free online horror game Ao Oni (Blue Demon), began streaming on Thursday.

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"JAM Project" - SKILL 2015 Music Video Posted by pKjd on Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:37 pm 30 Apr The Japanese supergroup consisting of veteran anime-theme musicians, JAM Project, has released a new music video for their classic hit "SKILL.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation's had some good results with their involvement in the High School DxD franchise realm and now that the third season is airing, they get to play int he fanservice side of things again. With the third season streaming on their site, they'...

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