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January 27, 2013, 9:00 AM

Fan art comes in many forms. Whether your canvas is a computer, a piece of paper or your fingernails, one thing is for certain: why be a good artist, when you can be a good nerdy artist? Chieko Nakayama has that principle down, because her anime-t...

Hawaiian anime fan/chiptune artist /Chunmeista/ has recently updated his library of work with 8-bit covers of Psycho-Pass theme "Abnormalize" and songs from Sword Art Online.   The music is created with Garageband and Magical 8Bit Plugin.

As far as I'm concerned, Saturday morning hasn't truly started until you've got an eyeful of caaaah-toooons. Thankfully Sly Cooper is here to save the day with a fun animated short. Watch as Sly and the gang pull off an airborne heist below.

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus card game saw an update on Xbox Live Arcade this week, along with a debut on PlayStation Network. Here’s what you’re getting for $9. 99 or 800 Microsoft Points:   Voice and Text chat compatibilityOver 2,00...

SKE48's official youtube channel recently uploaded a video of SKE48's new manager. In the video he vows to not have an inappropriate relationship with any of the girls, and if it does happen in the future he will perform seppuku.

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It was announced that the AKB48 groups will hold a 4-day live concert (total 6 stages) at Nippon Budokan in April. The announcement was made during the 3rd day of “AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2013” held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.

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From Silent Hill to Blade Runner, Beijing's air pollution is helping the metropolis look otherworldly. And this latest batch of photos make Beijing's skyline look more like Bespin's. According to China.


ClariS to Perform Oreimo Season 2 OP According to the official website for the second season of the Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) anime, ClariS will be releasing a new single this April 17.

The Comic Market Preparations Committee, the group responsible for organizing the largest dōjinshi event in the world, announced on Saturday that the next Comic Market (Comiket) events will accept Kuroko's Basketball circles barred from last month...

MikuMikuDance (MMD) is a free tool for animating of 3D character model, mainly used to choreograph Vocaloid dance numbers.  Wailing Nightmare is a bit more ambitious in that a group of fans are using the tool to create their own anime.

Do you have trouble organizing your closet? Feel like you could use a hand - or shoulder - from your favorite anime characters? Well, now you can, because these hangars are about to be on sale.     On the one hand, they’re kind of hilarious.

I don’t know what strange stream of consciousness led me to think about the Streamline Pictures trailer reel with its oh-so-smooth narrator promising us the best in “state of the art Japanese animation," but that thought triggered a cascade of mem...

There has been a rumor that Dokidoki! PreCure is the final installment of Toei Animation's PreCure TV anime series. On January 31st, 2012, Hidenori Oyama, a managing director of Toei Animation, gave a talk on the company's business strategy for th...

The invasion of Sword Art Online guests to Seattle's Sakura-con continues. In a new Aniplex video, Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna, singer of SAO opening and ending songs, announce their plans for the March 29-31 event.

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Today, January 26th, TOEI and TV-Asahi held a press conference for the upcoming release of the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger. With that, more information had been revealed, including the villains and additional cast.

2012 JpopAsia Music Awards Winners Revealed general posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   9 comments After weeks of voting and awaiting the results, the winners of the 2012 JpopAsia Music Awards have finally been revealed!

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2012 surged 34. 6% from the previous year as the tourism sector rebounded after the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, the government said Friday. Overseas arrivals totaled more than 8.

Check out this new year message video from SCANDAL and a short interview with Nippon Project. SCANDAL looks great here with their latest popish fashion style and towards more idol direction. Video source from Nippon Project Youtube Page.

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Also, the debut of this sexy hero suit. Yep. Yuji is having a wonderful life when all of a sudden, everything changed after a car accident. Two years later, he wakes up in a world that he barely understands because everything around him moved on a...

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First time to see an awesome idea of putting your favorite anime character as part of the design of a clothes hanger. We all know that clothes hangers are boring and I think it's a good idea to reinvent it by using their heads to mimic them as if ...

Sachika Misawa's Kuroyukihime character narrates latest instructional video Namco Bandai Games began streaming the fifth web-exclusive promotional video on Friday for the Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten (Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration) video ...

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The jacket design of the limited edition box for Momoiro Clover Z’s upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray “Momoclo Aki no 2-dai Matsuri ‘Otoko Matsuri 2012 -Dynamism-’ ‘Onna Matsuri 2012 -Girl’s Imagination-’” has been revealed.

Ever since the end of the Edo period, Asakusa was the main entertainment area in Tokyo. A lot of traditional theaters were located here and the first amusement park in Japan, called Hanayashiki, was also opened here at the beginning of the Meiji p...

FUNKY MONKEY BABYS Reveals Title Of Group's Final Single single-release posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   3 comments FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, who will be disbanding in June, has revealed that the title of their final single will be "Arigatou".

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