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June 24, 2015, 10:00 PM

On June 22, during AKB48's performance at AKB48 Theater, member Hashimoto Hikari announced her graduation from the group. This concert was held to celebrate Hashimoto's birthday, which was on June 17. The idol made the graduation announcement hers...

RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

If you've been with us here at RocketNews24 for a while, or have any sort of interest in Japanese culture, then you are probably fairly familiar with Japanese obento, or boxed lunches. Bento are easily customizable and tend to include a variety of...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Yes, the name "Boruto" is silly. But let that slide for a moment as you watch the first full trailer for the upcoming Boruto movie. Boruto? Really? We're really going to run with this? Read more Read more Previously, we got a forty-second teaser, ...

IGN Alex Osborn

Yo-Kai Watch / 23 Jun 2015 Share. For a 26-episode run. By Alex Osborn Yo-Kai Watch, the incredibly popular anime and video game series geared toward Japanese youngsters, will be making its television debut in the United States on Disney XD later ...

Mari Mizuta is relaunching her career, this time as a self-produced idol but, there is so much more that she has planned! Izukoneko (2011-2014) From 2011 until 2014, she was active as cat idol Izukoneko while being produced by Kenta Sakurai (curre...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The filming for the Special Police Dekaranger: 10 YEARS AFTER is still on-going and we finally got our first look at DekaRed Fire Squad in the film! Just a refresher, at the end of Dekaranger, Ban joins the Dekaranger Fire Squad team.

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto "Full Throttle" on Shonen Magazine - HEBIROTE AKB48 And of course, Sayanee is absolutely stunning in this. NMB48 Riho Kotani "Kimi ni Tsutsumarete" on EX Taishu Magazine - HEBIROTE AKB48 This spread caught me by surprise at h...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

The official Premium Bandai site has just released the official image for the DX Lemon Lock Seed and Kamen Rider Duke Faceplate set that is included in the DVD/Blu-ray release of Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Duke & Knuckle.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese Twitter user DB Hopelash has been taking stacks of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, cutting them out with a hobby knife, and making truly amazing shadowboxes. Like so: [Photo: db_hopeslash] [Photo: db_hopeslash] Imagine how patient you need to be.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Anisong DJ Nachtgreif decided to show his dedication towards the show Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka by recreating the knife forged for Bell Cranel and Hestia by Hephaestus. ヘスティアナイフを作ってみた #danmachipic.

It has been revealed in the latest issue of the Famitsu Magazine that the new Steins;Gate sequel, Steins;Gate 0, previously announced by Shikura Chiyomaru, the head of 5pb's head company Mages, will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS V...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Get ready to rev up your engines as Bandai releases the official images for the new Tamashii Web shop item: S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Drive Type Formula! This new web exclusive figure will include replacement wrist, the Trailer Cannon and Shift F...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Many of you may recall the three-meter-tall (12. 5 feet) ridable Japanese robot known as Kuratas which we have covered many times before. Earlier this year the real-life mecha made waves when it went up for sale on Amazon for the sum of 120 millio...

Siliconera Ishaan

Worldwide sales of Splatoon have crossed 1 million units, Nintendo announced today. The colourful multiplayer shooter was released on May 28th in Japan, with a North American and European release following on May 29th.

Kyoto Animation's official shop is planning a birthday party for Free! Eternal Summer's Sosuke. Rin's serious-minded childhood friend is celebrating on September 14 and KyoAni plans to ship off some exclusive merchandise for him.

Siliconera Sato

Adachi starts out with yawn saying, "Huh? It already started? What? You want me to get into it? What should I do. . . I guess it can't be helped. . . and it's not a bad idea to play along at times! " and ends with "It's show time!

Earlier this month it was revealed that there will be an announcement made concerning Keiichi Arawi's comedy manga Nichijou. The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine, due for release on June 26th, has revealed that the ann...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Gust recently promised more for the Atelier series, and it looks like they're getting ready to deliver. Famitsu and other Japanese game mags this week confirm the existence of Atelier Sophie, which is currently in the works for PlayStation 3, Play...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

In any situation, it's important to dress appropriately. It can be tough to get all the little details just right, though, especially when dealing with articles of clothing you don't have occasion to use very often.

A new KanColle figure featuring the lovable Tenryuu Class Light Cruiser, Tenryuu! She is presented in her slick black school uniform complete with eyepatch, metal horn, and sexy knee high socks. She is posed just like the illustration in the game ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Shueisha has listed the seventh volume of Sankaku Head's comedy manga series Himouto! Umaru-chan for a release on October 19, 2015. Its 3,672-yen (about 29. 67 US dollars) will come with a OAD featuring all of its main characters.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Through this weekend Bandai Namco Asia and Takashimaya Department Store are celebrating the 35TH anniversary of Gundam model kits and in conjunction with Singapore's Golden Jubilee with "Gundam Docks at Singapore" at Takashimaya Square, B2 and Nge...

Zelda Musou: Hyrule All-Stars will be released in Japan in the spring of 2016. To celebrate the announcement, Link's clothing from the original Legend of Zelda game will be available in the Wii U Zelda Musou game.

October 16 in Europe, the Middle East, Australasia & October 20 in Americas Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will release Arc System Works' Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden fighting game for Nintendo 3DS in Europe, the Middle ...

SGCafe spartanchef

The battle between Light Yagami, or Kira, and his arch nemesis, L, has been one of the anime and manga industry's most enduring rivalries, and that very rivalry is teased in a new TV ad for the series' highly-anticipated live-action TV drama adapt...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon has posted a new 15-second CM for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Chie Shinkyu's seinen manga series Wakako Zake, narrated by Miyuki Sawashiro who is set to play the protagonist Wakako Murasaki.

SGCafe spartanchef

2015 really does seem to be the year for God Eater as not only will ufotable's upcoming anime adaptation air this July 5, 2015, the God Eater 2: Rage Burst game is also teaming up with the Shounen Jump!

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . June 22, 2015 . 3:30pm Square Enix announced World of Final Fantasy, an upcoming chibi-style game for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, last week during E3. Director Hiroki Chiba recently spoke with 4Gamer to share more about the upcom...

Active Anime RommelS

BEYOND THE BOUNDARY Available October 13th HOUSTON, June 23, 2015 - Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including BEYOND THE BOUNDARY, Sentai Filmworks' 12 episode series from acclaimed Kyoto Anima...

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