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June 26, 2015, 1:00 PM

Sou Yurugi, the editor-in-chief for the MF Bunko J imprint of Kadokawa (Media Factory), announced on Thursday that the imprint has decided to continue the Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) light novel series.

J-Pop Idols Amethyste

Hashimoto Hikari (橋本耀) announced her graduation from AKB48 on June 22. This announcement was made during her birthday celebration and her 300th performance at the group theater in Tokyo. The date of graduation ceremony has not been determined yet.

RocketNews24 Jessica

They say spending time on social media rots your brain, but today, just because it was making the rounds on Twitter, I discovered a really neat flower native to both Japan, where I live now, and the States, where I was born.

Indiewire Jerry Beck
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If bread that looks like, uh, bread isn't enough for you, how about bread that looks like watermelon? Throughout Asia, melons are very much a summer food. And in Taiwan, you can eat "Watermelon Toast. " According to Pouch, this colorful bread got ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The anime adaptation of the popular iOS and Android mobile platform game Gakuen Handsome, or Handsome High School, has had a few new details revealed. With it about two months until the release of the OVA, the develop has revealed the voice cast f...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced another addition to its summer 2015 simulcast lineup today. Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- will have a premiere screening at Anime Expo 2015 on Thursday, July 2, and will be broadcast on Crunchyroll starting Saturday, July...

Have you decided what anime you'll be watching this summer? Continuing from Part 1, we've rounded up trailers, so check them out as soon as you can♪ In Part 2, we'll be showing you 12 trailers. Ushio and ToraOne day, middle schooler Ushio encounte...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Izaya narration and opening theme "day you laugh" from Mikado Ryūgamine voice actor Toshiyuki Toyonaga are featured in the new preview for this summer's Durarara! ! X2 The Second Arc (aka DRRR! ! X2 Ten) anime.

It's no secret that idols and mobile gaming are becoming more and more connected. Dempagumi. inc is the current "image character" for Phantom of Kill after defeating Yoshikazu Ebisu in an attempted coup in March of 2015.

Crunchyroll Scott Green
japanCRUSH Beth

Netizens are in shock at the news that Tama-ekicho, or "Station Master Tama", the cat who became station master of Wakayama Railways, had died at the age of 16. Tama became a well-known feline figure throughout Japan and beyond, and there is no do...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The Japanese words omusubi and onigiri are usually translated as "rice ball," but there's no rule that they have to be round. Walk into any convenience store or supermarket in Japan and you'll find the shelves stocked with triangular versions, plu...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . June 25, 2015 . 7:27am Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is getting more special characters, as this week's issue of Jump magazine reveals four new playable characters that are being added to the mix.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced the addition of three summer 2015 anime series to its simulcast lineup, including Wagnaria! ! 3, Charlotte, and Classroom☆Crisis. Wagnaria! ! 3-the third season of the anime based on Karino Takatsu's four-panel comedy manga-k...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

J-Stars Victory VS+ is almost out in the west, so Bandai Namco rolled out a new English promo showcasing the Shonen Jump 45th anniversary fighter's "craziest assists. " J-Stars Victory VS+ hits PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita (digital-on...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Much to some fans' disappointment, Persona 5 didn't make a huge splash at E3 this year. Rather than put Atlus' latest opus up on that fancy stage, they instead decided to bundle the hype machine alongside its latest release.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy
JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

A couple of new images scanned from a hobby magazine has surfaced featuring the 108th Roidmude that will appear in Kamen Rider Drive The Movie: Surprise Future. Who or what is this Roidmude? Is this Krim's new body from the Future?

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Plans have been announced to offer a drama CD with the limited edition of volume nine of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga, scheduled to be released August 4th. The news was accompanied by the addition of Yuichi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Yamaj...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

An early listing for the upcoming adaptation of Touki Yanagimi's supernatural battle-themed light novel series AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" has Yoshimasa Hosoya, Reina Ueda, Rumi Ookubo and Ryoko Shiraishi voicing the principals, alon...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel
The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks announced last week that Scott Gibbs was taking on the role of Sora in the series No Game No Life. With our look at the collector's edition last time as well, things are now advancing a bit more as the distributor has revealed tha...

BIBILAB has released the Nomad Suitcase, a suitcase that opens into a table. You can use this suitcase-table to create your own office space anywhere you want! Not only is it useful for office work, it can also be used as a small picnic table, a r...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Originally released for Super Famicom in 1995, with a DS version arriving in 2010, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation is now available on iOS and Android devices. Square Enix has the RPG-which is based on the DS release-up on the iTunes Store a...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official YouTube channel of the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon 20th anniversary project today posed a three-minute video featuring the photo session for the upcoming musical "-Un Nouveau Voyage-" and messages from the five cast of the sailor soldi...


Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in NTV's annual 24-hour television drama special titled "Okaasan, Ore wa Daijoubu" (Mom, I'm Okay) to be broadcasted on August 22, 9pm. Based on a true story, Yamada will play the role of Sasaki Ryo...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new promotional video for the next major instalment in Atlus' Persona series, Persona 5, has been released. This new PV reveals more footage of the game and more information surrounding the main characters and their thieving antics.

International Business Times Nicolo Josef V. Parungo

Phat Company's latest action figure launches in the form of the "poi" obsessed Yuudachi of Kantai Collection, assuming a much younger and more adorable form sure to pry open fan wallets - the lovable Yuudachi will make her arrival this October.

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