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June 30, 2015, 2:00 AM
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If you consider yourself a fan of anime, then you have quite a lot to look forward to with next week's releases. Whether it's the crazy arena fighter J-Stars Victory+, the gorgeous 2D fighting styles of BlazBlue, or perhaps a more traditional RPG ...

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On 23 June the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) announced that it would be conducting a first-of-its-kind study into public bathing facilities such as onsen (hot springs) and sento (bath houses), and their rules regarding tattoos.

Yesterday, the first of the final performances of HKT48's first national tour, which started last September, was held in Yokohama Arena. Today will feature a daytime and a nighttime performance, with a total of 36,000 attendees expected over the t...

It is announced that new idol group "Toriizaka46" (鳥居坂46) will be born and they'll hold audition to recruit new members. The application period for the audition is from June 28th until August 21st 2015, the day that Nogizaka46 was formed.

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In a country where pets outnumber children, animals in Japan are some of the most spoilt in the world. It's not uncommon to see owners carrying dogs like babies, pushing them in specially-made prams and taking them on onsen hot spa holidays.

It has been announced on the official website of the anime movie adaptation of Asumiko Nakamura's (Anata no Tame Nara Dokomade mo, Pink Gold) Doukyuusei (Classmate) boys-love, slice-of-life manga that it will be shown in theatres on April 2016.

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The Shouhei Bridge Building in Akihabara, Tokyo has served as the anime pilgrimage spot for many Love Live! fans, also known as Love Livers, as it has been featured in the second season of Love Live! as the apartment complex Nico Yazawa lives in.

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Aragami are entering the world of Assassination Classroom. Bandai Namco, the developer of the Assassination Classroom game for Nintendo 3DS, is adding God Eater crossover costumes as free downloadable content.

English subtitled trailer for LOVE LIVE! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE. Video courtesy of NIS America. © 2015 PROJECT Lovelive! Movie Source: Source: Azoland Pictures press release, NIS America Official Site: lovelive-anime.

Building failed earthquake safety test The Shōhei Bridge Building, which is used as the home of Love Live! School idol project character Nico Yazawa, is slated for demolition by the end of the year. It has failed earthquake safety tests, raising c...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This spring, Aniplex Mobile presented Kaden Shoujo, a free-to-play puzzle RPG for iOS and Android devices with the premise that, in the year 20XX, a mysterious portal opened, producing chips that gave life to over 100 types of consumer electronics...

COLUMNS A wide-ranging survey on convention attendance released today from the online ticketing platform Eventbrite confirms some of the demographic shifts observed elsewhere in fandom and provides new data on attitudes, spending and behavior in a...

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The 31st issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that the Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga will end in the magazine's 32nd issue. The said issue, which will be released on July 6th teases, "What is the dre...

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Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Bread in the morning, rice at lunch! That's how most of my days go! My best type of sandwiches are the sweeter kings, with jams or peanut butter! They're even better as toast!

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Something really spooky was spotted in certain set via spy-shot? Could this be our freindly ghost that been making fans spooked-out? Again boys and girls, we should take this one with a grain of salt as the confirmation of Ghost's arrival will be ...

It started back in 2003. Christine Schilling was one of the many hopefuls working at TOKYOPOP as an intern when she got help on some things from current letterer James Dashiell. They didn't exactly hit it off immediately.

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The official website for the upcoming "Hyper Projection Engeki (stage play)" adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themes sports manga Haikyu! ! today updated with its first visual featuring the Karasuno High School members from their back.

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YUI will release a PV collection called "FIND ME YUI Visual Best" on DVD & Blu-ray on July 29th. YUI made her major debut in 2005, then put a halt to her solo activities at the end of 2012. The PV collection 'FIND ME YUI Visual Best' will feature ...

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Looks like we are having more coffee house fun this October because the lovable gang of Is the Order a Rabbit? will be returning for a new season this Autumn, and it's new season will be titled Is the Order a Rabbit?

The official website of the upcoming Summer 2015 anime, Overlord, released its second promotional video with an opening theme song performed by the joint-collaboration of Masayoshi Oishi x Tom-H@ck as OxT titled as "Clattanoia.

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New Kamen Rider Drive scans has surfaced online and features three Kamen Riders teaming up to fight the powerful Brain and Heart Ultra-Evolved! The Riders seen fighting Brain Ultra-Evolved are: Drive Type Tridoron, Dead Heat Mach, and Chaser.

5pb. Games began streaming an announcement ad for the video game of the Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku television anime series on Friday. In the ad, which uses clips from the anime series, the character Shizuka Hiratsuka (v...

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Lindow won't be the only one with a new weapon, as the six weapons that come from God Eater 2 and God Eater 2: Rage Burst will also be added to the mix. Additionally, there will also be a "Cross-Play Pack & Anime Vol.

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On June 27th, SMAP's Nakai Masahiro revealed that he had surgery earlier this month to remove a tumor in his throat. Nakai had an uncomfortable feeling in his throat since about a year and a half ago. Because his voice had gotten so raspy, he went...

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Arina Tanemura of Full Moon O Sagashite fame has created a special convention report for the upcoming August 2015 issue of Viva ☆ Tales of Magazine, which is all about the Tales game series. Tanemura's special comic is part of a special issue feat...


Japan Airlines Co. on June 27 started flying a Boeing 777 jet decorated with images of the five Arashi members on the body. Arashi, who has served as ambassadors for JAL, was present during the unveiling of the design at Haneda Airport hangar.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Watch out 765 Pro and μ's, because here comes IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls making the jump from collectable card sim to rhythm game! Bandai Namco has announced the new The IdolM@ster Cinderella Girl - Starlight Stage for Android and iOS devices, an...

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Noting the prevalence of multitalented actor/singers working in anime, in their latest 10,000 reader poll, Charapedia has fans to name the anime voice actor with the best singing voice. 53. 7% of the responses were from female participants, with 72.

It's tough out there for a prince. Things just aren't getting any easier for Arslan - and as if a new invasion force wasn't bad enough, now he has to endure a recap episode next week (quality animation like this doesn't draw itself, you know).

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The first commercials have been revealed for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Norimitsu Kaihou and Sadoru Chiba's Gakkou Gurashi! (School-Live! ) manga. The series of commercials reveal the main characters of the anime and give a small glimpse ...


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