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June 30, 2015, 4:30 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.

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.

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 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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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.

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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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Here are some new magazine scans featuring scenes from the new V-Cinema presentation, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger 10 years After. Here's a shot of the high ranking Tetsu and the new Fire Squad uniform for Ban.

Siliconera Spencer

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.

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Rice Digital will also offer the El Psy Kongroo Edition of the game, which contains the following items: Limited Edition Game Box Gorgeous, premium quality 126-page art book featuring CG and Key Artwork Rice Exclusive Double Pin Badge Set for new ...

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...

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...

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.

iDigitalTimes Phillip Martinez

Well, we knew this day was coming. The end of the Naruto spin off manga featuring Boruto and Sarada titled "The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring" will be concluding in the upcoming issue of Shonen Jump.

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...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Dust off your lab coats, American nerds: Steins;Gate is coming. Wait, what? Wasn't it already out in April? Indeed, it was out on the PC, but thanks to the folks at PQube, the game is coming to PS Vita and PS3 as well.

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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Pokémon Shuffle is coming to iOS and Android devices later this year, The Pokémon Company has announced. A smartphone port of the Nintendo 3DS game will be available later this year, and you can watch a trailer for it below.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

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!

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

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 ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The temptation to import grows as the tenth installment of Sailor Moon Crystal in its Japanese release form has revealed the packaging and the items within to get a good look at it. The series is priced at 8,100 yen for the first deluxe edition an...

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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 ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge
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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?

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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.

Siliconera Sato

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.

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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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...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Ray's Picks Ohno Satoshi Designs for "JAL Fly to 2020″ Campaign - JE fandom Love the rainbow. Nakai Masahiro Underwent Surgical Removal of Throat Tumor - JE fandom Here's hoping for a speedy recovery to the SMAP frontman.

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).

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

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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