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February 2, 2013, 5:00 AM
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On February 1st, it was announced that Itano Tomomi would be graduating from AKB48 this year. Itano’s graduation was announced in AKB48’s documentary film, ‘DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48: NO FLOWER WITHOUT RAIN Shoujo Tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru?

The official website for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled video series began streaming the advance promotional video for the second volume on Friday. The volume has been delayed from this spring to this summer.

Penultimate chapter to debut in 16 theaters on March 2 with theme by Aimer Bandai's Anime Channel service began streaming the second 90-second English trailer for episode 6 of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime series on Friday.

Cast and Staff for Super Hero Taisen Z As we previously reported, Osamu Kaneda would return to direct Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z. Toei has now revealed the cast along with the writer.

AKB48 1st Generation member Itano Tomomi revealed at the premiere of AKB48′s documentary “No Flower Without Rain” that she plans to graduate within the year. She appeared before the press on the stage set up for greetings and int...

event It has just been announced that the GazettE will be performing at the Russian rock festival "KUBANA", which will be held for the fifth time in Anapa at the Black Sea. The event will be held over the course of August 1st to 7th and will featu...

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Soloist and idol group AKB48 member Tomomi Itano had announced during an exchange in the group's new documentary film, “No flower without Rain”, that she had plans on graduating from the group within the year.

After a couple weeks of Medaka Box staff work and the like, Gainax has returned to posting Gurren Lagann tributes in their site's weekly welcome illustration. The latest piece is quite a stunner.  Naochika Morishita, an illustrator on ancillary Gu...

Following the first Girls und Panzer Blu-ray/DVD's inclusion of a "Water Wars" OVA, volume 2, due on February 22nd, will feature a bit of camping adventure in the 14 minute "Survival Wars" bonus episode.

We know the pop idols in Japan are held to high standards in their professional and personal lives. Fans scrutinize their every move, and when they do something thought as immoral or improper, the backlash is enormous.

The official website for the Steins;Gate franchise announced on Friday that the Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu film will open on April 20. The sequel to the 2011 Steins;Gate television anime series will open in at least 30 theaters across Japan.

Alice Hirose, Mayu Matsuoka, Mizuki Yamamoto to co-star in adaptation of horror manga opening this summer Actress Haruna Kawaguchi (Ouran High School Host Club's Haruhi, 2012 GTO's Aizawa Miyabi, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, Moshidora) will star in ...

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There’s only two weeks until Valentine’s Day. For many men in Japan, it is a day of unease and loneliness. That’s because on Valentine’s Day in Japan, only women give presents to men, usually in the form of chocolate.

TOKYO (TR) – Photos published in a tabloid magazine this week showing AKB48′s Minami Minegishi leaving the residence of a member of boy band Generations have resulted in her demotion, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb.

On January 30th, Tokyo men overcome cultural norms to scream declarations of love to their significant others. In Japanese culture, modesty and reticence are traditionally valued over outspokenness and expressions of love and appreciation are unco...

Fan artist K-Suwabe, who you might remember from Osamu Tezuka fighting game Symphony of the Blood, his pop culture Street Fighter, or Hagane Miku and the Metaloids, has taken a break from a string of adorably disturbing mash-ups of YuruYuri and Jo...

If you spend time on Japanese online art community Pixiv, you know that Kuroko's Basketball is quite a phenomenon on the site. Still, the quantity of tributes to the January 31st birthday of Tetsuya Kuroko is staggering!

Start hoarding your pennies for plane fare, lab members, because April 20th is a good time to be in Japan - that’s the official release date for Steins;Gate Fuka Ryoiki no déjà-vu.       The announcement came form the official Steins;Gate movie we...

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Sony are holding an event on February 20th, and it sounds like we might hear something about their next console at the event. Earlier this afternoon, the PlayStation Twitter account tweeted “See the future” with a link to this site.

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Cave is bringing Dodonpachi Saidaioujou to Xbox 360. The upcoming game has HD mode with enhanced graphics. Here’s a comparison with the arcade version on the left and HD graphics on the right.   Dodonpachi Saidaioujou also has an Xbox 360 mode wit...

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