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November 5, 2015, 3:00 AM
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Japanese talent agency 81 Produce has regretfully announced that voice actress and singer Miyu Matsuki has passed away at age 38 on the 27th of October. She passed away due to an illness. Matsuki herself revealed on Twitter earlier in July that sh...

One of Tokyo's attractions during this season is Kiku ningyo, a hundred years old art of making dolls from living chrysanthemums. Every year, at the beginning of November, a Kiku ningyo exposition takes place at the Yushima Tenjin in Ueno.

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To expand its appeal in eastern territories, the streaming video service is considering investing in original Bollywood and anime productions. Speaking at the New York Times' DealB%k Conference, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said "We're hopeful that w...

When an orange-jumpsuit-clad 12-year-old ninja named Naruto Uzumaki burst onto the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, few people gave much thought to whom the hyperactive young boy would one day marry.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Who said cakes have do be made of sugar and spice and crap like that? Behold, meat cakes. [Photo: fallindebu] [Photo: momoxminnie] [Photo: iloveyakiniku] As noted on Matome Naver and Sankei News, "meat cakes" are becoming somewhat of a thing in Ja...

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Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - October 31st/November 1st 01 (01) Galaxy Turnpike (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Pan (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) My Love Story!

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By Jenni . November 3, 2015 . 10:00am Hato Moa and Erick Scarecrow have teamed up to launch a Kickstarter project that will create plush toys of three of Hatoful Boyfriend's romanceable pigeons. The campaign began on November 3, asking for $25,000...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi's hero action shonen mange series Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia today posted a main visual featuring its protagonist Deku/Izuku Midoriya and the world's greatest... Ryan Parreno

Nintendo has released the launch trailer for Yo-kai Watch, and made some huge announcements for their US fans. Nintendo revealed on their Facebook that select episodes of the Yo-kai Watch anime will be uploaded to the Nintendo YouTube channel.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . November 2, 2015 . 3:00pm Publisher VisualArts has announced that Key's romantic visual novels Tomoyo After: It's A Wonderful Life and Little Busters! will be getting official English releases.

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

Square Enix is finally starting to let more information slip out on its new entries in the Kingdom Hearts series - Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts 2. 8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue, a collection of games including an HD remaster of the Nintend...

THE past Halloween weekend in the U. S. and Japan was celebrated in a special way - besides cosplaying and massive parade, both countries saw a simultaneous theatrical premiere of Japanese Pop Group Perfume's first feature documentary "WE ARE Perf...

Yandere Simulator's developer has elaborated on the game's newly implemented seduction feature as well as the addition of collectible ero-manga; a host of graphical improvements and other planned content have been revealed as well, something that ...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

Since its Kickstarter launch back in September, the Muv-Luv Team has been met with unprecedented success. Considering that the Clannad Kickstarter reached $541,161 in its final days, still an incredible amount of support, the long sought-after cul...

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2 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 0 2 Flares × The Project Itoh animated feature film, Harmony, will finally be hitting Japanese theaters beginning 13 November 2015.

- eBOOK Initiative Japan Co. , Ltd. (TOKYO:3658) (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President & CEO: Hitoshi Koide), who operates ebook-selling website, "eBookJapan," which boasts the largest line-ups of the digital comics in Japan, has launched the Japa...

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

The December issue of Megami Magazine is a large set of good posters and a couple of excellent ones: As always, don't forget that buying Megami Magazine at J-List you support Sugoi Blog! This month you get 18 posters including Gochiusa, GIRLS und ...

Haruhichan's blog himecatherine

Chris Brown released his single "Zero," on September 18th, and for a while, there was no real buzz around it, until on October 30th, Twitter user Gregoire Hellot pointed out that the single's cover looks a lot like a clip from City Hunter.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

PS Vita action game Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force is throwing a few more Mobile Suits into the mix. According to this week's issue of Famitsu, the latest additions are Destiny Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, Re-GZ from Mobile S...

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0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares × Giant cockroaches have taken over Mars, and they are about to come into conflict with humanity! Kenichi Tachibana and Yuu Sasuga's bestselling science fiction thril...

More well-endowed women have invaded the highly esteemed Valkyrie Drive Mermaid, helping the anime in doling out an even greater abundance of top-notch oppai service as the series delves into new territories of perversity to help keep things fresh.

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Some of Japan's biggest and most popular virtual idols are teaming up for a special projection mapping event, as the virtual diva, Hatsune Miku, teams up with the idols from Bandai Namco's idol arcade game, Aikatsu!

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There is no denying that "One-punch Man" anime has been gaining fans worldwide. But despite its soaring popularity, One and Yusuke Murata's manga still matters to its fans. One indisputable truth is that the scenes are considered better in the sti...

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Pokken Tournament is introducing a powerful new boss, and it's a new form for the legendary Psychic Pokemon, Mewtwo unique to the game. Previously dubbed by Japanese fans as "Dark Mewtwo", its official name has finally been revealed, along with a ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Near the end of last month Final Fantasy Record Keeper allowed players to recruit Cloud and Barret from Final Fantasy VII in a special Challenge Event. Now it's Final Fantasy XIII's turn to shine in a new event featuring Hope and Vanille.

RocketNews24 KK Miller

The anime series Gintama has been having a great season, starting off with a hilarious parody in which main character Gintoki re-enacted shamed Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura's very public bawling session from last year.


It has been announced that singer Namie Amuro will release her new single "Red Carpet" on December 2. The single can be pre-ordered from today. The lead track is a neo soul tune with "walking on the red carpet known as life, to everyone of you" as...

A Japanese company has just made it possible to make your eyes look like an anime heroine. Cosmetics research firm Japan Eden has taken the world's obsession with anime one step further by creating contact lenses which promise to make your eyes "s...

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The cast for the High Speed ~ Free! Starting Days ~ movie is now coming to full circle. The official website reveals the other casts joining Haruka Nanase (CV:Nobunaga Shimazaki), Makoto Tachibana (CV:Tatsuhisa Suzuki) , Asahi Shiina( CV: recently...


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Thousands of years of deeply complicated history bubbled beneath the surface images of handshakes and flashing cameras Monday at the first formal meeting of Japanese and South Korean leaders in 3½ years.

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