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November 21, 2015, 4:30 AM
The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

What is it. What is it with Saitama that make people cheer for him? What makes him so special? The answer is, no, not just because he is bald. But let's try to answer why people worship Saitama, and subsequently, the One Punch Man anime.

Siliconera Sato
GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

Japanese anime fans on Anime! Anime! voted for their favorite anime opening themes. Here are the results! 10. "We Are! ," by Hiroshi Kitadani (One Piece) 9. "Tori no Uta" by Lia (Air) 8. "Jigoku no Sata mo KimiShidai," by Jigoku no Sata All Stars ...

The wraparound jacket of the 15th and final volume of Tsutomu Nihei's Sidonia no Kishi manga has announced that another of Tsutomu Nihei's works, Blame! , will receive an anime movie adaptation. Nihei also made revealed the news on his Twitter acc...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Does that beautiful breakfast look like it came from the kitchen of a high-class ryokan inn or loving Japanese family? Guess again - it's all from 7-Eleven! We really can't overstate how awesome Japanese convenience stores are.

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While the real Dragon Balls aren't really edible, one restaurant in Nagoya, Japan, has recreated them, not for people to give their wishes to a dragon named Shenron, but to eat! The Danke Restaurant in Japan has been serving up some delightful hot...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You might know Capcom for its Street Fighter or Resident Evil games. But the company has, over the years, opened a couple restaurants (here and here, for example). Its latest is a cafe called, wait for it, Capcom Cafe. jrharbort

The 7th location in North America for Hatsune Miku Expo in 2016 is. . . Mexico City! Crypton has confirmed this location via the official Hatsune Miku Expo North America 2016 website. The event is scheduled for July 4th at the El Plaza Condesa ven...

tokyohive ustar

Amuro Namie's new song "Black Make Up" has been picked up as the theme song for "One Piece ~Adventure of Nevlandia~", which will broadcast on Fuji TV on December 19. "Black Make Up" will be included in Amuro's upcoming single "Red Carpet" that's s...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

Remember the Snuggie? Those products were surprisingly comfortable, but the commercials were unsurprisingly awkward. But likely not as awkward or cool as wearing a. . . Imouto-snuggie? Because you know.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Previously crossing over with Sword Art Online, it's now time for Yggdrasil to invade the TalesWeaver MMO. Ainz Ooal Gown and his Floor Guardians, familiar to fans of the Overlord light novel series and anime, will be appearing as NPCs in an event...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced today that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is headed to Europe for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on February 5, 2016. As shown in the above image, the Day One edition will feature the same bonus DLC as the North American ve...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime Prince of Stride Alternative has announced its premiere schedule for January 2016 in Japan. "Prince of Stride" is a new media mix project featuring a fictional extreme sport of the same name, which in...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent online poll on Charapedia asked Japanese anime fans to pick their favorite cute anime mascot characters, and some 10,000 people weighed in. The poll results were more evenly split by gender (57.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for Kyoto Animation's upcoming film High☆Speed! - Free! Starting Days - today posted a 25-second seventh special character PV featuring Nagisa Hazuki, a sixth-grade elementary school student who is also a member of the Iwatobi...

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

The dating simulator scene is getting weirder and weirder, so it's hard to be surprised by anything they come up with these days. Humans are already old news and we're now used to romancing all manner of strange creatures.

AFA Channel! Hiromi

7 Flares Twitter 4 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 7 Flares × Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2015 is getting close! To keep you excited, AFACHAN conducted an email interview with the cast of P's Live.

Namie Amuro steps out in the glamorous MV for her new single "Red Carpet" (release date: December 2)! Contributor Wanted! ! "Red Carpet" is the commercial song for Kose's OLEO D'OR line of hair care products and takes it's title from the theme of ...

Haruhichan's blog himecatherine

Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two Chinese nationals on Wednesday on charges of copyright violation, after they uploaded the latest chapter of The Seven Deadly Sins for a piracy site before its official release.

Early news regarding an anime adaptation of Yoshiaki Sukeno's Twin Star Exorcists manga popped up in tiny form on the cover of Weekly Shonen Jump, which featured a small image of the cover of Jump SQ. 's January 2016 issue.

The Gundam. info website revealed the staff, cast, distribution information, episode count, and character/mechanical designs on Thursday for the anime of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

It's time for another Dissidia Final Fantasy battle movie, this time moving on to Final Fantasy VIII's Squall Leonhart. Previously: Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy) Firion (Final Fantasy II) Onion Knight (Final Fantasy III) Cecil Harvey (Final Fan...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media is setting some of the foundations for their release of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series as the first set that encompasses the first "season" of the series is now scheduled for a February 9th, 2016 release according to Amazon.

AFA Channel! freakpool

5 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 5 Flares × Pokefans went abuzz after it was announced that a real-life Pokemon gym was being built in Osaka. Thanks to Japanese media website, Gigazine, who recently visited O...

AKB's handshaking event held at Fukuoka Marine Messe in 23 November, 2015 will be broadcast through Nico Video. Even if you are too late to get the ticket, you may be able to do air-handshaking! This is the last handshaking event that Minami Takah...

Following their localisation work on other "Plus" games in Gust's Atelier franchise, Koei Tecmo have announced plans to release Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky on the PlayStation Vita.

Siliconera Sato

Okuyasu fights as a "Stand User" and battles alongside his Stand "The Hand" to do a variety of unique and tricky moves. He has the ability to "cut" out space in order to teleport himself or enemies. Using this feature, he can gain or close in on d...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming anime series for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt has had its production and cast information revealed through the official Gundam channel and it's definitely shaping up to be an interesting work.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Section23 has announced their March 2016 release plans, which includes the anticipated Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun, as well as a few interesting older titles such as horror anime When They Cry and Vampire Princess Miyu.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Earlier this afternoon publisher acttil announced plans to bring over Experience's latest dungeon-crawler, Ray Gigant. It's currently set for a spring 2016 release as a digital title via PSN in North America and Europe.

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