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December 8, 2015, 7:00 AM
GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

Anime Backgrounds is a tumblr blog dedicated to sharing and reblogging amazing background art in Japanese and non-western animation. All of the artwork is captured from the actual films with characters edited out.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

If you want to feel like you've stepped into an animated film from Studio Ghibli, "The Road to Laputa" in Kyushu is one place you won't want to miss. As the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, Kyushu is a world away from the bustling metrop...

GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

Tsubaki loves mixing her passion for food, fashion and Tumblr to write about interesting topics in the anime community. When she's not obsessing over her OTPs and fandoms, she likes traveling the world and meeting other anime fans within different... jrharbort

Today's newest announcements for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X have revealed the finalized box art for the PS Vita version of the game, as well as the Aime game card (illustrated by KEI! ) included as a preorder bonus with the Japanese version of t...

The first 2016 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed on Monday that the next issue will feature an "important announcement" about Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) manga.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A new animation project entitled Kurumukuro has been announced for 2016, and it will be a collaboration between director / animator Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, The Seven Deadly Sins,) and animation studio P.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A new preivew for the Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken anime has been accompanied by news that cast members Minami Tanaka and Nozomi Yamamoto will perform the ending "Kanashimi ga Jidai wo Tokeru" as the vocal unit Zähre, the single for which will be relea...

Dragon Ball Super's rendition of "The Resurrection of F" has also become subject to minor yet notable change, with the reappearance of a classic DBZ character causing some bewilderment amongst fans as to what purpose the event is meant to serve.

The "Attack on Titan Exhibition" was first displayed at The Royal Ueno Museum, Tokyo in November 2014. Later, in August 2015 it moved on to Oita Prefecture, then Osaka in September with more than 400,000 visitors in total during its duration.

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After YEARS of waiting, we are finally getting to see the very first PV for the upcoming Monogatari series prequel movie trilogy, Kizumonogatari, which shows us a few scenes from the first movie, Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen.

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Hold on to your horses as the 1st wave of images from the 1st quarter Juohger toy catalog has been finally leaked. Seen in the image above are the official suit and helmet designs for 40th anniversary super sentai team.

A new visual of the upcoming Madoka Magica concept movie has been revealed in the Janauary 2015 issue of NewType. In addition to this, an interview article for the concept movie was also unveiled in the same magazine.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported on how Sansha San'yō, a 4 panel gag manga by Cherry Arai about a group of girls with different personalities but similar names, is being adapted into an anime. New information is now available: the Sansha San'yō ani...

Siliconera Sato

Capcom revealed the latest on Street Fighter V with a look at a special trailer that showcases all 16 of the game's launch characters. The 16 launch characters are the following: Birdie Cammy White Charlie Nash Chun-Li Dhalsim F.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After revealing some startling facts, Pokemon's much talked about Kairiky Gym has been updated with a Geodude Fight web game, Super Strong Girls' Talk Roundtable, and parody Machamp Movers commercial by Flash animator Ryosuke Aoike and parody site...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Time to get ready - and excited - for a new anime season. You might know what you are excited to see, but here's what anime fans in Japan are looking forward to watching in the 2016 Winter season. Website Charapedia polled 10,000 anime fans in Jap...

It was revealed at the end of the theatrical screening of Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo's Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) that their manga of the same na...

It was recently revealed that the second part of the Digimon Adventure tri. anime film project, "Ketsui" (Determination), is set to open its limited theatrical run in Japan on March 12, 2016. Now we have a brand new visual to go along with that an...

Fuji TV began airing the second commercial for the upcoming TV anime special One Piece ~Adventure of Nevlandia~ on Sunday that will air on December 19. The video previews the theme song by J-Pop singer Namie Amuro titled "Black Make Up.

Idol Renaissance have unveiled the MV for their 3rd single on T-Palette Records, "Funny Bunny" (release date: December 22)! Contributor Wanted! ! In the MV, the members sing powerfully while standing on a hilltop and in various points of a small t...

Haruhichan's blog Alice Webster

The official website for the upcoming short TV anime adaptation Ojisan and Marshmallow directed by Hisayoshi Hirasawa and Noriyoshi Sakaki and based on the notorious Pixiv manga comedy by Rekomaru Otoi has just revealed the character designs.

A new Christmas visual of Takami Chika, Sakurauchi Riko and Matsuura Kanan from the upcoming Love Live! Sunshine! ! anime project have been featured as a double page spread in the January 2016 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco shared the latest trailers for their upcoming stylish brawler, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, with a close look at Rohan Kishibe from Part IV: Diamond is Ubreakable, alongisde "Part IV Jotaro Kujo.

A new trailer for the graphically controversial King of Fighters XIV has shown off numerous characters both new and returning, earning extra points from fans with some close-ups on the more voluptuous fighters.

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The very first issue of Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine for 2016 has made several huge announcements, including the release date of the upcoming second Assassination Classroom live-action movie. Here's a poster from the first movie: According to the...

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The Final Fantasy VII remake's hype train cannot be stopped, and with PlayStation Experience 2015 comes a new trailer released by Square Enix, and it gives us a preview of the gameplay. They released both an English version and a Japanese version ...

The villian-thwarting drama of One Punch Man has escalated ever higher as yet more fell foes appear, causing little concern to viewers considering Saitama's strength but still proving to be a good watch regardless.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The complete set of this season's adaptation of Hiroshi Mori's S&M mystery the The Perfect Insider recently went on sale in Japan, with the series in a box by orginal character designer/acclaimed manga artist Inio Asano , and soundtrack CD, along ...

'しのぶメイル 其ノ肆' (Shinobu Meiru Sono Shi) "Shinobu Mail Part Four" If the third part of Shinobu Mail last week was a thorough showcase of Monogatari's visual style, the fourth part is probably equally representative of its writing.

I have to say it was a wonderful surprise to see them continue to expand on the discussion and some of the characters' backstory of family. This week they primarily focused on the blood-related relatives that some of the characters have or had.

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