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December 25, 2015, 10:00 PM

Japanese television stations began streaming two new commercials for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga. The video previews the opening theme song "Checkmate! ? " by the 19-year-old singer Michi.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Adorable photos of capybara bathing with yuzu deliver the dose of cute that is just what the doctor ordered! The winter solstice isn't exactly a huge holiday in the West anymore, but in Japan, seasonal customs still have quite a bit of life left.

Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and subsequent anime series is considered a major cornerstone of shōnen entertainment. The series' later debut on Toonami in 1998 was a gateway for a whole generation of anime fans.

Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Santa Claus is coming to town, and for the 60th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will continue its ...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 23, 2015 . 11:30am Square Enix recently shared the latest details on their upcoming PS Vita and smartphone remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, and Famitsu has uploaded the latest screenshots for the upcoming title.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Charapedia asked some 10,000 Japanese anime fans to vote on the "most charming" anime characters of 2015. Respondents were able to pick their favorite from a list of 67 characters. The results of the "Most Charming Anime Character...

To help promote the live-broadcast program "Yuru Yuri San Hai! What will We do on Christmas this year? " which broadcasted on Nico Nico Live on December 24, the Yuru Yuri manga author Namori provides a Christmas-themed illustration featuring the f...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

When it comes to holiday traditions, Christmas-themed video games aren't as common as Christmas movies or television specials. For whatever reason, be it development times, commercial titles' higher average price tag, or the youth of the medium, y...

A brand new visual has been revealed for the recently announced anime project based on Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. The visual itself, which features Guts as the Black Swordsman, also reveals that the anime is scheduled for 2016.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Omakase and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Choose your allegiance to either the Earth Federation Space Force or the Zeon Empire with these official PlayStation Vita cases.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The promotional campaign for the theatrical run for High☆Speed! continues on in Japan as the twelfth special promo to highlight the film has arrived. Kyoto Animation has put together a whole lot of these smaller pieces that clock in at 25 seconds ...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Sometimes, when you wake up, you would want to hear the voice of your beloved waifu, and now, thanks to a new app, Asuna fans, or Haruka Tomatsu fans, have a lot of reasons to celebrate as the "Wake Me Up, Asuna" app is now available internationally.

AFA Channel! 18thAngel

As we usher in the new year, much to our delight, we will be pampered with series anew. Talking statues, immortals, a peek into a dystopian Tokyo, the comeback of an alien songstress and not forgetting about that octopus teacher.

Just because superhero Saitama's bald head is cold in winter doesn't mean yours has to be too. Surprise anime hit One-Punch Man's protagonist, Saitama, doesn't look like your ordinary action hero. Not only does he share a name with what's often co...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

25,000 police officers descend upon Kabukicho TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening conducted a massive patrol through Tokyo's largest red-light district to raise awareness about criminal activity during what is traditionally a...

Siliconera Sato

5pb. recently announced that Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and they've followed up by announcing that the game will release in Japan on March 24, 2016.

The truly lascivious Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst boasts service of a non-bathing variety for once courtesy of its first BD release, supplementing its first episode with some scandalous additions bound to appeal to foot fetishists, still unusua...

An art exhibition has opened up in celebration of the 25th anniversary for the beloved Slayers franchise, naturally showcasing a multitude of stellar illustrations, sketches and more for franchise followers to appreciate, and no doubt stirring up ...

Siliconera Sato

Legend of Sanada Yukimura is an upcoming title by Capcom that centers around Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune of the Sengoku Basara series. The latest trailer gives us a closer look at its action. Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura will re...

METANORN skylion

Dec25 . . . two better supporting characters, you couldn't ask for. . . Happy Christmas to one and all. I don't do the Secret Santa thing, but that shouldn't stop me from doing a special post for the holiday, especially when I have a good reason t...


Last week, we announced The 2015 Arama! Japan Awards. You, the readers, selected who would be nominated for our awards show. The voting for the preliminary round was closed earlier this week and we now have the final nominees.

The Culture Japan team and I together with all our characters would love to wish you a Merry Christmas! These images are all HD at 1920px x 1080px which may make decent wallpaper for some of you too.

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Here's a new short promo video for the Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu winter anime series. It's interesting that eroge of the same name which has become the source for the series will be released a bit later, in March 2016.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 series Divine Gate is still a bit surprising in that they do keep announcing more cast members as we get closer to the premiere, though they're more supporting or one-off in nature. The latest additions are interesting ones, howeve...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming series Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii desu kara has been one of the quieter productions that's been making its way towards its winter 2016 anime debut. It was just under a month ago that we learned it would be a part of the season and now ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Gotoji's school comedy manga Anne Happy/Unhappy Go Lucky today updated with a teaser visual and released the 1st PV to introduce its five main characters.

Gate's luxurious gothic lolita Rory Mercury has graced fans in figure-form, as Kotobukiya have quite impressively replicated the appearance of the luscious demigoddess; Rory Mercury can satiate her blood lust when she descends on her foes this com...

METANORN Overcooled

Dec24 By Overcooled, posted under ANIME, MISCELLANEOUS, Review *shrugs* seems like a fair match It's that time of year again: secret santa time! Thanks to Reverse Thieves, anibloggers all over get the chance to give an anonymous anime recommendati...


At 7 PM JST on December 25, this year's edition of Music Station Super Live will air. The show will be about 4 hours long. Many acts will perform on the show, including Arashi, AKB48, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Perfume, Nishino Kana, Gesu no Kiwami...

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