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December 29, 2015, 1:00 PM
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By Tokyo Girls' Update on December 28, 2015@TGU_Japan Tokyo Girls' Style Official announced that Ayano Konishi graduated from Tokyo Girls' Style and withdrew from even the entertainment industry. She has been in hiatus for her physical health.

2015's final issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine included no new episodes of hit manga Hunter x Hunter, ending a 25-year-long record for series creator Yoshihiro Togashi. It's quite something when simply whether an episode of a manga appears or n...

More Digimon, more stages, backwards compatibility Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Omakase and Tokyo Otaku Mode. With the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure 02 this year, Digimon fans are reveling in nostalgia.

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By Chris Priestman . December 28, 2015 . 5:30pm It has been announced that the original Pokémon trading card game starter pack will be re-released in Japan on February 27th 2016 (thanks AnimeNewsNetwork).

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Koei Tecmo recently shared some footage via Famitsu that shows us a closer look at Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Soft Engine 2. 0 on PlayStation 4. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will release in Japan and Asia on February 25, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlaySta...

The official website for the second anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyuu! ! has revealed a new promotional video for the second cour which previews the new opening theme. Osaka-based rock band Burnout Syndromes will perform the new open...

A new visual for the upcoming anime film based on the Kantai Collection franchise has been spotted at the Kokusai-Tenjijo Station railway station ahead of December 29-31's Comiket 89. At the recent Summer Kan Colle Naval event, it was announced th...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks is getting ready to dig into the winter 2016 anime season when it comes to acquisitions and one of the first ones out of the gate is Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle. The series, which is set to debut on January 11th, 2016 in Japan, w...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The site for the spring 2016 adaptation of 8-Bit's TV anime adaptation of Ototachibana's Shonen Maid manga has been updated with a new visual and preview. The comedy from Enterbrain's monthly magazine B's-LOG COMIC follows elementary school boy Ch...

In addition to Sentai Filmworks' currently-available home video release, Samurai Pizza Cats is now up to stream on Crunchyroll. All 52 episodes of the fan-favorite 1993 localization of Kyatto Ninden Teyandee are available for premium members in th...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

As the name would suggest, Comic Market, or Comiket, is focused on doujinshi manga. There's also plenty of indie doujin games, enough to fill a four-hour preview of original games of Comiket 89, running at Tokyo Big Sight December 29-31.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A new commercial offers a mech versus alien battle-filled look at the Muv-Luv Schwarzesmarken anime, scheduled for January 10th. Tetsuya Watanabe (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry) directs the adaptation of the light novel s...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 27, 2015 . 11:15pm Sega recently uploaded a new trailer for their upcoming PlayStation 4 title, Valkyria Chronicles Remaster, a port of their PlayStation 3 strategy RPG. As previously reported, in addition to its enhanced looks,...

iDigitalTimes Phillip Martinez

Back when the new Naruto manga starring Boruto, Sarada and the rest of the next generation of Konoha ninja was announced, it was also revealed that the Itachi Hiden novel will be adapted as an anime in Japan.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 anime premiere of Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu dropped its first three TV spots earlier this past week focusing on individual characters for narration and now a fourth one has dropped as well for the upcoming broadcast debut.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 scheduled show Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! has gotten a new TV spot streaming through Kadokawa and the official site today ahead of the Japanese premiere date of January 14th, 2016.

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One might think that high fashion and Final Fantasy are two terms that have nothing to do with each other. However, a new (and oh-so-surprising) collaboration between Japanese gaming giant, Square Enix and French high-end fashion company, Louis Vu...

The end of the year is here and it's time for the tenth Annual Reader's Choice poll. Do you have a favorite series you'd like to see win? Are you just curious to see what everyone else enjoyed this year?

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Koei Tecmo shared the latest on their upcoming Attack on Titan action game by Omega Force with a look at three videos showcasing some of its gameplay. The first video shows its basic actions and moves, which mostly consist of simple 3D Maneuver Ge...

1. New Berserk Anime Has Been Announced for 2016 NBC Universal has announced that a new Berserk anime is being produced, and it's going to be based on the Black Swordsman Arc that will air in 2016! The studio and format of the anime was not revealed.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in July that Animation Innovation Content Project, i. e. AIC-Pro, had picked up the rights to the Saber Marionette work from Hiroshi Negishi and Satoru Akahori. Now the studio has rvealed that a new OVA has been given the green lig...

Chika Chika Idol, the original CGI animation project which is currently seeking investment through crowdfunding has now launched an English language version of its website. The animation will be directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori who is well known for...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . December 27, 2015 . 9:30am Tribute Games has announced that its next game will be Ninja Senki DX and that it'll be coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in February 2016.

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Yoshitoki Oima's "Silent Voice" manga gets an anime film. The movie is slated for theater release slated in Fall 2016. According to Crunchyroll, Shochiku recently published in its movie news site a list of movies that are to be released in 2016-2017.

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The official website of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Restart project has announced that all 27 episodes of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime will be broadcasted on Japanese video service Niconico.

5:17 p.m. PST December 27, 2015

War is Hell No. 10: Heavy Object Wait, Heavy Object makes the Top 10? What kind of silly list is this? I'm sure there will be folks out there who will see this and argue that shows such as Owari no Seraph, Fafner or Gochumon wa Usagi Desu Ka are m...

JEFusion Gaiatron

The cast, production crew and plot for the upcoming 49th anniversary Super Sentai series has been revealed thanks to the official TV Asahi page and the supplied newspaper scans. Before anything else, let's all read about the plot of the series: "A...

AFA Channel! freakpool

As promised, Gundam. info has now started streaming the very first episode of the new Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt ONA for a limited time until 7 January. The episode is only available in a certain amount of areas, so the video might not be play...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

The intersection in Mitaka TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested a 24-year-old male company employee for smearing his own excrement on a girl in Mitaka City, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 27). On December 5 at 9:45 p.

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"Gundam" manga and anime series are still getting the attention of its fans. Despite the ups and downs of this mecha anime, fans are sticking with the franchise. Both "Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt" and "Gundam Build Fighters" are making a buzz.

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