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January 1, 2016, 6:00 PM
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As a Fangirl in the anime world, there are many moments that are beautiful, magical, and doki-doki inducing. But there are quite a few moments that are pretty annoying. Mainly other people's reactions to you being an Anime Fangirl.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 31, 2015 . 8:30am Square Enix revealed on their official website that Final Fantasy IX is finally headed to PC after 15 years of waiting since its original release on PlayStation. It's also getting a smartphone release on Androi...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Brace yourselves, because in 2016, the Black Swordsman cometh. As promised, the NBC Universal booth has shown the very first PV for the new Berserk anime during Comiket 89, which will be coming in 2016, and without further ado, here it is: The vid...

Fairy Tail's author Hiro Mashima is back again and this time thanking fans for remarkably successful 2015 and to prepare for the 10th anniversary thrills of 2016. He also asked fans who should be 2015's MVP.

With only a few days remaining in the year, it's as if 2015 flew by in a heartbeat. Various subjects flew about in 2015 in the sphere of Japanese pop culture including news concerning popular titles such as the release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie ...

Three If By Space Robert Prentice

It's that time of year again and we have now finished another year of anime. Our Best Anime Series Of 2015 may not be the most popular series of 2015 but they are, in our opinion, the best series in terms of: Animation, story and musical scores.

Nine months ago, animator Henry Thurlow's Reddit AMA shone a spotlight on one of the lowest rungs of the anime industry-- the hardscrabble life of an in-between animator (douga-man), trying to get established and start a career at small studios.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Hong Kong is now home to the newest and neatest McDonald's around. Say hello to McDonald's Next, the McDonald's of the future. According to Trend Hunter, Contemporist, and Hong Kong Navi, design firm Landini Associates joined forces with the fast ...

SGCafe spartanchef

2015 has already ended, but Japan sent it off with a bang with one of the world's biggest doujinshi and anime celebrations with Winter Comiket, or Comiket 89. So what did the final day of Comiket 89 bring?

Crunchyroll Scott Green

As Madoka Magica prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2016, its producers at Shaft greeted the Year of the Monkey with a card on their site, and more art from character designer Junichiro Taniguchi on their Twitter feed.

Theron: Welcome! I am back once again for a look at the high points and low points of anime in America in the past year, a look which will go well beyond just considering the best and/or most entertaining shows of the year.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced another addition to its winter anime lineup today, with ERASED set to premiere exclusively on Crunchyroll on January 7 at 10:20am Pacific Time. After that, starting with episode 2, new episodes will launch every Thursday at 9...


Arashi wrapped up their "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism" at the Tokyo Dome last December 27. With this, the group has achieved another record, 17 years from their debut. Attendance to Arashi's concerts officially exceeded 10 million.

Toy manufacturer Takara Tomy A. R. T. S continues its line of bizarre "gacha" capsule toys with cute (? ) animals that have developed enormous underbites. Takara Tomy A. R. T. S - the weird, twitchy cousin to beloved toy manufacturer Takara Tomy t...

It's that time of year again where the world's largest doujinshi fair, Comiket, is ongoing and cosplayers kick it up a notch and amaze us on day two with plenty of amazing cosplays. Various series such as Naruto, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, C...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sailor Moon Crystal Japanese Volume 1 Cover After revealing their plans a bit earlier this month to release Sailor Moon Crystal in Germany and giving the voice actresses a chance to introduce themselves, Kaze Deutschland is now setting the schedul...


At 11:45 PM JST on December 31, Fuji TV will air Johnny's Countdown 2015 - 2016, live from Tokyo Dome. The show will be an hour long. There will be many acts from Johnny & Associates performing on the show, including Arashi, KAT-TUN, NEWS, TOKIO, ...

SGCafe spartanchef

It's finally 2016, so before anything else, Happy New Year! Now, since it's 2016, we would like to start things of with some GOOD NEWS, and we are just gonna say it: LOVE LIVE! 's μ's ARE NOT BREAKING UP!

by Chris Arrant, Editor Date: 30 December 2015 Time: 02:12 PM ET CREDIT: Sentai Filmworks Although gaming fans are still waiting for Phantasy Star Online 2 to be released outside of Japan, Sentai Filmworks has announced that they'll be releasing a...

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Happy New Year, my dear fiends! I wish you tons of happiness and a lot of great anime in 2016! ^__^ animenewssugoi! blog Anime News Video Gallery Japan Games Figurines Cosplay Models Manga Monthly Goal: $100 Current Total: $27 Percent of Goal: 27%...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Harukaze, a developer of adult-oriented computer games, has announced that its upcoming game Nora, Princess, and Stray Cat will be adapted into a short form TV anime. The premise of the game involves a young man and his adopted sister encountering...

tokyohive Shiso

On December 30, popular voice actress Hikasa Yoko announced on her blog that she got married sometime this year. SEE ALSO: Welcome to the new tokyohive! In the blog post, she started by looking back on 2015 and wrote, "There was one more change.

With another year coming to a close, let's revisit the best OPs over the past 12 months. Just like before, I've selected my favourite eroge OPs from 2015 based on song quality, visual arrangement and creativity.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu
Project JeForceX JeForceX

Image: Cover Picture for the Year In Review 2015 feature article. We have arrived at the end of the calendar year 2015 and it is that time of the year again when we take a look back at how far we have traveled and how much we have accomplished wit...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 anime series Bubuki Buranki hasn't had a lot of attention recently, at least outside of AnimeLab announcing the Australian streaming of the series, but now a little more promotion has arrived in the form of new visuals.

Featured Posts Subete ga F ni Naru - 45/100 I like to see this anime as a false golden idol, where upon seeing it you believe it is something you have been looking for a long time. But when you take a look at it, you notice a crack in the statute ...

Popular tennis series Teekyu will get a spinoff series called Usakame in 2016, according to a report by Anime Anime. The series will be based on the manga by Teekyu author Roots and artist Juzo Kirisawa and will revolve around a group of rivals to...

With the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga on the way, Pony Canyon is promoting the series at Comiket 89 with sales of a set of buttons, but they'll be distributing a free item in keeping with the series theme.

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP In this Dec. 29, 2015 photo, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami poses in front of part of his work titled "The 500 Arhats" exhibited at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

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