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January 6, 2016, 1:00 PM

From Pikachu to Totoro, these onigiri rice balls are as cute as they are delicious-looking! For years, cute lunches in Japan have revolved around the well-known kyaraben (character-bento) lunchbox. Where the kyaraben features flat, box-bound desig...

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On January 5, AKB48 member Iwata Karen announced her graduation during the "Eve wa Adam no Rokkotsu" stage performance held at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. SEE ALSO: AKB48's next single to feature graduated members Iwata who is looking to be...

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Anime news site AnimeAnime Japan has recently held an 8 day poll to decide what the best anime of 2015 was. The poll had a result of 1,500 fans voting for their top 3 anime of all of 2015; 60. 2% were male, 39.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: Hōka Kenran is a PS Vita game based on Yuu Miyazaki and okiura's The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water light novels, and its release is looming on the not-so-distant horizon.

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"This year is the year we'll release Final Fantasy XV. Currently, we've decided on all of its specifications and the beta version is under production so we can shift into the debug phase," shared Tabata.

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

It's a very interesting time for English literate Monogatari fans. With the first officially translated Monogatari light novel coinciding with the often delayed and heavily anticipated Kizumonogatari movie set to release later this month, I though...

Siliconera Sato

Medabots Girls Mission was announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. As the name suggests, the game involves Medabots and a bunch of different girls. [Thanks, Hachima and Game Jouhou. ] Medabots: Girls Mission is an upcoming action game ...

RocketNews24 Amy Chavez

There's a lot to look forward to in the Year of the Monkey-Here are just a few of the top Japan-related events you won't want to miss in 2016! 1. Documentary: Behind the Cove (January 30) This film, directed by Keiko Yagi, attempts to rebut the Ac...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official Twitter for the upcoming musical adaptation of the Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End dark fantasy manga today posted a new main visual featuring Yuichiro Hyakuya and Mikaela Hyakuya holding each other, which is reenacting the famous s...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

Courtesy of publisher Jast USA, Super Sonico will be coming to Windows PC with an English-language release for SoniComi: Communication with Sonico. Players will be tasked with being a personal photographer for Nitroplus' bubbly and voluptuous masc...

Few anime studios establish an English language website so this marks a possible change in the industry, especially considering that Kyoto Animation is an industry leader who is making more money than most other studios and in September 2015 had $1.

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Japanese pop group Perfume and American band OK Go have teamed up to create a theme song for the new Japanese anime "Sushi Police". To celebrate 20 years of broadcasting, Japanese TV channel Tokyo MX will be releasing a new 3DCG anime called Sushi...

FUNimation announced the full English dub cast for the Snow White with the Red Hair anime, with all the dubbed episodes for season 1 set to debut throughout the month. The season 2 Broadcast Dub will follow in February, but for now you can watch e...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

It's time for another Crunchyroll announcement. The winter 2016 anime lineup grows a bit more with the addition of AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue. The series will broadcast on Crunchyroll every Monday starting January 11 at 12:35pm Pacific Time.

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A video shared by a Chinese Otaku page have gone viral, giving hope to all ladies, that love can change the world! More precisely love for your 2D boyfriend. Miss Motoyoshi Kanna was the subject of this segment of the Japanese TV Program,'ザ!

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After topping several notable manga rankings last year, Chika Umino's critically-acclaimed manga, March Comes in Like a Lion, finally gets a much-deserved anime adaptation, as announced by Young Animal Magazine's issue #2.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

You can't keep these lions down. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have announced an expansion of their current deal where there will be some new series put into work. According to the basic information revealed, starting later this year Netflix wi...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The Kyoto Animation series Myriad Colors Phantom World has gotten its simulcast pickup revealed today as Crunchyroll has announced their acquisition of the series. The show is set to debut tomorrow, January 6th, 15 12:30pm ET for viewers.


Here is what you've all been waiting for, the winners of The 2015 Arama! Japan Awards, selected by you, the readers of Arama! Japan! We had a great turnout for our first awards show, and the winners can be seen after the jump!

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By Chris Priestman . January 4, 2016 . 2:30pm In the latest backer update on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, Ys Net revealed that it has revamped the game's official website, and has also shared new video footage.

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The official website of the anime adaptation of Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki's To Love-Ru manga has announced that two new OVAs are being produced this year to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary.

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The phenomenal success of "One-Punch Man" manga leaves its fans craving for more. Thus, its protagonist is noted as the hero that manga & anime deserve. Aside from the manga, the anime series also wins the heart of the fans.

The official website of the anime adaptation of Nagomu Torii and Tomoyo Kamoi's Kyoukai no Kanata light novel series has announced that the 2012 TV anime will be released as a Blu-ray Boxset on February 17.

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img. nosnob { background: none! important; padding: 0! important; border: 0! important; } Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Yesterday I switched the bag I'm using for the first time in ages!

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By Jenni . January 4, 2016 . 8:31pm One of Keiji Inafune's next projects has gone multiplatform. Back in June 2015, Keiji Inafune, Comcept, and Armature Studios announced the developers were working on a Xbox One exclusive called ReCore.

Yoshiaki Sukeno's Twin Star Exorcists is getting an anime adaptation this year, and the February issue of Jump Square magazine has a preview of the character designs for its leading cast members. Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 Golden The Animation) d...

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The cover of 'Diary' TOKYO (TR) - She's more than a porn actress with a pretty face; she can also move one to tears. At least, that is the belief of the music label for adult video (AV) actress Airi Kijima.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming anime adaptation of Twin Star Exorcists has been revealing its information well in the last month or so as we have some of the basic production staff settled and the main trio of characters with their voice actors revealed as well.

More details have been divulged for the upcoming March Comes in Like a Lion anime, which adapts the manga by Chika Umino. As revealed in this year's second issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine, the anime will be directed by Akiyuki Simbo (P...

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