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January 13, 2016, 6:00 AM

The day Divine Gate came out (Jan 8th) reviews seemed to rise to the top of the feeds that denounced the show for "trying too hard" with people saying they won't even give the show a chance. I had a different impression of this show and I hope to ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Toho Animation Records' new creative unit "(K)NoW_NAME" (pronounced as "no name") has produced the soundtrack music and songs for the TV anime adaptation of Ao Jumonji's fantasy light novel series Hai to Gensou no Grimgal/Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

Harajuku idol group KAMIYADO celebrated the New Year with "Kami ga Yadoru Basho〜2016! Kinga Shin'nen! O-EAST! " on January 6, 2016. It shared many similar traits with hatsumode (初詣, the first shrine visit of the year) for the "kakifu" (舁夫, Kamiyad...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Japanese game developer Marvelous has announced that the Bokujō Monogatari series, known in North America originally as Harvest Moon and then as Story of Seasons, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a new game for Nintendo...

Aniplex of America expanded on its plans to screen the Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu anime film with English subtitles in select U. S. theaters. The first showing is set for February 26, and the official website now has ticket and theater inform...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Avex has posted two music videos for "LOVE TROOPER," the 4th ED song for the ongoing 2nd season of the PriPara TV anime, performed by four-member Japanese dance/voval unit Prizmmy☆. The unit previously provided the 1st ED song "Jumpin'!

Chinese studio 37Games recently announced that they are in the process of creating television shows for the King of Fighters franchise. There will be an anime adaptation and a live action series both based on KOF.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Through February 5th, the Fairy Tail wizards are getting in the ring the boxers of Hajima No Ippo thanks to a Taito social RPG collaboration between Brave Guild and The Champions. Fairy Tail players can get a SSR boxing Natsu for clearing 10 Ippo ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official YouTube channel for the TV anime adaptation of Sprite's adult PC game Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm/Four Rhythm Across the Blue has released a new TV CM narrated by Misato Fukuen as one of the main heroines, Asuka Kurashina.

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software announced Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight for PlayStation Vita, a game by htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary makers, in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Hachima. ] The game's direct and character designer is Masayu...


In the past few minutes, Nikkan Sports has reported that 4 of the 5 members of SMAP have left Johnny & Associates, resulting in a de facto disbandment of the group. Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo are reported to...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo producer Yosuke Hayashi and voice actress Ruriko Aoi are back with some more gameplay footage for Hyrule Warriors Legends. This time, we get a closer look at the new character Linkle. The gameplay footage starts at the 2:36 mark, where ...

Whisper asks: I have been wondering about the etymology of the terms "anime" and "manga" in American culture, particularly why Japanese animation and comics are often called a special name while, say, Japanese video games that are released statesi...

Nico Nico Douga recently polled their readers, asking about what winter 2016 anime they're most looking forward to. As these shows start to gear up for air, let's check out what they picked, shall we? 10.

KAT-TUN's 26th single entitled "UNLOCK" was chosen as the theme song to upcoming NTV drama "Kaito Yamaneko" which member Kamenashi Kazuya will star in. Reportedly, it's a powerful rock song which Kamenashi describes as "A very KAT-TUN-ish song whi...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Now, I don't actually think these Shiba-inu made the costumes themselves. Or, at least, I don't think they did. The amazing thing is that Twitter user C_Suzuki is able to get these two hounds to sit still for the photo.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced plans to simulcast KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world! as part of its winter 2016 anime lineup. Episodes will debut on Crunchyroll every Wednesday starting January 13 at 10:35am Pacific Time.

Siliconera Sato

Gust shared the latest of Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea with new trailers to introduce the two protagonists in Shalliestera and Shallotte. Shalliestera: Shallotte: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will release in...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Bandai has posted a new Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 fight video, this one featuring Sakura Haruno and Hinata Hyuga versus The Last: Naruto the Movie versions of Naruto and Sasuke. The CyberConnect2 fighter hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One...

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OMAKASE, the new subscription service that offers bimonthly boxes of curated merchandise, ad-free anime streaming and original digital comics and music, and Otakorp, Inc.

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The new year may have already begun according to the calendar, but it hasn't really started until you see this video! We've encountered YouTube channel 10 Cats several times before, most recently when one of the adorable felines decided to celebra...

Designing your own ita bag is a growing trend amongst anime fans and now the painfully geeky accessory can be classified into six specific categories. The ita trend, so-called because its anime-filled garishness is itai, or painful, to the eyes, c...

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Jan11 2016. The year we make contact candy porn What do you get when you mix the countryside of Non Non Biyori, the eccentricities of a very niche part of a specific consumer culture, and an oddball romantic subplot?

The "best" anime girls of 2015 have been ranked, naturally garnering some choice words from fans as underdog maidens make the list, though the inclusion of a girl from one particularly melancholic drama has perhaps caused the biggest upset.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Following up on the recent showcase of amiibo functionality and other features coming along with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo set an official North American release date for the 3DS version.

Never let it be said that Tekketsu no Orphans lets the grass grow under its feet. I don't want to say the plot thickened in this week's episode of Iron-Blooded Orphans, but it was like Okada and Nagai tossed the world's biggest roux in the gumbo pot.

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Two of Capcom's most beloved video game franchises are coming together for a brand new collaboration, which will feature Mega Man (or Rock Man as he is called in Japan) heading to the latest addition to the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter X.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced plans to simulcast Mahou Shoujou Nante Mouiidesukara as part of its winter 2016 anime lineup. The series will premiere on Crunchyroll starting January 11 at 10:40am Pacific Time. Mahou Shoujou Nante Mouiidesukara will be avai...

Anime Evo Flower

I wish I could properly express to all who might read this post just how happy I am to have the opportunity to watch and blog this series. Ever since it's announcement over a year ago (in November of 2014) I have been greatly looking forward to it.

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