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January 13, 2016, 11:30 AM
RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The story of the lone schoolgirl and the country train that takes her to school every day is capturing hearts around the world. A tiny train station in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, made national news late last year, when it was revealed ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 12, 2016 . 9:00am Both North America and Europe will also be getting Pokemon-themed Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS bundles, to celebrate the series' forthcoming 20th anniversary. However, each region will be getting specific handhelds...

tokyohive Shiso

Newlywed couple Kitagawa Keiko (29) and DAIGO (37), who just submitted their marriage registration on January 11, held a press conference the same day. While receiving a flood of spotlight, Kitagawa showed a ring to the press, and the newlywed cou...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Sometimes a character transcends their series. They become the face of their series, sometimes even if they aren't the main character. These characters overshadow the name of the anime and make you go, "Hey, isn't that the Luffy show?

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.

Siliconera Sato

The reason for the delay was not stated, but Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 was originally slated for a February 25 release, and will now release in Japan on March 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . January 12, 2016 . 7:30am Bandai Namco has released the latest gameplay trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. In the video, we get a look at the character's different combos as Sakura Haruno and Hinata Hyuga go up agains...

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...

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 Scott Green

Every other Monday, the Man At Arms team of blacksmiths and craftsman build geek favorite weapons or invent their own. In the latest episode, the team takes on an epic build from everyone's favorite horror game Silent Hill with the Pyramid Blade.

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.


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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

METANORN skylion

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.

The GLORIO Blog dragonzigg

So it's come to this has it? Anime was a mistake. Zigg's verdict: Look, the only thing I'm going to say is that this is possibly the worst thing that I've ever had the misfortune to be forced to watch in the name of this blog.

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.

AFA Channel! freakpool

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.

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