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January 18, 2016, 2:00 PM
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Yamamoto Marin, Suzuki Mariya (Cheeky Parade) and Takeda Maaya (GEM) are going to study abroad in Los Angeles, USA. As a result, the 3 girls will temporarily suspend activities with their idol groups during this period.

The anime industry is going through some major changes right now. Japan's birthrate has declined meaning there are less people consuming anime. Studios are looking for a new audience so they can survive.

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Kodansha Comics has announced their first OVA release, following the pattern of Japanese limited editions. Special editions of Attack on Titan 18, scheduled for April, and 19, scheduled for August, priced at $19.

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By Chris Priestman . January 16, 2016 . 3:30pm MiKandi Japan has reached its initial funding goal of $125,000 on Kickstarter to bring the visual novel Libra of the Vampire Princess to the west. With that out of the way, the Kickstarter's stretch g...


SMAP was supposed to have a 5 dome tour in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The tour was supposed to start in August and end in November. However, due to the potential disbandment of the group, that tour has been cancelled.

The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends has announced that the series will air in Spring 2016. Yoko Hikasa (High School DxD's Rias Gremory) and Ayaka Fukuhara (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' ...

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Following the first episodes of the Fairy Tail Zero anime, the first promotional video has been released. The video showcases a young and small Mavis Vermillion as she meets some important people that she will befriend for a lifetime.

Black Bullet's adorable superpower wielding little girl Enju Aihara has gotten her own figure courtesy of Plum, wearing her adorable miko outfit which unfortunately made only a brief appearance in the anime; Enju can help combat the evil Gastrea t...

The anime girls voters contend look their most lovely with a ponytail have been ranked, mostly coming down to hit heroines with ponytails, but with some minor megami working their way in as well. The ranking: 1.

Norn/Miel/Cybele have tried their hand at a perhaps less-favored fetish with "Otoko No Ko Harem", leaving a handful of cross-dressing boy maids at the beck and call of players, bound to have eroge aficionados denouncing the title out of judgmental...

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NEWS It is rumored that SMAP have disbanded after their manager Ijimi Michi resigned from Johnny and Associates. Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Katori Shingo have reportedly left due to this resignation.

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Houkago Tea Time's Bassist, Mio Akiyama, celebrated her birthday last January 15, and she is getting some new anime merchandise just to celebrate her birthday. The character is a reason why many anime fans started playing the bass, and Japanese an...


Have Outfit, Will Travel Last year July some foreign Harajuku fans got together at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park for a photo shoot 0 comments Bunka Fashion College Fashion Show 2015 Bunka Fashion College students staged the annual Bunka fashion show last No...

Million Girls Project has offered an opportunity for lonely otaku to stay dry with their new "an-burera", a seemingly normal umbrella adorned on the inside with a creepy upskirt vista, sure to prove more effective than any chastity belt in protect...

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