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January 22, 2016, 3:00 AM

Jason asks: As an avid anime watcher and a high school student in the US, I've noticed that most student governments in anime are organized in the same way and do the same things, however they differ drastically compared to those here in the States.

Siliconera Casey

Nintendo has confirmed that, like Europe last week, North America will be receiving a 10-hour-long demo of Bravely Second: End Layer. [Thanks, GameXplain. ] In the past, Square Enix also released a fairly long demo for the original Bravely Default...

A few weeks back we ran an interest piece on a survey of adult Japanese anime fans about anime that made them cry. That got us thinking - which anime, in the long history of our team of critics, have managed to get the waterworks flowing?

Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Wolf Girl & Black Prince is getting the live-action treatment in Japan, with the film adaptation set to open on May 28. The official website posted the film's main visual, which nicely mimics Hatta's manga illustration w...

AFA Channel! Sheng Zhi

It is more or less common knowledge that voice actors, or seiyuu, in Japan do more than just provide their voices for anime and games. Their job scope has broadened over the years to include other activities such as singing, performing in theatre ...

Boing Boing Rob Beschizza

Republican strategist Rick Wilson, appearing on MSNBC, said that the online contingent of Trump's racist support base was made up of, quotes, "childless single men who masturbate to anime". The growing association between the Alt Right and anime (...


The adventures of Speed-o'-Sound Sonic continue in the latest Japanese home video release of One-Punch Man. Volume 3 ships with episodes 5 and 6 on February 24 with some nice extras, including an OAD episode titled "The Ninja Who is Too Complicated.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Automobile manufacturing giant, Toyota, is no stranger to anime tie-ins and promotions, but this latest one has taken a page out of DMM and Kadokawa's anthropomorphic girls playbook (Kantai Collection anyone?

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is a show of particulars. It is a show set within a particular time period, telling its story through the particular lens of the art of rakugo, and dealing with the particularly personal aims and goals of its characters.


SMAP's 2003 hit "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" topped Recochoku this week, due to the group's rumored disbandment and also due to a buying campaign among fans which had the goal of preventing the disbandment.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . January 20, 2016 . 9:30am With The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD releasing in just under two months from now, the official Japanese Twitter account has been recently posting messages regarding the game and the series as a whole.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you've been dying for a break from the usual Dragon Ball fighting games, Bandai Namco is returning to the world of DB RPGs with its next game. Dragon Ball: Project Fusion was revealed in the latest issue of V Jump, which has it set to launch on...

AFA Channel! freakpool

After five successful OVAs, Magi's mighty Sinbad is finally getting his own TV anime, which will serve as a prequel for the Magi TV anime series, and a new PV announcing the upcoming Magi: Sinbad no Bouken anime has been released by Aniplex: The v...

Siliconera Sato

According to Nintendo, Dragon Quest VII is "basically a brand new game. " All the writing is new, and no more random encounters, as you'll see the enemies on the map. That said, we'll probably get a different feel out of the game compared to what ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

On the release day of the second volume of the novel Itsuka Sekai wo Sukuu Tameni -Qualidea Code- by Koushi Tachibana, the official website for the upcoming original TV anime Qualidea Code announced its two main voice cast, Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kanam...

Those with a penchant for both gambling and anime can now satisfy both their lusts thanks to the arrival of a Nisemonogatari-themed pachinko machine, the device naturally boasting a surplus of scenes from the series, despite looking like a naked a...

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