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February 11, 2016, 4:00 PM

For years, I couldn't remember its name. Films absorbed in the haze of early childhood often have that downside. Nevertheless, images endured, bouncing around my brain for a decade afterwards. Slapstick pirates.

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Tokyo Girls Update KAI NAGASE

Seiko Oomori released the MV for "Gekiteki JOY! Before After" from her double A-side comeback single "Aishiteru. com/Gekiteki JOY! Before After" (release date: February 17). Compared to the previous work "Magic Mirror" singing about the unfortunat...

GoBoiano Media Pirate Sai

Do I have an alert on my phone for hentai? Maybe. Is this the mythical convention Project-H promised? Probably not but hey, things are getting interesting. They've had 17 hours so I'll give it a week and see if they're going somewhere with this.

METANORN Foshizzel

What a cool assssss sssssssnake~ Oh boy this week we finally learn about Mana Asuha! Yeah I hope this is the last character themed episode even though I have a feeling they are going to give us some solo episodes for Olga and Yukari or will they j...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 10, 2016 . 12:30pm Idea Factory International has more than a release window for Trillion: God of Destruction now. The PlayStation Vita game, which is also PlayStation TV Compatible, will come to North America on March 29, 2016.

A new visual for the upcoming Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film was revealed on Wednesday to accompany the announcement of the release date. The film will open on July 23 in Japan. Accel World: Infinite Burst is a brand new anime film of the ...

Siliconera Casey

Japan will be getting a whole bunch of Pokémon sprite-themed merchandise on February 27th, to celebrate the game franchise's 20th anniversary. The merchandise bearing the sprites from the original games will be sold at Pokémon Centers as well as A...


Ken Watanabe has been diagnosed with early stage stomach cancer and has undergone endoscopic surgery to remove it, according to his agent. The 56-year-old actor released a statement Tuesday seeking understanding for the postponement of his return ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 10, 2016 . 9:00am Hajime Saito, the Sega Sammy Group's Chief Executive Officer, announced a Sonic the Hedgehog movie when speaking to The World Folio. The company is working with Sony Pictures on the project.

Tokyo Girls Update Christopher Woods

HYPER JAPAN's Christmas Markets are invariably more intimate than their summer festivals. Nonetheless, their 2015 events featured a variety of entertainment: performances from TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE, Honey Spice, Tomoca, ONE NOT'E, Eir Aoi, X Japan, K...

Siliconera Sato

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and Square Enix announced that the upcoming RPG Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4 in Japan. PlayStation 4 Star Ocean 5 Edition (Jet Black): PlayStation 4...

Funimation will be starting the broadcast dub of the Dagashi Kashi anime today, so it's time to have a look at the full English dub cast. The series debuts in dubbed form at 8:00pm EST, and here's who you can look forward to hearing in the roles: ...


After "TRAGEDY" single released on February 10, KAT-TUN will be releasing their 26th single "UNLOCK". The single will be released on March 2. "UNLOCK" is the theme song for NTV's Kaito Yamaneko drama starring member Kamenashi Kazuya.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Warner Bros. Japan has done some pretty solid marketing for their anime properties over the last few years and they've got a lot they can do with Terra Formars. With a second season coming up and a new live-action film, the distributor has now put...

Japanator Red Veron

I remember when Mitsurugi Hikae Kamui first made the rounds on the PC indie game circuit almost two years ago and seeing potential with the sword-wielding schoolgirl action game. Mitsurugi Hikae Kamui is now coming to the PlayStation 4 and it has ...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

Kensuke Miyazaki TOKYO (TR) - A lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party who announced plans to take paternity leave has admitted to infidelity while his wife was pregnant, reports Fuji News Network (Feb.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Hoshino Mai has just joined LinQ as a new member. She is part of the 7th generation of the idol group. Hoshino Mai is 14 years old. She is a middle school student from Fukuoka. Her hobbies are painting and music.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Casting reveals are underway from Sentai Filmworks for their upcoming release of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun as there's just over a month until the sets release on March 29th, 2016. The latest casting news is a pretty damn welcome one as we get to se...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Old school anime strikes back today as Flame of Recca, based on the manga by Nobuyuki Anzai, joins the ever-growing Crunchyroll library in both dubbed and subbed varieties. Flame of Recca will be available for Crunchyroll members in the following ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Sou Yayoi's ReLIFE web manga has revealed the first two cast members in the upcoming series. The two revealed cast members include: Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Just as we are compelled to use Pepsiman pics for every story about Pepsi, so too is Japan compelled to release unique flavors of snacks and drinks that we'll never get to try in the west. The latest trick up Pepsi's sleeve is a new "Sakura" (cher...

The official website for Endride, an upcoming anime and smartphone game project with original character designs byBastard! ! manga creator Kazushi Hagiwara and Rurouni Kenshin manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki has revealed two additional cast members.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The casting reveals continue for the upcoming Qualidea Code anime series as a pair of new actors have been revealed via the Monthly Newtype magazine that's just now out. The new casting includes Chika Anzai as Asuha Chigusa and Yuuma Uchida as Kas...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco shared the latest trailer for their upcoming brawler, Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis, giving us a look at some of the series' Heisei era Riders from 2009 to 2012. The trailer shows Riders in the following order: Kamen Rider W, Kame...

This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will be announcing on Monday that Yuuki Kaji will voice the character Shouto Todoroki in the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

If you've never been to Iida city in Japan's scenic and historic Nagano Prefecture, now's your chance to explore the region remotely via new travelogue series called Iida Tokimeki Trip. The first episode launches today at 8pm Pacific Time, and new...

Unit BOYS AND MEN top the singles chart with single Wanna be! selling over 102,000 copies. The Nagoya based boy idol group also known as BOIMEN, 16th single includes opening and ending for their TV drama Shiratori Reiko do Gozaimasu.

Siliconera Sato

With Street Fighter V releasing next week, Capcom have started a series of character introduction trailers. The latest video gives us a highlight of the new character, F. A. N. G. The below is a list of characters along with their own introduction...

'この魔剣にお値段を!' (Kono Maken ni o Nedan o! ) "A Price For This Cursed Sword" Kazuma meets the real Chosen Hero. Of Aqua and Cages The first half of the episode could have easily been too much. The comedic sociopathy (trope!

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