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February 16, 2016, 7:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Thomas Romain is a terrific artist working in the anime industry in Tokyo. Previously, he showed how to draw detailed buildings. This time, we're going to learn from him how to draw backgrounds. Romain has an impressive resume, including art direc...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima has continued his holiday sketch tradition with one for Valentine's Day Check out the results バレンタインデー♡ pic. twitter. com/mvaUlt7VS2 - 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) February 14, 2016 He also Tweeted a survey of past years' 過去...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Yusei Matsui's bestselling action-comedy manga, Assassination Classroom, may be nearing its end, as the upcoming issue #11 of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump! magazine will be featuring the manga's "final mission climax.

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A live-action stage play will be adapting the Water Tribe Arc from Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga, and the play's official website has now revealed the cast in costume with a brand new PV, which also talks about the or...

From the popular anime series Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry comes a delightful figure of the A Rank Knight, Stella Vermillion. She is shown ready to fight in her school uniform while wielding her Device, Laevateinn.

During a recent event for the Street Fighter franchise's latest game Street Fighter V, the organizers recently held a special cosplay contest for Chun-Li cosplayers titled the Miss Chun-Li contest. The competition included a model and gamer, Kayo ...

International visual novel publisher and licenser Sekai Project have announced three new titles which they hope to bring to audiences in the near future. These were announced last weekend at Animation on Display (AOD) in Santa Clara, CA.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming Kiznaiver anime series is making out a bit decently this weekend as the debut of the new TV spot for it, clocking in at thirty seconds, has gotten an English subtitled version from Crunchyroll.

SINGAPORE, Feb 16 - The Esplanade is turning Japanese - we really think so. To mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan, the arts centre is launching a unique 10-day arts and culture festival in May called Supe...

The Fandom Post DJ Horn

Your Lie in April It's like this show was designed to be rewatched. What They Say: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Ever since then, each day was dull for Kousei.

AFA Channel! freakpool

We have a Sound! Euphonium sequel anime coming up, but before that, a compilation movie will be shown in Japan, and it will take a look back at the events from the first anime. The official Kyoto Animation YouTube channel has now started streaming...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo released the latest trailer for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and this time the attention goes to the Dragon Shrine Maiden Kunoichi Momiji. You can check out Marie Rose's introduction trailer, along with some "Gravure Paradise" mode footage, ...

The boys from the Digimon Adventure tri. theatrical anime series have suited up for Valentine's Day and have been featured in the March 2016 issue of Animedia as a poster. You can purchase this issue here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).

The official website for the anime adaptation of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin sci-fi action manga series began streaming a promotional video for the upcoming OVA that will be bundled with the limited edition of the manga's eighth compiled book volume.

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

I love it when a good pun comes into fruition. When it's done right, the person telling the joke always find a way to make his/her words flow in a way that brings a smile to everyone's face. In light of today's special occasion, SpeedRacerFlubber ...

Siliconera Sato

PlatinumGames and Activision are working on a new all out action Turtles game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, and IGN shared the latest trailer highlighting the leader Leonardo.

Perfume announced that they would be releasing a new album titled 'COSMIC EXPLORER' on April 6. This marks their first album in 2 and a half years since 'LEVEL3' was released back in October 2013. There will be three versions for the album; limite...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned this weekend that the Funimation series Dimension W, which has a Broadcast Dub set up for it, will be getting a broadcast run on the Toonami block on Cartoon Network this month. Now the Toonami folks have put out their first commercial ...

Siliconera Sato

Shoot 'em up fans will soon have something to look forward to with the release of Raiden V in Japan, and Moss just released the game's opening movie for the upcoming Xbox One title. As previously reported, the shmup will feature new and improved f...

Perfume has finally released more information on their sixth album. Titled COSMIC EXPLORER, the work marks the end of the unit's longest era yet, starting in late 2013 with the single "Sweet Refrain" and spanning their 15th anniversary celebrations.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The exclusive four-piece Sailor Moon marriage certificate series is finally complete with the best design in the whole collection. Late last year, we were thrilled to learn that people in Japan could register their marriage in the name of the moon...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Lantis today posted a four-minute preview for the two songs to be included in "MOMENT RING," the last single of μ's, the nine-member voice actress unit from the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Japanese singer and actor, GACKT, is starring in a brand new movie titled "KARANUKAN," which is set in his home islands of Ryuukyuu. However, there is only one problem, and that is the fact that he still has no leading lady!

Aaron Magulick, GoBoiano Writer Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.

New School Kaidan Zachary Keo

Anime Los Angeles 2016 was held just a few weekends ago on January 29th-31st in Ontario, California. New School Kaidan (NSK) also held our first panel here, named "No Idols! No Life! An Intro to the Wota Life!

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has posted preview videos for the character songs of the three heroines from the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Ao Jumonji's fantasy light novel series Hai to Gensou no Grimgal/Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: ...

Siliconera Sato

Level-5 and Koei Tecmo are collaborating together for Yo-kai Watch: Romance of the Three Kingdoms for Nintendo 3DS, an upcoming game that features Jibanyan and friends in strategy game-style. The trailer shows that Jibanyan, Komasan, and friends g...

Siliconera Sato

Chronicles of Time, a 5-disc and 75-track long Chrono Trigger tribute album that was made as part of worldwide collaboration project between over 200 artists, is now available for purchase. The album is fully licensed and features a variety of arr...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Magearna. Outfitted with a metallic body, this artificial Pocket Monster was created by humans 500 years ago. The character is set to debut in the upcoming Pokémon film, Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna, which is due out this year.

A dress rehearsal has been unveiled for the musical of Sanrio's mobile game Show by Rock! ! , bearing its usual kemonomimi action but for some reason only featuring the franchise's males, a possibly weak decision considering the vast popularity th...

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