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March 24, 2016, 3:30 AM
The Guardian Alison Flood

Cover of Sherlock: A Study in Pink, a manga based on the TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Photograph: Titan Press Sherlock Holmes has had many incarnations since he was first brought to life by the pen of Arthur Conan Doyl...

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There are many reasons why Japan is cooler than we are. For one, they have a melding of Western pop culture and their own ancient traditions to give the country a truly unique flavor. Another reason is they have no separation between popular art a...

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The new McFlurry comes filled with traditional Japanese flavours. Back in 2013, McDonald's Japan released the Matcha Oreo McFlurry, which blended rich vanilla ice cream with powdered green tea and crunchy chocolate biscuit pieces.

Kodansha Comics announced a handful of new licenses this week. . . seven new print titles, to be exact! They announced a new one each hour today, culminating in the reveal of the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga.

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Matcha Kit Kat lovers can now enjoy more green tea chocolate options. Following on from their popular "I LOVE FRUITS" series released last year, Nestlé Japan has announced their next premium collection, called "I LOVE TEA", featuring five new tea-...

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Sword Art Online: The Beginning Project is IBM's collaboration project which shows off their virtual reality capabilities with the help of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series. Daisuki. net was present during the "Alpha Tests" for t...

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Nikkei reported earlier today that Nintendo is ceasing their production of their Wii U console sometime by the end of the year, but Nintendo has since then denied the report, stating that the comment did not come from Nintendo.

We asked our writers one simple question: which anime made you a fan? Not the first anime you ever saw - not the blurry memories of Robotech or Gundam Wing before you knew what anime was - the first show you really embraced as an anime fan.

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Bandai Namco announced that their upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title, Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers, is releasing in Japan on June 30, 2016. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The game is priced at 8,200 yen plus tax, and there will be a...

Team Syachihoko has unveiled the MV for "Chérie! " (release date: April 7) and it is overflowing with contents that will have you watching it over and over again! Contributor Wanted! ! In the MV for "Chérie!

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May'n and Megumi Nakajima have made a name for themselves with Macross Frontier, and the upcoming Macross Delta TV anime is aiming to replicate their success with this new batch of theme song singers, who are most certainly following in the footst...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While we got word over the weekend that Viz Media will be doing some streaming for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable as well as prior seasons, they're not the only ones. Crunchyroll hsa revealed that they'll be streaming the ...

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The prestigious Anime of the Year Award, which is divided into Movie and TV Animation categories, have finally been given out during last Monday (21 March)'s Tokyo Anime Award Festival. The two winners of the awards are Love Live!

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Bandai Namco and FromSoftware revealed the launch trailer for their upcoming action RPG Dark Souls III, which is releasing in Japan this Thursday and worldwide on April 12, 2016. Dark Souls III is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Classic romance drama Fushigi Yugi has revealed the cast for its upcoming live action musical, the costumes naturally sporting a great resemblance to the source material that unfortunately speaks nothing of the potential quality of the musical its...

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Japanese animation studio, J. C. Staff (A Certain series, Shakugan no Shana) has announced that they will be animating Shinjirou's action manga, Taboo Tattoo, which will be premiering in July 2016. The announcement was made in the manga's 11th vol...

Bandai Namco Games' One Piece: Burning Blood is bringing 3-on-3 brawling action to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS Vita in North America on May 31, with a PC version and European launch to follow in June.

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. While its English localised release was years in the making, SEGA finally pooled the resources into localising and publishing Yakuza 5 on the Play...

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By Joel Couture . March 22, 2016 . 3:00pm A new NightCry video has released, revealing the Clock Tower-successor's English release date as March 29, 2016. The video shows some strange characters in masks, as well as an unfortunate end for a woman ...

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Ahead of this weekend's AnimeJapan tradeshow, a spotted banner has revealed that the 20th anniversary Tales of TV anime, Tales of Zestiria the X ("the X" is pronounced as "the Cross"), previously lined up for 2016, is now slated for summer.

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Beautifully drawn anime ad shows the emotional friendships that can come from a part-time job. Being a medium in which creators have complete control over the visuals, just about anything can look awesomely stylish or emotionally profound in anime.

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The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems. Over the last few years, Japan's excitement about Halloween has spiked, which has been a boon for marketers as they r...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

No fooling, supernatural action series Ushio and Tora returns for a third cour on April 1st. If you're having a hard time remembering if it was Ushio looking to eat Tora or vice versa in the earlier July-December 2015 run of the TV anime, Tokuma h...

Capcom have celebrated the 20th anniversary of their highly acclaimed Resident Evil franchise by having an interview with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, causing more dedicated fans to hope that a clear answer will be given as to why the franchise ha...


It was recently announced that Occultic;Nine, a light novel series by Chiyomaru Shikura, will get an anime adaptation slated for 2016. At the moment, Chiyomaru Shikura is most popularly known as the head of MAGES.

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One of Japan's greatest contributions to literature is the haiku, a type of poem which has 17 syllables in a five-seven-five pattern. A contest was recently held in Japan for haikus (not to be confused with the volleyball manga, Haikyuu!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While Aniplex USA announced their plans for the second cour of The Asterisk War this weekend that included Crunchyroll, we definitely like to pull out a separate post when Crunchyroll themselves announce how they'll be handling the series.

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