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February 24, 2013, 12:30 AM

After earlier outlines of what's to come in preliminary versions of the Spring 2013 chart, a solid preview of the season has been formatted in the 1. 0 release.  Wow, a lot of favorites will be returning in the couple of months with new anime for ...

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It was announced that actress Omasa Aya will star in TV Tokyo’s upcoming drama “Vampire Heaven” that will begin airing in April. Omasa will play a beautiful vampire named “Sakurako” while Honda Tsubasa will be Sakurako’s best friend and also vampi...

Takarajima's men's fashion magazine Smart reports that Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica New Feature: Rebellion), the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica film, will open in Japan this summer.

Japan's National Police Agency announced on Friday that it has arrested 27 suspects across the country between Tuesday and Thursday for uploading manga, anime, films, music videos, and video games online without the copyright holders' permission.

Succumbed to cancer on February 18 The talent agency Aoni Production announced on Friday that voice actress Chieko Honda passed away due to multiple forms of cancer on February 18. Honda was undergoing treatment for cancer before succumbing.

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You see it on Japanese forums. Strings of "w's". I often quote individuals as writing "lol", "LOL", or even, "lulz". But let's get something straight. People in Japan do not laugh out loud. Oh, no. They wwww.

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All charges against those who cooked and ate a human penis on stage at a Tokyo club have been dropped after it was determined they not actually done anything illegal. The event in question took place at a club in Tokyo’s Suginami city, and was att...

Neane1993 Online Joined: Oct 2011 Posts: 3101 So Excited about this. Overall, I have greatly enjoyed Madoka and I am looking forward to this movie. Whether you like it or not, Madoka has become a classic.

Voice actress Junko Iwao reported on Friday that anime producer Touyou Ikeda passed away on February 17. According to Iwao, Ikeda was still in his 30s. Ikeda was the producer or assistant producer on a number of anime such as Gate Keepers, Kaleido...

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10th February at the Makuhari Messe was… Wonder Festival 2013 (Winter)! ! This is a photo of the GSC/Max Factory booth – the WonHobby booth! So many people came through the booth which made for a great event for all the staff!

AnimeWorks label to release them separately in July North American anime distributor Media Blasters announced on Friday that its AnimeWorks label licensed the Super Robot Wars Original Generation - The Animation video anime project and Super Robot...

The long and noble list of Japanese inventions that shook the world (karate, the compact disc player, and karaoke to name three) has a new addition today as the digital camera shaped like a donut arrives to bring a big gaping smile to your face.

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Hot on the heels of the previous batch of fractured wishes granted by China’s Photoshop artists comes a new photo gallery. If you missed the previous batch of photos, this is where someone makes a request to have their photo improved.

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Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong announced a Final Fantasy anthology for Asia. Final Fantasy Digital Collection includes digital copies of Final Fantasy 1 all the way up to Final Fantasy IX so you can play the entire series on...

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Every spring in Japan, families with sons display miniature samurai armor. The armor, called yoroi (鎧), or samurai helmet, called "kabuto" (兜), are for Children's Day. Families want their sons to grow up strong and healthy.

Megan Fox Cast As April O’Neil in Ninja Turtles Reboot Aw, looks like Megan Fox and Michael Bay have made up and will be playing nice together for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot that is apparently still happening.

Albotas Goes To IndieCade East For the first time ever, the popular IndieCade festival of independent games made its way to East Coast this past weekend. IndieCade has been going on over on the West Coast since 2009 and is considered by many to be...

Disney has confirmed retailer listings that Studio Ghibli's classic My Neighbor Totoro, along with master anime director Hayao Miyazaki's more recent Howl's Moving Castle have been slated for a May 21st release.

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NIS America confirmed they will bring Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness to North America this fall. The PlayStation 3 game puts Laharl back into the spotlight as the main character. Laharl is the King of the Netherworld in this game, but no...

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