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March 30, 2016, 11:30 AM
Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

According to Daily Cyzo, a Japanese entertainment publication, a live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's action-fantasy manga Fullmetal Alchemist is currently in development with plans for a 2017 release.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Show By Rock! ! , Geechs and Sanrio's mobile rhythm video game, returns to anime this summer for the Show By Rock! ! Short! ! spin-off, then later for a sequel spring 2015 TV series. A new promo focuses on bishonen visual kei band Shingan CrimsonZ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Soft pretzel chain embraces the matcha sweets boom for the first time. American chains Starbucks and Krispy Kreme didn't have to do too much work in getting the local population excited when they first came to Japan, since the country had been enj...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

°C-ute's 29th single Naze Hito wa Arasoundaro? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa Step! (何故 人は争うんだろう? / Summer Wind / 人生はStep! ) will be released on April 20th. In the MV for Naze Hito wa Arasoundaro? , the members of °C-ute are wondering why people fight.

Anime Evo Flower

"The May issue of Hakusensha's Monthly LaLa magazine is revealing on Thursday that Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga is inspiring a fifth television anime season, Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go, this fall.

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo released Nights of Azure today in North America, and have provided us with a look at the latest with a new launch trailer. Here are details on the game from Koei Tecmo's press release: Few leave their homes after nightfall in the kingdo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Here's the third photo report from the successful AnimeJapan 2016, held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center from March 25 and 27 (this year's public days were Saturday and Sunday). Check the station posters of the upcoming anime shows, the ph...

Amuro Namie's new single "Mint" is slated to drop in stores on May 18. The title track will serve as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Boku no Yabai Tsuma" premiering on April 19. It's a suspense drama that revolves around a husband and...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming anime adaptation of the Super Lovers manga series is almost here and now Kadokawa has dropped the latest TV spot for the series, which gives us a little bit more time with the opening theme song go it.

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NEWS has been chosen as the main personality for NTV's "24-Hour Television 39 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" that's scheduled to broadcast this summer. The theme for this year's "24-Hour Television" is "Ai ~Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi~", which roughly...

Anime B&B Marina

WIT Studio has been prominent at Sakura-Con for a few years, with big titles like Attack on Titan and Seraph of the End. I was curious to see what they had in store for their future. Last year's push on The Rolling Girls was a visual delight, but ...

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It's been revealed that Takahashi Minami will release her first solo album (currently untitled) this fall. SEE ALSO: Takahashi Minami to hold a solo concert on April 14 Takahashi announced this to her fans on March 27 during "Takahashi Minami Grad...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality "experience center" in Tokyo next month. "VR Zone: Project I Can" will give individuals to test out the latest in virtual reality technology without breaking the bank.

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - March 26th/27th 01 (00) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon...

Kizumonogatari Part II: Nekketsu, the second part of a film trilogy adapting the Bakemonogatari prequel novel of the same name, is due out this summer, and we've got our first look at courtesy a trailer that popped up on YouTube this weekend.

Siliconera Sato

One Piece: Burning Blood got its latest gameplay footage from V-Jump, where we got to see a bunch of characters going at it in a big set of 3v3 matchups. The footage starts at the 1:17 mark, where they have a huge 9v9 session, starting with a figh...


Recently, a Korean netizen site, Pann, had a post about an AKB48 concert. The post was titled "Legendarily right-wing idols. " The post contains photos from their concert while the group performed the song "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai.

Siliconera Sato

In celebration of the Kingdom Hearts series' 14th anniversary, Kingdom Hearts' official Twitter account posted a new image from Kingdom Hearts HD 2. 8: Final Chapter Prologue. Here's what was tweeted along with the image above: "Today marks the 14...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Media Blasters announcing over the weekend that they picked up the rights to My Wife is the Student Council President! , which is also getting a second season as just announced in Japan, some voice cast information also surfaced this weekend.

Anime Evo FlareKnight

Truly it is a great thing when a show just manages to be exactly what you hoped it would be. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar didn't fall short of what I hoped we were getting with this show. A very enjoyable fantasy show with characters who didn't have a...

Bandai Tamashii Nations has unveiled the S. H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Necrom from the Kamen Rider Ghost TV series. The figure stands 145mm tall and comes with extra set of hands, and extra hood parts. This Premium Bandai web exclusive figure cost 6,...

IGN Alex Osborn

The wildly-popular anime and manga series Fullmetal Alchemist is getting a live-action film adaptation. According to Livedoor News (translation via Tokyo Otaku Mode), the movie will release sometime next summer and star Yamada Ryosuke as FMA's lea...


On March 28, it was announced that Mizuki Yamamoto and Hey! Say! JUMP's Kei Inoo will star in a live action film adaptation of the popular manga "Peach Girl", which will be released in 2017. Yamamoto will play the role of Momo Adachi, a former mem...

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice lost its opening weekend battle in Japan to Assassination Classroom: Graduation, a new local action-comedy manga adaptation sequel, and the latest Doraemon anime film, now in its fourth weekend.

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Koei Tecmo has released the first official trailer for Toukiden 2. Toukiden 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in the country on June 30, and a PlayStation 4 demo will release on April 11.

In honor of their 70th anniversary since establishment, Japanese cosmetic brand KOSÉ has announced a new TV commercial featuring 10 of the brand's spokesmodels. The commercial is called "Tokyo Seven Days.

Likely due to nonstop requests, furious fighting game Street Fighter V has obtained another sensuous nude mod, this time revealing everything the lovely Cammy has to offer and showing that the mod community knows no bounds when it comes to pervers...

During its industry panel at Anime Boston over the weekend, anime and manga publisher Viz Media announced a couple of manga series debuts, and some additions to existing titles, for fans to look forward to later this year.

Chris asks: I see Japan Expo USA has gone into hiatus mode, and we're waiting on dates and a location for the next Otakon Vegas. Are these spinoff cons going to make it, and what's holding them back? Despite their popularity, anime conventions are...

Perfume's newest album, Cosmic Explorer, is slated for release early next month, on April 6th. Up until recently, promotions for the album had been a bit quiet but just 9 days before the big day, things have gotten more rowdy.

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