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April 1, 2016, 11:00 PM

The 12th and final episode for the sickeningly sweet Dagashi Kashi has unsurprisingly done nothing but talk about sweets, causing more harsh critics to dismiss the series as little more than an info dump, with its occasional service possibly being...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Today is April 1st. Know what that means? Internet hijinks everywhere online, including in Japan. For the past few years, the country has done a solid job with April Fools (you can see previous coverage here and here), and this year is no exception.

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By Jenni . March 31, 2016 . 12:00pm Sega has confirmed Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, the latest entry in the Project Diva line of music games, will be released in both North and South American. The game will come to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStati...

This weekend Adult Swim viewers will be getting a special treat in the form of an ID directed by none other than Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) himself. Production I. G animated the spot, and you can see how it turned out below.

Kill Me Baby voice actress Ai Takabe will not be prosecuted for cocaine use and possession, says Tokyo Reporter. The report follows news that the anime actress and pin-up idol was arrested in November for use of the drug, which is illegal in Japan.

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Yes, it's true, we really are gonna get a live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie! Japanese entertainment publication, Daily Cyzo, has revealed that Hiromu Arakawa's bestselling manga, Fullmetal Alchemist will be adapted into a live-action film for ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With filming set to begin this July for the Blade Runner sequel to make its January 12th, 2018 release date, things are going to be firming up more and more. The latest bit of news to arrive is some additional casting with Robin Wright joining the...

It's been revealed that AKB48 Team K member Ishida Haruka will graduate from the group. This announcement was made on March 30 during a live concert at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Ishida tweeted, "I, Ishida Haruka, will graduate from AKB48.

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By Joel Couture . March 31, 2016 . 2:30pm A new trailer has released for visual novel turned fighting game Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, announcing its April 19th Steam release date. Taking place after the TATARI incident, Melty Blood: ...

Trends in Japan William

While originally a western custom, April Fools' Day has now become something of a tradition recently for Japanese brands and services to trick us with seemingly incredible new products or promotions. Yes, these really are too good to be true.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

When your trying to sell your music in this day and age, it helps to get a little creative with your videos. No matter how good your music is, it can still be difficult to get people's attention in a saturated marketplace.

Dark-skinned beauty Muramasa of Nitroplus title Full Metal Daemon Muramasa has been blessed with holy matrimony courtesy of Hobby Japan, the lovely wedding figure not only representing the sanctity of the ceremony but the "first night" as well due...

You might also like "Ever since we began simulcasting the anime series last year, fans of 'Tokyo Ghoul' have been clamoring for a mobile game. With season 2 now finished and season 3 set for 2016, the anticipation for the game has grown higher", t...

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Are you ready for 2016 Spring anime series? Exciting new line-up for this season has been announced and we've picked up "Space Patrol Luluco" (Uchu Patrol Luluco, 宇宙パトロールルル子)! Every episode will be streamed on Crunchyroll (http://www.

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A second preview offers the latest look at Akitaro Daichi's (DD Fist of the North Star, Fruits Basket) spring TV anime adaptation of Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro, Ipyao and Yujirou Koyama's 2014 Shonen Jump+ digital manga about a young tonkatsu cook who di...

The East German military fights monsters and revolts against the Stasi. It wasn't bad, but also not that good. I think the main problem was the characters. It didn't bring me to particularly care about any of them.

"Berserk" fans will definitely be happy to know that the Japanese dark fantasy manga is coming to television. Reports claim that Crunchyroll will stream the anime series. Continue reading to get more insights!

Anime publisher Sentai Filmworks, today revealed its latest anime acquisition from the upcoming spring 2016 season, the moe and motorcycles comedy series, "Bakuon! ," which will be makings its broadcast debut soon.

V6's new song "Beautiful World" has been chosen as the theme song for popular drama series "Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari" starring member Inohara Yoshihiko. "Beautiful World" was provided by singer-songwriter Hata Motohiro.

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The Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA/ Movie series will be getting remade into a TV anime starting 3 April. Daisuki, which will be streaming the anime internationally, has released a brand new English-language PV, which re-introduces us to the Unive...

'永遠のファントム・ワールド' (Eien no Fantomu Wārudo) "The Eternal Phantom World" I consider Excel Saga to be the archetypal absurd gag anime of its time. In its penultimate episode (depending on how you count the deliberately not-fit-for-broadcast one), it ac...

A launch trailer for Nights of Azure has soothed watchers with a serene melody as it details the plot of the game and also reveals its action-packed battles, possibly interesting players with its slight yuri implications - which have hopefully not...

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Terra Formars Revenge is one of the most highly anticipated anime of Spring 2016, and before the anime starts airing next month, Warner Brothers Anime has started streaming Terra Formars Revenge's OP sequence, titled "Kouryoutaru Shinsekai" by Jap...

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