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April 7, 2016, 4:00 AM

As part of the promotions for the upcoming Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War, three major shounen manga titles have also revealed their own version of "civil war", illustrated by the respective manga artists themselves.

Nerd Reactor Chris Del Castillo

Last night, Japanese Metal idol band BABYMETAL performed "Gimme Chocolate! ! " on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This isn't the first time we've gotten a taste of Japanese pop culture on late night television.

The new live-action Death Note movie is slated to open in Japan on October 29, and the staff recently updated everyone with two fresh stills. The latest shots show Yūgi Shion, a genius hacker played by Masaki Suda.

News Originals Lists List by Munie - Apr 5th, 2016 Have you seen Zootopia? Did it shred your heart with it's cuteness and characters? Then get ready to feel your heart be beaten to a bloody pulp with the kawaii because the cosplayers SeeU and 小小白 ...

Charapedia asked 10,000 anime fans the question: Which female anime voice actor is your favorite? And from thousands of fans, most of the responses are from the male fans (43. 2%), female fans (56. 8%) and teens to adults in their 20s (63.

The emergence of an adorable 2D English teacher (hailing from a New Horizon middle school textbook) has caused quite a stir online thanks to her considerable charm, sure to fill those who have already braved the hardships of the educational system...

Humanity has Declined takes a post-apocalyptic world where the human population has decreased to a rather small percentage of the current numbers we have now, and where technological advancement has come to a complete standstill.

Siliconera Casey

With Bravely Second releasing in North America next week, Nintendo has shared a new trailer for the Nintendo 3DS game. Here's a look at the official overview trailer in which we get a glimpse of the game's story, battle and job system, as well as ...

Sentai Filmworks announced the acquisition of Onigiri, based on CyberStep's MMORPG. The 13-episode short-format anime series starts airing in Japan on April 7, and Sentai will be bringing it to select digital outlets.

lyrical school just changed the game with their smartphone MV for their major label debut single "RUN and RUN" (release date: 4/27)! Contributor Wanted! ! Those of you who rightfully dislike videos shot in portrait mode will have to restrain yours...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With the first two seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal having generated thirteen volumes across its release, the reveal of how the third season is being handled is surprising. The show, which is set for a thirteen episode season, will be getting a thre...

Fairy Tail's author Hiro Mashima is known for producing sketches for each holiday, but with his busy schedule he forgot about April Fool's things and fans took to social media to remind him.


Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist joins the ranks of live-adapted manga series. Daily Cyzo, a Japanese entertainment publication, reported that a live-action film adaptation of the action-fantasy manga is currently in development for a 2017 rel...

DesmondChieng Desmond

Dropped by Ginza for a quick stroll and here are some street photography shots during the day. Ginza is a shopping district in Tokyo and you can find lots of upscale shops and restaurants here. If you're visiting Ginza as a tourist, I would recomm...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokyo-based anime production company ufotable was established in 2000, then has worked on many successful anime series including Ninin ga Shinobuden (2004), Tales of Symphonia (2007-2011), The Garden of Sinners (2007-2013), Fate/Zero (2010-2011), ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Japan is set to get new Marvel Comics based Captain America: Civil War on April 29th, ahead of the US May 6th opening. Weekly Shonen Magazine will be clear the path with its own clash of heroes in the 2016 issue 20, on sale April 13th.

Rio Hiiragi launches a full-frontal audio-visual attack in the MV for "BANZAI! BANZAI! " (release date: April 6)! Contributor Wanted! ! "BANZAI! BANZAI! " was produced by Hyadain (Ken'ichi Maeyamada) and the music alternates between chaotic high-s...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll's latest spring 2016 anime announcement is Tanaka-kun is Always Listless. The anime adaptation of Nozomi Uda's comedy manga is set to premiere this Saturday, April 9 at 7:00am Pacific Time.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Assault Suit Leynos (released in the US as Target Earth) originally launched on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990, and Dracue Software updated it for PlayStation 4 and PC last year. Now Rising Star Games has plans to release the HD update on PS4 and...

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 - April 2nd/3rd 01 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon T...

BiSH revealed a new MV "DEADMAN" (Release Date:4th May). They make a raid on conventional idol-ness on major idols with their major debut! Contributor Wanted! ! The whole MV casts their destruction of buildings in Asakusa and Akihabara.

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode #27 A new dawn for Sailor Moon Crystal, and the salvation of the viewers is at hand. What They Say: "Act. 27 Infinity 1 Premonition - First Part" Usagi and her friends return to enjoying their regular lives.

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Visual Kei band NIGHTMARE have announced that they will be taking a temporary hiatus at the end of the year. This was announced on April 2 during the opening day of their tour "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2016 Awakening of Clowns" at Sendai PIT in Miyagi.

Tonight, BABYMETAL will perform on a late night American talk show! The group will be a guest on the CBS show "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. " The show airs at 11:35 PM EST. Make sure to check it out!

Selective Hearing Selective Hearing

Japanese new wave band rock Budo Grape has released their 5th set of digital singles worldwide on iTunes, featuring a contrast of melancholy ("Jikansaryouomoi") and insanely upbeat ("Go! Go! Taichi! ", named for the band's manic, forever-smiling d...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Naruto Shippuden's Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness arc continues this April with the 14th's "Dawn of Darkness" and 21st's "Partner," featuring a Country of Water assassination meeeting, the partnership with Kisame, and Deidara and Sasori t...

625Kenn Kenn

Dark Souls has always fascinated me with it's designs. Everything generally looks and feels coherent and well thought out. Things are grotesque, and yet have an air of majesty to them. The art book goes into more detail about the designs of enemie...

Crunchyroll Guest

A slew of bold new anime announcements from Crunchyroll begin revving up again today with word that Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, based on the comedy manga by Nami Sano, is set to begin streaming soon!

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

The Kanazawa Ward office KANAGAWA (TR) - Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a male employee of the city of Yokohama for allegedly exposing himself in the lobby of an apartment building, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 4).

First up, that release date - it's September 20, 2016, and Square-Enix dropped a stunning new trailer set to a version of Stand By Me performed by Florence + The Machine. A prequel to Final Fantasy XV, it's the first of a five-part story which wil...

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