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April 9, 2016, 1:30 PM
April 9, 2016, 1:30 PM
IGN Meghan Sullivan

Share. The WWE superstar on bringing Dragon Ball Z to Mania and his other favorite anime. By Meghan Sullivan Last weekend at WrestleMania 32, uber-popular tagteam New Day made an eye-catching entrance by emerging from a giant box of their "Booty-O...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Starting April 16, a special Sailor Moon exhibition opens in Tokyo to celebrate one of Japan's most successful manga and anime. The exhibition will be held at the top of Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. On display, there will be original color art as...

You would be forgiven if you mistaken Kabaneri for Attack on Titan. Read More: Attack on Titan Season 2 is Getting Delayed Afterall, the original series is adapted by the same team behind the Attack on Titan anime.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Or, who knows, maybe she knew exactly what she was doing? As pointed out on Sina (via ShanghaiIst) and IT Home, an elderly woman was making incense offerings and kneeling before League of Legends character Garen.

The currently-running second season of the Assassination Classroom anime is getting ready to enter its final arc. The last leg of the story kicks off on April 14 with the 15th episode, "Kokuhaku no Jikan" ("The Confession Time").

Japanese polling site Charapedia is getting inventive. For its 114th anime-and-manga-related poll, it's asked its readers, "what two characters from totally unrelated shows have you always thought would make a good couple?

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

BAND-MAID rocked an audience of over 2500 music fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle last Easter weekend. The long-running Japanese culture event hosted the band's debut American performance at the Washington State Convention Center, where the all-girl r...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

As strange as it sounds, Japanese Twitter users have fallen in love with a fictional character from an English text book. Her name is Ellen Baker. She's also a Red Sox fan. You're a Yankees fan. You'll work things out, don't worry.

JAST USA to release PC game with dual audio tracks this summer JAST USA announced on Friday that it will feature an English dub option for its release of Nitroplus' Communication With Sonico (SoniComi) PC game.

SuperHeroHype Max Evry

Singer Wada Kouji passed away the morning of April 3rd at the age of 42 after years of fight with his cancer, SOLID VOX reports. He was known for providing theme songs for the Digimon franchise, such as "Butter-Fly" or "FIRE!

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On April 8, 2016, after being an AKB48 member for 3,775 days, Minami Takahashi had her final stage performance at the AKB48 theatre on her 25th birthday. Titled "Minami Takahashi Graduation Special Performance ~Looking Back on the Past 10 years~",...

Siliconera Sato

Romancing SaGa 2 recently released in Japan for smartphone and PlayStation Vita, and Square Enix announced via Twitter that they're bringing the game Westward for Android and iPhone. The upgraded version of Romancing SaGa 2 features revamped chara...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Illustrated English teacher suddenly has legions of fans and even an unofficial theme song, but her visual creator is hoping the good-time ruckus won't lead to a backlash by parents and educators. With the school year getting underway in Japan, ea...

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English will never be Japan's first language of choice, and the country is known for its struggles with the language. And to help the Japanese with their well-documented troubles with Engrish, a new English-teaching textbook titled New Horizon was...

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. The Pokemon franchise is set to branch out onto the smartphone market this year, with Niantic and The Pokemon Company collaborating on a new augme...

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By Jenni . April 7, 2016 . 11:00am Nintendo is preparing new ways for people to display their amiibo in Japan. The company will be releasing Kirby and Super Smash Bros. -themed diorama kits, with each offering spaces for figures to be displayed an...

By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 4/7/2016 Kimi no Na wa (aka Your Name. ), the latest film from director Makoto Shinkai, is set to open in Japanese theaters this August.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for two upcoming, super-deformed Nendoroid figures this week. Repping AmeComi and super-hero movies is Captain America with a base that links up with Iron Man for a fight along the lines of the upcoming C...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Tappei Nagatsuki and Shintarou Otsuka's Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero) light novel series has revealed that the series will have a total of 25 episod...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Idea Factory International announced plans for a western release of Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls this fall. The PS Vita adventure is coming to North America and Europe, and will be available in both physical and digital form.

BGR Brad Reed

I try not to form stereotypes about other cultures but. . . well, there's no denying Japan produces some really, really weird popular culture. Japan's penchant for weirdness was out in full force this week when Japanese heavy metal girl group Baby...

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If you've ever purchased a Gundam model kit in America, you've probably seen the name Bluefin on the back somewhere. Having recently opened a brand-new warehouse space in Southern California, Bluefin is currently handling a tremendous amount of di...

. . . the Attack on Titan manga or anime, then you have something new to look forward to as this game is a lot of fun. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. I also manage Mecha Damashii and do toy reviews over at hobbylink.

9nine's Kawashima Umika have announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on April 6 during 9nine's one-man live "9nine LIVE 2016 Sakura Cloud9" at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. Kawashima explained, "After our live at Nippon Budokan...

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Whoosh! Here comes another new anime announcement at Crunchyroll: Flying Witch, based on the manga by Chihiro Ichizuka, is set to begin streaming soon! Flying Witch starts Saturday, April 9 at 12:30pm PT and is available to Crunchyroll members in ...

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It's another big day here at Crunchyoll filled with big brawny new announcements, including the first title of the day: BIG ORDER, based on the manga by Sakae Esuno of Future Diary fame. BIG ORDER is set to begin streaming staring Friday, April 15...

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After the success of the second Locodol OVA, which was released late December of last year, the Nagarekawa Girls are back for a third OVA. This time the girls are trying to make a PV or Promotional Video for their town in an unaired episode titled...

As you all know, I will watch basically anything that's set between 1920 and 1950. And I'll watch anything that involves lots of betrayal. This is looking like it will end up as one of my favorite anime this season.

The cheerful debut of Anne Happy features the daily lives of cutesy schoolgirls who possess "troublesome burdens", with the moe-moe show seemingly offering more than the traditional slice-of-life guff as the imperfect girls attempt to better thems...

The premier of Bungou Stray Dogs has focused on real-world novelists with supernatural powers, a rather random concept that will surely prove entertaining, if not solely for its vast supply of riveting action sequences.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

An anime adaptation was revealed last week for the Scared Rider Xechs property which was developed by Rejet back in 2010 for the PS2. Now the official site has updated with more on the series with the first teaser for it.

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