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April 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Some of Japan's top automakers, with a reputation for quality performance wrapped in often bland design, are turning to the country's pop culture to give them "J-factor" and help set them apart in a world of increasingly look-alike cars.

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What do you mean, some people think I'm a girl? To call the experience of writing this post anything but surreal would be a lie. To say this has been a long time coming would be a massive understatement.

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Good Smile Company is adding a new entry in their Nendoroid Co-de line of toys, and this one features virtual idol Hatsune Miku in an outfit and appearance inspired by the popular Vocaloid song "Raspberry Monster" by HoneyWorks.

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Some of the biggest stars of anime and manga are going to be spending their summer at the Osaka theme park. You have to respect the ability of Universal Studios Japan to make lemons out of lemonade. Obviously, Disney's extensive pantheon of belove...

Here's our first look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers film. Interesting enough, the movie Rita Repulsa doesn't look like Rita Repulsa most familiar with from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series.

The history of anime is replete with 'em, and narrowing the anime series with the best battle sequences down to just 20 is no easy task. But what's what pollsters Charapedia asked their readers to do this week, and the results are below.


The trend among concert organizers in Japan to scan the faces of fans at venues to discourage ticket scalping has finally been adopted by Arashi. Johnny & Associates has announced it will introduce facial-scanning technology for Arashi's "Japonism...

Morning Musume. '16 deliver a powerful message about surviving the big city in the MV for "Tokyo to iu Katasumi" from their triple A-side 61st single "Utakata Saturday Night / The Vision / Tokyo to iu Katasumi" (release date: May 11)!

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

This new high school room wear collection is aimed at adult women-but wouldn't it feel weird wearing the uniforms so long after graduation? If looking at those men's school uniform pajamas made you green with envy, never fear-these new one-piece o...

The Kyoto Red Cross Blood Center has announced a brand new collaboration campaign with Kyoto Animation's (Hyouka, Amagi Brilliant Park) anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda and Nikki Asada's Hibike! Euphonium (Sound!

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The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, or the Eisner Awards, are considered the most prestigious prizes in the comic book industry, and after the nomination of legendary Japanese mangaka, Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha, Ranma 1/2) for the Eisner Hall ...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

Towards the end of last year, news broke out of a upcoming Gantz movie in CG. At last, we've finally received more news that the upcoming 3DCG Gantz film titled GANTZ:O will open to Japanese theaters on October 14th!

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By Jenni . April 19, 2016 . 8:02pm Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, the updated version of the PlayStation 3 and Windows PC game Fairy Fencer F, has a release date. The PlayStation 4 game will be released in North America and Europe in July.

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While the game is titled Samurai Rising, it appears to feature some traditional Final Fantasy jobs including a Dragoon, White Mage, and Black Mage thrown in a Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles-style action game.

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition To celebrate the UK cinema release of Miss Hokusai, we have a poster to give away!

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Gundam. Info confirmed today that Bandai Visual will release two Blu-ray box sets of Sunrise's Mobile Fighter G Gundam TV anime in Japan this fall. The first non-UC Gundam TV series was aired for 49 episodes from April 1994 to March 1995, after th...

A new cast-off figure from Daiki Kogyo has been revealed, based on an original character design by Sadakage, this figure features a sexy succubus. You'll love the pose she does showing off her nice assets plus her seductive eyes.

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By Jenni . April 19, 2016 . 11:30am In Grand Kingdom, players will be able to participate in an online war. That means choosing one of four nations to side with, then helping your nation hopefully win by voting on strategies and taking part in bat...

What would Jesus brew? Tue, Apr 19, 2016 - (0:45) Images of March Fri, Apr 01, 2016 - (1:31) Who has nuclear weapons? Fri, Apr 01, 2016 - (0:44) Thirst for clean water Fri, Mar 18, 2016 - (0:57) Images of February Tue, Mar 01, 2016 - (1:00) The ro...

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The music video for "eternal eternity," the ED theme song for the ongoing third season of the Sailor Moon Crystal web anime series, performed by Junko Minagawa (Sailor Uranus) and Sayaka Ohara (Sailor Neptune), has been viewed over 500,000 times o...

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Gregory Gumo KANAGAWA (TR) - An American male on trial at the Yokohama District Court in the death of a woman in Miura City last July will not be prosecuted on charges of murder, reports Nippon News Network (April 19).

Sakura Doujin Gao Shao

If you haven't been living under a rock, you will know about the popular meme circulating around the YuGiOh character Jounouchi Katsuya. His creepy sharp chin in many shots has gained a considerable amount of popularity among otakus and there were...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Last week we posted about an official Dark Souls board game from Steamforged Games, and the project has since hit Kickstarter. In not-too-surprising follow-up news, the campaign, which started out asking for just $70,000, has totally eclipsed its ...

The Magi: Adventure of Sinbad anime is coming to Netflix in Japan on Thursday, April 21, and the rest of us can look forward to checking it out on the streaming site, as well. After the Japanese debut, worldwide streaming is planned on Netflix at ...

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is getting ready to release her new single "Sai&Kou" on April 20. At this time she has dropped its full PV. SEE ALSO: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces her plans for 2016 "Sai&Kou" was written by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) who kept Kyar...

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Angerme's single Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru (次々続々 / 糸島Distance / 恋ならとっくに始まってる) will be on sale on April 27th. The is the last single of Angerme featuring Tamura Meimi before her graduation, and the firs...

The 11th volume of Type-Moon Ace has revealed a brand new visual for upcoming anime adaptation of Type-Moon's Fate/ExtraPlayStation Portable game, Fate/EXTRA Last Encore. The TV anime will air in 2017.

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The rivalry between ace pilots Io Flemming and Daryl Lorenz is finally coming to an end with the fourth and final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, and Bandai Visual has previewed it with a brand new CM: Gundam Fan Club members are gettin...

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Yuugi and Kaiba are back for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film, which will premiere in Japan this weekend. And what better way to promote the film than displaying a total of 7,649 Yu-Gi-Oh!

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