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May 1, 2016, 5:00 AM
May 1, 2016, 5:00 AM

Live action adaptations of popular anime and manga continue to be the trend in Japanese cinema this year with the upcoming productions for everything from suspense (e. g. Death Note) and fantasy (Full Metal Alchemist).

Hona Cafe, the popular pancake eatery from Fukuoka Prefecture in southern Japan, has arrived in Tokyo and is offering Tokyoites a taste of sweet, fluffy heaven! Like popcorn, cafe-served pancakes have become a hit food item in Japan, and it looks ...

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Prosecutors have charged two San Jose brothers with murder after their parents were found slain beside a chilling, ink-scribbled note. Hasib bin Golamrabbi, 22, and Omar Golamrabbi, 17, were scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon to answer ...

Superheroes are extremely popular right now. Regardless of how you feel about the trend of a new comic-based movie or television series premiering every five minutes, it's undeniable that cape-wearing do-gooders currently dominate pop culture.

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Fanart Friday returns, and it will not cost you a hundred bucks in quarters to see the end of this article. Last week, we liked favorited and followed some cool people as we took a trip through Anitwitter, but this week we're hitting the arcades (...

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Well, that didn't take long! Just a couple days after SEGA's announcement of the Japanese version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD (PS4) being pushed forward in launch to August 25th, SEGA of America has announced the North American versions wil...

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The two earthquakes that have devastated Southern Japan have affected a lot of lives and businesses, with many still out in the streets and nowhere to go. The earthquakes also bring even more bad news to the manga world, as the popular shoujo mang...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

2016 will mark the 10th anniversary of Kyoto Animation's (K-ON! , Clannad) anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) light novel series.

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!

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The partnership between Discotek Media and Crunchyroll is certainly paying off for streaming fans as they're getting some great content to check out that might not get streamed otherwise. The latest addition is that of Mazinger Z, which brings the...

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . April 28, 2016 . 5:30pm Visual novel Root Double- Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, which is now available on Steam, lets players guide the story through emotion instead of clear-cut choices, creating some unpredictable p...

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Bandai Namco released the first gameplay, new details, and the final box art for The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars at Niconico Chokaigi 2016. A free PlayStation 4 theme distribution campaign was also announced.

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Earlier this week Bandai Namco announced an October 27 Japanese launch for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization along with a new trailer. Now the company's American branch is here to share the English version, so dig in for a preview of the the ba...

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Listen up, people! It's time for us to head to our desks, as Bueno teaches us about the essential elements that go into creating a hero helmet during Tokusatsu Film School's first session. The best part about Bueno's demonstration is that he focus...

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The official website of the successful Kickstarter anime Under the Dog has finally revealed that the project will be released on August 1st. Accompanying the announcement, a brand new visual, the main cast and a new trailer were also revealed.

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Japanese rock band BAND-MAID has been gathering attention all over the world with their cute looks and hardcore music. The band has now announced that they will be playing a one-man show in Mexico this October!

Go Nagai's Cutie Honey is getting another live-action adaptation in the form of a movie called Cutie Honey -Tears-. This time Mariya Nishiuchi plays the lead role, with Asai Takeshi directing the mix of live-action and CG, and a new teaser is here...

Photos courtesy of MediaLab. Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Exciting Slate Of Top Japanese Pop/Rock/Electronica/Dance Artists Source: MediaLab press release Official Site: J-POP. com Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Image courtesy of M...

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Yuzu will embark on their first Asia tour "YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO" starting in July. The tour is slated to kick off on July 9 in Singapore. The duo will then travel to Hong Kong and Taiwan before returning to Japan to hold four shows ...

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