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May 17, 2016, 2:30 PM
Crunchyroll Scott Green

Broccoli, Pony Canyon and Sunrise have announced plans to team up on a TV anime tied to the wizard/entertainer bishonen project Magic Kyun! Renaissance, which has a theme song coming out May 18th, cast event June 12th and PS Vita game September 21st.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

I think we can all agree that youths need protection from creeps and other predators, but what's happening at this year's Anime Expo in the name of protecting the children seems to be a bit. . . undesirable.

The next One Piece feature film is looking to be a big one for the series. The latest issue of Shonen Jump shared some more details on One Piece Film Gold's theatrical release, including the announcement that theatergoers in Japan will get a speci...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s. Hollywood film Captain America: Civil War is continuing to slay it at the box office overseas, holding stea...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Two words that are very familiar to anime fans are now being seriously considered by Merriam Webster Dictionary as official additions to the English language, and yes, Senpai, they have most certainly noticed you!

FINAL FANTASY® BRAVE EXVIUS®, a Final Fantasy mobile game, will be available on App Store and Google Play this summer in six languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese (traditional), and Korean) for international players.

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

These pens will change the way you shade. Ever since Chameleon Pens released a promotion video on their Twitter account earlier this week, Japanese netizens and artists alike have been buzzing with excitement about these amazing color shading mark...


On May 16, it has been revealed that Anne gave birth to twin girls. Her agency made the announcement on the same day via fax, and everyone is reportedly in good health. In the announcement signed by both Anne and her husband Masahiro Higashide, th...

Jenbae, GoBoiano Writer Jenbae enjoys reading manga, yelling at her laptop, and eating popcorn with extra butter. She also enjoys writing blurbs about herself in 3rd person where she doesn't know what to say but she recommends everyone to check ou...

Moso Calibration released the short MV of their first major single "Chichin Puipui" (Released Date:June 1st). With the release, the special site was also opened. Contributor Wanted! ! For those who can watch GYAO!

AFA Channel! freakpool

The Gundam franchise has pioneered the Real Robot genre, which means that the anime is much more scientifically realistic than its Super Robot counterparts. Soon all that might become a reality, as the franchise has teamed up with JAXA (Japan Aero...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With the motorcycle club now expanded, the visual for the anime adaptation of Mimana Orimoto's Bakuon! ! has been updated to reflect the full group of cute bike enthusiasts. Elsewhere, the series site has presented a mini-game that has an unlock c...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

The construction yard in Iwate City FUKUSHIMA (TR) - Fukushima Prefectural Police have started to excavate a yard in Iwaki City after receiving a tip about the burial of a man's corpse, reports Fuji News Network (May 16).

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While family restaurant comedy Working! ! is preparing to return with a new staff/cast, the classic anime crew, including Jun Fukuyama, Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita, Eri Kitamura, Daisuke Ono, and Hiroshi Kamiya, reunite on May 16th at Ichikawa City Cu...

SGCafe spartanchef

The Kodansha Manga Awards are some of the most prestigious awards in the manga industry, and this year's edition is certainly one of them. Several big names have been included in the nominees are titles like ERASED, Ajin, Seraph of the End, Noraga...

After the delights of Eurovision the previous night, what better time to talk about Harmony? The Project Itoh film, that is. We also discuss cycling via Yowamushi Pedal, the perils of dating girls while the Grim Reaper is watching, pen A Letter to...

Siliconera Sato

Dragon Quest Heroes II will release later this month in Japan and Square Enix uploaded a video showing off the game's opening video, featuring a look at its many guest heroes from the series. Dragon Quest Heroes II will release in Japan on May 27,...

Daichi Sorayomi's Keijo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Hip Whip Girl) is taking its risque water sports action to TV anime, and the upcoming adaptation's staff and cast were revealed in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine.

The official website of the July 2016 anime adaptation of Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory's Ange Vierge trading card game and mobile application has revealed a brand new promotional video that unveils new cast members and character designs.

Siliconera Sato

Deadly Premonition producer and Toybox co-founder Tomio Kanazawa has been working on a new mystery visual novel project called 7'scarlet for PlayStation Vita. Here's a look at its opening movie. We had a look at 7'scarlet last year, but Idea Facto...

'デクvsかっちゃん' (Deku vs Kacchan) "Deku vs Kacchan" Pride is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason. What Drives Kacchan It's been clear for a while that Kacchan operates at the high level he does due to a host of personality traits which could be ...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

According to an exclusive interview in the Asahi Shimbum with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo Co. , Ltd. is in talks with several movie production companies with the aim of creating 3DCG animated films featuring popular Nintendo cha...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While fans of Steins;Gate are waiting for word on the sequel anime series, Funimation is looking to build a few more fans out there for the property as the show has returned to Hulu. Originally streamed back in 2012, the full twenty-four episode s...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released the newest trailer for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, with one for the No. 1 Hero, All Might. All Might uses his One for All Quirk which allows him to fight with unmatched power.

Upcoming Atlus title 7th Dragon III: Code VFD has unveiled the secrets behind its turn-based combat, unfortunately lacking anything overly outstanding but sure to still be a worthwhile purchase for avid RPG enthusiasts.

'ナツキ・スバルのリスタート' (Natsuki Subaru no Resutaato) "Natsuki Subaru's Restart" Just when you think you have it figured out, you don't. . . because Re: Zero can be incredibly cray cray. Let's take a step back and reevaluate Subaru's loops.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Yen Press is having some solid sales with their light novel line as they do keep adding new books, which we expect to increase a bit now that thing are moving along with the recent investment by Kadokawa in them.

'おかしなおかし' (Okashina Okashi) "Trick or Treat" Oh, I get it. So you're actually levitating yourself and just bringing the broom with you. It all makes sense now! That said, this brings up a very important question - has Harry Potter and company been...


This month for The Japan Times, I had to review Perfume's new album "COSMIC EXPLORER. " It was the #2 album of April, but since the #1 album, Oda Kazumasa's "Ano Hi Ano Toki", was a best album, Perfume's album was done instead.


This week's guests were Hey! Say! JUMP and Nishiuchi Mariya. Hey! Say!

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