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May 18, 2016, 8:00 AM
GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Honobu Yonezawa took to Twitter to announce that he will release a new volume for his Koten-bu series, of which Hyouka is the title of the first book. The new volume is going to be a compilation of previously published short stories.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It does not. But what if it did? Then, Civil War would probably look something like this. As pointed out by tipster Sang, Twitter user and artist Bin1 Production has been uploading images of characters from Namco Bandai's The Idolmaster as if they...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the currently ongoing 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 announced that the next three episode...

Wit Studio's Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress has burned through the community like wildfire! It's ignited passions and inspired artists to recreate the characters in their own style. Mumei and crew are shown in a new light in every piece below and h...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Kugimiya Yoichiro's (production affairs coordinator on Studio Ghibli movies including The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya) Trash Studio has announced the the passing of Makiko Futaki on May 13th at age 58.

The official website for the upcoming Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film began streaming the first commercial on Tuesday. The film will open on July 23 in Japan. Here's a visual of rht upcoming film: Accel World: Infinite Burst is a brand new ...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced today that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is releasing in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Here's a look at its first trailer: Information from the press release: Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation ...

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...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The second promotional video has been released for WWW. Working! ! , the upcoming anime adaptation of Karino Takatsu's web manga, Web-ban Working! ! . The new video introduces the main characters of the spin-off series.

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...

Harajuku fashion leader Natsume Mito has revealed the easy, breezy MV for "Odekake Summer"! Contributor Wanted! ! The song was written by Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) and Natsume introduced the choreography which mimics shooing away mosquitoes and th...

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.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you're itching to try out the augmented reality game Pokémon GO for yourself, Niantic kicked off a field test for North America. You can head to their website to sign up for an opportunity to play, and if selected you'll be able to provide feed...

Siliconera Sato

Capcom held a special live stream for Ace Attorney: Spirits of Justice earlier this morning, where they showcased a video for their recently announced post-game DLC chapter. The video mostly features some of the characters talking about the specia...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

The Eastern Branch of the Gamagori Fire Department AICHI (TR) - Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested three fireman stationed in Gamagori City who are alleged to have abused and sexually assaulted a male subordinate, reports the Nippon News Netwo...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Naughtly tentacle "hentai" isn't entirely existinct. At the same time, it certainly doesn't have a large presance now, or really ever, despite what what causal observers of anime and manga might suggest.

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode #33 Sailor against sailor. What They Say: Episode 33: "Act. 32 Infinity 6 Three Guardians" Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Pluto appear before Sailor Moon and the other Guardians to reveal their true agenda.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . May 16, 2016 . 8:23pm NIS America's next console to Windows PC port has been announced. The company will be bringing Phantom Brave to computers in July 2016. In this strategic RPG, which originally appeared on the PlayStation 2, players...


Previously, we reported to you 14 the Nominees of the annual Kodansha Manga Award. Yesterday, right on schedule, the giant publishing company announced its winners. This year, three manga titles nabbed the prestigious award across three categories...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . May 16, 2016 . 7:00am We previously got a look at some details on the newly introduced characters of Makoto, Futaba, and Haru, and Atlus has followed up with an update on the official website, giving us a closer look at the three with ch...

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).

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...

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.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Thanks largely to the Love Live! The School Idol Movie, New York has become a new otaku tourist destination. (There are folks who are at least curious about Blood Blockade Battlefront too). In time for summer travel, the Love Live!


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.

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 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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After originally having it on Hulu as part of the simulcast run, Funimation has now brought Brothers Conflict on the service using the updated home video release materials and the subtitle track for it.

'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.

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