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May 18, 2016, 12:00 PM
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 ...

Japanator Nick Valdez

With E3 a little under a month away, expect all sorts of announcements. One of cede announcements is Bandai Namco's Dragonball Xenoverse 2. After a weird countdown clock that kept breaking suddenly, and waiting only a year after the first game's r...

Fans of former SKE48 idol Momona Kito (now known as Yua Mikami) have been reveling in her recent AV accomplishments, as she has deftly acquired the "best newcomer of the year" award courtesy of the 2016 DMM.

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...

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...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . May 17, 2016 . 7:30am Last month, the Pokémon Company and Niantic expanded the Pokémon GO field test to Australia and New Zealand. Later this month, the smartphone app's field test will expand to include North America as well.

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.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Black Chicken Studios' Victory Belles offers the pitch "Finally, an era of WW2 shipgirls dawns on our shores! Fleet combat F2P Web/iOS RPG collection game & warship sim for the West! " That kind of makes it sound like an answer to a certain popula...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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