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May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM

Aoni Production's official website reported on Thursday that voice actress Yuko Mizutani passed away from breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 51 years old. Mizutani made her TV anime debut in 1985, voicing Sarah Zabiarov in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam b...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The coffeehouse is giving Japan something to look forward to during the dreaded rainy season. One of the reasons Starbucks has become such a success in Japan is the chain's enthusiasm in adapting to the local practice of offering special limited-t...

Author: Keith Aiken Source: Section23 Films, Kraken Releasing Special Thanks to Matt Greenfield and Mike Bailiff A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Kraken Releasing today announced that they have licensed Toho's THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (1984) for Blu-ray and ...

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Looking for a school in Japan? Going through the Internet searches and reviews but still have questions about what option is the best for you? Fret not! Go! Go! Nihon -Live and Study in Japan- is here to help!

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With Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X and Future Tone releasing later this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that the series is getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4 models.

The Red Turtle, the new animated film co-produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit is headed to America courtesy Sony Pictures Classics, reports Deadline. The Red Turtle, which screened at Cannes, marks a new di...

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Even Godzilla feels lethargic some days! With a new Godzilla film coming up fast on the horizon, it's time for the marketing machine to get to work cranking up our excitement for the new movie. That would usually mean dramatic trailers with loud "...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A new teaser trailer for 91 Days, an original TV anime crime drama set in the Prohibition Era, reveals the principal cast and broadcast details for the series. The cast of 91 days includes: Takashi Kondō as Avilio.

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A classic anime film is joining the Crunchyroll catalog today, with 1978's Ringing Bell set to go live at 4:00pm Pacific Time. The feature was directed by Masami Hata, who directed the 1986 Nayuta OVA and more recently worked as episode director o...

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5pb. announced today that the anime series Plastic Memories which aired between April 5 and June 28, 2016 is getting a game The company says that they'll share the first details for the game sometime soon, and have provided a look at a teaser trai...

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Square Enix announced today that the localized version of Romancing SaGa 2 for Android and iOS will be releasing in North America on May 26, 2016 for $17. 99. Here are some details from the official website: About Romancing SaGa 2 Romancing SaGa 2...

A new study says that people in Japan are no longer using Sayonara and the reason why may surprise you. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports. Pop Culture PLAYLIST Buzz60 NOW PLAYING Daniel Craig turns down $100 million to do Bond?

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

May 19, 2016 - You can't keep a good giant monster down, especially when he's being very, very bad! Kraken Releasing is proud to continue the tradition of releasing the very best in kaiju (giant monster) entertainment with the first U.

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For the second year in a row, Kyoto Animation did not hand out a grand prize for their Kyoto Animation Awards. The awards have been held for the past 7 years in which Kyoto Animation gives prizes to the best unpublished novels, manga, and story sc...

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Rina Shimabukuro OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police have arrested a former U. S. serviceman after the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old woman who had gone missing last month, reports the Okinawa Times (May 19).

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Voice actors Satoshi Hino and Ai Kayano have joined the cast of The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance, an upcoming sequel series to the 2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan fantasy adventure TV anime based on the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka and t...

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The official website of the Project Itoh anime project has revealed that the Gyakusatsu kikan (Genocidal Organ) anime film is still in production and will be completed by the newly opened studio, Geno Studio.

Siliconera Sato

Ace Attorney: Spirits of Justice is releasing soon in Japan and Capcom put together a video to help fans familiarize themselves with the new "Séance Vision" feature that is used in the game. The Divination Séance is a new mechanic that allows play...

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You gotta hand it to companies that decide to people a taste of one of their titles since it exposes more folks to said property. As we get close to the weekend, Shout! Factory has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming Gosei Sentai Dairanger marat...

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Rina Shimabukuro OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police are questioning a man employed in the U. S. military in connection with the disappearance of a 20-year-old woman in Uruma City, reports NHK (May 18).

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SNK Playmore shared the latest on The King of Fighters XIV with a look at the second of their team introduction video series. Today we have Team Yagami, featuring Iori, Mature, and Vice. Here are details on the members from the official website: I...

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A bunch of images that features Kamen Rider Drive's Movie Wars exclusive form and ultimate form has surfaced giving us some anticipating moment before they are all displayed at the upcoming Tamashii Features event.

Cocky goddess Aqua of KonoSuba has gotten a cheeky figure from Belfine, unveiling the blue-haired beauty's pretty posterior just as she (nearly) does in the anime - Aqua can bless buyers with her godly charm come August.

Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo has revealed the results of its popularity poll for the spring 2016 anime season courtesy of its streaming service dAnime Store. The poll was open between May 6th and May 13th and tallying a decent total o...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of the manga adaptation of Trigger's SPACE PATROL LULUCO to its digital manga library. This 4-koma manga of SPACE PATROL LULUCO is now available to Crunchyroll users worldwide excluding Japan.

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The 13th One Piece movie, One Piece Film Gold, is setting up the lovable Straw Hat Pirates in an unforgettable adventure, and Toei has started streaming the film's full trailer, which also teases us with its new theme song.

Despite its recent disaster, Kumamoto has continued to proudly shoulder its prefectural pride by way of this new animated CM promoting the prefecture's produce, sure to brighten up the region's dark days and shift attention toward happier ones (an...

A high quality western-made animation based on arcade shooter R-Type has been receiving a decent amount of attention, boasting some anime-inspired (if not nightmarish) visuals and bound to steal the hearts of R-Type fans with its numerous subtleti...

Flipping through a manga for sale at the convenience store, nothing seems out of the ordinary for seventeen-year-old Subaru Natsuki. Except for the horrific images of him bleeding to death interrupting the scene, that is.

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