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May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM
Crunchyroll Scott Green

Happy birthday to Kitauji high school concert band euphonium player Kumiko Oumae. In honor of her birthday, the shop associated with her animators at Kyoto Animatio has kicked off a series birthday art releases.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Shinji Takamatsu, the Director of the currently ongoing TV anime adaptation Nami Sano's Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) manga has revealed that the 13th and final episode of the anime will not air as scheduled.

Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or KonoSuba - God's blessing on this wonderful world! ! ) light novel series and Hiro Ainana's Death March to the Parallel World ...


In the early morning of April 1, the police were called after a woman in her 30s reported being hugged by a drunk on the streets, who turned out to be Yuto Nakajima. The incident will most likely not turn into a police case as the woman is not pre...


Twenty year old Mayu Tomita, formerly of Secret Girls fame, was at an event in Koganei City when a 27 year old male fan stabbed her 20 or more times before an event. Tomita was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition after suffering card...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Digimon are finally getting into smartphones, as the franchise is launching a brand new multimedia project known as Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. Apart from a new game by Bandai Namco, there will also be a new TV anime to be produced by Toei A...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Kazuma Miki, former Editor-in-Chief for Dengeki Bunko and producer for Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index), has revealed on Twitter that a third season of the anime is plausible. これはアンオフィシャル発言とご理解ください。皆様の熱いご意見はちゃんと受け取っています。禁書のアニメ、ありうる...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The Pokémon Cafe - a limited-time collaboration cafe event carried out by The Pokémon Company and PARCO's THEGUEST cafe & diner - is expanding from Shibuya to Singapore as part of a pop-up promotion that will run from May 27 to July 31, 2016.

An extensive look at the gravity-defying gameplay of Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates has finally made its way ashore, divulging a wealth of information regarding the game's breast manipulation system and its mechanics - with numerous sales likely bein...

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Mayu Tomita TOKYO (TR) - A woman working as a Japanese idol star was stabbed repeatedly at a fan event and hospitalized in critical condition, police said on Saturday. Koganei Station police responded to an emergency call at around 5 p.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Friday night's alright for fighting, and this week, the King of Kaiju and Unit 01 renewed their throwdown. In anticipation of the July 29 release of Godzilla Resurgence (known as Shin Gojira in Japan), the new movie co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Ev...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco uploaded the first trailer for the latest of the popular rhythm game series with Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure for Nintendo 3DS. The main attraction of the new Taiko game is the "Mystery Adventure Mode" which is an or...

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When it comes to shipping characters of certain series, fans can be pretty rabid, and that includes Fairy Tail where the shipping wars have gotten cutthroat and pretty ugly. Things have gotten so ugly in the Fairy tail shipping Wars that series cr...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

If you've spent much time on Pixiv, you'll probably have caught onto the habit of mixing moe with Western fine art. Check out all the homages to John Everett Millais' Ophelia for example. Now, moe meets Old Masters paintings in "Eshi de Irodoru Se...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nintendo is bringing Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover RPG to Wii U in North America and Europe on June 24, and a new trailer is here to hype everyone with a battle system preview. Check out the latest western promo footage below.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As reported, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will hold "Universal Jump Summer," a time-limited event featuring attractions inspired by three internationally popular Shonen Jump titles: Dragon Ball Z, Death Note and One Piece, from July 1.

Voting for the design of Hatsune Miku's snowy iteration for Snow Miku 2017 is currently underway, with the selection of impressive designs being narrowed down to a mere six for both the twin-tailed diva and her rabbit accomplice Yukine.


"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is coming soon and it is revealed that the series is set to air in televisions in 2017. According to Cross Map, the primary reason behind FUNimation's delay in airing the "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is the lack of source material.

On the May 17th issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that actress Mitsushima Hikari (30) and actor Nagayama Kento (27) are in a romantic relationship. Both agencies confirmed the relationship, stating, "We have been informed that th...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On May 25th, take the spirit of iyashikei/healing anime Flying Witch home with a release of the series' original soundtrack. In addition to Yoshiaki Dewa's background music, it features a TV sized version of Minami Shinoda and Eri Suzuki's ending ...

One song from 2016 was certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: AI's "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version). " One song was certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Urashima Taro's (Kiritani Kenta's) "Umi no Koe.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming second season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV anime today posted a four-minute third episode of its parody short series Corporate Warrior Arslan, titled "Detective!

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese voice agency Aoni Production has revealed that anime voice actress Yuko Mizutani has passed away at age 51 on Thursday, May 19th after her battle with breast cancer. Yuko Mizutani passed away on the 19th due to breast cancer at the age of...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual today posted a 15-second new CM for the upcoming theatrical screenings of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the director's cut edition of the four-episode web anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunde...

Aimer is on a roll with her collaborations. In May, she worked with Hiroyuki Sawano and chelly from EGOIST on the single, "ninelie". Now, three more collaborations have been announced! The fellow musicians are Taka from ONE OK ROCK, TK from Ling T...

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By 2019, Japanese passports will be getting a special makeover for their pages, as they will be featuring the traditional Japanese Woodblock Print art style known as Ukiyo-e. This news was recently announced by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Aff...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

It felt like it was only yesterday that I was looking forward to the 2D platformer game known as Lynn and the Spirits of Inao. As of now, my hopes for seeing this game get made are shattered as the title's Kickstarter campaign is officially canceled.

'理想という病を愛す' (Risou to Iu Yamai wo Aisu) "Love for the Disease called Ideals" Doppo's story ends abruptly this week following the reveal of the Azure Messenger as none other than Sasaki Nobuko. And oddly enough - I was not expecting it.

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