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May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM

Japanese idols love their TV dramas as much as we do. Former SKE48/Nogizaka singer Rena Matsui has been recently interviewed by music magazine Barks and revealed her favourite three drama shows. Rena has been headlining the drama 'Laundry Chigasak...

Indiewire Vikram Murthi

"I want to depict something that follows the original work as much as possible," says director Fumihiko Sori. 00000154-e865-de4a-aff5-ffffba2b0000 Anime Limited "Fullmetal Alchemist" Though Hollywood has never had a good track record when it comes...

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Heads-up morphinomenal fans! A couple of on-the-set images from the Mighty Morphin' Pwer Rangers 2017 movie has surfaced featuring the the MKXLV errr. . . Red Ranger suit in action! And by the looks of it, the Putty Patrols are done in CGI (and ar...

Siliconera Sato

Samurai Rising is Square Enix's upcoming "ultimate action RPG" for smartphone that reminds us a bit of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles with a mix of various jobs. The official website reveals that the game will launch in Japan on June 2, 2016.

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Hanako at Inokashira Park Zoo TOKYO (TR) - Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant who made headlines for spending most of her life alone in a concrete enclosure, died at 69 in Tokyo on Tuesday, NHK (May 26) reported.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Arrival of Kitty-chan and fellow Sanrio character My Melody is the most Japanese thing since schoolgirl outfit Pikachu. While Nintendo keeps a pretty tight grip on its intellectual properties, it can also be remarkably inclusive when it comes to l...

A~chan (27, real name Ayaka Nishiwaki), a member of the electro-pop trio Perfume, is strongly speculated to be dating Shigeo Takahashi (40) of the comedy duo Savanna. The rumors sparked in October last year, when the pair were seen shopping in the...

Actress Ueno Juri (30) and TRICERATOPS' Wada Sho (40) have officially tied the knot. This has been reported by their respective companies today, May 26. They comment: Wada Sho and Ueno Juri has decided to get married.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The folks at Digital Manga Publishing are looking to make things easier for fans to find what they're looking for, especially in the crowded manga market where tastes can really be pretty distinct. While we've got a full on hentai imprint and boys...

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The Berserk hype train is starting up once again, and the upcoming 11th issue of Young Animal Magazine revealed that this year's new TV anime adaptation of Kentarou Miura's bestselling manga will be premiering on 1 July 2016.

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It has been reported that the upcoming second season of the anime adaptation of Yumi Nakata's Okusama ga Seito Kaichou! (My Wife Is the Student Council President! ) manga will be airing this October. Season 2 will be titled Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!

AKB48 WrapUp kevinMario

In case you haven't heard - arguably the (most? ) popular tracker for Idol related video / audio content has been made inactive as of a few hours ago. So if you're wondering why that episode of AKBingo hasn't finished yet after you left it overnig...

Siliconera Sato

SNK Playmore shared the latest on The King of Fighters XIV and we got ourselves a look at the third team introduction trailer with Team Fatal Fury, featuring Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, and Joe Higashi.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The anime adaptation of the Amanchu! property by Aria creator Kozue Amano has a lot of interest in it and with Junichi Sato on board it looks like he's working again with a familiar face. The official site has revealed that the series is scheduled...

Siliconera Sato

Dissidia Final Fantasy is getting an update on May 26 that adds Alexander and other Summoned Beasts, along with various gameplay adjustments. Square Enix shared the latest with a new trailer for the update.

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The official website to the 'Monster Hunter Stories Ride On' TV anime has updated with a new PV; plus staff and cast info. It is set to begin October 2016. *PV: External Link *Staff: Director: Mitsuru Hongo Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi Ch...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Here's a tip: if you're ever stuck on a giant roach trap, do not let the adhesive get on your nipple. Most of us would agree that if you're buying a roach trap, you want the one with the strongest adhesive.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Gregory Gumo KANAGAWA (TR) - The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday handed an American male an 18-month prison sentence in the death of a woman in Miura City last July, reports NHK (May 25). Presiding Judge Shigeyuki Fukasawa ruled that Gregory ...

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition Universal Pictures are entering the UK anime market, and they've given us a cop...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The Morose Mononokean, a supernatural comedy based on the manga of the same name by Kiri Wazawa, has announced the voice actors for its crew of bizarre yokai creatures. The line-up includes: Fumihiko Tachiki as Gigigi no Oyabun ("Boss Gigigi").

Kana Nishino has announced that she will be releasing her 6th studio album "Just LOVE" on July 13. Nishino's album was announced through her web program "KANA CHANNEL". A parody of her "Torietsu" music video was used to make the announcement.

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Deep Silver recently released a Mighty No 9 trailer on May 25th and it is in unacceptable condition. At least that seems to be the prevailing opinion, and even the CEO of the Inti Creates (one of the developers) agrees.

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Blizzard's new shooter, Overwatch, has gamers all over the world talking, and the game is also released in Japan, where some of the countries most famous voice actors also gave their voices for the Japanese version, and anime fans may be all too f...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Kodansha Comics has announced that, along with this week's Japanese launch, the manga publisher is bringning Toppu GP, a brand-new series by Oh My Goddess! and Paradise Residence creator Kosuke Fujishima, to international readers in digital form.

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Movie theater etiquette is often something that has been broken for ages, with people bringing smartphones, cameras, or just having a loud conversation with their friend. However, Gundam is helping out some movie theaters with a new video, featuri...

International video game publisher PQube has revealed that Steins;Gate 0, the sequel to the acclaimed Steins;Gate visual novel, will be getting an English release for North America and European regions in 2016.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

NIS America is prepping for Grand Kingdom's launch in the west next month, and they have a special treat for early adopters. Those who pick the RPG up within the first week of launch will receive the Lord's Set Bundle, which includes four pieces o...

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Themed cafes and pop-ups are the new bread and butter of Tokyo marketing. Following Sega's Puyopuyo! ! Quest cafe, the Sailor Moon cafe, and the Miffy cafe, this latest example turns to a foreign franchise best known for its colorful, cuddly chara...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

They don't call her the "Eternal Idol" for nothing. Finding early success as an idol singer in Japan opens up the doors to a wealth of other options in the entertainment industry. If you're a chart-topping vocalist, it's only a matter of time unti...

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