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July 7, 2016, 5:00 AM
Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Spring has sprung, the summer anime season is just beginning to bloom, and in a recent poll on Anime! Anime! Japanese fans expressed their feelings on which of the series that aired in April of 2016 could be described as "splendid" or "magnificent".

GoBoiano Media Kill la Jill

In Japan, space is constrained since it's an island with no room to expand. In highly urban areas like Tokyo you have to either build taller buildings or use less space. So you get micro places like these capsule hotels.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's not that cats are important in Japanese politics. Cats are important. Full stop. This is Satoshi Shima. He previously worked at Softbank, and before that, he was a member of Japanese Parliament. He's now running to represent the Mikawa region...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A new preview video has revealed that voice actor Daisuke Ono will be playing lead character Masaru Kato in Gantz: O, an upcoming 3DCG theatrical film based on the "Osaka Arc" of Hiroya Oku's violent science fiction / action seinen manga, Gantz.

On July 4th, the audition for Nogizaka46's third generation members has started! The application period ends 12:00 on July 19, 2016. The special website for the application is here : http://www. nogizaka46.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A few days ago we posted about a countdown that D3 Publisher had going for some kind of idol-related project with "i-death" in the URL. That wasn't just some oddball placeholder, because the project has been revealed as Idol Death Game TV.

At last, The Lost Village has rambled to an end. Ostensibly a psychological horror piece about getting in touch with past trauma, the show ended up being a lot more and a lot less than that - more in that it was consistently hilarious, less in tha...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Go forth, mighty heroes/rail passengers! Seek adventure in the magical realm of Yokohama! The Tokyu Toyoko train line has a lot going for it. It's clean and punctual (even by Japan's lofty standards), affordably priced, and connects Tokyo and Yoko...

Tokyo Girls Update Kenji Harada

"Kawaii skirt no mekurikata (How to flip up skirts in cute ways): SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEX 4," the latest work by photographer Yuki Aoyama will be released on July 17. Young ladies, who have a symbolic existence in Japanese society, are depicted in this...

Kahotan's Blog Kahotan

Hi everyone! Suwabe (@gsc_suwabe) from the Corporate Planning Division here! My star sign is Leo, which seems quite appropriate because. . . Today's Main Feature is. . . Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Lion Dance Ver.

Japanese rock band The Pillows will return to score the upcoming sequel to FLCL, Production I. G announced at Anime Expo this weekend. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who did the character designs for the original series, will also return.


One thing that's certain is that change is inevitable. But that doesn't mean that it can't sneak up and surprise some of us; which is what happened to a few tweeters who haven't looked at the covers of the magazine Popteen in a while.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The wait is almost over as the pilot for Cannon Busters: The Animated Series, the project from Producer and Director LeSean Thomas (Makestuff, LLC), whose work has been seen on The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra (Book 1) and Black Dynamite: The An...

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . July 5, 2016 . 2:30pm MangaGamer announced a new series of partnerships and acquisitions at its Anime Expo 2016 panel. They will be working to bring players five new games, offering "a little something for everyone.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

If you love Nintendo and making art, then this is the chance you've been waiting for! UNIQLO has let you put your own design on t-shirts before, but now they're giving Nintendo fans a chance to do one better: have their designs become an official ...

by George Marston, Newsarama Contributor Date: 05 July 2016 Time: 02:02 PM ET CREDIT: Cartoon Network Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovski debuted a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the show's upcoming fifth season at Anime Expo.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The Anime Expo weekend has us a bit behind on a few things but we're doing the due diligence. Kadokawa is handling promotion for the summer 2016 anime series New Game and and ahead of the July 4th debut of the first episode they've now brought out...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the main poster visual revealed last week, Toei today released a one-minute full trailer for the upcoming feature film Gekijouban Aikatsu Stars! /Aikatsu Stars! The Movie. The clip also includes scenes from the newly-produced short Aikatsu!

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

This week, a major Studio Ghibli retrospective exhibition opens in Roppongi Hills, covering all of the studio's 22 anime feature films. The Ghibli Expo runs July 7th to September 11th, and includes sketches, previously unseen materials, posters, a...

Siliconera Sato

In a preview snippet of this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, it's been revealed that Fate/Extella's newest playable characters are Karna, Lu Bu, and Gawain. The sample image is tiny, but we can still get a glimpse of the three newcomers in Karna...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 6, 2016 . 9:00am Today is a big day for Attack on Titan footage. Koei Tecmo has released footage and screenshots that look at Captain Levi Ackerman, Commander Erwin Smith, and Interim Commander Hange Zoe, senior members of the Surv...

Comic Book Megan Peters

While this past weekend found most people at BBQ parties and shooting fireworks, thousands of anime fans instead traveled to Los Angeles for this year's Anime Expo. The event, which ranks as the largest anime convention in North America, was packe...

Siliconera Sato

NBC Universal has provided a look at a sneak peek video showing us what's to come in the upcoming anime Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy's "Despair" and Future" volumes. Characters from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will play a role ...


It has been years since the first season of 'Attack on Titan' wrapped up, and finally, the producers of the highly-popular title have revealed the next season's release date. Sign Up for Newsletter It has been years since the first season of "Atta...

Sekai Project, a rising publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment today announced, during their live panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, their plans to publish and localize several new titles for PC and bring a high...

The GLORIO Blog Artemis

Tsukushi, a shy and clumsy boy completely new to the world of soccer, finds himself with a sudden passion for the sport after being asked to help out in a futsal match by classmate and budding soccer genius Jin.

Masou Gakuen HxH is the story of a world all gone to shit because of some attacking aliens or whatever, and the school of youngsters who are going to defeat them. Technically. If we're being serious, though, this show is about the lewd.

After setting out its stall very nicely over its first batch of episodes, we return for the second half of Haikyu's first season to take in a staple part of any sports anime diet - a tournament-led story arc.

Comics / Press Releases By The Editor Jul 5, 2016 - 21:16 VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS MANGA PUBLISHING CATALOG WITH NEW ACQUISITIONS ANNOUNCED DURING 2016 ANIME EXPO Upcoming Series Debuts Include New DRAGON BALL Series, The Highly Anticipated REVOLUTIONARY...

Regular high school dude keeps getting bitten and maybe murdered by a ghost girl every night for some reason? There are probably several parallel worlds and/or timelines that he's in? Some fairies show up?

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