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March 8, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Ash's Charizard is back. That's right, because tonight on Pokémon: Best Wishes! , Pocket Monster trainer Ash once again got his Charizard. Fans of the anime will know that this Charizard is the fifth Pokémon Ash nabbed, and tonight's episode, told...

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Last weekend, it has been announced that the Fairy Tail anime series will be ending this March, but the author of fantasy adventure manga, Hiro Mashima do noted in Twitter that the "anime will not be ending", and there will be more to come soon.

Helped bring first manga titles to English audiences; co-founded AnimeCon Writer James Hudnall reported and ANN confirmed that Toren V. Smith, one of the earliest English translators of manga, passed away on March 5.

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Now that everyone has probably sobered up from last year’s Rolling Stones and Suntory collaboration, a new rock legend is bringing a slightly classier offering to Japan. For just a few weeks of March, in Ginza, Tokyo you can enjoy the sights, soun...

Ketsuekigata-kun, the manga about anthropomorphized blood types, is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on April 7. In Japan, some people believe that blood types are linked to personalities; to them, people with Type A blood are relia...

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Goo ranking site conducted a survey on Japanese women asking them on "why would a woman date an otaku guy". The poll conducted in January 2013 garnered 1,072 respondents. And the results are:1. Always Faithful (100) 2.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is headed to North America and Europe, Sega  announced via their Facebook page this morning. Well, sort of.   The Vocaloid rhythm game, originally developed and released for the PlayStation Vita, was also released on t...

‘Deadpool’ Looks Like It Might Be A Fun Game To Play On Mute Below is the new trailer for the upcoming Deadpool video game. You already know how we feel about the character. Even Kotaku recently posted an article that echoes our thoughts.


T. M. Revolution Sings “Memeshikute” on Wii U Karaoke To promote the Wii U Karaoke, a collaboration game between Nintendo and Joysound, they have roped in one of our favorite anisong singer T. M. Revolution.

There is a huge reaction to the new KyoAni and Animation Do project, otherwise known as "that swimming anime"! Here is our previous news about the project.   Then this link came to me while expecting the full details of the project, appropriately ...

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A new photo from the set of a Power Rangers Megaforce shows a very familiar sight for tokusatsu and Super Sentai fans. Although it's only minor, you can see GokaiGreen's boots there. Could this be the confirmation of the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger su...

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The PS Vita edition of breast simulator game Senran Kagura has become an instant hit, selling out in stores everywhere immediately after hitting store shelves. However, the question stands: With these virtual boobs in the hands of so many, how can...

If you happened to pick up Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PlayStation 3, it's almost time for the arrival of the platform-exclusive VR Missions. PS3 users are getting 30 more missions on March 12, and the set will be available as a free downlo...

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SKE48 Hata Sawako announced her graduation from the group during today’s team K2′s theater performance. She will leave the group at the end of March to attend voice actress training school from April.


Japan, famously known for their wide selection of café and bars, will be opening a new android girl-themed café and bar for the techies alike. The cafe, called “Androidol,” will dawn girls in android outfits hoping to bring the “future” vibe.

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It has been announced that Takeru Sato (Rurouni Kenshin, Kamen Rider Den-O) will star in the live action adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's shoujo manga “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” (roughly translated as Love, I Lied About Loving You).

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Releasing older games on newer consoles is often an effective way of exposing them to more people, and Capcom USA Senior VP, Christian Svensson, has been wanting to do this with the Ace Attorney series for a while now.

Aniplex USA has confirmed plans for a domestic home video release of next month’s second Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai television series. The show will premiere on Japanese television and Crunchyroll on April 6.

Ask John: Why Isn’t Macross as Prolific as Gundam? Question: Having watched the first movie over again and remembering how much I enjoyed Macross Frontier, it struck me… why isn’t there more Macross? Between CD and toy sales, they must make excell...

Latest video focuses on organization trying to escape labyrinth for PSP game shipping in March after delay The official YouTube channel for Marvelous AQL began streaming a short promotional movie for Fate/Extra CCC's student council.

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It was announced that Sato Takeru will be starring in the upcoming movie  ”Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru“. Additionally, as the heroine of the movie, a hopeful new face Ohara Sakurako has been chosen.

Unevolved Pokémon Cosplaying As Their Final Forms Is The Cutest Shit We’ve Ever Seen Seriously considering a tattoo of that Squirtle cosplaying as a Blastoise. These are the handywork of the talented Birdy Chu.

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As previously reported, Mewtwo is returning for the next Pokémon movie, titled Extremespeed Genesect: MewTwo’s Awakening. This afternoon, The Pokémon Company shared a new promotional video for the movie, giving a look at Mewtwo, who shows up to sa...

Part 2 characters are playable in August 29 PS3 game This year's 15th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Caesar Zeppeli and ACDC will be playable characters in Namco Bandai Games' JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: ...

The official website for the Haitai Nanafa television anime series announced on Thursday that a second season has been green-lit. The second season will premiere in April. More details will be provided on the website.

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Atsuko Maeda returns as Jaiko in the 10th live action Doraemon advertisement for car manufacturer Toyota, showcasing its latest model, the Toyota Crown. In "Nobita's Academic Examinations", Nobita tries to get his own driving license and asked for...

If you want to sample the Japanese traditional cuisine, a good start could be a teishoku meal set. Besides the main dish, it includes a bowl of rice, a miso soup and other side dishes like tsukemono (Japanese pickles).

The 11th volume of Hiromitsu Takeda's Maken-Ki! action romantic comedy manga will bundle an original anime Blu-ray Disc in a limited edition in late September. The publisher Fujimi Shobo teases that the new anime is full of "sex appeal" and fan se...

Anime of Kōshi Tachibana's light novel to premiere this month online The third character promotional video for the Date A Live television anime aired in Japan on Wednesday. The video features the classmate Origami Tobiichi, voiced by Misuzu Togashi.

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