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August 5, 2016, 6:30 AM

It was announced earlier this year that a Gintama live-action movie is in the makes with popular actor Oguri Shun as protagonist Gintoki. Additional cast for the movie has just been revealed on the movie's official Twitter and it is an amazing cast!

The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has called for a ban on popular Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon in Pakistan, Dawn. com reported today. The demand was made by the PTI through a resolution in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.

Our team of reviewers are following 30 anime series of the Summer 2016 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season.

Fairies take another step forward in the MV for their 13th single "Cross Road" (release date: August 10)! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Contributor Wanted! ! "Cross Road" is being called the start of Fairies' second chapter as the members mak...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Fashionable case will appeal to fans of the occult, anime, and video games. It's a fine time to be a fan of wizardly fashion in Japan, what with both the Grimoire Bag and Wizard Parka currently on sale.

Over 700 players of Pokemon Go in Japan have been cited by police for traffic violations since the launch of the game last month, according to Tokyo Reporter. Pokemon Go? More like Pokemon Stop, amirite?

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Former Studio Ghibli employee Hirokatsu Kihara was recently in London talking about his time at the famed animation studio behind such classics as My Neighbor Totoro. That time sounds stressful! In an interview with Dazed (via Yurukuyaru and Rocke...


For half a decade Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been the unofficial spokesperson for all things weird, kawaii and "cool" in Japan. From a no name fashion blogger to a highly sought after model and finally being crowned the queen of Harajuku, chronicling t...

Siliconera Asma

By Asma . August 3, 2016 . 1:08pm Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls features a large cast of magical girls who are ready to save the world. There are a lot of characters to keep up with in this title, but the latest trailer from Idea Facto...

Siliconera Sato

Reco Love, the upcoming PS Vita love simulation game by Photo Kano producer Ichiro Sugiyama, is getting delayed by two months with a new October 20, 2016 release date, Kadokawa Games announced. The notice from Kadokawa states that Reco Love: Blue ...

Wedding bells ring for Rino Sashihara in the MV for "Shiawase wo Wakenasai" from AKB48's double A-side 45th single, "LOVE TRIP/Shiawase wo Wakenasai" (release date: August 31)! Contributor Wanted! ! Rino Sashihara walks down the aisle in an extrav...

The enchanting musical charms of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X have been unleashed once again with another trailer for the game's imminent English release, bound to earn significant profits with Miku's rapidly growing international influence.

Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles attracted an all-star array of top talent from Japan, including several manga creators. One notable guest making his first visit to a N. America comics convention was OKAYADO, the creator of 12 Beast and Monster Musu...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . August 3, 2016 . 10:00am The Volcanion Pokémon distribution event for Pokémon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire, and Omega Ruby has been dated. The legendary fire and water type will be distributed in October 2016 in both North America and Europe.

Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) tops a very strong week of singles with 15th single Hadashi de Summer (裸足でSummer) selling over 728,000 copies. Johnny's WEST lands at #2 with Jinsei wa Subarashii (人生は素晴らしい) featured as OP for anime Ace Attorney.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Madman Entertainment began streaming the entire run of InuYasha last year on the AnimeLab service and now they're looking to bring it out in a big way on home video for collectors that may have passed up on it before.

YATTAR JAPAN Editor_in_chief

Abusive schoolgirl art series "Batou Shoujo" On August 10th, Kadokawa ASCII Media Works will be collecting animator and artist mebae's abusive schoolgirl illustration series "Batou Shoujo" as a book release.

@geekdotcom Michelle Nguyen

Always donning his face-covering mask, the purpose of which is still unknown to fans, the secret that is the lower-half of his head was explored way back in episode 101, when Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura decided that they must figure out what their ...

Siliconera Sato

Mobius Final Fantasy, Square Enix's latest smartphone game made by staff known for having worked on several major Final Fantasy titles, is now available for download in the West. Story: The Warrior of Light Despair has cast a long, dark shadow acr...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - July 30th/31st 01 (00) Godzilla Resurgence (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Finding Dory (Weeks: 03) 03 (01) One Piece Film: Gold (We...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Forget the Pokémon GO wrist-strap, it doesn't even have CRYSTALS in it! That's why my money is on the Pokémon Sun and Moon Z-Ring as Best Accessory of 2016. Takara Tomy is preparing to release this special bracelet for kids (or adults, no judgment...

Revered animation studio Trigger has created an animated CM promoting Kirin Beer's beverage line, seemingly appealing to otaku with the presence of mobile games, scantily clad 2D girls and idols - possibly a wise decision considering the demograph...

Anime Evo setsuken

Gosh, D. Gray-man Hallow, what a large amount of tonal dissonance you have. I mean seriously, what are you doing? No. . . Don't. . . . Please. . . D. Gray-man! STAWP! Err. . . Ahem. Its another week, and another episode of D.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll has picked up a series from the past today with the acquisition of the Gakuen Heaven anime series. The work comes from the PC game from SPRAY and was originally broadcast back in 2006. Media Blasters picked up and released the show und...

Oh no, donuts are my absolute weakness. You mention donuts and I lose it. I love donuts so damn much, the fluffy and puffy dough, jelly-filled, topped with glaze. All kinds. Theyre. So. Good. And the donuts they made this episode looked amazing, b...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the teaser poster visual posted last week, a 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Matcha Hazuki's Isshukan Friends. /One Week Friends manga is now officially available on the web.

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

The five-episode Key anime Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume has just finished airing, and now the countdown to the anime movie, Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito is starting! Set to premiere on 3 September 2016 here in Japan, a new key visual has been...

I'm not sure if I was spoiled for this and forgot, or if I just clued into it immediately, but it would appear that the adorable little loli Erica (Morohoshi Sumire), who is so full of pride, is one of the Ainsworths.


Aug3 There are some jokes that Chika just won't let go It's the episode that probably half of the viewers were waiting for, although I wasn't anticipating it much either way. But let's see what happens when.

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