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August 22, 2016, 6:00 PM

Image copyright AP Image caption The handover to Tokyo2020 was an all-action affair With athletes and viewers exhausted, the closing ceremony for Rio2016 was passing off as expected. . . Until Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe popped out of a gian...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This weekend, a 2nd Live event was held for Tokyo 7th Sisters, an idol raising/rhythm mobile game introduced by Donuts in 2014. Along with a slate of events that included a 2. 5 Live to be held in Osaka next January and 3rd Live Makuhari Event Hal...

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Do you love anime? GameSpot Australia is giving away prize packages that include a weekend double pass to the Madman Anime Festival 2016 hosted in Melbourne, and a 12-month subscription to AnimeLab Premium!

Personality, voice actor, attitude and power. It also doesn't matter in Charapedia's latest poll. On a follow-up to the recent poll about the ladies, this week, Japanese fans were asked to name the most appealing male anime character, judging them...

Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu is being adapted into a 2017 Ufotable series and a fall 2016 Hanamaru series. The latter has been building up its cast leading up to the October premiere, and this week, it added a l...

The Verge Andrew Webster

In a lot of ways, Final Fantasy XV resembles a typical fantasy epic. You have a band of warriors, led by a brooding prince, traveling the world on a lengthy quest. There's a serious king doing everything he can to keep his people safe amongst the ...

The anime's first trailer on the Cygames occasion. The video highlight Yuuki Ito as director, Toshifumi Akai is responsible for characters design, Tsutomu Narita & Nobuo Uematsu as composers, and A-1 photographs as the production corporation.

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Renowned anime scriptwriter, Gen Urobuchi, also known to fans as "the Butcher," has been teasing a new project on twitter. The writer known for making characters suffer in his stories and killing lovable ones off is currently writing the script fo...


5pb's second visual novel adaptation of the relationship comedy light novel/anime series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU was delayed from July 28th and is now scheduled to release in Japan on October 27th.

oprainfall Tyler Trosper

Granblue Fantasy, an iOS and Android game developed by Cygames, is getting an anime in January 2017. The series is being directed by Yuuki Ito, character designs by Toshifumi Also, and music by Nobuo Uematsu and Tsutomu Narita.

© Hideaki Yoshikawa 2014 The Other Side of Secret has an interesting question at its heart: "What happens to the kid who stays home in a portal fantasy? " Yuuto's sister vanished through a dimensional gateway years ago and he misses her.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Sunrise/Bandai merchandise chain works quickly. Following the debut of the Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars special, Bandai's Hobby Net revealed that they are about to start selling a real model kit based on Fumina Hoshino homage gunpla S...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Cartoon Network's British-American animated show The Amazing World of Gumball is famouse for switching styles of animation from more traditional to puppets, to CGI to stop motion and so on. For August 19th's episode 153/season 4 episode 13, it had...

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NEWS C-ute has announced plans to disband after their Saitama Super Arena in June 2017. Talk of their disbandment began after Berryz Koubou went on their indefinite hiatus in the spring of 2015. Further discussions were held in February of this ye...

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While everyone is busy playing Pokemon GO, Nintendo casually reminded everyone that there are two more Pokemon games coming up later this year, and they are Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The Pokemon Channel started streaming two new Pokemon Sun an...

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Before you ask, there is no actual yuri on the ice. There is, however, plenty of figure-skating and drama! Earlier today, the official Yuri! ! ! on Ice anime website updated with a new promotional teaser.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . August 21, 2016 . 9:30am Bandai Namco has recently shared more screenshots, as well as a brand new trailer for Gamescom, for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. [Thanks, DualShockers. ] Both the video and the screenshots give us a loo...

While it doesn't seem like a game which you would usually expect a beta test to be held for, Nippon Ichi Software America have recently announced they will be holding a testing period for Yomawari: Night Alone, which launches on the PlayStation Vi...

Siliconera Sato

During Cygames Next 2016, the company revealed Princess Connect Re: Dive, an upcoming "anime RPG" for smartphone. Princess Connect Re: Dive is the next title after Princess Connect, a smartphone game by Cygames that recently ended its service.

The usually bright and optimistic idols of Love Live Sunshine have unfortunately been struck with tragedy as of the show's latest airing, an occurrence that might be a requirement for idol shows so the determined girls can begin their inevitable c...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn't the only Japanese pop culture cameo. In a Tokyo Olympics promotional clip shown during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony, other iconic cha...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first full trailer has been released for the upcoming North American release of Yu-Gi-Oh! : The Dark Side of Dimensions, the 20th anniversary film of Kazuki Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. This teaser trailer previews the tiniest glimpse of the f...

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Now that the "Bleach" manga is over, fans can now look forward to the live-action adaptation of the franchise in 2018. Meanwhile, some fans believe that "Bleach" may go the same path as "Naruto" did with "Boruto.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese developers and publishers are continually making massive strides onto the PC market as Nito+ and 5pb's acclaimed visual novel Steins;Gate will be making its way to Steam on September 8th (9th in Japan).

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Square Enix's twice-a-monthly magazine Young Gangan (out the first and third Friday) is teasing that the issue out September 2nd will feature a major announcement concerning Ritz Kobayashi's school girl mahjong manga Saki.

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