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October 13, 2016, 10:00 AM
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AKB48's annual rock-paper-scissors tournament, AKB48 Janken Taikai, held a few surprises, and one of them has definitely captured the hearts of anime fans, as member Nana Okada, entered the contest cosplaying as one of Re:Zero's "Demon Twins", Ram.

IGN Kallie Plagge

By Kallie Plagge This week on IGN Anime Club, Kallie, Mike, and a new guest, IGN's Mitchell Saltzman, go over the new fall shows they're watching and which are their favorites so far. Plus, what's the difference between yuri and Yuuri?

On October 10, 2016, the 48 Group 2016 Janken Tournament took place at Kobe World Memorial Hall. It marked the first time the tournament was held in the Kansai Region. This year's format was slightly different: there were only 7 blocks, and the wi...

It's difficult at first to reckon with the jarring opening minutes of Miss Hokusai, Keiichi Hara's anime adaptation of the Hinako Sugiura manga series. Named for the daughter of famed Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, the film starts with with O...

UPUPGIRLS (KARI) launch a full throttle audio/visual assault in the MV for "! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ("! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! " is pronounced "Pan Pan Pan")" from their 21st single "! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! /Kimi toiu Kasetsu" (release date: October 11)!

The next big step for the Digimon franchise is multimedia project Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. Among the planned content is a Nintendo 3DS game, and a new promo from Bandai Namco Entertainment has the Japanese release set for December 1.


Shibuya109 has been a symbol of trendiness in Japan for many decades. Filled to the brim with stores, many of it's brands have gone to reach iconic levels; creating and inspiring many styles. As time progressed Shibuya109's stores created blogs to...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Limited-time eatery to open this week in trendy Shibuya neighborhood. This fall, Persona 5, the fifth round-numbered installment in publisher Atlus' hit video game series, was set to go head-to-head with Final Fantasy XV.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Given the swiftness and strength with which Nintendo's legal team reacts to fan games, we have to assume this one is already on borrowed time. In its nearly 20 years of providing fun times and happy memories to fans, the Pokémon franchise has stir...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of Girlish Number to its fall 2016 anime lineup. The series is part of an idol voice actress multi-media project developed by writer Wataru Watari (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) and artist QP:flapper (Etotam...

"Classicaloid" versions of classical music composers like Beethoven and Mozart have appeared in modern day Japan. They look like normal people (in slightly weird clothes) but when they play their "musique", very strange things begin to happen.

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

It has been revealed that seinen horror manga Higanjima will be getting a short anime adaptation on YouTube and Nico Nico starting 15 October. The story follows Akira Miyamoto as he sets out to save his older brother from a vampire-inhabited islan...

Siliconera Sato

In addition to the upcoming Akiba's Trip anime by Studio Gonzo that begins airing this January, Acquire announced Akiba's Trip 2+A, an upcoming PS4 rerelease of Undead & Undressed with the anime's first episode.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

GameLark, a community of musical artists who specialize in remixing video game music, has released a 2-Disc album that pays tribute to Square Enix's Final Fantasy series of Japanese RPGs. (Above: album artwork by Ian Murray) The album, entitled "M...

Akiba Souken, a Japanese news site dedicated to the Akiharara-related pop culture/products, today revealed the result of its online popularity poll for the summer 2016 TV anime. It was conducted on its anime portal site "AniPota" from September 21...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Square Enix's Dragon Quest of the Stars, or Hoshi no Dragon Quest, has topped 12 milliondownloads in Japan, the company announced. The smartphone RPG launched on October 15, 2015 in Japan. To commemorate 12 million downloads, Square Enix will host...

We've already mentioned that Psycho-Pass director Naoyoshi Shiotani will be at the MCM London Comic Con this October. We've just heard from the good folks at MCM that Evangelion animator Takeshi Honda will also be at the event.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has a crazy work schedule. He barely sleeps. Most of his day is spent doing the manga, so if you are going to work with him, he wants you to be willing to die for it. In an One Piece Gold interview uploaded by 2ch, f...

OIGEL Ardie Echel

#HunterXHunter #Anime - 'Hunter X Hunter' Season 3 anime series update: Anime to be delayed further? : "Hunter X Hunter" is a very popular anime series and the season one and two were very successful. However, the makers have not given a green sig...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Saitama police arrested a man caught in a trap designed to nab a women's underwear thief (shop-list. com) SAITAMA (TR) - To catch a thief - specifically, a women's underwear thief. Early Monday morning, Saitama Prefecture Police apprehended a 43-y...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, Funimation is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Escaflowne with a collector's edition, standard editions, and movie, scheduled for October 18, 2016.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the Code Geass 10th anniversary project has revealed that many cast members of the anime will be attending the November 27th event. Additional information about the event was also revealed.

ANGERME want another chance to make things right in the sentimental MV for "Wasurete Ageru" from their triple A-side single "Umaku Ienai/Ai no Tame Kyou made Shinka Shitekita Ningen Ai no Tame Subete Taika Shitekita Ningen/Wasurete Ageru" (release...

Siliconera Sato

Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter, Compile Heart's upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler, releases tomorrow in Japan, and the game shares an overview with a new launch trailer. The trailer takes us through its battle system where you'll have five Blood-...

The Fandom Post David Lynn
Crunchyroll Scott Green

On November 22nd, Section23 will be distributing Sentai Filmworks' release of Gatchaman Crowds Insight on DVD and Blu-ray. Preparing for the release, they announced the English dub cast for the second season of the revival of the classic Tatsunoko...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After originally streaming this 2010 series back in 2012, the official Gundam channel is now streaming the SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors series once more on YouTube. The 51 episode series clocks in at about twelve minutes an episode a...

Feel like you took a punch to the gut because new episodes of the first season of One-Punch Man on Toonami have ended? Did you stop doing 100 push ups, 100 sit ups and running 10K a day because you're no longer inspired?

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