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October 13, 2016, 2:30 PM
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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.

Need a pick-me-up? Try a lychee-flavoured coffee infused with jasmine, or a 'Chardonnay' espresso served in a wine glass -- whatever your taste, Japan's swashbuckling baristas are bringing some serious sex appeal to the drink.

The Fandom Post Bryan Morton

One thing that seems to be a universal constant of the anime world is that, if Mamoru Oshii is in any way involved in a project, it will at least try to make you think. Sometimes, he's not particularly subtle about the message he's trying to get a...

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)!

That's not fair! Even if she was barely around, she was so soft and sweet and she had cute little clouds attached to her hair. I'm devastated. I'm even more devastated that Nemu had no idea that she was going to die.


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?

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...

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.

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?

The Fandom Post David Lynn

Yuri! ! ! On ICE Episode 1 Every ending is a new beginning. What They Say: Katasuki Yuri is at a crossroads after suffering a miserable defeat at the Grand Prix Finals. Uncertain whether to retire or to continue, Yuri holes up in his family home.

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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...

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...

Posted 12/10/2016 We've already had one Anime Guest of Honour announced for this month's MCM London Comic Con, but if that isn't enough for you then you'll be happy to hear that there's another major Japanese guest on their way to the event later ...

"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.

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...

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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...

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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.

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-...

Talent agency Aoni Production announced that a Japanese voice actor, Kazunari Tanaka passed away due to brain-stem hemorrhage on October 10th. He was 49 years old. Tanaka's famous work includes Olson White from "Gundam Seed Destiny", Katoken from ...

Michiyuki Kawashima, the vocalist and guitarist of BOOM BOOM SATELLITES, passed away on October 9, 2016 at age 47. According to the band's Facebook page, the death resulted from a brain tumor. Masayuki Nakano of the band released the following sta...

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 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...

The good news is that they're doing more Detective Conan/Case Closed hug pillows. The better news is that they're not doing anything weird with them. Specifically, Kadokawa's Shinichi Kudo/Jimmy Kudo and Kaitou Kid/Phantom Thief Kid are out this m...

Siliconera Sato

Tetsuya Nomura had quite a bit to share in an interview featured in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation. He talks about Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III, Kingdom Hearts HD 2. 8, and more.

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