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March 21, 2013, 4:00 PM

Gaikuo-Captain, a student at Beijing Chemical Engineering University, originally just wanted to make a profile photo for himself and somehow ended up with stuff like the following photos below. He is definitely a manga and anime fan to say the least.

Johnny & Associates President, Johnny H. Kitagawa announced during the press conference of “JOHNNY’S World Thanksgiving”, the formation of a large unit of a total of 40 people aiming to debut during the 2020 Summer Olympics in To...

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While Japanese anime first appeared as early as 1917, it began to flourish in the 1960s with the spread of television throughout Japan. And over the years, its styles have changed. This isn't new, and it's something Kotaku has touched on previousl...

Prolific voice actress Kana Hanazawa had a live appearance at Shibuya Public Hall, and at this event, she apparently let slip a bit of welcome news for anime fans. Fan buzz is that she mentioned reprising the role of Charlotte Dunois in a new Infi...

47-episode series directed by Naoyuki Yoshinaga gets bilingual BD/DVD release on July 16 The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Wednesday that it acquired the Mobile Police Patlabor television anime series.

Actor Nakao Akiyoshi (24) and actress Naka Riisa (23) announced their marriage by fax through Nakao's agency on March 21. Moreover, Naka Riisa is 3 months pregnant and the birth of their first child is due this autumn.

North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for its release of the Inu X Boku Secret Service television anime series on Wednesday: Ririchiyo Shirakiin — Hilary Haag Soushi Miketsukami — Chris Patton Zange Natsu...

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Shiraishi Mai (Nogizaka46) to become a model for fashion magazine Shirashi Mai has been chosen as an exclusive model for the fashion magazine Ray (レイ). She will appear in the May issue of the magazine which will be released on March 23.

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Ten days before its premiere this March 30th, a new video clip for the upcoming “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” film showcases the battle between the God of Destruction Bils and Son Goku, in his Super Saiyan 3 form.

Awarding winning comic writer is Gene Luen Yang and back with Avatar co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and Gurihiru on Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, a comic debuting today which promises to answer questions as to w...

Royz and Kiryu to Go on Asian Tour concerts-events posted by Keia 2 hours ago   ·   0 comments Recently it seems like Visual Kei label B. P. RECORDS places value on promoting its bands also outside of Japan.

Niconico streamed a second promotional video on Wednesday for the upcoming second season of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W. The promo video confirms that the anime will begin airing on TV Tokyo and AT-X on April 7.

The recent run of harem hype continues with the official http://www. haremking. tv/ site overhauled ahead of this year's "New" season of Highschool DxD. Beyond a new visual, the site promises a new look at the upcoming anime at next weekend's Anim...

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More pictures related to Power Rangers Super Megaforce has surfaced online, and that includes photos related to the show's wardrobe! As seen in the picture above, a GokaiPink suit is part of the show's wardrobe.

Creator discusses novels' concept, favorite characters before visit to Seattle this month Aniplex of America began streaming a second English-subtitled video interview with Sword Art Online and Accel World creator Reki Kawahara on Wednesday.


The official website has started streaming the 1st promo video for Sparrow’s Hotel. The promo shows us some of the cast who will be in it: Minori Chihara as Sayuri Sato, Haruka Nagashima as Tamaki Shiokawa and Daisuke Kishio as Misono-kun.

4-episode series from Takeshi Mori gets bilingual DVD on July 2 & on digital formats The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Wednesday that it acquired the original video anime Ruin Explorers.

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New Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Screenshots Show Off Desert Area By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 1:23am We have a better look at the Dead Dunes, one of the new areas in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

I adjusted the title a bit so folks wouldn't be confused about the state of Remember Me. As we posted a few times before, Capcom is publishing the game. More info on that after the article.     ---    No matter how many examples one can pull up in...

Mermaid comedy anime based on Keiji Nashima's manga to premiere on April 6 The BS11 television channel aired a commercial for the upcoming anime adaptation of Keiji Nashima's Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san manga on Wednesday.

Warner Brothers has been tweeting and otherwise distributing photos of various pseudo-evidence left in the wake of kaiju - the Japanese style giant monsters that plague humanity in Guillermo del Toro's (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) Pacific Rim.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution On Wii U Supports Off-TV Play And Miiverse By Ishaan . March 20, 2013 . 6:05pm Earlier today, Square Enix announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut for the Wii U with new features such as overhauled boss fights...

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All profits from auction go to helping those affected by the 2011 quake & tsunami An auction is currently being held by Chihayafuru manga creator Yuki Suegetsu (Flower of Eden) that gives the winning bidder the right to appear in the Chihayafuru m...

Create your profile now With JpopAsia you find worldwide friends easily. Interact and connect with people all over the world who love Asian music! Buy shares in celebrities, enjoy unique features, and become a JpopAsia celebrity yourself!

One of the most popular Japanese customs, common to both Shinto and Buddhist traditions, is the use of good luck charms, omamori. Sold at both Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, omamori are so popular in Japan that almost anyone has one in its w...

Preparing to summon some Lovecraftian elder gods on April 7th, TV Tokyo has posted their promo for Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W, the new season of the anime adaptation of Manta Aisora and Koin's horror spoof light novel series.

Fight in constantly-changing dungeons in 3DS game shipping on Sunday Nintendo began streaming a new English trailer on Tuesday for the Nintendo 3DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity. The trailer shows how the player, as a Pokémon, ca...

Reki Kawahara, the exalted author of the massively popular series Sword Art Online and Accel World and self-proclaimed “solo player in the game of life,” is soon to be making his first high-profile appearance for the benefit of western audiences.


Nogizaka46 5th single [Kimi no Na wa Kibou] has sold 242,054 copies on its first week on sale to place number 1 on the Oricon weekly singles chart. It sold 204,281 of those copies on day one. It is available in 3 CD+DVD Types, and 1 CD only type.

From Ghost in the Shell to Real Drive, Masamune Shirow's name is on plenty of anime, but the adaptation of his Black Magic M-66 has the distinction of being the only anime that he actively worked on. That 1987 OVA, co-directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo...

Upcoming 4-person fighting-action game to ship this summer Namco Bandai Games opened an official site on Monday for Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle! , a new Toriko video game based on Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro's original manga.

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