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March 22, 2013, 4:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For some in Japan, schoolgirls are an object of fetish. That can manifest itself in their appearance in mainstream media, whether that's cartoons or video games, or in far more unsettling and immediate ways, such as creeps trying to take photos up...

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

The Fox Engine. You've heard about it. You've seen the PR. We know it's going to be the game engine for the next Metal Gear The Phantom Pain. So what's it all about? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, in a recent tweet, revealed the concept of the F...

Keymochi kureka

Meet the 2013 Evangelion Race Queens! Meet the 2013 Evangelion Race Queens! 11 minutes ago kureka Springtime means new flowers in bloom, new shows on TV, and…new EvangelionEvangelion: 3. 0 You Can (Not) Redo Film's Trailer Posted.

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.

Anime creator Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne, Aquarion) revealed The Fool "multi-dimensional" project at Tokyo International Anime Fair on Thursday. For the "new live entertainment" initiative's first work Nobuanga the Fool, popular artist Yo...

Story of free-diving girl not yet green-lit; Sadon-Desu anime also not yet announced Gainax revealed more about a tentative anime project titled Akubi o Suru ni wa Wake ga Aru (There Is a Reason That We Yawn) at its booth at Tokyo International An...

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.

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Gainax & Subaru’s Hōkago no Pleiades Anime Gets Movie Gainax & Subaru’s Hōkago no Pleiades Anime Gets Movie 32 minutes ago kureka Anime studio GainaxA Look at Your Favorite Anime Studio Buildings. Read more .

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

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...

Siliconera Spencer

Arc System Works President Confirms Clone Phantasma, Talks About US Expansion By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 6:28pm This happened kind of quietly, so you may not have heard Arc System Works opened up a US division earlier this month.

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...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

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.

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On March 21, NMB48 Team N member Shinohara Kanna has announced her graduation. She will leave the group after a graduation show on April 12 and then wants to pursue her dream of becoming a model. Kanna joined NMB48 as a 1st Generation member when ...

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.

Siliconera Spencer

Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village, Final Fantasy Life Sim In The Future? By Spencer . March 21, 2013 . 12:03am Life simulation games are quite popular in Japan with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fantasy Life selling out in Japan.

Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 game Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram hits Japan April 25 with promise of exploring the time travel mystery from the perspective of the LaboMen, as well as scenarios following Rintarou Okabe as costumed hero Alpaca Man ...

Kurogane's Anime Blog Kurogane Shiroikaze

March 21, 2013 @ 9:36 pm · Filed under Anime Welp, Prince finally appears. And he stole Tamako’s medal! Terrible.

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...

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...

Official cast and staff also announced The official website for Gonzo's Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō Anime television anime updated with the series' first promotional video, official staff, and cast on Wednesday.

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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.

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 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...

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.

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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.


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.

Siliconera Spencer

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.

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...


Kotobukiya’s Panis Reservation Starts! ! This new 1/8 scale figure of “Panis Angelicus” from Shining Ark, will be available this coming August 2013 by Kotobukiya for 7,800 Yen retail price. Hobby Search is taking reservations for her as of today.

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