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March 27, 2013, 1:00 PM
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It was announced that popular idol group AKB48 will be holding their annual “Senbatsu General Election” at Nissan Stadium on June 8! This year’s election will be held during the “AKB48 Super Festival” which was announced in January.

The new season draws near. It lands April 5th and you’ll see the newest trailer after the jump.

This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that the new Rozen Maiden anime will run this summer on the TBS and BS-TBS television stations. Peach-Pit launched the original manga in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Bi...

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Tourist shops everywhere in Japan are filled with colorful boxes of local sweets that are perfectly portioned for sharing. These are omiyage. At work, it’s almost expected that you bring back a box of omiyage filled with a specialty product from t...

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Earlier in the week, Etrian Odyssey series director Shigeo Komori teased that his next game would bring significant changes to the series, and now we know what they are, thanks to leaked details from this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine.

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Dengeki PlayStation revealed the next entry in the Atelier series, Atelier Eska & Rosy: The Alchemists of the Sky and Dusk. There are two Alchemists in the title because this Atelier game has two playable characters and two side of the story to see.

Bluefin Reveals S. H. Figuarts Daft Punk Figures Last year Bandai teased the possibility of releasing figures based on music artists under S. H. MusicArts. The Music Arts name didn’t stick, but what you’re seeing now is the result of that collabor...

Flash anime studio DLE turns Suzue Miuchi's romance into spy action flick Suzue Miuchi's Glass Mask (Glass no Kamen) shōjo romance manga is not only inspiring a gag television anime next month, but also an anime film this June.

Mobile game producer GREE began streaming the second promotional teaser for the television anime adaptation of Zettai Bōei Leviathan (Absolute Defense Leviathan) role-playing game on Tuesday. The 81-second video with Yuki Kanno's opening theme son...

Updated port of action-horror game to be released on PS3/Wii U/360/PC on May 21 CAPCOM began streaming a video on Tuesday to showcase Rachel's gameplay in its Biohazard/Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled Edition game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 3...

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Today, it was announced that Square Enix president Yoichi Wada is stepping down. He will no longer be serving as Square Enix's Representative Director. Yousuke Matsuda, who joined Square in 2001, will take over Wada's role in running the company.

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Sanspro reported that actor Kousei Amano (Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Fourze) and actress Akiko Hinagata (Sagishi Ririko) just got married according to a fax from Amano's agency. The two met while working on a drama in 2007 and dated for four a...

Piccolo, Trunks, Freeza, and Cell join character roster for iPhone and Android game Namco Bandai Games began streaming a promo video for their Dragon Ball Tap Battle game for smartphones on the game's official website on Tuesday.

Music label Lantis has posted a short preview for "Henai no Rondo," GRANRODEO's (Total Eclipse, Kuroko's Basketball) opening theme for spring's josei fantasy adaptation Karneval. The single will be released on April 17th.

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It has been revealed a few months ago that the Tensou Sentai Goseiger suits will still be the primary suit in Power rangers Super Megaforce, but what about the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger suits? Latest information states that they will be used as a "p...

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On April 1st, an interview between ONE OK ROCK and FALL OUT BOY will air on UStream. ONE OK ROCK’s new album, “Jinsei Kakete Boku wa“, and FALL OUT BOY’s new album, “Save Rock and Roll“, will both drop in stores in April.

The anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya manga is slated for this summer. Additionally, the May issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine is revealing on Tuesday that the anime's main cast will be reprising thei...

How To Make Totoro Plush! Hello KKS Viewers! We are back with a super cute, super cool, and super awesome tutorial on How To Make Totoro Plush! But you probably already know that already from reading our title and seeing the above picture!

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Phantasy Star Online 2’s release in North America has been delayed, Sega shared in a statement with Polygon today.   "Originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that PS02 has been delayed," a Sega spokesperson told Pol...

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I guess there are a lot of fans waiting for Nendoroid Hasegawa Kobato to be available for pre-order and … we get it today! “My name is Leysis Vi Felicity Sumeragi… an ancestor of the Great Blood Clan of the Night!


Osaka's AKB48 shop is better than even Akiba's 26 March, 2013 by Chad Last year, we stumbled upon the AKB48 Cafe and Shop in Namba, Osaka. The shop occupies an impressive space right across the NMB48 Theater in the recently renovated NGK Building,...

Kurogane's Anime Blog Kurogane Shiroikaze

GIRLS RIDING TANKS DRIVING IN TO THE SUNSET BACK TO THEIR GIANT SCHOOL-SHIP CARRIER. WHY CAN’T MORE ANIME END SO PERFECTLY AS THIS? Time to pay tribute to the heroines that fearlessly and boldly provided us with so much tanoshii over the past few ...


1/7 Lucy PVC Good Smile Company has commenced preorders of the 1/7 scale figure of Lucy PVC from the series Fairy Tail. Figure: Lucy PVCManufacturer: Good Smile Company Scale: 1/7 (Approximately 210 mm) Release Date: August 2013 Retail Price: 8,80...

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Fan Artists at Pixiv React to “Gintama” Gender Swap Story Fan Artists at Pixiv React to “Gintama” Gender Swap Story 10 minutes ago kureka If I were a betting man, I’d put money on GintamaChinese Fans Create Female Point of View "Gintama" Dating Game.

Editors: 8th page flipped since Haru ni Naru to Uzu Uzu Shichau author missed deadline without notice The April issue of Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine intentionally flipped the eighth page of the four-panel manga Haru ni Naru to Uzu Uzu Shicha...

Organizers of Canada's Anime North convention announced on Tuesday that Japanese voice actor Ryo Horikawa and voice actress Eriko Nakamura will be guests of honor at the event. Horikawa is best known for voicing Dragon Ball Z's Vegeta, a role he i...

Game follows invisible boy who can only be seen in the rain Sony Computer Entertainment America associate producer Dais Kawaguchi introduced more details and a gameplay video for Japan Studio's upcoming rain video game.

The May issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine is revealing on Tuesday that it will launch five new manga in the coming months. The magazine's June issue will begin serializing three of those new titles on April 26.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

It’s official: Studio Ghibli’s Kazu Tachinu, or “The Wind is Rising”, will be released in Japanese cinemas from July 20 this year. Announced last December together with Kaguya Hime no Monogatari, this will be the first feature film that Hayao Miya...

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