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April 4, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Disney are shutting down their LucasArts games publishing subsidiary, according to a Game Informer report. A LucasArts representative informed the website:   “After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from...

Things are pretty tumultuous right now at Square Enix. As previously reported, company President Yoichi Wada stepped down following "extraordinary losses," and Yosuke Matsuda is set to take his place in June.

The hail of new anime announcements here at Crunchyroll continues with the addition of Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties to the spring line up.   This, the latest entry in the Hayate The Combat Butler series, is set to broadcast every Monday starti...

Ex-employees: Layoffs to also occur at company's European, Japanese offices as company restructures Video game news site Joystiq reported that Square Enix's Los Angeles office laid off half of its marketing staff and around 20 in accounting, IT, a...

XSEED to release game in N. America on April 16 Entertainment news website IGN began streaming an extended trailer on Wednesday for XSEED Games' upcoming release of Ganbarion's Pandora's Tower role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii.

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Tokusatsu director Takao Nagaishi passed away last March 31 as his body succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy. He is best known for directing a lot of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai episodes. Most of the Super Sentai episodes he directed are: ...

Japanator Elliot Gay

I spent a good portion of my childhood devouring anything with the Dragon Ball Z brand on it. School would end, and I'd rush home to catch the latest episode of the Cell Saga on Cartoon Network's Toonami block.

Production I. G's adaptation of RPG gets bilingual DVD/BD release this year North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan-, Production I.

[We're slowly finishing the backlog after taking care of Anime Contents Expo coverage and the new Spring anime season. ] Anime, manga, and software studios marked April 1 with a slew of April Fool's spoofs and jokes.

With one more week to go until the release of their new LP “FIFTH DIMENSION”, Japanese idol supergroup Momoiro Clover Z continues their mysterious, masked journey across the galaxy in the music video for their new song "BIRTH Ø BIRTH".

Dragon's Crown—the gorgeous side-scrolling brawler from Vanillaware, the folks responsible for Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade—is coming to North America courtesy of Atlus, and a new trailer shows off more of the multiplayer beat 'em up'...

David John Shewsbury

Fresh from our long Easter 2013 break and today we will review this "Takara Tomy CH01 - Optimus Prime G1 & Movie Version" produced by none other than Takara Tomy. As they are quite a lot of pictures/photos for this review, we separate them into 3 ...

Sometimes, it is true your potential date looks a little more attractive because of what they do. Sugoren asked their female subscribers the question of the top dream occupations of the guy that they would love to date at least once in their life.

Siliconera Ishaan

Localization outfit 8-4, who worked on Fire Emblem: Awakening, had a chance to speak with some of the game’s developers at Intelligent Systems. One of the questions they asked them was why the characters in Awakening have no feet on their 3D models.

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Latest Feature Film From The Leading Kids Entertainment Franchise Also Complemented By VIZ Kids Release Of Tie-In Manga Edition San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga ...

Fans of madcap supernatural comedy, rejoice! Crunchyroll’s latest spring 2013 anime announcement is Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W!   Based on the stories written by Manta Aisora, and inspired by H.

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As expected by many, the recent Dragon Ball Z film, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” debuts at the top of the Japan Box Office Weekend, earning 683,925,000 yen from 561,098 tickets sold on its first weekend!

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Leader In Digital Manga Distribution Expands Access To North America’s Popular Weekly Digital Manga Anthology Featuring The Latest Chapters Released The Same Day As Japan San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest p...

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Devil Survivor 2 The Animation series. The site will stream the series on Thursdays starting on April 4 at 2:05 p.

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Sakai Masato & Kanno Miho register their marriage by simplymissj on April 3, 2013 at 11:20 am Actor Sakai Masato (39) and actress Kanno Miho (35) registered their marriage on April 2, which was an auspicious day according to the Buddhist calendar.

The BS11 television channel aired a commercial on Wednesday for Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Bride, the second season of Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls. The commercial features Miyuki Hashimoto's opening theme song "AI DO.

Minnesota man accused of manga child porn possession in Canada in 2010 The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) began streaming a nearly 13-minute "Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story" documentary short on Tuesday.

Seinen magazine Champion Red Ichigo has posted a preview for the anime OVA adaptation of hentai artist Yoshiharu Mikita's (aka Plastic Dreamer) more mainstream harem comedy Rescue Me! , set to be released with volume 3 on June 20th.

NO NAME is getting ready to release their second single “Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu” and has revealed a preview of the PV music video. The new single’s title track is featured as the ending theme for the anime AKB0048: next stage and main coupl...

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FTISLAND announced their 3rd Japanese album “RATED-FT”! The album should include their three singles released since their last album “20 [twenty]” (2012. 05. 16), new songs, and more. Album “RATED-FT” comes on three editions and is scheduled to hi...

David John Shewsbury

This is a direct continuation from Part 1 of 3, you can click the link below if you want to read the previous part; http://www. shewsbury. com/2013/04/takara-tomy-ch01-optimus-prime-g1-movie. html Moving on, we will now focus on the trailer.

XSEED to bring PS3/Xbox 360 title to N. America this summer North American video game publisher XSEED Games and Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games began streaming the latest trailers for its upcoming release of Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer is D...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, a young Japanese girl gives a harrowing speech on the streets of Tsuruhashi, Osaka, in which she openly expresses her hatred of Koreans. Amid cheers of support from members of her own group, the girl goes ...

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Large groups of people inside anime/manga stores, a couple of colorful sets of clothes and hair, cameras, and music can only mean one thing: mini-convention! I had the opportunity to meet a couple of friends I hadn’t seen in a while, and even some...

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A new teaser for the upcoming film remake of Space Pirate Captain Harlock (キャプテンハーロック) started airing on Japanese theaters. The film is expected to premiere this Fall. Written by Leiji Matsumoto back in 1977-79, it tells the story of Captain Harlo...

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Spring is best known as the time of cherry blossoms or sakura in Japan. Because of this, the anime fans at BIGLOBE decided to make a poll about their favorite anime/manga/visual novel character named after sakura.

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