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May 6, 2013, 7:00 AM
May 6, 2013, 7:00 AM

Looks like the dance-pop moves of Perfume and the wacky antics of Momoiro Clover Z (Bodacious Space Pirates, Joshiraku, the new Sailor Moon if it every happens) put a monkey wrench in the AKB48 machine with the two groups topping the mega-group in...

AKB48 team K member Matsubara Natsumi announced that she would be graduating from the group at the “‘Omoidaseru Kimitachi e’ ~AKB48 Group Zenkouen~” held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on May 5th. Matsubara also updated her official blog, and expressed h...

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It’s Iori Minase’s birthday today! And what better way to celebrate the self-proclaimed “everyone’s idol” than for character goods maker Cospa to come out with a Iori-themed birthday T-shirt? Similar to the Haruka Amami birthday T-shirt that Cospa...

imagine-nation is an anime/manga/game spotlight show on hosted by NHK World's global service, hosted by Super Sentai actress Chiaki Horan and Greek martial artist Nicholas Pettas. In late April, they featured Attack on Titan, discussing the contex...

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Seiyuu fans of both sexes have come together to vote for the voice actors and actresses with the voices they find most pleasing to the ear in this unusually balanced ranking… The ranking, together with signature roles: 1.

Results to be presented to Bandai for consideration Game developer CAPCOM is holding a poll from April 25 to May 16 to let fans choose which Mega Man (Rockman) character they'd most like to see made into a figure.

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No no, this is not a change in career tracks for voice actress Eriko Nakamura (Haruka Amami in The Idolm@ster). She’s still going to voice all your favourite “dojikkos” and what-not. Nakamura was made JR Tokushima station’s station master for a da...

Augmented-reality app brings "Ora Ora Border T-shirt" to life Bandai posted a video last week to demonstrate the "Ora Ora Border T" — t-shirts that can activate the virtual Stand power of Star Platinum from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, than...

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Here's the preview of Kamen Rider Wizard's 35rd episode entitled, "The Other Side of the Sky". In this episode, we learned more about Sora/Gremlin's past. With Chiaki revealed to be the Gate sought out by Argus, Omok...

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If you ever wanted to see voice actor Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Josepher Joestar) naked except for a dog collar. . . First, you're a bit of a sick-o. Second, today's your lucky day.

Today is Children’s Day (originally Boy’s Festival) and many are home with their families celebrating the health and happiness of their children (it’s a national holiday so parents get the day off) with carp streamers and rice cakes.

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Ah, the dakimakura. Few things in otaku culture are more indicative of one's. . . *ahem* "power level" than being in possession of a large hug pillow emblazoned with the visage of your 2D spouse. That is, unless you're a fan of old World War II ta...

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Sword Art Online Progressive Novel Gets Manga Adaptation Artist Kiseki Himura will launch the manga adaptation of the Sword Art Online Progressive light novel in the August issue of Dengeki G’s Magazine, which will be released on June 29.

A few days ago someone spotted Batgirl on the list of Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC, but the character's name was promptly removed. Now developer NetherRealm Studios has confirmed the addition, which will mark the second update to the roster via DLC.

Media Blasters has revealed its acquisition of the 2011 Rio – Rainbow Gate! anime television series. The 13-episode adventure comedy from studio Xebec is based on the 2003 Super Black Jack game franchise from the pachi-slo developer Net.

The 284-page complete edition of creator Taguchi Hajime’s underground gekiga manga Alive is now available from GEN Manga. The complete edition compiles all of the chapters of Alive previously published in GEN Manga.

Since it's Golden Week in Japan, this weekend is one of the busiest season for the major anime/manga/game specialized stores in the Akihabara town, especially for Gamers' Akihabara main store which is holding three special exhibitions at the same ...

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The original Fatal Frame 2 is headed to the PlayStation Network as a PlayStation 2 Classic on Tuesday, Tecmo Koei have announced. Series director Makoto Shibata made the announcement on the PS Blog, along with a few words on the game’s development.

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As if two anime series, two manga series, a game, and countless merchandise weren’t enough, the popular light novel series Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (English title: I Don’t Have Many Friends) is now to be made into a live action movie and is cu...

Two popular CG anime films from Japan are landing in South Korea! The opening day for the highly praised 009 Re:Cyborg will be May 9. The movie will open in 20 theaters across South Korea (15 in 2D, five in 3D).

Title: The Cat in the Box Genre: Yaoi, Drama, Romance Publisher: Digital Manga Guild Artist: Kari Sumako Translation: Mikster This manga is available on Emanga. Walking home from school on a seemingly typical day, Kazuo encounters a crowd surround...

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