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February 3, 2018, 11:00 AM

When people ask Japanese artist Maruraba_2 (his Twitter handle) what drawing and design software he recommends, his answer is always 'Excel'. Many take it as a joke, but only because they have no idea that his incredibly detailed anime art is crea...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

TATSUKI is the talented, cult-like director of Kemono Friends and fans where shocked when he announced that was no longer working on the series. 'Kemono Friends' became a phenomenon during its Winter 2017 run.

With so much to see, do, and eat, it can be difficult to begin planning that amazing Japan trip you've always been dreaming of. If you're not sure where to start, why not check out this ranking of top Japan experiences?

Nissan Motor Co. will take over as main sponsor of the popular TV anime "Sazae-san," sources said. In November, struggling electronics and machinery maker Toshiba Corp. announced plans to quit as main sponsor of the Fuji Television Network Inc.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life delayed to April 17 in the Americas and Europe, demo launches February 27 Transfer your save data from the demo to the full game. Sega has delayed Yakuza 6: The Song of Life from its previously announced March 20 release...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

It sounds like the set-up for a silly anime, but the end of the story is soberingly real. So stop me if you think you've heard this scenario in an anime or manga. There's a guy in his early 20s, who's not going to college and has no job.

Siliconera Sato

Sega released a new trailer for its upcoming tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles 4, and it focuses more on showing us parts of the world along with a look at some of its key characters. In case you missed it, you can check out our previous report for...

Forbes Lauren Orsini

Just a few weeks after Amazon dialed back its involvement in the anime game by shuttering Anime Strike, Netflix appears to have doubled down. In this partnership, Netflix will co-produce anime from all three studios and stream them in 190 countrie...

Otaku USA Magazine‏ @Otaku_USA 9m9 minutes ago Sponsored Spotlight: Today is the day! Digimon Adventure tri. : Loss will be screening in select theaters tonight. There's still time to grab tickets, though, so check listings and get your own here: ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Darling In The Franxx Production Committee The first episode of the winter 2018 simuldub for Darling in the Franxx went live yesterday afternoon and Funimation posted the cast list to its show page as well as providing a sample of the dub via Tw...

The movie that brought SWORD ART ONLINE fans together worldwide now available for digital download! Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: sao-movie. net (Japan), sao-movie. net/us (US) Official Twitter: twitter.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Previously teased back in January, new information is now available about Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Happy Kiss (known in Japan as Binan Koukou Chikyuboeibu Happy Kiss! ), including the main cast, main staff, and release period.

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Shigeru Miyamoto, the renowned game creator of "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong" at the Kyoto-based video game giant, has been working with Chris Meledandri at Illumination Entertainment to produce the Mario anime.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japanese, "pro gamer" previously had one definition: a gamer who got money to play. Hence, a professional. Today, the word was given a new definition by the newly established Japan Esports Union. The organization is supported by Japanese gaming...

Universal Studios Japan will be holding a dynamic 4D attraction called "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D", which features an original story! From Mar. 16 to Jun. 14, the attraction will immerse fans into the romantic universe of Sailor...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© MAGES. /LOST SONG Production Committee With plans for a 2018 Netflix debut previously revealed, the upcoming Lost Song original anime series has brought out some new information about it. Netflix Japan has revealed a March 31st, 2018 premiere fo...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

If you can't get enough Gunpla in your life, Sunrise is here to oblige you with a new TV anime series entitled Gundam Build Divers that's heading to the TV Tokyo network in the Spring season of 2018. The main staff for Gundam Build Divers includes...

J-POP GO PaulB

BRATS rock back into action. . . Rock outfit BRATS have released the video for new song 'Kimarigoto' proving the rock trio still have the chops to deliver a powerful tune. The track is a new studio recording of a live song (which had also featured...

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Sankaku Complex Ayanami

Retailer Animaru has started selling breast implants for otherwise flat-chested dakimakura, no doubt reducing the status of these poor girls in the process. Animaru is selling dakimakura covers complete with optionally-sized breast implants for th...

Siliconera Sato

Sony Corporation announced today that the current Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President, and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai will become Director, Chairman. Kenichiro Yoshida, the current Director, Representative Corp...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Kadokawa and Japanese talent/voice actor agency Production Ace have jointly launched an open audition for new "singing idol voice actresses. " Its first prize winner will belong to the agency and take lessons for acting, singing and dancing (fees ...

Siliconera Sato

Atlus shared the latest on Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night with a new trailer featuring President Tanaka who tells us what's included in its limited edition versions. The "All-Star Triple Pack" has both Persona 3: D...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Hulu getting a bit more attention with some of their original projects these days there's more opportunity for anime distros to get their properties in front of some new viewers. Aniplex USA has brought a new title to the service this month w...

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Snow Miku will once again highlight this year's Sapporo Snow Festival, and they are launching plenty of celebrations. With her new Red-crowned crane theme, Snow Miku 2018 is getting set for her big event later this month with a new theme song.

While it's still just tentatively known as Gintama 2, the sequel to the live-action Gintama movie now has a release date. The movie's website recently updated to announce plans for an August 17 premiere in Japan.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Square Enix announces high-speed competitive mecha action game Starwing Paradox for arcades Play it at Japan Amusement Expo 2018. Square Enix has announced Starwing Paradox, a new "high-speed competitive mecha action" game due out in Japanese arca...

Series' 1st smartphone game debuts in "fiscal year ending in March 2019" Nintendo announced on Wednesday that it is developing Mario Kart Tour, a new game in the Mario Kart game series and the first of the series made for smartphones.

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Global streaming service, Netflix, may already be giving us plenty of great anime, but they're aiming to produce some themselves. They recently announced that they have formed a "comprehensive business alliance" with both Production I.

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