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May 13, 2013, 6:30 PM

Pilot script submitted last week; creator Urasawa reviewed outline for entire 1st season Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) updated fans on the status of his Monster television plans at the Los Angeles Times Hero C...

Conceptual designer Kouji Tajima (Captain Harlock, Les Miserables, Total Recall remake, Dragon Age, Garo) posted an unofficial poster for the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan film on Monday. Tajima acknowledges that he was inspired by the layo...

Rising idol star Tamashiro Tina guested on TBS’ “Ima, kono kao ga sugoi! ” (Now that face is amazing! ) where her confession involving Sakurai Sho received backlash from furious Arashi fans over the net.

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Here's the promo for the upcoming release of the DX White Wizard Driver from Kamen Rider Wizard. This item is set to be released this month for 6,300 yen and comes with the Change and Explosion Rings.


Ghost in the Shell: Arise 1st Trailer The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime has started streaming the full trailer for the first installment, "border:1 Ghost Pain". The story is set in 2027, one year after the end of the four...

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On May 11, actor and singer Nishikido Ryo (of Kanjani8) was supposed to lead the opening day stage greeting of his new film 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka', but he and the audience soon discovered that he's not fit to be a host.

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All eight of Shovel Knight's bosses have been revealed by developer Yacht Club Games. Keeping with the game's Mega Man-inspired theme, they're all knights of some sort, playing antagonist to the main character, the Shovel Knight.

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Hatsune Miku fans by now should know about the Hatsune Miku's opera "The End", which will be set to show in Shibuya, Tokyo, on May 23.   While the opera is titled "The End", it does not signifies the end of Miku's (or Vocaloids') popularity or exi...

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Crypton Future Media and Tokyo Metropolitan Television have announced Magical Mirai, a special concert-and-exhibition event that will be held August 30 at the Yokohama Arena that will attempt to let visitors experience everything that's great abou...

 Manga luminaries Yuma Ando, Miwa Ueda, Tohru Fujisawa, Kousuke Fujishima, Takeshi Maekawa, Akemi Matsunae, and Norifusa Mita made some interesting selections for publisher Kodansha's 37th annual awards.

Lauryn Hill going to jail Lauryn Hill was given a three month stint in prison for failing to file and pay taxes on time. While Hill faced a sentence range of between 24 to 36 months, her attorney asked for probation rather than prison as a nod to ...

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If you've ever longed to go back to an old Japan, where samurai stayed at old ramshackle inns and merchants filled the air with the scent of food, then some of these traditional streets will be right up your alley.

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Indie singer Kotone Mai to make her major debut in August by simplymissj on May 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm On May 10, it was announced that singer Kotone Mai (22) will have her major debut under her label Victor Entertainment, Inc.

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Artnia, the Square Enix cafe where you can drink alcoholic materia and chocobo lattes, is becoming the place to go to for Square Enix fans. They had a Final Fantasy VIII art exhibit in April and starting this week, there's a Vagrant Story art show...

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Disconcerting news from the world of Japanese fashion: adherents to the cutesy subculture of Lolita fashion are organizing themselves into an official group. Their target: the whole world.   The Japan Lolita Association was formed in February to s...

Actor/singer's "Claymore" single promotes game-inspired live-action horror film Actor/singer GACKT is contributing an image song to promote the Japanese run of the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D film. The artist recorded the song "Claymore" for the Ju...

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Well hello there! We almost didn't see you hiding in the corner! Come on out and play, it's time for Annotated Anime, the totally titanic weekly anime roundup that's totally trustworthy! See, look at our huge, innocent eyes!

Nakagawa Shoko has released the latest visuals for her new single, “Zoku Konton“. It will be released on June 5th. The title track, “Zoku Konton”, is a dark, rock number that was written by Iwasato Yuho and composed by Shir...

Recently, DJ Kazu has been attracting attention in the world of anime music. On March 20, his second CD J-Anison Kamikyoku Matsuri~Legend~[DJ Kazu in No. 1 Fumetsu Mix] was released. In only three months time, 30,000 CDs have been sold.

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On May 9, Akao Aluminum announced the release of the "Ice Cream Shovel," the latest in its ispoon series of implements specially created to enhance your frozen confectionary eating experience. Under the careful supervision of Convenience Store Ice...

「少女が見た世界 ―トロスト区攻防戦②―」 (Shojo ga Mita Sekai ―Torosuto ku Koubousen ②―) "The World She Saw ―Defense of Trost (2)―" It's amazing just how big of a tone shift Shingeki no Kyojin made. You could almost say the shift was titanic.

Visual Kei band Glam Grammar announced today that guitarist Ray will leave the band on June 22nd.

13/05/2013: New Releases (13/05/2013) Mayo Chiki, Street Fighter II and more! Who says that thirteen is an unlucky number?  If you're an anime fan, then May 13th brings us a bumper day for new releases.

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More Power Rangers Super Megaforce cameo news has surfaced online, and this time around it has something to do with the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy cast. Danny Slavin, best known for his role as Leo Corbett aka Galaxy Red accepted the cameo invitati...


Nendoroid Sheryl Nome GoodSmile Company has commenced preorder for the kawaii Nendoroid figure of the beautiful songstress Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier. She is wearing the outfit seen in one of the opening themes as well as in the final episo...

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