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February 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
The Japan Times Roland Kelts

Netflix's director of anime, Taito Okiura, tells me he feels like a local baseball player who got drafted into the U. S. Major Leagues. Except, he doesn't play the sport. A producer and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the industry...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The One Piece series is well over the 800 episode mark and has been moving through the Whole Cake Island storyline for a good bit now. But now things are shifting to the next phase of events within it as the Hell's Tea Party Arc and that's always ...

Digital Manga Sales Surpass Print for the First Time in Japan TOKYO � The sale figures of digital manga had surpassed their print editions for the first time in 2017 in Japan, revealing a new trend in the Japanese entertainment sector, according t...

Adaptation of 2004 film runs in Tokyo, Osaka in April-May avex entertainment opened a website on Monday to announce a stage play adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho) film.

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

How many of these 280 sets of anime eyes can you match with their characters? It's kind of an oversimplifying philistine move to think the anime aesthetic begins and ends with "big eyes," but the fact remains that the distinct way in which eyes ar...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . February 26, 2018 . 12:00am Bandai Namco recently announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch and it will release in Japan on April 26, 2018. Here are some additional details about the collection from the...

The Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office filed a summary indictment against 47-year-old manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki (real name Nobuhiro Nishiwaki) for simple possession of child pornography on Tuesday. On the same day, the Tokyo Summary Court ordere...

Siliconera Sato

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sound producer and composer Yasunori Mitsuda announced that the Switch RPG is releasing its original soundtrack in three versions this May in Japan. The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack album comes in three version...


Idol group AKB48 have released the music video of their upcoming single "Ja-Ba-Ja" to their official YouTube channel. AKB48 bring their first single of 2018 with a groovy A-side and high energy music video.

Grand Blue Dreaming TV Anime Adaptation Announced by Joseph Luster February 27, 2018 Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming manga first made its debut in Good! Afternoon magazine back in April 2014, and Kodansha Comics releases it...

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Yuzuru Hanyu is a mega-popular figure skater in Japan who has received idol-like popularity. He also recently became the first figure skater to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's figure skating.

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

For fans of Goodnight Punpun, Solanin and Nijigahara Holograph that are lucky enough to live near or travel to Toronto, Canada in mid-May, your dream of meeting celebrated mangaka Inio Asano will now become a reality.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Love Live! Sunshine! ! 2nd Season Japanese Volume 3 The latest rankings have come in from Japan with what's selling on the anime side of the business with the latest DVD and Blu-ray numbers. The latest Love Live!

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 27, 2018 . 9:29am A new Chrono Trigger port has been released. People can now find the game on PCs. It is available through Steam for $14. 99. Until April 2, 2018, it is being sold as a limited edition with a Chrono Trigger med...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Everyone's favorite virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai is getting her own TV variety show! 【緊急速報】なんと・・・ キズナアイ、初の・・・ 冠番組がスタートしますーー!!🎉✨🎊✨🍣ლ(´ڡ`ლ) --"キズナアイのBEATスクランブル"2018年4月より毎週金曜午前0時~0時30分(木曜深夜)BS日テレにて放送開始!! -- バーチャルYouTuberがTV進出!?どうぞよろしくお願いします! pic.

Siliconera Sato

Street Fighter EX developer Arika is releasing its next fighter Fighting EX Layer sometime by the end of June, and we got a look at character trailers for the recently revealed Shadowgeist, Blair, and Jack.

Siliconera Sato

Dragon Quest Builders 2 producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto and assistant producer Takuma Shiraishi were featured in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, where they shared the latest on its development. [Thanks, Hachima.

Comic Book Megan Peters - February 27, 2018

Not too long ago, the 2018 Winter Olympics came to an end, but that doesn't mean the sports organization is going bye-bye. In a couple years, Japan will host the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 2020 event is going all-in on anime.

Siliconera Sato

It's been a while since we last heard of Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories, Granzella's new title by studio founder Kazuma Kujo, but this week's issue of Famitsu magazine has a new look. The magazine preview and screenshot shows us a new are...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Shimizu Yu · Shinchosha / Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Production Committee Back in the fall of 2017 we get word that the Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori manga was going to get an anime adaptation in 2018 and details continue to reveal themselves.

Siliconera Sato

It sounds like the Final Fantasy series could be getting some kind of idol game, as Square Enix just registered the trademark for "Idol Fantasy" in Japan today. [Thanks, Hachima. ] So far we only have the name Idol Fantasy so we can't say whether ...

Weekly Shounen Jump's 50th-anniversary celebration. If you're imagining the establishment as one giant manga cafe of stacks, rows, and shelves of Shounen Jump magazines, then you are absolutely correct. jrharbort

Excited for the release of Hatsune Miku VR? Thanks to a recent update Degica Games, the release date has been revealed: March 8th, 2018! Additionally, two more songs have been announced: Singularity by Keisei, and Senbonzakura by Whiteflame!

Another shameless woman has exposed her body to the internet masses, shaking around her ginormous G-cup breasts wildly in an attempt to gain the affection of men she has never met - the animated gifs of her rambunctious breast-shaking certain to b...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Wild Guns Reloaded for Switch launches in April Due out both physically and digitally. The Switch version of Wild Guns Reloaded will launch both physically and digitally in North America in April for $29.

Siliconera Sato

An image showing a PS4 cover of what looks like a sequel to Compile Heart's dungeon RPG, Mary Skelter: Nightmares, has appeared online. [Thanks, @Renka_schedule. ] The image of the cover shows what appears to be two new protagonists, one is named ...

A French football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille was made infinitely more investing to anime fans as a gigantic banner of Goku was unfurled, a decision that will serve to further boost the not yet dead Dragon Ball fra...

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): A century has passed since domestic animation was unveiled in Japan. That is why many people just could not resist attending the commemorative exhibition at the Game Show.

Get ready for the return of Zoids! Takara Tomy's franchise is coming back to the world of TV anime for the first time in nearly 12 years with Zoids Wild. The series is currently planned for a summer 2018 debut on MBS in Japan.

The 21st feature in the series is titled Pokémon the Movie: Everyone's Story, and its five protagonists are on display in a new trailer and visual. The story picks up after the 20th feature, I Choose You!

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