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April 7, 2018, 1:00 AM
SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Anime veteran leaves behind a legacy of more than 50 years of landmark anime including Ghibli's Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Most people would say that 82 years is not a tremendously short life.


Violet Evergarden Anime Gets "Totally New" Project by Matt Schley April 5, 2018 If you're in the United States (and there's a good chance you are, this is Otaku USA, after all) and have a Netflix account, as of today, you have access to Violet Eve...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

In today's world of obfuscating anime titles, the straightforward Butt Detective is a puff of fresh air. I'm as excited as any anime fan when a new Japanese television season rolls around, because it means a fresh batch of shows to watch and enjoy.

There is no legal basis for site-blocking in Japan and the country's constitution forbids censorship of any kind. Later this month, however, the government looks set to present proposals to local ISPs demanding that they start blocking pirate sites.

Siliconera Sato

Atlus shared a couple new character highlight trailers for Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night with the Velvet Room assistants Elizabeth, Caroline & Justine. First, here's a look at Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night's Eliza...

Siliconera Sato

Atlus revealed on the official Japanese Twitter account for the Etrian Odyssey series that a new game for the dungeon crawler will be announced in an April 10 broadcast at 12:00pm JST. The live stream will be available on YouTube and Periscope, an...

V6's Miyake Ken and Tackey&Tsubasa's Takizawa Hideaki have formed a new unit called "KEN☆Tackey" and will be making their CD debut with "Gyakuten Lovers" this summer. KEN☆Tackey gave their first performance on the first night of 'Takizawa Kabuki 2...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Fate/Extella Link opening movie Featuring the theme song "Justice" sung by Luna Haruna. Marvelous has released the opening movie for Fate/Extella Link, featuring the theme song "Justice" sung by Luna Haruna.

Forbes Ollie Barder

Specifically, the PS4 version came top of the Japanese charts with 89,259 units sold and the . . . the New Nautilus is not from a mecha anime and is just a standalone battleship. As a result, it is a remarkably potent and satisfying unit to use in...

GameSpot Kallie Plagge

The spring anime season has just begun, and that means lots of new shows, new seasons of your favorite series, spinoffs, and more. This weekend is especially packed; among the premieres is the anime adaptation of Persona 5, but there are a few big...

Trends in Japan William

People in Japan and around the world have reacted with incredulity at the news that women performing emergency first aid were ordered to leave a sumo ring. The mayor of Maizuru, Ryozo Tatami, collapsed during a regional sumo event on April 4th at ...

Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L. A. 's Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at Anime Expo 2018. Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc.

Gematsu Sal Romano

One Piece: World Seeker introduces Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji Germa 66 set to appear. The latest issue of Weekly Jump confirms that Germa Kingdom military branch Germa 66 will appear in One Piece: World Seeker.

It's been announced that Wada Ayaka will graduate from both ANGERME and Hello! Project in spring of 2019. She is the last original member to graduate from the group. Wada made the announcement on April 5 via her blog explaining that graduation was...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Dark Horse Comics has made a fun pickup that'll please fans with Tsukasa Fushimi's Eromanga Sensei acquired. The publisher has set the first volume release for September 26th, 2018 which contains a bonus short story from original author Tsukasa Fu...

The Daily Dot John-Michael Bond

For decades anime was only the domain of die-hard genre fans or people willing to hunt down rare, imported, VHS tapes to get their animation fix. Today, thanks to expanded licensing that brought more series to American shores, anime is bigger than...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ryusenkai

It was recently announced that veteran singer/songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita has been tapped to write music for the upcoming Mamoru Hosoda picture "Mirai no Mirai". This will mark the second time that Yamashita and Hosoda have collaborated together,...

The GLORIO Blog Irothtin

Lupin and friends stole from the wrong evil tech conglomerate, and now their faces are all over the Internet! But even the power of social media is no match for the master thief, Lupin III! Iro's verdict: Stealing the Show I've never been super in...

Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima Debuts New Manga June 27 by Matt Schley April 5, 2018 More tails-er, tales-on the way. That's the word from one Hiro Mashima, the creator of that manga a few people liked called Fairy Tail.

Gematsu Sal Romano

One Piece: Grand Cruise launches May 24 in Japan PlayStation VR game features two gameplay modes. One Piece: Grand Cruise will launch for PlayStation VR via the PlayStation Store on May 24 in Japan, the latest issue of Weekly Jump reveals.

Author had previously teased final season would premiere this year Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima revealed on his official Twitter account on Thursday that the "final season" of the series' television anime adaptation will premiere this fall.

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Latest Kikuko Inoue project is like an anime hot spring episode come true. Just as there are some people who don't seem to age physically, there are people who apparently never age vocally. For three decades and counting, voice actress Kikuko Inou...

Siliconera Sato

Far Cry 5 released last week and Ubisoft announced that it is now the fastest-selling Far Cry game to date. Its massive launch was also enough to rank it the company's second biggest launch title ever.

Otakultura Pandasal

Experience Inc. revealed the trailer for the horror game Shiin (Death Mark) on April 3, 2018. The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on June 28, 2018 in Japan. Its standard version will be priced around $45, and the digital copy will be arou...

Eva's First Impression: Ahhh~ Finally! ! ! ! I can't remember the last time I got the chance to pick up a Romantic Comedy! Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai immediately caught my eye the moment I read about it being released in the Spring a few months back.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced that it is bringing over Larian Studios' tactical sandbox RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this August with some "much-wanted tweaks and additions. " Here's the announcement trailer for Divinity: Or...

Siliconera Alistair Wong

Bandai Namco recently shared more on Code Vein, focusing on early story sequences, the new field 'Cathedral of White Blood', and Jack and Eva's Buddy abilities. [Thanks, 4Gamer! ] The story so far. . .

Siliconera Sato

While a Nintendo Switch version of Spyro Reignited Trilogy wasn't announced alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions today, the Nintendo UK store briefly had the collection listed before taking it down.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© eight bit Inc. With Kazuki Akane garnering a lot of attention twenty years ago with his work on Escaflowne, he's since worked on a range of other projects from Noein to Code Geass: Akito the Exiled and more.

Anime Evo FlareKnight

I have to say that was a solid first episode. The show gave a quick background for the setting and just jumped into it. We spent most of the first episode following around Reinhard a member of the Galactic Empire.

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