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May 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
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Hello to anyone who's still reading "Zooming Japan". I know this blog has struggled with regular updates for the longest time now. And there's a reason for that. I've been putting this off for quite some time now, but it needs to be done.

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The great Leiji Matsumoto has been responsible for a lot of Science Fiction classics like Space Battleship Yamato and Captain Harlock. He's also responsible for the classic manga and anime series, Galaxy Express 999.

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The tokusatsu franchise continues to find itself on the wrong side of the law with second arrest in as many months. The Kamen Rider TV/movie franchise is one of Japan's greatest symbols of heroism. In terms of popularity and longevity, its only re...

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Kingdom Hearts III is getting a special Invitation Premiere Event this week, and Square Enix announced that its embargo lifts at 6:00am PT on May 18. [Thanks, @khinsider. ] At the Kingdom Hearts III Invitation Premiere Event, the press will get ha...

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Umihara Kawase protagonist Kawase Umihara was one of the first characters revealed for the upcoming crossover fighter Blade Strangers, and Nicalis shared more with her own character trailer. KAWASE Casts Her Line!

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Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed in a recent interview that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact working on the upcoming remake. [Thanks, @aibo_ac7. ] Here's what Kitase says in the above snippet: Yoshinori Kitas...

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Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer topped Japan's weekend box office for the fifth weekend in a row with an impressive 277 million yen on 199,000 admissions, bringing its total domestic earnings to 6. 7 billion yen (5.

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It's certainly been some time since Fairy Tail ended, but it seems that mangaka Hiro Mashima is as busy as ever. In his twitter page, the mangaka revealed that he's not just working on a Fairy Tail spin-off and an original work.

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Original Guilty Gear coming to PS4, Switch, and PC The original Guilty Gear, first launched for PlayStation in 1998, is coming to PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC, Arc System Works announced. Watch the first gameplay from the new version here (from 1...

How Many Anime Moms Can You Name In This Mother's Day Illustration? by Julian Gnam May 14, 2018 Dragon Garow Lee is a manga artist with a particularly adaptable visual style. He became internet-famous drawing mashup and doujinshi like One-Punch Ma...

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Japanese studio GameTomo is developing Superhot JP, an 'alternate story campaign' with new Japan-based level aesthetics. It's currently in development for PlayStation 4 and PC as a standalone title. The environments will range from samurai castles...

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By Jenni . May 14, 2018 . 7:41am After a Walmart Canada product listing was posted showing Rage 2, Bethesda began a series of teasing tweets suggesting an official announcement would come on May 14, 2018.

The Power Rangers franchise surely isn't messing around this year, is it? I can't walk three steps without tripping over some new announcement concerning the spandex-clad heroes that have filled my imagination since the early 1990s with adventure ...

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The latest season of this franchise is underway with the first twenty-three episodes of Cardfight! ! Vanguard now available for streaming through the official channel on YouTube. What I missed on that channel last week was that they brought out a ...

If you ever wanted to see what Luffy looks like in the real world, the latest opportunity comes in the form of the One Piece Oto Utage - Episode of East Blue stage production. Performances will be held at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C from ...

Popular Sanrio characters are joining Splatoon 2's party for a new collaboration that has cuteness meters going off the charts! Splatoon 2 × Sanrio Characters first began with fans being polled on the cutest Sanrio characters to date.

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NIS America recently showed off more of Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk's cutscenes, introducing us to the beautiful but haughty witch, Dronya. The cutscene comes from the start of the game, when Dronya first reaches Refrain and has to ask an ...

And here it is-popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series comes to life as Bandai Namco Entertainment announces the release My Hero One's Justice on August 23 for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Experience the thrill of playing as your fan fav...

The Fukuoka and Oita prefectural police forces are investigating the Mangamura piracy site after Kodansha, Shueisha, and two other publishers filed criminal complaints last year. The Mainichi Shimbun reported that the publishers filed the complain...

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© Hajime Kamoshida / Kadokawa ASCII Media Works After working on the Pet Girl of Sakurasou property for awhile, writer Hajime Kamoshida and illustrator Keeji Mizoguchi kicked off another series a few years back with the Seishun Buta Yarō light novel.

BanG Dream! , the anime series about a rockin' girls' band, has gotten the green light for both a second and third season, it was reported today. The second season will premiere in January 2019, while the third will come in October of the same year.

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