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May 31, 2013, 7:00 AM
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In Hong Kong, Starbucks patrons are upset and for good reason: the coffee chain's Central Hong Kong branch has used "toilet water" to brew coffee since it opened two years ago. According to Apple Daily, a staffer would push a cart into a men's res...

Tokyo Anime News started streaming the full trailer for the new Gintama film, Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya). The band, SPYAIR, provides the theme song 'Genjō Destruction'.

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Spike Chunsoft continues their Smart Sound Novel series with a port of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. This game is the first title in the Zero Escape series and was originally released for the Nintendo DS back in 2009.

Namco Bandai has posted a new preview for Vividred Operation: Hyper Intimate Power. The anime series based game is set to be released digitally for the PlayStation 3 on PSN June 20th.     Speaking of Vivred, the new cover for the fourth anime Blu-...

Noitamina observers have been wondering what the alt-audience anime programming block will be running this summer besides the adaptation of agricultural school manga Silver Spoon. A new promo revealed today that the second show of the upcoming sea...

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Have you ever wanted to cosplay as the Surgeon of Death from One Piece? Premium Bandai has you covered. Bandai's official shopping site, Premium Bandai, is now accepting pre-orders for items in their Trafalgar Law Collection, featuring the longcoa...

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Voice actress Kuwatani Natsuko is in poor physical condition. She announced in her blog last May 29 that she will have to concentrate on her own treatment. She also announced that her official blog's updates will also be suspended for the time being.

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In the pages of Famitsu magazine this week, which officially hits newsstands in Japan tomorrow, Arc System Works is revealing for the PS3 version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma a brand new story character (read: non-playable) who appears in the sto...

Want to cosplay one of the kick-ass characters from Attack on Titan but don't know how to make your own three-dimensional maneuver gear? Lucky for you, Japanese cosplayer Rika made a guide for just that, and translation tumblr Maxibuger put the wh...

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The latest issue of Famitsu has a brief update on the development status of various announced Final Fantasy games. FF-Reunion's aibo_ac7 reports that completion percentages are as follows:   Final Fantasy X HD – 80% Final Fantasy X-2 HD – 65% Fina...

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As the debate for the controversial Child Pornography bill in Japan intensifies, the Japan Cartoonist Association released their opinion regarding the issue. In the statement, they talked about how the Japanese government and culture nourished the...

Things are looking pretty swell for fans of anime series K. Not only is a movie version of the GoRA Project and GoHands production due out in 2014, but the series is also coming to Neon Alley this summer.

With Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn set to hit PC and PS3 worldwide on August 27, a new trailer is here to show off the retooled MMO's Job Actions.       The pages appear to be getting errors at the moment, but fans can now signup for phase 3 o...

It was revealed yesterday through JYP's official twitter that 2PM's Junho will have his solo debut in Japan.

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Japanese animation has over the course of its evolution branched out into several sub-genres based on the proliferating light novels and manga series. While this is great, it seems as though the once-loved era of giant fighting robots seems to be ...

Dr. Who Vinyl Series 2 Our friend Matt JOnes, AKA Lunartik, will be releasing his second series of blindbox Dr. Who figures on August 1. There will be four chases and each toy comes with an accessory. Matt's got 80 APs that he'll be selling, too, ...

Voice actress Yuu Kobayashi at least has a couple claims to fame. First, she screeches like no one's business, as heard in her portrayals of Attack on Titan's Sasha Blaus, Gintama's Sa-chan and Azazel-san's Undine.

So many great shows in this season and ever wonder which male character is most popular? Japanese anime portal site AnimeOne hosted a poll by a user for favorite male character from the Spring 2013 season.

DX MMZ-02 Munya Munya Zuban Official Pics     A new page has just opened up on Bandai Tamashi's Super Sentai section giving us updates and advertising Cho AkibaRed's henshin device: the DX Munya Munya Zuban, along with a promotional video of this ...

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  I think this is the most bubbly I've ever seen Blanc from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series be. In case you haven't heard, Hyperdimension Neptunia PP takes the series's JRPG roots – the games' plot is a non-too-serious parody of real-life event...

On May 3, excited FPS fans gathered at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall in Tokyo for an international exhibition match of the popular online FPS game Alliance of Valiant Arms called "Alliance of Valiant Arms International Friendly Match 2013.

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Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's summer movie is now officially confirmed as Gaburincho of Music with a fixed logo.   Gaburincho of Music will be a musical directed by Koichi Sakamoto and written by Riku Sanjo, and it will premiere August 3rd.

54 Year Old Takanori Jinnai is Kamen Rider Sorcerer! The veteran actor Takanori Jinnai (Kogoro Mouri from Detective Conan) will star as Kamen Rider Sorcerer's human form. Marking him as the oldest Kamen Rider ever, at the age of 54!

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Why did Compile Heart hand the Neptunia series over to Dream C Club maker Tamsoft? Because the Neptunia team is busy developing Fairy Fencer F. This role playing game has a story from Kamen Rider and Iron Man anime screenwriter Toshiki Inoue.

Turn back, those of you who treasure your Kuroneko happiness. Turn back now… 「俺が後輩とひと夏の思い出を作るわけがない」 (Ore ga Kouhai to Hito Natsu no Omoide o Tsukuru Wake ga Nai) "I Can't Create a Summer Memory with My Underclassman" Apologies for being so late wi... han siang "Speedknight" wong

If you have not known for the entire week Anime Matsuri is happening at Funan. But this weekend prepare for a star studded event where Kaname, Natumi, Clive, Ying Tze and Angie will be gracing the event and meeting thier fans!


The promo video for Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is now available for viewing. In the story, a "Fleet of Fog" loaded with super weapons suddenly appear all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no ...

Hyrule Varsity Jacket Part of me really wants this Zelda Varsity jacket from Much Needed Merch, but 1. ) I'm not sure if they're embroidered or just screen printed, and 2. ) varsity jackets are kind of last year.

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