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June 2, 2013, 5:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Earlier this spring, a group of Japanese schoolgirls uploaded photos of themselves imitating anime style attacks. The photos spawned numerous imitators, ended up on television, and spread beyond the country's borders.


The Tokyo Anime News website has started streaming the full trailer for Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare, the second Gintama feature film. The trailer features the theme song Genjyo Destruction by the band SPYAIR.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, they're making a live-action Kiki's Delivery Service movie. Today in Japan, a photo of Fuka Koshiba, the actress playing Kiki, was released online. The photo was taken on the first day of the movie's principal photography in front of Kik...

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2ch interpretation of Kamen Rider Break More rumors for the next Kamen Rider after Kamen Rider Wizard has surfaced online! First rumor has something to do with a Kamen Rider Break and second rumor has something to do with a Kamen Rider Succeed.

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Monster Hunter 4 has a release date in Japan—September 14th, for 5,990 yen. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto announced the news during today's Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan.   For the game's launch, Capcom and Nintendo are preparing limited...


[GoodSmile Co. ] Nendoroid Hayate Yagami: Unison Edition Now up for preorders! [GoodSmile Co. ] Nendoroid Hayate Yagami: Unison Edition is now ready via Amiami. Just click the link below to reach the order page.

Kyoto Animation has posted a character trailer featuring Free! 's Makoto Tachibana.   Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki (My Little Monster's  Haru Yoshida), the character is the more outspoken, but less confident best friend of the series lead and freest...

The product listings on the online retailers Mangaoh and Honto reported earlier this week that the third volume of Gō Ikeyamada's Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai! ! manga will bundle an anime DVD. The volume is listed at the price of 1,350 yen (a...

The key element to the story of director Kenji Kamiyama's newest work 009 Re:Cyborg is the Angel's Fossil. In response to the message portrayed in the film, director Kamiyama implemented a collaboration with the original jewelry brand Dr Monroe.

In a new featurette, director Guillermo del Toro discusses his full-size Pacific Rim mech set, a 4-story "torture machine" used to shake, rattle and provide practical effects for the real giant robot experience.

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Morinaga Milk Caramels, famously seen in Totoro, are celebrating their 100 year anniversary today and STUDIO4°C has released an anime short in honor of it. The short, titled "A child enshrouded in constant love" (一粒に変わらぬ愛をこめて [Hitosubu ni kowaranu...

Van Halen's David Lee Roth released a preview of his short film "Tokyo Story" where he says these two lines, "Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo! " (In the name of the moon, I will punish you! ) Sound familiar, Sailor Moon fans?

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Forget Transformers — what's fun about a robot that turns into a dirty old city bus anyway? When it comes to gargantuan protectors of the human race, we want something with a little more style. Thankfully, that's precisely what Japanese toy design...

Nobuhiro Watsuki is ending his Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration manga retelling in the July issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine on Tuesday. However, the magazine indicates that the following issue will have an "important announcement" for Rurouni...

The agency of 31-year-old actor Tatsuya Fujiwara announced on Friday that he is marrying a 34-year-old woman. The agency added that the woman is not in the entertainment industry and that the couple plans to register their marriage this year.

「Princess of Light」 (Hikari no Ōjo) "光の王女" It has been strongly implied that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" would be the political kernel of this show and the turn of events this week pretty much confirmed that.

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Video Game giant Capcom is currently holding a "New Experience Summer Meeting". The event lasts from June 1 – 2 and held in Tokyo Aqua City in Odaiba. The event featured a demonstration and exhibition of their much anticipated upcoming games; Mons...

Anime Expo announced on Friday that it will host Japanese rock band Porno Graffiti as a Guest of Honor at the July 4-7 event in Los Angeles. The band will perform at Club Nokia on July 6, and tickets to the concert will be available soon.

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I was ask to join with my Imouto and her friends to go for some drawing, while at the same time I get to discuss some stuffs with her teacher. Well, I did get some stuffs nicely benefits, but my drawing still not that good, just some rough sketche...

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The Nendoroid version of the lovely school idol from D. C. III ~Da Capo III~ is available for pre-order starting yesterday. The simple and innocent school idol. From the anime series 'D. C. III ~Da Capo III~' comes a Nendoroid of the 'official' ne...

TOMMY february6 (Tomoko Kawase) recently updated the details for her new album "TOMMY CANDY SHOP ♥ SUGAR ♥ ME" – final jacket covers, full track list, and a pair of PV videos revealed. Its her 4th album as alter-ego TOMMY february6 and part of her...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

First written as a children's novel by Eiko Kadano in 1985, Kiki's Delivery Service is the story of a 13-year-old witch who, following the traditions taught to her by her similarly magical mother, sets out to live by herself for a year to mature a...

Ysabel Andrei

ONE OK ROCK to have European tour soon! Details Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:15 Written by Ysabel Andrei Amuse under Asketch label Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK, to have a European tour soon!

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Animation Do's sexy swimming anime is coming this summer, but to whet our appetites, they've given out a trailer featuring the cool-headed hero and even a glimpse of his muscular chest. Free! is the next anime coming from Animation Do, the divisio...

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Former Team N member Yamada Nana made her debut as a member of Team M on May 30. She performed Team M's first stage [Idol no Yoake] for the first time taking the center position in the unit [Kuchi Utsushi no Chocholate].

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"Attack on Titan" – OAD Rescheduled For December Posted by pKjd on May 31, 2013 @ 11:54 am 31 May In April, the official website for 「Shingeki no Kyojin」 (Attack on Titan) announced a limited edition OAD bundle for the 11th volume of the manga.

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