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June 22, 2013, 6:00 AM
June 22, 2013, 6:00 AM

  After airing the final episode of Date A Live, a special short teaser revealed a sneak peek of the upcoming second season of the anime. Shortly after the teaser was aired, author Koushi Tachibana of the light novel series confirmed this too.

DekaRed Transforms into Kamen Rider Mage The actor, Ryuji Sainei, who previously portrayed Banban Akaza, aka DekaRed, will be featured in Kamen Rider Wizard's summer movie, In Magic Land. Magic Land is protected by the Imperial Guards, and Ryuji S...

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An often used device in explaining how crowded major Japanese cities are is to point out that the country has roughly half the population of the U. S. crammed into an area about the same size as California.

Along with the announcement that the second part of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled will be getting a limited theatrical run starting September 14th, a new promo previews the latest part of the four episode series.

BORN's Spiral Lie PV is being blamed as the cause of a rejuvenation of an eyeball licking trend known as 'worming' or by the scientific term, oculolinctus and the reason why many Japanese students are suddenly showing up with eye patches to cover ...

This summer's go-to anime for bishonen is Brothers Conflict, the adaptation of a light novel/otome game franchise concerning a girl living with about a dozen step brothers thanks to her father's remarriage.

Namco Bandai recently announced its next DBZ fighting game, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. The fighter features four player co-op, online multiplayer, and a battle royale mode for up to eight players, and you can see some of that in action in the fir...

Menma is back! As a statue, that is. The Anohana Project official Twitter account posted progress photos of the close to life-sized Honma "Menma" Meiko statue supervised by the character designer, Tanaka Masayoshi.

Ecchi fighting manga Maken-Ki!  was previously adapted into a 2011 anime series by AIC, but the upcoming OAD, shipping with the September release of limited edition of the manga's 11th volume, is coming from Xebec with Hiraku Kaneko (Seikon no Qwa...

Kodansha has announced that the 15th collected volume of Kio Shimoku's ongoing Genshiken manga, the sixth collected volume of "Genshiken Nidaime" (Genshiken: Second Season) will be released on December 20 in a limited edition that includes an excl...

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In Furyu's newest RPG, you give people special powers by kissing them. Exstetra is an RPG for the 3DS and PS Vita coming from Furyu, the developer of Unchained Blades. The story begins when Tokyo is suddenly fused with an alternate world called Am...

Uchoten Kazoku wound up near the bottom of the Biglobe poll on summer anime expectations, but from a creative perspective, it's one of the season's more intriguing projects. PA Works (Tari Tari, Hanasaku Iroha) and Kôji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou S...

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In 2011, the world was first baffled and then enthralled by the release of BABYMETAL's "Doki Doki☆Morning" music video. Not quite metal, not quite idol music, the video of three "dangerous kawaii" Japanese middle school girls singing and dancing t...


Today's Japan Photo: Residents of Akihabara For Today's Japan Photo, we take an interesting capture of this meido standing in the middle of a zebra crossing and probably handing out leaflets to promote and bring guests to her cafe.

Ahhhh summer. Traditionally thought of as one of the weaker seasons, I for one think we have another excellent crop of anime ahead of us. But then again, what do I know – we all know I have terrible taste!

There's some good news and bad news about the next Saint Seiya fighting game. On one hand, Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is getting a release in English! However, like previous games it will be skipping North America when it makes its way to Japan, ...

Ken Hirai got married! His partner is that muscular, bearded, short-haired boyfriend. . . Ken Hirai has always had the rumour of being a "gaynoujin [gay performer]" stuck to him. It seems that Ken had a wedding in complete secrecy.

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA posted the official images of S. H. FiguArts Armed Tyranno Ranger! This figure represents Tyranno Ranger Geki after his brother, Dragon Ranger Burai handed him Dragon Caesar and the Zyusouken before he breath his last.

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Bandai Tamashii Nations posted the official images of S. H. FiguArts KyoryuRed! This figure represents the transformed form of Daigo "King" Kiryu from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. This figure is estimated to be at least 140-150mm tall and it comes wit...

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Up until now Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant has only been revealed through screenshots which cannot always properly convey everything that developers want to especially when it comes to an updated version of an older game.

21/06/2013: Daisuki to simulcast Monogatari Second Season in the UK Also Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari After their big launch, things have been rather quiet at new Japanese streaming service Daisuki, but perhaps the summer season is their time...

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA posted on Facebook the Power Rangers figures, which will be exclusively sold in this year's San Diego Comic Con! The S. H. Figuarts Power Rangers Super Samurai Metallic Coating Deluxe Action Figure Set will be sold at ...

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The much awaited basketball anime Ro-Kyu Bu SS will premiere this July and now, its main female cast members comprised of Kana Hanazawa, Yui Ogura, Rina Hidaka, Yoko Hikasa and Yuka Iguchi will be performing live this July  for 'Ro-Kyu-Bu!

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It has just been revealed yesterday, June 18 that vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku will be coming to grand fashion event  'Asia Style Collection by stylexstyle. com'. The event will be held in Singapore Expo on June 22.

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A short teaser for Monogatari Second Season has been released on Youtube. It features the Nekomonogatari (shiro) story arc, with Tsubasa Hanekawa. The series will air on July 6, 2013, and will span Nisio Isin's works from Nekomonogatari (shiro) to...

Meet SHOCKER GIRLS: the evil alter egos of the Kamen Rider Girls, a group of leggy lovelies whose goal in life is to help promote Japan's ever-popular Kamen Rider superhero franchise (we actually wrote about them on Crunchyroll News way back in 20...

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Romantic comedy "Oh My Goddess! " had it's promotional video of the 3rd OVA streamed on Kodansha's official Youtube Channel. The anime has been popular way back in the 90's and early 2000. I've been a big fan of the series which aired in several c...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z opens with a duel between NInja Gaiden lead Ryu Hayabusa and Yaiba who takes a swig of sake before the fight. Yaiba makes a cocky comments, but Ryu gets the last laugh when he slices Yaiba's left arm off.

The Cinema Today website began streaming the second full trailer for the upcoming Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu film on Thursday. The trailer features the song "ShiawaTheory" (Happiness Theory) by FTISLAND.

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