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July 14, 2013, 8:00 AM

Have you ever heard of Arashi? It's a Japanese boy band that's so popular, that a poster of the group is drawing crowds, cameras, and grovelling. You might not know Arashi, but perhaps you've seen Letters from Iwo Jima?

Pictures Dept. Co. Ltd. and First Pond Entertainment are partnering to handle US distribution on Sake-Bomb’s theatrical release. The deal was negotiated by Yuko Shiomaki of Pictures Dept. and Oliver Ike of First Pond Entertainment.

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If there’s one thing Monty Oum wants his audience to know, it’s that RWBY is anime. It is July 5th at RTX, a gaming convention in Austin held by Rooster Teeth, the people behind the Halo-based web series Red vs.

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Anime and manga fans outside of Japan tend to view the country as being a safe haven for otaku, assuming that everyone loves the stuff. And while comics and cartoons certainly are a popular and essential part of mainstream Japanese media, it doesn...

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Above is the latest key visual for the upcoming second season of the anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's manga Kuroko's Basketball. The anime is. . .


Lies. All of it. Oh my god this show. I know I said I wasn't sure what to expect in the season preview, but this first episode really exceeded my expectations and blew me away. Watamote manages to be not only hilarious, but also painful to watch.

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A Little Bit On The AwesomeCast Episode 4: Erick Scarecrow Special This week our special guest, Erick Scarecrow, founder of the designer toy brand ESC-Toy LTD. , chats with us about his love for anime and manga, how he started his collectible figu...

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For those that were unsure and worried about the Fairy Tail Anime series returning, well, fret no longer! Confirmed in both a japanese magazine and on twitter by Fairy Tail creator and mangaka Hiro Mashima, the Fairy Tail Anime is definitely retur...

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On June 16th in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the Japanese representatives were chosen for the World Cosplay Summit 2013. The winning two-person team, known as “Sakuji”, cosplayed characters from PlayStation game “Castlevania: Symphony of th...

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Just in case things weren't flashy enough for you. Free! was hyped to the high heavens before airing. Whether or not it lives up to those expectations varies from person to person, but there's no doubt that Free!

������������ (Yakusoku) "Promise" It's tough waiting. Not many people like sitting around and just doing nothing���especially if there's something you know you could be doing right now. And as the beginning of this episode highlights, there are ju...

VAMPS / L'Arc~en~Ciel / Kiyoharu / DEAD END / release There are many artists who look up to DEAD END, a legendary rock band who made a miraculous comeback in 2009. Now these artists have united their power to create a cover album of DEAD END's new...

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Pictured above: me watching this show. I think this week's episode made it clear that Free! doesn't just want to be the "fanservice for girls" anime, yet it's going to have to dig a little deeper if it wants to be taken seriously on whatever plot ...


Pokémon X/Y Gameplay Trailer 05 Another new gameplay trailer has been released for the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which is scheduled to be released in three months time on 12 Oct 2013. The new trailer introduces some five new Pokémon, inclu...

AssasinZAssasin (Sat Jul 13, 2013, 4:56 am) +2 points reply Quite the story for Noel and Ragna, Vanilla, and topped off with Amazing Art. . . We definitely have an amazing release right here!

Freezing is a sci-fi action anime that was first broadcast in 2011 and picked up attention for its sexy portrayal of beautiful female characters' hard battles. It has now been decided that the second season, titled Freezing Vibration, will begin b... (Kyle Oropesa)

The first episode of Silver Spoon didn't stand out for a memorable opener this Summer. I was expecting a strong start but it's actually not that bad if you fancy Slice of Life shows. Our main character Yugo is the odd one at the school as he was n...

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince - 14 GKMP continues to be full of surprises. This is a series that's pretty much managed to surprise me at every turn so far, despite the fact that it's easily the most conventional of the three mecha series that pre...

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Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio's second PV certainly reiterates a serious mood, as well as a sense of mystery – the world and characters seem complex, and it appears there is a lot of action awaiting as result.

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Mika-tan's Blog has been updated with preview pictures of Nendoroid Ranka Lee from the series Macross Frontier. Preorders will commence on 17 July 2013. Stay tuned!


Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol. 7 [24. 07. 13] Volume 7 of the anime series Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo will be out on 24 July 2013. Contains Episodes 19-21. Two editions available to preorder: Blu-ray or DVD version.

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Yoshimoto Koya (Sakurai Sho), tutor to Numata Shigeyuki (Uragami Seishuu), begins this episode by doing morning exercises in a blazer and jeans in the Numata yard. If this seems odd to you, you might have missed the first episode, because this is ...


Keima is ready to face more divine punishment! The World God Only Knows is back for a 3rd season! This is one of the funniest series I've seen in recent years, with endearing characters and consistently hilarious gags.

Question: I'm aware that investing into an original anime carries great deal of risk for anime studios, and that it's much safer to adapt exiting material because there's an established fanbase that they can appeal to.

First Impressions - Gatchaman Crowds That was every bit as random as I expected.  OP: "Crowds" by WHITE ASH I've long held the suspicion that Nakamura Kenji has experimented with augmented reality in his own way.

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There are already so many reasons to visit Tokyo, but the opening of Shonen Jump inspired amusement park J-World Tokyo might just make your top ten. Located on the third floor of Ikebukuro's Sunshine City World Import Mart building, J-World Tokyo ... (Kyle Oropesa)

A much better second episode compared to it's first release which is rushed and is poorly paced! At least I don't feel the whole thing being shoved in my throat just to get the full grasp of the story.

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