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Japan Expo is Giving Away X Japan Tickets

Japan Expo is Giving Away X Japan Tickets Fans of Japanese rock or music in general should be aware that legendary rock band X Japan are performing at New York’s Madison Square Garden this October 11. It will be the first international show X Japan has held since their world tour in 2011 and their first time performing in the historic...
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Psychometrer Put On Hiatus With Spinoff Announced

Psychometrer Put On Hiatus With Spinoff Announced The mystery action sequel Psychometrer will be going on hiatus in Kodansha‘s Young Magazine. The sequel to the shonen manga Psychometrer Eji will make an announcement in this year’s 38th issue of the magazine with no specific date on when both of the magakas will return with the series. The manga...
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Cast and Staff Revealed For Shiro Bako Anime

Cast and Staff Revealed For Shiro Bako Anime Since the announcement of the anime, more information has been revealed about the cast and the crew for P.A. Works new original title. The Shiro Bako official twitter account confirmed the names of those who will be working alongside director Tsutomu Mizushima for the series; Junri Kimura (Nagi no Asukara),...
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Actors Announced For Live Action Prophecy Adaptation

Actors Announced For Live Action Prophecy Adaptation It has been revealed who will be in the upcoming live action adaptation of the manga Prophecy (or Yokokuhan), which is planned to screen next summer in Japan. Toma Ikuta has been cast as the Newspaper Men leader with Ryohei Suzuki, Gaku Hamada and Yoshiyoshi Arakawa playing the other three members of the...
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Crunchyroll Streams All Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Today

Crunchyroll Streams All Cardcaptor Sakura Episodes Today Since the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal began, it was only natural for anime fans to wonder if Crunchyroll would pick up the other iconic magical girl anime from their nostalgia. Well today they gave those who grew up with Cardcaptor Sakura quite a treat as they put all 70 episodes of the series up...
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Girls Und Panzer Promotes Donating Blood

Girls Und Panzer Promotes Donating Blood Throughout August anime fans will have an extra incentive to donate blood within the Ibaraki prefecture, three blood donation rooms will be giving out special Girls und Panzer clear file sets to donators who give 400ml of blood. The Ibaraki Red Cross Blood Center have teamed up with the popular anime to...
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Japanese Film Festival 2014 Dates, Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Confirmed

Japanese Film Festival 2014 Dates, Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Confirmed The Japanese Film Festival is said to be the largest outside of its homeland, drawing an audience of some 25,000 people last year in theatres across Australia. Although the full program of over 45 films is yet to be revealed, the two-part sequel to Rurouni Kenshin will be making an appearance as a full...
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Yu Aida Returns With New Manga Released Today

Yu Aida Returns With New Manga Released Today It’s been two years since the award winning manga Gunslinger Girl ended, but today sees the return of the popular mangaka Yu Aida with his brand new series. The manga 1518 focuses around a high school student council, it will be published in this years 37/38th issue of Big Comic Spirits alongside five...
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PA Works Announced Original Anime For October

PA Works Announced Original Anime For October There’s always sense of mystery whenever an original anime title has been announced, especially if the only thing you’re given is a title. P.A. Works recently created a website for their upcoming anime Shiro Bako showing the title, month of premier (but no date confirmed) and a link to the official...
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Madman Announces Three New Acquisitions at SMASH!

Madman Announces Three New Acquisitions at SMASH!   SMASH! 2014 at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney, has entered its second day with a range of announcements by Madman including One Piece Film: Z, Giovanni’s Island and, finally, Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray for the first time. Check out the details for each title below and let us know if...
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Hanabee Announces Gargantia, Fate/kaleid and more at SMASH!

Hanabee Announces Gargantia, Fate/kaleid and more at SMASH! Australian anime distributor Hanabee has announced five new releases during the SMASH! 2014 convention earlier today. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, RWBY Volume 2, Hatorimonogatari, Red Vs. Blue Season 12 and Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season 1 will all be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this...
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Madman to Screen Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods This Month

Madman to Screen Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods This Month Madman has announced that the new Dragon Ball Z movie, “Battle of Gods”, will screen in our region across Australia and New Zealand during a special Reel Anime theatrical event. The anime publisher has also uploaded it’s own English trailer which you can check out below. The screenings...
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Evangelion Creator to be Featured at Tokyo Film Festival

Evangelion Creator to be Featured at Tokyo Film Festival It’s been announced that the Tokyo International Film Festival will play host to “The World of Hideaki Anno”, a showcase of the filmmaker’s works throughout his career including the cult-hit Evangelion series and rare titles from his undergraduate days. Hideaki Anno, who is...
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X Japan Tickets for Madison Square Garden On Sale This Week

X Japan Tickets for Madison Square Garden On Sale This Week Legendary rock group X Japan has recently announced that tickets for its upcoming performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden will go on sale on August 1, 10:00am EDT. The date was previously thought to be July 25 but was changed according to band leader and drummer/pianist Yoshiki’s Twitter...
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Izumi Matsumoto to be guest of honor at Japan Expo 2nd Impact

Izumi Matsumoto to be guest of honor at Japan Expo 2nd Impact Japan Expo has revealed that this year during their second annual convention that takes place August 22nd through August 24th, manga author Izumi Matsumoto will be attending as a guest of honor and will hold a special conference and signing event, though the exact schedule has not been released at the...
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Final Pages Turn For Bakuto And Kyou No Kira-Kun Manga

Final Pages Turn For Bakuto And Kyou No Kira-Kun Manga Two manga series that began publication back in 2011 will be printing their last chapters in this month and the next. Koji Shinasakas’ Gambling manga Bakuto had its final chapter released today in this year’s 15th issue of Young Champion magazine and Kodanshas’ Bessatsu Friend magazine will end...
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BABYMETAL Video And Performances With Lady Gaga

BABYMETAL Video And Performances With Lady Gaga So far the three pop metal idols have performed in France, Germany and the UK, now it seems more gigs have been set up for them in North America and alongside Lady Gaga. BABYMETAL are currently doing their world tour which began at the beginning of this month, their last two shows were at the Sonisphere...
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Buddy Complex Artists Perform Suisei no Gargantia Sequels OP and ED

Buddy Complex Artists Perform Suisei no Gargantia Sequels OP and ED Female vocalists ChouChou and True will be performing the OP and ED for the Suisei no Gargantia sequel OVAs, the news was recently confirmed on the official website of the anime which will be premiering the first episode in September this year. Both vocalist provided the opening and ending tracks for the...
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Macross Frontier Café Opens On Character’s Birthday

Macross Frontier Café Opens On Character’s Birthday Anime themed cafes are a great way to further immerse yourself in the overall atmosphere of a series, Macross Frontier fans will get their chance to experience this when the MacrossF Café and Bar opens at Namcos‘ Characro on the 27th of July. Located in Ikebukuro Tokyo, the Characro will have all...
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Live Adaptation Planned For Strobe Edge Manga

Live Adaptation Planned For Strobe Edge Manga With the anime adaptation of Ao Haru Ride premiering last week mangaka Io Sakisaka should be feeling pretty happy, and now that another one of her manga has been confirmed for adaptation she and her fans will be over the moon. Strobe Edge has been green lit for a live action adaptation, the news was...
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Hatsune Miku Eye Drops Available With Special AR Capable Box

Hatsune Miku Eye Drops Available With Special AR Capable Box Let’s face it, we all spend too much time in front of our smartphones and computers, well fret not my friends because Hatsune Miku is here to help. The popular Vocaloid has teamed up with Japanese pharmaceutical company Rohto to release a new pack of eye drops designed to help reduce digital eye strain,...
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Eric Clapton X Eva Author Collab For The Second Time

Eric Clapton X Eva Author Collab For The Second Time Unfortunately this may not be what you’re thinking; the famous musician hasn’t written a song about Evangelion, nor is he in the next rebuild movie (although both would be amazing), but he does share a connection with the mangas’ author and they have reunited once again. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto has...
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Gangsta Manga Green-Lit For Anime

Gangsta Manga Green-Lit For Anime Kohske’s manga Gangsta has recently announced plans to adapt the popular crime thriller into an anime series. News of the adaptation was included with the sixth volume of the manga which was released in Japan yesterday, it was also announced that the voice actors from the drama CD will be voicing the same...
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Kuroko’s Basketball Season Three Announced

Kuroko’s Basketball Season Three Announced Great news for all fans of Kuroko’s Basketball, a third season for the anime has been officially confirmed with plans to premiere next year. The announcement was made on the official website and twitter page just a few hours ago, apart from a special promotional image on the site, no additional info...
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Yûki Furukawa to attend 2014 Japan Film Festival

Yûki Furukawa to attend 2014 Japan Film Festival It has been announced that Japanese actor Yûki Furukawa will be a special guest of honor for the 2014 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco where he will be attending the special U.S. theatrical premiere of “wo ai ni” in Tokyo. This critically acclaimed short film will be shown at New People...
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‘KAWAii’ fashion events announced and detailed for 2014 J-Pop Summit

‘KAWAii’ fashion events announced and detailed for 2014 J-Pop Summit As you may have already heard, the 2014 J-Pop Summit will be held this year on July 19th and July 20th this year in San Francisco, CA and while a number of special events have already been announced for those days the company has just revealed some fashion events that will be held as well. The event holders...
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