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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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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Yu Narukami/Tohru Adachi Gameplay Trailers Released

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Yu Narukami/Tohru Adachi Gameplay Trailers Released ATLUS have today released another two character spotlight trailers for their upcoming “Persona” fighting game “Persona 4 Arena Ultimax” and those two fighters just so happen to be, well, let’s call them…archenemies. Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi both take center stage in...
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Gameplay Trailer Released

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Gameplay Trailer Released Bandai Namco Games Japan have today released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming PlayStation Vita title “Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth“. This new trailer gives audiences a nice look at the game’s design as well as it’s dungeon-crawling gameplay mechanic and it’s RPG-style...
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Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth – First String Of Paid DLC Announced

Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth – First String Of Paid DLC Announced ATLUS only just released their new “Persona” 3DS title “Shadow Of The Labyrinth” over in Japan and already they’ve announced the first paid DLC for the new game, luckily for players…it’s pretty cheap. The game’s initial DLC release came in the form of two free...
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selector infected WIXOSS Episode 12 Impressions

selector infected WIXOSS Episode 12 Impressions For friends once forgotten selector infected WIXOSS Episode 12: That Choice… Well here it is folks, the semi-conclusion to what has been a rather strange series. With last episode ending on yet another Hitoe related breakdown, it’s time to see if this group of tormented friends can ever enjoy the...
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Tokyo Girls’ Style the guests of honor for 2014 J-Pop Summit; crowdfunding project launched

Tokyo Girls’ Style the guests of honor for 2014 J-Pop Summit; crowdfunding project launched Late last month J-Pop Summit revealed what artists will be attending the event when it kicks off on July 19th and today it was revealed that Tokyo Girls’ Style are going to be the special guests of honor for the event as they will be holding a number of live performances and making a various special...
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Sailor Moon Day events planned by Viz for 2014 Anime Expo

Sailor Moon Day events planned by Viz for 2014 Anime Expo As you have likely heard, Viz Media picked up the childhood favorite of many anime viewers last month in the form of Sailor Moon as well as the new version of the series, Sailor Moon Crystal. Since the company picked up such an iconic series, it only makes sense that they make a big deal about it at the...
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No Game No Life Episode 11 Impressions

No Game No Life Episode 11 Impressions Who are these mysterious figures of which Sora speaks? No Game No Life Episode 11: Killing Giant So apparently the Warbeasts virtual world is Tokyo, for all the sense that makes. Of course if it wasn’t just a throwaway locale to justify Sora and Shiro’s little breakdown at the end of last...
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selector infected WIXOSS Episode 11 Impressions

selector infected WIXOSS Episode 11 Impressions Consequence has a way of catching up with you selector infected WIXOSS Episode 11: The Summer of Dreams Well Iona certainly doesn’t like to wait does she? At last episode‘s end, we witnessed the stoic model post what was essentially a call to arms for all Selectors with an internet connection....
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 11 Impressions

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 11 Impressions JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 11 – The Emperor And The Hanged Man Part 2 Well last week’s episode was quite a shocker wasn’t it? If you missed out on it, allow me to help you catch up: Avdol is dead…Hol Horse killed him. Awesome! now that you’re up...
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Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero DVD Review

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero DVD Review Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero Studio: Arms Publisher: Madman Format: DVD/Blu-Ray – Reviewed on DVD Release Date: 16th April 2014 Price: $59.95 – Available Here Overview Everybody knows how it works in the world of fantasy. A Dark Lord  overtakes the world, throwing all into chaos. But wait, there...
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Horror Mangakas’ Movie Trailer Released

Horror Mangakas’ Movie Trailer Released Well renowned mangaka Kazuo Umezu has written and directed his first feature length film, the trailer for which has been recently uploaded to film distributor Shochikus YouTube Page. The film titled Mother was both written and directed by 77 year old Umezu (creator of the manga The Drifting Classroom and...
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Sword Art Online Themed Bus Headed For AX

Sword Art Online Themed Bus Headed For AX Like many of you, I cannot wait for Sword Art Online II to start and what better way to hype us up than with a bus ride. Okay well a regular bus may not be exciting, but a special SAO decorated one may capture your interest. Seven buses designed around the anime will be driving through various countries...
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GKids Acquires US And Canada Rights To The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness

GKids Acquires US And Canada Rights To The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness Great news for fans of Studio Ghibli, so pretty much everyone, American distributor GKids have gotten the US and Canada rights to The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. The documentary, directed by Mami Sunada (Death of a Salesman), follows the company during the production and development of their two most...
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Black Jack Biographical Manga Ends Today

Black Jack Biographical Manga Ends Today Today marks the official end of the manga Black Jack Sōsaku Hiwa – Tezuka Osamu no Shigotoba Kara (The Untold Story: How Osamu Tezuka Created His Black Jack). The series was created by Masaru Miyazaki (writer) and illustrated by Kouji Yoshimoto, it was first published in 2011 in Weekly Shonen...
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