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New “Ace Attorney” Game Revealed

New “Ace Attorney” Game Revealed Coming to you – courtesy of “Kadokawa’s Weekly Famitsu” magazine and “Capcom” themselves – is a brilliant nugget of pure gold news regarding the next in the line of “Ace Attorney” titles, this time though…they’re getting a little weird with...
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Kantai Collection figures and Nendoroid Link figure now available for pre-order

Kantai Collection figures and Nendoroid Link figure now available for pre-order A number of new nendoroids and one new figure have been placed up for pre-order from Good Smile Company. The highlight of these new figures happens to be a certain green clothed hero named Link, but the focus is on the extremely popular Kantai Collection. Each of these figures is currently available from...
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selector infected WIXOSS Episode 3 Impressions

selector infected WIXOSS Episode 3 Impressions She finally smiles selector infected WIXOSS Episode 3: This Nonsensical Peace With the events that transpired last episode, we finally have what could be considered a villain in the series. That being said, Akira is clearly unhinged and may prove to be another sad story for us to reflect upon. But...
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One Piece: Unlimited World Red – “Battle Colosseum” Revealed

One Piece: Unlimited World Red – “Battle Colosseum” Revealed It has just been revealed that the upcoming One Piece action/adventure port “Unlimited World Red” will feature a brand-new game mode, one of which hosts four other sub-game modes for players to enjoy, adding extras hours of content to an already content-filled title. It was just announced via...
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Shisui’s “Susanoo” Design Released

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Shisui’s “Susanoo” Design Released - Click For Larger Image - A week or so ago news was released regarding the character addition of “Shisui Uchiha” into the upcoming Naruto fighting game; “Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution“. Avid fans of the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden series’ will know Shisui but it is...
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More Cute Voices Coming to World of Tanks

More Cute Voices Coming to World of Tanks Wargaming is continuing the roll out of its ingenious downloadable content for World of Tanks, featuring character voices from military tank anime Girls und Panzer. Check out the trailer below. Volume 2 will include the voice of Yukari Akiyama and is set to be released on April 18. Once again, the character...
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Sergei’s Spring 2014 Anime Picks

Sergei’s Spring 2014 Anime Picks I know, I know, the spring anime season has already started and we’ve seen what most of the shows have to offer. Still, there is a lot to get through and I have a good feeling about this season, I really do. There are a ton of shows with interesting concepts (seriously, where do they get these ideas?)...
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selector infected WIXOSS Episode 2 Impressions

selector infected WIXOSS Episode 2 Impressions The epitome of shyness selector infected WIXOSS Episode 2: That Poisonous Meeting With Ruko and Yuzuki having established a friendship last week, the two have resolve to both become Eternal Girls and have their wishes come true. Not that ruko actually has any wishes. It’s kinda sad, but somehow...
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selector infected WIXOSS Episode 1 Impressions

selector infected WIXOSS Episode 1 Impressions A girl with her eye on the prize…kinda selector infected WIXOSS Episode 1: This Miracle Trembles Everybody needs to relax every once in a while. To take time away from the world and just unwind. How you choose to do so is of course a matter of choice, but chances are whatever you pick, somebody else...
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Ghost In The Shell Turns 25 Next Month

Ghost In The Shell Turns 25 Next Month The month of May will be a time of celebration for popular series Ghost in the Shell as it reaches its 25 year anniversary. The cyber punk series, created by Shirow Masamune, began as a 3 volume manga back in 1989; since then there have been three anime movies, two anime seasons,  a currently published...
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Daisuki’s April Streaming Line Up

Daisuki’s April Streaming Line Up It’s quite the collection Anime distribution site Daisuki has announced that, in partnership with Aniplex of America, it is adding a few new series to its simulcast line up. The Irregular at Magic High School and Mekakucity Actors are set to premiere on April 6th and 13th respectively, with...
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Knights of Sidonia to Premiere in Madman Screening Room

Knights of Sidonia to Premiere in Madman Screening Room To the bitter end… They fight for what remains… Madman has announced that the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, Knights of Sidonia has been added to their ever expanding list of acquisitions and is set to premiere exclusively in the Screening Room. Based on the manga written by Nihei...
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Pokemon Announces 16th Film and Expands Video On Demand Offerings

Pokemon Announces 16th Film and Expands Video On Demand Offerings Let chaos awaken once more Not content with resting on their laurels after the recent successes of their games, The Pokémon Company International joined in on the MIPTV festivities by announcing its newest feature-length animated film: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. Once again...
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2.75 Million For Latest Attack On Titan Volume

2.75 Million For Latest Attack On Titan Volume For those of you who are unaware of the massive popularity  Attack on Titan has, then this should give you a vague idea. The 13th volume of the manga is due to be released on the 9th of April in Japan and first print run numbers  are already at 2.75 million. Not only is this eye popping amount...
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One Direction to perform ‘Say, I Love You’ movie theme

One Direction to perform ‘Say, I Love You’ movie theme In a move that you’ll either love or hate depending upon whether you are a teenage girl or not, it has been officially announced that One Direction will be performing the official theme song for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of romantic comedy anime ‘Say, I Love You‘. The song...
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Actor Haruma Miura Confirmed To Play Eren In “Attack On Titan” Live-Action Film

Actor Haruma Miura Confirmed To Play Eren In “Attack On Titan” Live-Action Film Haruma Miura – who Japanese pop culture fans may know played Tatsuya Bito in “Crow Zero II” and who did the voice of Yara for the “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” movie – has just been confirmed as the actor who will be representing Eren Yeagar on-screen for the live-action...
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History Book on Manga Launches on Kickstarter

History Book on Manga Launches on Kickstarter Plenty of manga volumes have lined the shelves of Western stores, but you’d be hard pressed to find a book that explained where it all began. A pair of seasoned French journalists, Matthieu Pinon and Laurent Lefebvre have launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to chronicle 60 years of manga history...
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Golden Time Episode 24 Impressions [FINAL]

Golden Time Episode 24 Impressions [FINAL] Golden Time Episode 24 – Golden Time “I am broken, shattered, and not even close to perfect. I am always missing something, but this is who I am!” As an anime fan, oftentimes you find yourself wading through a trashy, moe infested ocean of pestilence. Occasionally though, you catch sight...
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Nobunagun Episode 13 Impressions

Nobunagun Episode 13 Impressions The Nightingale soars again Nobunagun Gun No. 13: Nobunagun So here we are folks, the final act of humanity’s struggle with an alien invasion force who seeks to claim our shores. Were it not for the superhuman abilities of history’s best, brightest and most brutal, we would have fallen years ago....
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Japan Music Festival Rocking Australia Next Week

Japan Music Festival Rocking Australia Next Week You might not have heard, but Australia is getting its first ever, desperately-needed Japan-centric music festival this year. While Japanese musicians have performed in the country before, it’s never been this coordinated. The event will host alternative Japanese bands including: Jill, lead by singer...
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Kill la Kill Episode 24 Impressions

Kill la Kill Episode 24 Impressions The one who would end the world Kill la Kill Episode 24: Past the Infinite Darkness Well, this is it guys. From the moment Ryuko first walked into Hannouji Academy, we knew that her journey would end. Not that knowing that makes saying goodbye any easier. While all good things must come to an end, all truly...
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Kill la Kill nendoroids, To Love-Ru figurine, and more now available for pre-order

Kill la Kill nendoroids, To Love-Ru figurine, and more now available for pre-order Today Good Smile Company has announced that a number of new nendoroids and a couple of figures have just been placed up for pre-order. A few of these new nendoroids just so happen to be from the latest hit anime Kill la Kill while the rest are a bit more scattered around. All of these figures are currently...
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“Pokemon XY: Strongest Mega Evolution Act 1″ – First Promomotional Video Released

“Pokemon XY: Strongest Mega Evolution Act 1″ – First Promomotional Video Released The Pokemon Company Japan has just released the very first promotional video for the upcoming Pokemon XY spin-off series, “Strongest Mega Evolution Act 1″. Fans of Pokemon who follow pop culture news will already be well aware of this short series but for those of you who are not, allow me to...
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Golden Time Episode 23 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 23 Impressions Golden Time Episode 23 – Last Smile Here we are, the penultimate episode. For weeks we have been trying to figure out how Yuyuko Takemiya is planning to wrap up Golden Time and as this episode came to a close, the answer became more unclear than ever before. For the first time ever, I had my breath...
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Golden Time Episode 22 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 22 Impressions Golden Time Episode 22 – Paradise Lost Just after episode 1, I ripped Golden Time to pieces for a number of pretty crucial reasons. It lacked the quick fire drama of a shoujo, but it didn’t have the comic edge that a more male-targeted romance would normally have. Instead, it chose to take the...
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Nobunagun Episode 12 Impressions

Nobunagun Episode 12 Impressions Let the games begin! Nobunagun Gun No. 12: Operation Stone Forest (Part 2) After a long and explosive fight last episode, Sio finally managed to put a bullet between the enemy squid/octopus thing’s eyes. Battleship sunk. Victory achieved…or so you would think. Well similar to any situation where...
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