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Trouble behind the scenes of Persona 4 The Animation


Oct 30
// Chris Walden
Persona 4 The Animation has only been airing for less than a month, yet many people working for AIC A.S.T.A., the studio currently producing the anime, have claimed that there are quite a few internal problems. The second epi...
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NYAF: Blu-ray and English dub for Madoka out Feb 14th


Oct 15
// Chris Walden
Aniplex of America have announced at the New York Comic Con that the Puella Magi will soon be appearing on DVD and Blu-ray outside of Japan. The first volume of these will be released next year on February 14th, followed by t...
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Squidding hell! No Squid Girl for two weeks


Oct 11
// Chris Walden
Just three episodes into the latest series and already my squid fix has been torn away from me! The official website for the Squid Girl anime is reporting that there will be no episodes airing on October 24th and November 7th...

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Ni no Kuni's latest trailer is a thing of beauty


Sep 06
// Elliot Gay
I feel like anytime I see something new pertaining to Level 5's Ni no Kuni, I have a hard time getting the franchise off my mind. I think it's about time I brush off my DS copy and start a new game. With the Tokyo Game Show l...
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Full trailer for the K-On! movie is a riot!


Sep 05
// Chris Walden
The full trailer for the K-On! movie has finally been released on the official website, ready to tempt you out of your money for the December 3rd release. Fans will be pleased that there have also been three new songs confirm...
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The Borrower Arrietty dated for February 17th, 2012


Jan 26
// Ben Huber
When I first saw this story, I was happy. Finally, a date for Arrietty in the US! Then I saw the year.Oh.We'll have to wait a full year until we get our Will Arnett and Amy Poehler dub in theaters, on February 17th, 2012. Col...
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Japanese barber shop requires fluency for service


Jan 13
// Crystal White
Americans are often under the impression that everyone they encounter in a foreign country will understand some measure of English, and that speaking English rather than whatever the native language may be will still warrant ...
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What is your method of payment? ...'Do you take Gundam?'


Dec 17
// Kristina Pino
Indeed, as of next year there will be a Gundam Visa Card available via Suitomo Mitsui Bank. I don't know about you, but I am so ridiculously jealous of everyone who can and will apply for this credit card. While it doesn't ex...
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Sad news: Gackt's puppy dies


Oct 12
// Crystal White
I was squealing with glee when Colette posted the cutest thing ever, announcing that Gackt had adopted two puppies, Angie and Dolce. Today it is my sad duty to inform you that one of the puppies died. According to a...
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Kobe considers banning tattoos at the beach


Sep 04
// Bob Muir
The Western world is much more accepting of tattoos these days, due to their massive popularity among the younger crowd. These days, having a tattoo isn't a sign that you're a hoodlum or troublemaker, but a permanent badge of...
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Watch K-ON!!'s OP/ED played with everyday objects


Aug 18
// Josh Tolentino
You thought that bucket-drummer playing on the street corner was good? To hell with him. See these guys perform K-ON!!'s "GO! GO! MANIAC" and "Listen!" with rulers, tissue boxes, straws, suction pumps and a length of garden hose below.
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One Piece voice actor arrested for naked tattoo photos


Jul 16
// Bob Muir
The Internet's days as a wild west of lawlessness may be coming to an end, at least in Japan, if a recent arrest is a sign of things to come. 56-year-old Kiyonori Imamura, known for his role as Emporio Ivankov in One Piece, h...
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Sega promotes Yakuza 4 with awamori sake; we're jealous!


Mar 23
// Tim Sheehy
While I'm playing Yakuza 3 and loving every minute of it, Sega's busy promoting the latest title in the series, Yakuza 4, which was recently released in Japan. Lucky Japanese gamers have been get...

Yotsuba & Magma

Mar 10 // Ben Huber
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'Real life' anime girl actually the face of Satan?


Oct 26
// Colette Bennett
But...but it looks fine in animated form?Why does it look like the face of all evil, terror incarnate, everything that should live under your bed and more in real life?Discuss.[Via Danny Choo]
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Tremble in fear, criminals: The cops have i-REALs now!


Jun 30
// Josh Tolentino
Do you hear that? Yes, it's quiet, I know. That's because the rowdies and lawbreakers of the land have been silenced by the power of SCIENCE. Police officers at Chubu Centrair International Airport are now riding Toyota i-REA...
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Hayao Miyazaki to appear at San Diego Comic Con to promote Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea


Jun 28
// Brad Rice
Over in the comments section of our Ponyo trailer post, reader njduh pointed out an L.A. Times article that says that Hayao Miyazaki will be appearing at the San Diego Comic Con this year. It makes sense, really: he's appeari...
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iPhone is doing so well in Japan, they're giving it away for free to students


May 18
// Brad Rice
I've heard a lot of anti-iPhone stories from Japanese websites ever since the launch of the phone with Softbank. Y'know, that the phone is doing dismally, that they have to give it away for free, etc. Well, Danny Choo just br...
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Fullmetal Alchemist's mangaka draws the cover for an Irish novelist


Apr 28
// Eva Duenas
How would you feel if you wrote this amazing novel and woke up the next day to find out that your favorite mangaka had drawn the cover for you? Even though Sarah Rees Brennan isn't much of a manga fan, even she was extremely ...
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Anime Matsuri '09: The Green Power Ranger is dead to me


Apr 12
// John Martone
Remember when I was all like "OMG! Green Ranger!?!" Well those glorious days are done, and Jason David Frank are dead to me.You know, I'm sure it was all just a "wacky" mix up, but I did not (as in the opp...
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RIP Anime Insider, 2001 - 2009


Mar 26
// God Len
We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Wizard Entertainment’s Anime Insider Magazine. In the Name of Haruhi, the merciful tsundere, we commit the body of Anime Insider to the peace of the grave. Anime Insid...
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A Nintendo DS for every student! No fair!


Mar 11
// God Len
This is one of those articles that will make you happy, and very angry at the same time. About ten elementary and middle schools in the Osaka area will begin plans to distribute Nintendo DS consoles, plus educational software...
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Toonami Jetstream has perished


Jan 31
// God Len
Sad news today for anyone who happened to enjoy Cartoon Network’s Toonami Jetstream, because it has officially shut down as of the 30th of January. Global warming can not be blamed for this disaster; no this is all than...
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Gyabo! Nodame Cantabile mangaka puts series on hold for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Jan 22
// Dale North
The Nodame Cantabile manga is on hold due to mangaka Tomoko Ninomiya's newly developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Alafista reports that Ninomiya's November 3rd blog post stated that she could not raise her right arm due to an un...
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Akiba maid "massage" parlor busted before God Len could have an appointment


Jan 21
// God Len
They could close down the Radio Center or the Capsule Inn, and nobody would care. But the heart and soul of Akihabara is our akiba maid massage parlor "Melrose". They put the sauce on your steak, the cheese in your ...
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Your one-room dream come true: a personal Cup Noodle vending machine


Jan 16
// Dale North
You see, I don't eat Cup Noodle. It's not that I don't like it, because I do. Love it. I want that month's worth of sodium flowing through my veins daily, and I'd love to pack those fried, dried, and then packaged starch bric...
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That's cold Toei


Oct 29
// God Len
The Ibaraki Prefecture has a superhero, a simple man who works at a surfboard shop. Using his surfboard crafting skills, he creates costumes from famous tokusatsu shows like the Kamen Rider and the Super Sentai franchises. Us...
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Japan gets musical instrument cellphones; I cry


Sep 11
// Dale North
I f*cking hate my cell phone. I get a new keitai every few months in the hopes that I'll like it more than the last, but I never do. And every time new features are added on: touchscreens, video players, mp3 functionality, di...
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SDCC 08: Tite Kubo is awesome


Jul 27
// God Len
Gia is reporting live from the Tite Kubo panel at San Diago Comic Con rightfully named Tite Kubo Spotlight. First things first, he was awarded with the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for Comic Book Excellence, which in the past was a...
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It was all a lie, according to studio Bones


Jul 06
// God Len
The carpet has been pulled out from under us and it hurts. Bones has just made an official statement about the Full Metal Alchemist sequel and the Darker than Blacksequel, and it doesn’t look good. They state that the ...

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