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9:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Shonen Showdown: One Piece Episodes 647 - 653

As we’re in the thick of a pretty serious arc, the pace for One Piece has slowed to a crawl. Not only that, but there are so many different things going on that it’s taking forever for major plot points to deal wi...

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3:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Fan poll selects most powerful robot

The argument about the strongest robots in anime is one that will continue in perpetuity. I mean, it's hard to get any sort of consensus about what to even include on the list. Giant robots are one thing, but do you include a...

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3:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Gundam: Reconguista in G gets way more info

Sunrise dropped a ton of new info on the official Gundam: Reconguista in G website. In addition to a newly available trailer, we now have updated info on staff and cast, as well as several of the main 'bots you'll be seeing ...

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2:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Discotek Media licenses Super Dimension Century Orguss

Continuing in their bid to license and/or rescue all the awesome old properties, Discotek Media will release Super Dimension Century Orguss sometime next year. All 35 episodes will be available with the Japanese language trac...

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3:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Got a rice cooker? Then you can make some tasty pancakes too!

The rice cooker is an appliance that you see pretty often in anime and dramas. Considering how important rice is in the general Japanese diet, that shouldn't be a surprise. What is surprising are the various other things you ...

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10:00 AM on 06.03.2014

Annotated Anime: One Piece 643-647

Phew, I've been gone for a while. That means that you guys haven't gotten your proper dose of One Piece in weeks. That's a bloody shame, and I'm here to fix you guys right up. Thing is, in terms of major plot developments, th...

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2:00 PM on 05.29.2014

One Piece crosses 310M volumes sold

BREAKING NEWS: One Piece is pretty damn popular. Well, that might not be so breaking. It's been at the top of the shonen game for years, and now we have some numbers to back that up. With the 74th (!) volume selling four mil...

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12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Otsuka to send soft drink into space next year

Well, you know it had to happen sooner or later. The Earth became impossibly full of advertisements, so they had to start using the moon. In all seriousness, Japanese soft drink maker Otsuka, producers of the oddly tasty Poc...

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2:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets release dates, alternate costume trailer

After months of devouring any news that escaped the clutches of Capcom, we finally know when we'll get our hands on Ultra Street Fighter 4. Come June 3, you'll be able to download the upgrade on Playstation Network, or June ...

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1:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Booya! Here's another Persona 3 movie trailer

It's almost time for the second Persona 3 movie, Midsummer Knight's Dream, to hit theaters. To hold you over until it hits theaters, and one day eventually makes it overseas, here's another trailer to hype you up. In it, we ...

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12:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Get yer gunpla ready, Gundam Build Fighters season two is a go!

After the surprise hit that was Gundam Build Fighters, we were left uncertain as to whether the popular show would be getting a second season. After all, everything in the story was wrapped up in a nice bow with only Sei's fu...

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1:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Eva, One Piece watches let you nerd out in style

Two separate companies are releasing watches based off two extremely popular franchises: Neon Genesis Evangelion and One Piece. On the robotic end of the spectrum, GaGa Milano's watch has a leather strap and EVA 01's black, p...

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