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FUNimation streaming Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

FUNimation has officially acquired the rights for digital, broadcast, DVD and merchandising for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to be represented in North America. Starting today FUNimation will be streaming episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist...

 
 
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Professor Leonardo Nendoroid makes me squee with delight

[As originally posted on Tomopop] The most ferocious mad scientist around, Professor Leonardo from flash animator FROGMAN's Eagle Talon, has now had the glory of being made into a Nendoroid. I have never wanted a Nendoroid more than this fr...

 
 
 
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Pokemon to start airing in HD

We've already established that I can't kick my Pokémon addiction, but at least now I'll be able to see it in higher quality! The official website for Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl has announced that during an April renewal the...

 
 
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School basketball coach forces students to behead pigeons

The news never ceases to amaze with with it's random oddities, and here's a new one. In Kochi, Japan the basketball coach of a public junior high school demanded the team members kill pigeons that were supposably interrupting the team's tra...

 
 
 
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Blue Dragon anime now on iTunes and the first episode's free!

VIZ Media is proud to announce that the Blue Dragon anime is now available on iTunes, and that's not all! They are having a special promotion for the launch and you can download the first episode of the show for free until March 10th. I was...

 
 
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Japanator review: NORA: The Last Chronicle of Devildom Vol. 1

There are quite a few series about humans and their demon familiar but NORA is different from the rest. With wit and sarcasm the characters will have to try their hand at saving the world, and while this may sound like every other manga ser...

 
 
 
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Tales of Vesperia to get a theatrical film this year

Namco's Tales of Vesperia had some of my most loved character design in a game for last year, and is now in the process of being adapted into a theatrical film for release later this year. According to this month's special issue of Kinema J...

 
 
 
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ADV still has some tricks up its sleeves

ADV has produced some of my favorite anime over the years, so it's great to hear good news from them finally. There is now a beta site available for ADV's Anime Network, which already has a few shows online and seems to be a replacement for...

 
 
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Japan's reactions to the live-action Cowboy Bebop film

Well I know my reaction is definitely to be scared to death, as Cowboy Bebop is one of my top favorite anime series. A lot of people have had the same reaction, and it looks like people in Japan aren't any different. AnimeVice has put toget...

 
 
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Computer Arts Projects - Issue 118: The Japanese Issue

As I was browsing the magazine section of the local Borders bookstore I found a copy of the newest issue of Computer Arts Projects. It is a UK based magazine that has numerous tutorials, designs, tips, etc. to help in digital art creation. ...

 
 
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Crunchyroll obtains four new Gonzo titles

Crunchyroll has continued their stride of adding more and more amazing anime titles to their evergrowing list. Japanese anime production studio, Gonzo, has made their announcement that they will be adding four titles to Crunchyroll's list. ...

 
 
 
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Cardcaptor Sakura flys your way on Blu-Ray in 2009

Cardcaptor Sakura is a series that has been near and dear to my heart for some time now. I always get a kick out of looking at her different costumes, as well as watching the story develop over the course of the show. No matter how many tim...

 
 
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White Knight Chronicles: Episode Zero manga online now

Level-5's beautiful looking RPG White Knight Chronicles has now had a site update that includes the prequel story, White Knight Chronicles: Episode Zero. The manga will detail events that happen prior to where the game starts, so you can re...

 
 
 
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Yaoi Generation store now open and waiting with baited Breath

Yaoi Generation has officially opened their new online store as of today where they will be selling their licensed boys love manga. With their grand opening they are now taking pre-orders for the first volume of their new series breath by C...

 
 
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Japanator (yaoi) review: Great Place High School

Great Place High School is a place where all personalities run wild. In order to make new friends and fit in around the school, it's suggested that you join a club. There are plenty to choose from around the school, but how do you know whic...

 
 
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Slayers Evolution-R jumps into the starting blocks

I'm definitely one of the people completely ecstatic for the new season of Slayers to start. I've been watching for years and love to see what my favorite characters are getting into next. They have now officially set Slayers Evolution-R's ...

 
 
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Broccoli International USA goes the way of the Dodo

It always makes me sad to see companies go out of business, especially ones that have released substantial material. Broccoli International USA will be going out of business and will have no trace of themselves left by February 2009. Of cou...

 
 
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Geneon Entertainment to merge with Universal Pictures Japan

As of Wednesday advertising and marketing company Dentsu announced that they will be transferring the majority of its ownership of Geneon Entertainment home video subsidiary to NBC Universal's Universal Pictures International Entertainment ...

 
 
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Valkyria Chronicles gets the anime treatment

Sometimes I'm just not sure about anime series that come from games, but this I feel is promising, and I'm not alone. I absolutely love the art design of Sega's Valkyria Chronicles and think it would make a beautiful anime. Another plus is ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Oh noes! Boy's Love manga the library? No way!

Ah how I love public squabbles with some of the most random things. A citizen submitted the question to the Sakai City website demanding with much volition as to why there were so many Boy's Love manga in the public libraries. As a fan of t...

 
 
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Ready to have more Naruto shoved down your throat?

We haven't had the chance to read even half of the content within the Naruto series yet, since we're so far behind Japan. Though sometimes it does feel like the series is shoved down your throat already. Even as a reader of the series it ki...

 
 
 
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Oldboy remake possibly in the midst

Chan-wook Park's 2003 film Oldboy was an amazing movie to say the least. Dark Horse Comics has since published the original manga from Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi in North America from 2006 to 2007, and it even won an Eisner Award...

 
 
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Four Uematsu-related release dates for the holiday season

I'm a giant fan of Nobuo Uematsu's gorgeous music and any time there's a new release of his music it makes me a very happy camper. There are now four new albums set to release around the holiday season and first of the year. Amongst the fou...

 
 
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To LOVE-Ru's most revered assassin, Golden Darkness

[As originally posted on Tomopop]To LOVE-Ru is a manga series currently in Weekly Shonen JUMP, and this is the series' most revered assassin, Golden Darkness. The figure was designed from an illustration for the anime version of the series....

 
 
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I wouldn't throw this sexy male dakimakura out of bed

Hey ladies! This Virgo's in his 50s and is ready to rock your socks! Well, as much as a pillow can that is. Finally after all the female dakimakura out there one of the rare males appear. This one is based on Hayato, the director of the vir...

 
 
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Visual kei band Shazna calls it quits

Visual kei band Shazna has announced that they will be calling it quits next year. During a bookstore event Monday they told the 100 fans in attendance that the band has reached its end. Their final show will be held on March 22, 2009 at Sh...

 
 
 
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Spread the meat to the grill with fizzle to the sizzle!

All I can say is wow. I sure wish we had amazing menus full of interesting grammar in the restaurants around here. In a yakiniku ("grilled meat") restaurant in Japan the menu comes with manga-esque illustrated instructions with ex...

 
 
 
 


About Rio McCarthyone of us since 1:12 PM on 01.31.2008

I've been a fan of anime and the Japanese culture all together for as long as I can remember. I don't choose sides over subbed or dubbed anime, I just love to watch anything I can get my hands on. Along with my anime I have quite a nice selection of manga to go along with it. You'd normally find me reading anything from Fullmetal Alchemist to a random yaoi. I always just try to keep things entertaining.
 
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