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Radwimps brings songs from Your Name to English

The official theatrical release of the English-language dub of the hit film Your Name is coming to the west on April 7 and with that upcoming release are English-language versions of the songs made for the film by the band radwimps. T...

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure hitting Toonami this weekend

Announced earlier this year, this English dub release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's first season, Phantom Blood, is releasing on Toonami this Saturday! Airing after Dragonball Z Kai, let's hope JoJo will get the wider audience it deserves. ...

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Wonder why Korean and Japanese students can't speak English?

The guys over at RocketNews24 posted a pretty interesting video, where they interviewed some Japanese and Korean students about why they had difficulty speaking English, even though they had studied the language for a long time in school. ...

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Sentai fields an army for Girls und Panzer dub cast

Sentai Filmworks has announced English vocal cast for Girls und Panzer. It's not really my bag to follow all the dub acting news, but this list is pretty impressive, both in name recognition and in length. Like the Japanese dub, which ...

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Hello, World: Hatsune Miku English version out now

The time is now, Miku fans! After what felt like forever, it seems that an English-speaking version of everyone's favorite digital diva is finally on the market. Yes, the imaginatively titled Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready and waiting for...

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Doraemon manga coming to the US digitally

Japan's most beloved android cat is finally making its way over to the US in English for the first time. Announced at San Diego Comic-Con last week by Voyager Japan, and earlier in the month at the International eBook Expo in Toky...

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Take a peek at Hatsune Miku V3 English's new demo song

If you have been waiting for the English version of Hatsune Miku, the green haired diva has received a new Website and sample song to keep vocaloid fans busy until Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready for service!  For an Engrish voice, M...

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English teachers ahoy: Japan to expand JET program 200%

Have you ever wanted to live in Japan? If you're reading this site, chances are you've at least considered it. And for many an English-speaker, the most accessible gateway to living in Glorious Nippon has been the Japan Exchange and Teachin...

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Miku's Tell Your World shows up in English on iTunes

Isn't it crazy how far things have come in such a short period of time? I remember how hard it used to be to import any kid of Japanese music. Expensive imports on top of already expensive CDs was the way. Soon after that I had be...


Language Burst: Accel World Japanese BD has English subs

MMO-fighting game anime Accel World uses a large amount of English in its terminology. "Brain Burst", "Burst Link", English Duel Avatar handles, and all manner of foreign-tongue wordiness permeates the system of this oh-so-very Japanese tak...


New Japanese English textbooks use AR for maximum awesome

When you're living as an English teacher in Japan, the biggest hurdle you have to overcome is the textbook. Oftentimes filled with grammatical errors, misspelled words and general awkwardness, English textbooks in Japan can be rage inducing...


What exactly happened in The Empire Strikes Back?

The classic sci-fi film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back is now more than 30 years old now. Although every scene from the film should be engrained in any worthwhile human's brain, sometimes you need to have things exp...


The new Pokemon movie is coming to a theater near you

So, I haven't really followed Pokemon since the first Gameboy game, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it from time to time. The whole thing got a bit over complex for my mind, and the collector in me quickly became overly obsessed. I n...


This I have to hear: Megurine Luka croons the classics

Mind you, I'm talking about the the English-language classics. I'm talking about songs such as "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Hero" by Mariah Carey, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, Judy Garland's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", and The Polic...


AKB48's Itano Tomomi's English interview from hell

Ok, this has got to be the weirdest interview I've ever seen. Now what is everyone in this video smoking? Can I have some?  Even though this whole thing is really spooky, and is probably scripted, it is cute to hear Tomomi speak some E...


Heroes stars to voice Wolverine, Iron Man anime leads

I know many of you have voiced your dismay at the Wolverine anime, along with its Iron Man counterpart, though I admit I'm intrigued. As for their English voice overs, I am both enthusiastic and concerned. First up is Heroes&...


A few minutes of English subbed Gundam UC on Bandai site

Heard about Gundam UC but not sure if you're ready to shell out the cash for the DVD or Blu-ray version? Well now you can get a few free minutes on the Bandai Channel to get a taste of the series for yourself, and it has English subtitles f...


Want to see Summer Wars in theaters? Then fight for it!

Chances are a lot of people here have seen the glorious Madhouse film Summer Wars, but for those who haven't seen then newest film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Lept Through Time), then now's your chance to act, because it could...


Japanese loanwords are more common than you think

English loan words are pretty common in Japanese at this point, and are peppered throughout conversation. But English owes Japanese just as much, and Japanese loanwords are also found in common conversation in English-speaking countries.&nb...


My Darling is a Foreigner on DVD October 8

Japanese distributor Media Factory will be releasing Kazuaki Ue's adaptation of My Darling is a Foreigner on DVD October 8, available with English subtitles. The film is based on Saori Oguri's autobiographical manga about her marriage to To...


New web comedy chronicles teaching English in Japan

A new series called English Teachers, a web "dramedy" covering the struggles of teaching English in Japan is being released by Nameless Media and Productions via Vimeo. The show tells the story of a young English teacher in Nagoya...


Uniqlo announces English to be spoken in all stores

Yeah, you read that right. According to an article from Telegraph, Uniqlo has officially announced that English will be spoken not only in all their stores, but company execs will also be expected to write documents and hold meetings in the...


Lots-o-Huggin Bear, awesome commercial, creepy name

Gather 'round, my children of the eighties, for now we shall reminisce about a time when toy commercials weren't just about contrived ten-year-olds trying to act like they're twenty with their Bratz dolls, or whatever they sell the youngin'...


Hard Gay wants to go to jail

Hard Gay's career hasn't exactly been blossoming in the past few years. After all, he did "retire" back in 2006, but look who's trying to get a gig now. According to Japan Probe, Masaki Sumitani visited prisons in the United State...


Is this the end of the Japanese language?

Is the Japanese language going to die out?  Well, I wouldn't be so rash, but some people are worried. Everyone knows Japanese is a very difficult language to learn (as many anime fans have probably found out the hard way). Even native ...


Some crazy Texan thinks Asian names are hard

OK, I'll admit it. I think that hearing the name "Wang" is pretty hilarious. Unfortunately, Texas state Rep. Betty Brown (R-Terrell) actually thinks people with silly Asian names need to drop their thousands of years of family his...


Afro's back, with Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Over at San Diago Comic Cons 2008, FUNimation has announced to the world that there will be a squeal to American and Japanese conjuncture Afro Samurai. Samuel L. Jackson will be providing his voice for both Afro and Ninja Ninja once again...


Yay! MangaGamer.com will translate eroge for you!

Oh crap! Did I say "yay" in the celebratory sense? I meant, "Oh, how interesting, though not directly related to my interests."Ha! Who am I kidding. This is awesome... if it works out. Akibahara Channel informs us that M...


Namco X Capcom translation patch released now!

Namco X Capcom, that mishmash strategy game we all were drooling over a couple of years ago has finally been translated thanks to a group of hardworking fans called the Namco X Capcom Project.  To celebrate their one year anniversary, ...


Say what? Hentai anime site offers unique English lessons

There's a love for the English language in Japan that permeates many parts of life there, even otaku subculture. We've all seen things like Moe-tan and the cosplay English conversation schools, but apparently that's not quite enough to sati...


Obama on Obama: it's a 'nice town'

Not too long ago we told you about the little Japanese fishing village of Obama, and how its residents are throwing their support behind the same-named US Presidential candidate. Of course, they can't vote, and Japan gets overly excited ab...


Are you ready for Lucky Star's dub?

First we got the Gurren Lagann dub trailer (sort of) and now we finally get to hear what our favorite miniature otaku sound like in the Luck Star dub; what a week! Now before I say anything about this I just would like to point out that K...


The Gurren Lagann dub gets a trailer, a very loud trailer

Warning: this announcement is for serious fans of anime only. If you are not a serious fan then get the hell out of here. Yeah you, Narutard and you cosplayer wannabe, this anime is too good for you scum like you! Dear God what happened t...


Learn English with Bleach!

While looking through the blowout section of some unnamed store, the blog Akihabara Channel stumbled upon Bleach themed English flash cards; a treat for any English-as-a-second-language otaku. The way they work is like this, there is a qu...


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