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Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the only property with such, well, bizarre characters, insanely disproportional art, backbreaking victory poses, operatic plot, and enough bravado to carry all of this on machismo alone. Thanks to its no holds ba...

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell live-action gets Rila Fukushima

The seemingly unending saga of Hollywood's adaptation of Ghost in Shell continues, as hubbub about the long-in-making film has morphed from justified concerns over the quality of the adaptation (which haven't gone away, considering tha...

 
 
 
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Aw, snap: Rei Hiroe and ZAQ are heading to AnimeNEXT

With almost a month left until June, it turns out that the man behind the original Black Lagoon manga, Rei Hiroe, and the singer of Love, Chunibiyo & Other Delusions' opening, ZAQ, are making an appearance at AnimeNEXT '16. I may b...

 
 
 
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JapanaHow: How to unite with your waifu

Whenever things get rough, you can always count on your waifu to help you out of any rough situation. Whether you’re trying to escape from a large ruin or about to face defeat against a powerful opponent, these 2D ladies can guide you...

 
 
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Reflecting on Women in Anime and Manga

This article comes a week late, but I think better late than never and better a little late than very late. I wanted to do something for International Women's day and thought why not reflect on a couple of female characters and creators wh...

 
 
 
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Prepare to unite with Gecco's glorious Ultraman statue

I haven't gotten the chance to pick up Viz's release of the Ultraman manga by Linebarrels of Iron's creators yet, but it's hard not to notice the amazing detail that was placed into collectibles company Gecco's wonderful 1/6 ...

 
 
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Impressions: Yo-kai Watch Manga Vol. 1 and 2

Ever since the first game released in Japan back in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, the Yo-kai Watch franchise has captivated the entire Japanese population. While the manga was published a few months before the game officially released but it f...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game

Ever since emerging myself into the wonderful world of Anime and Manga, I’ve being a fan of many sports series such as Hajime no Ippo, Captain Tsubasa, Slam Dunk, and Prince of Tennis. One of my recent favorites ha...

 
 
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Tie the knot with Sailor Moon Marriage Certificates

Boring old marriage certificate forms can now be made a lot prettier with the Sailor Moon inspired designs. Konin Todoke is an online certificate service that provides legislated documents for marriage and family registration have revealed ...

 
 
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Popular Himouto! Umaru-chan character gets spin off manga

Creator of Himouto! Umaru-chan had recently announced the publication of a spinoff manga to his popular series about the perfect high school girl turned slacker whenever she is at home. The main star of this new series was also vo...

 
 
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Nichijou's HUGE announcement is pretty normal

Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) is a lot like Cartoon Network's Regular Show, it's anything but. It takes the tried and true school girl slice of life comedy formula and treats every punch line as a road down to ludicrous-ville. Flitting betwee...

 
 
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Shopping at Costco becomes a manga

There's still so much going on at E3 it's hard to escape the gravitational pull towards writing about video games. But outside of the hot Los Angeles convention centre news is still happening, specifically doujin news regarding American sto...

 
 
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Animator Expo's 23rd short adapts another Moyoco Anno manga

We're getting close to the Japan Animator Expo project's final stretch, and the latest piece ends up being another adaptation (slightly NSFW) of a manga by Moyoco Anno. Just like the previous piece that adapted her work, "Memoirs of Amorous...

 
 
 
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SCANDAL manga recommendations

J Rock Girl Group SCANDAL have just finished performing in Mexico with their next stop being on the other side of the world, Hong Kong. But despite this busy lifestyle they still have time for Japanator's favourite literature manga. Yep eve...

 
 
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Live action screens from Bakuman movie

Movies based off anime/manga have faired much better than their geeky partner video games. The Death Note movie may have faltered a little due to the massive change in story but all the characters looked great and it felt like a D...

 
 
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Feel emotions again with Your Lie in April OVA

I know many of you are still trying to get over the ending Your Lie in April and the wound still fresh in your hearts, why don't take a look at a more simpler time? News of a 23rd anime episode just hit and instead of an epilogue, we get a ...

 
 
 
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Himouto! Umaru-chan Anime Details Revealed

Gag manga Himouto! Umaru-chan is receiving an anime adaptation set to air during the Summer 2015 season.  The series, produced by by Sankaku Head centers around a high school girl named Umaru and her older brother Taihei. &nb...

 
 
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Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime

[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in me knows that c...

 
 
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Learn the secrets of the trade with Jojo author

From years of watching high school slice-of-life anime, there should always be a friend wanting to get into the manga/anime industry. Usually they would be the megane character; if it's a female she may be shy about her work but s...

 
 
 
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Rejoice: My Hero Academia to be released physically

I don't know about you, but it seems that Viz Media is in a super good mood this week. Aside from their unexpected acquisition of the 2011 Ultraman manga, the company has plans to release My Hero Academia, the latest manga by Barrage's Kohe...

 
 
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Licensing GET: Viz grabs the 2011 Ultraman manga

It looks like Viz Media's tapping into their toku side, as they've licensed the Ultraman manga that's written and drawn by Linebarrels of Iron's Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Honestly, I'm still very surprised with this news,...

 
 
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Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin

Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying waste on Earth F...

 
 
 
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Golgo 13 is officially Too Old For This Sh*t

Indeed, like a certain police officer, the legendary assassin Golgo 13 is just a few weeks from retirement...literally! After nearly forty-seven years in serialization, the longest-running currently published manga is set to reach its concl...

 
 
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Twin Tails day is upon us again and let us celebrate!

Today is February 2nd in Japan, which is the officially designated day to celebrate the iconic hairstyle: The Twin Tails. The day "2-2" was chosen because of how the 2's look like two bunches of hair on both sides much like twin tails.Offic...

 
 
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It takes just one man to make a One Punch Man anime

If there's anything I've learned over the years of writing about the things I enjoy, it's that making those things - in this case, anime - is very hard work, often done by large numbers of very talented people. That makes the achievements ...

 
 
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Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 610-613

While it's been at least six weeks since the last time we checked in with Bleach, various publishing breaks and delays have given us just four-odd chapters to work with, and given the pace Bleach tends to move at, it feels like we've b...

 
 
 
 
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Japanese Spider-Man always saves the day!

All us normal everyday folks know to call their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man when they get into a jam, but what happens when Spider-Man gets into a jam? If Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is to be believed, the answer is a...

 
 
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Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder

It looks like Digital Manga Inc. has made an interesting move recently. Instead of starting a Kickstarter to fund a license a manga series, the company is starting a campaign to restock Finder's first six volumes. While they released t...

 
 
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Prophecy unveils a creepy new live-action trailer

The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie...

 
 
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Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+ answers all the big questions

The biggest question of them all being "When the hell is Bandai Namco releasing Jump Stars Victory VS?" in English. The answer to that is "Next summer, on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and all under the somehow even more nonsensical title of J-St...

 
 




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