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    Sunday October 12, 2014
  • Check Out New Photos Of The "Gurren Lagann" Stage Play Cast In Costume

    Winners of open audition in costumes!

    As we mentioned back in April, Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is coming back as a stage play this month from the 22nd to the 27th in Tokyo, Japan in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann -Engeki-hen-. An open audition for its cast was previously conducted and new images of the majority of the cast in costume have been revealed! See the images after the jump!

  • Thursday September 25, 2014
  • VIDEO: Preview The "Free!" Special Ending Theme and More Character Songs!

    Check out the new Sosuke, Aiichiro and Momotaro character songs, too!

    For many of us, summer just ended with the last episode of Free! Eternal Summer. In the same fashion as the last episode of the first season, the second season finale concluded with a special ending theme and Lantis wasted no time posting the preview video! The rest of the Samezuka team will also have their character songs released and preview videos were posted for those songs as well. Watch the video after the jump!

  • Sunday September 21, 2014
  • Feature: Spending A Day With Japanese Cosplayer Reika During YaoiCon 2014

    Behind-the-scenes at YaoiCon with Reika!

    Ever wonder what it's like to attend anime conventions around the world as a cosplayer guest? I had an opportunity to assist highly regarded Japanese cosplayer Reika as her translator during the famous Yaoi-Con 2014 on September 12-14 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was invited as an Industry Guest. Reika let me share her experience during the convention on Sunday! More after the jump!

  • First Volume Of "Mawaru Penguindrum" Manga To Be Released Soon

    Manga author posts countdown illustrations

    The first volume of the manga adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara's Mawaru Penguindrum will be released on September 24th in Japan! The manga's author, Isuzu Shibata has been posting countdown illustrations on her blog featuring characters from the series to celebrate the launch, especially the ones who have never been drawn in color for the manga. See the illustrations after the jump!

  • Friday September 5, 2014
  • VIDEO: First Ad For Japanese Museum's "Attack On Titan" Exhibit

    Narrated by Armin

    The first promotional video for the Attack On Titan Exhibition at the Ueno No Mori Museum in Tokyo being held this Winter has been posted online. The interactive exhibition will have a 1:1 ratio Colossus Titan, 360 degree exhibits using Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality displays, an exclusive short film and an audio tour of the exhibit by the Attack On Titan anime's voice cast. Watch the ad after the jump!

  • Thursday September 4, 2014
  • Fan-made "Yowapeda" Bike Chart Details Actual Road Bike Models Used In Series

    Great road bike guide for serious fans

    Fans always want to know more details about their favorite characters and the products characters use are no exception! A Japanese twitter user has compiled a list of road bike models according to Yowapeda characters and fans have found it very useful as a guide to know what brand and model of bike is used by their favorite characters. See the list after the jump!

  • ”Free! Eternal Summer" Drama and Radio CD Covers Revealed

    First radio and drama CD volumes for Eternal Summer slated for later this month

    As summer is coming to an end, Free! Eternal Summer is also coming to a close but the anime still has lots of releases left! The official site has revealed the album covers for both drama CD vol. 1 and radio CD vol. 1 for Eternal Summer and both are planned to go on sale on September 17th in Japan. See both covers after the jump!

  • Saturday August 30, 2014
  • POLL: Japanese Otaku Vote For The Top 20 Meanest Characters In Anime History

    Who is the nastiest character of them all?

    They are bad to the bone and people love to hate them or hate them but can't stop loving them. Japanese anime poll site Charapedia recently posted the results of a recent poll to decide the top 20 anime characters with bad/nasty personalities.  See the results after the jump!

  • VIDEO: "Haikyu!" Character Introduces 3DS Game In New Ad

    Fans voted to choose which character did the intro video and the 6th character was revealed

    Volleyball anime Haikyu!! has its first Nintendo 3DS game in Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki No Keshiki!! slated for release on September 25th and who is best to explain what the game is about? The characters! The game's official site recently conducted a poll to find out which character fans wanted to see in the intro video and the 6th character was revealed in his own video, where he explained the overview of the game. Did he do a good job? Watch the video after the jump!

  • Thursday August 28, 2014
  • Pre-Orders Open For Special Colossus Titan Figure By Good Smile Company

    Limited to 500 units with serial number

    The TAKAYUKI TAKEYA Version of the Colossus Titan from Attack On Titan was first previewed during Summer Wonder Festival and the pre-order window officially opened yesterday in Japan for a limited edition of 500 units with serial number. Check out the product photos after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 27, 2014
  • "Yowapeda's" Makishima Inspires New Room Wear Ensemble From Bandai

    Dare to be different like Maki-chan!

    Green-haired cyclist Yusuke Makishima from Yowapeda left a very strong impression on anime viewers not only with his distinctive "spider" climbing style and his memorable speech style, he also left an impression with his very questionable fashion sense. Bandai has apparently decided to make an actual room wear ensemble for the fans to try out his fashion sense as well. Do you dare to wear it? You decide after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 26, 2014
  • Live-Action "Princess Jellyfish" Actor Shows Off His Cross-Dressing Skill

    Masaki Suda will play Kuranosuke Koibuchi

    The live-action adaptation of Princess Jellyfish will hit the theaters in Japan at the end of this year, but before the movie opens, have you seen the first photos of Masaki Suda dressed as Kurako while cross-dressing yet? It's considered one of the important factors that decides if the movie will be successful and they have been officially posted! Check them out after the jump!

  • Friday August 22, 2014
  • "Fate/stay night" Branded Noodles To Go On Sale In Japan

    Unlimited Noodle Works

    While the animation production team is working busily on the upcoming Fate/stay night at Ufotable, the ufotable cafes around Japan with licensed goods sales have posted their newest item! Following the seasonal theme, a Japanese summer staple in Somen noodles will be sold in a nice Fate/stay night branded box. More after the jump!

  • VIDEO: New Previews Of "Free!" Character Song Albums For Rin, Nagisa and Rei

    Vols. 3, 4 & 5 of Character Song Series Albums go on sale on September 3rd

    New preview videos of the Character Song Series albums for Rin, Nagisa and Rei from Free!-Eternal Summer- have been posted and vols. 3, 4 and 5 in the series will be on sale on the same day of September 3rd in Japan for 1200 yen each. Watch all 3 videos after the jump!

  • Friday August 15, 2014
  • Smartphone "Futon" Cover Manufacturer Sponsors Photo Contest On Twitter

    The futon cover is for more than just smartphones

    The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!