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    Monday December 31, 2018
  • Washinomiya Shrine Welcomes 2019 with Anime Collaboration Goods

    Limited-edition can badges and key-holders feature a team up between "Lucky Star" and "Full Metal Panic"

    Washinomiya Shrine - a Shinto shrine in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, Japan that became an otaku hot-spot after being featured in the 2007 TV anime Lucky Star - is celebrating the new year with some limited edition character goods featuring a collaboration between Lucky Star and Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday March 20, 2018
  • "Kemono Friends" Returns to Tobu Zoo for a Third Collaboration

    Event includes new standees, new artwork, and in-park broadcasts from PPP and Margay

    Mixed media project Kemono Friends and Tobu Zoo in Saitama are teaming up once again for a third collaboration that will run from April 21 - July 01, 2018, and the collaboration includes new artwork by concept artist Mine Yoshizaki, in-zoo broadcasts recorded by Kemono Friends voice actresses, and 51 standees of Friends that will be scattered throughout the zoo alongside their corresponding animals. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday November 23, 2017
  • "Mazinger Z" Fans Get a Double-Dose of Mizuki at Live Concert Event

    Ichiro Mizuki appeared as a surprise guest at the "S.C. NANANET Fan Club Event VII" in Saitama

    Fans who attended the "S.C. NANANET Fan Club Event VII" that was held at the Saitama Super Arena on November 18 - 19, 2017, got two Mizukis for the price of one, because the "Aniki of Anisong", Ichiro Mizuki, showed up as a surprise guest to perform a duet of the Mazinger Z theme song with Nana Mizuki. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday October 14, 2017
  • "Kemono Friends" Illustrator Pays Tribute to Otaku Penguin

    Tobu Zoo displays original artwork by Mine Yoshizaki featuring Grape-kun and Hululu

    As fans continue to mourn the passing of Grape-kun, a 21 year old Humboldt penguin at Tobu Zoo who captured the Internet's heart when he fell in love with a standee of Hululu from Kemono Friends, manga artist and Kemono Friends concept designer Mine Yoshizaki has created a piece of memorial artwork featuring Grape-kun and Hululu together. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday September 18, 2017
  • At Tobu Zoo, Grape-Kun's Affection is Stronger than a Typhoon

    After a brief separation due to extreme weather preparations, otaku penguin is reunited with his true love

    Tobu Zoo's collaboration with Kemono Friends has come to a conclusion, but Grape-kun the Otaku Penguin's love for the cardboard standee of Humboldt penguin anime character Hululu burns so hot that not even a typhoon can quench it. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday May 20, 2017
  • "Kemono Friends" Voice Actress Poses for Photo Op With Disgruntled Otaku Penguin

    Grape-kun wants the world to know that Hululu is his waifu, and he will accept no substitutions

    As previously reported, the first edition of the "Yamada-oniichan's Penguin Talk" event at the Tobu Zoo in Saitama has come and gone, and voice actress Ikuko Chikuta (Hululu in Kemono Friends) was present for some hands-on education about Humboldt penguins. Chikuta also took the opportunity to pose for a photo op with otaku penguin and Internet sensation, Grape-kun. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Monday May 15, 2017
  • Lovesick Otaku Penguin Grape-kun Inspires Talk Event at the Tobu Zoo

    Hululu voice actress Ikuko Chikuta will appear as a guest on "Yamada-oniichan's Penguin Talk" on May 20, 2017

    When breakout hit TV anime Kemono Friends and the Tobu Zoo amusement park in Saitama began their collaboration, no one expected Grape-kun, a 20 year old Humboldt penguin, to fall in love with the standee of Humboldt penguin Friend Hululu. Now the pair's unlikely romance has inspired a new talk event entitled "Yamada-oniichan's Penguin Talk", in which the zoo's special field guides will recount the charms (and mating habits) of their penguin flock. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday April 8, 2015
  • 3 Arrested for Alleged "Zatch Bell!" Pachinko Licensing Fee Fraud

    Men accused of illegally pocketing 210 million yen in licensing fees

    Three men have been arrested by the Saitama Municipal Police. Their alleged crime? Defrauding a pachinko company and pocketing 210 million yen worth of licensing fees that should have gone to the owners of the Zatch Bell! anime and manga. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday February 22, 2015
  • Local TV Anime "Urawa no Usagi-chan" Premiere Set for April 9

    Directed by Mitsuyuki Ishibashi (PVs for ALI PROJECT, JAM Project)

    The official website for the upcoming original local TV anime Urawa no Usagi-chan launched today, announcing its director and premiere schedule on TV Saitama on April 9. The main voice actresses are all Saitama natives. Check the latest information after the jump.

  • Sunday November 9, 2014
  • Saitama's Local TV Anime "Urawa no Usagi-chan" Set for April 2015

    Featuring 8 girls representing the stations in the prefecture

    The official Twitter account for Urawa no Usagi-chan, the upcoming local TV anime whose story is set in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, has posted its second key visual featuring Sakura Tajima, Midori Saido, Minami Oyaba, and Misono Mimuro. The anime project was revealed at the 2nd Anitamasai event last month. Check the latest visual after the jump.