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Way of the ninja remains alive in shuriken competition

No matter the medium a ninja is portrayed in, they will always come equipped with deadly throwing stars ready for a silent assassination. The way of the ninja isn't dead as the Ninja Museum of Igaryu in Iga, Mie Prefecture is holding its annual shuriken throwing competition to find the modern world ninja. Show More Summary

Check out Beat Down Boogie's rad Animazement '15 cosplay video

It looks like Beat Down Boogie's got another cool cosplay video up on their channel. In their latest video, the group captures the amazing cosplayers of Animazement '15, which happens to be one of the best small secret anime conventions...Show More Summary

Japanator Live - Chroma Squad Season 2

Watch live video from japanator on It may have been a rough journey for Sal during his last stream, but he managed to turn his Japanator-themed tokusatsu series into the next big thing. Thanks to his efforts, many folks were touched by the Japanatorger's efforts to protect the great things about Japanese culture. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episodes 20-21

And here we are: The fight that defines the whole of Unlimited Blade Works: The final battle between Shirou Emiya...and Shirou Emiya, or rather, Shirou Emiya's future self, as Archer, the embittered hero. It goes about as well as one...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 6-8

With the first five episodes, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma had to establish its wacky as all get out world. Goofy sexualization, heightened environment, and basically had to make sure you could accept this culinary world seriously. Or...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece 695

I'm going to admit it, there are some fine looking anime people in One Piece. Whether you're into fish-human hybrids, abnormally large men, or disproportionate women One Piece will have you covered. I've always been a Vivi guy myself although I do agree with Sanji's interpretation of Robin being 'a distant, more mature beauty than Nami'. Show More Summary

Square Enix x Capcom announces tournament

If your franchise is ever collaborating with Capcom's Street Fighter series then be prepared for your characters to either dress or borrow the iconic moves from the roadside brawlers. Doesn't matter if your franchise is about fighting...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo Gold Storm Soar episode 7

You know that a show still has some tricks up its sleeve when it starts to get even more intense than its preceding episode. Honestly, it’s hard to believe that Garo: Gold Storm Soar’s already placing Ryuga and Rian in a deadlier situation than their last major Horror encounter. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episode 45

As well as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has held up after all these years, there are occasionally moments when you realize just how old it is. It could be a general feeling, like the absence of some more post-modern tricks of storytelling,...Show More Summary

Suit up for Animator Expo's futuristic samurai short

When it comes mediums that feature cool-looking armors, I can't help but to fall in love with the designs as I dive into the piece. During the Japan Animator Expo's 24th short, Daisuke Onizuka (Eva 2.0 and 3.0's CGI Director) hits us...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Magical Girl Edition

The recent resurgence of the Magical Girl genre in popularity has brought us many entries in the genre and even the remake of one of the great magical girl anime, Sailor Moon. While not many can compare to the great Sailor Moon, plenty...Show More Summary

Strong Style: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS season 2 episode 2

[Welcome to Strong Style, Soul's new regular column covering the high-flying antics of Professional Wrestling in Glorious Nippon and beyond! - Josh] This week on New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV we pick up from last week as Best of the Super Juniors tournament winner Ricochet challenges for the NJPW Jr. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Plastic Memories episodes 7-8

This face right here. That was pretty much what I looked like when episode 7 opened, with the ever so interesting gag of seeing Tsukasa freak the eff out about Isla doing his laundry for him. It's an amazing scene, one unprecedented in Japanese animated romance stories, surely! Read more...

There's a little preview of Shiina Ringo's new song

Watching commercials doesn't always suck. Especially when they star the lovely Shiina Ringo and feature a tidbit of her upcoming new song! Her upcoming song Kamisama Hotekesama alongside the ZAZEN BOYS!

Such a beary awesome dance move

There has been quite a few videos floating around for the upcoming Playstation Vita game, Persona 4: Dancing All Night. All of them have been absolutely adorable, but now that it's Teddie's turn to cut a rug, there's no way I couldn't share my excitement! Please hurry up, I want to dust off my Vita!

WTF Fridays: Hot cakes

There's no way that isn't burnt, and there's no way this isn't my dream come true.

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie shows off its new trailer

I can't say that I was all that enthralled with Ghost in the Shell Arise. It really felt like we were retreading familiar water, and the sharp deviation from Masamune Shirow's designs were jarring. I'd go as far as saying I was almost offended by the changes. That's being said, I slowly crept through the series, and found it to be pretty good. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Yunchi

Last month we we finally saw the release of Yunchi's highly anticipated cover EP, AniYun~anime song cover~. Much to many music fans' delight, the electro-pop star has brought some fun new energy to some classics, making them worth a listen. This week we have her cover of the theme from Card Captor Sakura, Catch You Catch Me. Show More Summary

Rejoice? Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Re: Hollow Fragment go west

It was only a matter of time until Bandai Namco would announce that Sword Art Online: Lost Song, the latest SAO video game that takes place in Alfheim Online, would cross the pond. Lo and behold, this inevitable announcement happened;...Show More Summary

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 sets sail for Europe August 28th

Readers of Annotated Anime will be aware of my impatience towards the slow pacing of the One Piece anime series. But I'm feeling more optimistic about the latest in the Pirate Warriors series; One Piece Pirate Warriors 3. Mixing theShow More Summary

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