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Level Up: Crunchyroll's Premium Members now have unlimited manga access

I may be late to the party again, but I thought that it was worth noting that Crunchyroll has granted their Premium Members the ability to access their magma... um, I mean manga library. In other words, the anime subscribers can now get drunk off of Ye Olde Simulpub's manga selection. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~

The first episode of Kantai Collection kicks off with what might be regarded as an almost galling display of pretentiousness: Against a black background, a serious-voiced woman recites the Gosei, a set of five meditative precepts laid out by Imperial Japanese Navy Vice Admiral Hajime Matsushita. Show More Summary

TRIGGER shows off their toku side in Animator Expo's ninth short

I never imagined that we would see an anime short that's based off of an existing toku show on Amimator Expo's Website. Based on the quality of the project's recent piece, one could tell that Studio TRIGGER's Gridman animation is an amazing love letter to the original live-action TV series from the 90s. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 13

With the new year break behind us, it's time to hit the ground running at Musani. With Honda's departure and the new anime project for Third Aerial Girls Squad secured, Aoi gets thrown right in the fire as the lead production desk. How will team Musani sprint to the finish line, one which is a year away? Read more...

Rejoice: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX to release worldwide in May

It's been known for a good while that the latest Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai title for the 3DS was heading West, However, Sega has hit us with some amazing news, as Project Mirai DX hits stores worldwide during the month of May. As for...Show More Summary

What do American teens think of J-Pop?

I'm a bit of a Youtube React Channel junky. I especially love the show when they cover stuff that's near and dear to my heart, so you can be sure my interest piqued when the word "J-Pop" showed up on my playlist. I won't spoil the video for you, but I have to say I'm a bit surprised by some of the assumption made by these Youtubers. Show More Summary

Fire Emblem returns to the 3DS

Man, I love me some Fire Emblem. As my top game of 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening really checked off the list of things of love in video games, and still keeps me warm just thinking about it. The updated graphics, characters designs, and score really drew me in. Show More Summary

SCANDAL prepare to invade North America

Ask and you shall receive my friends. It looks like one of my all time favorite Japanese rock bands is coming back to North America! The always amazing SCANDAL are heading to the United States and Mexico and have announced concert dates...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Ayumi Hamasaki

I've always been quick to defend against the critics of Ayumi Hamasaki's lengthy career. After a 16 years in the business, there's bound to be a fair amount of ups and downs. However, I have to admit that there hasn't been a song she's released in the last few years that I could really get behind. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Magical Boys. As I mentioned back in our Winter 2015 Preview Guide, just mentioning the concept drives home just how golden it is. There's so much potential in the idea of a Magical Boy show, with all the trappings and tropes that make...Show More Summary

Streaming GET: Golden Boy heads to Crunchyroll

There's something wonderful about having a Website stream an older title that's dear to one's heart. In this case, one of my favorite perverted comedy anime shows of all time, Golden Boy, has found a home in Crunchyroll after taking a break from its long bike ride. Show More Summary

Toei's Spider-Man series web-slings its way back to Marvel.com

Now that's what you call a perfect timing, people! Right when the Emissary from Hell, "Supaidaman," made his comic book debut in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 12, Marvel has decided to re-upload Toei's 1978 Spider-Man tokusatsu series on their Website. Show More Summary

Licensing GET: Yen Press grabs Durarara!! light novels and more

Alright, people! I might need someone to wake me up from my eternal slumber, because Yen Press' latest announcement is too freaking good to be true. In other words, the company has licensed the original Durarara!! light novels, which is an amazing of news to encounter during the week of Durarara!!x2's premiere. Show More Summary

Japan's PSN users sure love them some western games

If there's one stereotype about the Japanese game industry that's more true than not, it's that Glorious Nippon hasn't gotten the hang of The Internet and its many facets quite as quickly or in the same way as the rest of the world.Show More Summary

Animator Expo's eighth short is all about daily routines

After a two week break, Animator Expo has returned to the scene, as they stream their eighth short to the public. For a very simplistic piece, Tomorrow from there delivered a neat take on the concept of a normal routine. Judging from...Show More Summary

PSA: Anime is the name of Steam's weekend game sale

Of all the geeky trends people took note of in 2014, one of the least appreciated is the Japanese gaming industry's growing embrace of indie development and global digital distribution. Sure, it's been happening for the last couple of...Show More Summary

Contest: Ring in the New Year with this Right Stuf giveaway!

It's January 9th, but sometimes it just doesn't feel like the new year's quite begun yet, doesn't it? Maybe some brand-new, absolutely free anime box sets can wipe 2014's haze from your mind? Thanks to our friends at Right Stuf, your...Show More Summary

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 also...Show More Summary

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 the series in the past, my guess is that it might be connected to the way how they licensed the yaoi title. Show More Summary

Lantis Fest Vegas: An Interview with Faylan

As a part of promotion for Lantis Festival Las Vegas, we were able to ask anison singer Faylan a few questions! Since her tie-in with CANAAN, Faylan has done a slew of rocking songs for various shows and games, like BlazBlue Alter Memory, Griasia no Meikyuu and Tokyo ESP. Big thanks to Lantis Fest for the opportunity! Read more...

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