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Huzzah: Zyuranger is up on Amazon for pre-order

At long last, the original dinosaur-themed Sentai series is up on Amazon for pre-order. Best of all, the show's price is only $38.49, which is 30% off the set's $54.99 price tag. In other words, this is a really good deal, since theShow More Summary

Arrange pigeon drone booze parties with Kirin

Ever wanted to knock back a brew with a bunch of cool drones? Well, too bad, because Kirin's got the opportunity for you, with a new campaign stunt involving a little family of four drones, decorated to look like friendly pigeons. The...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Nobodyknows

It's time again for a Daily Dose of Music! In honor of the increasing likelihood that Naruto might in fact not be over yet, let's take a trip down memory lane with the aid of Nobodyknows "Hero's Come Back!", the theme that launched Naruto...Show More Summary

Naruto may return in 2015

Let's take a big pinch of salt with this rumor, but it looks like early scans of the next issue of Shonen Jump have leaked, and with them the possibility that we've not yet seen the last of Naruto. A big splash page supposedly scanned from the issue promises a "new chapter" set for the spring of 2015. Show More Summary

See Hatsune Miku through Tetsuya Nomura's eyes

Are you ready to journey into the Uncanny Valley? You might not have a choice, because Tetsuya Nomura's already there, and he's populating it with his CG creations, the latest being this rendition of Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku. ThisShow More Summary

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition to stream on YouTube for the third time

Don't you love it when a great performance gets an encore? While these opportunities only happen once after the big show, Garage Hero is making an exception, as Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's getting a third limited stream on their YouTube channel from Dec. Show More Summary

Tokyo old lady: A short photo story

Unless it’s a bar or there is booze involved, Tokyo isn’t necessarily the friendliest of cities. But, in the capital’s slowly dwindling older districts, it can be a very different story. Greetings are common, and conversations between strangers aren’t anywhere near as rare — the latter sometimes even occurring in the most comical of situations. […]

First Impressions: Your Lie in April

I have to admit, it's been a while since I've actually gasped while watching an anime. However, that's exactly what occurred after I processed the sheer beauty that was the first episode of A-1 Picture's Your Lie in April. I initially...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: KANA-BOON

There's a few things your can always count on with Naruto Shippuden. Naruto will still not be Hokage, the fight scenes will take too long, and the music will always be fantastic. With the Shonen staple entering its final phases, I decided to try to catch up on the latest season, so I'd kind of understand the new movie when it comes out. Show More Summary

Final Fantasy XV full of pretty tech, pretty boys, pretty cars

Much as I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII, even I could see that the franchise has been in sore need of a fresh approach, and despite having been in development for the better part of the last decade, Final Fantasy XV might just be that game,...Show More Summary

Tokyo invader (urban art)

French urban artist, Invader, recently visited Tokyo, and once again he left behind some of his distinctive creations — this time opting to mix things up a bit by appropriating some popular Japanese figures, such as Astro Boy and the commonly seen maneki-neko, or beckoning cat. But at the same time he hasn’t ditched the […]

Aw Snap: Attack on Titan to cross over with the Marvel universe

Now here's something that you don't hear everyday. Marvel Comic's Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski has announced that Attack on Titan is crossing over with the Marvel universe in Japan. Best of all, the special segment'll be available in two...Show More Summary

Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury

Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, about a tank crew stuck in Germany at the end of World War II, is a bit hilarious. As you can see in the commercial, they use narration...Show More Summary

When you visit Japan, try a manga apartment

What's the first thing you want to do when you visit Japan? If your answer is "Sit around reading manga in the first room I arrive at," then Slow Curve has just the lodging for you! Slow Curve have announced that they're working with...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Freedom Wars' Propaganda Idols

Hey! Are you making a videogame or anime? Then you need idols! That's the hot stuff now, be it an idol character, an idol sequence, or a licensed song from some idols or done in idol style. Idols! And it doesn't matter if your anime/game...Show More Summary

Morning Musume '14 in NYC

At their show in New York City's Best Buy Theater earlier this month, Morning Musume '14 brought not only their glamorous selves to the Big Apple, but droves of fans all across America. There are even travelers from up Canada and even from South America attending the show. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episode 4

On her day off, Aoi the animation assistant meets up with her high school buddies and keep in touch. It sounds like just the thing a 20-something female working out in the big city would do on an off day. Except these people are anime otaku; and by that I don't even mean what passes for otaku in this part of the world: these are budding pros. Show More Summary

Cool-sounding historical events and people

This is a bit of an odd subject for a survey, a look by goo Ranking at what historical terms people think sound cool. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 22nd of September 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. […]

Switch On: Generation Kikaida to release Kikaider Reboot in North America

I don't know about you, but 2014 has been a good year for toku fans, since Zyuranger is heading to North America, and two Ultra shows are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, To top off things off, Generation Kikaida/JN Productions, Inc,...Show More Summary

Tokyo Halloween 2014

The international nature of Halloween in Tokyo: North American traditions. The Japanese attention to detail. Plus last but not least, British teeth.

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