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New Atelier Rorona 3DS trailer is tiny and cute

Item sysnthesis RPG Atelier Rorona makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 3, 2015, sporting a new "tiny and cute" chibi look on the Nintendo handheld. The new look is due to the limitations of the 3DS hardware which makes...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece 682

Ahoy there Japanator! Ensign Redgrave reporting for duty. I'll be taking over the SS. Annotated Anime for One Piece so I hope you're ready. From last we left our heroes, the devious Doflamingo had started the hunger games within Dressrosa with the help of his string string fruit. Show More Summary

When women feel damned by faint praise

goo Ranking recently published a short ranking survey into what praise from men they are not happy to hear. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 13th of January 2015 500 members, all female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. […]

Week Ender - My Favorites Edition

So it was my birthday last wednesday so I chose to post some of my favorite openings over at OP Up! and now I am doing the same here on Week Ender. So here I am giving you a few of my favorites that I can remember off the top of my head. Most of these are happy because I like endings with a happy or uplifting tone.Hope y'all enjoy this week's selection. Read more...

Kiniro Mosaic's second season arrives in April

The second season of Kiniro Mosaic premieres on Japanese airwaves on April 5th and we finally get more blonde moe British engrish in our "cute-girls-doing-cute-things" anime once again. The second season is titled Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic...Show More Summary

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 character vids flame fists and rumble balls

Infusing One Piece with the hack and slash gameplay of Dynasty Warriors may not be my first choice when making a One Piece game, but it has certainly been successful enough to warrant a third sequel. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 wasShow More Summary

AKFG News: iTunes Albums and New Single

Asian Kung-Fu Generation may not roll off the tongue as well as some other band names but their sound is definitely iconic. Playing on top of animated openings like Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach, AKFG helped entice new watchers to not only stay for the rest of the episode but to hook them onto J-Rock. Show More Summary

Mirai Photo Walk - Tokyo 20150215

We had a great turnout for our first Mirai Photo Walk which was held in Tokyo on Feb 15th 2015. Despit...

Get absorbed into Boomslank's "Reflection"

Well, it looks like the guys at Boomslank are at it again, as they release another fine piece of apparel for the masses to wear. Interestingly, the guys came up with a short animation to go with their new shirt, "Reflection's" release, which is a very neat move on their behalf. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Anna Konno

Name: Anna Konno Birthdate: June 15, 1989 Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan Measurements: 86/69/83 cm Do you guys remember the legend of this thing called the sun? I heard it provided warmth to humans. I had even heard a silly story of a time where humans didn't even need to wear 100 layers of jackets to go outside. Show More Summary

We finally get a taste of Bloodborne's story

If there's one game I've been waiting for this generation, it's definitely Bloodborne for the Sony PS4. The game is from From Software, the team that brought us the finest game ever made, Demon's Souls. They've shared a "story" trailer,...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Galileo Galilei

The indie rockers from Hokkaido, Galileo Galilei are back with their new song, Koi no Jumyo. It's hard not to swoon over Yuuki Ozaki's amazingly smooth vocals, and poppy guitar work. I always find their ballads so incredibly touching. Show More Summary

I can't wait for Blood Blockade Battlefront

The upcoming Studio Bones series, Blood Blockade Battlefront is looking pretty darned good. The story is based on Yasuhiro Nightow's popular manga, which began soon after he finished Trigun Maximum. Anime character designs are provided...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Yup, this song is eight years old now. Don't you feel ancient now? This week's throwback song is none other than Motteke! Sailor Fuku! As the opening to Kyoto Animation's wildly popular Lucky Star series, the song has gained cult status, ranking alongside classics like Hare Hare Yukai from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya. Show More Summary

Enrol as a Virtual Exchange Student in Tokyo School Life

Visual novels are nothing new in Japan but they're still incredibly niche in the west. I don't think we'll be seeing copies of Clannad or School Days on the shelves of Gamestop anytime soon, but they're gradually finding their way onto...Show More Summary

Licensing GET: Viz grabs the 2011 Ultraman manga

It looks like Viz Media's tapping into their toku side, as they've licensed the Ultraman manga that's written and drawn by Linebarrels of Iron's Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Honestly, I'm still very surprised with this news, since it's not too often that a company picks up a manga that's based off of a tokusatsu franchise. Show More Summary

Sailor Moon Symphony: Fund SERASYMPHONY's bid to play the west coast

Sailor Scouts and classical music lovers rejoice! iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra, the musical geniuses behind the Sailor Moon Symphony are wanting to put on a live performance on the west coast. Titled Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY,...Show More Summary

OP Up! My Favorites Edition

This week's theme is about my personal favorites, but not all of them since I really can't keep track of all of them. Why is it about a few of my favorites? Because it's my birthday today and I do what I want. Honestly, I just didn't...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Capsule

Yasutaka Nakata and Toshiko Koshijima are back with their new album, Wave Runner. The first single Another World is ready to take EDM dance-floors by storm by its infectious grooves and thumping beats. Capsule have always been on the...Show More Summary

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