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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

Fans don't want to see Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi

The internet erupted as you might expect when DreamWorks Pictures announced that the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi had gone to Caucasian actress, Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation. It looks like fans are taking the ethnical change to heart, as they have started up a petition to have the role go to an Asian actress. Show More Summary

Password management in Japan

DDS, Digital Development Systems, a company that makes software to manage passwords through biometrics, recently conducted a survey entitled password refugees, looking at password usage. Demographics Over the 2nd and 3rd of February 2015 400 members of the Macromill Research Monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. Show More Summary

Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

Its that time of year again - when everything grinds down to a halt for Chinese and Korean folks aroun...

Digimon Frontier's English 8-bit opening will lift your spirit

Right when I was expecting Megaane to follow a specific format with his 8-bit Digimon remix songs, the guy tries something different. Instead of doing another one of the franchise' original opening themes, Megaane chose to Spirit Evolve "World for Us All," Digimon Frontier's English intro, into a spectacular chiptune. Show More Summary

Wind-swept Japanese woman

So many times when turning a corner, a person with a bit of character has just passed by, or at the very least passed out of shot — a seemingly unwritten law of the street that is frustrating to say the least. But, on the odd occasion when the opposite is true, and one simply […]

Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade return to TV in April

There's no hiding the fact that I am bananas for Haruhi Suzumiya and the entire SOS Brigade. It was actually one of the shows that brought me back into anime fandom heavily, during a time that my interest was really starting to drift. Show More Summary

Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin

Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying waste on Earth Federation ships, with the second part about Char's childhood. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Maaya Sakamoto

Man, I have been away from The Dose way too long. There's been a surplus of some amazing music videos piling up, that I just haven't had a chance to share with you yet! Next up is the new single from the amazingly talented voice actress and singer, Maaya Sakamoto. Show More Summary

Naoki Urasawa joins the 21st Century and gets a Twitter account

Acclaimed mangaka and all around cool dude, Naoki Urasawa has finally made a Twitter account! The news might not be all that exciting for everyone, but being that he's pretty much my favorite, it's huge news for me! The man is behind some of the most poignant recent manga in memory, including 20th Century Boys, Monster and Pluto. Show More Summary

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Toys, Choreography, and Toku's current state

After a long and perilous journey, we've reached the end of our long interview with Bueno. To close things off, the man shares with us his plans for the future, along with his own thoughts on the tokusatsu industry and a certain group of fans. Show More Summary

Commercials for The Heroic Legend of Arslan are here

It's been quite a long time since I've heard the title, The Heroic Legend of Arslan. I remember there was a pretty sweet OVA series a while back, as well as a very popular series of novels and manga. It looks as though the story is getting...Show More Summary

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