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AFA 2014 Day 1

Covering Day 1 of AFA2014. This photo taken at the renovated section of Suntec with my team who will b...

WTF Fridays: I want pizza!

I don't think I've seen people get this excited about a pizza since the Olsen Twins.

A Daily Dose of Music: Sora Amamiya

Akame is back! Actually I mean that Sora Amamiya the popular seiyu behind the title character in Akame ga Kill! is back with a lovely new song. Not only does she provide the voice work, she also was behind the original opening song. Her new track Tsukiakari is a nice contrast to the high energy Skyreach. Show More Summary

Licensing GET: Viz obtains Fragments of Horror

Christmas may be around the corner, but isn't stopping Viz Media from making a scary announcement. In regard to this news, the company has announced that they've licensed Junji Ito's (Uzumaki, Gyo) Fragments of Horror manga, which hits North America in Summer 2015. Show More Summary

Wait, what? It's a Dragon Dating Simulator

I'm conflicted about this. On the one hand, it's really cool that designers outside Japan are taking visual novels and relationship-centric games more seriously. More people making more types of games can only be a good thing. On the other hand...Dragon Dating Simulator.

Gundam the Origin's subbed trailer shows off blue-eyed Char

In case you haven't gotten enough Char in your life from the last Gundam The Origin trailer, it's time to have some in a language you can understand! Yep, they've officially subtitled the first trailer in English, which bodes quite well for a proper release. Show More Summary

Louis Vuitton construction worker outfit

Or at least a fake Louis Vuitton construction worker outfit.

Assassination Classroom takes attendance on Viz Manga

Whenever I take informal polls as to which manga I should start covering in the wake of Naruto's closure, one of the most common recommendations I get - besides One Piece, of course - is Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom. I'll admit...Show More Summary

Utada Hikaru releases new video for Beautiful World

We're less than a week away from the Utada Hikaru tribute album, Hikaru no Uta. Quite a few tracks can currently be previewed on her official YouTube channel already. Much to my surprise there was actually quite a treat waiting for me as well. Show More Summary

Kishimoto gives us a peak behind Naruto's studio

Can you believe Naruto is really coming to a close? It seems like only yesterday the world was under a total Naruto invasion, with most people being unable to run into the spiky haired blonde ninja around every corner. Well, it's almost time. Show More Summary

AFA 2014 Day 0

Its that time of the year when the biggest anime/pop culture/anisong mega event takes place - Anime Fe...

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

You know I'm also up for listening to my favorite tunes from Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It is by far my favorite television show ever made. While the animation and music still look great, even by today's standards, it's nice to see things with a fresh coat of paint, just for fun. Show More Summary

Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k

Well, people; it's finally happened. Cannon Busters' Kickstarter has ended with a total amount of $156,535.00, which means that, LeSean Thomas' one step closer towards making his adventure series a reality. Since they've managed to receive...Show More Summary

The cosiest of cosy Tokyo bars?

With the nights drawing in and winter well on its way, what could be better than retreating to this incredibly tiny, but at the same time wonderfully cosy, little Tokyo bar?

Annotated Anime: Inou Battle episodes 8-9

Oh geez. Everything you chalked up to mere chuunibyou in this show turned out to be really, truly, real. I guess it's time to shut it down. Inou Battle is over. . Read more...

Want Shrimp Tempura in 3 seconds? Take this cannon

You never know where useful information will come from. For example, would you expect to learn a secret technique for preparing fried shrimp in an instant from...a wireless carrier? Yeah, neither did I. NTT Docomo's promoting its LTE...Show More Summary

YES: Ninninger's suits and logo jump out of the shadows

Good news, everyone. The Shuriken Sentai Ninninger have revealed themselves, and their suits look like a glorious fusion between Hurricanger and Shinkenger's designs. Due to this great combination, I've already fallen in love with the Ninninger costumes. Show More Summary

CineGround unleashes The Akira Project's VFX Behind-the-Scenes video

It's been a good while since CineGround released their live-action take on Akira, and the team is now ready to show everyone the process behind the fan trailer's VFX designs. In regard's to the actual project itself, I agree with Japanator...Show More Summary

How I started my company in Japan

Finally managed to get this out - the 4 month overdue look at our new office in Gotanda Tokyo. I've...

Annotated Anime: Log Horizon 2 episode 9

Here's an MMO confession of mine: I was never much of a raider. Even as a high schooler with virtually unlimited free time, I didn't want to give that much of it to any one game, and without the social element guilds provided, the mere...Show More Summary

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