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2022 April Fools' Day Collection

2022 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and video game industries—as well as fans of these industries—to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity go viral. Below is...

Apr 5, 1:51 PM by Aiimee 13 Comments

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2021 April Fools' Day Collection

2021 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and video game industries—as well as fans of these industries—to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity go viral. Below is...

Apr 1, 2021 6:08 PM by ImperfectBlue 19 Comments

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2020 April Fools' Day Collection

2020 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and video game industries to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity go viral. Below is a selection of this year's official...

Apr 2, 2020 7:11 PM by ImperfectBlue 33 Comments

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'Summer Wars' Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 4DX Re-release

'Summer Wars' Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 4DX Re-release

Mamoru Hosoda's anime film Summer Wars is getting 4DX re-release in Japanese theaters on January 17, 2020 to commemorate the film's 10th anniversary. A new key visual (pictured) and promotional video for the 4DX edition were also revealed. Synopsis OZ, a virtual world connected t...

Nov 30, 2019 6:19 AM by Snow 5 Comments

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2019 April Fools' Day Collection

2019 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity become viral easily. Below is a selection of this year's offi...

Apr 2, 2019 5:47 PM by arsonal 38 Comments

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Japan Considers Revising Scope of Law on Downloading Pirated Content

Japan Considers Revising Scope of Law on Downloading Pirated Content

Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs, the government body promoting Japanese arts and culture, is considering a proposal by print publishers to revise the national copyright law. The proposal seeks to broaden the scope of online downloading activities that are considered illegal t...

Nov 22, 2018 8:14 PM by arsonal 91 Comments

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In Nationwide Effort, Animation Feature Films Come of Age in China

In Nationwide Effort, Animation Feature Films Come of Age in China

When organizers of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival selected China as a guest country for the 2017 edition, the world's biggest animation festival used their brand to champion a new crop of Chinese studios producing original animation features. Among the festival'...

Sep 11, 2018 10:00 PM by arsonal 6 Comments

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Fukushima Gainax Seek to Rehabilitate Image of Regions Hit by Tsunami Through Anime

Fukushima Gainax Seek to Rehabilitate Image of Regions Hit by Tsunami Through Anime

The release of 2018's Piano no Mori marked a milestone for Fukushima Gainax. A complete anime adaptation of the award-winning manga – a tale of two boys from different walks of life finding common ground through piano – was highly-anticipated after its conclusion in November 201...

Aug 15, 2018 1:51 AM by ImperfectBlue 20 Comments

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2018 April Fools' Day Collection

2018 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity become viral easily. Below is a selection of this year's offi...

Apr 4, 2018 11:04 AM by Vindstot 25 Comments

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NHK Announces Favorite Character Ranking

NHK Announces Favorite Character Ranking

To continue commemorating one hundred years of Japanese anime history, NHK has released a ranking for people's favorite anime characters as a part of Anime 100 celebration on Sunday at NHK BS Premium. The ranking was based from votes conducted from October 20 to November 19 last...

Jan 2, 2018 6:39 AM by tsubasalover 135 Comments

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'Macross' Franchise to Hold 35th Anniversary Concert

'Macross' Franchise to Hold 35th Anniversary Concert

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the long-running mecha franchise Macross and the tenth death anniversary of the series' composer, Kentarou Haneda. In addition to the previously announced anime adaptation for 2018 and the upcoming anime movie, an orchestra concert of musi...

Sep 11, 2017 11:16 PM by removed-user 6 Comments

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'One Piece' Manga Commemorates 20th Anniversary

'One Piece' Manga Commemorates 20th Anniversary

Eiichiro Oda's long-running adventure manga One Piece celebrates its 20th anniversary this week in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. The series began publishing on July 22, 1997. The people involved in the series, as well as fans and other industry personalities around th...
NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

To commemorate one hundred years of Japanese anime history, NHK has announced a list of 100 Best Anime on Wednesday at NHK BS Premium. The list is based on the audience's votes regarding their best anime that aired until September 2016; which was held between January 8 to March...

May 3, 2017 7:07 AM by tsubasalover 539 Comments

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2017 April Fools' Day Collection

2017 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity become viral easily. Below is a selection of this year's offi...

Apr 1, 2017 11:14 PM by arsonal 21 Comments

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'Love Live! School Idol Project' Group μ's Gets Politician's Attention

'Love Live! School Idol Project' Group μ's Gets Politician's Attention

According to a report, ex-wrestler who attended 1984 Summer Olympics and politician Hiroshi Hase attended μ's' final concert Love Live! μ's Final LoveLive! ~μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪~ on March 31 and April 1 with Takaaki Kidani, the Bushiroad president and New Japan Pro-Wrestling o...

Apr 13, 2016 9:47 AM by Sakana-san 61 Comments

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2016 April Fools' Day Collection

2016 April Fools' Day Collection

Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity become viral easily. We shared some of our favorites on our T...

Apr 2, 2016 5:22 AM by arsonal 52 Comments

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Mangaka Ken Akamatsu Discusses Copyright Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mangaka Ken Akamatsu Discusses Copyright Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership

On Monday, the United States, Japan, and 10 other Pacific Rim nations announced that they have completed negotiations for the multilateral trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP has been described as the largest regional trade accord in history, acc...

Oct 6, 2015 11:48 PM by arsonal 26 Comments

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Kagoshima Man Arrested for Alleged Sale of Counterfeit 'Love Live!' Goods

Kagoshima Man Arrested for Alleged Sale of Counterfeit 'Love Live!' Goods

Kagoshima Prefectural Police has arrested 44-year-old Eiichirou Wakiyama for allegedly selling can badges (official product pictured) featuring characters and trademarks of the Love Live! series without permission. Wakiyama was arrested on suspicion of violation of copyright and...

Jul 6, 2015 6:43 PM by arsonal 27 Comments

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Tokyo Otaku Mode Interviews MyAnimeList Founder Xinil

Tokyo Otaku Mode Interviews MyAnimeList Founder Xinil

Tokyo Otaku Mode has posted an interview with Xinil, the founder of MyAnimeList. In it, Xinil discusses the website's origins and how it has previously faced challenges in growth. MyAnimeList formally opened in 2006 with 228 members and receives up to 120 million monthly page vie...

Jul 6, 2015 1:14 AM by arsonal 55 Comments

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Oricon Editorial Addresses Current State of the Seiyuu Industry

Oricon Editorial Addresses Current State of the Seiyuu Industry

Many people are interested in entering the seiyuu industry because of successful seiyuu artists like Nana Mizuki, so there are many schools for voice lessons (both dubbing and singing) and guarantee from these schools for debuting. Unfortunately, according to a producer of a TV a...

Feb 8, 2015 9:40 PM by tsubasalover 45 Comments

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