The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime

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In our last list, we saved the spaces for the reserved girls, so this time I wanted to celebrate our fave kuudere and dandere guys. They may come across churlish, aloof or outright furious, but we know all they need is a little time and care, and they will show you their loving and sweetly […]

News: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 announces Anime of the Year finalists

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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival holds an annual ceremony to celebrate excellence in Japanese animation, and it’s announced the eight finalists for this year’s Anime of the Year in the theatrical film and anime TV series categories. The finalists were picked from a whopping pool of 489 entries released from November 1st 2014 to October 31st […]

20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for manga announces its seven nominees

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The Asahi Shimbun newspaper has announced the seven nominees for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The ceremony celebrates and commemorates the work of Osamu Tezuka, the manga hero known for creating Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix and Black Jack, as well as the new works that follow in his daring […]

News: Theme songs and debut revealed for Magi spin-off anime Adventure of Sinbad

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An anime adaptation of the Magi manga spin-off Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) has been confirmed, so prepare for more swashbuckling magical antics with Shinobu Ohtaka’s characters. The show based on the Yoshifumi Ohtera-illustrated manga, now serialised on Shogakukan’s web comic site Ura Sunday, will debut on April 15th. The spin-off is set […]

News: Ichigo Takano’s Orange gets manga spin-off

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The official Futubasha Monthly Action magazine website has revealed a spin-off for the manga fan-favourite Orange by Ichigo Takano, which will begin in the mag’s May issue on March 25th. The series that first began serialisation in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012 is bursting with praise and new opportunities since it ended last August. […]

News: Pokémon Sun and Moon trademark applications filed in Europe

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Trademarks have been filed for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon at the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), but it isn’t time to dig out the old Pokédex just yet. Although the listed owner is Nintendo Co. Ltd., anybody can apply for a trademark before they are examined for authenticity. The […]

Chika*Chika Idol

News: Azumanga Daioh director launches Kickstarter for underground idol project Chika*Chika Idol

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Director Hiroshi Nishikiori of Azumanga Daioh and A Certain Magical Index, and producer Yasutake Honjo at the new anime production studio Symphonium! Born have launched the Kickstarter aiming to fund the new idol anime short Chika*Chika Idol, which they announced the concept for last October. The project hopes to raise $130,000 by March 23rd to help […]

News: Onigiri anime announces first two main cast members after showing off series’ main visual

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The anime adaptation of Cyberstep’s MMORPG tale of youkai and humans in harmony, Onigiri, unveiled its main visual just the other day, and now we know the voice actors who’ll be portraying two of the main characters. The series’ official website revealed that Aina Suzuki, known as Love Live! Sunshine!!‘s Mari Ohara, will voice Shizuka […]