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Ready player none: five video games we want to see as anime

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American production studios are starting to dig deep in the video game archives for their anime-inspired cartoons (hey there, Castlevania). But there are still so many titles we have the hankering to see on our TV screens, given a new lease of life and motion as Japanese animations. As soon as the two of us […]

Doraemon voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki passes away

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TV Asahi News announced on their official Twitter that voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki has passed away at the age of 80. He may be most beloved for portraying Takeshi Gouda in the original 1973 Doraemon anime, then going on to voice Suneo in the series’ 1979 adaptation. Taking on the role of Gouda until Kazuya Tatekabe took over in 1979, he […]

Rebuild of Evangelion theme performer Hikaru Utada releases 1st original album in 8 years

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After an eight year break since releasing her last album, Heart Station, in March 2008, Hikaru Utada announced on her official, bilingual website that she will release her sixth full original album on September 28th this year. Her intermittent returns during her hiatus, which she announced in August 2010 citing fatigue as the cause, saw her perform theme […]

Voice actor for Digimon Adventure’s Sora passes away

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Yuko Mizutani, the seiyu who first gave Digimon Adventure‘s Sora Takeonuchi her voice, has died from breast cancer aged 51. Her passing on May 17th was reported by Oricon, and it’s left grief in its wake across the otaku world, as her work in several franchises which are often considered among fans’ first favourites is remembered with fondness and gratitude. She […]

Event: Kingdom Hearts concert comes to London in 2017

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The musical magic of the Square Enix/Disney mash-up games Kingdom Hearts is coming to London as a live concert next year. As part of a world tour, the Central Hall Westminster will host performances on March 24th and 25th, and though that feels like an age away, the opening for ticket pre-sales is tomorrow. To feel a little […]

News: Gatchaman and Star Wars voice actor Tooru Oohira passes away

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The voice actor Tooru Oohira, renowned for his western dub roles including Superman in the Superman TV film, has passed away from pneumonia aged 86, as reported on The Yomiuri Shimbun‘s Yomiuri Online website. The illness took him on April 12th, and is agency, 81 Produce, posted a message notifying fans of the cause of his death, saying that he […]