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What’s the best way to spend 1,000 yen at Muji Japan? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-04T15:00:00Z
From food to miscellaneous goods, there’s something here for everyone.

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Have You Heard? ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, From Naruto to ERASED

Feb 4, 2024 11:00 AM CST
The iconic Japanese alternative rock band is now on Crunchyroll

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American ehomaki? Searching for lucky Setsubun sushi rolls in the U.S.【Taste test】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-05T03:00:00Z
Looking for a taste of home-away-from-home while back home.

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Is Japan’s custom of slurping noodles irritating, and why do they do it?【SN24 reader survey】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-05T04:50:00Z
Foreign traveler’s comment about soba slurping sparks some slurping soul searching, and the SoraNews24 reader community weighs in.

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Tokyo’s most famous Starbucks building now has a reopening date | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-05T07:00:00Z
But will the Starbucks overlooking Shibuya Scramble Crossing reopen in the same spot?

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Guy next to infamous Japanese fugitive on wanted poster arrested thanks to media coverage | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-05T13:00:00Z
The suspect’s photo was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Sega successor opens new arcade with a regional craft beer bar inside it | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-05T17:30:00Z
Multiple regional brewers and amazing taiyaki will keep you from getting too thirsty or hungry while you’re at Japan’s newest arcade.

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Godiva x Mister Donut’s new chocolate doughnuts threaten to break our hearts this Valentine’s Day | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-06T03:30:00Z
Two new doughnuts so good we never want them to leave.

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Burger King Japan’s Great King Yeti is the latest evolution of One Pounders | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-06T13:00:00Z
We find out if Japan’s newest monster burger is also its tastiest.

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Chibi Totoro Valentine’s chocolate cream puffs appear, are sweet both inside and out | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-06T15:00:00Z
Tokyo’s Ghibli-themed bakery whips up some special treats for a day of chocolate love.

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Upcoming Art Exhibition Pays Tribute to Late Manga Artist Kana Hoshino

Feb 6, 2024 8:11 AM CST
Visitors can view original color art and manga manuscripts starting this weekend

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Japanese Band Atarayo Announce Asia Tour

Feb 6th 2024

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Ghibli Museum’s rooftop Robot Soldier captivates fans as snow falls in Tokyo【Video】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T01:00:00Z
“Guardian of the Ghibli Museum” looks like it’s stepped straight out of the anime movie.

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We asked a Japanese hairdresser to turn five of us into David Beckham: Part Two | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T03:00:00Z
In which The SoraNews24 Beckham Boys take on Tokyo.

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NIJISANJI EN Terminates Contract of Selen Tatsuki

posted on 2024-02-06 22:45 EST by Anita Tai
VTuber debuted in 2021 as part of second wave’s Obsydia group with Rosemi Lovelock, Petra Gurin

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The Petitcalator is Japan’s weirdest world record-holder in its most-forgotten big city【Videos】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T04:50:00Z
Kawasaki site has held a Guiness World Record for more than 30 years.

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Live Out Your Attack On Titan Dreams in Hita City

Feb 7th 2024

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Does Starbucks Japan’s new sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2024 taste as good as it looks? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T13:00:00Z
We find out if this is a must-have beverage for hanami cherry blossom-viewing picnics.

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Japanese convenience store Lawson brings back 47-percent product-sizes increases, no extra charge | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T15:00:00Z
It’s convenient relief.

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One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda Designs Logo for Legendary Japanese Band GLAY

Feb 7, 2024 10:24 AM CST
This is the band’s first ever official logo

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Universal Studios Japan looks to expand, diversify its workforce with new employee incentives | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-07T17:30:00Z
Amid a backdrop of recently expanding its workforce by 2,000 crew members, USJ raises the hourly wage and more for part-time workers.

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New High Fashion Brand ‘Maison Yoshiki Paris’ Designed by International Rock Star Yoshiki Will Debut as Part of Official Calendar for Milano Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2024/2025

Feb 7th 2024

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What do hosts in Kabukicho eat after a night of working in Tokyo’s red-light district? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-08T01:00:00Z
We try the breakfast of champions that fuels the night workers of the city.

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Foreign student’s comment leads to Japan’s favorite tonkotsu ramen being added to school lunch menu | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-08T04:00:00Z
This guy must now be a hero to his classmates.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom-viewing season 2024 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-08T04:50:00Z
Two new drinks capture the taste of a famous Japanese hanami tradition.

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Why do Japan’s noisy-gulp drink commercials exist, and are they gross?【SN24 reader survey】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-08T13:00:00Z
We asked your opinions about this long-standing, big-gulping tradition.

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National Diet Curry: Loved by Japanese Prime Ministers and politicians, but is it any good? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-08T17:30:00Z
The Kokkai Beef Curry is an immoral meal, in more ways than one.

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Shima Gyoza: Hidden restaurant sells island dumplings that look like macarons | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T01:00:00Z
Some of the most unusual gyoza you’ll find in all of Japan.

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We spill the tea–a guide to all of Japan’s Gogo no Kocha Milk Teas sold in the wintertime | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T03:00:00Z
We sampled all 11 flavors of milk tea by the popular brand so that you’ll know exactly which one to grab next for your perfect cuppa.

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A few snags don’t stop the satisfaction of this used shonen manga lucky bag | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T04:00:00Z
The bag itself even has its own redemption arc.

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Tokyo’s flagship Starbucks in prime cherry blossom spot kicking off sakura season with food, drinks, art | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T04:50:00Z
Reserve Roastery will look pretty in pink, whether you’re looking at the building, your glass, or your plate.

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Anime Song Choir Project ‘ChoieL’ Accepting Entries for Second Online Competition from March 1, 2024

Feb 9th 2024
Sōhei Miyoshi, Tatsuya Tanaka, TRUE Announced as Judges!

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Bandai Namco Music Live Launches ‘MoooD Records’

Feb 9th 2024
A new label that connects the world through the circle of music to make dreams come true

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Louis Vuitton’s fancy new bags look like anime character merch to people in Japan【Photos】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T08:30:00Z
One person’s damier pattern is another person’s Ichimatsu, with all that entails in a post Mugen Train world.

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Starbucks Japan’s new sakura collection arrives in stores for hanami season 2024 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T13:00:00Z
Bright new cherry blossom collection includes a couple of sparkly Stanley cups you won’t find anywhere else.

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Tempura Black Thunder chocolate bars on sale in Shinjuku from now till Valentine’s Day | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T14:00:00Z
Black Thunder is all about giving.

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Tokyo/Saitama train line to hold cherry blossom viewing tour with meal included | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T15:00:00Z
This will be Seibu Railway’s first hanami train tour.

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International-hit candy Hi-Chew adds English to in-Japan logo, makes it bigger than the Japanese | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-09T17:30:00Z
America’s second-most popular Hi-Chew flavor will also make its in-Japan debut.

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Ayana Taketatsu, Yūichi Nakamura Bond Over Cooking Ramen in Maruchan Anime Ads

posted on 2024-02-09 18:00 EST by Ken Iikura-Gross
Have you ever wanted telepathy? Maruchan Ramen’s newest commercial shows you how

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Check Out Photos from The Five Star Stories Creator Mamoru Nagano’s Design Exhibition

Feb 9, 2024 8:35 PM CST
Visitors receive The Five Star Stories picture tickets

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How to make a massive deep dish Chicago Pizza…in your rice cooker | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-10T03:00:00Z
Look out, deep dish lovers — rice cooker pizzas are set to be the next big thing.

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Man Sentenced to Year in Prison for Threatening Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa

posted on 2024-02-10 07:31 EST by Egan Loo
Tokyo court: Fukuta Kishimoto had been punished for similar offense before

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“We came to Japan to shoplift” – Ring of foreign thieves arrested for stealing nearly 100 Uniqlo items | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-10T07:00:00Z
Arrest leads to connection with over 5,000 more stolen items.

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Trying Family Mart’s Alternative Seafood Rice Bowl made with 5 imitation toppings【Taste test】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-10T13:00:00Z
A taste of things to come?

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Voice Actor Sean Letourneau Starts GoFundMe Campaign After Cancer Diagnosis

posted on 2024-02-10 09:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dub voice actor revealed testicular cancer diagnosis on Wednesday

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Saizeria meal hack by foreign diners introduces us to a secret dish that’s not on the menu | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-10T16:00:00Z
Sometimes it pays to copy your fellow diners.

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GoFundMe Campaign Launched for C/FO Co-Founder Mark Merlino

posted on 2024-02-10 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Campaign is raising money to support Merlino’s hospice care

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Akira Amano Exhibition Packs 53 Iconic Characters into Official Visual

Feb 10, 2024 10:31 PM CST
Includes REBORN!, elDLIVE and Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions

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We found a rare, true revolving sushi restaurant–and it reminded us why it’s so much fun | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-11T04:50:00Z
It’s hard to find a place that still puts all its sushi on the conveyer belt, but if you can, it’s worth going!

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Beautiful Starbucks in Kobe is one of only 28 special Regional Landmark Stores in Japan | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-11T13:00:00Z
This Starbucks in a registered tangible cultural property is one of the country’s extra-special branches.

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Luxurious cherry blossom red bean white chocolate drinks coming to Godiva Japan | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-11T15:00:00Z
A perfectly decadent combination of east-meets-west in dessert drink form.

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Do ANA international inflight meals taste better on the ground than they do in the air? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-11T17:30:00Z
A fun way to feel like you’re going on a trip…and losing weight at the same time.

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Voice Actor Sumire Uesaka to Release Her 1st Best Album in July

Feb 11, 2024 7:10 PM CST
Her artist debut’s 10th anniversary book will be available in June

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Frightening video shows Japan’s stop-and-listen-for-trains driving rule maybe isn’t so silly after all | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T01:00:00Z
Not exactly what you expect to happen at a railroad crossing with a gate.

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Park in Japan offers special love confession plans with 6 million lights | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T02:00:00Z
Grand kokuhaku plan requires advance check of the words you plan to confess with.

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Why not celebrate your graduation with a cool boat trip to the world’s biggest tidal whirlpools? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T03:00:00Z
Embark on a new stage of life with a symbolic boat journey!

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Stained in crimson like X Japan, will passersby on the Tokyo street offer us comfort?【Experiment】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T04:00:00Z
Investigating the accuracy of Yoshiki’s “Kurenai” lyrics.

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Japan’s big eats just got even bigger at this little-known cafe | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T04:50:00Z
Things that make you go, “Huh?” are definitely worth trying when you find them.

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Do Japan’s Sushi Manju sweets look as good as the packaging on the box? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T13:00:00Z
Unusual case of false advertising surprises everyone in the office.

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Peach juice served fresh out the tap at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T14:00:00Z
Just like mom used to plumb

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Poo sakura are in full bloom at Unko Museum’s cherry blossom festival in Tokyo | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T15:00:00Z
The only place in the world where you can view weeping poop cherry blossoms, but you have to sing and dance to make them bloom.

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Plastic Models as Art: Touring Kaiyodo’s Headquarters and Hobby Land Museum

by Crystalyn Hodgkins, Feb 12th 2024

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Amazing Spirited Away sculpture wins visitors’ choice award at Sapporo Snow Festival【Videos】 | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T15:00:00Z
Studio Ghibli bathhouse owner, other anime characters recreated in snow and ice at annual Hokkaido event.

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Takara Tomy Announces New President Akio Tomiyama

posted on 2024-02-12 12:30 EST by Anita Tai
Executive Vice President assumes new role on June 26

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Yakuza member selling soda arrested for extorting money from ninja spreading flyers in Asakusa | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-12T17:30:00Z
Popular area wasn’t big enough for the two of them.

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Hikaru Utada Releases Latest Single ‘A Flower of No Color’ Alongside its Music Video

Feb 12th 2024

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Manga Author Kia Asamiya to Undergo Surgery After Eye Cataract Diagnosis

posted on 2024-02-12 15:30 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Asamiya’s new manga Captain Symphonica delayed from January

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Voice Actress Naomi Ōzora Gives Birth

posted on 2024-02-12 18:00 EST by Ken Iikura-Gross
Voice of Hana Uzaki from Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! announces her child’s birth with heartfelt message

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best onsen tamago hot spring eggs? | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-13T01:00:00Z
We put 7-Eleven, Family Mart and Lawson to the test in this battle between runny eggs.

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We test out slippers from a company whose couch makes its users “useless human beings” | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-13T03:00:00Z
Will these Yogibo slippers also make us useless?

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Mos Burger spices things up with a brand-new gochujang burger they promise is addictingly good | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-13T04:00:00Z
Popular Japanese burger chain offers a Korean-inspired new menu item and also brings back a popular past crispy chicken favorite for a limited time.

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Howl’s Moving Castle-Inspired Ghibli Park 15-Second Promo Released

Feb 13, 2024 12:30 AM CST
Miyazaki storyboarded the commercial with Akihiko Yamashita directing

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Persona 3 Reload Brings the Funk with New 4xLP Vinyl

Feb 13, 2024 1:51 PM CST
Pre-orders will be available later this month

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Minato City, Tokyo Gets 5 New Sailor Moon Manhole Covers

posted on 2024-02-13 18:00 EST by Ken Iikura-Gross
Sailor Moon arrives in Minato City with specially designed manhole covers

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Japan’s Biggest Cosplay Event Returns After 5 Years

posted on 2024-02-13 21:54 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Osaka’s Nippombashi Street Festa canceled in 2020-2023 due to COVID-19

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Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano Plans Full Orchestra Concert in June

Feb 13, 2024 10:47 PM CST
Ticket pre-sale will begin on March 1

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“Malnourished” manga anthology issue shows just how good physical media fans have it in Japan | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2024-02-14T13:00:00Z
Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday looked a little different last week.

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Voice Actor Unit SparQlew Releases “You’re My Valentine” Music Video on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2024 8:20 PM CST
Their 3rd CD single hits Japanese stores on February 14

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Receive Limited Items of hololive production VTubers Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope, and Sakura Miko in Tokyo Tourism’s Metaverse Space “HELLO! TOKYO FRIENDS” by Roblox

Feb 15th 2024

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Voice Actor Miyu Tomita to Release 5th CD Single “Paradoxes” in April

Feb 15, 2024 7:50 PM CST
Her 2nd album is also set to release in the summer

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Crowdfunding for Voice Actor Azusa Tadokoro’s New Photo Book Reaches Its Goal in Just One Day

Feb 15, 2024 10:30 PM CST
Shooting will take place in France for the first time for her

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MIYAVI’s Long-Awaited First New Album in Three Years, ‘Lost In Love, Found In Pain,’ To Release in Two Parts; Part 1 Arrives on April 3

Feb 16th 2024
“Broken Fantasy / Tragedy Of Us” Pre-Released on Digital Platforms on February 4!

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Survive Said the Prophet Announces West Coast Tour, Tickets Now on Sale

Feb 16, 2024 10:00 AM CST
MAKE/BREAK YOURSELF The West Coast Tour kicks off after Sakura-Con performance

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Japanese YouTube Church Offers ASMR Bible Readings, Complete with Female Mascots

posted on 2024-02-16 18:00 EST by Ken Iikura-Gross
ASMR Church offers Japanese ASMR Bible readings, complete with its own mascots
Disclaimer: This article is not an endorsement of Christianity, but, rather, an article about the YouTube channel ASMR Church

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Survive Said the Prophet Announce ‘Make / Break Yourself the West Coast Tour’

Feb 17th 2024
Kicking off April 2nd, 2024

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Niigata Int’l Animation Film Festival Honors Kazuki Higashiji, Takeshi Honda, Others

posted on 2024-02-18 15:15 EST by Anita Tai
maboroshi art director, The Boy and the Heron animation director, Lonely Castle in the Mirror scriptwriter win Kōji Fukiya award

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Holostars’ Jurard T. Rexford is Determined to be a Success

Feb 19, 2024 12:00 PM CST
Check out this interview and top anime list!

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Patlabor Anime Inspires Real-World Ingram Robots, Now Looking for Sponsors

Feb 19, 2024 12:07 PM CST
Robots are expected to be functional and boardable starting in January 2025

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Japan’s millennia-old ‘naked man festival’ ending because of population decline

2024-02-20T06:02:00Z

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Yoasobi, Hatsune Miku, Atarashii Gakkō! to Perform at Coachella

posted on 2024-02-20 18:00 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Hatsune Miku finally gets to perform at Coachella after the 2020 festival was canceled

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Voice Actor Yui Ogura and Hello Kitty Plan Collab Event in May

Feb 20, 2024 7:30 PM CST
Advance ticket sales to fan club members end on February 25

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Voice Actor Maaya Uchida to Release 4th Album “TOKYO-BYAKUYA” in May

Feb 20, 2024 10:37 PM CST
Her artist debut’s 10th anniversary site has opened

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Hideo Sakaki Arrested After Sexual Assault Allegations

2024-02-21T09:57:00Z

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McDonald’s Turns Its Fictional Anime Counterpart WcDonald’s Into Reality

posted on 2024-02-21 09:57 EST by Joanna Cayanan
McDonald’s transforms WcDonald’s into reality with Acky Bright’s illustrated packaging, short manga, Studio Pierrot’s anime shorts, and Savory Chili WcDonald’s sauce!

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Octavio Almost Didn’t Audition for Holostars

Feb 21, 2024 12:00 PM CST
Octavio talks auditions, chocolate, and top ten favorite anime

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Voice Actor Rico Sasaki Makes Solo Singer Debut from Lantis in May

Feb 21, 2024 7:49 PM CST

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Looks like Maou is returning to his old shackles four times in the following weeks…

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