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Japanese Rock Band Glay Share 30th Anniversary Single ‘Whodunit’ Featuring Jay of Enhyphen

May 29th 2024

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Kenshi Yonezu Global J-Pop Hitmaker Returns with New Song ‘Mainichi - Every Day’

May 29th 2024

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Voice Actor Akari Kito to Release 2nd Mini-Album “Give Me Five!” in August 2024

May 29, 2024 8:40 PM CDT
Her debut’s 5th anniversary special concert is also planned

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Twins Arrested for Selling Kamen Rider Helmet Replicas

posted on 2024-05-29 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Toei does not appreciate people using their copyrighted material without permission

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Nijisanji & Nijisanji EN Announce ‘June Bride 2024 Voice’

May 30th 2024

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Turns Out Shōhei Ohtani Can Pitch, Hit, AND Draw Manga Art Shockingly Well

posted on 2024-06-01 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Art resurfaces when he was announced as judge for Shonen Jump’s Sports Manga Award

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The Apothecary Diaries Manga Artist Nekokurage Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

posted on 2024-06-02 04:59 EDT by Joanna Cayanan
Author pleads guilty to evading about 47 million yen in taxes from 2019-2021

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NTV Reveals Results of Investigation Into Sexy Tanaka-san Live-Action Series After Hinako Ashihara’s Death

posted on 2024-06-02 13:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Investigation concludes Ashihara’s conditions about adaptation were not properly conveyed to production staff

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Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2025 Slated for March 7-10

Jun 3, 2024 12:18 AM CDT
Applications for Competition are now open

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Voice Actor Kappei Yamaguchi Hospitalized for Surgery After Exercise Injury

posted on 2024-06-03 03:30 EDT by Joanna Cayanan
Yamaguchi hospitalized due to torn shoulder

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Voice Actor Takeo Otsuka Announces Marriage

posted on 2024-06-03 05:15 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Voice of Oshi no Ko’s Aquamarine Hoshino offers short message to fans

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Ghibli Park’s Newest Area Brings Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service to Life

by Richard Eisenbeis, Jun 3rd 2024

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Yukari Tamura Delays 3 Concerts Due to Pneumonia, Vocal Cord Inflammation

posted on 2024-06-04 02:07 EDT by Joanna Cayanan
Tamura ordered by doctor to rest her voice for 10 days

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Yuki Kajiura Announces Asia Tour

Jun 4th 2024

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Japanese Musician VK Blanka Announces Solo Tour of Latin America, Starting July 2024

Jun 4th 2024

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Voice Actor Yūki Kaji Counters Unauthorized AI Cover Songs by Offering Official Voice Synthesis Software

posted on 2024-06-04 18:00 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Yūki Kaji wants his fans to use his voice ethically

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Love Live! Sunshine!! You Voice Actor Shuka Saito Shares New Music Video “Darake.”

Jun 4, 2024 9:04 PM CDT
Her solo debut’s 5th anniversary mini-album hits stores July 10

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hololive Takes Over Dodger Stadium During Anime Expo Day 2 (& Ohtani’s 30th Birthday)

posted on 2024-06-04 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Take me out to the ball game with VTubers

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BOCCHI THE ROCK! Boards Real-Life at Shimo-kitazawa Station in Odakyu Railway Collab

Jun 5, 2024 7:45 AM CDT
Hitori will serve as the station master during the event

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Voice Actor Tetsuya Kakihara Releases 7th Single “Give It To Me” Music Video

Jun 5, 2024 8:30 PM CDT
The single ranks #16 in the weekly single charts

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Game Streamer Kiyo (Aims) to Fill Tokyo Dome Stadium With Solo Show

posted on 2024-06-05 23:00 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
The Dome isn’t just for baseball games and concerts anymore

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Woman Charged for Posting Ensemble Stars!! Images With Cockroaches Edited Into Them

posted on 2024-06-07 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
She allegedly didn’t like how her favorite character was being treated

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Voice Actor Soma Saito to Release 3rd Full Album on September 25

Jun 9, 2024 8:15 PM CDT
The lead track “Sway” will be available digitally first on June 25

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Japan Society Presents the 17th Annual Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Film

Jun 10th 2024

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Mayu Matusoka, Hey! Say! Jump Idol Daiki Arioka Announce Marriage

posted on 2024-06-10 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Live-action Chihayafuru films’ Shinobu Wakamiya performer, prominent idol make announcements

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Voice Actors Minami Tsuda, Tatsumaru Tachibana Marry

posted on 2024-06-11 18:00 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Voices of Hibiki and Jujumaru from Boruto announce their marriage

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Voice Actress/Artist Azusa Tadokoro to Stream Her Second Acoustic Live Performance Globally

Jun 12th 2024

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Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Music Pass Adds New Tunes from Nijisanji x Taiko No Tatsujin Collaboration

Jun 12th 2024

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Virtual Artist KAF Collabs With Jujutsu Kaisen Singer-Songwriter Soshi Sakiyama For ‘Hug Me’

Jun 12th 2024
The Latest Song In Her “Suite” Series Finds Her Linking With Fast-Rising Act

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Voice Actor Makoto Furukawa Releases 7th Single “Kaleidoscope” Music Video

Jun 12, 2024 8:33 PM CDT
The CD single ranks #6 in the daily single charts

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Attack on Titan Manga Author Draws Linked Horizon Best Album Jacket

Jun 12, 2024 11:20 PM CDT
16-song album will be available on August 7

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Voice Actress Idol Group i☆Ris Become Anime Characters; 25th Single ‘Ai for you! / Kibou no Hana wo’ out June 12

Jun 13th 2024

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Ghibli Park Actually Uses Totoro House’s Working Fire Stove to Cook (& Maintain Its Longevity)

posted on 2024-06-14 23:54 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Maybe someday we’ll get to enjoy the food made at Satsuki and Mei’s home?

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Japan’s Ruling Party Puts Out Poster That Looks Too Familiar to Slam Dunk Fans

posted on 2024-06-15 23:59 EDT by Ken Iikura-Gross
Lawyer suggests poster may be copyright infringement

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Japan reports record spike in potentially deadly bacterial infection

2024-06-17T07:26:00Z
Japan’s Health Ministry had recorded 977 cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS), which has a mortality rate of up to 30%.

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MILLENNIUM PARADE Announces 2024 World Tour, Starting in November

Jun 17, 2024 9:00 AM CDT
Crunchyroll pre-sale goes live tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PT

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