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Seven Bank Recruits Ikemen Characters to Help Customers With Transactions

posted on 2018-07-01 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Tekken, THE IDOLM@STER Composer Taku Inoue Leaves Bandai Namco

posted on 2018-07-01 17:00 EDT by Karen Ressler

Kiratto Pri☆Chan Prepares to Dish up Harajuku Collab Café

July 01, 2018 8:40pm CDT
Pretty Rhythm and PriPara successor prepares to open limited-time Prism Stone Café


Warpstar Releases Free Kirby Sheet Music, Including Arrangements for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Jul 2nd 2018

Yoshikitty Breaks Into Top 3 in 2018 Sanrio Character Ranking

Jul 2nd 2018

2 Students Arrested for Suspected Love Live! Sunshine Manhole Vandalism

posted on 2018-07-02 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Baseball Fans Receive a Grim Reminder at Upcoming Mascot Event

July 02, 2018 9:20pm CDT
“Tsubakuro Day” celebrates mascots, anime, and summer


Voice Actor Tomokazu Seki Joins Summer Comiket to Distribute a Book about Anime VA’s Behind Stories

July 03, 2018 12:30am CDT
The voice of Domon Kash (Mobile Fighter G Gundam), Sousuke Sagara (Full Metal Panic!)

Jump Manga Artists Provide Special Collaboration Arts for JUMP MUSIC FESTA

July 03, 2018 1:36am CDT
GRANRODEO, Keyakizaka46, DISH//, BiSH and more groups will perform at the two-day event

My Hero Academia’s Bakugo Finds New Home on the Moon

posted on 2018-07-03 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Twitter Celebrates Japan Soccer Team’s World Cup Journey

posted on 2018-07-03 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

3 Japanese Stars Make Their U.S. Debut

Jul 3rd 2018

“OTAKU HOUSE” Project Launches to Offer Anime/Manga-Themed Guest House for Foreign Tourists

July 03, 2018 10:30pm CDT
Crowdfunding for the project is scheduled to begin in late July


m-flo, PKCZ, and Yasutaka Nakata Make US Debut at OTAQUEST LIVE

July 04, 2018 11:12am CDT
Three first-time US performers join five other Japanese acts this week

Voice Actor Tomokazu Seki Heads to Comiket 94 to Sell Dōjin

posted on 2018-07-04 17:15 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Akira Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Draws Cycling Book Cover

posted on 2018-07-05 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito Releases Her First Photo Book in August

July 06, 2018 2:10am CDT
Autograph session to promote the release will be held in Tokyo on August 18

Tokyo Ghoul Manga Author Expresses His Appreciation for Seven-Year Support

July 06, 2018 3:10am CDT
“I have nothing but gratitude toward the people who have supported the series.”

Voice Actor Toru Ohkawa Returns from Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-06 10:25 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Roy, JoJo’s narrator went on hiatus in December to treat illness


Sapporo Apologizes for Unauthorized Usage of The Rose of Versailles Characters in Pamphlet

posted on 2018-07-07 16:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Voice Actress Yuri Yamaoka Announces Her Marriage on Twitter

July 07, 2018 7:25pm EDT
Sound! Euphonium and SHIROBAKO star doubles the celebrations with a birthday announcement

Aqours Celebrates First American solo Live Show at Anisong World Matsuri

Jul 7th 2018


Sumire Uesaka Releases Her New Music Video “No Future Vacances” Filmed in Hong Kong

July 08, 2018 2:55am CDT
Her much-anticipated third full album hits stores August 1

Nana Mizuki Announces New Single Coming This Fall

July 08, 2018 9:05pm CDT
Four-track album will include theme from Million Arthur


KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - US Summer Tour Starting Next Week!

by La Fee Sauvage, Jul 9th 2018

Akemi Takada’s 40-Year Anniversary Exhibit Relives the Magic of Creamy Mami, Urusei Yatsura

posted on 2018-07-09 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

‘You Don’t Know Gunma Yet’ Anime Collaborates With City, Restaurant in Gunma

posted on 2018-07-09 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Check Out Seven-Member New Voice Actress Unit Kleissis’ Debut Song “Kleissis Chaos”

July 10, 2018 1:10am CDT
Their first live-streaming program will be available on YouTube and Nico Nico on July 10

Vocalist Mari Takahashi Leaves Dorothy Little Happy Music Group in December

posted on 2018-07-10 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Takahashi is group’s last remaining member

Gegege no Kitarō Creator’s Shigeru Mizuki Road Attraction Gets Upgrade

posted on 2018-07-10 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

IDOLiSH7 Prepares for Cat Cuteness in Namja Town

July 10, 2018 11:10pm CDT
Namco launches collaboration event for idol series


Anime Expo 2018: Me!Me!Me! with Hibiki Yoshizaki

by Bamboo Dong, Jul 11th 2018


Check Out Photos from Shoko “Shokotan” Nakagawa’ s Concert at Anime Expo 2018

July 12, 2018 4:10am CDT
She joined the event alongside AKB48 Team8, The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, i☆Ris

Love Live! Sunshine!! VA Unit Aqours is The Top Anison Live Act of First-Half 2018

July 12, 2018 5:10am CDT
Namie Amuro, who will retire this September, attracted the largest number of audience

Kikoku Inoue Shares Her Voice as the New Vocaloid Sora Haruno

July 12, 2018 9:09am EDT
Latest voice sampling release from AHS Software comes in “natural” and “cool” versions

Japanese Voice Actors Cover Disney Songs on New ‘Princes’ CD

posted on 2018-07-12 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Industry, Artists Reach Out to Support Japan Flooding Victims

posted on 2018-07-12 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

ANIME CITY - Inside Tokyo’s My Hero Academia Café!

July 12, 2018 8:00pm EDT
Event at Tower Records Café Omotesando runs until 7/31


Super Dimension Convention Welcomes “Macross” Voice Actress Run Sasaki as Guest of Honor

Jul 13th 2018


Macross and Kabaneri Artist to Work His Magic at Live Art Shows

July 14, 2018 7:50pm EDT
Art Jeunesse hosts live demonstrations by Haruhiko Mikimoto

Shonen Jump Exhibition’s New Café Menu Showcases Modern Manga

posted on 2018-07-14 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Wake Up, Girls! Announces Appearance at ANISAMA

July 15, 2018 1:15pm CDT
Soon-to-disband idol group adds summer anime concert to its farewell tour

Mamoru Miyano’s 10th Anniversary Tour to Live on as TV Special

July 15, 2018 3:45pm CDT
Voice actor’s live show will air on WOWOW this fall

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Railway Collaboration Offers Special Prizes

posted on 2018-07-15 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Tokyo Big Sight Transit Station’s Long Name Gets Easier in March 2019

posted on 2018-07-15 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Vancouver’s Anirevo Event Hosts Composer TeddyLoid

posted on 2018-07-16 08:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Composer headlines rave, hosts autograph sessions for August 3-5 event

Super Dimension Convention to Host Voice Actress Run Sasaki

posted on 2018-07-16 10:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Torrance, CA convention takes place on September 15

Music Girls Heroine Joins the Ranks of the Virtual Youtubers

July 16, 2018 7:16am CDT
Idol-themed original TV anime is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll

Witness the Evolution of Splatoon’s Art at Shibuya Tower Records Exhibit

posted on 2018-07-16 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy


Kemono Friends VA Unit Dobutsu Biscuits to Release Their 1st Album on October 4

July 18, 2018 12:30am CDT
Their TV anime OP song has become a digital gold single in Japan

Voice Actress Yui Ogura Steals Everyone’s Hearts with Her Cute Dance in Music Video “Love Me x Love Me”

July 18, 2018 2:30am CDT
Her 9th solo single will be released in Japan on July 25

BangG Dream! Franchise’s 3rd Girls Band Reveals Their Official Name “RAISE A SUILEN”

July 18, 2018 3:30am CDT
Their 1st live album is scheduled to be released on September 26

Free’s Tsubasa Yonaga Welcomes 1st Child

posted on 2018-07-18 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Kano Sisters’ Mika Kano, High School DxD’s Akeno, Rias Form Buxom Trio

posted on 2018-07-18 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Digimon Adventure tri., Gokaiger’s Junya Ikeda Reveals Marriage, Child

posted on 2018-07-18 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actress Ayana Taketatsu’s Latest Live DVD/Blu-ray “apple feuille”

July 18, 2018 9:10pm CDT
The voice of Azusa Nakani (K-ON!), Kirino Kousaka (Oreimo), Leafa (Sword Art Online)


Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Six Characters Form Ikemen Idol Unit

July 19, 2018 2:10am CDT
Collaboration café featuring the idols will open in Tokyo from October 3

Rock Band Scandal from Japan Announces Fall 2018 Tour Dates in the U.S. and Mexico

Jul 19th 2018

Anime Superstars Thrill Fans at Anisong World Matsuri’s Japan Super Live 2018

Jul 19th 2018

Anisong World Matsuri Presents Rainbow of Talent at Japan Kawaii Live

Jul 19th 2018

YOSHIKI Performs Marathon of Sold-out Dinner Shows in Tokyo

Jul 19th 2018

ANIME CITY - Shonen Jump Invades the Tokyo Subway!

July 19, 2018 8:00pm CDT
Special Tokyo Metro promotion lasts until 7/22


Rumiko Takahashi Inducted into Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame

osted on 2018-07-21 01:28 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha creator was previously nominated 3 times for award

Mahjong is Now Officially a Team Sport in Japan

posted on 2018-07-21 15:45 EDT by Karen Ressler


West Japan Railway Company Debuts New Mascot Konori Kinosaki

July 22, 2018 1:32pm CDT
86th “Tetsudou Musume” character represents express train connecting Shin-Osaka Station and Kinosaki Onsen Station

2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Mascots Have Their Official Names, MIRAITOWA and SOMEITY

July 22, 2018 8:30pm CDT
Shoko Nakagawa: “I think they are wonderful names that fit with these mascots.”

Veteran anime voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi displays hidden artistic talent… yet again!

July 22, 2018 / Sora News 24
Perhaps the 52-year-old voice of Inuyasha and Ranma should seriously consider a mid-life career change to manga artist?