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A Decade of Japanese Popular Culture Power with C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018

Nov 1st 2018
Blockbuster content as the festival commemorates its 10th anniversary

Crayon Shin-chan Director Keiichi Hara Awarded Medal with Purple Ribbon by Japanese Government

November 01, 2018 8:10pm CDT
He has been working on his first authentic fantasy film

Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actress Ayaka Ohashi’s 2nd Live Blu-ray “PROGRESS”

November 01, 2018 9:10pm CDT
The tickets for the concert were sold out just in 10 minutes


Bleach, Naruto Shippūden Band Ikimono-gakari Return From Hiatus

posted on 2018-11-02 01:59 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Band went on hiatus in January 2017

Kalafina’s Hikaru Also Leaves Spacecraft Talent Agency

posted on 2018-11-02 02:13 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Announcement did not confirm if Hikaru will also leave Kalafina

‘DJ Kitty’ Drops F-Bombs at Sanrio Theme Park’s Official Halloween Rave

posted on 2018-11-02 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Mini-Doc Binary Skin Digs Deep into Virtual YouTuber Craze

posted on 2018-11-02 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

TIGHTS DAY Takeover Puts Twitter in a Tizzy

November 02, 2018 4:00pm CDT
This is not going to go the way you think

Kemono Friends, Aikatsu Friends!, Kiratto Pri☆Chan Girls Gather in “Anime JAM 2018” Main Visual & PV

November 02, 2018 10:15pm CDT
The special concert for TV Tokyo’s three popular anime series will be held on December 23


Dragon Quest Composer Koichi Sugiyama Receives The Order of the Rising Sun Award

November 03, 2018 12:15am CDT
He also worked on the soundtrack music for Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

HoneyWorks Creates Music Video About Love Story Between Girl and Cat Mascot Character

posted on 2018-11-03 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Doronjo Dates Black Jack in Marriage Consultation Service’s New Ads

posted on 2018-11-03 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Hypnosis Mic Rap Project Reveals Trailers for “Final Showdown” Songs, New “Speaker” Visuals

posted on 2018-11-04 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Illustrator okama Gets Art Exhibit for Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland Books

posted on 2018-11-04 15:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman

ClariS Reveals New Visual for Their 5th Album “Fairy Party”

November 04, 2018 10:15pm CST
14-song album will be available in three editions on November 21, 2018

“One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix” Invites Participants from around the World

November 04, 2018 11:15pm CST
Entries will open on January 7, 2019


Newest Cardcaptor Sakura Museum Asks: ‘Why is CCS Being Rediscovered Now?’

posted on 2018-11-05 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
“We need fantasies because all fantasies are prayers - prayers for the meaningless but valuable real world.”

Stars of Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan TV Anime Visit Gifu Air Field

November 05, 2018 6:07pm CST
Director Shinji Higuchi and voice actress Misaki Kuno will appears as guests at live talk event on November 18, 2018

Yatterman Villain Pretties up for New Life as VTuber

November 05, 2018 7:08pm CST
Boyacky joins Ai-chan on Yatterman Channel


‘Nijigen no Mori’ Theme Park Launches Naruto/Boruto Attraction in April

posted on 2018-11-06 01:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Attraction recreates Hokage Rock, Hidden Leaf Village

Life-Size Gundam Unicorn Goes Gold This Winter with Interactive Light Show

posted on 2018-11-06 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

THE ALFEE Frontman Wields Monstrous Guitar at Godzilla Store Event

posted on 2018-11-06 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

ANN Interview: TRUE

by Rai Kelly, Nov 6th 2018

Hikaru Utada Celebrates Kick-off of Her First Tour in 12 Years With Surprise Drop of Digital Single That Features Top Asian Rappers

Nov 6th 2018

Voice Actor Soma Saito to Release His 1st Full Album “quantum stranger” on December 9

November 06, 2018 8:50pm CST
His next solo live concert is scheduled to be held at Maihama Amphi Theater on February 24, 2019


Comic Market Considers Entrance Fee Due to Olympic-Related Move

posted on 2018-11-07 01:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Staff also considers wristbands as tickets for 2019 events

Voice Actress Yuko Ōno Goes on Hiatus for Medical Treatment

posted on 2018-11-07 02:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight anime’s lead cast member

Special Messages from Cocoa for the Official “Cocoa’s Day” in Japan Now Available

November 07, 2018 1:50am CST
You can also win a special collaboration blanket by lot

UzaMaid! Collab Café Muscles into Two Restaurant Chains

November 07, 2018 1:15pm CST
Cure Maid Café and MACHI ASOBI prepare for tasty crossover


20th Century Virtual Idol Kyoko Date’s Daughter Ayano Plans to Make Her Virtual YouTuber Debut

November 08, 2018 1:30am CST
Crowdfunding to support her virtual activities launched today for a three million yen goal

Visual Art’s/Key Releases Charlotte/Rewrite Concert Video on Steam With Subtitles

posted on 2018-11-08 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
2016 concert subtitled in English, Chinese

Laid-Back Camp Event Brings Warmth to Chilly Yamanashi

posted on 2018-11-08 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Re:Zero Wrapping Train Starts Running Through Kyoto from Tomorrow

November 08, 2018 8:15pm CST
Memorial unlimited one-day ticket with character visuals is also available


Watch Voice Actress Idol Unit SPR5’s New Music Video “Alcyone”

November 09, 2018 12:20am CST
They are also set to appear in the 2019 TV anime “Shoumetsu Toshi” as anime characters

Vinyl Records for Popular Anisong Unit ClariS Will Go on Sale in North America

Nov 9th 2018

Singer LiSA Postpones Concert Due to Inflammation of Vocal Chords

posted on 2018-11-09 04:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Radio appearance also cancelled due to medical treatment

ANN Interview: Luna Haruna

by Rai Kelly, Nov 9th 2018

One Piece, Lupin the 3rd Voice Actress Miyuki Sawashiro Welcomes 1st Child

posted on 2018-11-09 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Kyoto Aquarium’s ‘Penguin Relationship Chart’ Reveals Incest, Turbulent Love Lives

posted on 2018-11-10 21:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Fate/Grand Order Hits the Road for Traveling Circus Event

November 12, 2018 10:07pm CST
This year’s Winter Fes includes voice actor talks, an escape room, and more


World Cosplay Summit Comes to Tokyo in July 2019

November 13, 2018 9:10pm CST
Cosplayers from 41 countries/regions in the world will show their stage performances


Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aqours, Touken Ranbu Musical Cast to Perform on Kōhaku

posted on 2018-11-14 01:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Full lineup for New Year’s Eve contest also revealed