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#1404

Virtual YouTuber Idol Tokino Sora Releases Her Major Debut Song “Kotoba Kaze” MV

February 21, 2019 1:10am CST
er official YouTube channel has attracted 218,500 subscribers since September 2017

Virtual YouTubers Star in TV Tokyo’s Watanuki-san Chi no Series in April

posted on 2019-02-21 02:43 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tokino Sora, Hibiki Ao, Sarugakuchō Futaba star in series about 3 sisters living together

The Disappearance of Funassyi: Weird Mascot Goes from 102 TV Appearances to 4 in 5 Years

posted on 2019-02-21 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1405

Anime Tourism Association Opens Its Third Information Center in Tokyo

February 22, 2019 1:10am CST
Its first collaboration exhibition features the titles from Dengeki Bunko

Actor Hirofumi Arai Indicted on Sexual Assault Charge

posted on 2019-02-22 11:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Arai was arrested on February 1 on allegations of sexual assault involving rape

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#1406

Orlando’s Omni Fandom Expo to Host Animation Director Hisashi Kagawa, Singer SAWA

posted on 2019-02-23 02:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event takes place on March 15-17 at Florida Hotel & Conference Center

Seattle’s Sakura-Con to Host The Reflection, Mushishi Director Hiroshi Nagahama

posted on 2019-02-23 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Convention to be held from April 19-21

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#1407

49-Year-Old Man Arrested for Selling Sexy Altered Love Live! Figures

posted on 2019-02-25 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Voice Actor Hiro Shimono Introduces His Latest Song “sympathy” in Preview Video

February 25, 2019 11:10pm CST
The voice of Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama), Connie Springer (Attack on Titan)

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#1408

Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Morning Magazine Editor Over Death of Wife

posted on 2019-02-26 13:20 EST by Karen Ressler
Jong Hyon Pak was indicted in January 2017

Voice Actress Aya Hirano to Attend FanimeCon, Kawaii Kon

posted on 2019-02-26 15:20 EST by Karen Ressler
Kawaii Kon to also host Magic of Life, Nobutoshi Canna, Mika Kobayashi, ELISA, Mashiro Ayano

ChouCho Acoustic Live ‘naked garden’ vol.5 Official Report

Feb 26th 2019

International Fan Festival Toronto Announces 4 More Guests

Feb 26th 2019

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#1409

Idol Group 9nine Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2019-02-27 07:40 EST by Egan Loo
Sang for Star Driver & members voiced roles in Space Dandy, The Reflection

OxT Is ANiUTa’s February Artist of the Month!

February 27, 2019 8:05pm CST
Crunchyroll Super Fan Pack subscribers can check out goodies from the anison duo

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#1410

Introducing the New AI “Pose Scanner” to Clip Studio Paint

Feb 28th 2019
Extract Poses from Photos and Apply to 3D Models

Tokyo 7th Sisters’ Ayami Yoshii Retires From Voice Acting

posted on 2019-02-28 11:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Yoshii came into poor health in late 2018

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Animator Milton Knight Alleged Victim of Hate Crime

posted on 2019-02-28 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

New Exhibition Celebrates the Works of Utena and Sarazanmai Creator

February 28, 2019 3:05pm CST
Nico Nico will also host re-broadcast of Kunihiko Ikuhara works

Boruto/Eureka Seven Voice Actress Yuko Sanpei Pregnant with 2nd Baby

posted on 2019-02-28 19:15 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1411

Voice Actress Hisako Kanemoto Returns from Study Abroad

posted on 2019-03-01 00:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice actress has been on hiatus since last May

All Seven Members Leave Voice Actress Idol Unit Grand Chariot

March 01, 2019 1:10am CST
The project itself will continue without the human idols

Utena, Penguindrum Director Ikuhara’s Exhibition Will Begin in Tokyo on April 27

posted on 2019-03-01 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1412

Ace & Sabo Voice Actors Serve as Judges for “One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix”

March 02, 2019 2:10am CST
The 20 finalists will be invited to the final round in Nagoya on August 3

International Fan Festival Toronto Announces an Omnibus-Style Concert Live

Mar 2nd 2019

California’s Fanime to Host Voice Actor Nobutoshi Canna as Guest

posted on 2019-03-02 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
San Jose-based event to be held on May 24-27

Re:Zero’s Rem and Ram Birthday Events in Shibuya Marui: 2017-2019

posted on 2019-03-02 19:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Mahjong Meets Boxing in New Hajime no Ippo Campaign

March 02, 2019 6:35pm CST
Characters put down their boxing gloves and put on team jerseys

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#1413

Yoshiki Goes to Carnegie Hall on PBS – New TV Special Premieres March 8

Mar 3rd 2019

Dengeki Bunko Holds 25th Anniversary Exhibit with Anime Tourism Association

posted on 2019-03-03 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Exhibit in Kadokawa Fujimi Building promotes tourism to real-life locations of Seishun Buta Yarō and Girly Air Force.

NieR: Automata’s Yoko Taro to Become Virtual Youtuber

posted on 2019-03-03 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Voice Actor Idol Group Sphere Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Shibuya Tower Records Exhibit

posted on 2019-03-03 20:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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#1414

AŌP Idol Group Member Aoi Mizuki Leaves Group

posted on 2019-03-04 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Member has been on hiatus since April 2018 due to health issues

Anime Song Label Zero-A Shuts Down at End of Month

posted on 2019-03-04 00:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Label started as part of 2012 Universal Music project, formally established in 2013

Girl Band Gacharic Spin Gets a Tezuka-Style Makeover

March 04, 2019 2:05am CST
10th anniversary album features Phoenix-inspired art straight from Tezuka Pro

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#1415

Crowdfund Starts for Konan City’s Own Sasuke Tourism Character

posted on 2019-03-05 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1416

ANN Interview: JAM Project’s Hironobu Kageyama

by Kim Morrissy, Mar 6th 2019

Sword Art Online Storms the Castle in Fukuoka

posted on 2019-03-06 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Virtual YouTuber Hibiki Ao Enjoys School Life with Real Idol Group in Collaboration Music Video

March 06, 2019 9:10pm CST
The idol character has attracted 39,000 subscribers in one year

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#1417

4 Reasons Not to Miss METAL GEAR in CONCERT

by La Fee Sauvage, Mar 8th 2019

Japanese Lawmakers Put Expanded Copyright Bill on Hold Amid Concerns of ‘Internet Atrophy’

posted on 2019-03-08 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Zakuro Creator/Penguindrum Designer Lily Hoshino Welcomes 2nd Child

posted on 2019-03-08 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Female Staff in CG Industry Discuss Gender Gap at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018

posted on 2019-03-08 19:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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#1418

MYTH&ROID, Teddyloid Attend Pittsburgh’s Tekko Event

posted on 2019-03-09 02:04 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event to be held on April 11-14 at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Watch Voice Actor Tasuku Hatanaka’s Cool Dance Performance in His New MV “Fighting for…”

March 09, 2019 2:10am CST
The voice of Yuma Tsukumo (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal), Ushio Aotsuki (Ushio and Tora)

Yuko Sanpei, Yūma Uchida Win 13th Annual Seiyū Awards

posted on 2019-03-09 06:01 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yū Serizawa, Nao Tōyama, Toru Furuya, Kenta Miyake, more honored

Detective Conan’s Tōru Amuro Makes Surprise Appearance in German Music Video

posted on 2019-03-09 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Art Exhibit Takes You into the Grotesque World of Junji Ito

March 09, 2019 7:10pm CST
Span Art Gallery launches a special display of the horror master’s work

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#1419

Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS Get Wild at the Tobu Zoo

posted on 2019-03-10 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1420

Virtual Singer YuNi Releases Her 3rd Single “Hana wa Maboroshi” MV

March 11, 2019 12:10am CDT
The self-proclaimed world’s first virtual singer has attracted 250,000 subscribers

AKB48 Theater Executive Resigns, Former NGT48 Theater Manager’s Contract Canceled

posted on 2019-03-11 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
AKB48 theater manager Hosoi allegedly posted photo on Twitter showing “inappropriate conduct”

Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI to Release Yasutaka Nakata-Produced Song “AIAIAI” on March 22

March 11, 2019 2:30am CDT
Her first full album “hello, world” will be also available on May 15

Anime Director Yutaka Yamamoto Files For Bankruptcy

posted on 2019-03-11 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bankruptcy proceedings will not affect Yamamoto’s upcoming Hakubo film

Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actress Kaori Ishihara’s Latest 1st Live DVD/Blu-ray

March 11, 2019 10:15pm CDT
The voice of Seira Otoshiro (Aikatsu!), Tiese Schtrinen (Sword Art Online)

Toshio Furukawa & Toru Furuya Post Message Videos for “One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix” Participants

March 11, 2019 11:15pm CDT
20 days until the entry deadline

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#1421

Laid-Back Camp Offers 2-Day Camping Event in Yamanashi

posted on 2019-03-12 15:49 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Collaboration Cafe

March 12, 2019 4:07pm CDT
Nicocafe in Tokyo teams up with Rimiru Tempest & company for a limited time with food, drinks, and character goods

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#1422

ROOKiEZ IS PUNK’D Band Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

posted on 2019-03-13 00:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Band’s last concert slated for May 31

Denki Groove Band Member/Actor Pierre Taki Arrested for Cocaine Use

posted on 2019-03-13 00:58 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sega halts Judgment game sales; Disney considers replacing him as Frozen’s Japanese Olaf

Female Singing Unit Kalafina Disbands

posted on 2019-03-13 10:35 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Group founder, two members left in 2018

Man Named By Parents ‘Prince’ Legally Changes Name to Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls’ Character Name

posted on 2019-03-13 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Diana Garnet: an American Performer in Japan

by Cindy Sibilsky, Mar 13th 2019

AKB48 to Skip Annual General Election For the First Time This Year

posted on 2019-03-13 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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#1423

Pierrot Anime Studio Founder Yūji Nunokawa, Manga Creator Kazuo Umezu Receive Government Cultural Award

posted on 2019-03-14 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Award honors “individuals who have made distinguished accomplishment in artistic, cultural activities”

The Outer Guardians Join the Fight in Sailor Moon Universal Studios Japan Attraction

posted on 2019-03-14 17:47 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

City Removes Manhole Cover Decorated with Denki Groove’s Pierre Taki

posted on 2019-03-14 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Anime VA Kenichi Suzumura & Takuma Terashima’s Mysterious Unit Releases Their Debut Single MV

March 14, 2019 9:15pm CDT
The voice of Shinn Asuka (Gundam SEED Destiny) and Ittoki Otoya (Uta no Prince-sama)

Love Live! Sunshine!! Riko VA Rikako Aida to Make Her Solo Singer Debut This Summer

March 14, 2019 11:10pm CDT
She also performs the ED song for the spring 2019 TV anime “Senryu girl”

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