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Critically Acclaimed ‘your name.’ Makes Oscar List

Funimation announced today that the anime film is on the official consideration list for the Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 89th annual Academy Awards. Director Makoto Shinkai's critically acclaimed film your name. i...

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Naruto Anime Staff say an Emotional Goodbye

There's still an epilogue, side stories, flashbacks, and the follow-up about his son to be releases, but Thursday marked the conclusion of Naruto's original story. Though there's still an epilogue, side stories, and the expected follow-up about ...

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Director of your name. Denies Plans to Work for Ghibli

your name. director Makoto Shinkai has denied rumors that he might take the reins at Studio Ghibli in an interview recently, stating that his style and Ghibli's are really nothing alike and claiming that Ghibli's films are about "craftsmanship" that ...

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Black Goku’s identity has been revealed

The newest episode of Dragon Ball Super revealed the identity of Black Goku this week, ending on a cliffhanger with Vegeta inching for a second round despite having yet to prove his ability within the series. ***WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR DRAGONBALL ...

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Tops Madoka Magica in Sales

The limited special edition of Love Live! Sunshine!!'s first Blu-ray Disc volume has surpassed the second limited edition volume of Puella Magi Madoka Magica as the second highest-selling Blu-ray Disc anime volume in first-week sales. The limited spe...

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Anime Industry up 12% in 2015

The Association of Japanese Animations' (AJA) "Anime Industry Report 2016" concluded on Friday that the total market value of the anime industry in 2015 was 1.83 trillion yen (about $18.1 billion), up about 12% from 2014, attributing part of this gro...

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Fourth Rebuild of Evangelion film has resumed production

Having finished directing Shin Godzilla, known as Godzilla: Resurgence stateside, Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno stated in an interview that he has resumed working on the fourth Rebuild of Evangelion film. He apologized to series fans f...

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English PS Vita Version of Clannad shown at Tokyo Game Show

The extremely popular anime franchise's visual novel was featured at a booth at Tokyo Game Show running in English on PlayStation Vita handheld devices. Developer Prototype has announced in the past that a Western release date would be given around t...

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age gets new video and screens

Square Enix launched a new trailer today for their upcoming remaster Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, showing off the JRPG's battle system and reintroducing characters and the game's storyline. Publisher Square Enix launched a new trailer today for...

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Digimon World -Next Order- could be coming West

The JRPG could be coming stateside, if a listing by Brazil's Advisory Rating Board is any indication. Giving players the power to choose between a male or female protagonist, the game might be ported to the PlayStation 4 system from it's original Pla...

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Gal*Gun: Double Peace is coming to PC

The controversial title, previously only for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, will be coming to PC via Steam later this month on September 27. Publisher PQube Games announced today via a new trailer that Gal*Gun: Double Peace, a light gun Japanese...

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Fire Emblem Character Designer reveals Mysterious New Game

The title, named Senku no Reconquista, is assumed to be a JRPG set for smartphone devices. Yusuke Watanabe, script writer of Dragon Quest of the Stars, is also helming the project. Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem Awakening, Pokemon Go, No More Heroes&...

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School Girl Zombie Hunter Announced

A new game by D3 Publisher and Tamsoft is being developed exclusively for PlayStation 4, featuring school girls whose clothes gradually get torn apart the more damage they take. Yesterday's issue of Weekly Famitsu featured a spread announcing a ...

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New information revealed for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Level-5's President mentions that the game will be very large and fit thematically alongside Studio Ghibli films, having the capacity to be enjoyed by both children and adults. The title is currently known to be developed exclusively for PlayStation ...

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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! game gets new trailers

Titled "Traditional Love Comedy" and "Important Conversation", the videos feature Valentine's Day, skiing trips, baths, and more. Publisher 5pb. released two new trailers yesterday for its upcoming My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! visual novel game...

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Magical girl game Blue Reflection announced by Gust

A new magical girl JRPG was announced by Koei Tecmo developer Gust this past Monday. Set at Hoshinomiya Girls High School in modern day Japan, the title focuses on communication and connections between people. Koei Tecmo's Gust announced th...

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Twin Star Exorcists game announced

Publisher Bandai Namco announced today that an adventure game based off the popular anime and manga series is now in the works for PlayStation Vita in Japan. A release date for the title was not given. Bandai Namco announced today that an adventure g...

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PS Vita exclusive game gets a Limited Edition

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni is getting a limited edition for its upcoming release in the West on September 16. Called the "Liberator's Edition", the package will include art cards, a PlayStation Vita pouch, an official soundtrack, an art book, and a "h...

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to become PS4 exclusive?

Japanese fans speculate the title's exclusivity due to the removal of an Xbox One listing on the game's official website. Microsoft Japan has yet to comment on the change. As spotted by diligent Japanese fans, Kingdom Hearts 3's website has remo...

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Re: Zero – Kiss or Death release date announced

A new game based off the popular anime series has finally been given a release date in Japan, alongside a batch of new screenshots. The title will feature multiple endings set within the world's multiple timeline premise. Developer 5pb. announced tod...

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New Sword Art Online game’s release date revealed

Bandai Namco announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization's release date for North America and Europe today, along with preorder bonuses that each region will receive if they reserve a copy before its early November release date. Publisher Bandai N...

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Toei Animation and Gust announce original project

The two Japanese companies are collaborating on a new original project together slated for release in the fall. A free preview event will be held in Tokyo on September 16 and will feature Gust's game creator, director, and composer. Toei Animation an...

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Dragon Quest XI’s scenario is almost complete

The newest title in the popular Square Enix franchise had new information announced yesterday courtesy of a panel hosted at CEDEC 2016. Status on the game's scenario and a development update was provided by the series' creator and producer. Popular S...

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Capcom is developing a game that uses transit cards

The unnamed 3DS game will introduce items and determine communication between characters based on the data read on Japanese IC cards, which are primarily used for transit purposes within the country. The feature would work simply by tapping the pass ...

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A Pokemon x Fire Emblem Game Almost Happened

A crossover between the two popular series almost came to pass, according to Nintendo producer Hitoshi Yamagami in an interview with Japanese publication Nintendo Dream. The proposal, however, eventually became Pokemon Conquest, and the project moved...

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CyberConnect 2 and Suda 51 launch teaser site

Presumably involving Astro Boy and Black Jack, the project also includes the likes of Grasshopper Manufacture and Gantz's mangaka Hiroya Oku. A countdown timer on the site ends in three days. A teaser website called "Trust the Ministry" was...

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New Japanese game banned in Europe and Australia

Publisher PQube announced yesterday that Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni is banned from Germany and Australia, with each rating board describing the game as containing "content severely harmful to minors." Publisher PQube stated last morning that action ga...

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New Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 trailer released

The action platformer sequel to 2014's hit original had a new trailer released today courtesy of publisher Inti Creates showcasing the title's gameplay and characters. Publisher Inti Creates released a new trailer for 3DS action platformer Azure Stri...

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New characters coming to World of Final Fantasy

The newest game in the world-renowned series adds characters from both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI to its already impressive lineup of series all-stars. Weekly Famitsu Magazine reports in this week's issue that Square Enix's W...

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