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DRAGON BALL WORLD ADVENTURE: The Exciting Tour Returns This Year!

Dates, cities, and more information revealed! ― In 2018, to commemorate the release of Dragon Ball Super: BROLY, the ground-breaking “DRAGON BALL NORTH AMERICA TOUR” visited seven cities across the United States and Canada. Featuring a life-sized replica of the “World Martial Arts Tournament” (“Tenkaichi Budokai”), the booth appeared in the news as North America was engulfed in Dragon Ball fever. Bu...

Awesome Artists to Watch Out for in Japan Night at NYC!

Four of the top Japanese music acts are coming to New York City. Get ready to jam with friends as you enjoy great Japanese music as part of Japan 2019 presents Japan Night! ― Four of the top Japanese music acts are coming to New York City on May 12, 2019! Get ready to jam with friends as you enjoy great Japanese music as part of Japan 2019 presents Japan Night. It is one event that you shouldn't mis...

4 Reasons Not to Miss METAL GEAR in CONCERT

A symphony orchestra will perform the most beloved music and songs from METAL GEAR. Here are the 4 reasons why you must not miss this event! ― A symphony orchestra will perform the most beloved music and songs from METAL GEAR with giant screen HD video projection. Here are the 4 reasons why you must not miss this event! 1- US Premiere: for the first time an official concert in the US! The official M...

What You Need to Know Before Watching Gundam NT

Just in case you're new to the Gundam franchise, or just want a bit of a refresher, here's what you should know to get the most out of the Gundam NT film. ― The newest addition to the seminal Gundam franchise, the film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, is coming to over 450 US theaters for one day only: February 19, 2019. But just in case you're new to the Gundam franchise, or just want a bit of a refre...

Strike a Pose with These JoJo Accessories, Ties, Hoodies, and More

Are you in for some awesome JoJo merchandise this holiday season? Well, with Premium Bandai’s Christmas Sale in full swing, now’s the perfect chance to get some. ― Are you a fan of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? Are you in the market for some high quality JoJo merchandise? Well, with Premium Bandai's Christmas Sale in full swing, now's the perfect chance to get some. If you head over to Premium Bandai, yo...

Char's Counterattack Hoodies and T-Shirts Invade Premium Bandai

As part of Premium Bandai's Black Friday sale, you'll get $15 off every order between now and Cyber Monday. ― Got an itch that only Char's Counterattack apparel can scratch? Then today is your day. Hoodies and T-shirts are on the way! Better still, as part of Premium Bandai's Black Friday sale, you'll get $15 off every order between now and Cyber Monday. Char's Counterattack Hoodies $85.00 Like the ...

Own A Digital Copy of Fireworks Today!

Get ready for a beautifully animated dramatic romance with a twist of sci-fi. Get the digital copy of Genki Kawamura's Fireworks today! ― From Genki Kawamura, the producer of the worldwide anime sensation Your Name, comes Fireworks, a title worth adding to your growing anime movie collection. Get ready for a beautifully animated dramatic romance with a twist of sci-fi! About the Film Fireworks is ba...

Anisong World Matsuri is Coming to Anime NYC!

Anime NYC is going to be exciting as Anisong World Matsuri will be happening on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up of awesome Japanese artists! ― This year's Anime NYC will be even more exciting because Anisong World Matsuri will be held for two awesome days on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up as this unforgettable J-Pop music event takes place at ...

Listen to the Full Version of the Attack on Titan theme “Red Swan” by YOSHIKI and HYDE Now!

Two great Japanese artists YOSHIKI and HYDE collaborated in one awesome theme song for the Attack on Titan anime. ― Two awesome singers YOSHIKI and HYDE are performing the Attack on Titan season 3 theme song “Red Swan”. Its official worldwide premiere is TODAY and you can grab it on iTunes now, where it's already hit #1 on the Rock charts in 10 countries (Japan, Finland, Greece, Chile, Argentina, Co...

KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - US Summer Tour Starting Next Week!

The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - US Summer Tour is a concert event that you shouldn't miss! ― The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour 2018 launched on June 9th with an unforgettable sold-out show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. With composer Yoko Shimomura on stage, and surprise special appearance by director Tetsuya Nomura that announced the long-awaited release date of KINGDOM HEA...

Get Ready to Jam in Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018!

This year's Anime Expo is going to be jam-packed as an awesome line-up of Japanese artists will be present in the Anisong World Matsuri. ― This year's Anime Expo is going to be jam-packed as an awesome line-up of Japanese artists will be present in the Anisong World Matsuri. It's an epic 3-day (July 4, 6, and 7) festival event filled with awesome live performances for AX attendees! It is a once-in-a...

Advice for Aspiring Manga Artists, from Manga Artists!

Five female manga creators from around the world and TOKYOPOP sat down to ask about how they got started in the business, what inspired them on their journey, and how they crafted their stories. ― For many aspiring manga artists, breaking into the industry can be a daunting prospect. You've got the passion, you've been reading manga for years and you know this is what you want to do. But where do yo...

Survey: Tell us about your favorite anime

Tell us what anime you want to see remade and you might win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. ― One of ANN's customers is looking for some opinions and put this survey together. E-mail addresses are requested in order to contact the winners of the gift certificates. They will not be used for any other purpose. If you are interested in providing your opinions on the survey, but not interested in winning...

Survey: Tell us about your favorite anime

One of ANN's customers is running a survey about what anime you'd like to see remade, and they're offering $1000 worth of Amazon gift certificates given out to random participants. ― One of ANN's customers is looking for some opinions and put this survey together. E-mail addresses are requested in order to contact the winners of the gift certificates. They will not be used for any other purpose. If y...

Survey: Tell us about your favorite anime

One of ANN's customers is running a survey about what anime you'd like to see remade, and they're offering $1000 worth of Amazon gift certificates given out to random participants. ― One of ANN's customers is looking for some opinions and put this survey together. E-mail addresses are requested in order to contact the winners of the gift certificates. They will not be used for any other purpose. If y...

Survey: Tell us about your favorite anime

Fill out a short survey for a chance to win one of ten $100 Amazon Gift Certificates! ― One of ANN's customers is looking for some opinions and put this survey together. E-mail addresses are requested in order to contact the winners of the gift certificates. They will not be used for any other purpose. If you are interested in providing your opinions on the survey, but not interested in winning a gif...

Discover the FINAL FANTASY® XIV Symphonic Concert US Premiere

A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed outside of Japan and premiering in the US at Hollywood's world-famous, Dolby Theatre. ― A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved from June 15–16, 2018, with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed ...

Hidden Gems on HIDIVE

With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. ― With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. Feeling a little nostalgic? There's something for that. Want a slapstick comedy, or a something more psychological? HIDIVE has you covered! Here's som...

5 HIDIVE Features for the Anime Fan

HIDIVE has a number of features designed for anime fans. Read more to check out our five favorites. ― If you do not already have a HIDIVE subscription, you are missing out on a lot! Since launching in 2017, the platform has been providing the anime community with more than just a means to watch anime. HIDIVE has a number of features designed for anime fans. Check out our five favorites: 1. DUBCAST℠ ...

'Come to Japan' Campaign: Last Chance to Win a Trip to Japan!

Here is your last chance to win a trip to Japan! Follow Kizuna AI as she talks about Japanese traits. ― Hello! I'm Kizuna AI, the (self-proclaimed) world's first YouTuber. I'm also the ambassador of the ‘Come to Japan’ campaign, which is organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization's (JNTO) New York office and designed to encourage everyone to come to Japan! First, I want to thank everyone w...

'Come to Japan' Campaign: Visit the Kizuna AI Booth at Japan Week for Another Chance to Win a Trip to Japan!

Previously, Kizuna AI talked to us about Japanese culinary culture. This time, she'll be talking about Japan's amazing technologies! ― Hello! I'm Kizuna AI, the (self-proclaimed) world's first YouTuber. I'm also the ambassador of the ‘Come to Japan’ campaign organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization's (JNTO) New York office! Speaking of New York, I'm excited to announce that we will have ...

Win a Trip to Japan with Kizuna AI

You may have chance to win a trip to Japan! Join Kizuna AI as she shares some cool stuff in her Japanese culinary culture video! ― Hello! I'm Kizuna AI, the (self-proclaimed) world's first YouTuber! Thanks to your amazing support, I've been chosen as the Japan National Tourism Organization's (JNTO) ‘Come to Japan’ campaign ambassador! This campaign features many components, including a sweepstakes w...

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Predictions, Guests, and More!

To celebrate the upcoming Anime Awards, Crunchyroll is excited to announce its partnership with Twitch to exclusively livestream the awards ceremony, live from Hollywood. ― To celebrate the Anime Awards, Crunchyroll is excited to announce its partnership with Twitch to exclusively livestream the awards ceremony, live from Hollywood at at 6:00PM PST on Saturday, February 24th. Follow Crunchyroll's Tw...

A Mountain of Manga Coming to the USA

A mountain of manga has arrived at an eBook store near you, thanks to Media Do International, Inc. (MD-i), a new manga provider in North America. ― A mountain of manga has arrived at an eBook store near you, thanks to Media Do International, Inc. (MD-i), a new manga provider in North America. MD-i is the US subsidiary of Media Do, the largest eBook distribution group in Japan that has close ties to e...

5 Cards You Should Know Before the Twitch Yu-Gi-Oh! Marathon

Didn't need to call a Time Wizard for this one. Twitch drew 236 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! from their deck. Starting today, the beloved English dub of the series will air on twitch.tv as part of their ongoing anime marathon. Before the duels begin, here are 5 cards you should know . ― Didn't need to call a Time Wizard for this one. Twitch drew 236 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! from their deck. Starting today, th...

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro in Theaters

Your chance to see Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film, the one you probably haven't heard of. ― Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most easily recognizable names in not just Japanese animation, but animation in general. His films range from Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service to Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle. Before all of these films, though, he directed a movie starring the b...

Exclusive Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Items and Deals on Tokyo Otaku Mode

Checkout the exclusive Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary merchandise and the opportunity to get 10 times the TOM points. ― August 31st marked virtual idol Hatsune Miku's 10th Anniversary and the celebration is set to continue for an entire year. Over at the Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) Shop, fans outside of Japan can purchase exclusive Hatsune Miku items normally available only within Japan, and even enjoy 10...

[Deadline Extended!] Reserve Your SAO Weapon-based Computer Glasses!

Sword Art Online and Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) have collaborated on computer glasses inspired by the powerful weapons of fan-favorite characters! ― Wield the mighty weapons of Sword Art Online and protect your vision! Sword Art Online and Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) have collaborated on computer glasses inspired by the powerful weapons of fan-favorite characters including Kirito's Elucidator and Dark Repulse...

The Greatest Digimon Adventure Continues!

The new epic adventure for the original DigiDestined heroes continues with Digimon Adventure tri.: Determination, released for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD! It is the successor to Digimon Adventure tri.: Reunion (already available), and the second of six new Digimon feature-length films which bring back many of the English-language voice-actors from the original Digimon TV series. This editio...

Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017

Anisong World Matsuri, the anisong superstar music event, hits the nation’s capital this weekend with back to back concerts on August 11 & 12. t ― Anisong World Matsuri, the anisong superstar music event, hits the nation's capital this weekend with back to back concerts on August 11 & 12. After scoring thousands of fans at Anime Expo over the past two years, Anisong World Matsuri will make its debut...

How Photographs Can Be Used To Create Manga/Graphic Novels/Comics

What if you could have a manga-style story in live-action? No, we don't mean a film or a TV show based on a manga, but an actual comic strip that uses photography, plus ingenious practical and digital effects. ― What if you could have a manga-style story in live-action? No, we don't mean a film or a TV show based on a manga, but an actual comic strip that uses photography, plus ingenious practical an...

What's New in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is out Today! Find out what's new in the latest installment of the number one fighting game of all time! ― It's a long-running tale of international intrigue, demonic powers, multi-generational martial artists, and bears and robots. It's Tekken, and it's long been a premier 3-D fighting series in arcades and consoles. With Tekken 7: Fated Retribution set to arrive on the ...

The Return of Digimon

The Digi-Destined return! After fifteen years (though not quite so long in anime time), the adventures of Taichi “Tai” Kamiya and his loyal Digimon partner Agumon continue. The story brings back their beloved band of friends – Yamato “Matt” Ishida, plus Sora, Izzy, Mimi, Joe, T.K., and Taichi's sister Hikari. And of course the Digimons are back as well – not just Agumon, but also Gabumon, Piyomon,...

Eureka Seven Hi - Evolution

12 years since the impressive original TV series. The Theatrical Trilogy begins. ― 12 years since the impressive original TV series. The Theatrical Trilogy begins. Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution 1 Theatrical release in 2017 Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution 2 Theatrical release in 2018 Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution 3 Theatrical release in 2019 12 years since the impressive TV series, a new telling of the st...

Why Are There So Many Parallel World Anime?

Sword Art Online, Re:Zero and No Game No Life are but three examples. Where did all the isekai anime come from? ― It's the middle of the dullest day ever. You pay for your toilet paper without even looking at the shop assistant who hands you the change. You're so bored with life, day after day doing nothing to speak of, except for gaining another few levels on that RPG at home. The shop doors slide o...

Monster Musume Voting Results!

Not only the global results, but also the Japanese results. How did Global readers on ANN differ from Japanese readers (hint: the top 3 are not the same!). ― The votes have been cast, the results tallied. The hackers trying to push Ms. Smith to first place have been detected, captured and handed over to Rachnera for disposal. Yes, the world's most diverse beauty contest, where species is no barrier, ...

Seven Times Monster Musume Almost Became Rated R

Monster Musume is a very, very naughty manga. When you've got a harem interspecies comedy where the girls are half-snake, half-horse or half-slime mould, the sexy permutations are pretty much infinite. Below, we've nominated our seven favourite guilty pleasures from Monster Musume's early chapters. Warning: the following scenes contain acts which some people may find unnatural... 1 – Monster Musu...

The Monster Girls Want to Play!

The spicy boy-meet-girl-monsters manga comedy Monster Musume has been a hit since it slithered sexily from the mind of artist OKAYADO. You could call it a harem manga, but you've never seen a harem like this one. It starts with a bird-girl, a snake-girl and a horse-girl, and then it gets really strange. All these ladies are flying, clopping and otherwise perambulating to Japan as part of a govern...

Girls und Panzer der Film Rolls Into Theaters

This weekend, North American licensor Sentai Filmworks in partnership with distributor ELEVEN ARTS, reunited fans with their favorite tank girls in a big way as Team Anglerfish rolled onto the big screen for the official U.S. premiere of Girls und Panzer der Film. The movie, a continuation of the popular Girls und Panzer TV series, was released nationally to theaters on November 18, 2016 and will...

Hosoda Collection Product Spotlight: Summer Wars

It's been a few years now since the 2010 release of Mamoru Hosoda's breakthrough hit, Summer Wars - and it is finally returning to Blu-ray/DVD with a special release made for devoted collectors and fans of director Hosoda! This release is next in line for Funimation's new Hosoda Collection series of releases. These are a set of premium releases of the films of Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Chi...

The Monster Girls Want to Play!

The spicy boy-meet-girl-monsters manga comedy Monster Musume has been a hit since it slithered sexily from the mind of artist OKAYADO. You could call it a harem manga, but you've never seen a harem like this one. It starts with a bird-girl, a snake-girl and a horse-girl, and then it gets really strange. All these ladies are flying, clopping and otherwise perambulating to Japan as part of a govern...

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - original story and characters for the SAO universe

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization launches in Japan on October 27 and in North America on November 8. Find out what makes this installment so good. ― Bandai Namco Games is set to launch the latest Sword Art Online video game, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization very soon. The game launches in Japan on October 27. Fans in Europe and North America won't have to wait much longer; the game will be re...

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization delivers original story and characters for the SAO universe

Bandai Namco Games is set to launch the latest Sword Art Online video game, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization very soon. The game launches in Japan on October 27. Fans in Europe and North America won't have to wait much longer; the game will be released in those regions on November 8. Hollow Realization is set after the events of Lost Song and takes players back to the world of Ainground, a rev...

First English-dubbed Digimon Movie coming in less than a week

Digimon ADVENTURE tri.- CHAPTER 1: REUNION Will premiere with a special event in Los Angeles, with Q&A session, on September 15th, and will screen in Theaters Nation-Wide on September 16th. ― We're getting antsy… In less than ONE week, the first Digimon English-dubbed feature to be released in the U.S. since 2000 is set to show in more than 400 movie theaters nationwide. Produced by the excellent Toe...

EDM Fan? Now is the Perfect Time to Visit Tokyo!

Ultra Japan, Tokyo Game Show, Akihabara, Shibuya and Shinjuku. What more could you want? ― Are you an EDM fan? Are you a fan of Japanese pop-culture like anime, manga or Japanese video games? If you are, now is the perfect time to visit Japan. The world's largest traveling Electronic Music festival, ULTRA, heads to Tokyo for Ultra Japan September 17, 18 and 19th in Odaiba. Only 40 minutes away from O...

Fate/Grand Order Saber Artoria Pendragon Figure

Saber Artoria Pendragon is as majestic as ever with her cloak, crown, and swords in this high quality figure from Medicom Toy, available immediately on Tokyo Otaku Mode. ― Saber Artoria Pendragon is as majestic as ever with her cloak, crown, and swords in this Real Action Heroes figure by Medicom Toy. And the best part is, you don't have to wait months for your pre-order to arrive. She is available f...

As The Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Comes to North American Cinemas, Explore The Epic's Real History!

Rurouni Kenshin is one of the greatest historical adventures ever told. It chronicles the deeds of Himura Kenshin, a wandering swordsman in a fast modernising Japan, who was an assassin but now vows never to take another life. Many ANN readers will know Kenshin through the original manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki, or its subsequent anime adaptations. But now Kenshin's story is brought to radiantly color...

The Secrets of Hit Visual Novel -Sharin no Kuni-

Why is Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shojo so popular? With a Kickstarter campaign under-way, find out why fans are clamoring for an official English language adaptation. ― When was the last time you were deeply moved or surprised by something? If you would like to add some more emotion to your daily life, there's a Japanese visual novel that you definitely need to know about! Sharin no Kuni, Himawari...

Ikuhara Returns With Funimation's Release of Yurikuma Arashi!

The bears are coming, the bears are here! On June 28, Funimation will release the complete Yurikuma Arashi, the new opus by director Kunihiko Ikuhara, who's the auteur, provocateur and mad mouldbreaker behind Revolutionary Girl Utena and Mawaru Penguindrum. The twelve-part Yurikuma Arashi will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a Retail Price of $64.98. Yurikuma Arashi takes place in an ...

The Girl Who Lept Through Time Product Spotlight

After being out-of-print for several years, Mamoru Hosoda's classic anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is finally returning to Blu-ray/DVD—and in a special 10 year anniversary edition, perfect for devoted collectors and fans of the director! This release kicks off Funimation's new Hosoda Collection line, a special series of premium releases of the films of Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf ...

LOOT Anime Celebrates Victory!

This month, Loot Anime celebrates VICTORY in sports and competition with some of your favorite team-based anime and manga series. And when it comes to sports-based anime, Free! and Yowamushi Pedal are unquestionably two of our favorites. Free! may not focus heavily on swimming, but what resonated with us was how a primarily individual sport still had a strong team dynamic to it. We know Free! has...

The Boy and the Beast Comes to Blu-ray and DVD!

Mamoru Hosoda is back! The celebrated director of The Wolf Children, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time brings us his new epic, released to Blu-ray and DVD on June 7! ― Mamoru Hosoda is back! The celebrated director of Wolf Children, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time brings us his new epic, The Boy and the Beast. The film is released by Funimation on June 7 in two editions....

Product Spotlight: Fullmetal Alchemist Collector's Edition

Fullmetal Alchemist The Complete Series - Collectors Edition is the ultimate celebration of Fullmetal Alchemist and an essential addition to any anime collection. But time is running out... ― Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most legendary anime of all time. The adventures of the Elric brothers have resonated with fans all over the world. This Fullmetal Alchemist The Complete Series - Collectors Ed...

Angel Beats! 1st Beat Guitar Print Messenger Bag (Yui Model)

Keep a memento of the charismatic all-girls band Girls Dead Monster and their new lead vocalist Yui from Angel Beats! with you on all your missions with this unique messenger bag. Designed to look just like Yui's guitar, this bag features a cleverly crafted shape and detailed image complete with the iconic Girls Dead Monster and SSS logos printed on the synthetic leather material. With clips on bo...

Samurai Armor Hoodies, now available for pre-order

If you missed out on the crowdfunding campaign, these awesome hoodies are available for a limited time only. Plus your chance to win an exclusive Samurai Armor T-Shirt. ― We've all experienced that phase of wanting to be a samurai. (Alright, maybe we still do.) Well, now you can satisfy that desire with a revolutionary Samurai Armor Hoodie! Designed in Japan and originally available only in Japan, t...

Loot Anime Joins Forces with Crunchyroll for Greatness

New bonus for ANN readers, fill out the survey and get a discount code to subscribe to any Loot Crate subscription. ― The monthly mystery subscription service Loot Anime has done the fusion dance with Crunchyroll to form Loot Anime x Crunchyroll, a new partnership with new powers that will benefit subscribers of both platforms! Looters with a Crunchyroll Premium account can now link that account to ...

Loot Anime Joins Forces with Crunchyroll for Greatness

The monthly mystery subscription service Loot Anime has done the fusion dance with Crunchyroll to form Loot Anime x Crunchyroll. To celebrate, we're announcing our latest theme: UNITY. ― The monthly mystery subscription service Loot Anime has done the fusion dance with Crunchyroll to form Loot Anime x Crunchyroll, a new partnership with new powers that will benefit subscribers of both platforms! Loo...

Otaku Anime Fan Fest Next Weekend

Otaku Anime Fan Fest is coming to New Jersey next weekend. Get a glimpse behind the scenes at Otaku USA Magazine, meet the Otaku who create the magazine,and dozens of guests from the Anime and Manga industry! ― Don't Miss The Party! Free OTAKU USA Subscription with your registration! Register now for the OTAKU USA Magazine's FIRST EVER ANIMEFANFEST! May 6-8 in Somerset New Jersey at the Garden State...

Amazing Banpresto Figures

Over in Japan these awesome figures can be won in arcades at the "Crane King" and similar games, but you can order them online too. ― Tokyo Otaku Mode is an official partner of Banpresto, authorized to sell Banpreto figures online to customers outside of Japan. Normally, there's only one way to get these highly sought after figures, travel to Japan and try your luck in an arcade. Tokyo Otaku Mode sav...

Pre-Order Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol. 3 Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Available now for pre-order. ― Tokyo Otaku Mode has a special Pre-Order deal for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol. 3 Collector's Edition Blu-ray. Get it here. Quantities are limited, so best to order soon! Pre-Order deadline is April 6, 2016 @ 11:59 PM (JST) (IE: 10:59 AM EDT / 7:59 AM PDT). Worldwide shipping is free! This amazing limited edition include high-quality 5.1 audio in Japanese and Eng...

Exclusive DXF One-Punch Man Saitama Figure

Banpresto's DXF One-Punch Man Saitama Figure might be the best looking figure to come out this year, and it's very affordable. ― Depicted giving one of his famous punches, Saitama from the hit series One-Punch Man is beautifully captured in this exciting painted ABS and PVC figure! With a height of 7.9”, it captures both his realistic form with carefully detailed muscles and his overwhelmingly powerf...

ERASED: Masterful Visuals and Hidden Meanings in Plain Sight

Crunchyroll's hit series ERASED has been the talk of the anime world this winter, and it owes the bulk of its success to its deft direction at the hands of Tomohiko Itou. ― ERASED has been the talk of the anime world this winter. The supernatural thriller from A-1 pictures tells the story of struggling Mangaka Satoru Fujinuma, who is sent back to his childhood to solve the murder of a girl named Kayo...

Who are the Piapro Characters?

The March 2016 box from OMAKASE is celebrating global pop star Hatsune Miku with a collection of items that includes the full Piapro Character lineup. Just in time for the Miku Expo North American tour, mystery items include collectibles and gear themed around Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO. “Piapro” is a shortening of “Peer Production” – the concept that users of Crypt...

Omakase offers massive savings on Otakon registration.

Normally Otakon costs $80 to $100 (2015 price), but with Omakase you can your Otakon registration and your first Omakase box for only $29. This deal ends tomorrow, January 23 at midnight PST. ― Fans considering attending Otakon 2016 might want to act fast, as OMAKASE announced a special limited-time promotion this week in collaboration with Otakon, offering new subscribers a free Otakon 2016 membersh...

New Omakase Deals: Free Otakon Ticket or 30% OFF

Omakase unleashes two strong deals, as we approach shipping date for the company’s second curated anime merchandise box. (note: coupon extended) ― Fans considering attending Otakon 2016 might want to act fast, as OMAKASE announced a special limited-time promotion this week in collaboration with Otakon, offering new subscribers a free Otakon 2016 membership. In addition to the Otakon deal, OMAKASE pro...

10 Anime to Watch with your Friends and Family this Holiday Season

What should you watch with Onēsan? ― When the nights are long and the weather's cold, it's nice to bundle up with your favorite anime shows. With the holiday season upon us, what better way to spend time with your loved ones than to share your love of anime with them? We've put together a little list of shows you can watch with your friends and family, to make the holidays a little easier. You can fi...

How to unlock the best deals to attend anime conventions

Who doesn't love a good deal? We've compiled some tips and tricks to save you some cash when trying to attend Anime Conventions. ― Who doesn't love a good deal? We've compiled some tips and tricks to save you some cash when trying to attend Anime Conventions. Join Their Mailing List: The best place to hear about anime convention deals are through the convention's official mailing list. Make sure you ...

Toynami Naruto fans can finally complete their collections.

Earlier, ANN revealed one of the premium items included in Viewster’s next Omakase box: the gold Naruto Mininja figure. That’s not the only special figure collectible included in the package, however: Within this box of hidden ninja treasures lies an exclusive 4-inch figure of Sasuke from Naruto Shippuden. ― Earlier, ANN revealed one of the premium items included in Viewster's next Omakase box: the g...

Gobble Up This Naruto Shippuden Thanksgiving Bundle

Gobble Up This Naruto Shippuden Thanksgiving Bundle! Combined package available to new U.S. customers through Cyber Monday includes launchbox featuring Kill la Kill and upcoming Naruto Shippuden box. The bundle also includes a free six-month digital subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump, all for $40+S/H. Black Friday comes early to OMAKASE! Viewster has gone all out for this year's Thanksgiving holid...

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Interview with Director Takahashi

In anticipation of PONYCAN's upcoming home video release of Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, we sat down with director Takeo Takahashi to find out why Rokka is so damned good. ― In anticipation of PONYCAN's upcoming home video release of Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, we sat down with director Takeo Takahashi to find out why Rokka is so damned good. The visuals seem to have a South American infl...

TOMpacasso Plushie Available for Pre-Order

Manufactured by Amuse exclusively for Tokyo Otaku Mode, this awesome TOMpacasso will add color to your life. ― Tokyo Otaku Mode is proud to announce the Exclusive TOMpacasso Plushie is now available for pre-order. This unique plushie will ship in December and will only cost $20.99, so order yours now! Created with the colors of the Tokyo Otaku Mode logo, this is a limited Alpacasso plushie available ...

Viewster's Awesome Kill la Kill box just got even awesomer

Get a look at the second exclusive item in Viewster's upcoming Omakase launch box. ― Viewster continues to reveal items in their Kill la Kill themed OMAKASE launch box, the most recent being an exclusive Senketsu Scarf. In addition to the scarf, the first curated merchandise package from OMAKASE also features a gold-foil hardcover edition of the Kill la Kill manga, another item exclusive to OMAKASE s...

The Making of the Omakase launch box, featuring Kill la Kil

Featuring Kill la Kill has been a privilege and a tremendous excitement for the Omakase team and it’s a great way to kick off something we think will change the face of anime fandom. We hope you’ll enjoy these gifts as much as we enjoyed creating them! ― The Making of the OMAKASE launch box, featuring Kill la Kill Curator's Corner When we began planning for our first full-on OMAKASE experience, we re...

The Perfect Anime for Fall: Bokura Ga Ita

Fans of Director Akitaro Daichi's other works, such as Elf Princess Rane, Fruits Basket and DD Fist of the North Star, will appreciate the way Bokura ga Ita navigates clichés to deliver a romance that is fresh and unexpected. Whether your awkward high school crush is long in the past or sitting across the classroom right now, this is the perfect series to get your heart beating and your pulse raci...

Omakase Exclusive: Kill la Kill Gold Foil Hardcover Manga

Viewster is kicking off their new subscription service, OMAKASE, in style by featuring the acclaimed masterpiece Kill la Kill from Studio Trigger! The first item revealed in the carefully curated merchandise package, part of the OMAKASE subscription, is an exclusive gold-foil hardcover edition of the Kill la Kill manga. If you dare wait (these kind of things tend to sell out), Viewster will reveal...

What People are Saying About Omakase

Find out what people are saying about the Omakase Alpha box, featuring Hatsune Miku. ― Here's what people are saying about the Omakase Alpha box. I received a Hatsune Miku Viewster Omakase Box! Thank you @viewster! Do you want exclusive anime merchandise delivered to your door? Then the Viewster Omakase Box is perfect for you! Look at this Hatsune Miku t-shirt designed by @happymappyart in collabora...

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

Seven heroes when there can only be six. Check out all seven characters and see if you can figure out who the traitor is. ― One of the hottest shows this season is Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, a gorgeously-animated adventure that goes old-school with a team of heroes who must put aside their differences to battle a great evil and save their world! When darkness rises in the west to consume the w...

In 009 Re:Cyborg, a modern classic is born

Do you remember days when the mention of the word “anime” would conjure images of dystopian futures and technologically augmented existences? That golden era when gritty detail and thought provoking ideas were the focus, instead of bubbly school girls and other modern moe tropes? From the creative genius of Kenji Kamiyama, the director of contemporary classics such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Al...

The Wonderful and Powerful Gods of Noragami

Hiyori Iki was living a quiet and ordinary life until the fateful day that she crossed paths with a mysterious young man, dressed in a jersey and a fluffy scarf. Now she lives in a world full of powerful gods and their living weapons. In Noragami, modern Japan mixes with ancient Shinto and Buddhist folklore. Hiyori will not only be faced with mythical dangers, dropped in the middle of an ancient w...

Soul Eater NOT! Contest

At the Death Weapon Meister Academy, weapons and Meisters must work together to defeat the forces of evil. But when it comes choosing which role is the coolest, only the fans can pick a winner. So, if you had the power, would you rather turn your body into a soul-cleaving super weapon? Or possess the ability to wield one? Before you cast your vote, be sure to pre-order your limited-run Soul Eater...

Darker Than Black

In Darker Than Black, a new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest – the masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper....

Three Steps to Making Badass History

History class can be so boring! But history doesn't need to be so boring as long as you spice it up with a few extras! We take a look at how Nobunagun makes history badass. ― History collides with modern action in FUNimation's wild action comedy Nobunagun. What better way to get a quick history lesson, than mix it together with some amazing anime? History class can be so boring! A better idea would ...

Space Dandy's Top 10 Pickup Lines

If there's anything Space Dandy knows (or thinks he knows) how to do, it's to pick up chicks! Check out the top ten pickup lines from season one! ― IMG spacedandy_logo.jpg If there's anything Space Dandy knows (or thinks he knows) how to do, it's to pick up chicks! Sure, he may not be batting a thousand, but you miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don't take, baby! Check out the top ten pickup...

Wouldn't it be great if these things were real?

Do you ever think to yourself, “Wouldn't it be great if that existed in real life?” While many awesome things from our favorite shows have specific intentions in their own world, those same things sure could be handy in our day-to-day lives. Mundane tasks could actually... ― When watching your favorite show from FUNimation, do you ever think to yourself, “Wouldn't it be great if that existed in real ...

Freezing Returns with a New Breed of Warriors

Humanity's future hangs in the balance as the powerful and voluptuous Pandora of Chevalier do battle with Earth's ultimate threat. Now they are joined by a new kind of Pandora. ― IMG freezing-vibration-logo-b.jpg Humanity's future hangs in the balance as the powerful and voluptuous Pandora of Chevalier do battle with Earth's ultimate threat: the alien invaders known as Nova. Backed by their loyal ma...

Fairy Tail: The Grand Magic Games

Get ready to place your bets on the Grand Magic Games. We take a look at the competitors and the betting odds. ― The Grand Magic Games are afoot, and it's time to see if all the training and hard work is going to pay off. 113 teams have arrived at the competition. Each team seeks to prove that their Magic Guild is the most powerful in all of Fiore, and claim the 30,000,000 Jewel prize! We get ready ...

The 7 Times One Piece Made Us Cry Our Eyes Out

Straw Hat Pirates and their captain, Monkey D. Luffy, continue their adventure in pursuit of becoming the King of the Pirates, and finding the mysterious treasure known only as One Piece. The hit anime and manga have taken the world by storm over the last 18 years, complete with a motley line-up of characters that reinvented the pirate genre completely, and became the best-selling manga of all ti...

11 Reasons to Back Devil's Legacy on Kickstarter

The Devil's Legacy Kickstarter launched today. Here are 11 reasons (of many) to back the production of this new anime OVA. ― IMG avalon.jpg Devil's Legacy is unique. Imagine a cross between Berserk and Ghost In The Shell, but directed in the style of Go Nagai*, with a bit of Death Note added in for good measure. It's a story worthy of the Dante's Divine Comedy. What other anime has a spectacularly u...

Fairy Tail: Meet the team willing to challenge the Oración Seis.

In the new Fairy Tail Collection Three from FUNimation, Natsu, Lucy and the rest of Fairy Tail prepare to do battle with the mysterious dark guild known as the Oración Seis. This time your favorite team won't be facing the dangers alone, as they create an alliance with the Blue Pegasus, Lamia Scale, and Cait Shelter Guilds to confront this threat. Led by the cruel, dark wizard Brain, the Oración ...

5 Things You Might Not Know About FUNimation

You may know your anime, but how familiar are you with the company that brings you that blessed form of entertainment? Here are five interesting facts about FUNimation that you've probably never heard... ― You may know your anime, but how familiar are you with the company that brings you that blessed form of entertainment? Here are five interesting facts about FUNimation that you've probably never he...

Kamisama Kiss & Japanese Mythology

The land of Kamisama Kiss is full of comedy, romance and plenty of supernatural happenings. As fantastic as it may seem, quite a few aspects are based on actual Japanese folklore and superstition. The world of Japanese mythology is as ancient as it is vast, with its roots firmly based in both Shinto and Buddhist traditions. Throughout Kamisama Kiss there is a constant play on the relationship of t...

What's the Best Job for a Railgun?

When you're in school, there's nothing you think about more than for it to finally be over. All the homework, bullies, and pressures of fitting in can be rough for anyone. For the students of Academy City the transition to the real world may be harder your average student. The characters of A Certain Scientific Railgun may have extraordinary circumstances, but like everyone else in the world, the ...

All the Acts you can see at the Lantis Music Festival

― Ask and you shall receive. The world famous Lantis Festival is finally landing on US soil. If you weren't already familiar, Lantis is actually the largest record label for anime and video game songs, and have been putting out music from your favorite Japanese artists for 15 years. After years of North American fans only being able to enjoy large scale anime music festivals via DVDs and video onli...

Mischievous Kiss 2 Live Screening and Twitter Event

Missed the Mischievous Kiss 2 live-screening ? You can watch episode 1 right here. ― Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO - イタズラな Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO #vikilive Tweets

Right Stuf Holiday Guide

― It's that special time of year once again. Snow falls, lights shine, and holiday shopping begins! 2014 has been a fantastic year for anime, with the release of new smash hits like Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill, as well as the revival of old classics like Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, and more. Here's a guide with 12 of the biggest anime titles of the year to get you started on your holiday anime sho...

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