Interest - April 2011
- New K-On, Gundam Hawaiian Shirts for Sale in Japan ()
- Madoka Magica's Kyubey Face Marshmallows Sold ()
- Variety Runs Ad for Planned Cobra the Space Pirate Film ()
- Hanasaku Iroha's Working Phone Now Takes 'Reservations' ()
- Daily Cosplay: Hetalia: Axis Powers' Spain ()
- Tokyopop Artists Comment on Rights to Their Works ()
- Totoro, Doraemon, Bakugan Shown Free in Quake Areas ()
- Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Designs for Dantalian ()
- Daily Cosplay: Umineko no Naku Koro ni's Chiester 45 ()
- Tokyopop to Hold 'Garage Sale' in Los Angeles ()
- Square Enix Offers iOS Game to Teach English Dialogue ()
- Yu Kobayashi Animated for Maria Holic Alive Music Video ()
- Daily Cosplay: Afro Samurai's Afro ()
- Gainax, Last Airbender Artists Sell Quake Charity Book ()
- Microsoft to Start Cloud Girl Manga for Windows Azure ()
- Sega to Unveil New Hatsune Miku Project on Thursday ()
- Wii's Successor Ships in 2012, Playable Demos at E3 ()
- Nuclear Job Applicant: I Saw Madoka Magica's End, So I'm Not Worried ()
- Cobs' Poll: What Kind of Otaku to Have as Boyfriend ()
- Madoka Magica's Kyubey Plush Toy, Cosplay Suit Offered ()
- Love Hina, ComiPo! Creators Discuss Future of Manga ()
- Nico Nico Douga to Stream From Sakura-Con Live ()
- Madoka Magica Fans Get Ready for Anime Series Finale ()
- Skip Beat Creator to Draw Reader-Submitted Idea in Manga ()
- Good Smile, Bandai Namco Make Nendoroid Generation Videogame ()
- Japan's Nico Nico Douga Video Site Starts English Beta ()
- Anime no Jikan Android App Alerts When Episodes Air ()
- Poll: Which Anime Characters Should Form a Musical Duo ()
- Daily Cosplay: Naruto Shippuden's Sakura ()
- Star Trek Actor Petitions Against Akira 'Whitewashing' ()
- Haruhi Suzumiya Teaches English Vocabulary in New Books ()
- Daily Cosplay: To Love-Ru's Lala Satalin Deviluke ()
- Voice Actress Group Sphere Gets Own TV Show in July ()
- Voice Actress Fumie Mizusawa Announces Marriage ()
- Poll: Biglobe's Most Popular Winter 2011 Anime ()
- Daily Cosplay: Detroit Metal City's Krauser & Manager ()
- Daily Video: Heavy Metal Cover of Totoro Theme ()
- Daily Cosplay: Gintama's Kagura & Kamui ()
- Daily Video: New Haruhi Suzumiya PS3/PSP Game Promo ()
- Girugamesh, New People Center Hold Quake Fundraisers ()
- Kanye West's Custom Akira Motorcycle Listed for Sale ()
- Ghibli Museum to Unveil Adult-Sized Catbus in June ()
- Live-Action Arakawa Under The Bridge Cast ()
- Daily Cosplay: Gurren Lagann's Darry ()
- Madoka Magica Fans Plan Bus Tour to Catch Finale ()
- X Japan's Yoshiki to Hold Quake Charity Auctions ()
- Akihabara's Pedestrian Paradise to Return on Sunday ()
- Daily Cosplay: Air Gear's Simca ()
- Voice Actresses Raise 2+ Million Yen for Quake Charity ()
- Daily Video: Mashup Cover of Madoka Magica Song ()
- Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara Projected to Win 4th Term ()
- Mayonaka TV Ad Runs for Persona 4 Teaser Site ()
- Kenshin, FMA Sketches Auctioned for Quake Fund ()
- Daily Cosplay: Code Geass' Euphemia li Britannia ()
- Good Smile Sells Hatsune Miku Charity Toy Overseas ()
- CLAMP, Toriyama, Anno Post Wallpapers for Quake Fund ()
- Daily Video: Key's Rewrite Visual Novel Opening ()
- Daily Cosplay: Angel Beats' Yuri Nakamura ()
- Ender's Game Author Praises Cowboy Bebop ()
- Aya Hirano: Prohibited From Acting in New Anime Works ()
- Hanasaku Iroha Shows Characters' Working Phone Number ()
- Twilight's Pattinson Downplays Akira Casting Report ()
- Keanu Reeves: Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Still Uncertain ()
- Evangelion's Anno Produces Kantoku Shikkaku Film ()
- Daily Cosplay: Ghost in the Shell's Major Kusanagi ()
- Vagabond Samurai Manga's Inoue Paints in Cup Noodles Ads ()
- Voice Actors Raise 2.5 Million Yen in Akiba for Quake Victims ()
- Daily Cosplay: Ashita no Nadja's Nadja ()
- Funimation, Game Companies Launch Charity Auctions ()
- Bakemonogatari, Boogiepop Authors Pen JoJo's Novels ()
- Daily Cosplay: Digimon's Seraphimon ()
- Heroes Cast Voices Marvel Anime, Thundercats' Snarf Voiced in Japan ()
- Tokyopop to Relaunch Website, Remove User Content ()
- Kaiji Creator Gives 30 Million Yen to Quake Victims ()
- Dengeki's Most Anticipated April Anime Survey ()
- Sailor Moon's Takeuchi Draws Messages for Quake Area ()
- Marilyn Manson, X Japan's Yoshiki Unite for Quake Fund ()
- MangaGamer to Release Kotori Love ExP Compilation Game ()
- Daily Video: Hori's Hatsune Miku Controller Tested ()
- Daily Cosplay: Guilty Gear's Bridget ()
- Free Hugs Championship Cancelled ()
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