NRA Adopts Tedeza Rize as Official Mascot

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Rifle Association unveiled a new mascot this week: Tedeza Rize from the currently-airing anime Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?.  In a statement to Anime Maru, NRA…

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Gin’iro no Olynssis

Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that is has licensed Gin’iro no Olynsis, the 2006 anime TV-series by Toei Animation. The company plans to release the 12 episode show digitally and…

Selector Infected WIXOSS Causes Sharp Decline in Card Sales

TOKYO – The anime series Selector Infected WIXOSS by J.C. Staff, which is currently airing, has actually caused a sharp decline in sales of the WIXOSS card game by Takara…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Love Live 2 Episode 7

Anime Maru is prowling the net, gathering your reactions to recent happenings in the world of anime and manga! kyoAnilover42 “Since Honoka is already active, it makes for sense for…

Tokyo Designates Oreimo ‘Unwholesome for Minors’

TOKYO, Japan — The Tokyo metropolitan government has ordered a cease on sales of all merchandise, including manga, novels, doujinshi, and goods, of the runaway hit series Ore no Imouto ga Konnani…

Russia Threatens Japan Over Recent ‘Cultural Appropriations’

MOSCOW, Russia – The Kremlin yesterday issued its second stern warning to Tokyo in recent months over what it called “Japan’s blatant appropriation of Russian culture for its anime industry.”…

Yowamushi Pedal Implicated in Doping Charges

MONTREAL, Canada — The World Anti-Doping Agency announced yesterday that shounen sports anime Yowamushi Pedal has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. In a test administered shortly after the airing of its…

‘Ping Pong’ Characters Spend Hours Getting Makeup Done

TOKYO, Japan — In a recent interview with Anime Maru, the characters of the currently airing anime Ping Pong stated that they spend hours getting their makeup done every day….

Superpowers Banned In All American Sports; Japanese Athletes Affected

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a controversial decision, the Senate has approved a bill calling for the ban of all superpowers in sporting events. “The American people have been clamoring for…

New ‘Reverse Oculus Rift’ Shows Real World in 2D

TOKYO – Panasonic today unveiled The NiJiMe – a digital headset that transforms the real world into 2D. The NiJiMe – short for Ni Jigen Megane or “2D Glasses” –…