Tag Archives: Current Events

Popularity of Wake Up, Girls! Explodes After Changing Name to “Wake Up, Blockchain!”

The popularity of the voice acting idol unit Wake Up, Girls! has exploded overnight after the group changed its name to “Wake Up, Blockchain!”, according to a survey conducted by Mantan…

Former Computer Club President Exposed on Past Sexual Assault Allegations

A major Tokyo-based technology firm came under fire this week when photos emerged of its CEO committing apparent acts of sexual abuse. Konuma Yasashi, current CEO of Takai Systems and…

Op-Ed: Hear Me Out — Repealing Net Neutrality Makes It Harder to Watch Bad Anime

Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission It’s been a pretty active last few weeks for me and the folks working at the FCC. Since I’ve announced that we are taking formal…

Tsukasa Fushimi Again Snubbed for Nobel Prize in Literature

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish Academy awarded English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature earlier today. The committee lauded the Japanese-born author, “who, in novels of great…

Hackers Find Personal Information of Thousands of Anime Fans Completely Useless

The popular anime streaming service Anime Seppun has announced earlier this week that they suffered a massive data breach after being hacked. The stolen data include the names, credit card…

United Airlines Forcibly Removes Body Pillow From Flight

Controversy was sparked last Tuesday when a man’s anime body pillow was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight. Brandon Martin, who had purchased two seats in advance for…

Beyblade Creator Announces New Series About Competitive Fidget Spinning

With the phenomenon known as fidget spinners on the rapid rise, Beyblade creator Takao Aoki has teamed up with past collaborator Madhouse to launch a new project based around the…

Texas Legalizes Open Carry of Anime Fandom

DALLAS, TX — Millions are Texans are preparing for the upcoming months as Texas becomes the first state in the country to legalize open carry of anime fandom. In a state…