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Tooru Hagakure Nendoroid Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA — Good Smile Company announced a new Nendroid featuring My Hero Academia character Tooru Hagakure earlier today during a panicked press conference at Anime Expo. Following the 2017 release…

Sub Purist Resorts to Dubbing FLCL Progressive in Japanese Himself

GRAND FORKS, ND — FLCL Progressive is currently airing on Toonami with an English dub. Shaken by the news that the Japanese dub will not premiere in Japan until September, hardline…

Man Unable to Remember if He’s Seen ‘Last Exile’ Due to MyAnimeList Maintenance

Due to currently ongoing maintenance of MyAnimeList, anime fan James Lewis was forced to rack his brain today to recall if he had or hadn’t seen the 2003 anime Last…

Lone Fan Estatic So Many People Suddenly Watching ‘Brave of the Sun Fighbird’

Retro mecha anime fan Hayden Kerry received a pleasant surprise this week when his Twitter timeline was filled with people sharing screenshots from the 1991 anime Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird,…

UN Sanctions Japanese Mobile Game Industry for Whale Hunting

UNITED NATIONS — Representatives from the United Nations General Assembly announced sanctions against Japan for their continued issues with whale hunting, specifically within the mobile game industry. The industry has…

An Interview with the Canadian Animator behind Golden Kamuy’s Bears

More and more foreigners have been making their way into the Japanese animation industry recently, and foreigners have made especially great strides in 2018. Earlier this year, French animator Thibault…

‘Land of the Lustrous’ Superfan Spends $500 Million on Life-Sized Diamond Figure

In a true show of devotion, one Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) fan spent over $500 million on a life-sized figure of his favorite character, Diamond. Land of the…

Mario and Sonic Banned from 2018 Olympic Games

Shortly before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the International Olympic Committee announced that in addition to their previously announced ban of Russia for their use…

Retrospective: Recalling the Distant Time When ‘Osomatsu-san’ was Popular

Every once in a while as an anime fan I get nostalgic for old times. For shows that were big when I was first getting into anime, the shows that…