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Love Live’s ‘NikoMaki’ Visit War Criminal Shrine, Spark Outrage

Love Live stars Yazawa Niko and Nishikino Maki, popularly known as “NikoMaki” sparked outrage this week by visiting Tokyo’s notorious Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japanese soldiers killed in World War II,…

Japan Ends Incest Taboo in Attempt to Reduce its Prevalence in Anime

TOKYO – The Japanese government announced an official end to the country’s taboo on sibling incest in an attempt to make the topic less common in anime and manga. Government…

Campaign Seeks to Ban Offensive Terms ‘Hug Pillow’ and ‘Body Pillow’

LOS ANGELES – A new campaign launched today aims to ban the terms “Hug Pillow” and “Body Pillow,” which are routinely used to describe full sized pillows that feature anime…

Anime Reviewer Actually Likes New Show, Summarily Beaten to Death by Coworkers

SAN FRANCISCO – A staffer for a popular anime blog was beaten to death by his own coworkers after he announced that he had genuinely liked an anime premiere from…

Third Madoka Magica Movie Blu Ray Release Causes Spike In Antidepressant Prescriptions

LOS ANGELES – The North American home release of Rebellion Story, the third movie in the popular Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica series, has caused a noticeable increase in the number…

Syrian Jihadists Continue Feud Over Question Of Subs vs. Dubs

RAQQA – A double suicide bombing claimed the lives of 15 militant members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of the ongoing Jihadist feud…

NyaaTorrents Announces Spring Anime Lineup

NyaaTorrents announced today that once again, it will have every anime show from the Spring season available for free illegal download. A press release from the site read: “Again, Nyaa…

Court Approves High School Gunpla Battle Players Union

TOKYO – A high court in Tokyo today approved a bid by the Seihou Academy Gunpla club to form a players union for upcoming Gunpla Battle seasons, a move that…

Studio Trigger Wraps Up Kill la Kill, Plans to Animate Shitty Generic Light Novels

Spirits were high at the Studio Trigger offices after the airing of the Kill la Kill finale last Thursday. However, the Tokyo-based studio does not intend to rest on its…

Upcoming Show Breaks New Ground by Featuring Girl Who Has a Crush on Her Older Brother

TOKYO – The upcoming spring anime I’m Surrounded by Cute Girls but Still Can’t Get Laid! (Boku wa Kawaii Onnanoko ni Kakomarete Imasu ga, Soredemo Nekasa Suru Koto wa Dekimasen!)…