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Anime Conventions Run Out of Names

ANN ARBOR, MI — David Morrison and his planning committee have run into a problem anime conventions around the world now face: a name. According to a report by the Society…

Light Novel Plot Described as Love Icosiheptagon

PASADENA, CA — Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered a 27-edged romantic conflict in the light novel Ore no Imouto to, Ore no Osananajimi to, Ore no Doukyuusei…

Crystal Pepsi to Sponsor Sailor Moon Crystal

American multinational beverage corporation PepsiCo announced yesterday that it is reviving Crystal Pepsi to launch a campaign promoting the upcoming anime Sailor Moon Crystal. Crystal Pepsi was a short-lived soda released in…

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…

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…

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…

England’s Roy Hodgson Admits Anime Selection Could Backfire

LONDON, England — After naming his 23-man squad and 7 players on standby for the World Cup in Brazil, England manager Roy Hodgson admitted his selection of anime on the…