Justin Bieber Apologizes For Mistaken Association With Love Live

 HOLLYWOOD, CA – Singer Justin Bieber apologized today after one of his tweets was mistakenly seen as supporting the idol anime Love Live. The tweet, which simply read “Love Live and…

George R.R. Martin Responds to Hunter x Hunter 131: ‘Togashi is Flat-Out Evil’

BAYONNE, NJ – George R.R. Martin, author of the popular A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which are currently being adapted into the Game of Thrones TV show on HBO, has…

Jealousy Leads To Tension on Set of Nanana’s Buried Treasure

NANAE ISLAND – The filming of the anime Nanana’s Buried Treasure has been encountering difficulties lately due to tension among the cast, according to a new exposé in Ginga Gossip…

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…