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AKB48 Searches for Part-Time Worker

AKB48 Searches for Part-Time Worker

j-pop
Posted on 13 August, 2014 at 11:16 pm by holsetymoon · 4 comments
The popular idol group AKB48 is looking for a part-timer to assist with their various activities, including attending handshake events, performing at concerts, and appearing on TV and in commercials. The position was created as part of the collaboration between AKB48 and Baitoru, a recruitment site.
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Durarara!! X2 Introducing Three New Characters

Durarara!! X2 Introducing Three New Characters

anime
Posted on 13 August, 2014 at 12:26 pm by teddiez · 7 comments
The official site of the anime series, Durarara!! recently updated with a never seen before visual featuring a trio of new characters. Durarara!! fans who have watched the first anime adaptation might even missed out on two of the characters who actually made their brief appearance. However, they seemed to have more screen time in the OVA.


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Moran to Go on Hiatus as Drummer Departs

Moran to Go on Hiatus as Drummer Departs

j-rock
Posted on 13 August, 2014 at 03:17 am by kenryoku · 5 comments
Drummer Soan has announced that he will leave the band Moran next year although reasons were not specified. The remaining members have decided then to go on hiatus.
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The Singing Shinigami (Death God) - Death Note the Musical

The Singing Shinigami (Death God) - Death Note the Musical

anime
Posted on 12 August, 2014 at 08:16 pm by holsetymoon · 7 comments
Anime and manga fans of the Death Note franchise are certainly already acquainted with the picture of a shinigami (death god) eating red apple. Great news for fans: there will be a Death Note the Musical, coming in April 2015 at Nissei Theater in Tokyo.
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Shonen Jump Special Double Issue

Shonen Jump Special Double Issue

anime
Posted on 12 August, 2014 at 03:02 am by NihonGaijin · 2 comments
Shonen Jump releases double issue as they take a week off for the Obon Festival summer break.
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Working!! (aka Wagnaria!!) Anime Season 3 Gets Green Light!
Working!! also known as Wagnaria!! season 3 is coming your way! The cast of the family restaurant comedy anime personally announced this good news during the Working!! & Servant x Service Summer Festa crossover event on this weekend.
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New Additions to Fairy Tail Dub Cast

New Additions to Fairy Tail Dub Cast

anime
Posted on 10 August, 2014 at 07:09 am by NihonGaijin · 2 comments
Saturday at Funimations Otakon panel four new cast members were introduced for the English dub version of the popular Fairy Tail Series. They will be featured on Part 13 of Fairy Tail, on the shelves in North America October 28th.
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Durarara!! X2 Revealed Key Visual & Partial Casts

Durarara!! X2 Revealed Key Visual & Partial Casts

anime
Posted on 9 August, 2014 at 09:16 pm by teddiez · 5 comments
The official website of Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2014 (Fall Festival 2014) revealed some of the returning casts for the voices behind Durarara!! X2. Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Miyuki Sawashiro will be resuming their main role as the voices behind Mikado Ryuugamine and Celty Sturluson respectively. They will also be making their appearance at the second season's stage event during the festival in Japan on 5th October 2014.
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Durarara!! Season 2 Confirmed Debuting in January 2015

Durarara!! Season 2 Confirmed Debuting in January 2015

anime
Posted on 9 August, 2014 at 11:46 am by teddiez · 13 comments
A new Gaiden book, publishing in Japan on 9th August 2014 revealed a new thumbnail image giving obvious hint that Durarara!! season 2 sequel is confirmed to make its debut in January 2015. However, Studio Shuka will be replacing the original production studio, Brains Base in this sequel production. This marks Studio Shuka's first production debut as well.
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Crunchyroll Announcement at Otakon

Crunchyroll Announcement at Otakon

anime
Posted on 9 August, 2014 at 01:39 am by NihonGaijin · 5 comments
An announcement was made today at the Crunchyroll panel at Otakon, an annual three day anime convention held during July/August at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

A "new" anime series will start streaming in just four days on the popular legal anime streaming website.
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900 000 Fans Joined EXO Fan Club “EXO-L”

900 000 Fans Joined EXO Fan Club “EXO-L”

k-pop
Posted on 8 August, 2014 at 12:34 pm by bbizzie · 9 comments
Less than a week, the quantity of fans, EXO recruited for its global fan club “EXO-L,” has reached 900 000 people.
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Studio Ghibli Enters A Production Hiatus

Studio Ghibli Enters A Production Hiatus

anime
Posted on 7 August, 2014 at 02:47 pm by teddiez · 16 comments
Director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzuki announced that Studio Ghibli will halt movie-making after 29 years of production. This overwhelming announcement for all Studio Ghibli lovers was revealed by Suzuki during his appearance on a Japanese TV program TBS.




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EXO Revealed Official Fan Club Name “EXO-L”

EXO Revealed Official Fan Club Name “EXO-L”

k-pop
Posted on 5 August, 2014 at 10:57 am by bbizzie · 13 comments
K-pop idol group EXO has made a surprise for its fans. The group has revealed the official fan club name. “EXO-L” will become an official spot for EXO fans from all over the world.

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It has been revealed that Kikuchi Ami, a member of the girl group Idoling!!, will graduate after the groups live concert 'Idoling!! 14th Live' on the 24th of November.
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Berryz Kobo: Indefinite Hiatus

Berryz Kobo: Indefinite Hiatus

j-pop
Posted on 3 August, 2014 at 01:18 pm by Arashiis1 · 2 comments
It has been announced that Berryz Kobo will go on an indefinite hiatus beginning Spring 2015.
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