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Utena/Penguindrum’s Kunihiko Ikuhara to direct new work at MAPPA

New project seeking production assistants.

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Miyazaki’s new Boro the Caterpillar short not scheduled before October

The official website of the Ghibli Museum has revealed the list of shorts that will play at the museum’s theater through October.

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Nintendo Celebrates Dairy Farmers on ‘Milk Day’ with 1-2-Switch Mini-Game

Nintendo is celebrating Japan’s hardworking dairy farmers on June 1, otherwise known as “Milk Day,” and what better way then inviting them to a large-scale match of 1-2-Switch’s Milking mini-game?

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Father Hides Real Nintendo Switch in Son’s Cardboard Version

Twitter user Mohikan recently posted some pictures of his creative, game-loving son.

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Pokémon Magikarp Jump Game Launches for iOS, Android Devices

Free-to-play with in-app purchases in multiple languages

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A Silent Voice, Masako Nozawa, Makoto Shinkai win Japan Movie Critics Awards

Leiji Matsumoto also honored at May 16 ceremony.

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Prosecutors Seek 3.5-Year Sentence for Russian Pokémon Go Blogger

Yekaterinburg court to issue verdict on May 11.

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Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece Voice Actor Ed Blaylock Passes Away

Voice actor for King Bradley, Sengoku was 64.

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Japanese AI app features robot that can communicate like a “real girlfriend”

The Japanese smartphone application and artificial intelligence engine SELF, which features a highly-detailed female robot named Ai Furuse, has just added upgraded conversation functionality, promising, “communication close to that of a real girlfriend or partner.”

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Man arrested for threatening voice actress Nana Mizuki on Twitter

32-year-old allegedly admitted to charge, saying Mizuki did not respond to his email.

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Cardcaptor Sakura Fan in Peru Gets Guinness World Record For Largest Collection

The Guinness Book of World Records awarded Sofia Pichihua of Peru with a certificate recognizing her as the owner of the world’s largest Cardcaptor Sakura memorabilia on December 11.

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Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku idol Rina Matsuno passes away at 18

Idol had missed Tuesday concert before succumbing to unspecified disease.

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Bring a smile to your valentine with One Piece chocolates

Oscar and Marie Antoinette aren’t the only characters inspiring chocolates this month.

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