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Pikachu, Hello Kitty Elected 2025 Expo Ambassadors to Osaka

Hopefully the newly-elected officials will be announcing their political stances soon.

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Naruto Manga Gets Kabuki Play in August 2018

Minosuke Bandō, Hayato Nakamura star in play that will run in Tokyo.

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Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film’s IMAX trailer highlights action scenes

Film opens in Japan on December 1, will also open in over 190 countries.

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You Latest Video Features New Take on Classic English Theme Song

English-dubbed film screens in U.S. on November 5, 6, 11, 14

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TV Tokyo Plans Huge Celebration for Pokemon’s 1,000th Episode

Ash Ketchum hasn’t won a league, but he has managed to survive in the Pokémon wilderness for 1,000 episodes. 

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Team Rocket outlines recruitment project in Saga Prefecture

Team Rocket is getting ready to blast off into the skies above Saga Prefecture.

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Detective Conan manga creator works 20 hours per day, 5 days per week

Gosho Aoyama revealed details about his creation process for Detective Conan and other works in Aoyama Gosho 30-Shūnen Hon (Gosho Aoyama 30th Anniversary Book), which Shogakukan released on October 18.

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Anime industry takes in record 2.0 trillion yen in 2016

Rise to 2.0009 trillion yen credited to Chinese streaming, live events, Your Name.

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Pokémon GO game adds Sableye, Banette, more Hoenn Pokémon

First third-generation Pokémon launch on Friday..

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Princess Peach approves new Super Mario beauty products

Japanese make-up cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

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30-ton One Piece Stone Art Shown in Captivating Drone Footage

Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew are taking over Kyoto this week, including an exhibition inside and outside the prominent Daikaku-ji Temple.

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Take a ride on Japan’s luckiest tram in Setagaya

Setagaya city in Tokyo is distinguished for a number of reasons.

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Manga book aims to explain Vladimir Putin

Although reportedly popular in his own country, President of Russia Vladimir Putin faces criticism from people in many countries, including Japan.

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Anthology released for gender identity disorder, FtM gender transition web comic

Titled My Husband is Too Attractive! I Entered the Family Register of a Hot Guy that Used to be a Woman.

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Review: Death Note (2017)

After years of anticipation, this American adaptation of the hit manga thriller is available on Netflix! Jacob Chapman breaks down whether this movie is noteworthy or should just be erased.

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Pikachu Outbreak event causes growing pains for Yokohama

The sheer number of people undoubtedly brought a lot of revenue to the area, but the chaos from hosting such a large crowd also took its toll on area residents and police.

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

New project seeking production assistants.

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Manga reimagines literature’s most famous detective as an android

You’ve seen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective as a dog, a girl, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as the character as its own manga. A character of near infallible logic is transforming again, this time into an android.

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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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Anime distributor valued at US$150 million.

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