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Manga creators association says pirate sites could bring about a collapse of Japanese culture

Organization stresses the importance of keeping artists and publishers in the emotional loop between creators and fans. Whether due to limited financial resources, a lack of an official local release, or simply a ravenous desire to consume as much media as possible, a large chunk of the international anime/manga fan community gets its content through …

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Ranma 1/2’s creator and voice cast stars stop by the Ranma 1/2 Cafe in Tokyo【Photos】

Rumiko Takahashi, Hayashibara Megumi, and others who were part of the iconic anime/manga hit reunite for an incredible meal. In January, the Ranma 1/2 Cafe opened in Tokyo, celebrating the one of the most popular and influential anime/manga franchises of all time. As part of my continuing quest to document as much anime-themed food as …

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Japanese Twitter artist creates emotional anime advertisement posters, leaves netizens in tears

A tribute to the most touching moments in manga and anime. Anime and manga can move our hearts, and as one animated story of a bullied deaf girl shows, they can be quite uplifting as well. Japanese Twitter user @tomoyanandayo loves drawing, and as someone who has been inspired by various anime, he has taken …

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Amazing Sailor Moon smartphone case recreates anime heroine’s transformation sequence【Video】

Clever superfan shows how you too can easily replicate the most famous scene from the most famous magical girl anime. One of the things that sets anime magical girls apart from ordinary superheroes is their transformation sequences (it’s even one of SoraNews24’s Laws of Magical Girl Anime), and no sequence is more famous than that …

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Japan’s hot anime boy notebooks give you a reward every time you turn the page

Unique notebooks promise to motivate and/or distract you during tough study sessions and boring business meetings. In this modern, technologically advanced age, it says a lot about a person when he or she takes out a paper notebook to write something down by hand. Sure, they could store that information on their smartphone with just …

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World braces itself for another live-action anime adaptation as Bleach teaser and stills released

Perhaps one comment summed the situation up best: “FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!” There exists an abusive relationship between anime and manga fans and movie producers. As often as the change of seasons, some successful franchise is needlessly trotted out and presented with flesh and bone and CGI actors but somehow always lacking the core elements that made the …

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New Cardcaptor Sakura Cafe opens in Tokyo, two other cities with themed food, drinks, and art

Kero-chan Caramel Milk and sakura-flavored cotton candy from Kyoto are among the anime-themed treats on offer. Even though it was one of the most popular and influential anime of the 1990s, Cardcaptor Sakura isn’t content to simply cash in on nostalgia. In 2016, the 30th anniversary of the series’ original manga debut, a full-fledged sequel …

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French shonen manga "Radiant" to receive Japanese anime adaptation

The series by Tony Valente is slated to begin airing this fall on NHK. The folks at Japan’s largest broadcasting organization NHK have announced that they are producing an anime adaptation of Radiant, a fantasy adventure manga by French comics artist Tony Valente. Animation is being handled by Lerche and the series will be directed Seiji …

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One-Punch Man artist to draw new Back to the Future manga, promises to deliver a hell of a ride

One of the best illustrators in Japan drawing one of the best movies of all time. Great Scott! Famed illustrator Yusuke Murata, who brought us American football manga Eyeshield 21 and the action-packed manga hit One-Punch Man, has shown that his impressive drawing skills stretch far back to even his elementary school years. Now, Murata …

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What happens to unsold manga? Some of it becomes toilet paper, these photos show

Manga author relates the depressing tale of seeing the ignoble fate of his leftover comics. As a manga artist, there are two signs that you’ve made it big. The first is when a major publisher decides to serialize your work in one of its manga anthologies, and the second is when said serial has enough …

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