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Explore Evangelion's ruined world in Animator Expo's seventh short

Japan News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:00

It's been two weeks since Animator Expo featured a piece that was based on an existing anime property, and the project is now ready to release another special short. This time around, Tadashi Hiramatsu's (worked on Key Animations for Roujin Z and the Rebuild of Eva films) until You come to me. (slightly NSFW) short features some illustrations from Evangelion; however, the images shown in the animation aren't from the previous Eva installments, which means that they might be related to the upcoming film in the Rebuild series.

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2AM & JYP Entertainment Negotiating Contract Renewal

J-pop Asia - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:31
With most group members' contracts set to expire in February, 2AM and JYP Entertainment are currently undergoing contract negotiations for the group's renewal.
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REDRUM to Disband

J-pop Asia - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:16
For many this announcement isn't really a surprise and still, fans probably hoped to not hear it that soon: REDRUM will disband.
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Hayate: Asakusa's Ninja Hero's latest updates strike from above

Japan News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00

Man. I don't know about you, but there seems to be a lot of ninjas entering the new year all of a sudden. Thankfully, a majority of them happen to be good, so there's a good chance that the shadow assassins won't burn people out when 2015 enters the scene.

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American Label "Razor & Tie" Signs Crossfaith

J-pop Asia - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:14
Crossfaith has signed on to a prestigious American label, "Razor & Tie". The label is known for artistes such as All That Remains, Chiodos, Hatebreed, Protest The Hero, The Pretty Reckless and Yellowcard.
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Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 9-10

Japan News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:00

Our "imprisoned" director finds his creative spark, while Misa finds courage to get out of a prison of a different kind. A week later Aoi might be the key to help these the two to freedom, if she can overcome the most difficult task of them all. Shirobako, finally, gears up to the final episode...of Exodus.

 Shirobako episodes 9-10 screenshot

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Annotated Anime: Log Horizon 2 episode 11

Japan News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:15

This is the episode in which things go according to plan. Well, mostly anyway. And where things don't follow the plan, we and our heroes still come out ahead, ready for the next stage. 

So, all in all, a raid well-executed.

 Log Horizon 2 episode 11 screenshot

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Famous Korean Actress Under Investigation For Possible Illegal Drug Use

J-pop Asia - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:17
A famous Korean actress whose identity has not been disclosed is currently under investigation by authorities for suspected use of illegal drugs.
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S/mileage Group Name Officially Changed To ANGERME

J-pop Asia - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:47
The group formerly known as S/mileage has officially change its name to ANGERME.
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MIYAVI Unleashes "Let Go" Lyric Video

J-pop Asia - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:24
MIYAVI has just released a lyric video for his new song "Let Go" on his official YouTube channel!
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Morning Musume Announces Special Television Program To Introduce 12th Generation Members

J-pop Asia - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:08
Morning Musume will be airing a television special that will introduce the 4 new members of the group added as part of its 12th generation.
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ONE OK ROCK Reveals Cover Artwork for Upcoming Album

J-pop Asia - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:12
Previously reported on JpopAsia, ONE OK ROCK will be releasing their new album in February 2015! The band has just revealed more information on the release!
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Rejoice: NIS America reveals Fate Ultimatum's release date and more

Japan News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:00

As we're getting closer to the holidays, the folks at NIS America have announced that The Awakened Fate Ultimatum hits North America on March 17, 2015, with Europe getting their release on March 20, 2015. Since the game involves your character switching between an angelic and demonic form, people have the option to pre-order the title's Angelic or Devilish Limited Edition.

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Rina Katahira Reveal Details on Upcoming Single

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:16
Rina Katahira will be releasing a new single titled "Dare mo ga/Kemutai" on the 25th of February, 2015. This release will be her 4th single up to date.
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Ayumi Hamasaki Release Previews For New Single "Zutto... / Last minute / Walk"

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:22
Ayumi Hamasaki has released a preview for all 3 tracks from her upcoming single "Zutto... / Last minute / Walk".
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Tuturu: Steins;Gate's PS3 and PS Vita version go West

Japan News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:00

Now this is what I call an unexpected turn of events, people. If you've been yearning to play more visual novel titles on your consoles, then you'll be happy to hear that Steins;Gate's PS3 and Vita release are heading to North America and Europe in 2015. However, Siliconera's post on the Steins;Gate's console release confirmed that this version is being handled by PQube, and they're unsure if their version will have the same translation as JAST USA's release, since MAGES were the ones that gave them the build of the game.

Personally, I still think that this news is still a great turn of events for visual novel fans, since it's not everyday that we get titles like these on the consoles. In a way, it's almost like the Future Gadget Lab sent a text message to the past to make this dream a possibility. Who knows, if the game does well on the PS3 and/or Vita, then we might see an age where more console visual novel titles get released in the West.

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Nogizaka46 Terminates Rina Yamato's Contract Amidst Underage Drinking Allegations

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:37
Rina Yamato's contract with Nogizaka46 was terminated after she was allegedly caught underage drinking.
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NARUTO Gets a Live Stage Show Adaptation

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:01
The manga for NARUTO may have ended, but there's just plenty to expect for the fans! NARUTO will be made into a stage play filled with stunts and acrobatics!
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MAN WITH A MISSION Collaborates with Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:36
Fans of Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Winning Eleven 2015), heads up! You can now play as MAN WITH A MISSION through the second data pack release!
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MBLAQ To Continue As A Trio

J-pop Asia - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:33
With Lee Joon and Thunder no longer in the group, J. Tune Camp has decided to continue promoting MBLAQ as a 3 member group.
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