Kanae Ito Interview @ FanimeCon 2017 stars

While in San Jose for Fanime-Con 2017, we sat down behind closed doors, with the voice actress Kanae Ito, who is best known for her work as Amu Hinamori in Shugo Chara!, Yui in Sword Art Online, Nobuna Oda in The Ambition of Nobuna Oda, Elsie de Lute Ima in The World God Only Knows, and Nana Astar Deviluke in To Love-Ru.

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 Announces On Sale Tickets and Initial Roster of Live Music Artists And Performers stars

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Advance Tickets and First Musical Guests of Honor; BAND-MAID, Babyraids Japan, Misaki Iwasa And YANAKIKU To Perform

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 has announced advance tickets for this year’s 2-day festival will go on sale on Friday, May 26th exclusively at: www.J-POP.com.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Vita) Review stars

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is the remaster of the first entry of the Hakuoki series which came out 9 years ago in Japan. Since then, the Hakuoki franchise has released numerous games and spin-offs including an anime television series. Kyoto Winds includes extra characters, an extended plot and improved graphics from the original game. Fans of the otome genre are likely already familiar with this title and know exactly what to expect.

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours tour goods now available for overseas fans stars

Overseas fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours can now get access to official goods from the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd LoveLive! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR”, available through May 27th — great news for idol fans who want to gear up for the group’s upcoming live concert at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo on June 30.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Celebrates First Anniversary with Global Fan Events stars

 

Producers Kei Hirono & Hiroki Fujimoto Invite Players to Asia, Europe, and US Events

Today SQUARE ENIX announced a host of FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS Fan Festa events, scheduled to take place around the world in celebration of one year of service of the critically acclaimed, free-to-play mobile RPG adventure. This major milestone coincides with the 30th anniversary of the FINAL FANTASY series, with the series of fan gatherings adding to the commemoration of FINAL FANTASY’s success.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season 2 (Blu-ray) Review stars

When I was first informed of the re-make of my favorite childhood series, I was ecstatic. I was head over heels for all things Sailor Moon before it was even brought over to the West. I had the trading cards, artbooks, and basically anything I could get my hands on. I watched the anime but only a few episodes a month as they were difficult to get a hold of. I wanted to learn Japanese, so I can read the manga as they were released. I copied art from the artbooks and wanted to be a manga artist. Sailor Moon inspired me to draw and was my gateway drug to all things anime.

Fate/GO - Director Yosuke Shiokawa Interview @ Sakura-Con 2017 stars

At their most recent panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Aniplex revealed one of their biggest projects for this year. Fate/Grand Order, or Fate/GO is a popular mobile game in Japan that already has a legion of international players. The game will be officially making its way in English to North America this Summer. We sat down with the Director of the game, Yosuke Shiokawa during a short round table interview.

Sakura-Con 2017 Impression stars

When I first went to see the popular Japanese pop group Berryz Kobo at Sakura-Con in 2011, I have been extremely enamored with Seattle’s premiere convention. There’s a fantastic array of Japanese culture, video games, cosplay, and much more. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sakura-Con and my overall experience with the convention has not declined. Sakura-Con manages to keep the excitement level high while having an overall relaxing experience. This is not to say that there was a lack of activities and events. The guest list included some well known voice actors and artists throughout the industry, both overseas and local, and of course the Japanese pop sensation Miliyah, as a musical act.