E3 Will Be a General Public Event for the First Time

E3 short for Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the most important industry event for those in the field of video games in the world. However because it was an industry event only video game developers, journalists, and other people whose field involve video games have been able to attend the show since its debut in 1995.

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Manga about Gunma to Get Live Action Show and Movie

The manga You don’t Know GUNMA yet. will soon get a four episode show centering on an original romantic story based on the manga’s heroine on NTV that’ll air from March 6 to 27. Details on the movie aren’t clear yet.

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BEAMS Shop Opens for First Time in North America

BEAMS is a Japanese clothing brand whose retail stores not only sell clothes, but all manners of furniture and accessories. Now for the first time they are opening a store in North America and while it is a pop-up shop it could mean more ventures in the North American market for BEAMS.

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NEKOPARA Kickstarter Smashes Funding Goal Within An Hour

A Kickstarter campaign run by Sekai Project with the goal to create a 20 minute OVA based on the visual novel series NEKOPARA (which evolved from the doujinshi of illustrator Sayori) was surpassed within a day of launch. The NEKOPARA series is about a male protagonist named Kashou who decides to leave his home and open a bakery named La Soleil. He eventually finds out two catgirls from his household, Chocola and Vanilla, decided to come with him. His sister manages to track him down and along with the other four Minaduki household catgirls they all work together to run La Soleil. Along the way, events of a naughty nature transpire.

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Ghost in the Shell Tachikoma Robots Made for Customer Service

The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project was created 2 years ago to create some of the technologies seen in the groundbreaking sci-fi anime Ghost in the Shell and its latest fruits is the creation of Tachikoma robots for customer service.

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Doujin Circle illuCalab Game on Steam Greenlight

The doujin circle illuCalab is known most for their Touhou game, Gensou Skydrift, a racing game where Touhou characters literally ride each other like hoverboards.

However, the game I’ll talk about here is based on no previous intellectual property and is their own original game A Magical High School Girl.

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NEKO WORKs Teases NEKOPARA Vol. 3

The doujin circle NEKO WORKs the creators of the visual novel series NEKOPARA, posted a teaser image to their Twitter account. In it you see the lower bodies and busts of two nekos, one of the name tags clearly reads “Cinnamon”, and emblazoned at the bottom the title NEKOPARA Vol. 3.

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First Anime License Male Smart Doll Confirmed to be Spike Spiegel

Are you aware of Smart Doll? If not, you need to know Smart Doll is a “fashion doll” created by popular blogger and business man Danny Choo that has crossed the boundary between otaku culture and the mainstream, but still quite popular in the otaku market.

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Anno Hideaki Comments on Final Evangelion Movie During Godzilla Press Event

Anno Hideaki is a well known and important film and anime director whose main claim to fame is creating the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. The original anime series got a four part movie reboot called Rebuild of Evangelion that began in 2007 with Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and whose fourth movie has shown no sign of being in production since its title was announced in 2012.

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