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Why I 'married' an anime character
Akihiko Kondo is one of a growing number of Japanese people turning their back on real-world romance.
Image copyrightGetty Images There is a word in Japanese for people who are obsessed with video games and anime - otaku. An increasing number of otaku now say they have fallen in love with anime characters and given up on the idea of real-world romance. Akih… [+9582 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-08-16 23:25:50




What’s coming to Netflix in August: ‘GLOW’ and the ‘Dark Crystal’ prequel
The end of summer is usually a time when things wind down, but August is likely to be a banner month for Netflix. We'll finally find out what happens to the ragtag crew of professional female wrestlers in Las Vegas with a new season of GLOW. A sophomore seaso…
Viewers will return to the world of Thra in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a star-studded prequel series to the classic by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The ten-episode series will include talents like Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Helena Bonham Carter, Keegan-Mich… [+3914 chars]
Amrita Khalid
2019-07-24 20:00:00




YC’s latest VR bet is a team building a cyberpunk anime MMO
There are niche startups and then there are VR companies going after fans of the “cyberpunk fantasy anime aesthetic.” Ramen VR is one of only a few virtual reality startups that Y Combinator has bet on in the past few years and is only one of two in the compa…
There are niche startups and then there are VR companies going after fans of the “cyberpunk fantasy anime aesthetic.” Ramen VR is one of only a few virtual reality startups that Y Combinator has bet on in the past few years and is only one of two in the comp… [+2090 chars]
Lucas Matney
2019-08-19 21:35:28




What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 19, 2019
Indoor cats: bad news. We’re on the leeward side of August, which means severe Netflix drought until the oasis of Labor Day. I certainly won’t recommend Gangs of New York (Tuesday), but if you would, feel free to do so in the comments. I will be alternately b…
Indoor cats: bad news. Were on the leeward side of August, which means severe Netflix drought until the oasis of Labor Day. I certainly wont recommend Gangs of New York (Tuesday), but if you would, feel free to do so in the comments. I will be alternately bin… [+573 chars]
Melissa Kirsch
2019-08-19 12:00:00




What's Coming and Going From Netflix in August 2019
GLOW IS BACK and they’re in VEGAS and let’s hope this show continues being a heartwarming dramedy where nothing truly terrible happens. Dear White People, Derry Girls, She-Ra, and Mindhunter are back too. And there’s a new prequel to Dark Crystal. Here’s what…
GLOW IS BACK and theyre in VEGAS and lets hope this show continues being a heartwarming dramedy where nothing truly terrible happens. Dear White People, Derry Girls, She-Ra, and Mindhunter are back too. And theres a new prequel to Dark Crystal. Heres what els… [+3531 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-07-24 14:50:00




Anime Made Realistic, Oh Goodness Why
Previously, Kotaku reported that the characters in one of Japan’s most beloved anime were getting realistic versions. They have and do they ever look awful. Read more...
Previously, Kotakureported that the characters in one of Japans most beloved anime were getting realistic versions. They have and do they ever look awful. Sazae-san is the longest-running animated TV show in the world. Debuting in 1969, the anime is a cultur… [+616 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-07-30 10:00:00




Don't Destroy My Anime Figurine, Please
Hello! This week we figure out a secret way to get more Spider-Men, discover a weird trick Sindel can do, take photos of strangers in the Old West, learn how to become John Wick and destroy some anime figurines. Read more...
Hello! This week we figure out a secret way to get more Spider-Men, discover a weird trick Sindel can do, take photos of strangers in the Old West, learn how to become John Wick and destroy some anime figurines. Great Kotaku Content From The Past Week Like… [+1786 chars]
Zack Zwiezen
2019-07-27 14:30:00




Kyoto Animation Will Release Its New Film As Planned
This September, Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime will be released as originally scheduled. Read more...
This September, Kyoto Animations Violet Evergarden spin-off anime will be released as originally scheduled.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premiere for Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll was scheduled for August 3 at… [+828 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-07-29 10:30:00




Propane Genesis Evangelion
King of the Hill is "The greatest anime of the late 90s," writes Gamblor on YouTube. QED. Read the rest
Something uplifting to start the week with! BONUS: The Simpsons intro as a dimly-remembered VHS nightmare: Canada's Irving family is one of the richest in the world, owning more land than anyone except the British royals and the Catholic church; they also ow… [+1337 chars]
Rob Beschizza
2019-08-02 12:08:06




Forget Hug Pillows, Here Is An Anime Boy Hug Speaker
Instead of hugging a pillow, let this speaker hug you. Behold the hug speaker, ready to wrap you in music and a soothing embrace. Read more...
Instead of hugging a pillow, let this speaker hug you. Behold the hug speaker, ready to wrap you in music and a soothing embrace. The huge speaker depicts Ixa, the hero from Level-5's Otome Yusha mobile game. You can wear him outside. Take him on dates (… [+255 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-07-30 10:30:00




Fire-Themed Anime Edited After Kyoto Animation Tragedy
In the anime Fire Force, firefighters must contend with people who suddenly burst into flames. In the wake of the tragic fire at Kyoto Animation, the latest episode has been edited. Read more...
In the anime Fire Force, firefighters must contend with people who suddenly burst into flames. In the wake of the tragic fire at Kyoto Animation, the latest episode has been edited. As Yomiuri and ANN report, the episode was delayed but will be broadcasted t… [+410 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-07-26 10:30:00




El Paso Suspect Ordered Gun and Moved Out in Weeks Before Attack
The suspect’s mother called the police about a gun her son had ordered. Her lawyer said that it was an “informational call” and that she did not raise concerns he was a threat.
I honestly didnt know they were related until senior year, Amanda McNatt, 21, said. He wasnt rude or anything. Just gave off the vibe that he didnt want to be bothered. A high school acquaintance, Shakira, said the suspect was interested in conservative poli… [+1606 chars]
Jack Healy and Sarah Mervosh
2019-08-08 23:30:39




Anime Fans Visit Real-World Locations Of This Summer's Hit Movie
Weathering With You is the hit anime of the summer. As with Your Name, the movie brings real-world Tokyo locations to life. Now fans are visiting those spots. Read more...
Weathering With You is the hit anime of the summer. As with Your Name, the movie brings real-world Tokyo locations to life. Now fans are visiting those spots. This is what anime fans in Japan call seichi junrei () or a pilgrimage to a sacred spot. You can s… [+192 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-08-15 11:48:00




Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-S
Here is the trailer for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll. As previously reported, the movie will be released as planned next month. Read more...
Here is the trailer for Kyoto AnimationsViolet Evergarden spin-off anime, Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll. As previously reported, the movie will be released as planned next month.
Brian Ashcraft
2019-08-13 11:00:00




The Kill La Kill Fighting Game Is Flashy But Flimsy
Like the anime it’s based on, Kill La Kill the Game: IF is fast, stylish, rude, and racy. Unfortunately, like the outfits its main characters sport, there’s not a lot of substance. Read more...
Like the anime its based on, Kill La Kill the Game: IF is fast, stylish, rude, and racy. Unfortunately, like the outfits its main characters sport, theres not a lot of substance. Kill La Kill is a damn fine original series from Japanese animation studio Trig… [+4130 chars]
Mike Fahey
2019-08-02 19:30:00




Zelda Fans Protest, Smash PS4 Over Very Similar Chinese Game
Open-world game Genshin Impact has been described as an anime Breath of the Wild. Some Zelda fans in China are not happy about it. At all. Read more...
Open-world game Genshin Impact has been described as an anime Breath of the Wild. Some Zelda fans in China are not happy about it. At all. The Chinese-developed RPGs first gameplay footage was shown recently at the China Joy gaming expo. As CCN reports, th… [+498 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-08-05 09:30:00




Anime's Bloody Nose Trope Isn't Backed By Science
In anime and manga, when characters get excited—often sexually excited—blood dribbles, or squirts, out of their noses. But is this backed by medical science? Nope! Read more...
In anime and manga, when characters get excitedoften sexually excitedblood dribbles, or squirts, out of their noses. But is this backed by medical science? Nope! The notion that arousal or excitement induces bloody noses (hanaji or ) isnt just part of anim… [+1731 chars]
Brian Ashcraft
2019-08-14 11:00:00




Anime Studio, Khara, Is Planning To Use Open-Source Blender Software
The Japanese anime studio, Khara, is moving to Blender, the the open-source 3D creation software. "It'll begin partially using the software for its current development 'EVANGELION:3.0+1.0' but will make the full switch once that project is finished," reports …
At the moment, Khara uses 3ds Max from Autodesk on a subscription basis; however, the company found that it had to reach out to small and medium-sized businesses for its projects. Due to the limitations of those companies, it's harder for them to afford 3ds M… [+528 chars]
BeauHD
2019-08-17 00:45:00




'The Matrix' is getting a fourth chapter, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss
Ahem. "Whoa." Almost 16 years ago, The Matrix Revolutions hit theaters and brought the Wachowskis' daring sci-fi trilogy to a close. Or so we thought. Lana Wachowski is returning to write and direct a fourth movie in the series, and she won't be alone. Stars …
Ahem. "Whoa." Almost 16 years ago, The Matrix Revolutions hit theaters and brought the Wachowskis' daring sci-fi trilogy to a close. Or so we thought. Lana Wachowski is returning to write and direct a fourth movie in the series, and she won't be alone. Star… [+1616 chars]
Adam Rosenberg
2019-08-20 20:51:27




Breaking Down The Animation Of Guilty Gear and Dragonball FighterZ
With games like Guilty Gear Xrd and Dragonball FighterZ, Arc System Works has managed to basically make playable anime games. It looks like hand-drawn animation even if it’s really complex 3D. Daniel Floyd of YouTube channel NewFramePlus took a closer look at…
With games like Guilty Gear Xrd and Dragonball FighterZ, Arc System Works has managed to basically make playable anime games. It looks like hand-drawn animation even if its really complex 3D. Daniel Floyd of YouTube channel NewFramePlus took a closer look at … [+1466 chars]
Heather Alexandra
2019-07-31 13:50:00
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