Otaku USA Relaunch

Otaku USA‘s website just got a dramatic makeover, and I must say it looks good. Their old layout looked like something from the early 2000’s, and was a bit disapointing due to how cool the actual magazine is. The new layout focuses on thier content, and gives you a glimpe...

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What is Moe?

If you’re a fan of anime, the word Moe should not be new to you. It’s one of the most important words in Otaku culture today. Moe is used to describe anything from a really cute girl, a situation, or the feeling you get when you are watching Ink in...

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Japanese Govt. crackdown on Fansubbing

The Japanese government is stepping in to help anime companies battle the pre-dominantly overseas trend of fansubbing anime titles. In their new “Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2008”, the Japanese government aims to stop unauthorized online sharing of content and distribution. While the report doesn’t specifically mention fansubbing, it does leave...

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PiQ closes QuicK

It seems like only yesterday when Newtype closed its doors forever. But then we were given a ray of hope in their new venture PiQ magazine. However, that ray of hope was indeed short lived. AnimeOnDVD caught a blog post from a freelance journalist that wrote for PiQ. The email...

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Otaku room on FriendFeed

If you’re a fan of Japanese pop culture, or have you own blog related to anything Otaku, feel free to join my new FriendFeed room /Otaku. FriendFeed is a service that has been gaining a lot of publicity recently, and I am a big fan of it. With there being...

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GONZO continues innovating anime

Leave it to GONZO to continue pushing the anime industry in the right direction to keep up with changing times. In April GONZO announced that they would offer episodes on streaming services, and even set up an official GONZO channel on Youtube. Now they have partnered with Kadokawa and both...

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Go see the Bleach movie in theaters!

On June 11th and 12th (tomorrow), Fathom Events will be showing Bleach: Memories of Nobody in theaters across America. Start times for both days are at 7:30pm EST. To find out where the movie is playing near you, visit Fathom Events. Along with a special behind the scenes making with...

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Goodbye to Inuyasha

June 18th is going to be the date when long running manga, Inuyasha will finally come to an end. The manga has been running for 12 years now and saw 558 chapters! The last chapter will be in Shonen Sunday vol 29. Will Inuyash end up with Kogome? We shall...

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65,000 watch Death Note in Theaters

This is such good news for anime and Japanese movies coming to U.S. theaters. 65,000 saw the new Death Note movie in American theaters. 20,000 pre-ordered tickets, while 40,000 bought them at the door. By contrast, last year’s Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow only saw 6,000 viewers...

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Funimation Virtual Anime Festival

Just got this email from Funimation. Apparently Funimation has teamed up with Vside to host a virtual anime festival. Showing at this festival will be xxxHolic and School Rumble. I really enjoyed xxxHolic, so if you havn’t seen the series, getting your spot in this festival will be worth it....

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3D Anime Girl PC Case

One man’s anime fandom has produced one of the coolest PC cases I have ever seen. Katsuya Matsumura wanted a unique computer case, so he sculpted this anime girl out of styrofoam, and painted it. Makes you wonder where he hid the power button… Check out the making of the...

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Barak Obama & Hillary Clinton Caramell Dansen

By this time, I have already gone against my word to not post anymore Caramell Dansen videos about 4 or 5 times by now… So what’s one more for good measure? With the hype surrounding the Democratic nominee for the convention, even they could not hide from the Caramell Dansen...

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