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GINTAMA Live-Action Film To Be Released in North America in January 2018

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L.A. based film distribution company, Azoland Pictures is proud to announce that they will partner with Well Go USA to release the international smash hit GINTAMA live-action film in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting January 19, 2018. Ticket sales for participating theaters will begin today on the Azoland Pictures website:
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ANIME NYC TO HOST U.S. PREMIERE OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FILM “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”

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Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll recently announced the live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist,” adapted from the bestselling Japanese comic series, will have its exclusive U.S. premiere on November 19 as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC convention hosted in New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St). Keep Reading

A-HO! Art Exhibition Now Live in Seibu Shibuya Department Store!

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A-HO! Art Exhibition Vol.2 produced by broadcast writer Kuramoto Mitsuru is NOW LIVE on the 8th floor of Seibu Shibuya Department Store Building B. The public exhibition has been going on for about a week and will run until September 18. If you happen to be in Japan recently, definitely make sure to check out this unique world before it’s gone!
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Chill Your Summer with Top-rated Japanese Haunted Houses

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Is there anything more mentally refreshing for summer than haunted houses?

If there is ever such a thing, it should be the JAPANESE haunted houses!

The Japanese name for a haunted house is Obakeyashiki, which literally means a house full of ghosts (or monsters). Japanese Obakeyashiki as a form of entertainment was not developed recently but actually dates back to the 1830s, as early as when the first western simulated haunted house “Chamber of Horrors” was created in London by Marie Tussaud. The earliest Japanese haunted house was installed inside a private residence, but soon got more popularity as part of Japan’s traditional Kabuki performance. Japan has always been obsessed with horror stories and all forms of entertainment adaptations based on them. Judging from countless titles of world famous thrillers made in Japan, it is not hard to imagine that Japan never runs out of new ideas (and most of them are exclusive to the Japanese culture) for haunted houses, combining the most scary ghost stories, settings, latest technology (including VR and 3D) and a diversity of horror elements to stimulate and frighten your senses. Keep Reading

Downrange, Latest Work from Famous Director Ryuhei Kitamura to Hit Toronto International Film Festival 2017!

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With Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017 just around the corner, its highly-acclaimed annual program Midnigh Madness showing the “the wild side” of films, namely the midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema, has recently announced the world premiere of Downrange among its all-star line-up, directed and produced by world-renowned Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who is also the creator of blockbusters such as Azumi, Lupin the 3rd, and Godzilla: Final Wars. As POPJNEO is excited to confirm our attendance at the festival and Midnight Madness this year to cover Downrange for our readers and Kitamura’s fans, first we’d like to share with you guys some details about the film and its production to get you psyched up for our report later! Keep Reading

Fate/Grand Order Announces Upcoming In-Game Event “Does Moon Goddess Dream of Dumplings?” And More at Otakon 2017

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At the Aniplex of America industry panel at Otakon 2017 in Washington, D.C., fans were treated to the announcement of “Does Moon Goddess Dream of Dumplings?,” which is the newest in-game event for a wildly popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order. The in-game event runs from August 17 to 24, and features a brand-new story written by Fate series creator Kinoko Nasu and the introduction of the Moon Goddess, a limited time 5-star Heroic Spirit of the Archer class. An array of in-game gifts is currently being offered in celebration of the three-day convention at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Released in June of this year, the game is currently available in North America on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Keep Reading

Just A Few More Days Before ONE OK ROCK Hits L.A. — Back-to-Back Shows August 11 & 12!

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Fueled By Ramen recording group ONE OK ROCK has announced details of a massive North American headline tour. The “AMBITIONS U.S. TOUR 2017,” which also features a series of stops throughout Canada, kicked off July 6th at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Brooklyn Bowl. The coast-to-coast tour will feature support from special guests Set It Off and Palisades, and will continue through mid-August. Keep Reading

FLOW Announces 15th Anniversary Anime-only Concert “FLOW The Carnival 2017”

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Last month, in July 2017, FLOW began their 15th Anniversary year, and the band recently finished the first round of their 6-city celebration tour in Fukuoka August 6th. On the final night of the tour, FLOW announced a special, one-night-only concert to take place on December 21st titled “FLOW THE CARNIVAL 2017 ~Anime-only~”, which will include 21 songs from anime-related works. The teaser video for the one-man live has been released on
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