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Aniplex of America Releases HoneyWorks’ Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart

JANIME/News

Aniplex of America has revealed the subtitled trailer and additional information for HoneyWorks’ new TV series, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. on its website. Lovingly coined “Boku10” in Japan, the anime is a spin-off of HoneyWorks’ two-part films, I’ve always like you. and The moment you fall in love. Much like the films, the series is inspired by the music from the popular Vocaloid group’s “Confess Your Love Committee -Romance Series-” which has garnered over 400 million views on Youtube, NicoNico and other platforms. Lay-duce (Fate/Grand Order –First Order-) will be animating the series alongside Director Takura Tsukada (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and series composition by Yoshimi Narita from the previous two films.  Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. has begun its six episode run on November 24th on Crunchyroll. Keep Reading

Kamen Joshi will support Akihabara tourism leading up to 2020 Olympics

J-Tsuu/News/Travel

Masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism. Five years after the underground idol group established their permanent home at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara, the performers have been featured in international news media and achieved over 2.8 million followers on Facebook, the highest number of any group in the idol genre. Keep Reading

Chill Your Summer with Top-rated Japanese Haunted Houses

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!

Entertainment/Features

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

Aniplex of America Announces Blu-ray and DVD Releases of Multiple Beloved Anime and Film Titles

JANIME/News

Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Otakon (Washington, D.C.) that the company will be releasing Blu-ray and DVD versions of multiple highly popular anime and film titles including Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale-, KOYOMIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU and anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day –. Pre-orders for these products already started on August 11 and they will be available in store in the upcoming months. Check out more details below and complete your collection of your favorite franchise as soon as possible! Keep Reading

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