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44 min ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Japanese Government Enforcing Anti-Piracy Law on Anime and Manga, targets about 500 websites

In cooperation with 15 major anime production companies and manga publishers, the Japanese government will next month start a huge extermination operation against 580 foreign sites which have illegally uploaded anime and manga contents on the web without the copyright holders' permission, NHK reported on July 28 .

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44 min ago | The Escapist

Japanese Government Enforcing Anti-Piracy Law on Anime and Manga - Update

Update: Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry revealed its Manga-Anime Guardians project , which will monitor and remove illegally uploaded copies of anime and manga.

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4 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Live-Action Attack on Titan Confirmed for 2 Films

Live-action Attack on Titan film director Shinji Higuchi confirmed on Wednesday that the project will span two films.

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5 hrs ago | SciFi Japan

Bluefin Bandai Tamashii Nations Releases for October/November 2014

Bandai Figures and Collectibles to be Sold in Japan and America Source: Bluefin Corp. Bandai Tamashii Nations Official Site: tamashii.jp Special Thanks to Xavier Lim Distributor Bluefin Corp. has provided product specs and high-res photos for figures and collectibles coming from Bandai's Tamashii Nations in October and November 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Asia News Network

TOKYO: Japan, publishers to demand operators of online manga piracy shut down sites

The Japanese government and major publishers will jointly crack down on online piracy, demanding that operators of web sites illegally offering Japanese manga and anime remove such sites, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Moon Revenge - Sailor Moon Crystal First Impressions

The opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal ... full theme song and video, featuring Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Kamen, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter & Sailor Venus.

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The Japan Times

Industrial tech to fuel a foodie's product lust

On a rainy day in June, the exhibition halls inside Tokyo Big Sight were brightly lit, accentuating the metallic gleam of the high-tech equipment on display at the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers' Association expo.

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Sea Slugs! Anime Blog

Sword Art Online II - 03

So cliche to have the badass gamer be bullied at school. When's Kirito going to come and save her? We learn that Shinon's real name in real life is Asada Shino .

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Kotaku

Watch Us Play the Neptunia SRPG

In the past, the Neptunia series has taken the form of turn-based JRPGs and an idol simulator .

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Kotaku

New Anime Casts the Ghostbusters as Penguin-Hunting Kidnappers

So while I wouldn't have been surprised by an X-Men cameo, I certainly didn't expect the Ghostbusters to show up-especially as villains! , people gain their superpowers from flying glowing fish-after said fish swim through their bodies.

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MLive.com

William Shatner, Russian grammar and anime: Top finds at upcoming used book sale in Bay County

A scene from an anime graphic novel at the Friends of the Bay County Libraries 40th annual Used Book Sale.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Japan Times

Original 'Barefoot Gen' manga on atomic bombings goes on display

A gallery in Saitama Prefecture is holding a special exhibition of original drawings from a famous manga to mark the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Firstshowing.net

'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair' Could Hit Limited Theaters in 2015

Along with news that Quentin Tarantino is definitely preparing to shoot The Hateful Eight and might have a sci-fi project up his sleeve, there might be another treat in store for fans of the bloody brilliant filmmaker.

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Star Phoenix

Furries and bronies bond at Blitz

Furries - or fur fans - are a subculture centered on animal costumes with human features.

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SciFi Japan

Mobile Suit Gundam Uc (Unicorn), Part 4 on DVD in October

The OVA series MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC concludes with DVD Part 4, coming October 7th from Sunrise and Right Stuf.

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Kotaku

Accused Murderer and Victim Both "Liked Anime"

Over the weekend, a 15-year-old Japanese girl was accused of brutally murdering an acquaintance.

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SlashGear.com

Japanese government to enforce piracy law on Anime and Manga

In 2012, the Japanese government pushed a new law targeting pirates using file sharing; in this legislation, pirated content distributor are to be punished up to ten years in prison while downloading these contents get you two years jail term.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

KCRG

Cosplayers Pack Coralville Marriott For AnimeIowa 2014

People in cosplay costumes pose for photos during AnimeIowa at Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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Insiteronline

Miyazaki - the filmmaker everyone should know

Many consider him to be the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney. But to fans of anime, and animated movies in general, prized director Hayao Miyazaki is in a league of his own.

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The China Post

Comics fair to open doors in Taipei in August

The 2014 Comic Exhibition will open Aug. 7 in Taipei, featuring graphic artists, writers and voice actors from Taiwan and Japan.

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