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Suspiciously Sapphic duo Zwei are releasing their first album in over 7 years

OP, their last remaining super stan, cries tears of delusional rejoice.

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After two flop label changes, J-rock/pop duo Zwei are geared up to release their third album, titled "Re:Set," on April 24th.

The album contains only three new songs: the other eleven were all previously released over the past couple of years on singles, including singer Ayumu's solo single, "Occultics no Majou.

Zwei has seen increased popularity since switching to anison label 5pb. in 2010. Before that they were on major label Universal Japan, but only released two singles before being dropped from their contract. Before that they were best known for being lady killers on the Tokyo independent label VAP, with which they released their first two albums "Pretty Queen" and "Z (Zeta)." Recently they have enjoyed some of their biggest career successes by offering songs to the ROBOTICS;NOTES franchise. Their latest single, "Junjou Spectra" charted in the Oricon top 30, their best ranking ever for a single. (Their album "Pretty Queen" hit #11 on the album dailies back in the day.)

"Re:Set" will come with two new PVs for the title song and "Junjou Spectra". Check out the tracklist and album digest below!




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OP is so happy that their flawfree B-sides made it onto the album! A whole album of anison would've been gag, but I can handle only 3/4 with some badass on the side. How about y'all? ARE YOU EXCITED? I expect a lot of comments along the lines of "OMG I USED TO LOVE THEM I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THEM AAAAAH" do not disappoint me Arama.

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ETA: lol lock.
¦3 ♥ excel

"Tiger & Bunny" Motorcycle Helmets Offered in Japan

Designed in the motif of the Wild Tiger and Barnaby's hero suits

LaLaBit Market, the e-commerce website operated by Bandai Namco Games, has started accepting pre-orders for Tiger & Bunny motorcycle helmets inspired by the hero suits of the two protagonists of the series, Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr. These helmets are one of the commemorative products for the up-coming film Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning-, and suggested by the voice actor of Barnaby, Masakazu Morita himself. Morita even cosplayed as Barnaby for the catalog photos. The price for each helmet is 19,800 yen (about US$250.22). They will be shipped in the middle of December this year.

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(source + twitter)

ngl, if i were a voice actor, i'd do the same thing & cosplay them (tho it brings back weiss kreuz memories :x)
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Act for Japan & Jordin Sparks Want to Send YOU To Japan!


You don’t have emotions -- you have emoji. You’re an obscure anime character every year for Halloween. And most importantly, when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, you immediately wanted to strap on your Undercover Nike kicks (designed by your fashion fav Jun Takahashi, of course) and be part of the first relief mission to the devastated island country.


Does that sound like you?


If so, you have a chance to make those Harajuku dreams come true: the Act for Japan contest has landed!


Here’s the dealio: we’ve partnered with People to People Ambassador Programs, the world leader in global educational travel experiences (for almost 50 years!), to give away one FULL summer travel scholarship to a lucky MTV Act reader. Full-time students ages 13 to 19 are eligible. Picture yourself overseas for two weeks -- from July 1 to 14 -- traveling all over the country from Tokyo to Hiraizumi. So amaze, right?


Oh, did we mention that the winner will be selected by celeb judge Jordin Sparks?! YES, JORDIN SPARKS!!!


Hurry though, you only have until May 18 to enter!




If you want a chance at an expense-paid spot (worth $7,000) in the Spirit of Japan program, all you gots to do is submit a video explaining why YOU are totally bonzai for the Land of the Rising Sun and can’t wait to give back and help the Japanese. Write a haiku, sing karaoke, or make some origami. Get creative, you kamikaze kids! Impress Miss Sparks, who actually joined a People to People program to Europe last summer.

For serious, this is a special opportunity to be a part of the first class of students to return to the region since People to People had to cancel their programs last year due to the tsunami aftermath. People to People plans to send more than 100 students to some of Japan’s hardest hit areas this year to conduct over 3,000 hours of volunteer work. Be part of the action!

Japan has given so much to the world -- samurai movie marathons, sushi, Ken Watanbe, Pokémon, and the FUTON just to name a few -- so this is your CHANCE to truly get hands on in Japan (betta start practicing that peace sign now).


MTV CONTEST

I loled at the target audience XD

idk man ♥ tentacruel sprite

Fox Commentator Decries Arrietty for Anti-One-Percent Agenda

Fox Commentator Decries Arrietty for Anti-One-Percent Agenda

Host Lou Dobbs: film is "demonizing the so-called 1 percent"

During a segment of his Lou Dobbs Tonight program on Monday, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs decried both The Secret World of Arrietty film and the upcoming film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Dobbs started the segment by saying that with both films, "Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children." Dobbs added, "two new films out this year, plainly with an agenda, plainly demonizing the so-called 1 percent and espousing the virtue of green-energy policies, come what may." Dobbs then described the plot of both films and showed a clip from each.

After discussing the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and showing clips of speeches from U.S. President Barack Obama, Dobbs said, "The president's liberal friends in Hollywood [are] targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children." Dobbs' segment ends with a roundtable discussion of the films with three radio talk show hosts. The entire segment can be viewed below.

[link because i don't trust lj's embed]

Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's anime film The Secret World of Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty) re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home. Arrietty's family tries to remain hidden from the human "beans." The film opened in North America on Friday, and earned US$8.68 million in four days. The Lorax will open in North America on March 2. (source)

stay pressed, lou. :3
anime desu ♥ kyary pamyu pamyu

Warner Develops Live-Action Film of Tite Kubo's Bleach Manga

Warner Develops Live-Action Film of Tite Kubo's Bleach MangaWarner Develops Live-Action Film of Tite Kubo's Bleach Manga

Wrath of the Titans writer Dan Mazeau, Get Smart's Peter Segal, actor/producer Masi Oka attached

The Variety entertainment trade news source is reporting on Wednesday that American film studio Warner Brothers licensed the live-action feature rights to Tite Kubo's supernatural action manga and anime Bleach. Warner is now developing the project and has assigned Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans remake) to write a script. Peter Segal (Get Smart remake, The Longest Yard, Anger Management) is attached as a producer with a possibility of being the director as well.

The other producers include Segal's Callahan Filmworks partner Michael Ewing, actor Masi Oka (Heroes, Get Smart), and Jason Hoffs (The Terminal) at Viz Productions (a subsidiary of Bleach's North American publisher Viz Media). Branon Coluccio will be an executive producer.

The manga follows a 15-year-old boy named Ichigo Kurosaki who becomes a Soul Reaper — a "Shinigami" or "God of Death" who protects humans from the "Hollow" spirits that prey on them. The manga has sold over 75 million copies in Japan.

Shueisha publishes the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, and Studio Pierrot has been adapting the manga on television and in movie theaters since 2004. The Adult Swim programming block of America's Cartoon Network and Canada's YTV channel ran the anime on television.

Segal told Variety, "I've always been a huge fan of Bleach and have great respect for its creator Kubo-sensei and the truly original and amazing world he has created in this manga."

Oka, who acted in Heroes and Segal's Get Smart film, is a well-known manga fan. He drew inspiration from Dragon Ball for his Heroes character Hiro Nakamura, and he describes himself as a Naoki Urasawa and Shonen Jump "geek." He brought the project to Callahan Filmworks.

The Hollywood Reporter newspaper's Heat Vision blog reported in 2010 that Warner Brothers was "in the process of securing the movie rights to" Bleach. Heat Vision had reported then that Segal was lining himself up to produce, but not direct.

Warner Brothers has already acquired the rights to adapt Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note supernatural suspense manga, which — like Bleach — is published by Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan and by Viz Media in North America. Along with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company, Warner Brothers is also developing adaptations of Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Mad House's Ninja Scroll action anime film and Katsuhiro Otomo and Kodansha's Akira science-fiction manga. Viz set up an office in Hollywood in 2008 to promote Viz's properties to Hollywood interests.

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here we go again.

anime desu ♥ kyary pamyu pamyu

Nine Ways Japanese Women Know You Are a "Creepy" Otaku

Nine Ways Japanese Women Know You Are a "Creepy" Otaku

Some of you are nerds. That's fine. Some of you are not. Likewise—fine. But for the geeky male readers out there, not all members of the opposite sex are going to be down with your peculiarities.

According to Japanese site Sugoren, here are nine ways that Japanese women can instantly spot "creepy" otaku. Sugoren also collected comments and opinions from various females to draw up its list. Below are some of the women's thoughts regarding this.

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So if you are big old nerd, you might want to keep stuff like this to yourself—or, you know, find someone who accepts you for you who are. Crazy, I know! (source)

i like the sentence the second to the last line of this article. lol i'm lucky i found someone who can at least tolerate my love for anime, jpop, and kpop.