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Another reason why we love EXID!

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If there is one group that we love following, watching (especially LIVE!!!) it’s the K-Pop group EXID.

In this latest video posted, EXID is eating, singing their song “Hot Pink” and just joking around and having fun!

Top 10 Anime That Made Adults Cry Poll

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MyStudentNavi recently had a poll of “Top 10 Anime that Made Adults Cry”.

The results were:

1. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
2. Plastic Memories
3. Up! (Disney film aka in Japan as Carl Ji-san no Sora Tobu Ie)
4. AIR
5. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children)
6. STAND BY ME Doraemon
7. Senshi Gundam 0080 Pocket no Naka no Senso (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket)
8. Crayon Shin-Chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robot To-chan (Crayon Shin-chan Gonzo! Roboto-chan Strikes Back)
9. Tekkonkinkreet
10. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

While many of the anime listed did make us shed some tears, we still feel that “Hotaru no Haka” (Grave of the Fireflies) and “CLANNAD” should have been included!

Konishi Ayano (小西彩乃) to graduate from Tokyo Girls’ Style

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She is known for her vocals and as one of the members of Tokyo Girls’ Style, Konishi Ayano is graduating from the group and retiring from the entertainment industry.

Since June, Konishi took an indefinite break due to lower back/hip pain.  Seeing the success that the four other members were having, Konishi said that she didn’t have the confidence to keep going.

The good news is that she will continue to work with the four in the future.

We wish Ayano the best in whichever career direction she chooses!

Are you down for five days of “World Trigger”?

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For five consecutive days, “World Trigger” episode 1-60 will be broadcast.

With 12 episodes showing each day from January 5-9th, you can enjoy the series on Nico Video.

McDonald’s targets otaku going to Comiket

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With Comiket on the 29th, McDonald’s has targeted the otaku demographic.

Netizens question the pricing structure by McDonald’s and ask…”are you really lovin’ it?”.

CHARAPEDIA’s Most Charming Anime Character for 2015 is…

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CHARAPEDIA‘s “Most Charming Anime Character” for 2015 goes to Doma Umaru of “Himouto! Umaru-chan”.

Doma Umaru is a high school girl who excels in school and is popular, but at home, she is a totally different person.

Her secret lifestyle features her wearing an animal hoodie, she is actually quite lazy and eats a lot of junk food.

In addition, she is a hardcore video gamer, manga reader and anime fan (her “indoor mode” she is drawn in Chibi format).

In second place, Kujo Jotaro of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust CRUSADERS” comes in second.

In third place, Matsuno Jushimatsu of “Osomatsu-kun” came in third.

Former AKB48 member Kizaki Yuria showcases cousins beautiful artwork

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Former AKB48 member Kizaki Yuria showcased her young cousin, Tokiwa Ai’s artwork.

14-year-old Tokiwa won Shogakukan’s “Newcomer Award” for her manga “Idol Express”.

Kizaki also has another cousin that is doing well…12-year-old Asai Yuka joined SKE48 earlier in March.

The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015 was just announced and the winner is…

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The “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015” was recently announced and Afterschool’s Nana (from Korea) takes #1 for the second straight year.

Nana becomes the first person to achieve this.

According to TC Candler, “Unlike many other annual rankings, The Independent Critics List is not a popularity contest. It is not about the sexiest or the most famous. Rather, the list attempts to inform public opinion instead of reflectng it. This list searches far and wide, listening to the millions of suggestions submitted every year, and tries to put together a list representative of the modern ideal of beauty. Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face.

The Independent Critics are a diverse group of men and women, young and old, originating from and living in various parts of the world, led by TC Candler, who take the millions of public suggestions each year and narrow the 50,000+ celebrities in the database down to a Top 100. We hope you enjoy the list. Watch the video and please comment with your take. Who did you discover? Who did we miss? This is a celebration of femininity and the art of beauty. From Helen of Troy to Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe… these are the legends of our time.”