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AnimeJapan 2016 attendees up by 11%

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AnimeJapan 2016 had a 11% increase in attendees according tot he AnimeJapan Executive Committee.

This year, AnimeJapan 2016 had 135,323 attendees. For 2015, the event had 121,540 total.  While the first event brought in 111, 252 people.

AnimeJapan was formed in 2014 and was the combination between two events: Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo.

Takamina Minami expects Sashihara Rino to come in first place for the AKB48 General Election

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Newly graduated from AKB48, Takahashi Minami (24) was appointed the new MC of the DAM CHANNEL.

When asked who she thinks will win this year’s AKB48 General Election, Takahashi said she expects Sashihara Rino.

J!-ENT @ AnimeJapan 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight

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J!-ENT was at AnimeJapan 2016 which was held at Tokyo Big Sight this past weekend.

Their article is forthcoming but you can check out the awesome photos by Antoni Airoso by clicking here.

CYGAMES to create anime studio

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CYGAMES is known for their mobile phone app games such as “Granblue Fantasy”, “Shingeki no Bahamut”, the Idolm@ster games and Shadowverse.

And with the success of the company, CYGAMES now intends to create an anime studio.

The company announced the news at AnimeJapan 2016, which was held at Tokyo Big Sight this past weekend.

It’s a Magical Girl Madoka Easter Campaign at Lawson

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Convenience store LAWSON recently announced their “Magical Girl Madoka * Magica Easter Campaign” for April.

Featured are Bromide cards, keychains, cards, Microfiber towels and more, calendars, snacks and more!

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Nakagawa Shoko’s new short hairstyle

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Nakagawa Shoko is best known for her long hair, but for the first time in her adult life, Nakagawa decided to sport a shorter hair style as she has reached “Level 30” and wanted a new style for springtime.

Mukaichi Mion to be the center of the AKB48 44th single

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18-year-old Mukaichi Mion, who joined AKB48 back in 2013, will become the next center for the 44th single.

Former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko selected Mion to be the center of “Heavy Rotation” for the AKB48 Request Hour Best Setlist 2014 and saying that she is her favorite junior, now Mion will become the center for AKB48.

“Love Live! The School Idol Movie” and “Shirobako” take top honors at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016

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Congratulations to Grand Prix Winners -at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival. For movie – Love Live! The School Idol Movie and for TV Series: Shirobako.

“Gintama” takes home the “Anime Fans Award”.