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Yowamushi Pedal Season 3 to begin airing on January 1st, 2017

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The airing date of the third season of “Yowamushi Pedal” was announced on the main website.

The first episode of the third season will begin airing on January 1st, 2017.

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Meanwhile, NAMCO will have a grand opening of the Yowamushi Pedal cafe titled “Cyclist Cafe & Bar: Sideroad” (as part of CHARACRO) in Akihabara on May 27th.

2016 World Champion figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva is a Sailor Moon fan

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Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva is currently the 2016 World Champion and also the 2016 European Champion.

And she happens to be a big fan of “Sailor Moon” and loves Japan!

Evgenia was interviewed by Japanese television and she literally recited the lyrics to the “Sailor Moon” theme song.

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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“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”.

Iczer-1 broadcasts on Japanese television but…

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Anime classic “Iczer-1” was aired on Japanese television.  Featuring a new remaster, many fans were excited and expect a wonderful Blu-ray release.  But for now, to enjoy the OVA on television until…

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Until it was realized that the broadcast has been heavily censored, with black bars covering up nudity and a message that said in the bottom, “Enjoy the visible portions of the picture and enjoy the audio”.

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Suffice to say, many people went on Twitter to complain, but also post about how nudity was censored, but tentacles were not.

Black Butler film announced for 2017

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Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji – Book of the Atlantic) film was announced for a 2017 release. Special illustrations to be featured at AnimeJapan 2016 next month.

“Spice and Wolf” returns – UPDATE

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“Spice and Wolf” (Okami to Koshinryo) is a popular Japanese light novel written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrations by Ju Ayakura.  Published by ASCII Media Works between February 2006 through July 2011 ala Dengeki Bunko and 17 novels published.

A manga series is currently ongoing and a 13 episode anime series aired back in 2008.

And now the series will return for its 10th anniversary.

UPDATE:

The sequel to “Spice and Wolf” will be featured in “Dengeki Magazine” (Kadokawa) issue No. 49 on April 9th.