updated 8:14 PM MDT, May 2, 2016

Inori Minase Wins Seiyu Awards Best Actress

Inori Minase has received the prestigious "Best Actress" award at the 10th annual Seiyu Awards. While best known for her work in the anime series Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a dungeon? as the character Hestia, Inori has had some other exciting opportunities for 2015.

She was awarded the prestigious title for her lead role in the film The Anthem of the Heart, and in the popular anime series School-Live.

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Who Would Yuu Asakawa Save in a Zombie Outbreak?

Veteran voice actress Yuu Asakawa is a huge fan of zombies and absolutely loves Resident Evil and The Walking DeadDuring our interview with her at Anime on Display, we couldn't help but ask one of the toughest questions she has received yet:

If she could only save one person during a zombie apocalypse, who would it be? Leon Kennedy or Daryl Dixon?

Take Asuna (SAO) With You As a Personal Voice Assistant Released in English

For Android fans who want to make iOS and Windows Phone users jealous (this includes me), Asuna from the hit series Sword Art Online will wake you up in the mornings, give you weather, fortune, and appointment reminders in Japanese. Based on the press release, it appears with the purchase of the English language support add-on (really?), it will translate the menus, subtitles for Asuna's dialog, and allow for limited English voice command recognition. You can find the full list of commands here.

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Anthem of the Heart (anime) Review

On November 1, 2015 Aniplex premiered Anthem of the Heart - Beautiful Word, Beautiful World in North America and Los Angeles was the first place to see the film. Coming from the same staff that brought us Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, it’s easy to go into the film expecting all sorts of feels. However, before you go and buy tissues, just wait and keep reading.

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Little Witch Academia Kickstarter Rewards Unboxed

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Little Witch Academia backers are rejoicing around the world as Studio Trigger in partnership with Goodsmile Company has started shipping out backer rewards. While some of you are waiting for your packages or are curious what the final contents are, let's take a very brief look at some of the goodies from the highest tiers of the Kickstarter and see if Trigger delivered on their promises.

Rie Tanaka Cosplay on FFXIV 2015 Live Stream Event

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Celebrating it's second anniversary, Square-Enix held a 14 hour long stream that was filled with update news for upcoming changes and patches, to answering questions from fans. During one segment, voice actress veteran Rie Tanaka who voices Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in FFXIV, made a surprise appearance dressed up in the Thavnairian Bustier set from the game. Tanaka is probably best known for her roles as Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed, Chii from Chobits, Suigintou from Rozen Maiden, and Mitsuru Kirijou from Persona 3.  

Little Witch Academia 2 to Debut at Anime Expo 2015!

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Following the success of Little Witch Academia 1, Little Witch Academia was founded successfully through Studio TRIGGER's Kickstarter program; which we're proud to support. Although it was a bit quiet on the TRIGGER front for quite a while, backers were surprised to learn that the official trailer for Little Witch Academia The Enchanted Parade is now available and that the short film itself would be released very very soon!

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