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August 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
August 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Land came come at a premium in Japan, especially in big cities. For urban dwellers, sometimes the only option is to build small. Real small. In Japanese, these cramped abodes are called "narrow homes" (狭小住宅 or "kyoushou jyuutaku").

Crunchyroll Scott Green

In addition to the news that Hunter x Hunter protagonist Gon Freecss has been confirmed for the J-Stars Victory Vs. crossover fighting game, the new issue of Shonen Jump has laid out the plans for the second Hunter x Hunter anime movie.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Soon, Yoshihiro Togashi's two top heroes will be able to team up to battle each other on PlayStation 3 and Vita. A new Shonen Jump announcement confirms that YuYu Hakusho's Yusuke Urameshi and Hunter x Hunter's Gon Freecss will be joining the hero...

Nintendo announced during its streamed Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday that the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Layton-kyōju vs. Gyakuten Saiban) Nintendo 3DS crossover game will be heading to North America and Europe next year.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Chinese characters are beautiful. That's perhaps why many Westerners find the notion of the script etched on their bodies so appealing. If only they could read the tattoos! Enter blog Hanzi Smatter. For years now, the site, which is run by a blogg...

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Hajime Isayama's hugely successful manga and anime series Attack on Titan is getting a video game adaptation on the Nintendo 3DS, publisher Kodansha has announced via a page in a special booklet that will be included with the 11th volume of the ma...

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Master Swordsmith Tony Swatton becomes a master in more than one way as he forges a sword that transcends time… no, not Soul Calibur, but Link's Master Sword from The Legend of Tony Swatton Zelda. Continuing a legacy of awesome, from Sora's Keybla...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

First 'Assassination Classroom' Anime Key Visual Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge August 7, 2013 at 03:40 PM There's a title that you'll have fun typing into your search bar and wondering what kind of flags will be hit with it.

Crunchyroll Yomimaid

What is Japanese summer without a fireworks festival while wearing yukata! The recently held Itabashi Fireworks festival in Japan featured Pikachu fireworks complete with Pokéball and making Pokémon masters excited while leaving some wondering if ...

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Warawanai Neko's Comiket 84 collection of goodies isn't much of a collection at all – it's unexpectedly modest, much more tame and gag-oriented than the series' usual exploits would have us believe. Many assorted delicacies find their way into the...

TV broadcaster and streaming website niconico have collaboratively announced the production of a new, original CG anime series titled Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono (Tesagure! Extracurricular Stuff). The school slice-of-life show will premiere in October.

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Rumours of a Silver Spoon live-action movie surfaced on the Web last month when eagle-eyed fans noticed that Toho had been quietly recruiting extras and registering a Web domain for a film whose premise sounded suspiciously like the agriculture-th...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Joe "Rider Kick" Tonello

Sailor Moon To Return This Winter! The Sailor Senshi is gearing up to make their 20th Anniversary comeback and we got some news about it! So hit the link or you'll be punished in the name of the Moon! According to a Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary ev...

Sankaku Complex Bitfrost

Tomoko one again schemes to become popular in the latest harrowing episode of Watamote, this time by pondering about becoming a hostess, which unsurprisingly do not go as well as hoped… Omake: Loading more comments.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The fighters of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate are getting a special crossover opportunity with Sega's free-to-play Samurai & Dragons Vita game, which is no stranger to collaborations. The first round of cards, pictured below, will be available in Japan...

Siliconera Ishaan

Luigi will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation. Take a look at a few screens below:   Video game stories from other sites on the web.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Given its bite-sized nature as part of Level-5's downloadable Guild01 series on Nintendo 3DS, it seemed unlikely we'd see more from Suda51's shooter, Liberation Maiden. It's appropriate, then, that the sequel comes in the unlikely form of visual n...

Japanator Josh Totman

Attack on Titan's popularity is nothing to sneeze at. It has taken the world by storm so far. It was only a matter of time before we heard of a game based off the show/manga would follow. The only problem is, that it's a online browser game.

PBS: "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says? "Idea Channel poses a question for Geek Week By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 8/7/2013 It's Geek Week on YouTube, and the PBS Idea Channel is getting in on the ...

Aki Toyosaki has announced the title for her new album "Love letters". Her 2nd album is planned to include 5 singles released since her first album (2011) – "Flip Flop", "Orion to Supankoru", "Shirotsumekusa", "music", and to be released single "C...

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Kyoto Animation October Anime: Kyoukai no Kanata According to the official website of Kyoto Animation's upcoming anime, Kyoukai no Kanata, the anime adaptation of Kyoukai no Kanata will premiere this October.

Monogatari Second Season – 05 Filed under First Impressions, Monogatari Series by Takaii | 0 Comments 「つばさタイガ – 其ノ伍」 (Tsubasa Taiga – So no Go) "Tsubasa Tiger – Part Five" After four episodes of Hanekawa and watching her twiddle her thumbs, I thin...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Back in June, PBS' Idea Channel "Does Animal Crossing Promote Otaku Citizenship? "Now, in time for Youtube's Geek Week, they're back discussing otaku subjects with the question "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says?

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JRPG developer Gust is working on a PS3 and PS Vita remake of Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed. The title was the first game in the well-loved "The Alchemist of Arland" series o...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

A Certain Scientific Railgun Volume 8 It's a very busy week for releases in the manga world as the new poll has twenty-three new volumes to deal with. It's a big Viz Media release week this week which means lots of continuing volumes of popular ti...

Synopsis: Honda Bookseller's is in big trouble? ! One of Kazuhito's favorite stores, Honda Bookseller's. The owner is Honda Fumio, terrible at business and good with people. But for him to go bankrupt and escape in the night… wouldn't be inconceiv...

Sentai Filmworks Celebrate Youtube Geek Week By Releasing First Ever Video It is Geek Week and amongst one-off remakes of classic children's game shows and mock Naruto live action trailers, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have rele...

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, which began broadcasting in 1995 and achieved great success in the latter '90s, has vividly returned in HD. A Blu-ray box has been announced for the HD remake which is also being broadcast on TV.

Crunchyroll Amanda Rush

The last three years have really cranked out some stellar series, which begs the question: which shows are the best? Japanese anime fans attempted to predict which anime will represent this decade in a poll on Biglobe.

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