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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Movie director Guillermo Del Toro is in Japan to promote Pacific Rim. He had a big day out in Tokyo that was filled with ice cream and giant mecha. It looks like the best day ever. In this clip from Japanese morning television, you can see Del Tor...

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Here's the latest promo video for the upcoming Kuroko's Basketball Season 2, which features the major characters that will appear in the show's next season. The promo states that it's been a year since the first season ended and that the second se...

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Innumerable stars, won't tell us where to go, to find out what exactly happened to the English version of Phantasy Star Online 2 that Sega North America announced last year for early 2013. But if you want to play an official English localized vers...

Siliconera Sato

The Persona series has grown quite a bit from its beginnings as a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Since then, we've seen it become a pillar of support for Atlus, not just with games but with anime adaptations, a fighting game spin-off a...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

At this weekend's Otakon, Viz Media announced that they will be bringing back what was once on the most popular series in anime. Martial arts sex comedy Ranma 1/2 is set to return, with the anime coming to Neon Alley, Blu-ray and DVD, along with n...

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Long esteemed as one of the foremost and most popular anime genres, and perhaps not coincidentally also long reviled as the one with the creepiest fans, magical girl anime are still providing a steady stream of both mega-hit anime and top classics...

14/08/2013: Yen Press license Bloody Brat Blood Lad spin off coming next March Although we're missing out on its anime adaptation, which is only streaming in North America via Viz Media, no doubt there are still a fair few fans of Blood Lad in its...

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

Video games change. It's something I've come to accept over the many years I've been playing them, but there are a few standards that shouldn't get messed with too much. For every Dragon Quest or Pokémon that got the formula right the first...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Breaking it! Pummels it! Chop it! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. . . Oh goodness, this is amazing. The biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world wasn't only home to talented players, but also to wonderful eSports announcers.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Taiwan, Nintendo is localizing Doraemon: Nobita's Number Adventure, which, of course, features the iconic blue robotic cat Doraemon. To mark the game's release, Nintendo is holding a contest in which five lucky people can win the above 3DS.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Aniplex USA has let the main distributor of their releases in North America that they're stopping shipments of Sword Art Online (S. A. O) DVD 1: Aincrad Part 1. This impacts only the DVD release of it as the company has informed Right Stuf that du...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Yesterday in Tokyo, a bolt of lighting struck Tokyo's Odakyu Electric Railway. The incident looks both stunning and scary. Below, you can see footage of the lighting storm. Skip ahead to around the 1:18 mark to see lightning strike the carriage, w...

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Every year, the Persona Music Fes has rocked fans of the Persona series since 2008 and this year's edition was just as grand. The world-famous Budoukan hosted this year's event in front of a sold-out crowd numbering more than 10,000.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sword Art Online August has some very busy release days during it and this is definitely one of those as we get a number of titles coming down, even if there are "duplicates" in a way. There's just an array of titles here this week that if you wer...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

That fighting game sure does look like an anime! And now it is. Honestly, I'm afraid I don't have much to say, since I've never played any BlazBlue, and haven't given attention to a 2D fighting game since Persona 4 Arena.

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Namco Bandai Games has unveiled a new live-action teaser trailer, entitled Forging a Hero, for Dark Souls II, sequel to 2011's critically-acclaimed action title from developer From Software. In it, a knight is seen forging his own blade – not unli...

Tried to find a reading manga related pic. Was none I liked. Decided to go with Danbo instead. Well, I did the legal anime list so it was only a matter of time before I worked on the manga list. Admittedly though, I already have to start with a co...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

In a move not so unfamiliar for the Persona franchise, Persona 3 is making the transition to live performance in the form of a stage play called Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade. The play is set to open in the G-Rosso theatre at Tokyo Dome City in ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn won't just let you ride Chocobo mounts, but Unicorn mounts as well, Square Enix revealed in their latest Letter from the Producer Q&A video. While the recorded video isn't up yet, here's a screenshot, courtesy of ...

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - 06 Watamote is certainly sticking to its guns - if you're looking for moderation and restraint, look elsewhere. Sometimes I try (don't ask me why) to explain the appeal of anime to non-an...

iPhone 6 Wrap-Around Screen Concept Is Gorgeous, But Would Probably Make You Drop Your Phone A Lot Beautiful wrap-around display designs by Michael Shanks, Ali Rahmoun and Sebastian Scheer. Totally reminds us of the flexible OLED display Samsung s...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Ichiro Sakaki (Scrapped Princess) and Kiri Kajiya's Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha is the latest light novel series to be tapped for anime adaptation. The series, set to air this October, follows a young geek sent into a fantasy world as an...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Magi Volume 1 The middle of the month is usually a bit quieter than this, but this time around we've got a slew of books hitting with a lot of omnibus editions from Viz Media and their SuBLime Manga label as well as a bunch of adult releases from ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Director Kota Yoshida's live-action adaptation of Usotsuki Paradox—based on the manga written by Nanki Satō and illustrated by Akira Kizuki—is set for a limited one-week screening at Human Trust Cinema Shibuya starting September 7.

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Nendoroid Puchi: Photo Kano Good Smile Company has started preorders for the Nendoroid Puchi set featuring Photo Kano series. Figure: Nendoroid Puchi: Photo Kano Manufacturer: Good Smile CompanyScale: Non (Approximately 50 mm) Release Date: Decemb...

Siliconera Sato

While Arc System Works have been all about Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, leading up to the game's location test location test, they haven't forgotten about BlazBlue fans that are looking forward to the anime adaptation announced earlier this summer.

Daily Graffiti: A Gallery Of 'Breaking Bad' Street Art In honor of Breaking Bad's return to television and its final few episodes, we've collected a gallery of some of our favorite wheatpastes, stickers, stencils, and graffiti murals all dedicated...

J-Pop Idols admin

HKT48 – Melon Juice HKT48's 2nd single Melon Juice (メロンジュース) will be released on September 4. Melon Juice is described as a punk rock song. 4 editions are available. Each one of them contains 3 songs and their instrumental versions.

「紅葉狩り」 (Momijigari) "Red Leaf Hunting" Wow, that episode was informative. Not only did we gain important clarification and insight into the Professor's view of eating things you love, but we also learned much about Benten's ambiguous nature and wh...

I'm sure that not many people are familiar with MimiMemeMIMI, a new musical unit with a strange name. Perhaps some know them through the anime series A Town Where You Live (ATWYL). MimiMemeMIMI is a two piece female unit made up of members Yuka an...

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