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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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Ladies, are you ready? One of the sexiest voices in the industry, Suwabe Junichi posted his photo in maid cosplay on his Twitter!   Suwabe Junichi   He is the voice of: Aomine Daiki from Kuroko's Basketball   Jinguji Ren from Uta No Prince Sama   ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We've seen a few focused tours of areas in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but the latest promotional movie ups the scope quite a bit. Square Enix is here to provide an overview of some of what the retooled MMO has to offer, so dive into the ne...

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Yasaburou making a cameo appearance in KamiNomi! The Goddesses Arc is continuing its one-goddess-per-episode pattern, covering Keima's recapture of Shiori in this episode. A little twist this time was that the episode started off following Shiori ...

Returning players in this Fall's season highlighted An advance promotional video for the second season of the Kuroko's Basketball anime began streaming on Wednesday. Like the previous video, the new video highlights the returning character lineup:...

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...

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...

SGCafe KarbyP

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...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Due to air this fall, the Golden Time anime will adapt Toradora!  author Yuyuko Takemiya's light novel serious about the young students at a law school, with Chiaki Kon (Higurashi and Umineko: When They Cry) directing the production from GENCO and J.

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...

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

Blood Lad Good news for fans of the Blood Lad manga, of which there may be more now since there's an anime adaptation out there, as Yen Press has picked up the rights to the spinoff series Bloody Brat, The spinoff began back in 2011 and has one vo...

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...

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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 While North American fans are getting their hands on the home video release for the first time and promotions in Japan are about the game itself, there's some new things coming down the road for Sword Art Online.

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...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Much like sweat-stained shirts or the incessant cry of cicadas, lightning storms are just a part of summer in Japan. But with all of those electrostatic discharges, something other than the ground is bound to be hit.

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...

SGCafe KarbyP

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...

Anime Diet gendomike

EVA REFERENCES FTW Summary Tomoko suddenly looks…cuter? So she thinks, after a round of otome games seems to make her lose the bags under her eyes. Her newfound confidence, fueled by the belief that girls become cuter when they fall in love and ho...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

Details for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Trigger's Little Witch Academia anime were announced last week, but the pricing had yet to be revealed. Now that pre-orders are officially open, the set can be yours for ¥6,000 ($61).

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...

Stop-motion short to run exclusively at Tokyo theater August 24-September 13 Geneon Entertainment's Rondo Robe label began streaming a trailer for "Le Danboard," a new stop-motion short featuring Yotsuba&!

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Under a concept of "Marrying the two - Idol and Metal", BABYMETAL has been getting lots of attention in and outside the idol and rock music world. SUMMER CAMP 2013 is a summer festival known for music lovers of punk, melodic core, and hard core lo...

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