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August 22, 2013, 6:00 PM
August 22, 2013, 6:00 PM
Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

S This past week, I told you about the five anime you should be watching this summer. To prepare, I asked Kotaku readers to vote on their picks. The winner by a landslide was Watamote. I am dumbfounded by this.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

'Woman in Shinjuku'TOKYO (TR) – The mother of singer Hikaru Utada died early Thursday morning in Shinjuku Ward in what police are ruling a suicide, reports Nikkan Sports (Aug. 22). At around 7:00 a. m.

Siliconera Kris

Recently, I got a look at both the of the new characters in the new Persona 4 Arena—Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori, both of whom were playable at a recent location test for the game in Tokyo.   When Yukari first entered the battle, I could have swo...

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Additional cast members for the live-action TV adaptation of the God's Beret: The Untold Story of How Osamu Tezuka Created His Black Jack non-fiction manga was recently revealed. The TV adaptation stars SMAP's Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (Ballad: Namonaki K...

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Nine months after it was first announced, Namco Bandai has finally released a first promo video for Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary commemorative fighting game, J-Stars Victory VS (PS3, PS Vita). In it we see a recap of all the playable characters ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Set to be released in October, the "Full Burst" update for Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will include a brand new chapter featuring an uneasy alliance between Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha as they take on Sage Mode Kabuto, who will also be p...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Darth Vader. A Xenomorph from Aliens. Attack on Titan. That's not mentioning the various other characters as well as animals, too. They've all been brought to life in amazing banana sculptures. This is the work of Keisuke Yamada, a banana artist K...

For all of Studio Ghibli's acclaim, the famed House That Miyazaki Built has never once put out a direct sequel to one of its works. While various thematic threads run through all of Miyazaki's films, the man, for all his genius, apparently lacks t...

Siliconera Spencer

The rumor is true, Aquapazza, the fighting game with characters from Tears to Tiara and To Heart 2 will be localized. Atlus picked the PlayStation 3 title up and it will be released as a retail game. Aquapazza is slated for release this November, ...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Xbox ONE or PS4? That's the question that's been on a lot of people's minds, inspiring long-winded debates between diehard console fans. Microsoft took the lead, announcing (arguably) too much information, causing the minds of long-time Xbox fans ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After offering a glimpse early in July, Namco Bandai is back with a full preview for September's Nintendo 3DS action RPG adaptation of ninja versus bug series Mushibugyo.       In the game, you pick one of five confirmed playable characters and th...

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The indie game Chroma Squad's Kickstarter campaign is finally over! After 30 days, the game exceeded its goal of $50,000 and earned a total of $97,148 with 3,964 backers! For those who are living under the rock, Chroma Squad is a tactical turn-bas...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I've been a fan of magical girl shows since the days of Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura! I still remember buying my very first magical girl goods when I was in 6th grade!

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The official Bandai YouTube channel posted a video of how you can give a cool pose to your S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Blade. This video also shows us the many points of articulation in this new figure.

Japanator Elliot Gay

It looks like One Piece Unlimited World Red is shaping up to be a fun little 3DS game. One Piece games have generally been pretty solid so it's not that surprising, but I really dig the look of Unlimited World Red.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Brian Provinciano's killer open-world ode to games of the past, Retro City Rampage, has hit a bunch of platforms since its initial release, and it looks like Nintendo 3DS is next. After being listed as one of the playable games at next week's PAX ...

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Bandai Tamashii Nations announced that they will release S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Agito Burning Form this December in mass retail. The figure was first teased in an event.

SGCafe Zenko

Gaming couples no longer have to worry about going out and finding that special ring to use at a wedding, as custom ring maker TAKAYAS has the perfect solution. Whether you're looking to propose or celebrate the big day, this Zelda inspired set of...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Hopefully you have a strong stomach when it comes to creepy 2D kids, because there's something oddly disturbing about the child in Murasaki Baby. The PS Vita game comes from developer Ovosonico and Massimo Guarini, director of Shadows of the Damne...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for a 2013 fall TV anime Strike The Blood posted a 2 minutes 20 seconds teaser trailer today. The video was screened at Comic Market/Comiket 84 on August 10-12 antecedently. The TV anime is based on a school action fantasy light ...


KAMELEO made an announcement with a twist during their July 27 live at Kareinaru Gekijo vol. 6 at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM. KAMELEO Photo The twist was that, "In addition to the release of the cover single "Moso Nikki", [they] will be holding a two-day on...

Crunchyroll Scott Green
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Earlier today Media Plus held a production presentation for its October live-action theatre production of Living Adv Steins;Gate. All nine of the cast members of the stage production were up on stage, as well as the production's scriptwriter and d...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「みなみけ 夏やすみ」 "Minami-ke Natsuyasumi" This is the pose for wishing for more Minami-ke. This is familiar territory for fans of Minami-ke: wondering if the latest anime is going to be the last, and hoping there's more to come.

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Date and venue details for this year's Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013 Singapore have finally been announced. Like last year, this year's expo will once again be held in Serangoon at the NEX shopping mall, atrium level 1.

Recap: After recalling the events of Nekomonogatari Black, Araragi finds Hachikuji's backpack and encounters Ononoki while searching for her. Summer vacation ends and Araragi realizes he has not done his homework.

Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth Productions studio (known for Red vs. Blue) has released his latest anime-style web series, RWBY! Pronounced "Ruby", the story is set in a world full of monsters and magical abilities using an element called Dust.

Frozen Teardrop Picture Drama: A New Battle to reunite cast with original writer The second of the two remastered Gundam Wing Blu-ray Boxes will include a new Gundam Wing picture drama written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It SCANDAL is set to release their 17th single this September 18th entitled OVER DRIVE. The single is notable for being produced by legendary Perfume producer Nakata Yasutaka. Yasutaka is confident in his new dance number Scandal in the ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nippon Ichi's direct follow-up to Disgaea, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, is getting ready to Prinny slam into PlayStation 3 in Europe on October 25, followed by North America on November 5. Now a third official trailer is here to celebrate the ...

Financial firm Fields Corporation revealed in their "Summary of Financial Information and Business Results (Consolidated) for the First Quarter of the Year Ending March 31, 2014" report on Tuesday that they are contemplating on creating a second s...

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