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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

A Japanese engineer named Hitoshi Takahashi spent 11 years creating this huge, diesel-powered bug bot from nothing. And now, as he did recently in Ibaraki Prefecture, he shows up in parking lots and amazes everyone.

Siliconera Ishaan

aign.   The Mighty No. 9 features a number of veteran staff that have worked on the Mega Man series in the past, such as composer Manami Matsumae, designer Naoya Tomita and art director Shinsuke Komaki.

SeventhStyle Seven

Madoka Magica has just revealed its soon premiering third film will have a new magical loli as part of the crew – a white-haired little girl named Momoe Nagisa, another wide-faced Hidamari Sketch drop-out.

Set includes Colossal Titan, two others Toy and figure manufacturer Good Smile Company will be releasing a Nendoroid playset based on popular manga series "Attack on Titan". Part of the miniature and highly stylized Nendoroid product line, the pla...

Kotaku East Eric Jou

From toys to snack cakes, Sanrio's ever-famous cat can be seen peddling everything. Including beer. Now, the Internet and history has shown that Hello Kitty has graced the face of beer bottles before: At one point there was even a Hello Kitty lice...

BARKS BARKS

girugämesh will be releasing their new song, "INCOMPLETE", their first release in approximately a year, on September 11th. The band has revealed the full version of their music video for "INCOMPLETE" on their official DangerCrueRecords Youtube cha...

SGCafe spartanchef

Japanese convenience store Family Mart is making their collaboration even bigger as they have teamed up with Good Smile Company and Happy Kuji for an awesome Vocaloid lottery with some terrific Vocaloid prizes.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

The manager of Little Cat in KabukichoTOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday announced the arrest of the Nigerian owner of a bar in Shinjuku Ward and three employees for drugging male customers and then stealing money from their bank a...

Siliconera Spencer

was out of stock shortly after its launch. The music game also got a costly iOS port with even more songs and characters.   What's next for Theatrhythm? It looks like Square Enix is planning something since the publisher filed a trademark for The...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Because Kamen Rider Gaim's designs kinda looked ridiculous, fans wondered if the show will end up having a ridiculous plot. In the latest issue of Hyper Hobby magazine, series head writer Gen Urobutchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) gives ...

BARKS BARKS

In honor of the release of their August 28 single, "Thoughts," LUNA SEA performed on TV Asahi's program "MUSIC STATION" for the first time in thirteen years. The first time LUNA SEA performed on MUSIC STATION was on September 23, 1994, when they r...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

J☆Dee'Z are a quartet of dancers and models, aged 11 to 13 years old, born from a collaboration between kids' magazine Dance Style Kids and fashion brand SISTER JENNI. The group consisting of Momoka, Nono, Meik and Ami have seen a surge in popular...

JEFusion GekiDan

The theme park dedicated to all fans of the Beings of Light, the Ultraman Land, closes and ends its 17 years of operation last Sunday. Located in. . .

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Geneon Universal Showcases 'Danganronpa' CD Release Posted by Chris Beveridge September 3, 2013 at 09:28 AM Danganronpa As the Danganronpa anime series rolls on, simulcast in North America by FUNimation, Geneon Universal is showing off a new nearl...

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Wandering around Tokyo it's not at all unusual to see foreign men with Japanese girlfriends, but it's much rarer to see foreign women with Japanese men. Some people think that foreign girls simply aren't into Japanese guys, but when Japanese site ...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「モテないし、夏が終わる」 (Motenai shi, Natsu ga Owaru) "Since I'm Not Popular, Summer Will End" Ah, Watamote – why must you take me on this emotional thrill ride every week? In all my years of watching anime, there's never been anything that strikes me as mu...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While Gurren Lagann debuted in April 2007, we're still seeing releases pinned to its fifth anniversary. A late and impressive example of this is Studio Half Eye's Perfect Transformation series model. SHE's figures are famous for their casting and ...

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Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Documentary Street Fighter is one of my favorite fighting game and Capcom has released a documentary on this popular franchise. The documentary is over an hour long, and it talks about the history of the franchise f...

Update Released for Project Phoenix – $650,000 Stretch Goal Past Creative Intelligence Arts have today proudly boasted that their upcoming Japanese indie RPG project Project Phoenix currently being crowdfunded through Kickstarter has reached its $...

Siliconera Spencer

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, a four player fighting game from Namco Bandai, will retell Goku's saga through 60 missions. The game is based on the original series and starts all the way back at the Saiyan Arc.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) We've finally moved into the time of year where things start to cool down and you start wanting to drink some nice warm drinks again… … and on that note, let's sit down for a cup of tea!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While Hayao Miyazaki has talked about retiring since the release of Princess Mononoke back in 1997, he's rarely really said that now is the time, but just that it was something he was thinking about or planning on unless something interesting came...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

The time is now, Miku fans! After what felt like forever, it seems that an English-speaking version of everyone's favorite digital diva is finally on the market. Yes, the imaginatively titled Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready and waiting for your p...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We saw Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's Flower of Battle outfit in screenshots last month, but there's plenty more samurai gear where that came from. Flower of Battle is included as a download code with the game's soundtrack in Japan, and m...

"In this version of history, the one who annihilated the world…was me. " Impression Oh dear. Araragi…so much for trying to get your homework done, huh? I bet it must have been a massive shock to come back and find your entire city demolished, with...

Nihongogo Garry MacKenzie

Tweet Pin It This week's featured releases come from Cheeky Parade, C-ute and HKT48. Cheeky Parade – "Mugendai Shoujo ∀" First up this week we have Cheeky Parade with their third major label single "Mugendai Shoujo ∀".

Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to Retire from Feature FilmsThe Wind Rises is 72-year-old director's last By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 9/2/2013 This past weekend ended with some major Studio Ghibli news.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks December Anime DVD/BD Covers Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge September 3, 2013 at 04:17 PM Magical Play The DVD/BD Cover Art Discussions forum continues to be the place to go in order to see the latest cover art that's discover...

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