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September 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
September 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japanese the word "ossan" (おっさん) is somewhat of a rude word for middle aged-dudes. How would you like to rent an ossan? Well, in Tokyo, you can. Enter Ossan Rental, a middle-aged man rental service that makes older gentlemen available for only ...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Shejiu is a traditional type of liquor that is made by pickling a venomous snake in a bottle of alcohol such as baijiu. The venom of the snake is neutralized by the liquor and, thanks to the essences of the serpent, is said to have energizing and ...

Siliconera Ishaan

on October 1st—the same day that Atlus' Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl goes on sale.   Rune Factory 4 will be available both at retail and as a download via the Nintendo eShop at launch. The game will cost $39.

JEFusion GekiDan

Nendoroid T. M. Revolution Sneak Preview Today, T. M. Revolution gave his fans a very nice preview of the upcoming Nendoroid figure version of himself through twitter. He asked fans whether they thought it was cute.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Miku returns to the Nintendo 3DS November 28th in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2. The rhythm game features costumes and songs than its predecessor along with the much demanded return of GUMI. Sega has just posted a song list preview, so get a look ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

J. K. Rowling Expands 'Harry Potter' Theatrical & Game Universe With 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Posted by Chris Beveridge September 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM Harry Potter The relationship between J.

Studio Ghibli's International Division chief executive Geoffrey Wexler announced yesterday that director Hayao Miyazaki's latest and reportedly final feature film, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), will screen in New York and Los Angeles from Novembe...

Just like Gen Urobuchi, Naomi Takebe, the producer of Gaim, was also interviewed in Hyper Hobby. She explains why the chose fruits and specifically why Kamen Rider Gaim is based on an orange.   Hyper Hobby: How did Gaim come about?

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This Etrian Odyssey Untold trailer shows off its "classic mode," in which players forgo the game's story and stock characters in favor of a custom-built party picked from nine different character classes for pure dungeon-crawling action.

As part of their 10th anniversary projects Japanese band SID announced the release of a new single that is scheduled to drop on November 6th.

RocketNews24 Paula Gerhold

Japan is well known for its vast array of escort services that cater to every societal niche. You can find flashy girls and guys at hostess bars and host clubs who pose as your conversation and drinking partners for however long your money lasts.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The wait is over. The Legend of Korra book 2 debuts Friday, September 13 at 7 p. m. on Nickelodeon. Set six months after the first Korra series, books 2 partially take place at the South Pole, but along with exploring the Southern Water Tribe, the...

Siliconera Spencer

tsu says Kokonoe is a paid DLC character, which is interesting because when we talked to Blazblue producer Toshimichi Mori he said while Chronophantasma will have paid DLC like voice packs the game would not have any paid DLC characters.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

All of us have our own little habits and quirks that defy common sense. It's human nature to harbor even just a little superstitious tendency now and then, whether it be not watching a pot boil or leaving a shower curtain open.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Children! You have no idea how good you have it. Just wait until you grow up and find yourself dragging your own kids to cartoon events like this. Or worse, performing on stage. Here, you can see characters from Anpanman, the beloved children's an...

JEFusion GekiDan

Maaya Uchida, the actress who's playing as Hiroyo Hakase in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, is reviewing the full-scale representation of the weapon of. . .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Few fall anime are working harder for your attention that the adaptation of Ark Performance's sentient battleship sci-fi manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel. We're now getting a sixth preview for the October anime.

The following is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing Staff or the site's affiliates and partners. If you have been involved in the idol fandom for any significant amount of time you are probably gro...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix recently surprised us with their latest smartphone game announcement, Final Fantasy Agito, which it is related to Final Fantasy Type-0. While you can check out more details in our earlier report, Square Enix also uploaded the game's fi...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

There are some pretty impressive Madoka Magica decorated itasha ("sick car") out there, but a recenly spotted 3D Ultimate Madoka vehicle blows away the conventional decal adorned autos.     Along these lines, leading up to the new Rozen Maiden ani...

Attack on Titan Opening Reskinned With Super Mario Bros. 3 Here's a pretty incredible fan-made opening for Attack on Titan, starring the cast of Super Mario Bros. 3. Tanooki suits and all, this is a pretty wicked rendition of the intro.

The folks at Silver Link are getting ready for the premiere of Strike of the Blood this October. An adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's light novel series, Stike the Blood is about a vampire named Kojo Akatsuki and a shaman girl named Yukina Himeragi.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I'm currently trying to decide whether or not to switch from short to long sleeves! It's starting to feel like autumn is on the way! But it's always easy to get sick during season changes, so I hope eve...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Free Episode 10It's exposition and flashback time – done the swimming way! What They Say: Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the ...

Ani-Culture ken0601

AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki will be holding her 3rd solo live concert at Yokohama Arena on the 7th of November this year. Following her 2 successful solo concerts held last July at Sunshine Sun Plaza and this February at Tokyo International Forum, this...

On Aug. 31, at the PAX Prime gaming event in the U. S. , one game development project showed its first signs of life. Keiji Inafune, father of such games as Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising, among others, has released the details about his lates...

The GLORIO Blog dragonzigg

Recap: Fueki and Haruto face off in battle as Gremlin desperately attempts to retrieve the Philosophers Stone from the dying Koyomi. Aqua's Thoughts: Kamen Rider Wizard once again shows off its straight A's in Momentum Killing 101 and spends most ...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Last week marked a major event in Japanese history…and no, I don’t mean the announcement of the Tokyo Olympics… crazy Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses officially went on sale on 9/1 and nothing can ever be the same again.

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Disgaea 4 Return will debut on January 30, 2014 in Japan according to Famitsu. Like the PSP's Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days and the Vita's Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention, Disgaea 4 Return is a portable update to 2011's Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.

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