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September 18, 2013, 10:00 AM
September 18, 2013, 10:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sushi rolls that look like great works of art. Or video game characters. Or dookie or dicks. Meet Takayo Kiyota, a makizushi ("rolled sushi") artist. Makizushi is sushi wrapped in rice and seaweed. The cylindrical roll is cut, revealing the roll's...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Yen Press announcing this summer that they've picked up the rights to release the Sword Art Online light novels and manga, with plans for early 2014, it's still surprising to see them go from announcement of acquisition to formal street dates...

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has a release date in North America and Europe. The game will be released in both regions on October 24th as a download title via the Nintendo eShop.   Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will cost $29.

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As some of you have seen in our Facebook Fan Page, actress Reiko Chiba, who previously played Ptera Ranger Mei, made an update on the supposed Kyoryu. . .

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The upcoming Kamen Rider game for the Nintendo 3DS, Kamen Rider Travelers Senki, will be using the Linear Motion Battle System. For those who haven't. . .

Bite Sized Trailer Released for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion With two of the three currently planned movies in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series having aired in Japan, SHAFT and the remainder of the anime series' produc...

So far, the running tally for Hello Kitty-branded items runs the gamut from airplanes to toilet paper to dictionaries, so it's inevitable that she'd cross over into canned adult beverages. Brewed by the Taiwan Tsing Beer Company, Hello Kitty beer ...

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Sony Music is currently holding open auditions for aspiring artists who wants to be the next Vocaloid and anisong (anime song) artists! Called "Utakatsu! ", this open audition is open for teens up to the age 25 who are currently not signed to a re...

Siliconera Spencer

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 included a DLC code that gave Naruto a Goku costume. If you want to see the opposite, Goku dressed as Sage Mode Naruto, pick up a first print copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

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The 43rd issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that the old Joseph Joestar (Part III) and Lisa Lisa (Part II) are DLC characters for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle game for the PS3!

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of legendary anime series Macross, Good Smile Company is releasing a set of Nendoroid Petite figures featuring the heroines of Macross.   A smaller version of the cute Nendoroid figure series, the newest additio...


Monster Hunter 4 Ships Over 2 Million Copies Capcom released Monster Hunter 4 in Japan last week, and in the short span of just 4 days, over 2 million copies of the game have been shipped. Capcom ealier set a target of 2.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

It rarely appears in beginner or intermediate textbooks, but spend a day with any native Japanese speaker and you'll soon realise that onomatopoeia is a vital part of the language. Utterances such as, "The rain fell like 'pssshaaaa'" and, "My hear...

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The 3rd promo video for upcoming anime series Machine Doll wa Kizu Tsukanai is now available for viewing. The video features the OP "Anicca" by Hitomi Harada, who voices the main character, Machine-Doll Yaya.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A potential localization for Final Fantasy Agito rumbled even more recently when Square Enix filed a trademark for the title and logo in Europe. According to producer Hajime Tabata, who spoke with US Gamer, Agito "will definitely be localized," an...

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Xbox One launches in 13 territories this November, but Japan isn't one of them. Microsoft confirmed their next console will be available in Japan sometime in 2014.   Xbox One has a couple of games geared for the Japanese market like Crimson Dragon...

RocketNews24 Rona Moon

One day, some unsung genius stared at the fluffy pure-white fur of their beloved cat, thought "mmm, looks just like fluffy white rice", and grabbed a red towel and a black sock to make their dream come alive.

Zelda Stained Glass Wall Decals Blik Surface Graphics now has a collection of eight stained glass removable wall decals. Each decal tells a story and features Link with a different iconic item from the Wind Waker game.

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The Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune's recently announced spiritual successor to Mega Man, is headed to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.   The game recently hit its $2. 2 million stretch goal on Kickstarter, which was the requirement for a console re...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

ArcheAge, a MMORPG with more sandbox elements from Jake Song (former developer of Lineage) has launched a promotion with sci-fi anime Gargantia. For a limited time, you can buy "realistic" Amy and Ledo outfits for your avatars and buy a virtual Le...

Japan's biggest game-related event, Tokyo Game Show 2013 (TGS), will be held for four days starting from Sept. 19. According to the schedule, the 19th and 20th, which fall on weekdays, will be Business Days, and the weekend of the 21-22 will be Pu...

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Actress Reiko Chiba (Zyuranger's Ptera Ranger Mei) updated about the status of the Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger special announcement she revealed weeks ago and it has something to do with Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.

Watamote certainly hasn't lost the ability to surprise me. I must be well-conditioned, because all throughout this episode I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it stayed solidly airborne.   For once there really was a light at the end of...

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SHE IS SOOO CUUUUTE! ! THE GUYS IN THIS ARE SO HOOOOT! WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIIIIIN! ? Okay. Enough with the caps and drawl. I was so overwhelmed by this episode – and I was so excited that the new episode aired.

Hikaru Yamamoto Joins Movie Taisen 2013 As previously reported, Minehiro Kinomoto, the actor of Kamen Rider Accel, would be starring in Movie Taisen 2013. However, he's not the only W cast member to return.

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The highlight for the GUNPLA EXPO SINGAPORE 2013 have been released! Meet Voice Actress, Ms. Ayumi Fujimura! This year, will for the first time see the voice actress of Gundam Unicorn's Audrey Burne, Ms.

If you are visiting Japan and looking for fun and unique gifts and books to bring back to your friends and family, you must visit Village Vanguard! They have stores throughout Japan, and they have a decently sized one in Shibuya.

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Takada Atsumi and Asahara Momoko to graduate from Meguriai Takada Atsumi and Asahara Momoko are going to graduate from Meguriai. Their graduation live will be held in December. Takada Atsumi is a member of the 2nd generation of Meguriai, and Asaha...


Danganronpa's lesson of the week: Stay in school, or you'll end up homeless.   Well, I'm finally back at school (or maybe I should say, I've transferred from a tiny college to a bigass university and am pursuing a completely different degree/caree...


Sunday, September 15 Free! episode 10: I get to see Rin as a kid, having fun with them three boys. So that's good. Other than that it was another boring episode of Rei trying to figure out what the hell happened and feel left out with all the talk...

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