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September 25, 2013, 4:00 PM
September 25, 2013, 4:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Has it been seventeen years? The time has just flown by. Here's how the in-game maps have evolved. The above image was uploaded by Japanese Twitter user @Ugusyan and has been retweeted over ten thousand times.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

At last weekend's Tokyo Game Show, Dengeki and Sega revealed that they will be celebrating the publisher's 20th anniversary with crossover 2D fighting Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.  Asuna from Sword Art Online and Shana from Shakugan no Shana wer...

Remember that old 2009 Youtube video where some kid freaked out after his mom cancelled his World of Warcraft account? No? Well, someone in Japan remembered it fondly enough to recreate it using animated line drawings featuring Jean from Attack on...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

One of the most iconic elements of Dragon Ball Z are the orange Dragon Balls. The other is unruly hair. Now you can have both. Japanese cosmetics company Creer Beaute is rolling out Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax in three styles: Natural, Hard, Super Hard.

PRESS RELEASE: BABYMETAL announces Live Blu-Ray/DVD – "LIVE – LEGEND I, D, Z APOCALYPSE" September 24, 2013 – Japanese pop-metal-idol group BABYMETAL announced the release of a special 3-concert Live Blu-Ray/DVD set "LIVE ~LEGEND I, D, Z APOCALYPS...

The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

Ore no Tabi Sept. Earlier this month, Korea rejected Japan's request that it lift a ban on the importation of seafood from eight prefectures, a mandate that was issued over potential dangers that may result due to the radioactive water leaking fro...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

We've all no doubt heard of the polite deer in the city of Nara that have learned to bow their heads to tourists in order to get food, but did you know that they also obey the law and know how to cross the road properly?

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The other day we got a somewhat low quality preview of Lightning's Aerith costume in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. At the time no western plans were announced, but now we at least have confirmation that Europe will get the Final Fantasy V...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Announces 'Aquarion Evol' Anime Dub Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge September 24, 2013 at 02:25 PM Aquarion Evol After letting loose with the trailer earlier today, FUNimation has hit up their Tumblr blog (rather than their official site...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Samurai Flamenco Another Days' Manga Scheduled Posted by Chris Beveridge September 24, 2013 at 03:39 PM Samurai Flamenco It's not rare for an original anime series to get a companion manga series to run alongside it and most tend to run two or th...

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Magi: Aratanaru Sekai 3DS Game Promo The promo video from Namco Bandai Games previews the update for Magi: Hajimari no Meikyuu 3DS game which will add Ja'far, Masrur, Hakuei Ren and Kougyoku Ren, along with a new labyrinth.

Siliconera Sato

Gust have been busy with New Atelier Rorona, but  However, fans of Ar Tonelico and Ciel no Surge will also have something to look forward to, as this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation reveals that their upcoming title, Ar no Surge, will be some ...

Nihongogo Daryl D.

Tweet Pin It Here is the third installment of the finest cosplay (and booth babes) from Tokyo Game Show 2013 Wait a minute…. is that Quiet? Didn't Kojima say she'll be too erotic to cosplay?   Daryl D.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

After surviving the Poseidon Arc, peace seemed within their grasp, but the heroes of Saint Seiya are in for more action thanks to the sinister threat of Hades. The Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers game covers the series' Hades arc, and Namco Bandai's l...


Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Namco Bandai Games is now streaming the first promo video for the Kuroko's Basketball: The Path to Victory game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will feature an original story featuring characters from the popular anime/manga series.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The Premium Bandai online shop posted the official images of the previously revealed S. H. FiguArts Mammoth Ranger. The figure represents the transformed form of the Warrior of Wisdom and Sharma Knight, Goushi.

S. H. Figuarts Kyoryu Gold Vanquishing Evil This March! Prepare to face his the wrath of his Kyoryu Change! S. H. Figuarts Kyoryu Gold is here! Pre orders have begun for this Web Exclusive Item and Bandai released official images after the showcas...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The Bandai Premium Store announced that fans who pre-ordered the Complete Selection Modification Lost Driver and Fang Memory will be receiving a T2 Joker Memory as a bonus! In addition, the release of both products has been moved to March 2014 fro...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's release day so Sentai Filmworks has announced the dub cast, which comes after an awkward moment earlier in the month when the wrong cast was associated with the show in an email blast from The Anime Network.

TBS Drama 「Hanzawa Naoki」 aired its last episode on September 22 and has gotten a rating of 42. 2%. Beginning with an initial of 19. 4% for its first episode, ratings increased gradually with each episode without declining once.

Japanator Tim Sheehy

I'm sure there are some of you out there who dream of styling your hair like a super Saiyan, but have yet to find a suitable way of spiking your hair into a giant golden cone without having to rely on buckets of hairspray or industrial strength gel.

SGCafe Zenko

Madoka Magica's Charlotte the Dessert Witch is causing mischief again, but this time she's making a fashion statement while she does it. Bag maker BERUF is teaming up with Madoka Magica to offer a set of Charlotte inspired bags.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

You can call this the beginning of the end for Lightning's saga, which is set to reach its conclusion in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, heading to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the west next February.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Now this is a finale. WHERE IS SEASON 3? ! ? ! High School DxD NEW Episode 12 Review High School DxD Season 2 Episode 12 Review "Two Heavenly Dragon, Collide! " "Ni Tenryū, Gekitotsu! " (二天龍、激突!) The end of the second of the second season is upon ...

Nihongogo Garry MacKenzie

Tweet Pin It This week's featured releases come from Morning Musume, Not yet and Tokyo Girls' Style.   Morning Musume – "The Best! -Updated Morning Musume-" Morning Musume lead off this week with a "Best of" album with a bit of a difference.


Attack on Titan 3DS Game TV Promo A promo CM was released for the upcoming "Attack on Titan" or "Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人)", which is set to be released for the Nintendo 3DS on 05 Dec 2013. The game is titled "Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no ...

Siliconera Spencer

Sega unveiled a Dengeki Bunko vs. Sega fighting game project at Tokyo Game Show, but it wasn't playable there. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax will be shown during the Dengeki Bunko 2013 Autumn Festival on October 6 and it will be playable.

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The latest scans from the November 2013 issue of Hobby Japan magazine lets us take a peek at the latest upcoming PlaMo or plastic model releases based on your favorite anime series. Let's start of with these upcoming GunPla releases from BandaiMG ...

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - 12 (End) and Series Review Of all the 2013 series that end up on my year-end Top 10 list, it's very possible that Watamote will be the one I least expected to find there.

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