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September 26, 2013, 4:00 AM
September 26, 2013, 4:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Welcome to Cat Island. No, make that Cat Islands—plural! Because in Japan, there are at least two locations in Japan with that nickname. Perhaps the most well-known "neko shima" (猫島) or "cat island" is Tashirojima, an island in Miyagi Prefecture.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Back in June, Wazego Collective launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an American version of Yoko Kamio's often adapted shoujo Hana Yori Dango (Boys over Flowers) . Though this was unsuccessful, raising only $1,252 of the $100,000, WillKinn Medi...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Click for larger version The few visuals that have come out for the live action Patlabor feature film have certainly been intriguing, but now we've got a bit more as the cast has been revealed at a new press conference today, which was done next t...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Kotaku's impressions of the MGSV side ops demo sounded pretty darn cool. But nothing can beat eyes-on impressions with your own eyes. Nothing. The side ops demo is a little over twelve minutes and shows off MGSV's tagging function.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

It was previously reported that Gackt will make an appearance in Indonesian tokusatsu series BIMA Satria Garuda. Just recently, we have more info on what role he will play in the series! Gackt will play the role of Bima Legend, a warrior from a pa...

SeventhStyle Seven

A nightmare that may come true, Kyoto Animation's homo service series ended with the nauseating note of "see you next summer", as if anyone wants to be assaulted by this fujoshi pandering for another season.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Apple's iPhone 5S went on sale in Japan on September 20, with electronics aficionados, including our own Mr. Sato, lining up days in advance in order to purchase one on launch day. Obviously, you have to love your electronics to be willing to camp...

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.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Sega's newly announced "Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax" seems likely to raise the bar for anime-styled 2D fighting games (as well as generic franchise crossovers), with a full cast of top anime characters appearing as playable fighters – already in...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The Premium Bandai online shop posted the official images of the previously revealed S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Psyga. The figure represents the transformed form of Smart Brain's Leo from the Kamen Rider 555 the Movie: Paradise Lost.

On the 24th, it was revealed that former AKB member Maeda Atsuko (22) was seriously dating Kabuki actor Onoe Matsuya (28). It has been one year since her graduation from AKB, which enforced a love ban rule.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Namco Bandai has another new trailer for One Piece Unlimited World: R, showing off cinematics, gameplay, the voice actors behind new characters like Red (Masachika Ichimura) and Pat (TARAKO), and more.


Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2 Promo Trailer Sega has released a new promo trailer for Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2, detailing what you can expect for the upcoming game that will be released on 28 Nov 2013.

SGCafe Zenko

The premiere for the last Madoka Magica movie is fast approaching, and accompanying it are some very interesting ways to make sure everyone knows which glass is whose. Figures that hang off of your beverage seem to be getting more popular these da...

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...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

A Tokyo-based company Eitsu has been famous for its "Priroll" roll cakes featuring popular anime illustrations such as Bleach, Naruto, My Melody, Magic Angel Creamy Mami, and Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow. The latest entry of the service is the character...

SeventhStyle Seven

Kantai Collection's official Twitter has gone out of its way to announce it has something major to announce on the 26th later this week, and reasonable presumptions say, it may very well be an anime series.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A new promo offers a 90 second look at the follow up to the 2011 adaptation Dall-Young Lim (Black God) and Kwang-Hyun Kim's Freezing busty action series, along with the new Vibration season's theme from Watamote opening singer Konomi Suzuki.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The hot-blooded heroes of history are coming together in over-the-top style once more thanks to the next entry in the Sengoku Basara series. Capcom officially slapped Sengoku Basara 4 with a January 23, 2014 Japanese release date on PlayStation 3,...

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.

Japanator Elliot Gay

Never in my wildest dreams would I expect Patlabor to make a comeback this way. New details have surfaced regarding the upcoming live action Patlabor project, and they're a doozy. This new project will take the form of 12 episodes each with a runt...

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...

DesmondChieng Desmond

I guess it's better late than never. It has been quite a while since Bandai released the MG Crossbone Gundam X1, then they released the online exclusive X2 and finally today Premium Bandai has started to accept pre-orders for the MG 1/100 Crossbon...

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...

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...

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...

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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.

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...

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...


1/7 Melty PVC [Swimsuit Ver. ] MaxFactory has come up with a kawaii figure of the tsundere witch Melty from Shining Hearts (シャイニング・ハーツ).  She is posed wearing a cute swimsuit with a large hat to block out the sun.

JEFusion GekiDan

The pre-order page for the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Mammoth Ranger reveals the official group photo of the Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger team in. . .

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