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October 10, 2013, 3:30 AM
October 10, 2013, 3:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Remove one piece of chocolate from a chocolate bar. Swap two other pieces, and voilà, you have what sure seems like an endless supply of chocolate. Of course, it's not. The above GIF shows how the trick appears to result in the same-sized chocolat...

Announced today, Tanaka Koki has left Johnny's & Associates as of September 30. According to the official announcement of the office site, due to multiple violations of the agency's rules, they have terminated Tanaka's contract.

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The October 24th issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed that a new Harvest Moon game will be released in February for the Nintendo 3DS! The new Harvest Moon game called "Harvest Moon: Connecting New Worlds" costs 5,040 yen.

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Currently underway at the new Shisedo Ginza Building in Tokyo is the Japan Original Beauty event which features a live talk with beauty professional Tadashi Harada. Harada, who works with Shisedo as one of their "Top Beauty Specialists" was the ge...

Siliconera Sato

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are just around the corner and soon fans will be able to step into the series' sixth generation. Pokémon developers Game Freak already have another game in the works that will revolve around the franchise's most iconic char...

Tokyo Shutter Girl is the story of a female high school student who learns more about herself through interacting with the various people she meets while taking pictures as part of her school's photography club.

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When we talk about cosplay in the anime community it usually means the cosplay of a fictional character from anime / manga / games. However, for the rest of the world, it usually means simply sporting a costume that is not regularly worn by the we...

Matenrou Opera We are a bit late on this one but there is great news for all fans of Matenrou Operas drummer Yu! ! As we reported earlier Yu had to take a break from all live activities due worsening of his health condition.

Lead character is convinced that there are no real "Haruhis" If you're tired of waiting for Nagaru Tanigawa's next Haruhi Suzumiya light novel, or think that the "everyone-around-me-is-special" premise is getting tired, light novel author Teru Ara...

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One of Haganai Next's most memorable scenes was when Yozora played a wicked witch for their School Festival movie presentation. This wicked yet cute witch has been recreated by Griffon Enterprises in PVC form!

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Namco Bandai recently announced a new Sword Art Online game for PlayStation Vita, titled Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, which will include co-op to go with spacious fields for Kirito and co. to explore.

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Griffon Enterprises is no stranger to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sakunai or Haganai figures and their latest figure of Sena Kashiwazaki is absolutely irresistible. This 1/8 scale PVC version of "Meat", as she's referred to by some of the characters in t...

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More info about the upcoming live-action drama adaptation of Higanjima has surfaced online. The series stars Shunya Shiraishi (Kamen Rider Wizard) and Ryohei Suzuki (Gatchaman, Hentai Kamen). First is about the cast, joining the cast are Rio Yamas...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「コンビネーション×ト×エボリューション」 "Combination x And x Evolution" Change is inescapable everywhere you look this week, if you're a Hunter X Hunter fan. It certainly feels strange, doing a Hunter X Hunter post on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Griffon Enterprises Releasing Four 1/2. 5 Scale Figures Wow! Griffon Enterprises has decided to release the following 4 1/2. 5 scale figures: Sword Art Online's Asuna, Vividred Operation's Himawari, Persona 3's Aegis and Super Sonico.

Giant goldfish rampage around town. The hook before the OP is a panty shot. Off to a great start. This is the third time someone's attempted to animate this series. The first attempt was frankly crap. The OVAs were pretty good.


1/8 Zelos Wilder PVC Alter has commenced preorder for this really cool scaled figure of Zelos Wilder, the comic relief of the group from the Tales of Symphonia game. Alter would be releasing the figure under their ALTAiR franchise in Jan 2014, and...


Oct8 Land Meets Water in Love It seems that every season, PA Works brings us another anime (besides Another anime) which is anchored by their usual gorgeous visuals. The problem in some people's minds is that their stories don't always meet the st...

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Anime and manga have been in the global mainstream for a few decades now and like anything else, they have a way of evolving over time. Sometimes, though, the changes are so gradual that we don't notice it until someone throws it all up in a handy...

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Opinions (B-): Arc System work's fighting game is one of those games that are tailor made for being adapted into an anime series. Its got a visual novel style story, anime style characters and even famous seiyuu like Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gin...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's not unusual for FUNimation series to get distribution through the Hulu service, but we do like to note them as they happen. The latest one to get the nod is one of the new summer simulcasts, Unbreakable Machine Doll, which they launched on th...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Magi Volume 2 After the deluge of titles in the previous week, there's something to be said for taking things a bit easier here in the second week of the month. This week is still given over to Viz Media for the most part, but we have just eight r...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Non Non Biyori' For Fall 2013 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge October 7, 2013 at 03:16 PM Non Non Biyori Crunchyroll has its third fall season acquisition of the day up today with Non Non Biyori.

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Golden Time: Vivid Memories PS Vita Game ASCII Media Works announced at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival in Akihabara on Sunday that Golden Time: Vivid Memories is due for the PS Vita this spring 2014 in Japan.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Oreimo 2 Episode 14 The end of Oreimo in anime form this year has certainly been an interesting and amusing thing to watch, but what a lot of fans want to know is what the original creators are doing next.


BABYMETAL is a three-member mental dance unit who will be performing at Japan's largest metal festival "LOUD PARK 13" and is begin regarded as the next big thing in the idol scene. They will debut their first self-titled program on Nippon Broadcas...

OP Sequence OP: 「AVENGE WORLD」 by 鈴木このみ (Suzuki Konomi) "Pandora Returns" Freezing has always held a special place in my esteem – it's almost as if Im sensei has read my mind right down the last detail, and expressly made his work to flatter all o...

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The other part of the toy catalog for Kamen Rider Gaim featuring the Peach Energy Lock Seed surfaces online, revealing the new E. L. S. 02 Cherry. . .

I knew about the dog and cat cafés in Japan, but I recently found out about the owl cafés that are gaining quite a bit of popularity. It got me curious about whether there are cafés with other strange animals.

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Tweet Pin It This week's featured releases come from Matsushita Yui, Sakura Gakuin and Yokoyama Rurika. Matsushita Yui – "School Girl Anthem – Gakuen Anison Shuu" Our first featured release this week comes from former SKE48 member turned soloist M...

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