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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's fall in Japan. And like every fall, rice is harvested, leaving behind straw to be hung and dried. In some rural areas, though, the rice straw has a special use: Making giant beasts. Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture have the most famou...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Deadline Hollywood reports that Universal Pictures and director Angelina Jolie have found their villain for the Louis Zamperini bopic Unbroken. Jolie has set Japanese guitarist, singer and visual Kei perfomer Miyavi to play the role of Mutsushiro ...

The Warrior God Riders in The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle The upcoming movie, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle will not only celebrate the 15th Heisei Rider Series, but also the 5th installment of Movie War.

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CDJapan is now taking pre-orders for the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Character Song Album. The album features songs performed by the actors in the series. The album contains 15 tracks, which includes: Solid Bullet by Ian Yorkland (Syuusuke Saito) Minn...

Alisa returns from 2010's God Eater Burst PSP game Namco Bandai Games began streaming an introductory video for the "character episode" of Alisa Amiella (Maaya Sakamoto) in the God Eater 2 game. The 18-year-old Alisa is a returning character from ...

Plushes come with removable t-shirts or tracksuits to reveal swimsuit look. Bandai has released a series of Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club character plushes, and the best part is? You can remove their tops for that authentic, Speedo-wearing, fish-in-th...

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Only a pervert would want to be the onii-chan of this flesh-eating parasite of an imouto featured in Pupa's first anime PV – the clip is very disturbing, and seemingly aimed at the sick and twisted among otaku.

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Infinite Stratos S2 OP "True Blue Traveler" PV Preview The short PV preview of Infinite Stratos S2 OP, titled True Blue Traveler from Minami Kuribayashi, is now available for viewing. The single will be out on 6 November 2013.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

CoMix Wave Film's (5 Centimeters Per Second) original content Anime Bancho youtube channel has posted a look at what's coming after their current series of Passionate Detective Agency shorts. This one has some particularly big names attached with ...

JEFusion GekiDan

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine, that will be shipped this October 15th, had officially revealed the final evolutions of the starters for the. . .

Japanator Chris Walden

Ever thought that your Phantasy Star Online 2 experience just wasn't that magical? Had you often found yourself wishing that a being from another planet would make just a few minor improvements to your character?

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Nakayoshi's youngest ever published mangaka in 26 years is a 14-year-old schoolgirl, and is by all accounts rather good. 3rd year Niigata middle schooler Sato Ito ties with the magazine's previous record-holder of 26 years past, saying she "is a s...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Tom Wayland Joins 'Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians' Anime Dub Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge October 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM Tom Wayland While we talked earlier about the release of the anime dub cast from FUNimation for Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, it...

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「Saimoe '13」 "Groups G & H – Day 1″ ~ Third Round Results Posted by pKjd on Oct 11, 2013 @ 7:11 am 11 Oct Winners: Tsukiko and Eru. Group G3-1 Results: 1位 257票 Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi @ Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.

This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that the Kuroko no Basuke -Shōri e no Kiseki- (Kuroko's Basketball -The Path to Victory-) game will ship in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on February 20, 2014.

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The first promo video for the horror anime series Pupa is now available for viewing. Plot Summary The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone.

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that we haven't seen before, including the game's villain and scenes with Princess Zelda herself. Check the trailer out below.     See the other new lady character in the game? Like A Link to the Past, this game will feature two worlds—Hyrule and...

The time has come! After an incredibly long wait, Pokemon X and Y has finally hit the shelves this Saturday, October 12. This new installment of the Pokemon Universe takes place in a new area named Kalos.

The homepage for the upcoming horror anime TV series Pupa has added a streaming teaser trailer. The adaptation of Sayaka Mogi's manga revolves around a sister cursed with the urge to consume human flesh and her brother whose flesh regenerates at a...

KanColle -The Night of Ship Debauchery- 12 favorites, 35 pages Description: Short stories centered around various ship daughters in the game. Note: 姦 can also be read as "Kan" and means sex and/or rape.

Next week Kodansha will formally announce the development of a live-action feature film based on Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura's horror survival manga Kami-sama no Iu Toori (Just as God Said). The manga revolves around a class of high scho...

NY Otaku frasbob

At long last, it's that time of the year! That's right, it's comic con season. Just got back from the convention, sorted through & edited over 200 pictures. So here I'll share some pictures from NYCC 2013 : Friday.

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tamashii Nations is an umbrella label encompassing Japan's top collectible brands that contain products from popular giant robot shows like Mazinger Z and Gundam to anime franchise like Saint Seiya and One Piece to live action shows like Kamen Rider.

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The GLORIO Blog marlinclock

Alternate titles: Noucome, Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Light Novel adaptation(If that wasn't obvious enough. ) by Diomedea Simulcast on Crunchyroll Premise: Kanade is plagued with a curse that force...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Namco Bandai's latest batch of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z screens comes straight out of this week's New York Comic Con, offering up a look at some of the character customization and battles. See how some of your favorite characters can be tweaked ...

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Spreading the culture. A nice surprise. Outbreak Company Episode 1-2 "Awakening in the Other Realm" I Landed in Another World 気が付けば異世界" Instead of having the regular impressions and review sections, I'm going to focus mostly on criticizing, more l...

OP1. 02 Sequence 「気絶するほど悩ましい」 (Kizetsu Suru Hodo Nayamashii) "So Sexy She Might Pass Out" The second episode of Kill la Kill is here and let's just say it was just as dazzling as the first one. Because when you got Satsuki making the galaxy shine ...

Japanator Karen Mead

A lot of people may have written off this anime because it's about four girls who are kind of cute doing rather cute things together. I can understand-- man, does that formula get tiresome. But what surprised me about Non Non Biyori, and makes it ...

「ひやっこい薄膜」 (Hyakkoi Hakumaku) "The Cool Membrane" The drama rolls in like a thick fog. There is definitely a lot more going on than Nagi lets on at first glance. This isn't just the usual love square (pentagon?

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