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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In the city of Qingdao, a new apartment complex is raising eyebrows. Some of the windows, it seems, aren't windows. They're paint. China's iFeng reports that on one side of the buildings, there are "false windows" that were painted to look like th...

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It is no secret that Attack on Titan is one of this year's most successful series in Japan. But even in North America, the original manga by Hajime Isayama is dominating. The volume 1 English-translated paperback manga currently ranks #1 in Amazon...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Forget cat cafes. Or black cat cafes. Or penguin bars. Japan's latest novelty cafe is the "fukurou cafe" (フクロウカフェ), or the "owl cafe. " Owl cafes like Fukurou no Mise ("Owl Shop") and Tori no Iru Cafe ("The Cafe with Birds") started getting notice...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the A-B blocks and C-D blocks, this third part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report introduces Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid characters' latest figures including Rin&Len, Gumi, and IA.

Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-) topped the Japanese box office this past weekend with the equivalent of US$4. 2 million (about 410 million yen) on 129 screens.

Siliconera Sato

This morning, Japanese TV network NHK aired an episode of "Professional—Style of Work," which gave us an inside look at the development of a new Pokémon title featuring Pikachu. This time, Pikachu won't be starring as a cute pet or your typical Po...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Japan has refused to spy on Internet traffic for the NSA, offering the amazing excuse that it would be unconstitutional for them to so. According to Snowden-sourced documents passed to The Guardian, the NSA tried to get Japan to help it tap all tr...

SeventhStyle Seven

Slice of life centered around suspiciously tall lolis, Non Non Biyori, is evidently doing so well that it has earned an OVA in the middle of its ongoing TV run, and releases a few interesting statements as well.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The theme of the new Pikachu game is finally revealed! This new Pikachu game is a detective game and is expected to be released in 2015. The game is said to be developed for 2 years and in this game is set to feature a Blue Pikachu, which talks.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With the live-action adaptation of Yomi Hirasaka's Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends light novels now scheduled for February 1st, the feature's site has posted new images of Sayu Kubota as Kobato Hasegawa and Momoka Yamada as Maria Takayama.

72nd volume of Eiichiro Oda's pirate series ships in Japan on Friday The 181th issue of Shueisha's Comics News digital magazine announced on Monday that once the 72nd volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga ships on Friday, the manga will have 30...

Siliconera Ishaan

Square Enix's Play Art Kai brand is going to be releasing an absolutely gorgeous set of DC comics "Variant" figurines. Read Square Enix Have Made Some Of The Best DC Comics Figurines We've Seen Yet on Siliconera!

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

One of the great things about Guilty Gear as a fighting game is that it provides something for everybody, including playstyles. If you're not the type to chip away at opponents' health or get in their face with high-priority DP-alikes, there's alw...

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Screenshots – Characters, Summons and Both Games by Sam The Japan branch of Square Enix have welcomed in the new week with a new batch of screenshots for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, the Play...

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Life-size Statues of Galilei Donna Sisters to Appear in Odaiba NoitaminA Shop This November 2, the NoitaminA Shop & Cafe Theater in Odaiba will be displaying life-size figures of the three sisters from the anime series Galilei Donna: Hozuki Ferrar...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Toei Video is now streaming the first four minutes of the first episode of Robot Girls Z, a TV anime series featuring classic super robots now transformed as cute and beautiful girls. In the first episode, Z-chan, Gre-chan and Grenda-san are promo...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Meganebu! HOUSTON, October 28, 2013 — WARNING! You may experience a strong urge to check your vision after watching Sentai Filmworks' newest acquisition: MEGANEBU!   This 12 episode series is directed by the up and coming Sobi Yamamoto (This Boy C...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Another upcoming anime with a newly launch site and newly revealed staff is cast is the Brains Base (Durarara! ! , My Little Monster, SNAFU) adaptation of Tomoya Haruno's manga D-Fragments (D-Frag!  for short).

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Dragonar Academy' Anime Showcase Character Designs With Site Launch Posted by Chris Beveridge October 28, 2013 at 02:30 PM Dragonar Academy The official site for Dragonar Academy has gone live and it's introduced a new key visual for the series w...

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"Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened" Film Review By Brian Camp This article originally ran on otakuusamagazine. com On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Cartoon Network premiered the 16th Pokémon movie, Pokémon the ...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Super Sentai To Get Novel Treatment Starting With Shinkenger Announced today was that, like the Kamen Rider books that came out this year, Super Sentai will be getting novel adaptations, starting with Shinkenger next month.

RocketNews24 Jessica

You may have resisted the appeal of our future feline overlords so far, but if their internet popularity is any indication, total world domination can't be far off. If you don't want to be first against the wall with the dogs and dog-lovers, you m...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Gatchaman Crowds Fans of the summer series Gatchaman Crowds got news over the weekend that a second season of the series will be on its way having gotten approval as Gatchaman Crowds Second. The show doesn't have a schedule at the moment for when ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Hoping for a megaton bomb from Sega's teaser site, which previously declared "the new story will begin? " Well, it delivered, but only if you're dying to see the next "season" of the free-to-play Samurai & Dragons game on PS Vita.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks has let loose with their listings for the release month of February 2014 and it definitely shows some interesting titles that people have been looking forward to.  Of particular interest is that the first season of Hidamari Sketch...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Expands Into Simulcast Manga Chapters With Kodansha Posted by Chris Beveridge October 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM It's the expected next stage in evolution for Crunchyroll as they've announced plans with Kodansha to offer manga on their servi...

Japanator Karen Mead

I've never tried Tentacle Grape soda, but I've been hearing for years that vendors tend to sell out of it at anime cons. Whether that's because the soda is actually a delicious, refreshing carbonated beverage, or people just feel super-naughty buy...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Strange+' Manga Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge October 28, 2013 at 07:30 PM There's no end to the number of manga series that can make the leap to anime and the latest one to get the nod is Strange+, a series from Verno Mikawa...

live / NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Sunday at their Osaka Oneman the Band had to face a great loss! AT the sold out event LIVE SQUARE 2nd LINE 「ONEMAN TOUR "GEARS OF OMEGA"」 Equip and guitar got stolen! Though the band apologized and thanked the fans that ...

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A new instalment of the Idolm@ster franchise is headed to the PS3, this week's issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed. The new game, entitled Idolm@ster: One For All, is a simulation title that lets players — who play the role of an artiste manage...

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