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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last month, Kotaku published images of Taiwanese special forces. They were totally frightening. But Taiwan doesn't have a monopoly on scary troops. Other countries are ready to terrify you, too. On Twitter, many Japanese netizens are uploading pho...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Japan, as you may have heard, has a lot of unique themed cafes. Of course, the cat cafes are the most well-known, having become a bit of a social and cultural phenomenon. Now, as we mentioned earlier this week, you can stop by cafes dedicated to e...

Jun Matsumoto will be starring in a Getsu-9 drama "Shitsuren Chocolatier".

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Movic, one of the largest anime/game character goods companies in Japan, has started accepting pre-orders for a smartphone cover modeled after the abdomen part of the Evangelion Unit-01 from the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It One of Asia's biggest musical acts just got a little more famous. Girls Generation [소녀시대], a South Korea girl group formed by S. M. Entertainment, just powered their way into YouTube history by winning one of the top awards at the ina...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The European arm of Namco Bandai has posted an English trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, coming to the region for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Vita on January 24th. A special Goku Edition which features the unique Goku (Naruto Uzumaki Sage Mo...

JEFusion GekiDan

D-BOYS member Shunji Igarashi announces, via the group's official website, that he will be retiring from the entertainment industry. Igarashi is. . .

Video distribution website Hulu is currently streaming the first six episodes of TMS Entertainment's God Mars television anime series with English subtitles. The 64-episode series based on Mitsuteru Yokoyama's (Tetsujin 28/Gigantor) manga original...

Siliconera Ishaan

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is headed to the west in 2014, and this morning, Namco Bandai shared a trailer for the game that covers the first, second and third chapters of the story. Take a look at it below.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Developed by CyberConnect 2, the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle fighting game adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's cult manga is coming to the west in spring 2014 on PlayStation 3. Namco Bandai's European branch has kicked off the internation...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Amazon Japan is now taking pre-orders for the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Zyudenchi Set DX. This set contains all the main Beast Batteries used in the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger TV series. The Beast Batteries that are part of the set are: the 10 Zyudenry...

RocketNews24 Scott R Dixon

While making a hobby out of adoring Japanese idols is a perfectly acceptable pastime, we here at RocketNews24 know that with so many ways to indulge, from plumbing to college courses to ramen, some idol enthusiasts may find themselves with a full-...

SeventhStyle Seven

An otaku obsessed with Love Live! bought several towering stacks of the series' seventh Blu-ray volume in hopes of winning a ticket to a live concert which the volume offers the chance to receive through presale.

According to Advertising Agency people, Johnny & Associates has taken steps to betray them for projects involving Aiba Masaki.   It is clearly an abnormal situation for them.   And they think it all stems from the disputes between J&A and Aiba's p...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We knew Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes would act as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but release plans were unclear until now. It turns out Ground Zeroes will be a separate release, and it's set to arrive on Xbox 360, Xbox One,...

SGCafe KarbyP

Vocaloid music producer Mitchie M, best known for the Hatsune Miku smash hit Freely Tomorrow (featured in Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F), is releasing his first major album, entitled Greatest Idol, in Japan on November 6, 2013.

Siliconera Ishaan

via Steam. In response to a fan asking if Harada would consider bringing Tekken to Steam, he tweeted, "I'm ancient steam user hehhehe, I'll consider about that. "   The latest Tekken game available now is Tekken Revolution, which is a free-to-pla...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The latest batch of J-Stars Victory Vs. —which celebrates Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary by making its characters beat each other up—offers up a look at a couple of the game's transformations. Thanks to Dengeki Online's update, we can see how Naru...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Acquires 'Shokugeki no Soma' Manga Posted by Chris Beveridge November 4, 2013 at 02:33 PM Shougeki no Soma Viz Media has rolled out their latest Weekly Shonen Jump podcast this week and in it they've announced a new acquisition with the ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Scenario writer Yukiko Uozumi reported on her Twitter account that an anime project for Animelo Deargirl's Meiji Tokyo Renka mobile/PSP otome game was announced at "Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Haikara Roman Gekijou 2~" in Shibuya, Tokyo on November 3.

Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City So A 5-Year Old Can Be Batman For A Day Miles is five years old and battling Leukemia. His wish is to be Batman, so on November 15, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is turning San Francisco in Gotham ...

SeventhStyle Seven

Unbreakable Machine Doll is breaking its promises as the series suddenly seems to be toning down on the oppai exposure it employed to woo over many fans in its earlier episodes – this uncensored fifth shows little.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

TMS Entertainment begun offering episode of 1981 mecha anime Six God Combination God Mars on the Hulu streaming service, starting with the first six. The early super robot show is based on a concept by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, creator of the seminal gi...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

To Love Ru Darkness David Williams was at Bakuretsu Con this weekend and at the Sentai Filmworks panel, he teased a few things that will be coming out in March 2014. The full slate won't be revealed soon formally as we just recently got the Februa...

Now that Halloween is over, it's time for Japan to begin selling its citizens a bunch of cute, Christmas-themed things. The first of our posts on Christmas goodies is about Krispy Kreme's kawaii Christmas donuts.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Once again the cruel facts of life make themselves known, as Japan prepares for another update to Phantasy Star Online 2 while the rest of us can do naught but watch with envy. The winter update adds a new underwater zone, "Glittering Brilliance o...

'Guilty Gear Xrd' Has Some Insane Animation At first the above clip looks like traditional hand-drawn animation from an anime studio, but it's actually in-game footage. Check out the full clip for some moves from various characters.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

There have been many anime series featuring professional wrestling such as the classic titles like Tiger Mask, Kinnikuman, and the most recent Wanna be the Strongest in the World! . But she will be the first anime voice actress who fights in the J...

MELOS no Michi Miss Moonlight

Team N's first original stage [Koko ni datte Tenshi wa Iru] has been delayed again. Only recently, the show had already been postponed from October 26th to November 9th and now this has happened again.

Little Busters Refrain has been showcasing even more moe than usual, largely in the form of feline devotee Rin, displaying her usual shy and nervous demeanor in the most moe possible way. Omake: Loading more comments.

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