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RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

It should come as no surprise to our readers to hear that we're big fans of Japan. Pretty much everything here works as it should, the food is amazing, the culture rich, and people are on the whole likeable and friendly.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There are going to be some disappointed moviegoers in Shanghai, that's for sure. As noted by Kotaku reader Mox Factor, the Shanghai Bona Insun International Cineplex accidentally (accidentally? ) used a fan-made Photoshop image for a Thor 2 promot...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

It's Marth vs. Mega Man and, well, pretty much everyone else in the latest screens for Super Smash Bros. The new batch officially reveals the return of the most well-known Fire Emblem character, and it looks like Peach may be a little more fond of...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Surviving Sword Art Online is just the first part of dealing with what happened. What They Say: Although Kirito cleared SAO and returned to his real life, his adventure was far from over. Asuna is in a coma in the hospital, and Nobuyuki Sugou of R...

Last week, an article posted on Kotaku alerted the world to the delightful existence of owl cafes in Japan. These "fukurou cafes," like Fukurou no Mise ("Owl Shop") and Tori no Iru Cafe ("The Cafe with Birds"), got some media buzz last year, but h...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

More info of the upcoming GameCenter CX movie entitled, "GameCenter CX the Movie: 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack" is finally revealed. The movie takes place in both 1986 and 2006. In 1986, we meet a boy named Daisuke who wants to confess his feelings for K...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Some interesting news came from Toonami today. First, they clarified their relationship with Space Dandy. Executive producer Jason DeMarco says it's along the lines of Ghost in the Shell. They're co-founding, but not actively producing the Shinich...

Siliconera Ishaan

Next week, the Nintendo 3DS gets a pair of Shin Megami Tensei games via the Virtual Console service in Japan. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children Black Book and Red Book will be making their way to the Nintendo eShop.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Microsoft is no stranger to OS-tan moe technology personifications. There's Windows 7's Madobe Nanami, Windows 8's Madobe Yu and Madobe Ai, Claudia for the Azure technology and now, Inori Aizawa for Internet Explorer.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

At the risk of becoming an online shrine to all things feline following our reporting of everything from cat sushi, Attack on Titan: cat edition and multiple posts about Japan's own feline star, Maru, when we discovered this series of 12 photos sh...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual's anime music specialized company Lantis has posted a full promotional video for Natsuko Aso's 13th single "MoonRise Romance" on its official YouTube channel. The song is now featured as the ED theme for the 2013 fall TV anime Walkur...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Have you seen this little guy jump? Holy smoke, he's incredible. This is "Nya-suke," aka "Jumping Cat," who's tabby living in Japan. As Nya-suke's owner, Youtube user Jamuomii, explained, the average cat can jump about five times their height, whi...

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

IDOL TIME. Fabulous idol time? Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 6 Review Beyond the Boundary Episode 6 Review "Shocking Pink" "Shokkingu Pinku" (ショッキングピンク) From a strange mix of comedy and darker elements to a more slice of life vibe, Kyoukai no Kanata i...

Siliconera Spencer

Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn't the first game where you could have a monster instead of another party member. Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission dabbled with that idea eight years earlier with the Creature Create system.

Square Enix Release Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Shops and Customization Trailer by Sam Square Enix have moments ago announced the release of their latest preview video for Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the final installment in ...

While Sega haven't announced any commitments for Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd to date, they have recently confirmed that they will be bringing Hatsune Miku Project Diva F to the Playstation Vita console internationally, following their release ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

24-year-old singer azusa, who is best known for the theme songs for the Amagami SS TV anime series, announced on her official blog on November 6 that she decided to stop her musical activities. She says, "I want to finish the current stage as 'azu...

KANJANI Eight band member Tadayoshi Ōkura (Papadol! , Otenki-oneesan) will star in a live-action television adaptation of Akio Kikuchi and Hiroshi Takano's Dr. DMAT ~Gareki no Shita no Hippocrates~ manga.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

An elder stateswoman of the virtual singer world, MEIKO was the first Japanese female Vocaloid. To celebrate her ninth birthday, the Hatsune Miku 39 Youtube channel has posted a pair of preview songs, created using the MEIKO V3 software, due out i...

New Trailer Released for Rambo: The Video Game by Sam Developer Teyon and international publisher Reef Entertainment have released a new gameplay-oriented trailer for Rambo: The Video Game. Set for release on the Playstation 3, Xbox360 and PC gami...

SeventhStyle Seven

Highly reputed RPG series, Atelier, will be seeing one of its titles turned into a full TV anime for the first time ever – set for 2014 by the very respectable Studio Gokumi, Atelier Esca & Logy is coming soon.

Atelier Escha & Logy Anime Adaptation Confirmed for 2014 by Sam Atelier Escha & Logy is the latest video game title in GUST's long running "Atelier" franchise which has now spanned multiple generations of consoles and first arrived on the internat...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Shonen Jump has revealed that J-Stars Victory Vs. , the crossover fighting game celebrating the magazine's 45th anniversary, has expanded into two more series.  Tsunayoshi Sawada, repping Reborn! , and Beelzebub's Tatsumi Oga and Beel join the ros...

Colorful Latte Art by Sugi Posted by hana in Art and tagged 3d, akemi homura, attack on titan, baby mario, colossus titan, hatsune miku, kaname, latte art, madoka magica, naruto, rascal the raccoon, sailor moon, sugi, tokyo otaku mode, totoro, Win...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed the 19 films submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Not all of them have fulfilled the requirement to run in Los Angeles this calendar year yet, and the academy has a histor...

Siliconera Spencer

Since the PlayStation 3 version was successful, Sega announced they will release the PlayStation Vita version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f in the West. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for Vita will have the same songs as the PS3 version plus touch...

JEFusion GekiDan

The title for the upcoming 34th single of idol group AKB48 had been announced. The single, coming this December, will feature the winners of the 2013. . .

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple' OADs Get New Ten Minute Preview Posted by Chris Beveridge November 6, 2013 at 02:11 PM Kenichi – The Mightiest Disciple When last we saw Kenichi – The Mightiest Disciple, it was a twelve minute preview for the OAD ...

SeventhStyle Seven

Madoka Magica's third film just released, nonetheless, that's apparently not enough to hold it back from being Academy Award nominated – now that its made it on the list, it seems victory is inevitable.

JEFusion GekiDan

Bandai Namco Games is streaming the launch trailer for the new Power Rangers Megaforce Nintendo 3DS video game. Released last November 30th, the. . .

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