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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The first footage for the upcoming Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie was featured in a promo for a bonus DVD, which will be included in a magazine. Footage starts at 1:25 The only thing interesting in the supposed foo...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Sony's PlayStation 4 – set for release next Friday – heralds a new era in home entertainment. And guess what? Crunchyroll will be part of the experience from the very beginning!     Starting November 15, the second you plug in, you can enjoy your ...

Toonami announced that they acquired the license for Naruto Shippuden and that it will be airing this January in it's uncut glory.  Shippuden will naturally replace Naruto, which will leave the lineup on November 30th.

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Nobunaga The Fool' Multimedia Production Getting Anime Series Posted by Chris Beveridge November 7, 2013 at 01:13 PM Nobunaga The Fool It was pretty much a given considering the people involved and that a TV domain was picked back in the spring, ...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

Interview with VAMPS Over the years, we have posted about L'Arc~en~Ciel and VAMPS on our blog, though mainly about their events and lives here in Los Angeles. Recently, we have managed to grab an EXCLUSIVE interview with the front man of both band...

Question: Since it is Halloween I figured I'd ask. What are the top scariest/spookiest animes you'd recommend? Answer: I feel as though I'm a little late to address this question, but since I didn't receive it until after Halloween anyway, I suppo...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Nihongogo Steve Summers

Next week on November 13th, 2013, FujiTV's mega-idol group is having a simultaneous single release for the main group as well as the debut single of the brand new sub-group, Idoling! ! ! NEO, and to make the release more interesting, the producers...

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.

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...

Japanator Elliot Gay

Gust's Atelier RPG series has been around for a very long time. While many folks first encountered the series with Atelier Rorona for the PS3, the franchise has actually been around since 1997. That's a whole lot of game history.

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...

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