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December 6, 2013, 4:00 AM
December 6, 2013, 4:00 AM

Undeterred by the media blitz Lady Gaga is enjoying in Japan, pop star Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu is showing that she, too, is no stranger to outrageous outfits and crazy hair. The singer is featured in a new commercial for "ALOOK" eyeglasses by Japanese c...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Titanic blockbuster Shingeki no Kyojin has delivered a shock to fans in the form of a 2015 live action adaptation, which most seem to believe will only be a disaster of appropriately gigantic proportions.

Japanator Ben Huber

The creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuko Tomino, recently had some harsh words for Attack on Titan. Tomino is well known for being outspoken and critiquing the industry frequently, so it's no surprise that he's at it again.

Crunchyroll Yomimaid

Popular Japanese duo Yuzu was announced to sing the theme song for live-action film adaptation of the Silver Spoon manga, according to the official Facebook account. The movie is getting ready to hit the theaters in Japan in March 2014 and the ani...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Youkai Watch' Game Anime Cast Announced, Key Visual Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge December 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM Youkai Watch Things are picking up for the Winter 2014 anime series Youkai Watch as the official site has gone live and the voice ...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2013 – NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, and the J-POP Summit Festival Committee have announced the dates for the 2014 ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After losing ground to Mari and Rei in the hearts of otaku following the Japanese release of Evangelion 3. 0, Asuka is starting to claw her way back into the hearts of Eva devotees. There are certainly plenty who remembered her December 4th birthd...

We're perpetually jealous of anime characters. Being figments of someone's imagination, anime protagonists are universally muscular, never have to diet, have awesome super powers and pretty much don't have to give a single thought to our pathetic ...

Siliconera Robert Ward

Siliconera recently had an opportunity to chat briefly with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime regarding the company, its games, and what sort of effect fans have on Nintendo of America's decisions.

Award-winning manga Takehiko Inoue was chosen as the Japan-Spain goodwill ambassador by the Japanese Foreign Ministry on Monday. Inoue wrote and illustrated his travel diary Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Gaudi about his inspiration from the works b...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Pony Canyon's YouTube anime channel has posted the third promotional video for the upcoming TV anime Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil. The latest PV features "JUSTITIA," the OP theme song by Lia. Also the ED theme "BLUR TOPAZ" is sung by Rui Tanabe.

When you live in a country for long enough, it’s easy to forget the things that set it apart and really make it special. In largely homogenous societies, like that of Japan, it’s easy to take daily amenities for granted without ever st...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming 2014 film Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper (The sniper from another dimension) has been launched and its first key visual is revealed to the media today. The illustration for the 18th Conan film is newly drawn b...

RocketNews24 Blaine Harvey

Winter driving can be pretty treacherous, and you can never be too careful when it comes to traversing snowy and ice-covered roads. The same can be said for mysterious videos or images lurking on the internet.

Siliconera Ishaan

Bravely Second, a full-fledged sequel to Bravely Default, is in development for the Nintendo 3DS, this week's Jump magazine has revealed.   You may recall that a while ago, Square Enix filed trademarks for "Bravely Second" and "Bravely Third".

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Mister Donut, arguably the most popular doughnut chain in Japan, is full of creative and interesting fried dough creations. Just a few months ago, Misdo (as it's called in Japan) unveiled Hello Kitty jack o' lantern doughnuts for Halloween and are...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Mobage mobile portal/e-commerce provider DeNA has launched a Manga Box digital manga reader for iOS and Android devices. The app aims to serialized a catalogue of manga titles, with new chapters, along with a weekly magazine.

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

  If you remember back a month ago, I reported on the Narcissu Steam Greenlight campaign that was hoping to achieve two goals: offer the visual novel with an officially sanctioned English translation, and offering it for free, to keep within the w...

Siliconera Spencer

The next Final Fantasy game coming to smartphones is Final Fantasy VI. Square Enix has a port of the Super Nintendo game slated for release on iOS and Android this winter.   Instead of giving Terra's tale a full remake like Final Fantasy IV, this ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the full music video of Kamen Rider GIRLS' latest single entitled "E-X-A (Exciting X Attitude)". This song is one of the insert songs of Kamen Rider Gaim and features the newest member of the group.

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Images from the second live action Rurouni Kenshin movie have been released, giving us our first look at the live action versions of Aoshi Shinomori, Okina and Seta Soujirou. Actor Yuusuke Iseya will be playing the poker-faced leader of the Oni Ga...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Third 'Wizard Barristers' Anime Promo Surfaces Posted by Chris Beveridge December 4, 2013 at 01:51 PM Wizard Barristers It's been a couple of weeks since we had anything new on Wizard Barristers, but now Pony Canyon has brought out a new promotion...


From October 30th to November 12th of this year, Japanese alternative hard rock band LOKA hit Europe for the first time , for an amazing tour. 10 dates and 6 countries: Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

I don't think there's any doubt Palm drew the short straw when the jobs were banding out for this mission. It's remarkable, the transformative effect Gon and Killua have on Hunter X Hunter.   No matter how dark Togashi goes - and let's face it, he...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Index and Atlus are pretty pleased with the performance of Persona 4: Golden on PS Vita. The RPG port shipped over 700,000 copies worldwide, prompting Atlus to celebrate with a sale on PSN in Japan. The price will be lowered in the store from Dece...

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