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December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just look at Jabba! He's so cute. And George Washington. And Bismarck. All of them are just adorable with those big Japanese anime eyes. This fall, Tumblr site The Kawaii Project started getting attention online for its series of "cuted up" photos...

A week after Skyfall usurped Evangelion 3. 0 at the top of the Japanese box office, Bond has been beaten by the latest Kamen Rider flick. For the weekend of December 8th/9th, Eva fell to #4 behind Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie W...

AKB48's "Eien Pressure" Sells Over 1 Million Copies, Continues Record-Breaking Streak music posted by Aysohmay 23 minutes ago   ·   1 comment AKB48's latest single "Eien Pressure" has sold 1,073,000 copies in its first week of sales, becoming the ...

Namco Bandai has launched a new Japanese teaser site for crowd brawling PlayStation3/PS Vita sequel One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.  Meanwhile, the company's European branch confirmed plans to release at least the PS3 version in summer 2013.

Suisei no Galgantia could be quite interesting, or it could be anime's Water World. The spring 2013 anime sees Madoka Magica and Fate/zero writer Gen Urobuchi on a series about a boy soldier stranded on a remote planet whose inhabitants live on a ...

Siliconera Ishaan

In Japan, Capcom recently released an anime-esque spin-off of their Lost Planet series, titled E. X. Troopers, released on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 3. A 4-player co-op shooter featuring manga-style cutscenes, E.

Siliconera Ishaan

Konami have released a new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 that shows Gabriel Belmont’s transformation into Dracula. Gabriel, who was the protagonist of the first game, returns for Lords of Shadow 2.

tokyohive ustar

BoA to release her first Japanese single in two and a half years by ustar on December 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm BoA has announced that she will be releasing a new Japanese single next year! This will be her first Japanese single in about two and a half...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A recently published collection of illustrations turning some of history’s most odious dictators into cute and sexy moe bishoujo has been pre-emptively slammed by the Japanese themselves for its historical insensitivity… The mook (“magazine/book”)...

JEFusion GekiDan

Movie Walker Plus announces the top 10 films for the Japan Box Office weekend of December 8th-9th, and topping the list is the latest installment of the annual Kamen Rider team-up film, “Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War ULTIMAT...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

One Piece fans the world over will have no doubt lost count of the number of times they’ve seen Monkey D. Luffy chomping on a big hunk of meat. Keen food fans that the RocketNews24 writers are, we can’t help but feel a little peckish every time we...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Kamen Rider Ultimatum Slams Into Number One Place On Opening Weekend Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum opened this weekend in Japan to great success, landing the the number one place, dethroning 007 Skyfall off the top.

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Shinichiro Shirakura who previously produced Super Hero Taisen has just confirmed via his Twitter account that he will also produce the second Super Hero Taisen movie tentatively called "Super Hero Taisen 2".

School idol project to air story of girls who become idols to save their school Lantis began streaming the first full promotional video for the Love Live! television anime on Monday. The "school idol project" is set at a school between Tokyo's Aki...

Summer release for New World game sequel; Vita version not announced in Europe Namco Bandai Games Europe confirmed on Monday that it will release the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou 2) game on the PlayStation 3 console.

After a year's hiatus, Tozen Ujiie's school comedy series Seitokai Yakuindomo is returning to anime in a new OVA set to be packaged with a limited edition of volume 8 of the manga on February 15th.       ------ Scott Green is editor and reporter f...

Quick, what classic JRPG franchise would you most like to see make a comeback? You can't say Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, or Tales--those always come back like clockwork. However, there's plenty of reason to believe that Enix's tri-Ace-developed s...

New commercials, including a one-minute one, began airing for the television anime special One Piece Episode of Luffy: Hand Island no Bōken (One Piece Episode of Luffy: The Hand Island Adventure) and this year's One Piece Film Z.

Publishing company Kadokawa Shoten began streaming an advance promotional video for the upcoming anime Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo? (Don't Problem Children Come From an Alternate World?

JEFusion GekiDan

Here is the full promotional video for the upcoming team-up film Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger THE MOVIE. Lots of new footage involving the time-travel parts, and the team-up battle!


This weekend, Japanese voters will head to the polls to elect new lawmakers. Some expect that the election will drive the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) out of power and replace it with the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former PM Shinzo ...

Siliconera Spencer

FromSoftware announced Dark Souls II for Japan. Like Dark Souls, Namco Bandai will handle the Western market as the game’s publisher, but FromSoftware will retain publishing rights for Japan.   In Japan, Dark Souls was only released for PS3 in eve...

Siliconera Spencer

Thinking about buying a Vita? Amazon is sweetening the pot by giving Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward with select PlayStation Vita bundles. Virtue’s Last Reward is a visual novel with escape the room puzzles.

Japanator Elliot Gay

More details on the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Attack on Titan have finally rolled in, and it isn't looking half bad.   Wit Studio (Production I. G. ) will be handling the animation, and heading up the project is director Tetsuro Araki (Guilt...

Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 2 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 19. 1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 2 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 13. 4 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi November 30 (Fri) 19:30 24 min.

3 volumes listed for January anime of daily life of 765Pro idols & super-deformed alter-egos Retailers began listing three volumes of the Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

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