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December 19, 2013, 1:30 AM
December 19, 2013, 1:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Console launches are emotional events—for gamers and game makers. And tonight in Seoul, one PlayStation exec broke down and wept. This is Shiro Kawauchi, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment Korea. Speaking in his native Japanese and getting ch...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fresh off Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie The Wind Rises being nominated for the "Best Foreign Language Film" Golden Globe, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt commented to USA and social media about voicing plane designer Jiro Horikoshi in the English ...

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

The hits just keep on coming--we're simulcasting One Piece, then Toriko, and now another JUMP favorite joins the library with Rurouni Kenshin, just announced earlier today! Here's the official synopsis:     Welcome to the Meiji Era.

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Thirty-one Ice Cream, as Baskin Robbins is called in Japan, just revealed four new "flavors of love" to be released in time for Valentines Day 2014. You might think that love tastes different depending on who you talk to, but the popular ice cream...

"Niji no Oto" theme previewed before December 31 TV premiere The Dengeki website began streaming a 15-second commercial for the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition television anime special on Thursday. The video features the theme song "Niji no Oto" (...

29-year-old singer misono announced on the NTV program Konya Kurabete Mimashita on Tuesday that she will be retiring from the entertainment industry next year. She said that she had planned from the start to work in the industry until she was 30.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

More and more promotional videos for the 2014 winter TV anime series are coming this week. The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rikou Anzai's four-panel comedy manga Oneechan ga Kita (My big sister arrived) has posted the firs...

Siliconera Ishaan

Aksys Games have announced a release date for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma in North America. The game will be available March 25th, 2014, and first-print copies will come with a DLC code for Ragna's arch-nemesis, Yuki Terumi.

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Medicom is turning Japanese idol Shoko Nakagawa, better known as Shokotan into one of their Real Action Heroes or RAH figures. The figure is based on her role as Yumeko Aikawa or Dame-ko in the Tokusatsu movie Nuigurumaa Z.


Today's Japan Photo: Washinokamihama Christmas Lights For Today's Japan Photo, we take a look at the beautiful Christmas lights in the Washinokamihama district of Miyagi Prefecture Onagawa which was affected by the tsunami of the Great East Japan ...

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Everybody's favorite alien bookworm from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will finally be having her own spin-off anime… but it will be one based on her alternate dimension self (a regular girl) introduced during the events on "The Disappearance ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Nintendo news is abundant this morning thanks to the Nintendo Direct presentation that kicked things off. One of its many updates provided more info on Yoshi's New Island, which is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe in spring 2...

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All thanks to Funaroboard, here will be our first look at summaries for the upcoming first 15 episodes of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The season. . .

Siliconera Ishaan

One of the major new additions being made to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in the game's upcoming patch is the Wolves' Den, a player-vs-player arena that lets you duel with others. A newly-released set of patch notes explains how PvP duels wil...

The advertising obi found on new copies of the fifth volume of Yume Mizusawa's light novel series Ore, Twin Tail ni Narimasu (I, Will Become a Twin Tail) will receive an anime adaptation. The satirical action comedy stars a teen boy obsessed with ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Back in January of 2013, during their upfront presentation to the industry, Cartoon Network announced plans for a new Power Puff Girls special, with a new look Beatles legend Ringo Starr and without Craig McCracken.

The Fandom Post Mark Thomas

Aria Season 1 Litebox Living the life of a gondolier on Mars never seemed so fun. What They Say: Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, Aqua.

With another season and a new year of Glorio Blogging ahead of us, it's time for a fresh batch of anime to help us through the cold Winter months. The delightfully goofy Space Dandy has certainly grabbed a lot of attention with its creative pedigr...

  Aniplex of America have today announced the launch of their Aniplex Special Store. This store is set to over the coming months, give anime fans the option to purchase items that would otherwise not usually be available to them from series that t...

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The first new playable character designed by Masashi Kishimoto for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is finally revealed. This new character is no other than Mecha Naruto! Mecha Naruto has three modes: the normal Mecha Naruto, Kyub...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Kadokawa Anime channel on YouTube has posted a 15-second TV CM and 1-minitue 40-second promotional video for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Morohe Yoshida's love-comedy manga Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

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When Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution comes out for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles next year, it will not only feature over 100 playable characters from the entire Naruto manga and anime series, but also a brand new chara...

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 109 I don't want to say that episode was tense, but if my phone had rang my upstairs neighbor would have seen something like this. . . As arcs go, "Chimera Ant" pretty much redefines epic.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming TV anime Future Card Buddyfight added two new promotional videos yesterday, a 30-second TV CM and 8-minute long PV to introduce the theme songs and main characters with their partner monsters.

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Namco Bandai has released a video showcasing some actions of the newly added Ex-S Gundam for the PlayStation 3 version of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost. Apparently the first shipment game copies will include a code that let players use...

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Sword Art Online Extra Edition has released its first video preview – the clip lapses through its 16 seconds quickly, having no central focus and skipping out on the previously promised bikini service.

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o Bandai teased a new Digimon game and Jump just revealed the title. Digimon Story is in development for PlayStation Vita and is slated for release in 2015. The game is a training RPG set in the near future and a picture shows the protagonist in t...

Story of girl with supernatural sight & mysterious pink creature Pō-chan On Monday, anime studio AIC began streaming a promotional video to promote the Friday premiere of the horror comedy television anime Pupipō!

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The Cloud Strife costume is a pre-order bonus, but you will still be able to get the costume for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. On December 17, Square Enix will sell Final Fantasy Legendary Collection costumes in Japan.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Earlier today Nintendo announced plans for a new Nintendo Direct presentation set for tomorrow, December 18. This time around the video will focus on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software that's set to launch through spring 2014.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Promotes Anime App Access Posted by Chris Beveridge December 17, 2013 at 09:28 PM While Justin Rojas won't win an ugly sweater contest with what he's wearing in this new promotion from FUNimation, he's definitely looking stylish in it a...

More live action Rurouni Kenshin news has rolled in, this time revealing Tatsuya Fujiwara's version of the fan favorite villain, Makoto Shishio. Much to my personal surprise, the production team clearly didn't stray too far from the source materia...

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