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Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

South of Japan, a new island is currently in the process of forming a very familiar character. Roughly 177 miles from the Japanese mainland lie the Bonin Islands. There, at this very moment, an active volcano is in the process of rather violently ...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

S Over this past year, I've shown you my picks for the anime you should be watching for the spring, summer, and fall seasons. You've even had the chance to weigh in on your favorites. So without further ado, here are Kotaku's picks for the best an...

Nendonesia animaster

For those who ask why Nendoroid Luigi is announced first instead of Nendoroid Mario, well, I think the reason is that this year is supposed to be The Year of Luigi, which is a special event held in 2013 and 2014 in commemoration of the 30th annive...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Moe mahjong anime Saki returns this winter for the adaptation of its National Tournament Arc, with Miyuki Hashimoto back on theme song "New Sparks" and the cast singing the ending.   Pony Canyon has posted a a preview.

J-Pop Idols admin

Under Face is a sub-unit of the idol group Smile Gakuen (スマイル学園). It consists of 3 members : Nanako, Honoka and Ichigo. Their 3rd single Wall Breaker was realeased on December 20. Check out our interview with the members of Under Face.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Winter 2014 is shaping up to be another memorable season of anime at Crunchyroll as the new MUSHI-SHI special episode, which marks the return of the anime based on the award winning manga by Yuki Urushibara after a long break, is set to join the l...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

A new Kamen Rider novel was announced recently, and it has something to do with Kamen Rider Fourze! The new novel is set for a February 28, 2014. The Kamen Rider Fourze novel entitled "Kamen Rider Fourze: Amanogawa Graduation" is written by series...

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Attack on Titan may be 2013's most successful anime series and it is evident with how well their merchandise is doing. Yesterday, December 25, 2013, reservations for the 60cm Levi Doll by Dolk opened but was quickly stopped as the doll has sold ou...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Winter anime announcements continue to issue forth from Crunchyroll today, and the next simulcast to crow about is Recently, My Sister is Unusual (jp: Saikin, Imoto no Yosu ga Chotto Okaishiin Da Ga, aka ImoCho for short) which is set to broadcast...

Just like I did for the Fall Season, I'm doing a Winter 2014 Anime Season streaming list, since there seems to be more streaming places available and such, and now companies are announcing dates and stuff.

Ojimajo to also make an appearance at this year's Comiket While the deconstruction of magical girls has been popular as of late, Crown Works' latest drama CD presents another twist on the magical girl genre by presenting magical girls that aren't ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge
Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Baby, it’s cold outside…which means that announcements for the winter season of anime are now upon us and Crunchyroll kicks things into gear with word that Saki – The Nationals will start streaming every Sunday starting on Janua...

The advertising obi found on new copies of the fourth collected volume of Masahiro Itosugi's romantic triangle manga Uwa-Koi states that a live-action adaptation of the series is now in development. The announcement does not clarify if the adaptat...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kenzen Robo Daimidaler' Manga Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge December 27, 2013 at 04:00 PM Daimidaler The Sound Robot As is the case when we get close to the end of any season of anime, more new shows start getting the green l...

Siliconera Ishaan

The "main user group" for the Resident Evil games is now in its late-30s to 40s, Capcom have revealed. In a feature highlighting the series on their Investor Relations website, Capcom say that this poses the risk of these fans growing older and ol...

According to a scan from the upcoming February issue of Jump SQ magazine, manga "Rosario to Vampire: Season II" will be ending in the next issue of the magazine which is set to be released February 4th.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

After the first promotional video for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth focused on the protagonists of Persona 3 and 4, a second clip is here with a broader look at the cast. Dig the chibi take on Persona as the clock strikes midnight below.

The sixth collected volume of Go Ikeyamada's school romantic comedy manga Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai! ! (Kobayashi Is So Cute That It's Painful! ! ) will be released on March 26. Limited edition copies will include the franchise's second OAD.

Siliconera Spencer

The digital and real worlds come together in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Players will be able to run around Japan with Agumon following behind as seen in these screenshots with Digimon about to ride the subway.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nintendo originally scheduled the North American launch of its subscription-based Pokémon Bank service for December 27, but some issues have caused a delay. The launch of Pokémon Bank and its Poké Transporter companion have be...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Actor Kento Handa, best known for his role as Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz in Kamen Rider 555 confirmed via Twitter that he will reprise said role in next year's Kamen Rider War film! He also said, "I had to dye my hair to return to Takumi.

Following last year's great success. EOY has become bigger, better and a lot more awesome than before. Thanks a lot to the Organizing Team who had work very hard to bring this to us. Kudos to all! ! Apart from all that supported last year, there w...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Sugar Soldier' Manga Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge December 27, 2013 at 08:00 AM Sugar Soldier We don't normally see to many limited run anime programs come up, but they do from time to time and seemingly more often than not ...

Jointed Children: Attack on Daughters Continuing from earlier post on my experience in Comic Fiesta 2013, this time let's have a brief view on the wonderful girls and boys of the doll variety. There are a number of them turning up during the event...

Siliconera Sato

Takehiro Andou, a Square Enix mobile developer who worked on titles such as Crystal Defenders has his own feature blog in Famitsu magazine, where he recently spoke with Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii to talk about possibilities for the next game ...

Indie Idol Showcase: RYUTist (with Interview) Steve December 27th, 2013 If you saw my mention of indie idol group RYUTist on my recent Top Idol Releases of 2013 article and wondered what this group was all about, I recently got a chance to intervi...

J-Pop Idols admin

Live Report : JKT48 2nd Anniversary Live in Concert JKT48 2nd Anniversary Live in Concert was held at the Jakarta Convention Center on December 21, 2013. The event organized by Java Festival Production was a great success.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun' Anime Gets April Broadcast Slot Posted by Chris Beveridge December 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM The official site has gone live for Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun, which gets the wonderful literal translation of Stormcloud Restoration Big G...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Details about the staff of the 38th Super Sentai Series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger is finally revealed. The series is set to premiere on February 16, 2014. Producer: Takaaki Utsunomiya (Gokaiger, Shinkenger), Kei Ishikawa (Toei)Screenplay: Yasuko Ko...

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