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January 8, 2014, 9:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Perhaps, this gentleman is biting a door handle. Or perhaps, he is eating a door handle made of chocolate. In Japan, "sokkuri sweets" ("sokkuri" or そっくり means "looks like") are deserts and confectionaries that look like other things.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

From studio SHAFT, the studio that brought you Puella Magi Madoka Magica and The Monogatari Series, comes Nisekoi! This anime adaptation of the popular Shonen Jump manga series by Naoshi Komi kicks off January 11th and Animplex USA has posted the ...

JEFusion UkiyaSeed

In a recent event held in his hometown, Detective Conan creator Gosho Aoyama answered a question from a fan about the identity of mysterious Black. . .

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Details are still a bit slim in general, but in order to start getting people energized about the new Fairy Tail series, a new site has launched and they've kicked off a brand new Twitter feed as well, which you can see below.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Today’s volley of new anime announcements comes to a close with word that Wizard Barristers, the newest project from Yasuomi Umetsu, of Kite and Megazone 23 Part II fame, will begin streaming soon.

Japanator Kristina Pino

When I saw this chart by DOTBstudios, which factors in all 649 Pokémon and sets them up in order and in scale with each other, I thought, "If ever I needed something to be a thing I can buy, this is it.

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Exam season in Japan is brutal. Not only do college hopefuls have to study in order to get into the university of their dreams, those hoping to go to high school also have to endure a rigorous examination process as compulsory education in Japan e...

SGCafe spartanchef

The Dark Souls cafe finally opens in Nishi-Azabun Minato, Tokyo last night, January 6, 2014. And opening night involved a party, some cosplay, a medieval theme, a trailer for the upcoming Dark Souls II game and most importantly, food.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

If you guessed that today would bring another round of new anime announcements at Crunchyroll… you’d be right! World Conquest Zvezda Plot, a new series from A-1 Pictures (the home of Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist) with globalist ...

Siliconera Sato

We haven't heard much from SaGa (AKA Final Fantasy Legend) and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles creator Akitoshi Kawazu, but he recently spoke to 4Gamer during their end-of-year developer talks, and revealed that Square Enix be making a new SaGa a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kantai Collection – Kan Colle -' Anime Gains Director Posted by Chris Beveridge January 7, 2014 at 02:26 PM Announced back in September on the official site  for the upcoming PS Vita game Kantai Collection – Kan Colle, an anime adaptation will be...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Silver Nina' Manga Simulpub Posted by Chris Beveridge January 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM Silver Nina After publishing a one shot back in 2009, ITOKATSU is back and his latest series that began in April 2012 is now a part of the simulpub...

New details released by the police regarding Leeteuk's father and grandparents' deaths suggests that the family was involved in a murder-suicide.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The above character appears to make a nuanced hint at her gender change in the latest Pocket Monster game, Pokémon X/Y. In the English language version of the game, the text that accompanies the above character reads, "Yes, a mere half year ago I ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The live-action Rurouni Kenshin film sequels has finally finished principal photography last December 27. The filming for the films started on July 1, 2013 and ran in Tokyo, Kyoto, and the prefectures of Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyōgo, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Nobunagun' For Winter 2014 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 6, 2014 at 09:04 AM Nobunagun Crunchyroll has added another new winter 2014 simulcast series to its plans for the season with the pickup of Nobunagun.

The recent anime Kill la Kill by Studio Trigger has won popularity for its violent interpretation of school politics and clothes-based combat system. But recent murmurs among the Japanese online fan community suggest that its concept may not be so...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

While many people immediately think of samurai when Japan is mentioned, you might not expect to find many swordcrafters still working in the modern-day. And certainly not out in public for everyone to see!

Jinx! NovaJinx

Home, home on the range. After what felt like two months and not just two weeks, I've returned to the jolly old Finland and its horizontally blowing sleet rain. So I guess it's time to wrap things up and move on to the brand new season of Japanese...

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Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Happy New Year! ! A happy 2014 to everyone, and I hope you will support GSC and Kahotan Blog throughout the year once more! Good Smile Company's New Year holiday officially ends as of today, and thus I am back to start up the first blog for 2014!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The live-action anime spin-off The Next Generation -Patlabor- is going to have an interesting guest star.   First reported back in July 2012, a Japanese technician group called Suidobashi Heavy Industry has been working on the 3.

First Impressions: Tonari no Seki-kun This has to be the easiest money of Shimono Hiro's career. I haven't blogged any short anime that I can remember, not beyond the first episode anyway.   There have been some I've really liked - especially Poyo...

OP Sequence OP: 「azurite」 by petit milady 「旅立ちの島 」 (Tabidachi no Shima) "Island of New Journeys" Let me get this out of the way first. When it comes to series revolving around aircraft, there's probably a higher chance of bias on my part than with...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

One young woman will bind together several man in heart, spirit and song. What They Say: When Haruka gets the chance to take the entrance exam for Saotome Academy for the Performing Arts, it seems as though she's one step closer to her dream of co...

Siliconera Sato

2013 was a big year for Level-5, as the publisher introduced brand new games like Youkai Watch and Wonderflick, along with a major update to their immensely successful Fantasy Life. A couple key Level-5 developers recently talked to 4Gamer and sha...

FUNimation Adds Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and No-Rin AnimeTwo of the three series now streaming By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 1/7/2014 FUNimation brought three more series to its streaming lineup this week with...

It took about fifteen seconds for this show to capture my heart. Ssssshhh yeah this is pretty much why   I was in a terrible mood when I started watching Space Dandy. But after about a minute the shows opening kicked in and I was raring to go.

METANORN Guest Writer

Jan6 Comic Fiesta was taken to another level of awesomeness this year I hope you enjoyed and learned some new things from the panels post and an upcoming interviews post compiled by T. K and I, on which we spent hours.

This week's featured releases come from Especia, Idoling! ! ! and Iwasa Misaki.   Especia – "Ya. Me. Te! / Adventure Wa Giniro Ni" We're kicking things off this week with Especia who are releasing their second single, and also jumping on this horr...

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