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January 16, 2014, 8:00 PM

Light novels have been ranked by plenty of criteria—the popularity of their anime adaptations, their sales figures—but Japanese media website DDNavi has recently updated their ranking for the top five.

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Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun, the land of anime and manga, the land of giant robots and moe anime girls, and the land where Kit Kat has more flavors than your usual milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate.

Siliconera Spencer

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's Generation will have extra company CPUs that weren't in the PlayStation 3 game. CyberConnect2, Marvelous AQL, Broccoli, and Tekken from Hyperdimention Neptunia V are confirmed for the PlayStation Vita r...

JEFusion UkiyaSeed

Bandai Tamashii Nations gave us a preview on S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Ryugen Budou Arms and Zangetsu Melon Arms! In addition to that, Bandai. . .

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

NIS America may be working through some standard editions of previously released shows, but they also have some new material on the way. The company has announced the acquisition of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, which they will be releasing under the name...

Game developer Playdek looks to raise US$600,000 for new tactical RPG Final Fantasy Tactics director and Final Fantasy XII creator Yasumi Matsuno launched a Kickstarter on Tuesday for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, a tactical role-playing ga...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

A 4-minute animation that features the "origins" of the Chogokin Hello Kitty was posted in Bandai Japan's official YouTube channel. This anime short was first seen in last year's Tamashii Nation event.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Moe Lovecraftian horror is coming to North American home video as NIS America has announced that Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 1 Premium Edition will be released on April 15, 2014.   The title will come in a 2 Blu-ray disc set, with a fully ...

Keurig for Miso Soup Everyone's familiar with Keurig machines, those doohickeys that you put tiny cups in and it dispense flavored coffee in relatively no time. These machines revolutionized mornings by giving you coffee instantly without it tasti...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following 2013's release of Madoka Magica: Rebellion, "Cute is Justice" mask maker gonoturn has a special Kyubey mask in time for cold season. The cotton/polyester mask measuring 18cmx13cm goes for 2100yen.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

What comes to mind when you think of the word "Pokétouch"? Hopefully nothing too close to the College Humor video we posted the other day. Get your mind out of the gutter, because Pokétouch is a new trademark that Nintendo, Game Frea...

JEFusion UkiyaSeed

A new Kuroko's Basketball OVA will be included in the sixth Blu-ray DVD volume of the show's second season. This episode adapts the original manga's. . .

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Kuroko's Basketball The home video release for Kuroko's Basketball just got a lot more interesting as it's been revealed that the sixth volume of the series, which contains episodes 40 and 41, will contain an original episode when it lands on June...

JEFusion UkiyaSeed

The official images of S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Gaim Orange Arms & S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Baron Banana Arms was posted in the Bandai Tamashii. . .

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Back in November, I listed Golden Time as one of the ten anime of the fall you should be watching. Now, as the series passes its halfway point, I can truly say that Golden Time has a death grip on my heartstrings and refuses to let go.

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DARK FLAME MASTA. Getting it on. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Episode 2 Review Chuunibyou Season 2 Episode 2 Review "Dolphin Ring Striker (The Dolphin's… Lovers Contract)" "Iruka no… Koibito Keiyaku (Dorufin Ringu Sutoraik��)" (�������������...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

And we're back! It's time now for the Annotated Anime Roundup, your deliciously late gaggle of short-form recaps and commentary on the latest and greatest in Japanese cartoon tomfoolery! We meant to start a couple of days earlier, but were so dist...

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Website Crank In! ! posted six new images from the live-action film of Eiko Kadono's fantasy novel series Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyūbin) on January 4. The images feature Kiki (Fūka Koshiba) and various other characters, including Tomb...

Siliconera Ishaan

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will have four new characters, revealed in the latest issue of Jump magazine. (Thanks, Re:Zaregoto)   Joining the roster of playable characters are the Second Tsuchikage, Third Raikage, Second Mizu...

First Impressions - Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha Last chance to save a lost season?   No pressure, Inari Konkon. . . OP: "Kyou ni Koiiro (今日に恋色)" by May'n Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha was really the last show of the season that I had a reasonably high lev...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Tonight is apparently going to be Tokyo's first snow of the Winter, so I'm rather anxious and fidgety! The Japanese word for snow is 'yuki', so to celebrate the potential snow I'm going to be taking a l...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Mikakunin de Shinkoukei' DVD/BD Getting Anime Short Posted by Chris Beveridge January 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Adding new materials to a home video release is definitely a familiar pattern for many anime series and Mikakunin d...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Discotek Media has made a very welcome pick up not only for anime fans, but animation fans in general. Coming out on DVD on April 29th is the Amazing Nuts! anthology short, which was done by Studio 4°C and originally out in Japan back in 2006.

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous AQL recently surprised us by announcing three new Senran Kagura titles, including an upcoming rhythm/cooking game featuring the series' busty ninjas. In an interview with Famitsu magazine, series producer Kenichiro Takaki talks about how...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The chogokin line of mecha figures and Hello Kitty both turn 40 in 2014, so the anniversaries are being celebrated together with a special Hello Kitty die-cast robot figure.   "Chogokin" ("super alloy") is the manga equivalent of Marvel Comic's ad...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Amagi Brilliant Park' Light Novel Gets Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge January 15, 2014 at 01:47 PM Kyoto animation is signing on to another light novel adaptation, this time by working with Shoji Gatoh's series Amagai Brilliant Park.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Alright, North America is still late to the party, but how many of you on this side of the world have already played the hell out of the Bravely Default demo? If you're chomping at the bit for the full game, Nintendo has a new trailer showing off ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The next game based on the sprawling Detective Conan series is Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody. Namco Bandai has the Nintendo 3DS entry slated for an April 17 launch in Japan.   Phantom Rhapsody uses a zapping system that lets players see the st...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Jan. 16. 2014KAMEN RIDER GIRLS, who is gathering good reputation for the unusual overdrive sound among girls group, announced that they will be releasing the 2nd album titled "exploded" on March 19. This was announced during "Chou Eiyuu Sai (Super...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We've got a few months of marketing ahead of us for Edge of Tomorrow, whose trailer is getting more play in theaters lately, but that's not stopping Tom Cruise from getting out some promotion himself for it.

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