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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There's no better way to say, "Good luck on your school exams," than with citrus fruit pentagons, am I right? Fruit farmers in Ehime Prefecture, Japan have created "Gokakukei Iyokan" (五角形イヨカン). A mix of mandarians and oranges, "iyokan" is sometime...

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Actor Tori Matsuzaka (Gatchaman, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) will star in the live-action film adaptation of Akira Saso's Maestro manga next year. Matsuzaka will play Kousaka, a brilliant concert master while his co-star, Toshiyuki Nishida (A Lette...

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To celebrate The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo have released The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America today.   At the same time, they've also brought The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Happy fifth birthday to Megurine Luka! The third release for Crypton's VOCALOID Character Vocal Series, this "cool, somewhat mysterious" based on Yū Asakawa, was introduced in January 2009 and soon became notable for being the first Vocaloid with ...

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  After the success of the past WeLoveFine shirt designs in collaboration with Crypton Future Media and the community, WeLoveFine is further expanding their selection with several new designs: Two new tops for Rin and Len fans, and 5 new Hatsune M...

3D CG series based on Astrid Lindgren's children's book to premiere this fall Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) will direct a television anime adaptation of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter chil...

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Lucario is back in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Nintendo have shared screenshots of him via the game's official website.   Meanwhile, on Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai stated: "The heroic Aura Pokémon, Lucario, joins the ...

2 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 0 2 Flares × Have you heard of Goose house? If the answer is 'no', this writer strongly recommends you do yourself a favour and learn more about them.

「ビョーキなふたり」 (Byōki na Futari) "Two Sick Ones" Is the sickness truly in loving someone for five years, or is it in vowing not to change to keep that intact? The universal fear of change, of that which is different, is something we all feel at some p...

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The official site for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Kanae Hazuki's popular shojo manga Suki-tte Ii na yo/Say, "I Love You. " today posted a 30-second teaser featuring a kiss scene between Haruna Kawaguchi (as Mei Tachibana) and Sota ...

The Fandom Post Daniel Briscoe

Log Horizon Episode 14 World Fraction What They Say: One day, while playing the online game Elder Tales, 30,000 players suddenly find themselves trapped in another world. There, eight-year veteran gamer Shiroe also gets left behind.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Atelier Escha & Logy' Anime Adaptation Reveals Cast, Staff Posted by Chris Beveridge January 30, 2014 at 07:36 PM Atelier Escha & Logy As is often the case, a lot of solid information comes down for a new anime series when the official site opens...

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The official site has updated today with some new information about the planned fall 2014 anime series Fate/Stay Night, which is setting a new route with ufotable animating it after working on Fate/Zero.

4 anime shorts, 1 action game to get release on PSN this spring Namco Bandai Games revealed on Thursday that it will release all four anime shorts in Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace omnibus project, as well as the fifth part, the Ranko Tsukigime's L...

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The lovable yet naughty master of plants, Princess Momo Velia Deviluke from To Love-Ru may look innocent at first glance but she is known for always having a trick up her sleeve and Vertex will be releasing a PVC figure of her.

The wildly popular manga and animated series, Attack on Titan, continues to charge on, picking up speed and treating us all to a bevy of fan-related events before its live-action film debut in 2015. Now, for a limited time only, Osaka will play ho...

Gin no Saji Second Season - 04 I may have been under laboring a false impression of who the main character in this series is. . . Gin no Saji is living proof of the old show biz adage, "Never work with kids or animals".

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It was announced on January 29 that 21-year-old voice actress/singer Aoi Yuki will sing the OP theme song for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touka Takei's popular love comedy light novel series Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, Gaworare for short.

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In advance to their North American debut from Epic Records scheduled in the fall of 2014, MAN WITH A MISSION would be releasing their first compilation album "Beef Chicken Pork" and the international version EP "Don't feel the distance e.

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Fushigi Yuugi mangaka Watase Yuu wrote na entry in her blog yesterday revealing her negative experiences with her former editor on her ongoing manga,. . .

Rupert Sanders to Direct Live-Action GitS Dreamworks has drafted Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders to helm the Hollywood live-action Ghost in the Shell feature film from a screenplay by Reluctant Fundamentalist screenwriter Willi...

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Bleach 566 – Fear Me Not Filed under Bleach (Manga), Manga by Prooof | 8 Comments Renji's time in the spotlight has been put on hold for now as he takes a nap after defeating Mask de Masculine. His hiding spot turns out to be a poor choice however...

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Date A Live comes out with more CG illustrations from its upcoming visual novel, all of which look quite nice despite being far from the first revealed frame of Tohka magnificence, and fairly standard overall.

Part 2 of our Comic Market 85 photo report! Continuing from our previous cool cosplay edition, we present to you our cute and sexy cosplay edition. The venue was jam-packed with a wide variety of cosplay, including that of the Kanmusu from Kantai ...

Compile Heart began streaming the first promotional video for Chō Jijigen Game Neptune Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation (Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation), the PlayStation Vita remake of the Chōjigen Game Neptune mk2 (Hyperdimens...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Danchi Tomoo' Anime Gets Second Year Greenlight Posted by Chris Beveridge January 30, 2014 at 02:10 PM Danchi Tomoo One show we got to talk about a bit late last year is Danchi Tomoo, a more family oriented show that doesn't fit in with what most...

Winter has come to Evangelion Memoria, a social mobile game based on the Rebuild of Evangelion movies. The game is run on the mobile gaming service Mobage, operated by DeNA; Memoria recently celebrated its one year anniversary.

Steve is a contributor and resident music nerd for Selective Hearing, specializing in Japanese idol industry commentary and coverage. A lifetime musician, film lover, journalist, video game fanatic, philosophy enthusiast, and idol aficionado.

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If you're looking for a unique Japanese gift that's light in your luggage but heavy in tradition, then this is the item for you. It's called the KD Daruma (Knock-Down Daruma) and it's modelled on the centuries-old, round, good-luck talisman which ...

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