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February 11, 2014, 7:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And if that wasn't enough, shoveling snow in front of the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama. Over the weekend, Japan was hit with a heavy snow storm. Traffic came to a halt. It was hard to get around. Even instant noodles were affected.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Last weekend I was at a department store in Tokyo, and since Valentine's Day is coming up, the confectionary section was packed with candy makers hawking limited-edition chocolates for the romantic holiday.

The press visited the sets for this year's two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films in late November, and previewed the scene when Aoshi Shinomori (played by Yusuke Iseya) fights Okina or Nenji Kashiwazaki (min Tanaka).

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The character designs for Sword Art Online II is finally here! The new anime adapts the light novel's Phantom Bullet Arc. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka reprises his role as Kirito with Miyuki Sawashiro joining the cast as Sinon.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Square Enix is releasing the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster collection in North America and Europe next month, but there's no better time than now to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special trailer. Get ready for the upcoming day of love with al...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Making your house #1 in Hell is the name of the game in Makai Ichiban Kan, or Hell's #1 House, a newly revealed game from Compile Heart and Disgaea 4 director Masahiro Yamamoto. Prior to the announcement in this week's Dengeki PlayStation magazine...

Siliconera Sato

Kirito, the protagonist of Sword Art Online, will be a playable character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Sega have revealed via Dengeki Online. Kirito will join his companion, Asuna, who was previously revealed as a playable character in the ga...

Anime Aura Amber Fetch

The finale of the Seirin vs. Touou game brings the most intensity yet in Kuroko no Basket as Kagami and Aomine enter the Zone! Episode 42 In an attempt to shut down Aomine's impressive shooting ability, Kuroko, Kagami, and Kiyoshi triple-team him.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Tokyo doesn't often get massive snow storms. Once or twice a year, we might get an inch or two, but the storm that dumped 20 centimeters (7. 8 inches) of snow this weekend was apparently the worst in two decades.

Otakultura The Mistress

Feb 10, 2014 After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Comcept Japan is slowly taking strides in their development of Inafune's newest baby, Mighty No. 9. In a recent talk by Keiji Inafune in the previously held DICE 2014, he gave everyone a...

J-Pop Idols admin

Pinkey – Romantic ga Tomaranai Pinkey's new single Romantic ga Tomaranai (Romanticが止まらない) is on sale since February 5. This is the 3rd single from Pinkey. Only one edition is available. The MV has been released.

moetron pKjd

"Yuru Yuri" – New Anime Project in the Works Posted by pKjd on Feb 9, 2014 @ 9:58 am 9 Feb According to original manga author Namori, a new 「Yuru Yuri」 anime project is currently in development. The announcement was first made on her personal Twit...

SeventhStyle daysofsummer

Madoka Magica has come out with many collectible cards dedicated to its main characters as of late – the latest addition to this expanding family features the five girls all cosplaying as cute cuddly animals.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime series revealed on February 8 that the screening events for the upcoming OVA Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! (This Is the Real Anzio Battle! ) will be held in 12 theaters across Japan from July 5.

  And back off the grid we go. . . Turns out last week's trip to relative normalcy was a short-lived one for Space Dandy, which is squarely back in surrealist mode this week.   Episode 5 was certainly a pleasant interlude and the positive response...

It was calm before the storm today. The Island of Isla threw a festival in celebration of their arrival to the Holy Springs! The students of Class-B threw a special, selling Airi-men (Airi's Ramen) that turned out to be a major hit- even to the No...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

On February 8, HKT48 held their concert 'HKT48 Kyushu 7-ken Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~' in Nagasaki. During this concert, the group announced the senbatsu members for their 3rd single which will be released on March 12.

Anime Diet wintermuted

  Doctrines have been questioned, true faces revealed, and all bets are off. .   You know the more this viewer wishes to resist the caffiene-injected, nonsensical, and often audacious nature of Kill la Kill, the more it has this pulling effect tha...

release / AKIHIDE / BREAKERZ BREAKERZ's guitarist AKIHIDE will be releasing his first LIVE DVD and second book on 4/02. Albums "Amber" and "Lapis Lazuli" released in 2013. The LIVE DVD will be released as a set with 2 CD's, one of each album's con...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Eyecandy+ Reading: February 9, 2014 Ray's Picks This Week in Eripon (02022014-02082014) – the number 244 I'd call Eripon a narcissist, but come on – she's an idol. That's part of the job description.

Noragami - 06 The course we seem to be on is not at all an unexpected one. The slow turn of Noragami to the dark side is actually not a turn at all, since that darkness has always existed side-by-side with the very effective comedy.

Riven

DRAMAtical Murder (aka – DMMd or ドラマダ) is a gritty cyberpunk visual novel by Nitro+ CHiRAL, the BL division of Nitro+. Even before playing, I found myself intrigued by the artwork and story that I'd seen and read about.

Starting this April in arcades everywhere, darlings of the idol scene, AKB48 will be making their debut in an arcade game. Unfortunately for fans they are also zombified and require you to take aim and unload on them with your handgun.

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