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February 10, 2014, 11:00 PM
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).

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We've seen some of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment's new character, Filia, in previous screens and videos. The latest promo shows some of her unfortunate dealings with PoH, the sadistic founder of the Laughing Coffin guild, before busting out so...

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Looks like the rumor/hopes are proving true. YuruYuri manga author Namori has taken to Twitter to announced that a new YuyuYuri anime is in the works. There aren't any details yet, but there are lots of thanks and congratulations from Namori and t...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

This Week's Hello! Project Station! ! #53 Hi H! P universe, how've you been. A chilling music video is delivered. Berryz Kobo dropped MV of the new song, "1 Oku 3 Zenman Sou Diet Oukoku (130 million Diet-minded Country) to be released on February 19.

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...

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.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This weekend, Japan was slammed with on heaviest snowfall from one storm since January 1994. Tokyo received 8. 7 inches, with Matsumoto getting buried with the heaviest amount at over 19 inches. Amongst all the disruptions, social media users foun...

Japanator Tim Sheehy

Right now, collectible toy-enthusiasts all over the world are flocking to Japan for Tokyo Wonder Festival. The bi-annual event, held in Chiba each year, features the latest must-have garage kits and often provides fans with a glimpse at some of th...

  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...

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...

J-Pop Idols admin

Sakidol Ace Survival Season 3 (サキドルエースSurvival Season3) started on February 6. The competition is organized by Weekly Young Jump (週刊ヤングジャンプ) magazine. 12 members from various idol groups (PPP! PiXion, Doki Doki Dream Campus, Daizy7, Lucky Color's,...

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.

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.

Powerpuff Girls Japanese Crossover  The beloved American cartoon series, The Powerpuff Girls, is celebrating their 15th anniversary in Japan and Sega, Pizza Hut, and Cartoon Network Japan are all taking part.

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Brace yourselves, your wallets, bank accounts, paypal accounts and piggy banks are about to get hurt as images from the bi-annual figure extravaganza known as Wonder Festival 2014 (Winter) have finally been released.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Fans now have the power to decide on who will win in the final battle in the Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider War feat. Super Sentai film! Similar to the Kamen Rider Ryuki 13 Riders Special, the producers prepared two endings, one ending ...

「観測者たちの宴篇I」 (Kansoku Sha Tachi no Utage Hen II) "Fiesta for the Observers II" It ain't a fiesta without a bunch of people gathering around some kind of flame, and it's an adage that held true in this week's Strike the Blood.

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