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March 1, 2014, 11:00 AM
March 1, 2014, 11:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Mmm. . . Meat! Next month, popular anime Attack on Titan will be hawking burgers stacked with meat in Japan. And yes, they're made with beef, not humans! Starting March 6, fast food chain Lotteria is launching special Attack on Titan meal deals: F...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Pokémon Company and Netflix are teaming up to bring a bunch of Pokémon anime to the streaming service, with a launch planned for March 1. Series include the classic first TV anime season, Pokémon: Indigo League, Pok&eacute...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese society prides itself on its high level of tact in dealing with delicate matters, and indeed, quite often in communication not offending the other party is given priority well above getting your point across.

CAPCOM's official YouTube channel began streaming a trailer for the Ultra Street Fighter IV update to its Super Street Fighter IV video game on Friday. The trailer introduces Elena, one of the new characters that the update will add to the fightin...

Jump Square will announce in its April issue, which will ship on March 4, that Jigoku no Misawa's Kakko-Kawaii Sengen! manga will get a special anime DVD that will ship on April 8 for 980 yen (US$9. 60).

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On March 1st, Japan time, winner of the 8th annual Seiyu Awards were announced, recognizing achievements in the field of voice acting.  Yuuki Kaji has taken top male honors for the second year in a row while Rina Satou wins for female lead.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Madhouse Talks 'Ninja Scroll' Anime Feature Sequel Posted by Chris Beveridge February 28, 2014 at 03:13 PM Ninja Scroll It's not too often you really get messages from the creative side of Japan aimed more directly at Western fans than native Japa...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Ikebukuro host club busted for prostituting 90 customers over debts Manabu Fukushima TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the bust of a host club located in the Ikebukuro entertainment on charges of prostitution prostituti...

Siliconera Sato

Sega and publisher ASCII Media Works previously revealed that Virtua Fighter's Akira will appear as a boss character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, as part of the Virtua Fighter 20th anniversary celebration.

Siliconera Spencer

Luigi's rival is in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, but he isn't a playable character. Director Masahiro Sakurai announced Waluigi will be an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Saban Brands has just registered a new Power Rangers trademark in the form of Power Rangers Dino Supercharge! This series is likely to be the second season of Power Rangers Dino Charge. Details such as if this is just a placeholder name or the act...

The new Sailor Moon anime is recruiting Yukie Sako (chief animation director on Majestic Prince, Nyan Koi! ) as the character designer and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail, Precure franchise) as the composer.

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The ongoing Gundam Build Fighters anime is inspiring a lot of people to do GunPla and with the release of the series' Blu-ray Volume 2 limited edition set, it has been recently announced that a very special 1/144 scale HGBF Gunpla will be included.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Nabilah – Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ (JKT48) JKT48's Nabilah's photobook Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ was released on February 28. The shooting was done in Yokohama, Japan. Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ includes a special interview with JKT48 Team J member Nabilah.

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Attack on Titan has introduced the monstrous titans which have an insatiable appetite for destruction. Now, Japanese fast food chain Lotteria is aiming to fill up some stomachs with their titanic Tower Cheeseburger.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media is looking to make a big splash with a classic on March 25th, 2014 as they bring out the first 23 episode collection for Ranma 1/2 on Blu-ray as well as bringing out a new DVD edition. The release has a lot of extras to it, especially fo...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with a new visual, Kana Hanazawa, Mai Nakahara and Saki Ogasawara have been officially confirmed as cast members on April's anime adaptation of Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida's modern fantasy/wizard training arms race light novel series Mahou...

Siliconera Ishaan

  As previously reported, Bravely Default has a teaser movie for the game's sequel, Bravely Second, hidden within it. The movie features Second's protagonist, Magnolia, rescuing a certain Default character from captivity.

Japanator Ben Huber

No, really. WHAT IS GOING ON? Samurai Flamenco, how can your writing be so good? It has no right being this excellent, given your material. This is probably the best episode of SamuMenco yet, but if you haven't followed the series thus far, it's a...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Jpop♀ Reading: February 26, 2014 Ray's Picks The 48G Grand Reformation in numbers – New School Kaidan A flowchart and tables to consider the shuffle from a different angle. Yokoyama Rurika – Lapis Lazuli – J-Pop Idols Details on this f...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A fresh and rather tasteful take on the time-honoured tradition of 2D dating has emerged from China, attracting much admiring attention both there and in Japan, along with the usual horror and scorn. The scenes soon garnered much popularity on whe...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While Iron Man was previously featured as a super-deformed Nendoroid, the first Avenger to receive the Max Factory posable figma treatment is the mighty Thor! (Yeah, if you're a comic geek, Spider-Man is on the team and print, and he's already bee...

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The Black Rock Shooter TV anime version of Black Gold Saw finally gets her own cute little Nendoroid thanks to Good Smile Company and she is still willing to impose her will upon the denizens of the other world…Armed with her gigantic King Saw and...

On Feb. 21 on the eighth floor of the commerce institution Tokyo Solamachi which adjoins the Tokyo Skytree, a life-size model of the Valkyrie VF-25 from Macross F 1 was unveiled to the press. This life-size model is on display in part for the gran...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on February 28, 2014 at 9:31 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Pink Tokyo starts today, Japan's first major adult expo. Despite a name which might be mistaken for a gay parade event at first glance (pinku in Japanese always impli...

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It The ripple from  the recent AKB48 Dai Sokaku Matsuri event has transformed into a wave as fans around Japan begin a petition against the most recent roster changes to Nogizaka46. The great AKB48 group reshuffle of 2014, otherwise know...

RYUTist appearing at Idol Matsuri convention in June Steve February 27th, 2014 Idol Matsuri is America's first convention dedicated to Japanese Idols, and they've just confirmed their second Japanese idol guest for this year's debut convention, lo...

JEFusion Magnum

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger's Jasmine, Kinoshita Ayumi announced that she's expecting to have her first child in June. The 31-year-old actress stated,. . .

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7 Flares Twitter 6 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 7 Flares × ATLUS have announced that four new games for the Persona Series are set for release in the North American Market over the next couple of years.

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Death Note is without a doubt, one of the most successful anime and manga franchises around with spin-offs, live-action adaptations, figures and various merchandise. The manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata has thrilled f...

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