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We're used to seeing a lot of unbelievable-sounding coverage concerning the Cobra-style antics of North Korea's totalitarian dictatorship. But the country's tightly-closed borders make many reports difficult to verify, so a lot of patently false s...

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For Today's Japan Photo, we take a look at this long stretch of sake barrels being stacked outside Meiji Shrine on to celebrate the New Year holidays.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her 9th single "Family Party" on April 16. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming film Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Serious Battle!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Shoot 'em up fans can look forward to some more vertical-scrolling action now that Raiden IV: Overkill is on its way to PSN in North America. Publisher UFO Interactive announced plans to bring over the PS3 game, which is an enhanced version of Rai...

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[Source]Tsuburaya Productions has just registered a new Ultraman trademark! The new trademark revealed a new Ultraman called "Ultraman Victory". It's still unknown if Ultraman Victory will have his own TV series similar to Ultraman Ginga or Ultram...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Hello Kitty is turning 40, while Playboy is hitting 60, but neither show any signs of slowing down. In fact, the two look better than ever… together. French clothing and accessories retailer Colette is introducing a line of Hello Kitty x Playboy i...

40 translated titles available at launch for PC/smartphone app on March 22 Japanese publisher Kadokawa announced on Monday that its upcoming web comic service "ComicWalker" will launch on March 22 with manga in Japanese, English, and traditional C...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Click For Larger Version The pursuit of dreams can have its serious downsides as well. What They Say: In "The Wind Rises," Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Today's Phantasy Star Online 2 broadcast 17 introduced some special Attack on Titan fun for Japanese players.  The MMO is offeing a special AoT sword, survey corp outfit with three-dimensional maneuver, four division stickers, and, through April 9...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii' Anime Adds Supporting Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge March 4, 2014 at 06:18 PM Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Announced in January as coming this spring with Studio Pierrot set to handle the series, SoreSoredemo Sekai ...

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Viz Media Acquires 'Master Keaton' Manga License Posted by Chris Beveridge March 4, 2014 at 05:54 PM Master Keaton Viz Media has picked up a new title to launch this year under their VIZ Signature line with the acquisition of Master Keaton from Na...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the April 2014 TV anime Majin Bone produced by Toei Animation for TV Tokyo has announced its four main voice cast and posted the first promotional video today. The TV anime is based on Bandai's digital card game of the sam...

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AKB48's Team A captain Takahashi Minami is not just a talented and successful idol, she's also a geek. She posted a photo of some of her manga. . .

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Namco Bandai games has recently announced three new DLC's for the PlayStation 3 edition of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost. Each DLC costs 400 yen. The first DLC mobile suit announced is Shiro Amada's Gundam Ground Type from The 08th MS T...

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The Premium Bandai Shop's B-Boys section has posted the official images of the DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Bravo & Gridon Set. This set also comes with a free Sid Lock Seed for every purchase. The set comes with the DX Durian Lock Seed and DX Donguri...

A Look at Gaim Kachidoki Arms as an Arms Change Figure The big announcement last week came from the reveal of what looks to be the final power up for the titular defender of Zawarme city. Kachioki Arms commeth, and the Arms Change series gives us ...

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For the first time, we finally saw a Megaforce Ranger go Super Mega Mode without transforming first into a Megaforce Ranger! In Power Rangers Super Megaforce's 3rd episode entitled "Blue Saber Saga", we see Noah pull his Super Mega Morpher to beco...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

If you were betting on this year's Oscars, Bovada had Frozen at 1/30 for Best Animated Featured Film and the field, including Hayao Miyazaki's final feature, The Wind Rises as well as Ernest and Celestine, Despicable Me 2 and The Croods at 7/1.

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Tweet Pin It AKB48 has teamed up with Glico to revive SDN48… sort of. It was announced at the Papiko 2014 Spring Campaign [パピコ2014­春キャンペーン] press conference that the group will be looking to hold an "adult AKB48 audition" in order to emphasize AKB...

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda World Tour in Singapore 2014 Ticketing details for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda World Tour in Singapore 2014 has been announced. The concert is scheduled for 21 Jun 2014 and will be held at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'The Wind Rises' Cast Talks More About Feature Posted by Chris Beveridge March 3, 2014 at 10:18 PM Emily Blunt We had a piece last week from Madman Entertainment that has a couple of the actors from The Wind Rises talking about the feature and now...

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A new Ju-on (The Grudge) film is currently being filmed. The latest addition of the Ju-on franchise entitled "Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari" (Trans. The Grudge: Beginning of the End) will star Nozomi Sasaki and Kai Kobayashi.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Drakengard 3 has a handful of story DLC coming over the next month in Japan, letting you take control of the Intoner sisters in prequel episodes building up to one involving the protagonist, Zero.   Square Enix shared a brief sample of the DLC via...

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Last month, Square Enix announced that Drakengard 3 would have a variety of pre-order bonuses in North America. These bonuses would be divided into three tiers, and which ones you'd get would depend on how soon you pre-ordered the game.

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Babymetal will hold Legend "Y" Moametal Seitansai (聖誕祭) and Legend "M" Moametal Seitansai (聖誕祭) in Europe in late June or early July 2014. The idol group will celebrate the birthdays of Yuimetal and Moametal during this live performances.

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Any of you plan to travel to Japan soon? If so be sure to visit Nasu Highland Park (an amusement park north of Tokyo), as they are exhibiting a 1/1-scale life-sized Zaku in a "Zaku Repair Bay"! The Zaku Repair Bay is one of the park's newest attra...

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