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March 11, 2014, 11:00 AM
March 11, 2014, 11:00 AM
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At a JA Branch in Hyougo prefecture, you will find a 2 meter MSZ-oo6 Zeta Gundam on display. That Zeta Gundam, which served as the main mecha for Yoshiyuki Tomino's classic anime, Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta, was personally handcrafted and painted by ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Smash hit anime Attack on Titan has a full cast of compelling human characters, but most of the merchandising and promotions that have come with the series' success are centered on the remorseless, pantless Titans themselves.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

A special message is being displayed on Tokyo Tower in memory of those lost during the March 11, 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami, as well as to promote a sense of unity across the country. This evening between 6:30pm and midnight, the messag...

Siliconera Eugene

Shifty Look, a Namco Bandai subsidiary, have managed to revive several classic Namco franchises, and were also behind the publisher's dating-sim game Namco High. I didn't even know who Bravoman was till they came around.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Kendo is a uniquely Japanese martial art. Like judo, karate, and aikido, this modernized version of a traditional art has numerous practitioners both in Japan around the world. And while some may approach it with more, um, zeal that others, it's g...

SeventhStyle Seven

As the phenomenal Nagi no Asukara finishes up, P. A. Works is only now revealing their next animation, premiering immediately in the following season of summer 2014, an original anime title dubbed Glasslip.

Namco Bandai Games began streaming the seventh and final full promotional video for its J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game on Monday. The 13-minute video highlights the 52 characters from 32 titles who will appear in Shonen Jump's...


AID FOR JAPAN FUNDRAISER TUES 11TH MARCH AID FOR JAPAN will be staging a special fundraiser to coincide with the Third Year Anniversary of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami on Tuesday 11th March. AID FOR JAPAN was set up to support the orphans of th...

Kasuga Mirai & other idols mark smartphone game's 1st year with concert, giveaways A special animation video began streaming on smartphones to celebrate the first anniversary of The IDOLM@STER Million Live idol group producing game.

Siliconera Spencer

The first print of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 packs the game with a little art book like Kigndom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix. One interesting piece in the Final Fantasy X section is this drawing of Mt.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

A new portal site for the 35th anniversary of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam series launched today. The first TV anime series Mobile Suit Gundam started airing in Japan on April 7, 1979. While not much information is revealed, the tagline on the sit...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Studio Ghibli's Toshio Suzuki is retiring from working as a producer. Instead, Sports Houchi reports that he will take on another role at the studio: General Manager. Sounds like he'll still be involved, but is passing the producing baton to the y...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

DMM's battleship moe mega-blockbuster Kantai Collection is reputedly the (only) reason Microsoft's Windows tablets enjoy a 15% market share in Japan where elsewhere they languish under Google's boot with a pathetic 2%.

So, the project continues right along. Two weeks ago I asked a few manga letterers to share their advice on manga lettering. Today, it's the translators turn!   I think we all should know the role of a translator, but I bet there's some stuff behi...

JEFusion Magnum

The Japan Academy Prize for this year's "Newcomer of the Year" award goes to Kamen Rider W's Philip, Suda Masaki. The 21-year-old actor has thanked. . .

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

The snow in Japan may be starting to melt (unless you live in Hokkaido), but that doesn't mean the snowmen have to go away. Thanks to Megmilk Snow Brand Company, you'll be greeted by a chilly friend every morning with their limited edition snow mu...

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The epic Shounen Jump! rumble known as J Stars Victory VS will finally be released this March 19. 2014 and Jump fans all over the globe are certainly looking forward for this one. Namco Bandai has recently released the games 7th and last PV and it...

Siliconera Eugene

  Touch Detective 3: Does Nameko Dream Of Bananas? is the next in the puzzle series featuring a mushroom called Funghi and main character detective Mackenzie as she works to solve the mystery of missing bananas.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Reveals 'Attack On Titan' Anime Release Extras/Premium Details Posted by Chris Beveridge March 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM Attack On Titan FUNimation has one of, if not the, biggest releases set for this year on June 3rd, 2014 with the first h...

Japanator Brittany Vincent

Hiyori decides she's about 1000% done with Mitsuki after the two become locked in a little argument. I was done with Hiyori about one episode in, so Mitsuki has a lot more patience than I do, and it's obvious.

The cream, as it usually does, is rising to the top. The welcome news that Space Dandy will indeed by 26 episodes (split cour, with the second presumably coming in the Summer or Autumn) couldn't have come at a better time, because the series is on...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Just like the show's first season, Kuroko's Basketball Season 2 will have 25 episodes according to the April issues of Monthly Animedia and Monthly Newtype magazines. The season's 25th episode (overall 50th episode), will air on March 29th.

Noragami - 10 History tells us that the road Noragami started down this week is a dangerous one indeed, but so far it's safe travels. I don't know whether that sound was the manga readers breathing a sigh of relief or just sighing, but for this an...

The GLORIO Blog Gee-Man

Recap Both Asuta and Renge end up on a trip to a hot spring, each sent by their respective organizations. What a surprise! Gee's Thoughts  Yes folks, the dreaded hot springs episode is here, and it's as skeezy and uncomfortable as you expected a h...

3rd charity short features stop-motion animation by studio dwarf Domo-kun creator Tsuneo Goda and Zapuni LLC, a collaborative project between Japanese animators and internationally renowned musicians, unveiled the third charity animation short on ...

DesmondChieng Desmond

I almost forgot that today is actually "Zaku Day" & "Miku Day". This is a day dedicated to otaku's favorite virtual idol Hatsune Miku or their favorite mobile suit Zaku. ^Artwork from 舟武士's Pixiv account.

Impression It was a short, but tense confrontation between Alibaba and Ren Kouen at the start of the episode – had things not worked out right, Alibaba could have easily been overpowered by Kouen and his giant household.

Last week I actually had decided to drop Happiness Charge Precure mainly because there was literally almost nothing for me to talk about, but I was also sick so a part of me wondered whether it was because of my 'bias impatient mood' and just bein...

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