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December 18, 2012, 2:00 PM

If you enjoy the adventures of the Black Lagoon crew but were bummed out when author Rei Hiroe put the series on hiatus in 2010 fearing that wouldn't have picked it back up, great news. In a new post on his personal blog, he has confirmed that the...

Anne, Shota Sometani star as Yuuko & Watanuki in TV show debuting in February The premium channel WOWOW updated its official website for the live-action xxxHOLiC television program with a photograph of the two main leads in costume.

Everyone can name someone they feel has been overlooked for inclusion in the Stallone-starring action franchise The Expendables, but it's not always for lack of trying. While Jackie Chan was contacted to appear in The Expendables 2, he was too bus...

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On December 17th, it was announced that the anime ‘ONE PIECE FILM Z‘ has recorded the most successful opening weekend for a Japanese movie over the past decade. ‘ONE PIECE FILM Z’ is the twelfth movie adaptation of Oda Eiichiro’s hit manga ‘One Pi...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Next summer, a Weekly Jump "theme park" is opening in Tokyo. Weekly Jump, of course, is a popular weekly manga that features iconic titles like One Piece, Dragon Ball and Naruto. The theme park will be housed in a building complex in Tokyo's Ikebu...

If you squinted at the scan in the last post about Project Versus J—Namco Bandai's crossover fighter that's set to celebrate Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary—you probably noticed some screens of the game in action.

Adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime to be shot in Johannesburg after beginning of 2013 According to an interview posted by the Movies. com website on Monday, actor Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) will be joining the c...

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Originally released in summer 2011, “Alice in Musicland” was a 10+ minute masterpiece of staggeringly tuneful and complex Vocaloid song craft created by a Japanese girl known as Oster Project.   Now, this mini-musical (which paid homage to the cla...

If you had to choose a Top Hunk from Final Fantasy's extensive roster of hot dudes, could you do it? Square Enix asked this tall order of over 800 Japanese Final Fantasy fans, and the leading results are probably just about in line with what you m...

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NEWS‘ latest single, “WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya” (released December 12th), has sold 131,000 copies in its first week and has topped Oricon’s single chart for the week of December 24th. With this, NEWS has topped the single chart 15 consecutive...

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Square Enix sure make a lot of social and browser games these days. There’s Traveling Fairy for Mobage, Emperors SaGa for GREE, and Final Fantasy: Airborn Brigade to name just a few. Recently, Square also announced Star Galaxy.

Konami to release game's demo outside of Japan in January Konami began streaming a 32-second "cutting" video for the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance action game on Friday. Konami released a free demo for the game on the PLAYSTATION Network in Japan...

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The ESRB have published their rating for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. The game has received a T (Teen) rating with content descriptors like Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes.

Voice actress Maria Yamamoto announced on Monday that the got married this month. Yamamoto noted that her husband is an office worker in a non-voice-acting field. Yamamoto added that she plans to continue her voice acting career at her own pace, a...

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's popular action novel series Library War (Toshokan Sensō) began streaming the film's first trailer on Saturday. The film stars V6 idol group member Junichi Okada (Tales from...

Manga creator Choboraunyopomi will debut Maite wa Ikenai Rozen Maiden, a new spinoff manga based on Peach-Pit's Rozen Maiden manga, in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine on December 27. Like the original manga, the spinoff manga will center around R...

Namco Bandai Group announced on Monday that it will open the world's first theme park devoted to Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump next summer. The theme park will span 6,168 square meters (1.

US$585 tailored formal wear with US$163 dress shirt, US$56 tie, US$226 film jacket Premium Bandai, Bandai's official shopping website in Japan, began taking pre-orders for the tailored suit worn by the Straw Hat Pirates' chef Sanji in Eiichiro Oda...

Manga creator Rei Hiroe announced on Monday that he will "finally" resume his Black Lagoon manga in Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine in January or February. The manga has been on hiatus since the middle of 2010.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just. Look. At. It. If you love Japanese robots, this deluxe super alloy Mazinger Z is definitely worth your attention. And maybe even your cashola. Priced at ¥36,750 ($440), this 30cm tall Mazinger Z leads the way in Bandai's newest Soul of Chogo...

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Famitsu has a feature on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII this week to go along Square Enix’s showcase at Jump Festa. Details may have leaked out early since someone on 2ch claims to have seen the magazine early and posted a LittleBigPlanet r...

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Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released a new developer diary video for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. This one gives an overview of the game’s base camp and other features such as the upgrade system that you use for survival on the game’...

Magi makes top 10 chart for 2nd time Eiga Kaibutsu-kun, the 3D live-action film adaptation of Fujiko Fujio A's Kaibutsu-kun supernatural action manga starring Arashi band member Satoshi Ohno, aired on NTV on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 p.

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