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March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM
March 26, 2014, 9:00 AM

While some fans may be left waiting for Sega to allocate the funds for a full localization of Yakuza 5, Sega have decided to continue building off the success of their English releases of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F by confirming plans to interna...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

At the successful AnimeJapan 2014 event which drew about 111,000 attendees in two days on March 22-23, the exhibitors tried their best to hand out many kind of free promotional materials such as flyers, pamphlets, booklets, posters, stickers, clea...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Gargantia On The Verdurous Planet OVA The official site for Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet has updated with new information that was revealed at the AnimeJapan 2014 trade show this weekend in that the property will be getting a new two part OVA...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Copies of Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen manga were temporarily removed from 13 elementary and middle schools in Osaka's Izumisano City. Nakazawa's manga that tells the story of survival after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Amphibian invader comedy Sgt Frog returned to anime for the first time in nearly three years this week with a new Sunrise Flash anime directed by Haruki Kasugamori.   Cast on the older anime returns, but these are joined by Aoi Yuki (Madoka Magica...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Nahoko Uehashi, author of anime-adapted novel series Moribito and Erin, has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, the children's literature equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The author was informed by the Japanese Board on Books for Youn...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Announces Large July 2014 Anime DVD/BDRelease Slate Posted by Chris Beveridge March 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Episode 2 The summer season does often see a lot of releases coming out as the distributors get what th...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I'm really bad at Othello… however I'm not bad at Tetris! Puyopuyo is pretty much impossible for me… and when playing Super Smash Bros I'll tend to get knocked off the screen within the first five seconds.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

ufotable, the studio who adapted prequel Fate/zero, will be revisiting the families and Grail War a generation later in the Fate/stay night anime. Following AnimeJapan 2014, a new site update has presented the latest visual.

japanCRUSH Beth

Japan is fond of the cute mascot characters that are known as "moe" characters, with even temples using moe characters to attract more visitors. Now, electronics company SHARP has come up with an idea for a new version of their robot vacuum that u...

Siliconera Sato

If you happen to be a PlayStation Plus member and never tried a Monster Hunter game now's the time. Sony Computer Entertainment will be hooking up PlayStation Plus members with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for free, starting March 25th for PlaySta...

Siliconera Ishaan

Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS will feature black outlines around the game's characters, in order to make them easier to see on the device's smaller screen, when things get too hectic. Depending on your preference, these outlines can be left on...

Siliconera Spencer

Experience, the makers of Demon Gaze, was working with Cyberfront on a sequel to Labyrinth Cross Blood: Infinity. While Cyberfront dissolved their gaming division, Experience's dungeon RPG was not canceled.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Believe it or not, Basco is watching the American version of their show, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger! Check out his Tweet!

Square Enix recently launched Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, which for the first time in a decade brings together two of their classic PlayStation 2 RPG's which personally served as my welcoming to the RPG market as a whole.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

With certain varieties of sakura trees already covered in pink blossoms, Japan has got cherry trees on the brain. Everyone is looking forward to go out and see the flowers that'll only be here for a short time, but why settle for one Japanese trad...

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

To stop Japanese teens from smoking, Okayama Prefecture released an anti-smoking anime. It's over seven minutes long and features crap animation. Titled "Tabako wa Dasai" (たばこはダサい) or "Cigarettes Are Lame," the anime was created with the cooperati...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

S Over the past few weeks I have looked at both the series and movie of popular classic anime Cowboy Bebop. And as the PlayStation 2 game Cowboy Bebop: The Serenade of Reminiscence never left Japan, I just knew I had to play it as well.

In commemoration of the Blu-ray box release of the TV series Galaxy Express 999, Seibu Railway has announced a "Galaxy Express 999 wrapped train. " The train is in service now for roughly half a month until April 4.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Publisher Seven Seas announced its latest manga license with the addition of No Game, No Life, the manga written by Yuu Kamiya and illustrated by Mashiro Hiiragi. The first volume is set to arrive in October.

King Records began streaming a fifth TV spot on Monday for the anime of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga. The video introduces the character Lalah Hiyama and uses the anime's opening theme "Sidonia" by musical duo angela.

JEFusion Magnum

The first ever verified authentic reverse-edge sword has been placed on display in the Museum of Local History in Shiroi, Chiba this month. This. . .

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Sega recently released more of its Sega 3D Classics games—which we got the first wave of in the west—on Nintendo 3DS in Japan. 3D After Burner II arrived in December, Fantasy Zone hit the eShop on March 19, and it looks like 3D OutRun ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue, originally released on PSP, is coming to PS Vita in Japan as The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue Evolution. This week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine dates the port, which is set to launch on June 12.

Japanator Brad Rice

Yen Press and Square Enix just announced a partnership to put eBook versions of 175 manga titles online, giving the English-language versions of Square Enix's manga worldwide reach. Starting April 8, you'll be able to access some of Yen Press's mo...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

There will be a total of 40 songs in Sega's upcoming Vocaloid rhythm game Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd. The Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed the final 2 songs that will be featured in the game: Hatsune Miku no Gekishou by cosMo@Bousou-...

Hakaider rides a Bike in Kikaider REBOOT & Tokugawa Yoshimune joins Battride War II Here's a Scan of Hakaider from Kikaider REBOOT. It features him riding a bike by Kawasaki. Maybe they are shifting from Honda to Suzuki, right now.

Impression: In episode 24 of Nagi no Asukara, Chisaki is finally forced to confront her feelings concerning Tsumugu… But, before we talk about that…poor Akira – Nagi no Asukara's true victim. It's always nice to have a little comic relief amidst m...

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

Tweet Pin It Rebecca Flint (a. k. a. Beckii Cruel) is a British Pop and Dance singer. Her popularity rose in Japan rose after her YouTube videos of her dancing to J-Pop were spread around the Internet.

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