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Shigesato Itoi, creator of the Earthbound (known as Mother in Japan) series of games and editor-in-chief of the popular Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun website, says that some sort of Earthbound return is underway.

The new run of alt-history comedy anime Gintama is returning to new content from its recent classic reruns with the January 10th commencement of the Courtesan of a Nation (Ikkoku Keisei) arc. As with some previous serious story lines, it starts wi...

If we truly are nearing the End of Days, at least you'll be able to spend your final moments playing a classic RPG. Square Enix rereleased the DS version of Final Fantasy IV on iOS today, and you can grab it now for $15.

Ask John: Why Do Anime Students Always Sit in the Same Spots? Question: In anime with a predominantly school setting, in the majority of instances, the main protagonist often occupies a window seat in class – according to TV Tropes, “the second se...

Nico Tanigawa's gag comedy about female gamer who faces real high school life Advertising for the third volume of Nico Tanigawa's Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How You Think About It It's Your Fault I'm Not P...

Terminator, Aliens, and Incredible Hulk producer Gale Anne Hurd’s production company Valhalla Entertainment has signed a deal with Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works to produce a live-action American Gaiking movie, based on Toei’s 1...

Ganbare! Odenkun anime adapted from Lily Franky's popular children's book to air in January The official website for Kabushiki Kaisha MMDGP announced that a second season of the adaptation of Lily Franky's famous Odenkun picture book has been gree...

Anime series following nine girls who become idols to save their school to premiere on January 6 Lantis began streaming the web ad video for the Love Live! television anime on Thursday. The "school idol project" is set at a school between Tokyo's ...

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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai was a show which I chose not follow, simply due to the fact that the first impression was too vague for my liking, too vague to be covered episodically as far as I was concerned.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There's a first for everything. Until checking out Pyongyang Racer, I'd never played a North Korean developed game. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's also not very good. To be fair, it is a browser game developed for a British owned t...

Robot mecha in teaser for 2nd "Depth of Field ~Ai to Nikushimi Gekijō" extra The official website for Kyoto Animation's Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! anime began streaming a preview on Friday for the second unaired "Depth of Field ~Ai to Nikushimi ...

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Square Enix re-released the DS version of Final Fantasy IV on iOS. You can get it now for iPhone (3GS and up), iPod Touch (4th generation and up), and iPad for $15. 99. This version has the Augment system which lets characters pass their abilities...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In the West, Reddit says it's the front page of the internet. But in Japan, it's not. The internet in Japan is dominated by 2channel. It's where news—whether that's political or video game news—disseminates.

New details have been revealed about the anime adaptation of Wataru Watari's gang of losers light novel series Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru AKA Oregairu AKA My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected.

You know that crimson-stoned pendant of Dante's? You can see it on the title screen if you played the DmC Devil May Cry demo (or in the image to the right), and you can see it on your neck if you buy Ninja Theory's game from the Capcom Store.

Following the success of the 1st models released in March this year, Bandai Namco Games announced the 2nd One Piece x G-Shock collaboration models, "G-Shock One Piece Strawhat Crew Limited Edition". The base model for the 2nd version is changed fr...

THQ, the folks behind WWE licensed games, Red Faction, and Saints Row, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while they reorganize. Private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group has emerged as a stalking horse bidder with $60 million being...

posted on 2012-12-19 16:45 EST Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Cover Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 March comes in like a lion 8 223,556 223,556 2012/12 Hakusensha Chika Umino 1 1 2 Chihayafuru 19 208,74...

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On December 19th, Yokoyama Yui who is a member of both AKB48 and NMB48, made her NMB48 theater performance debut in Namba, Osaka, and there, it was officially announced that she would be joining Team N.

RPG sequel serves as last chapter in Lightning's story on Xbox 360/PS3 next year The GameTrailers service began streaming the first trailer for the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII role-playing game sequel on Wednesday: The game will represen...

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‘Kayou Kyoku! ’ announces artist line-up for their 4-hour long live broadcast special by ustar on December 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm TBS has announced the artist line-up for the upcoming episode of their music program ‘Kayou Kyoku!

Ahead of the game's February 7th release, Namco Bandai has posted the opening cinematics for Heroes’ Vs. , a Spike Chunsoft developed digital card game for the PSP featuring characters/mech from Gundam, Kamen Rider and Ultraman.

Bioshock Infinite makes its debut on March 26, 2013, but if you just can't wait that long, developer Irrational Games is sharing the game's first five minutes. Those who don't mind getting a taste of the opening can see how it all begins below.

Siliconera Spencer

Sega’s 3D remake of Space Harrier has a staggering number of options. You can tweak the difficulty (4 different levels), the amount of points you need to earn for an extra life, toggle time trial mode, and turn on an option to move the arcade cabi...

Golden Bomber / release Tweet On December 23rd, the February edition of fashion magazine "Zipper" will be released in Japan and it has been revealed that "Gita-" Kyan Yutaka will be shown in full nude in the issue.

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