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RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Notices like the one above, which was posted on Twitter, have been popping up at major stations around Tokyo such as Shinjuku. It notifies commuters that coin lockers will be unusable from 19 to 25 April as a terrorism counter-measure.

Siliconera Spencer

Before the Nintendo DS remake, Final Fantasy III was the least accessible game in the series since it was only available for Famicom in Japan. Now Luneth, the silvered haired Final Fantasy III protagonist is everywhere.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Manga Adds 'Insufficient Direction By Moyoco Anno Posted by Chris Beveridge April 18, 2014 at 09:02 AM Insufficient Direction Crunchyroll continues to beef up its digital manga offerings and one of the latest ones to debut hit late las...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially announced today on April 18 that 48-year-old Yoshiki, the leader/drummer/pianist of X Japan, writes the theme song for the upcoming full CG film Saint Seiya: LEGEND of SANCTUARY. The world-wide popularity of both Yoshiki and the S...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official Twitter account for the upcoming anime film Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone today announced that a 30-second teaser trailer is now available on YouTube, and posted the first key visual drawn by director/character designer ...

Moix dix Mois is slated to perform at this year's Kubana Festival - Russia's largest rock festival, happening August 14 to 19 at the Black Sea Coast.

JEFusion Magnum

Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms, Gaim #1 Arms, and Kamen Rider Baron Lemon Energy Arms were featured in the latest edition of Details of Heroes. Two. . .

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Eyecandy+ Reading: April 17, 2014 Ray's Picks SKE48 Kanon Kimoto "Mirai" on Bubka Magazine – HEBIROTE AKB48 A very solid pictorial Negishi Ai (Weekly Young Jump No. 39 2013) – the number 244 Wow.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Regular readers will know that we at RocketNews24 are no strangers to fast food. When you're based in one of the biggest, most convenient cities in the world and spend the majority of your day online with instant access to more information than yo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming theatrical screening of the Robot Girls Z TV anime today posted a 90-second trailer introducing the highlight scenes from the series on its movie section. The film version contains the nine 10-minute episodes bro...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

School girl massage parlor in Yokohama put customers in wrestling holds Yokohama Reflexology Academy Rainbow ColorYOKOHAMA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Thursday announced the bust of a massage parlor in Yokohama in which the masseuses gra...

With plans already underway for a newly revamped National Olympic Stadium, the old stadium—the main site for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games—is scheduled to be demolished in 2015. To say farewell to the old stadium, a two-night "JAPAN NIGHT" concert...

Japanator Amber Hunt

The title says it all. Pop star Lady Gaga is allowing Hatsune Miku to tour with her and open the concert from May 6th - June 3rd. She first surprised K-Pop fans with her announcement about Crayon Pop, and now she is surprising vocaloid fans with t...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

The most famous eccentric superstar in the world, Lady Gaga, announced on her Twitter account that her favorite digital popstar, Hatsune  Miku will perform on her ARTPOP Ball tour from May 3 to June 6 this year.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Remember the 1990s? Furyu Corporation will start offering new prizes featuring Mokona, a rabbit-like mascot creature from CLAMP's popular fantasy manga series in the mid-1990s, Magic Knight Rayearth, to Sega's amusement facilities across Japan in ...

Kazunari Ninomiya is an indoor type of person -- with his cellphone rarely getting any calls and almost never dines out with other people. In contrast to that image, he's had more reports involving him with women than anyone else in Arashi.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix revealed their mystery "light novel-style RPG" as Schoolgirl Strikers, a free-to-play mobile game with the slogan "Classmates will become comrades in arms. " The game's first trailer gives us a better idea of what kind of game it is.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Latest 'Attack On Titan' Japanese Manga Release Surpasses One Million Mark Posted by Chris Beveridge April 17, 2014 at 03:03 PM Attack On Titan Volume 13 It's a good time to be an Attack on Titan fan as the manga property is doing some big numbers...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Ping Pong' Anime Begins Hulu Distribution Posted by Chris Beveridge April 17, 2014 at 05:25 PM Ping Pong FUNimation continues to slide shows over to Hulu once they get past their EVS program on their own site and the latest one to make the leap i...

U-KISS has delayed its upcoming album release, pushing back its expected release to May.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kiniro Mosaic' Anime Confirms Sequel Season Posted by Chris Beveridge April 17, 2014 at 05:05 PM Kiniro Mosaic While we had heard previously that more Kiniro Mosaic, aka KINMOZA was on the way with a new project given the green light, there was s...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Siren' PlayStation Horror Game Getting Manga Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge April 17, 2014 at 03:34 PM While not uncommon, we generally don't hear much about most games that get adapted into manga form that come from consoles.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Acquires 'The Comic Artist and His Assistants' Anime License Posted by Chris Beveridge April 17, 2014 at 02:30 PM The Comic Artist and His Assistants Sentai Filmworks has picked up an interesting new show with the acquisition of T...

According to a scoop by Tokyo-Sports, an undisclosed plan to former KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi(赤西仁) (29) who left Johnny's earlier this year has been exposed. The plan is to form a new unit with his former member mate Koki Tanaka(田中聖) who was fir...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for the first collection of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East anime, which is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on May 20. Christopher Ayres is directing the English dub, and you can see who will be pla...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With Dragon Ball Z Kai's recent return to retell the Majin Buu arc, Toei has announced that these "Final Chapters" will be running in Europe, with networks lined up in the UK, Portugal, Poland and France.

Pro-gamers showcase more characters in videos CAPCOM began streaming an opening trailer and a fourth special trailer on Wednesday for Ultra Street Fighter IV. The trailers introduce playable characters and gameplay.

Siliconera Ishaan

The PC version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is coming to the West, Tecmo Koei have announced. The game will be available on PC this May in both the U. S. and Europe. As reported in the past, the PC version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Le...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Tsukamoto Mariko won the Otona AKB48 audition It was announced on April 17 that Tsukamoto Mariko won the Otona AKB48 audition. Otona AKB48 (大人AKB48) is a project made in collaboration between the idol group and Glico.

THE BACK HORN will be releasing their 10th album "Akatsuki no Fanfare" in Taiwan. The band also announced a one-man live for Taiwan in July.

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