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Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki is moving on up within developer From Software. According to a recently issued release, the mind behind Souls has officially been appointed From Software's new president.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda recently went on a bit of a rant regarding the nature of television in Japan these days via his Twitter account. What started off as an evaluation of the way the morning news is run eventually turned into a criti...

White Fox (Steins;Gate) released a promo for the upcoming anime adaptation of Akame ga Kill!  The promo reveals the voice actors and the character designs: Akame ga Kill! is an ongoing manga created by Takahiro, and follows a group of assassins kn...

SeventhStyle Seven

Japan is thought to be a technology haven, capitol of innovation – and that might be true, with the exception of Microsoft Japan who seems to be doing everything wrong with their vile 3-D Kagepro collaboration.

The Tokyo Reporter Amy Takahashi

Magazines finally succumb to death of Shibuya gyaru fashion Weekly Playboy June 2The past year has not been kind to the glossy magazines that target the fashion-conscious young people who frequent the Shibuya entertainment area of Tokyo.

Japanator Jeff Chuang

Anime Central and Crunchyroll teamed up over the weekend and brought to the USA the anime-idol group Wake Up, Girls! I am more than excited to be able to cover them over the weekend and attend some of their events.

Let's take another look at the amazing Robot Damashi Gundam/Kamen Rider mashups from Twitter! Since the last update, Bettsu is hard at work with his builds utilizing the Gundam AGE 1 Spallow as the inner frame for a lot of his work.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japan loves cheering on its sports teams in international competitions, and with the World Cup just a few weeks away, soccer is set to dominate TV programming, advertising, and the national consciousness in general.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Here's a thought: If the West is too lenient regarding controlled substances, then perhaps, Japan is too strict? As reported by Asahi News, Japanese popstar Aska of the wildly popular group Chage & Aska was recently arrested for allegedly possessi...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for "Pullip/Sailor Moon Premium Bandai Limited Edition," a 310mm-tall collaboration fashion doll between Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and Korean company Cheonsang Cheonha.

Siliconera Ishaan

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia has a number of Tales characters making appearances within the game, and the latest issue of Jump reveals that Ludger and his brother, Julius, are going to be part of the roster.

Shogakukan began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday for the original video animation (OVA) episode that will be bundled with Hiroshi Fukuda's 15th Jōjū Senjin! ! Mushibugyō action manga volume on July 18.

Siliconera Ishaan

Bandai Namco's new Dragon Ball game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has its first screenshots. Namco opened a teaser site for the game today, and showed off three screenshots.   Details on the game are scant for the moment, but we'll...

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The latest issue of Famitsu in Japan has unveiled that both Ken Amada and Koromaru will be featuring in the upcoming console release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold).

RocketNews24 KK Miller

What if we told you to follow the white rabbit? Would you have the knee-jerk reaction of "hell no! " or would you pull a Neo and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes? If you find yourself in Nagoya or Osaka, following the white rabbit might actu...

Siliconera Ishaan

Jump reveals that Iruko Umino and Konohamaru Sarutobi are on the character roster of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. (Thanks, @kazu4281)   In addition, Jump reports that the game has some sort of a customization feature that all...

SeventhStyle Seven

Vastly over-hyped anime series Akame ga Kill! debuting July by White Fox releases its second PV, which shows a lot of things, almost none of which includes actual animation – just still imagery and static effects.

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May. 21. 2014 Sponsored links An abridged version of the new 'Hold Your Hand' video clip has been released on Perfume's official YouTube channel. Perfume is presenting a lyric video for the first time.

Siliconera Sato

D3 Publisher and Assault Gunners developers Shade are working on a high school girl action game, Bullet Girls, that looks like the lovechild of Senran Kagura and Call of Duty. Famitsu shows us how the girls will be fighting in the girls-only shooter.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Sailor Moon Crystal, the remake of anime's most successful magical girl series ever, is set to premiere on July 5. Most people would say this is pretty soon, but for truly dedicated fans of the franchise it's not nearly soon enough.

I just had to let that one sink in for a bit. Normally the longer the buildup, the more likely the payoff is to be a letdown.   It's an inevitable part of fiction of every stripe, anime not least.   But when you're talking about Hunter X Hunter th...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Atlus brought Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne to PlayStation Network a couple weeks ago, and now it's time to follow that up with another SMT PlayStation 2 Classic. Today's treat is Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga, which is now available on PS...

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1/10 Kuriyama Mirai PVC [Beach Queens Ver. ] Wave Corp has announced preorder for another round of Beach Queen figures for Kuriyama Mirai, the beautiful megane bishoujo from the anime series Kyoukai no Kanata.

SPYAIR Tour 2014 has been cancelled in light of vocalist IKE being diagnosed with acute chorditis and vocal chord polyp.

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

Due to time constraints and the preparation for the upcoming Japan trip I was only able to attend one day of Otafest 2014. But I did what I could. Here's what went down during my time there. I arrived at the University of Calgary in the early hour...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Majin Bone Episode 8Aliens? ! What They Say: Now, in the modern age, the creator of the universe, Majin, has revived suddenly. At the same time, visitors from the darkness have descended to Earth. As danger nears the Earth, three men pursue a youn...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

It's been a while since we heard anything of note regarding Forbidden Magna, the upcoming simulation RPG from some of the folks behind the Rune Factory series. It was first announced back in February, and this week's issue of Famitsu reports that ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Level-5's Yōkai Watch is a hit in Japan, and Nintendo has something special in store for those who wish to get their handheld into the spirit. A limited edition Yōkai Watch portable is coming to Japan on July 10 with the arrival of the 3DS LL Yōka...

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