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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just think, you can buy a new car or 6. 5 foot Optimus Prime? Oh, and it doesn't transform, it just stands there. And points—at you, probably, laughing silently. As part of Transformers' 30th anniversary, Takara Tomy is offering this made-in-Japan...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

"My Girlfriend is an Alpaca," officially named PacaPlus, follows the "unforgettable summer" of Saeki Kazuma, who visits Alpaca Kingdom with his friends, only to return home on the bus, look over and discover that his girlfriend, Izumi Yukari, has ...

If you don't trust your friends with your valuables, this story might bolster your paranoia: two 20-year-old salary men were arrested yesterday in Kōbe for stealing 15-year-old kid's Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. They alleged thieves visited their friend on Fe...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

K Missing Kings – Trailer 2 A brand new trailer has released for K Missing Kings, the sequel film to the 2012 anime K.  It will follow Kuroh Yatogami and Neko as they try to find Shiro, whilst an incident lures all the remaining Kings together.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Wakayama man accused of stealing 600 girls gym uniforms The suspect told police he did it "to wear them. "GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old staff member at a technical junior college for the theft of hundreds ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, a PS Vita remake of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia, was recently rated by the ESRB for PC, and Siliconera got in touch with Idea Factory to find out what was going on.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the 2nd teaser trailer of Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone film. The film's tagline is "So long, Jigen. "In the film, Lupin and Jigen infiltrate East Doroa to capture the secret treasure Little Comet.

With the release date drawing closer for both Japanese and international releases of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, ATLUS (Japan) have released a new character-oriented trailer for game-exclusive newcomer Sho Minazuki, who similar to Labrys in the origi...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer segments are always a treat, from the incessant thumbs-upping of Resident Evil 6 to the most recent, which has the talk show host getting his hands on the E3 build of Super Smash Bros.

Otakusiesta Jorge Teran

Catch the E3 trailer for Dynasty Warriors Gundam: Reborn released by Namco Bandai Games at E3. Dynasty Warriors Gundam: Reborn will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 in July 2014!

After several months of Jo Eriko's come back, she will make her re-debut as an actress on late June 2014. She  will take a young lead role in Ao no Umi – Long Summer, which will be broadcasted on Fuji Tv.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

News out of Annecy Festival’s International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is that Monaco-based Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation are teaming up on a new Astro Boy.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy
J-Pop Idols Tetho

AKB48's Chinako Rina debuted with JKT48 AKB48's Chikano Rina made her debut with JKT48 Team KIII in Indonesia. Chikano Rina participated in Gingham Check Launching Concert on June 11 at Balai Kartini in Jakarta.

Joint Japanese/French/Monacan production & Little Astro Boy edutainment shorts launching Entertainment trade news source Variety reported on Wednesday that Japan's Tezuka Productions, France's Caribara Animation, and Monaco's Shibuya Productions a...

Siliconera Sato

Yuji Horii, best known as the creator of the Dragon Quest series, previously teased a bit on the next installment of the series. In a recent radio show called Mangaku N Channel SP, he finally revealed that Dragon Quest XI is in development.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

[Click thumbnail for hi-res image]The official posters of the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaim and Ressha Sentai ToQGer summer movies has surfaced online. Both films will premiere on July 19th. Kamen Rider Gaim the Movie: The Great Soccer Battle!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last summer, Liden Films (Aiura) produced an anime promo for Yamada and the 7 Witches, a shounen gender bender about a loser who swaps bodies with the beautiful class superstar. As this video approached 1 million views, they started promising that...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Bandai Namco Games has posted the promo for Kamen Rider Battride War II, which highlights the two free DLC characters for the game. These characters are Kamen Riders Gaim Kiwami Arms and Zangetsu Shin.

After much promotion, Nintendo have announced that Monolith Soft's next big JRPG for the Wii U platform will be Xenoblade Chronicles X.  A terrible intergalactic war leaves just a handful of Earth survivors trying to live in a beautiful yet hostil...

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Kawai Makoto's cute girl cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti, also known as the cute girl cooking manga Happy Cooking Graffiti will be getting a TV anime adaption. 川井マコトさん「幸腹グラフィティ」TVアニメ化決定!! pic. twitter. com/rpyJMS2WJt — 花 (@FlowerThief) June 1...

Siliconera Robert Ward

At E3, we got to try out Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, which is coming to North America and Europe this Fall on the Nintendo 3DS. The compilation contains the first three Ace Attorney games with remastered sprites and art.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A couple new videos recently arrived for Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea. With the RPG on the not-so-distant horizon in Japan, Gust shared the opening movie and a brief look at some of the field gameplay.

Game with shooter elements follows steam-based fighting force created by Lincoln Nintendo revealed a brand-new 3DS title at its developer event at E3 on Wednesday. Hitoshi Yamagami (Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles) and Intelligent Systems (Fire ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Bayonetta will get to pilot some sort of a mech in Bayonetta 2, Nintendo and PlatinumGames revealed today on Nintendo's Treehouse live-stream.   According to director Yusuke Hashimoto, the mech doesn't control all that differently from Bayonetta h...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

After a bit of Asuka taking on enemies by herself, the latest Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson footage from Famitsu shows how much better it can be fighting as a pair. Of course, you might be more interested in all the scantily clad transformatons, d...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Japanator's about more than anime, don't you know! It's also about watching dignified hunks like Ken Watanabe do a samurai take on Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven, and that's exactly what this is.

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Video: Sword Art Online II – Fourth TV Commercial A new video has surfaced for Sword Art Online II. This new video is the fourth TV commercial for the upcoming Sword Art Online II series. Shino Asada (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro Suruga Kanbaru from...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new promotional video the upcoming original anime Zankyou no Terror. The series will be directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) with music composed from Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Shimizu's popular action-fantasy light novel series Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance) has announced its premiere schedule in July.

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