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October 10, 2014, 7:30 AM
October 10, 2014, 7:30 AM
RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Twitter was set ablaze last night after dozens of people shared photos of "a beautiful foreigner walking a polar bear" between throngs of pedestrians at the world-famous Shibuya Scramble crossing in Tokyo.

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The fifth issue of this year's Jump Next announced that Kuroko's Basketball creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki will launch a sequel to his popular manga series! The teaser for the sequel series reads, "On September 1, 2014, the curtains closed on their jo...

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As we've previously discussed, Japan is chock full of cool little cafes.  Obviously, not every single cafe in the country is going to be spectacular, but we have to say that we have found no end of fun places to sit down and order a coffee.

TOHO began streaming two trailers for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) manga on Wednesday. Both trailers feature the film's main theme song, "Kirari" (Sparkly) by Ikimono-gakari (Naruto Ship...

The official website for the live-action film of Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga began streaming the second trailer on Thursday. The video features the film's main theme song, "Mermaid Rhapsody" by SEKAI NO OWARI.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Acquires 'Tokyo Ghoul' Manga Posted by Chris Beveridge October 9, 2014 at 03:37 PM Tokyo Ghoul Viz Media has made a pretty highly requested pickup today at the New York Comic Con as the company announced that they've picked up the rights...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on October 9, 2014 at 10:25 am | In CULTURE | No Comments Food maker Morinaga is opening a pop-up cafe that has a special "kabe-don doll" artificial waiter to seduce female patrons.

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While voice actor Masashi Hirose is hospitalized, voice actor Katsuhisa Houki will play Mr. Ral in Gundam Build Fighters Try starting in the show's 5th episode. Houki is best known to play the role of Gecko Moria and Jimbei in One Piece, Mahmai Mo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the 30-second CM four days ago, the official YouTube channel for popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki today posted a full version promotional video for her upcoming 30th single's title song "Kindan no Resistance" (Forbidden Res...

Siliconera Sato

After getting its first major update earlier this summer, Freedom Wars is preparing to get its second major update, which introduces a new PvP mode to the game. Famitsu shares a little more on what to expect in the update.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Neat? Not neat? Whichever! Samus is going to appear in special Monster Hunter 4G side quest downloadable content, complete with giant weapons. Yes, this is the Samus from Metroid: Other M, and she will be playable in both her Varia Suit and her Ze...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

As we get closer to the debut of the first Sailor Moon collections that go back to the original anime series, Viz Media has announced the second set, which covers episodes 24-46. Due out on February 10th, 2015, the 510 minute set will be released ...

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After announcing that Gundam Build Fighters Try will be streamed for free in in several countries like the Philippines, official website to the Gundam franchise, Gundam. info has finally streamed the new anime for free for selected territories lik...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Natsume's first internally-developed Harvest Moon game is coming to Nintendo 3DS in the west, and now it has a release date. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley hits North America on November 4.   Spread the news!

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream P. A. Works' Shirobako television anime. The first episode will premiere on Thursday, October 9 at 11:30 a. m. EDT for premium members and one week later for free me...

Pushing the characters from Persona 4 to the side once again, ATLUS USA have today released brand new Perosna Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth character trailers for newcomer Rei and "everyone's favourite shadow suppression unit" Aigis.

"Page. 13" episode to continue story after TV anime's 12th & last episode The November issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Saturday that Io Sakisaka's 12th Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) manga volume will bundle an ori...

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This year's November issue of Bessatsu Friend magazine announced that the Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Wallflower) manga has three more chapters left before ending. That being said, if the series continues without taking any breaks, it's exp...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The promotion for the second half of original mecha anime Aldnoah. Zero has gone international with Aniplex of America's post of an English subtitled season 2 teaser. Created by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) and Directed by Ei Aoki (Fate...

Claiming that they are releasing it "in anticipation of New York Comic Con 2014″, not that fans would seeking a justification for another sneak peek in the first place, Square Enix have shared a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

The fall season of anime at Crunchyroll takes on a touch of spring as Your lie in April (jp title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso), based on the award winning manga by Naoshi Arakawa, is set to begin streaming tomorrow.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the announcement yesterday, the official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride shoujo manga today posted a 100-second full trailer and 30-second second teaser featuring the theme song "Kirari"...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for The Idolm@ster anime series announced yesterday on October 7 that, as of Monday, the total gross of The Idolm@ster Movie: Kagayaki no Mukogawa e! (To the Glittering Side), including its VideoM@ster edition released on Sept...

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Bandai Namco Games has posted a new trailer for the Digimon All-Star Rumble game for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The trailer highlights Veemon (02), Gomamon (Adventure), and Gatomon's (Adventure) different abilities.

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81 Produce talent agency president Michiyoshi Minamisawa announced that voice actor Iemasa Kayumi (age 80) passed away last September 30 while undergoing medical treatment. Kayumi is best known for most fans as the voice of Paragus in Dragon Ball ...

Time for the season's first sigh of relief. . . OP: "Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Kiseijuu is awesome, and all's right with the world.   It's always a bit euphoric when you see your first truly great premiere of the season, but ...

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Written by: Japan Trends on October 9, 2014 at 9:36 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments Winter is coming, as a certain HBO series constantly reminds us. But in Japan as we can stuck into the chill of the winter, there is a bright spark part o...

Siliconera Sato

Earlier tonight, we got a glimpse at a surprise collaboration from Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura, who shared his own take of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku for the Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition which kicks off tomorrow.


Did you forget to download both Adachi and Marie character DLC for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax? Unfortunately ATLUS USA have today ended their first-week FreeLC campaign for the game and are now charging players $4.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soul Eater Not! ' Manga Gets End Date Posted by Chris Beveridge October 8, 2014 at 07:22 PM Soul Eater Not Volume 2 Add another series that's gotten a quick announcement of impending ending as Shonen Gangan has announced that the November 10th is...

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