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RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Back in the summer, we spent a day chasing Pikachus around Yokohama as part of the amazing, multi-day Pokémon event held in the bayside city. The smile it put on our faces still hasn't completely faded, but that year's supply of cuteness came with...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

It's been announced that NMB48 Team M and SKE48 TeamKII member Nana Yamada will be graduating from the group on her 23rd birthday, April 3, 2015. On October 14, NMB48 kicked off their 4th anniversary concerts at Osaka International Convention Center.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff. The Sumo Training School is located at the Ryogoku Kokugik...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Written Japanese uses three kinds of script. At the top of the difficulty curve, you've got kanji, the complex characters originally imported from China that can require over a dozen brush strokes to write, with each kanji representing a word or c...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Big Blue and the Future Gadget Lab have teamed up for a series of Steins;Gate - The Sagacious Wisdom of Cognitive Computing anime shorts on IBM's 「Mugendai」 site. Inspired by the hypothetical science adventure's incorporation of an IBM 5100 PC int...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Working! ! ' Manga Gets Final Date Posted by Chris Beveridge October 15, 2014 at 03:31 PM The end of the Working! ! manga from Karino Takatsu is just about here as the latest issue of Young Gangan has announced that the final chapter will debut i...

Siliconera Spencer

A system update just added themes to Nintendo 3DS and Bandai Namco already has a set of themes planned for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. First print copies of the 3DS strategy RPG includes a download code which can be redeemed for seven themes.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Atlus USA released some finalized mock-ups for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition versions of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Get a quick peek at how they both look below, followed by some new character trailers for Ken Amada and...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The New Nintendo 3DS went on sale in Japan last Saturday. You could either get the regular sized one or the larger New Nintendo 3DS XL. Which did most gamers in Japan purchase? The XL, it seems. Famitsu reports that during it's first week on sale ...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

- "Live on. Explore further. Always anticipate the best for your precious life" - Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at: The 1/50th Scale: Full Action Model Chamber!

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official Durarara! ! x2 anime website posted the trailer for the first quarter of the series called "Durarara! ! x2 Shou". The trailer features some new characters and returning ones. From left to right: Mizuki Akabayashi, Vorona, and Chikage ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Koufuku Graffiti' Anime Adaptation Gets New Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge October 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM Koufuku Graffiti Manga Time Kirarara magazine announced the next volume to be scheduled for the Koufuku Graffiti manga and alongside tha...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

It was announced at this week's MIPCOM event in Cannes, France, that a new Lupin III TV anime series is currently in production and is slated to air next Spring. This will be the first full Lupin III anime series in over 30 years.

JAPANESE STREETS Kjeld Duits

About the PhotographerInspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990's, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

If you've been to any recreational running events in your lifetime, you know that they're a great place to show off your personal style, whether it's tutus, turkey hats, crazy tights, or Santa outfits.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, slated for February 2015.

SeventhStyle Seven

Sample scenes of Rance01's upcoming animated debut provide an appropriately inappropriate look at admirably illustrated females in less than appropriate situations, uncensored and offering a raw preview.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A new commercial looks ahead to the Black Butler Book of Murder OVA, adapting the manga's Phantomhive Manor Murder Case Arc in two episodes, running in limited theatrical engagements starting October 25 and November 15, 2014 before home video rele...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tweet Pin It Cheeky Parade's whirlwind tour of New York City hit a high note as the girls opened up the 3rd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival and made history as the events first Japanese act. The pop idol group looked to stake their claim as bast...

SeventhStyle Seven

The second season of Gatchaman Crowds is set to premiere in 2015 as revealed on the hiring page of Tatsunoko studio who is apparently in need of some help for the upcoming sequel of the TV series. Considering the unimpressive turnout of the anime,...

Siliconera Sato

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment only allowed you to play as Kirito, or a modified version of him, but it doesn't look like this will be the case in the upcoming action RPG, Sword Art Online: Lost Song.

「ウィザードの矜持」 (Uizaado no Kyouji) "A Wizard's Pride" Team White Chaika face off against Claudia as Red Chaika reenters the game. As for Vivi-Chaika, she's not giving up. Strong Emotions Win the Battle I prefer a magic system that is detailed and expl...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Itching to complete your Legendary Ranger Key collection? Then get ready for the final wave of upcoming Legendary Ranger Key set to be released this. . .

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on October 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm | In CULTURE | No Comments Yes, Japan's most famous unofficial mascot, that lovable jumping yellow pear Funassyi now has a kid brother. If you believed Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture already had en...

Welcome to Idol Hands! You might already know me from my Twitter account @maiyanee, but in this column I'll be analyzing and answering your questions about the goings-on of the 48 and 46 idol world. What are the chances of your oshi getting a push...

Need something to take your mind off the long wait for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth? ATLUS USA have today confirmed that Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for the PlayStation 3 platform has officially been launched in North America.

Subdued Fangirling Confused Muse

Do not adjust your television screens, it is not the 90's, and you are not watching Fushigi Yuugi. I can't have been the only one who thought of that comparison watching the OP. Akatsuki no Yona seems to want to double as a reverse harem alongside...

Always wanted to become an popular pop star that sing anisong, but had no chance too? Well, wait no more. This is a chance for you to shine with Anime Fesitval Asia hosting Anisong-singer World Audition, on the days of the event at Singapore.

METANORN Highway

Oct15 The Queen Will Now Address the Losers Episode 2, the one where you find out if the first was a fluke! I don't think anyone thought that episode 1 of Amagi Brilliant Park was a fluke, tho.   Fun Vampires This is the last time you will underst...

Akatsuki no Yona - 02 Akatsuki no Yona is really delivering the goods. I keep promising myself I'll stop reading anime forums, because as I find my perspective growing more and more remote from the mainstream of anime fandom it's an increasingly f...

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