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November 1, 2014, 7:30 AM

Cover art and a short teaser for AKB48's upcoming 38th single "Kibouteki Refrain" (release date: November 26) has been released.   "Kibouteki Refrain" is the 19th single since AKB48 began a streak of million selling singles, which began with their...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Sets 'Laughing Under the Clouds' Anime Guess The Voice Actor Event Posted by Chris Beveridge October 31, 2014 at 05:33 PM Laughing Under the Clouds Episode #3 FUNimation is kicking off their first new dub of a fall 2014 series this week...

It's been over seven months since Disney's Frozen was released here, but love for the hit animated film still seems to be going strong in Japan. Walk into a bookstore around here, and you're more than likely to find several different Frozen pictur...

RocketNews24 Audrey Akcasu

Art lovers and foodies rejoice! Japan now has cupcakes so beautiful that they should probably be considered works of art, but are in fact delicious hand-made goodies meant for eating. But could they be SO beautiful, so detailed, so mesmerizingly d...

Siliconera Ishaan

Sega have officially announced the PC release of Valkyria Chronicles. The game will launch on November 11th, 2014 via digital PC stores (including Steam) for $19. 99. It will include the DLC that was available for the original PS3 version.

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Saying that anime is full of perverted characters may be a bit of an understatement, as several series have really turned up the perversion of some characters, coupled with a whole lot of ecchi scenes.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Ketsuekigata-kun' Anime Getting Second Season Posted by Chris Beveridge October 31, 2014 at 02:01 PM Ketsuekigata-kun After a successful first season back in the spring of 2013, the Comic Earth Star series Ketsuekigata-kun, a series that deals wi...

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike game also delayed 1 day Square Enix announced on Friday that the Final Fantasy Agito+ PlayStation Vita game will be delayed until further notice. The game was originally set for release on January 15.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The recent issue of Shueisha's Comics News magazine has announced that an anime adaptation of Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's manga Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) will be receiving an anime adaptation.

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District. The Halloween event was put on with full cooperation from Bethesda Softworks' survival horro...

The December issue of Shueisha's Jump Square is announcing on Tuesday that the special edition of the 13th To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga volume will bundle a 25-minute OVA episode on April 3, 2015 in Japan.

Teaser footage, key visual unveiled at Tamashii Nation 2014 event Bandai unveiled a teaser video and a key visual for the Spring 2015 project Saint Seiya -Ōgon Tamashii- (Saint Seiya soul of gold) at the Thursday preview preview for its Tamashii N...

While none of them will have playable roles in upcoming dungeon crawler RPG Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, all four denizens of the Velvet Room (Margaret, Elizabeth, Theodore and Marie) will have supporting roles.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following Madoka with Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Inaho and Slaine from Aldnoah. Zero, anime character cake store Anime Sugar has started accepting pre-orders for the special limited Christmas cake featuring Ciel with Sebastian from Bla...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The December issue of Jump Square is set to lay out plans for a 2015 TV anime adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's supernatural action series Blood Blockade Battlefront. Rie Matsumoto, the young director of Kyousogiga, helms the Bones production.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Japan is getting another demo version of Phantasy Star Nova, with a second shot of the upcoming PS Vita game scheduled to arrive on November 13. This one is an "Opening Demo," and that's precisely what you get to play through.

Siliconera Ishaan

Valkyria Chronicles on PC will feature remappable controls and support for a keyboard and mouse, Sega confirmed over Twitter today.   The game will also support 720p, 1080p, and higher resolutions, depending on your maximum monitor resolution.

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The Japanese server for Valve's Counter Strike Online is teaming up with the popular shounen anime, Attack on Titan, for a very unexpected collaboration which will feature the anime's titans and 3D maneuver Gear in the online first person shooter.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The second teaser trailer has released for Naruto Shippuuden Movie 7 "The Last". This new teaser showcases the various new designs for many of the returning characters from the main anime series. The designs themselves are done by Naruto creator M...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

We all know that Japan does "small" well. Whether it's microtechnology, tiny houses or bonsai, the Japanese are known for their dexterity and being attentive to the tiniest detail. But a hobbyist and Niconico Douga user known simply as "A" takes a...

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Just two days away and the official website for the Sword Art Online series has released the preview video for the upcoming 17th episode of Sword Art Online II titled "Excalibur". Episode 17 is the third episode of Caliber and will air on Saturday...

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The 49th issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump announced that the third season of Kuroko's Basketball anime will premiere in January 2015 starting with the show's "51st Quarter". In addition, the magazine also features the four schools that surv...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on October 30, 2014 at 10:00 am | In CULTURE | No Comments Photographer Marco's first photography book "Spring Pedals by lovely hickey" will be released by Futabasha on November 7th.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We got a look a few days ago at the Genocidal Organ trailer and now a new teaser has arrived for the Harmony aspect of the Project Itoh plan from noitaminA for 2015.  Project Itoh is the pen name of Satoshi Ito, a 34 year old science fiction novel...

Idolminded Brian

Recommended Jpop♀ Reading: October 29, 2014 Brian's Picks You are busted and new corner announcement – Yume no Kawa Byebye Mata nee Berryz Koubou- Otakebi boy WAO! / Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda – Yume no Kawa Kate starts up a new blog series that...

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

The official website for the original TV anime project Plastic Memories launched the first promotional video earlier this week. Text: Tearing apart memories. That's our job. Text: A love story born from digital memories.

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

When Final Fantasy Type-0 was first released on the PSP way back in 2011, players complained about its difficulty. (Of course some of you won't! ). This led director Hajime Tabata to tweak the game's combat system.

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

The official website for Akuma no Riddle anime has released the first promotional video for the upcoming unaired 13th episode.  The unaired special will be released with the seventh Blu-ray/DVD volume.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 04 Two cours of this?   I don't think I could take it. I could cite few examples of a series that has me as conflicted as this one.   Perhaps it's true that if a show can make you feel anything intensely than it's doing s...

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