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January 8, 2013, 11:00 AM

Some of you can breathe easy and hopefully sleep a little bit better tonight…because YES, Crunchyroll will be streaming the Chihayafuru 2 anime! The new season will begin January 11th at 12:00 pm Pacific Time for premium members.

12-episode anime to be available through digital outlets on Thursday, home video this year North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it acquired Kyoto Animation's Tamako Market television anime series.

The Deadline website reports that film director David R. Ellis passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa early this morning (Los Angeles time). He was 60. Ellis was in South Africa to prepare for his live-action film adaptation of the anime Kite w...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger is credited with designing the Alien (née Xenomorph) from the iconic movies and games. The character appeared in a 1976 work by Giger. But could it be actually much older than that?

Siliconera Spencer

  Japanese storywriters come up with interesting settings for otome games taking established tropes and giving them a girls romance twist. We saw the game where you can fall in love with the Knights of the Round last week.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The service you get at McDonald's in Japan is world class. The staff is polite and prompt, and there's still a focus on presentation. So it's a shame that McDonald's just screwed things up. In Japan, McDonald's is mucking things up with a special ...

The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is announcing the cast and staff for the "second season" arc of the Monogatari series, titled Monogatari Series Second Season, on Thursday. The series will cover the material from six volume...

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The winners of “THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2013” have been revealed. The ‘Japan Golden Disc Award’ is headed by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), and the RIAJ initiated this annual event in 1987 to recognize outstanding artists an...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Soine-ya is a "snoozing with women" establishment that first opened in Tokyo's gaming and geek district, Akihabara. Since then, Soine-ya has become popular enough to open another branch in Tokyo's Shinjuku.

Short film set in Japan's historical Edo period won Japan Media Arts Festival Award last month The official English website for Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy, Memories) and Sunrise's "Combustible" ("Hi no Yōjin") short is currently streaming an...

1st of 6 volumes to ship in March with drama CD, production materials book, bath poster The retailers Amazon, Neowing, and Amiami report that the six Blu-ray/DVD volumes for the Senran Kagura television anime will each include a bonus "enormous-br...

Website to post Sho Shibamoto's Pandemonium -Wizard Village- in both Japanese, English Ikki Paradise, the official website for Shogakugan's Monthly Ikki magazine, launched a new web manga serialization corner titled “Web Ikipara Comic” on Friday.

Tanaka marries on her birthday to fellow voice actor on Oahu Voice actress Rie Tanaka (Chobits, Hayate the Combat Butler, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) posted a photo of her January 3 wedding ceremony with fellow voice actor Kouichi Yamadera (Cowboy Be...

tokyohive Shiso

The title of Takahashi Minami’s solo debut song revealed by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm The title for AKB48 member Takahashi Minami’s solo debut song has been revealed to be “Jane Doe. ” As announced earlier, the song will be used as the o...

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With just two more days to go to the release of Babymetal‘s major debut single, Ijime Dame Zettai, Kawaii Girls Japan has put together a short video interview with the teenage trio, who talk a little about the song and the music video for it (whic...

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Honestly, I totally forgot about this one. . . I didn't even check it to see if it was NSFW so I shall put it as such! This year there wasn't really much inspiring images for Christmas and the ones I had before my laptop crashed and burned on me h...

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The holidays are over, you’ve gained a few extra pounds, but you’re finding it difficult to start a workout routine after so many peaceful days spent lounging around.  What you need is a workout buddy to help you stay motivated.

Siliconera Ishaan

Bankrupt publisher, THQ, who were behind games like the Darksiders and Saints Row series, are going to be auctioning off the rights to these properties later this month.   According to a report at Polygon, on January 22nd, THQ will auction off its...

Siliconera Ishaan

Tomorrow’s the big day—Nintendo are set to make a worldwide news announcement regarding Pokémon, and this will happen via a Nintendo Direct video presentation by Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata.   Timings are as follows: Japan: 8pm JST USA: 6am E...

Siliconera Ishaan

Fantasy Life, Level 5’s recently released role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS, appears to be doing well. Sales tracker, Media Create, were on vacation last week, so we don’t have sales figures for its release yet, but the game is reportedly in ...

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Monogatari Second Season in July 20130by YoU 17 mins ago We’ve just mentioned the announcement of the second season of Monogatari series last week and according to the February issue of Newtype magazine, the TV Anime will be aired in July 2013 in ...

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This Gigantic Sushi Can Feed A Family! If you love eating sushi or simply have a huge appetite, then you might want to visit this sushi restaurant in Aichi prefecture that serves ridiculous giantic sushi.

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