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January 8, 2013, 3:00 PM

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...

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Valve and a company named Xi3 Corporation are teaming up to release a “Computer Game System,” (not the final name, obviously) which they announced today.   What’s the Xi3 Computer Game System? The easiest way to describe it is to call it the “Stea...

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  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.

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After weeks of waiting, here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 17: “Another Wizard”. This episode marks the debut of Kousuke Nitoh a. k. a. Kamen Rider Beast! Both the Phantoms and Haruto keep an eye on the mysterious young man Kosuk...

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?

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...

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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...

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...

It was penciled in as a "probably" for April back when Discotek outlined its plans for the first half of 2013, and now the distributor has confirmed the release date for the Japanese version of Samurai Pizza Cats.

I remember the exact day I got a PS2--it was just a few days after launch, and I picked up a shiny new copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 to go with it. Time sure flies--twelve years later, Sony is pulling the plug on what is arguably its best video game ...

Japanese text message board 2ch spun off the image board Futaba Channel ("2chan"), which in turn inspired America's (in)famous 4chan. With 2012 wrapped up, annual polls on the two sites offer some insight into how the anime tastes of online cousin...

Not content with simply confirming the release date for Legendary Ninja Cats, Discotek Media also announced the acquisition of Gunbuster 2: Diebuster. The complete six-episode series will be released in Japanese with English subtitles on May 21.

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Cinema Today started streaming the 92-second promotional video for the upcoming “Hunter × Hunter the Movie: Phantom Rogue”. The movie features an original story written by Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of the manga.

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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...

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