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Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Over the weekend, Hideki Kamiya—director of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, Okami, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta—was asked over twitter about his opinion of Valve, Steam, and PC gaming in general. He responded thusly: I don't know well about Valve.

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On January 8, it was announced that Mizushima Hiro would be making a comeback as an actor after a 3 year hiatus through the movie “Kuroshitsuji ( Black Butler). ” He last made a appearance in the movie “BECK” which was released back in September 2...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's not easy making friends. For some in Japan, it's even harder. Enter "Rental Friend". According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the country's largest newspaper, a Tokyo based firm called Client Partners offers a "Rental Friend" service—among other ser...

Nintendo announced during its streamed Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday that it will release the new Pokémon X & Y games worldwide in October. The games will feature a new generation of Pokémon in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS.

The new anime announcements at Crunchyroll are not over by a long shot! And today, VIVIDRED OPERATION – the latest original title from A-1 Pictures joins the slate and is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on January 13, at 7:00 am Pacific Tim...

The winter announcements at Crunchyroll continue to issue forth, and this time the intriguingly titled Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?  (Japanese title: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo?

Today’s roundup of new streaming announcements at Crunchyroll wraps up with the romantic comedy Kotoura-San, which is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 10, at 10:30am Pacific Time for premium members, and January 16 for free memb...

Actor Hiro Mizushima (Zettai Kareshi - Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot) will star in the live-action film adaptation of Yana Toboso's popular manga Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) this year. Kentaro Otani (NANA) and Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Karas...

Sweets to include puzzle solutions for upcoming "final" Professor Layton game Japanese confectionary maker Ezaki Glico and Level-5's puzzle handheld video game series Professor Layton will be collaborating on Professor Layton-themed chocolate.

The singer Elisa announced on her official website on Tuesday that she will resume her singing career this year. Elisa had put her music career on hold due to fatigue in September 2011. Her agency noted at that time that exhaustion and fatigue had...

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As promised Nintendo will announce a big news today! It's no other than Pokemon X and Pokemon Y featuring all new generation of Pocket Monsters for the Nintendo 3DS. Similar to its predecessors, the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have three starters, and...

Rain Receives Punishment For Misusing Military's Time scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   2 comments After being under investigation for the past week, Korean singer Rain has been found in violation for meeting his new girlfriend ...

Siliconera Spencer

Tokyo is in ruins in Shin Megami Tensei IV and the remaining survivors have left to fend for themselves in a demon filled world. The Eight Legions Union Asura Association have been maintaining law and order from their headquarters in Roppongi.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Seiyuu otaku have been celebrating those seiyuu who are good with their hands as well as their mouths – and it looks as if a number of them may well be artistically talented enough to pursue careers as illustrators or mangaka in addition to voice ...

Siliconera Spencer

Resident Evil turns 17 this year and Capcom is commemorating the milestone with an Anniversary package for PlayStation 3.     This bundle discs for: Resident Evil 6 Resident Evil 5 Gold (PlayStation 3 the Best reprint) Resident Evil: Revival Selec...

Kyle Oropesa

South Korean Cosplayer "Kang Yoon Jin" using the name "Miyuko" has been very popular in the international cosplay community. And that needs no further explanation as the pictures itself speaks of how good she is.

Kyle Oropesa

MMORPG and Romance anime sword art online made a successful debut last year and now the series is up for a good start this 2013 as goodsmile company finally had some snapshots of SAO's Asuna Yuuki Figma.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Despite having visited the town of Kichijoji in Tokyo on a near daily basis for over a year, it wasn’t until I sat down with video game developer James Kay and started chatting about our mutual love of pixels and coffee that I learned about Pico P...

Siliconera Spencer

Sachiko will return on January 15 when Xseed releases Corpse Party: Book of Shadows. This game from 5pb is a direct sequel to Corpse Party that uses a first person perspective instead of sprites. Players will examine areas kind of like a point and...

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Nintendo Announces Pokémon X/Y Nintendo has just announced their new upcoming game in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon X & Pokémon Y, which would be released worldwide simultaneously on the Nintendo 3DS.

2 30-minute Blu-ray Discs bundled with Premium Visual Books in March & May/June Hobby Japan's official website for the Queen's Blade game and anime franchise began streaming a promotional video for the Vanquished Queens anime on December 28.

Question: A few weeks ago you posted a blurb entitled “WTF. ” In it you said that you were “handful [of DVDs] away from completing my collection of every anime title released on commercial American DVD.

Sentai Filmworks has formally announced its acquisition of the 2010 Psychic Detective Yakumo (Shinrei Tantei Yakumo) television series. The suspense mystery series revolves around a college student with the ability to see spirits.

Just as last year, Good Smile Company's Mikatan Blog posted a preview for their upcoming products in 2013, "Nendoroid Kagamine Rin and Len: Append" on January 7th. The 100mm tall vocaloid twins will be released at the same time on June 30th, 2013,...

The live-action film adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga sold 5,690 more standard-edition copies for a new total of 26,849. It stayed at #3 for a second week. The deluxe edition added 1,897 to its total of 16,240.

Siliconera Spencer

D3 Publisher is working on another Tiger & Bunny game for PSP. Tiger & Bunny: Hero’s Day is different from On Air Jack by Namco Bandai’s since Hero’s Day an adventure game. You follow eight characters from the Tiger & Bunny series and make choices...

On January 6th, a launch event was held in FujiTV Odaiba, Tokyo to commemorate the release of SMAP member Nakai Masahiro (40) photo album collection in plain clothes, “Shifuku-darake no Nakai Masahiro zōkan-gō ~ kagayaite ~ Part 2″.

If you were to ask an anime fan what anime figure used CG, some informed otaku would likely hazard to guess 1983's Golgo 13 - The Professional with its famous helicopter attack sequence. Well, by interesting technicalities, here's a work that pred...

This year, The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has spun off The International Emmy Kids Awards into its own stand-alone competition dedicated to recognizing excellence in children’s television programming produced and initially...

Strangely, in a year that was supposed to be the end of the world, there were no disaster movies. Granted, there were movies that were disasters (did anybody actually see A Thousand Words? ), but for the most part, 2012 was full of hits, big and s...

Hobby Japan's Queen's Blade - Vanquished promo is not not-safe-for-work. It's hasn't been pulled from Youtube the way some anime trailers have. It is however pretty borderline.  You're best watching in a context where in which you wouldn't be judg...

Perhaps in light of the fact that it's one of ten works works being considered for nomination for a Best Animated Short Oscar, the official site for Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo's Combustible has posted an English language trailer.

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