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On December 8, 2014 AKB48 celebrated the 9th anniversary of their first performance at the AKB48 Theater on the 8th floor of Don Quijote in Akihabara. In those 9 years as AKB48 went from performing in front of 7 audience members to selling out sta...

Ah, December 24, Christmas Eve. The time to spend with parents, siblings, drunken aunts and that one crazy uncle that's always telling you about chemtrails after four or five eggnogs. Or, the time for romantic dinner dates, proposals and convenien...

Siliconera Ishaan

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is coming to the PlayStation 4, Square Enix officially announced today. The compilation is slated for release in Spring 2015 in Japan.   Video game stories from other sites on the web.

Siliconera Sato

It hasn't been too long since the Naruto series finally ended on Weekly Shonen Jump, but fans of the series can relive its action as Bandai Namco announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 in the latest issue of Jump.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Super-idol of the voice-acting world, Yukarin, aka Yukari Tamura, has released the music video of "Eccentric Lover", a coupling song will be included in her 25th single which is slated to be released on December 24th.

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear franchise, has many stories to tell about his experience with the PlayStation over the past 2 decades. He was kind enough to share a few of them. "I was in Kobe, and it was in 1993 when the precursor to Koji...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Next year, a certain movie called The Fault in Our Stars, which is so designed to bring you to tears, will premiere in Japan. I don't know if it was done for fun or for promotion of the movie, but mangaka Amu Meguro drew the main characters of the...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Yesterday, Siliconera had this awesome chance of attending the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. It was supposed to be an event where the Vita and the PS4 are kings. The writer however noticed at one point a guy with a Nintendo 3DS on hand.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

There has been a massive leak for the upcoming final and 24th episode of the anime adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga Kill!  manga, which is scheduled to air on Saturday the 14th of December.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

New Kamen Rider Drive toy catalog images has surfaced online, and these items has something to do with Kamen Rider Drive Type Formula! First is the DX Trailer Cannon, which is Drive Type Formula's default weapon.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official Pokémon anime website started streaming the teaser trailer for next year's Pokémon XY film. The trailer features Primal Groudon and Rayquaza evolving into Mega Rayquaza. In addition, the trailer teases that more Legendary Pokémon will...

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Aksys Games recently had to delay the limited edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- due to strikes at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The publisher worked on confirming a new date, and earlier today it was announced that the limited edition wi...

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Following last weekend's blockbuster Japanese opening of The Last: Naruto The Movie, the anime movie makes its way to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand and January 17th, 2015 thanks to Madman. With tickets now on sale, they've posted a new Engl...

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Square Enix's latest update for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn isn't about divisive, earth-rumbling battles, it's about unity. The Ceremony of the Eternal Bonding update is here for anyone who wants an in-game marriage.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Niigata cops arrest man for stealing nurse shoes, seize 200 pairs By Tokyo Reporter on December 11, 2014 under Crime,Tokyo Daily Officers seized approximately 200 pairs of nurse shoesNIIGATA (TR) – Niigata Prefectural Police late last month announ...

The Boy and the Beast, about boy trained by supernatural creature, to open on July 11 Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast), the latest film from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda, will open in Japan on July 1...

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As Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle is winding down to its conclusion, the anime's official website has asked the fans which character from the series is their favorite. The voting period was from December 1 until December 7, 2014, and...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is 20 year-old Abbas Alizada. He totally looks like Bruce Lee, from his physical features to his ability to pull off martial arts moves. It's no surprise that the Kabul native's nickname is "Afghan Bruce Lee.

Worked on 6 Heisei Godzilla films & TV projects such as Gransazer Movie visual effects director Kōichi Kawakita passed away on December 5 due to liver failure. He was 72. A funeral service was held for close relatives, with his wife Toshiko as chi...

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Renowned voice actress Mariya Ise was supposed to be scheduled to play Persona 4's resident hyperactive tomboy, Chie Satonaka for the live action Persona 4 Arena stage play titled "Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena".

It has been some time since Mamoru Hosoda's theatrical release of Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), and the good news is that fans will not have to wait too much longer for his next animated feature to hit the big screen.

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A new round of cast additions have been announced for the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's horror/sci-fi Parasyte.  Daisuke Namikawa ( Hunter x Hunter's Hisoka) is Miki, Kazuhiko Inoue (Naruto's Kakashi) is Goto,Takaya Aoyagi is Kusano and Iss...

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New York creative PARTY has announced the launch of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, working with Moyoco Anno ( Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen, Sugar Sugar Rune) with the aims of creating a stop-motion anime short based on ...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on December 11, 2014 at 10:00 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Twitter Japan has announced the top ten hashtags and top ten trends for Japan in 2014. Anime-related hashtags accounted for four of the top ten, while number 8 was t...

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu - 11 This all certainly has the makings of a colossal disaster. Bloodlines certainly do show through, don't they?   Put one of the most critically acclaimed manga in decades in the hands of a studio that knows what they'...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new trailer has been released for the first entry in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Aoi Hitomi No Casval (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Blue-Eyed Casval), on the official English website.

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When garbage comes together, it creates a landfill, or perhaps in this case, four years worth of semen – Mahouka and Sword Art Online join their heroines in one illustration designed to ruin Christmas.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

In the latest episode of TheFineBros' Kids React, we see the kids react to Power Rangers, to be specific, the series that started it all, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aside from comments how cheap and cheesy the show looks like, they also comment...

「機杖(ガンド)担う少女」 (Ki Tsue (Gando) Ninau Shoujo) "The Girl Who Carries the Gundo" Chaika is going to give Emperor Gaz a funeral, even if she has to kill him first. No matter the cost. Tooru the Dragoon Cavalier Next in our list of mind-blowingly obvio...

According to Kodansha Comics' official Twitter and Tumblr account, they announced that they will be licensing Naoshi Arakawa's (Sayonara Football, Tsumetai Kousha no Toki wa Todomaru) manga, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and will be released in English...

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