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January 11, 2013, 1:30 AM
January 11, 2013, 1:30 AM

On Saturday, the February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is publishing an interview in which director Manabu Ono reveals that the Saki Episode of Side A anime will be 16 episodes long, instead of 15 as previously planned.

Prepare for a tearjerker.  With the winter 2013 edition of Dengeki Visual Arts set to present new information about the next visual novel from Key  (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Angel Beats! , Little Busters! ), an early look at the coverage reveals the s...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Twitter. Bulletin boards. And even internet chats. These are all forums of communication and public record. According to an alleged leaked memo, McDonald's Japan branch has drawn up a list of things that are okay—and not okay—to say online.

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15 Nendoroids (including one Petite) are scheduled for release in the first month of 2013. What a great way to start the year! XD Anyway, here is the complete release schedule: Nendoroid Suenaga Mirai (Culture Japan) – January 10th Nendoroid Gertr...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Not to be outdone by Volkswagen, Toyota is slated to sell a nerdy car of its own: a Toyota Auris customized in the image of Gundam character Char Aznable. The car was first shown last summer as a concept vehicle.

In Japan, many religious events, especially the Shinto ones, are ending with a popular party, usually with some specific food. This is by no means a trivialization, everything simply becomes friendlier and more enjoyable… That’s a part of Japan’s ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Alas, Konami don’t have any news for you Suikoden fans out there, but they’re listening, they say. Konami’s official Twitter account in the U. S. just tweeted the following:   Dear Suikoden fans, It’s incredible to see the outpouring of support fr...

Yesterday we were introduced to the three starter Pokémon, as well as an announcement trailer, for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the next evolution of the series. We also got a glimpse of the creatures behind the letters X and Y in the trailer, but her...

Originally released for Nintendo Wii in 2009, Vanillaware's gorgeous side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade is making the leap to PS Vita. See how it looks on Sony's portable in Marvelous AQL's full trailer below.

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Last November, it was revealed via the Kamen Rider Wizard Driver hacked a sound for “infinity”. And this time, the Beast Driver was hacked revealing the sound “hyper”. Could this be Kamen Rider Beast's upgrade?

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On January 5, Japanese authorities recovered a memory card planted on the collar of a cat on a small island near Tokyo by a hacker who has been taunting the police for months. The memory card contained information on a computer virus used in a ser...

Siliconera Sato

  Muramasa: The Demon Blade is coming to PlayStation Vita and while the core game has the same tale with Kisuke and Momohime, Marvelous AQL made new content. Players will be able to download extra scenarios for the game.

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Japanese authorities recovered a memory card from the collar of a cat on an island near Tokyo on January 5, the latest development in a wild goose chase orchestrated by a hacker thought to be responsible for a series of terrorist threats sent remo...

Siliconera Spencer

If you’re a Disgaea fan you probably know about all of the weapons, but just in case let’s go through the standard sword, spear, and fist. Disgaea Dimension 2, a direct sequel to Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, has these weapons:   Sword and Axe  ...

The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

With their markets already shrinking due to Japan’s ongoing recession, Japan’s organized crime groups have been really feeling the pinch following the enactment of anti-organized crime legislation in October of 2011.

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ONE OK ROCK / tour / release It has just been revealed that ONE OK ROCK will be going on a large-scale arena tour, starting in May and lasting until June this year. On January 9th, the band has just released its new single "Deeper Deeper / Nothing...

Siliconera Spencer

In Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 players get to choose what the protagonist says and does. You can side with the JPs, Ronaldo, or figure out another way to defeat the mysterious alien invaders. Since the Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is a...

Unconventional. Unexpected. Unmatched. Girls' Generation's Korean comeback was highly anticipated, and the group didn't disappoint as they released their 4th Korean album "I Got a Boy", unleashing the strongest track of their career.

Check it out. Yet another new streaming anime series is coming soon to Crunchyroll and perhaps you’ve heard of it before… Little Busters!   This fan favorite series, based on the visual novel series by Key, is set to broadcast every Saturday start...

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The ToyzMania is an annual event focusing on figures, model kits, statues and pretty much any collectible stuff that are classified as … “toys”. As the event name read, the 5th ToyzMania 2012 is the fifth ToyzMania, bringing all stakeholders in th...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In what must be one of Japan's most unusual investigations ever, the alleged culprit behind a series of online threats continues to slip past Japanese police. This time, there's a cat involved. Yes, a cat.

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Toys "R" Us Canada has just opened pre-orders for the Power Rangers - Original Power Morpher! This morpher is based on the morpher used by the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. This morpher was sold in commemoration of the 20th anniversary o...

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More details on Koda Kumi’s upcoming cover album (currently untitled) has been revealed! Koda’s 2nd cover album will be released on February 27th to commemorate her 13th anniversary. She will be covering songs such as UA’s “Jounetsu“, Elephant Kas...

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