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December 22, 2014, 8:00 AM
December 22, 2014, 8:00 AM

Dec 17, 12:00 games Todd looks at the good, bad, and downright strange highlights of the year! Plus SaGa's return, Afterburner's goodbye, and a bunch of holiday stories! ― The X Button will take next week off.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Earlier this month we learned that there was a Naruto musical on the horizon here in Japan. Today, to coincide with Jump Festa 2015, we got a first look at the main cast in costume. And I'll be darned if they don't look the part.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

There was a report two weeks ago that mentions that the second season of the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul will be 24 episodes long. Ishida has recently went on Twitter and revealed to fans that Tokyo Ghoul √A will actually be 12 ep...

Screenshot from Comiket Special 6 SiteHave you completed the entry to the upcoming Comiket Special 6? If not, the entry deadline is approaching! Entry will end on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 9:59 a. m. (EST) / 2:59 p.

On Dec. 19, an *Evangelion*-themed piece by Studio Khara titled *Until You Come to Me* was released under *Japan Anima(tor) Expo*, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Today at the Jump Festa 2015 event in Tokyo, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi manga has announced that the anime's second season will air in April next year.

Siliconera Sato

Final Fantasy XV fans have finally got what they've been waiting for, as Square Enix shared the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XV on the first day of Jump Festa 2015 in Japan. Game Jouhou shares what went on during the presentation with a beefy ...

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Comic book fan, cosplay aficionado, and 15-year veteran deputy sheriff Michael Wilson (@knightmage) brought cheer to countless families on December 18 when he strolled into his local Ohio TOYS R US dressed as Dragon Ball's Piccolo and paid off eve...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyuu! !  manga has released the first visual for the anime's upcoming second season. The visual was also revealed at the Haikyuu! !

The official website for the anime adaptation of Takaya Kagami's dark fantasy manga Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End) has released the first trailer with English subtitles.  The trailer reveals that the anime will run in two split cours next yea...


A Japanese and English language site has launched for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, MAGES/5pb. 's (Steins;Gate)tie-in to the sci-fi anime series. In addition to the series' Akane, Shinya, Ginoza, Masaoka, Shusei, Yayoi, and Shion, the game fea...

When I watched Knights of Sidonia over the summer, the first thing that stood out to me was the bear the CGI. A few episodes in, I realized that there was a odd difference between anime sameface and CGI anime sameface.

Siliconera Ishaan

The mysterious female character from Final Fantasy XV that was revealed in the latest issue of Japan's Jump magazine is named Cindy.   As suspected, she's a mechanic, which is confirmed in game's latest trailer, which was streamed during the Jump ...

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Here's the preview of Kamen Rider Drive's 12th episode entitled "Where Did the White Kamen Rider Come From? " Kamen Rider Mach finally makes his debut! While investigating a land shark who seems to have been involved in Roidmude activities, Shinno...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land' Light Novels Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge December 19, 2014 at 09:34 PM With over 1. 5 million copies in print across the main ten volume series and several side...


Saori Hayami as Yotsugi Ononoki, with along meg rock and Clammbon bassist Mito present "Orange Mint," the theme for the Tsukimonogatari anime. The four episode adaptation of ethe enth part of the Monogatari series, thirteenth book overall and firs...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The final episode of the second season of the Mushishi Zoku Shou anime has finished airing and the final scene of the episode has announced that a sequel film will be releasing during the Summer 2015 anime season.


A key visual for the upcoming new chapter of the Naruto Shippuden TV anime, titled "Naruto no Senaka -Nakama no Kiseki-" (Naruto's Back -The Tracks of the Pals-) was revealed at Studio Pierrot's booth in the Jump Festa 2015 event today.

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Check-out today's bunch of clips from Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 41 featuring the Emperor transforming into ToQ-6 and the Rainbow Line vs. . .

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The upcoming culinary anime, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma, is perhaps one of the most hyped new anime coming in 2015, and during the Jump Festa 2014 event, it was announced that the anime will begin airing in Japan this April 2015, which means it...

A PV has finally been revealed for the 3rd installment of Code Geass side-story "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito", finally heralding the reappearance of some long absent faces – and sure to deliver the same degree of exhilarating suspense staple to t...


Aniplex of America Inc. announced that the Fate/stay night (Unlimited Blade Works) - Blu-ray Disc Box I will be imported from Japan and released in North America on March 25th, 2015. This highly anticipated release, featuring thirteen episodes wit...

Sword Art Online II – 24 (END) Filed under First Impressions, Sword Art Online by Takaii | 1 Comment 「マザーズ・ロザリオ」 (Mazaazu Rozario) "Mother's Rosario" While I typically like to leap straight into the final impressions for a show (especially a two-c...

More details to be revealed on Monday A new commercial for Bandai Namco Games' March 26 PlayStation 3/PS Vita action role-playing game Sword Art Online: Lost Song aired during the final Sword Art Online II episode on Saturday.

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Love Live! is big in Japan, so big that even the country's very own postal service has joined in on the celebrations for Love Live! 's 5th anniversary next year. For this momentous occasion, the Japan Post Service will be offering 10,000 limited e...

The Fandom Post Kate O’Neil

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode #12 What's the point of living anyway, right Usagi? What They Say: Act 12:  Enemy: Queen Metalia Sailor Moon learns that Mamoru has become a soldier of the Dark Kingdom. She decides to take on Queen Beryl in an effort t...

Mushishi Zoku Shou - 20 (End) and Series Review It seems only fitting that Mushishi should end its magnificent run with another display of sublime perfection. We have our answer about Artland's plans for the final two-chapter story in the Mushishi...

「供贄(くにえ)の黄金」 (Kyou nie (Kunie) no Kogane) "The Gold of the Kunie" Silver Sword beats Abyssal Shaft, and the antagonists get their introductions. But more importantly, jealous Marie and blushing Akatsuki HNG~!

Starting December 22nd 2014, international visual novel publisher Jast USA are set to begin shipping out their latest English localized release of LittleWitch's Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque.

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