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January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

Nissin Cup Noodle – best friend of college students everywhere – has released its latest commercial that features Japanese pro tennis player Kei Nishikori, playing tennis with a wooden sword. I'd say this is crazy if it didn't actually look pretty...

The February issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Saturday that the multi-franchise crossover story by A Certain Magical Index author Kazuma Kamachi is inspiring a manga series.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D will get a limited edition bundle that comes with a Skull Kid figurine in North America, Nintendo said this morning.   The bundle will be available at select retailers for $49.

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Aniplex Japan have announced a release date for the fourth Persona 3 movie. Titled Persona 3 The Movie #3 Falling Down, it will premiere in Japanese theatres on April 4th, 2015. More information on the movie's story can be found in our previous re...

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The official Digimon Adventure tri. anime Twitter account confirmed that first episode of Digimon Adventure will air on HD on Tokyo MX this Wednesday at 7pm. This special airing of the classic Digimon Adventure anime is to commemorate the 15th ann...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Shonen Hollywood – Holly Stage for 50 -' For Winter 2015 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 6, 2015 at 04:02 PM Shonen Hollywood did well during its first season that a second season was announced at the end of it wit...

10 performances by Eigeki, who also put on 1st play last August The official website for the Hamatora the Stage play announced on Tuesday that a second production has been green-lit. The new play will run for 10 performances from March 14 to March...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Takehiko Inoue's 'Vagabond' Manga Return Set Posted by Chris Beveridge January 6, 2015 at 06:29 PM Vagabond Volume 34 Fans of manga creator Takehiko Inoue are used to breaks in the story with how it's put on hiatus, which is what he did early last...


Last weekend at IKKiCON, Crunchyroll announced the acquisition of highly anticipated battleship girl anime KanColle (AKA Kantai Collection). Now, we have full details for the upcoming simulcast, including starting date and regions.

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The official website of the Persona 3 anime movie series has released a brand new visual of the upcoming third film, Persona 3 The Movie #3: Falling Down, that reveals the release date of the movie, April 4th.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

European Club Nintendo members received an email this morning that gives them a chance to buy the New Nintendo 3DS before the official European launch. Not only that, but if they do buy it, they get it in the form of a special Ambassador's Edition...

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New Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider #3 film behind-the-scenes photos features the Shocker Combatants marching and a candid shot of a returning Rider and a new Rider. We have previously reported that Shocker will return as the primary enemy organ...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

The new Futaba Future School, a combined junior and senior high school set to open in Hirono, Fukushima Prefecture this April, is getting some pretty snazzy uniforms. They were designed by Shinobu Kayano, the woman behind AKB48's colorful and memo...


A group of dedicated fans have been hard at work on a Super Mario 64 HD remake for some time, aiming to spruce up the visuals while maintaining mechanical faithfulness. Now you can see some of their impressive progress in the developer showcase vi...


A third animated preview has been posted Rolling Girls, the winter 2015 original TV anime from Attack on Titan's Wit Studio, with Silver Spoon's Kotomi Deai directing, Yasuyuki Muto (Gundam UC, Afro Samurai, Basilisk, Sengoku Basara) writing the s...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

As you can see, I was off during the holidays. Apart from finally finishing the anime ToraDora, I have also completed the main story of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and boy was it marvelous. Alpha Sapphire is now in the running as my favorite game in t...


This week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu is announcing a video game based on Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. The property that originally started as a series of light novels—which has since inspired multiple manga and now an ani...

Anime distributor Funimation, after receiving a question on its Twitter help account, replied that it is "working on expanding" its anime streams to territories outside of North America in 2015. @Robert88UK We are working on expanding our territor...

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

Tweet Pin It Death Rabbits are an Idol Metal group comprised of three young girls (Yuzu, Emi, Karin) and their producer Akira Death. Their sound is described as Japanese Death Pop, and many listeners will compare them immediately to BABYMETAL.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Scarlett Johansson After her turn in Lucy last year, parts of which could easily be considered the starting point for some of this, Scarlett Johansson has now boarded Ghost in the Shell's live action feature film development.


This week's issue of Famitsu is announcing a new stop for Sayonara Umihara Kawase. The fishline-swinging platformer is coming to PS Vita next as Sayonara Umihara Kawase: Chirari, which will feature a handful of adjustments and enhancements.

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Yuri Kuma Arashi introduces us to its world of sexy female bears – this episode doesn't live up to our expectations in terms of suggestive yuri interactions, but it doesn't defeat any anticipation either.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Good day tokusatsu fans, how was the start of the new year been to you? Let's start the 2nd week of the new year with an awesome video review for. . .


As a year ends and another begins, Japanese media site Goo asked fans to name the manga whose ending they can't wait to read. Curiosity seems to be battling impatience as some might end in 2015, and others are probably just going to run and run wi...

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January 5, 2015 – In preparation for this month's live concert in Las Vegas, Japanese animation song ("anisong") stars JAM Project have released two albums on USA iTunes that were previously unavailable overseas.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Akatsuki no Yona' Debuts New Anime Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge January 6, 2015 at 01:25 PM The official Twitter feed for Yona of the Dawn has updated with a really nicely done image for fans as we get ready to shift gears into the second...


Distributor Toho announced yesterday that the mega-hit franchise's first feature film Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjyo no Himitsuda-Nyan! (The secret of the invention) had earned an amazing 5 billion yen as of January 3, in 15 days since its release on Decemb...

Kei-designed Hokkaido mascot Kitano Kamui is set to make her musical debut courtesy of Nippon Colombia – although this will likely slip under the radar of all but the dedicated of fans considering her insignificant existence.


The first The Legend of the Dark Witch game was localized courtesy of Circle Entertainment and priced at $3. 99 (currently discounted to $2. 79) on the Nintendo eShop. Now Inside System has a followup to the 2D action-platformer in the works, with...


"Le Danboard" is a 25-minute stop-motion short featuring Danbo, the cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's popular manga Yotsuba&! , which was directed by Hirokazu Minegishi, who is best known as the creator of Domo-kun and produced by dwarf.

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