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January 8, 2015, 8:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Cosplay superstar Alodia Gosiengfiao brings Final Fantasy VII tune "J-E-N-O-V-A" to life on a Yamaha piano, with her pops on synth. We've seen cosplayers show off their musical skills before, but this might be the first dad collab.

The February issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Io Sakisaka will end her Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) manga in the following issue on February 13. The magazine is commemorating the occasion with an excl...

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During the winter months Japanese people often like to relax under their heated tables (kotatsu) and enjoy a nice mikan tangerine. Its juicy sweetness and vitamin C is a great compliment to these chilly nights.

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Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii recently posted a special New Year's message on the Dragon Quest X website, and it sounds like fans of the series have plenty to look forward as we approach its 2016 30th anniversary.

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The recent issue of of Newtype magazine has revealed a brand new visual for the upcoming second cour of the Aldnoah. Zero anime ahead of its January 10th broadcast. The new visual features Asseylum Vers Allusia, Eddelrittuo and Rayet Areash in the...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

This year, my sister-in-law and nieces gave me an Amazon card for Christmas. The bookstore near my apartment in Yokohama doesn't stock English-language books, so it's an extremely thoughtful gift, but I haven't actually visited Amazon's site to pi...

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On January 5, 21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu posted a photo of the hotel room which she stayed during her trip on her official Twitter account. Interestingly, the room was decorated with the characters from the ongoing PreCure ...

A new visual for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Fujino Oomori and Suzuhito Yasuda's Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka?  (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America have gotten together to celebrate the forthcoming second season of fan favorite series Durarara! ! by launching a stream of the first season's English dub starting on Sunday, January 10th, just in time for the pr...

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We somehow missed this back when it was revealed in the pages of Famitsu magazine, but Atlus recently revealed that Durarara! ! characters Celty Sturluson, Izaya Orihara, and Shizuo Heiwajima will make cameo appearances in Devil Survivor 2: Record...

The first promotional video for Ezaki Glico's new product "Pocky (Demitasse)" that uses Kinnikuman as its image character has been released online. The theme behind "Pocky (Demitasse)," which will release on Jan.

A new key visual for the upcoming anime adaptation of Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo's The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-Chan) has been revealed in a Japanese magazine. In addition to this, The Disappearance of Nagato Y...

OP Sequence OP: 「Blade of Hope」 by sweet ARMS 「妹ができた日」 (Imouto ga Dekita hi) "The Day I Got a Little Sister" Yes, this is a magical-fantasy-action-harem-ecchi anime, but so far it's executing well on both the concept and its own story.

Video Games Now Reading Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – Opening Sequence Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – Opening Sequence A few months out from their March 26th 2015 Japanese launch date of Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (Makai Senki Disga...

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  GungHo Online Entertainment and Nintendo have announced Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be released in Japan on April 29th and will combine Mario characters with Puzzle & Dragons gameplay.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The first part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders landed this summer and did pretty well by fans and now those that got into it through the simulcast are going to get the new season to deal with.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

When you sit down to watch a Studio Ghibli movie, there are generally three things you can expect to see depicted with unbridled passion and heart-stirring attention to detail: the thrill of flight, the glory of nature, and the mouthwatering delic...

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In an article on "child-porn comics and cartoons", the BBC, the state-run propaganda agency of a country that arrested a man for having provocative drawings, featured pictures of Kantoku creations. Kantoku wasn't the only artist put on the spot.

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YouTube user takumi146 fiddled around with his DX Mach Driver Honoh revealing an interesting sound effect related to someone named "Rider Chaser". It is still unknown if this is an intentional or unintentional mix-up of sound effects and lights, b...

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The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Shouji Satou's Triage X manga has released the new character designs for the April anime. Additionally, a new visual of the anime has been featured in the February issue of Dengeki G's magaz...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Samurai Warriors' For Winter 2015 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 6, 2015 at 02:02 PM Crunchyroll continues to flesh out their streaming catalog for the winter 2015 season with a show that'll be landing in a few da...

We've seen the opening animation for the yuri of the season, Yuri Kuma Arashi and the opening animation which screams quality for Absolute Duo. Now it's time to sit back and relax and check out the opening animation for the TV anime adaptation of ...

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And here we have a new spy-shot direct from the the set of Super Hero Taisen GP featuring various riders from the movie and for the fangirls, some. . .

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More new anime announcements come catapulting out of Crunchyroll today, and the first to arrive on the scene is Military! , based on the four-panel manga by Mamo Williams.   Military! is set to broadcast every Thursday starting January 8th at 11:3...

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The official website the Durarara! ! anime has been counting down to the first cour of Durarara! ! ×2 Shou, the second season of the adaptation of Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda's  light novel series.

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In addition to songs from SaGa and Mana games, Square Enix pulled a track from Xenogears for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. "Soaring the Skies," the music that plays when Maria boards Seibzehn and fights Nikolai is available in Japan as d...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Bandai Namco is releasing a lot of games this 2015 outside Japan – from J-Stars Victory Vs to that new Naruto Shipudden game. What about Digimon, you say? They released one this December. This year however, a fan translation is coming up for Digim...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A new promotional video has been released for the third OVA of HERO's Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga. The new OVA will have the same staff and cast from the previous, albeit with a new studio opened by the director.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Shuzo Oshimi Plots Next Manga Series Posted by Chris Beveridge January 7, 2015 at 03:17 PM Shuzo Oshimi While Shuzo Oshimi doesn't have a lot of material under his belt overall, he gained a lot of attention for Flowers of Evil and that has raised ...

Today, English publishing company, Seven Seas Entertainment announced on its official Twitter account that they had acquired the licenses to publish Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil), Golden Time, Orenchi no Furo Jijou (Merman in My Tub) and...

Visual Novels Now Reading Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui – New Trailer Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui – New Trailer Following their release of the visual novel's two opening cinematics in late-2014, Kaga Create have shared their first proper trailer...

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Now planned for spring, following a winter broadcast of the anime adaptation of Yui Hara's schoolgirl comedy Kin-iro Mosaic, a new commercial offers the latest look at Hello! ! Kinmoza.        Director Tensho, series composer Yuniko Ayana, and cha...

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