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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This isn't nationwide. But next month, Hokkaido Prefecture is rolling out "No Video Game Day. " There won't be just one of these days, but two—and two every month. NHK reports that among students nationwide, test scores are down in Hokkaido.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

New 'Fushigi Yugi' Manga Series Coming Posted by Chris Beveridge January 27, 2015 at 06:27 PM Yuu Watase has returned to her very popular series Fushigi Yugi a few times over the years and now it looks like she's going to do that once more.

Siliconera Sato

Capcom just announced the latest entry in the Dragon's Dogma series with Dragon's Dogma Online. More details from this week's issue from Famitsu magazine have surfaced. [Thanks, Zaregoto and Otakomu]   Dragon's Dogma Online is in development for P...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Earlier this month, the Internet was all abuzz over some awesome cat ear headphones. As creative as they may be, though, they're really more robotic than feline in appearance, what with their glowing LED accents and external speakers.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Over the past few months, there's been a string of stage adaptations of hit anime and manga announced. But while we're sure plenty of fans are psyched about the upcoming Naruto play and One Piece kabuki performance, fans of girls' comics, or anime...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

AKB48 founder and producer Yasushi Akimoto announced the formation of the Niigata-based idol group NGT48 at the "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035″ event in Tokyo on Sunday. His aim in creating another local group, he says, is to ultimately fo...

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Bishoujo anime focused Megami Magazine is hinting at a big announcement for its March issue, due out January 30th. While the cover is still being kept under wraps, 7net is listing that the cover features Is the Order a Rabbit?

Siliconera Sato

Capcom just announced Dragon's Dogma Online in a preview snippet for this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. The game will focus on online co-op action among friends.   While we still don't have any details as far as platforms and other details are...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

With the first cour of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works ending last season, and the second cour airing next season, Chara Ani are selling a new line of anime calendars for 2015 to drum up the hype.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Daman Mills Boards 'Holy Knight' Anime Dub Posted by Chris Beveridge January 27, 2015 at 03:25 PM Holy Knight While the initial recording session got cut short a bit yesterday due to the weather, MB VoiceWorks has revealed the first piece of casti...

Tofugu Koichi

Join our mailing list for free Japanese learning resources every month! Learn more. I'd like the start this article with a quote from "Art & Fear", a book written by David Bayles and Ted Orland. The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that h...

Siliconera Ishaan

Viz Media has licensed The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga written and illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori, the publisher announced today. The manga will be published under its Perfect Square imprint.

Man at Arms Blacksmiths Recreate Ryuuko Matoi's Scissor Blade Every other Monday, Man At Arms' team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be build fans' favorite weapons. This week they've recreated a real version of Ryuuko Matoi's Scissor Blade.

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We have under a month to go until NIS America releases puzzle-action game htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. The PS Vita game will be available digitally in North America and Europe on February 24 and 25, respectively, with a limited number of physical ...

Crunchyroll news+feed@crunchyroll.com

On February 1st, cast memebers Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tomatsu Haruka, Sawashiro Miyuki, Ayana Taketatsu, Kanae Itō, Takagaki Ayahi, Rina Hidaka, Saori Hayami and Aoi Yūki, along with theme song performers LiSA and Eir Aoi and composer Kajiura Yuki, ...

Crunchyroll news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Shueisha's digital manga platform Shonen Jump+ today posted a 47-page first episode of manga adaptation of the Kuroko's Basketball: Replace novel series, titled Kuroko's Basketball: Replace PLUS. The novel series is written by Sawako Hirabayashi a...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have been mighty indeed.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Heads-up everyone! A couple of new magazine scans featuring Super Hero Taisen GP has surfaced online featuring a race between Kamen Riders and. . .

Crunchyroll news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Ponkan8, original character designer on Shirobako (and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) has been contributing special cover art to the series' Blu-ray releases. Volume 3 was previewed last week, and its take on rookie voice actress Sakaki Shizuka is...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Oh, and cheese. Let's not forget that! In the Philippines, KFC just released a new Double Down Dog, which trades a bun for chicken. The hot dog is then slathered in cheese and calories. [Photo: kfcphilippines] [Photo: kfcphilippines] Today, fifty ...

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Japan's Self Defense Force is no stranger in teaming up with certain anime series to recruit people into protecting the country, and for their latest video, they have teamed up with battleship anime, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, and featured voice actr...

Crunchyroll news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Independent filmmakers Epic Rival hopped on Facebook to show off some footage from a live-action Naruto project that's been in the works for a while. Dig the opening scene of Naruto Shippuden: Dance of War, which features a showdown between Tenten...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

How lucky you will be if you are in Japan. Fushigi Yuugi will have a stage play adaptation from March 19 – 29 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX venue. But it will be quite different from the anime and the manga.

Crunchyroll news+feed@crunchyroll.com

According the latest weekend box office report for January 24-25, both the mega-hit franchise's first feature film Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjyo no Himitsuda-Nyan! and Disney animation's new 3D animation film Big Hero 6 (titled Baymax in Japan) have reache...

Super Pochaco the Plus-sized Model Takes on the Role as a Bar Maid Super Pochaco, who is also a Nitroplus mascot character that is plus-sized just like her buddy Super Sonico, receives a 1/6 scale figure where she has taken the role of a bar maid ...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

This is from Gamespot and it seems targeted to people who have played Majora's Mask before and hesitating to buy again. Of course we need to point out that the 3DS is a handheld and the N64 was meant to be played on TVs, which weren't digital back...

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In the latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged, the folks over at Baltimore Knife & Sword finally forged Ryuko Matoi's Scissor Blade from the Kill la Kill anime series. What's interesting is that instead of using the steel build they made using Au...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

It has been over 15 years since the debut of the Digimon anime back in 1999 when the first anime film was produced and released, follow by the TV series Digimon Adventure. A total of 9 anime films have been released in the Digimon franchise and fo...

In the early days of 2015, the team at visual novel publisher Sekai Project confirmed their plans to localize and and distribute the VN fault milestone two. As with its predecessor "fault milestone one", which can currently be purchased via Steam ...

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