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I think we can all agree: This room has the best view in Tokyo. On April 24, the Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku will kick off its grand opening in monster style. Godzilla style. The 30-story hotel sits atop the Shinjuku's Toho Cinema (Toho, of course, ...

Mikudayo, the Nendoroid-shaped Hatsune Miku mascot created by Good Smile Company, has volunteered her head to be a New Nintendo 3DS XL case. The Mikudayo deluxe stuffed pouch will be released by Sega on May 28, and includes a plush pouch in which ...

RocketNews24 Joan Coello

By now it's no secret that we are vulnerable against cute attacks from cosplaying pets. If you have the same weakness for costume-donning fuzzy pals, you might have previously seen these cosplaying cats, dogs and hamsters, and silently thought, "C...

Popular TV anime Kantai Collection (KanColle), broadcast from January 2015, has collaborated with pizza chain restaurant Pizza Hut. The campaign's name "Pizza Hut Hakuchi Teitoku Hokyuu Sakusen - Pizza wo Hokyuu Shite Hoshuu o Kakutokuseyo!

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'Sacred Blacksmith' Manga Adaptation Ending Posted by Chris Beveridge February 24, 2015 at 08:30 PM Sacred Blacksmith Isao Miura began his Sacred Blacksmith light novel series back in 2007 and brought it to a close in 2013 with sixteen volumes, bu...

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Written by: William on February 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments Head to Shinjuku Station to try popping 100,000 Slime bubbles. No, it's not what it sounds. Slime is the mascot character in the PlayStation game Dragon Que...

Lawson, a Japanese convenience store chain, have started their promotional campaign for Attack on Titan and Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica liquor products. The Attack on Titan branded umeshu (Japanese liqueur made from steeping ume fruits) are from Ha...

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Bandai Namco Games Europe have released the final set of screenshots for the Western release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, which will be out on consoles in North America today and in European regions on the 27th.

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  Ys and The Legend of Heroes makers, Falcom, recently announced a new title by the name of Tokyo Xanadu, a game that blends Falcom's action RPG knowhow with a modern day setting. According to the latest report, the game will be on PlayStation Vita.

Producer Is the Best Idol According to the Cinderella Girls Popularity Poll A Japanese anime goods store based in Akihabara called Lashin Yokohama recently held a popularity poll for the popular ongoing idol-themed anime series, The IDOLM@STER: Ci...

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Razzle's Dazzles has uncovered something interesting about the Power Rangers Legacy line listing in Toys 'R' Us. He found out the future release of the Power Rangers Legacy Blade Blaster. In the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, the Blade Bl...

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Yuss! 5 minutes ago - 1:00 PM on 02. 24. 20150 One of the finest anime every made is finally making its way to Blu-Ray! Discotek Media announced that the Hayao Miyazaki classic will finally makes its US Blu-Ray debut on April 28th!

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While Microsoft hasn't been making strides in Japan, their Hong Kong division is actively promoting the system with a little help from Koei Tecmo.   They have a Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bundle which includes an Xbox One system with a 500 GB har...

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Bandai announced a new line of Gunpla kits called REVIVE, in which older Gundam models will get an updated High Grade (HG) model kits. The REVIVE line will use current molding techniques and features better proportions and better range of motions ...


Voice-featured character goods company Grow-Up Factory will hold a pre-sale for its latest talking cushions featuring voices of the four main girls of the Encouragement of Climb anime series and Super Sonico at the upcoming Anime Japan 2015 event ...

Player must find clues to retrieve his/her own physical back from the digital world in March 12 release Bandai Namco Games began streaming the main promotional video for its upcoming Digimonstory Cybersleuth PlayStation Vita game on Tuesday.

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The official S. H. Figuarts Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron website has finally unveiled the next set of Avengers figures and teased a future release. As what we have previously reported, Captain America, The Hulk, and Thor will get S.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Original 'Ghost in the Shell' Anime Film Begins Hulu Distribution Posted by Chris Beveridge February 23, 2015 at 09:00 PM We're closer to the the time that this film takes place in than when it came out, which is a scary concept for some.

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Join our mailing list for free Japanese learning resources every month! Learn more. Last year, a new English-Japanese dictionary was released in Japan for Japanese people learning English. This may not seem very special until you hear the title: S...

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Spring 2015 has really shaped up to be one of the most exciting anime seasons in recent memory, and one of the reasons is Gintama's new TV anime series, and its official website has now announced its air date, which will be on April 8, 2015 at 18:...


Moe zombie apocalypse anime Gakkou Gurashi! has been lurking quietly since manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward (home of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica and Dream Eater Merry) announced plans to adapt Norimitsu Kaihou and Sodaru Chiba's 2012 ongoing...

Former pastry chef and current dessert blogger Katharina McCawley knows a thing or two about scrumptious treats that are as tasty to look at as they are to eat. She runs the blog Pretty Cake Machine, where she provides detailed recipes and directi...

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Sentai Filmworks Acquires 'Knights of Sidonia' Anime License Posted by Chris Beveridge February 23, 2015 at 02:57 PM Knights Of Sidonia Sentai Filmworks has kicked off the week with a brand new announcement as they've picked up the rights to the s...

On March 3, the April issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine will reveal that Nana Haruta's (Stardust Wink, Chocolate Cosmos) sports, romantic-comedy, shoujo manga, Tsubasa to Hotaru, will receive more anime in March.


It is confirmed today that an anime adaptation of Shiori Ota's mystery novel series Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (There are bodies buried under Sakurak-san's foot) is in the works.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It The 48 groups look to be headed back to the United States and we couldn't be more excited. In a recent social media entry from Yasushi Akimoto, producer and creator of pop idol group AKB48, he responds to a recent message from concurr...

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'Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai' Anime Adaptation Cast Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 23, 2015 at 09:33 PM With a few volumes to its name since starting in Ribon magazine in 2013, Rie Outa's manga series Nekota no Koto ga Ki...

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