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January 18, 2013, 9:00 AM

Studio Trigger began streaming a trailer for "Little Witch Academia," its entry in the Anime Mirai 2013 initiative, on Friday. Director/character designer/animation director Yoh Yoshinari (episode director for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) and...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If Japan is anything to go by, the Wii U hasn't proven to be the smash hit Nintendo hoped it would be. Granted, hardware launches are tough. The 3DS had a difficult time getting off the ground. Now, it's doing gangbusters.

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She’s bigger than a 500ml bottle…? In fact, she’s considerably bigger than this bottle! ! She is easily big enough to be seen as a trophy or something! Today we’ll be taking a look at this adorable figure!

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Namco Bandai Games today signed a business partnership agreement with Chinese Internet company Tencent Games to co-develop a new online game based on Masashi Kishimoto’s award-winning Naruto manga and anime franchise.

Namco Bandai Games announced on Thursday that it signed an agreement to jointly develop a Naruto Online game with the major Chinese Internet company Tencent Games. Both companies will develop the game, and Tencent Games' Chinese portal game site w...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Killer Is Dead is an upcoming action game from Grasshopper Manufacture, the folks behind No More Heroes and Killer7. Yesterday, loads of details about the game hit the net (along with blurry magazine pics), and today on Famitsu.

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When Japanese TV personality and model Aki Higashihara blogs, bad things happen. Higashihara’s blog has been dubbed ”Death Blog” by the Japanese internet, a reference to Death Note, a popular manga about a supernatural notebook that possess the po...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You thought the full body tights stopped at Totoro? That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more nightmares to be had. Many more. This post contains imagery and a subject matter not suitable for all readers.

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Check out the preview of Arashi’s “Calling” by Shiso on January 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm As announced previously, Arashi’s new double A-side single “Calling/Breathless” is scheduled to be released on March 6th.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers has a release date on the Nintendo 3DS, revealed this morning by Nintendo of America. The game is slated for release on April 16th.   As previously reported, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, originally...

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NIS America are keen to show off Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory’s localization. They’ve put out 76 screenshots of the game, giving a look at the game’s English dialogue from various event scenes, as well as battle screens.

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Disgaea D2 has unveiled both gender-swapped Fem-Laharl and his newly proclaimed imouto, along with plenty of new shots of the game and cast – Laharlette in particular already gaining some admirers, hopefully having got over his gynophobia by now.

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Get ready to battle Brachydios. The poison spitting cover monster from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 19.   Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an expanded version on Monster Hunter Tri with more subspecies, Tanjia...

US$39. 99 suit from Chinese retailer alongside Super Sentai, Mario, Nyanko, more Chinese cosplay and dress retailer Milanoo is selling a Lycra Spandex Totoro costume on its website. There are no signs that the item is an official product.

Toei Animation announced today that the most recent and successful anime film One Piece Film Z will be released in five Asian countries soon; Taiwan on January 25th, Singapore on February 1st, Hong Kong on February 14th, and followed by Thailand a...

At any Shinto shrine, you will see booths selling wooden votive plaques (ema), with various drawings and shapes, often with unique designs made especially for the shrine. Usually, these plaques have the same shape, almost rectangular, but a very f...

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Single release from the main seiyuu cast of Minami-ke (Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara) titled Kyuusekkin Lucky DAYS is the ED for Minami-ke Tadaima. Will be out 23 January 2013. 1 edition available for preorder.

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