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May 21, 2015, 9:30 AM
May 21, 2015, 9:30 AM
RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

You can rent pretty much anything in Japan. Even people, it would seem. With so many people working long hours and not having the time to devote to cultivating real relationships, it's just easier to hand over some cash and pay someone to act as y...

The official website for Shueisha's Jump J Books label of novels posted the title, story, and cover illustration (seen right) for Gaara Hiden (Gaara's [Hidden] Story), the fifth of six planned Naruto epilogue novels.

Siliconera Ishaan

Three years after the original announcement, it's finally happening. MMORPG Blade & Soul is coming to North America and Europe this Winter, NCSoft have announced. The game was released in Asia in mid-2012.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Fukuda Kanon announced her graduation from Angerme (ex S/mileage) and Hello! Project. She is going to continue her activities with Angerme and Hello! Project until her graduation scheduled this autumn.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Gangsta' Anime Cast & Staff Expands Posted by Chris Beveridge May 20, 2015 at 05:31 PM The anime adaptation of the Gangsta manga by Kohske has is set for a July premiere and as we inch closer to it and the major promotion coming up, more details ...

RocketNews24 evie lund

Riding the Shinkansen in Japan is always a fun experience. Not only does it go super-fast (you can totally feel those G-forces! ), it's also guaranteed to be quiet and incredibly clean. But with 323 Shinkansen trains departing from Tokyo every day...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In South Korea, you can eat lots of delicious food. Bulgogi, bibimbap, fried Pikachu. Wait, what? Actually, it's fried pork shaped like Pikachu. People aren't actually killing real Pikachus for you to eat!

Crunchyroll sponsors its own Sohoku High School Bicycle Club racers in California The cast of the bike racing anime Yowamushi Pedal have made a special announcement. Six members of the cast will be competing in bike competitions around the world, ...

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We are now midway through the Spring 2015 anime season and most certainly, some fans already have their own personal favorites, and with that, the Japanese music and entertainment website, Recochoku, has asked fans to vote for their favorite title...

Andrei Lacatusu: "Memories Stick", Retro USB Drives Romanian artist Andrei Lacatusu took inspiration from his childhood and created these amazing USB stick mock ups that tap right into feelings of nostalgia.

"I quit the band. " Impression It was coming. I can't say I'm all that surprised - even at the end of last week's episode, Aoi-chan wished Kumiko luck with the auditions as if she wasn't involved with them herself.

japanCRUSH Beth

A small Korean "online newspaper" known as the Daily Journal went viral in Japan this week after an article berating Japan for a variety of issues from the Comfort Women to whaling. The article further claimed that earthquakes were a form of divin...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

If you're the doting owner of a dog or cat, odds are you think it feels pretty great when your animal companion saunters over for a snuggle. Still, there are times when you want to keep your hands free for other activities, like reading a book or ...


NIS America has a limited edition on the way for action spin-off Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. Priced at $64. 99, the set is exclusive to the NISA Online Store and comes with the game, a 32-page art book, 15-track original soun...

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[MOVIE] Live-action Bakuman screenshots reveal Weekly Shounen Jump! HQ 5 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 5 Flares × New screenshots have been released for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba an...

Siliconera Ishaan

A couple of weeks ago, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 was rated for release in Australia, indicating that Koei Tecmo intend to release the game in the West. The catch was that only the PS Vita version of the game was rated, with no mention of the 3...


The collaboration between Subara and Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga and anime continues, and they're ramping up the promotion as the release of the live-action movies approaches. Soon fans will have the opportunity to win prizes by taking ...

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Here's the making-of video of the Kamen Rider Drive x Gaim: Movie Wars Full Throttle film, which was found in the collector's pack of the film's home video release. The film was released in two editions, the regular and the Collector's Pack. jrharbort

Project Mirai DX, the unique 3D rhythm game developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, will now launch on Sept. 8, in North America and Sept. 11 in Europe from SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd.

Siliconera Sato

Fire Emblem games have used the same "Weapon Triangle" system for a while now, where swords beats axes, axes crush lances, and lances triumph over swords, but this week's issue of Famitsu magazine shares how things will be a bit different in Fire ...

METANORN skylion

May18 Holy Crap, this is as cute as all get out. . . . Given some of the heaviness of the past two episodes, and indeed, the implied version oncoming, it's nice to have an episode that wants to take the time to explore this developing relationship.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I've always wanted to try being someone's elder brother, and I got that chance today while taking a look at this adorable Nendoroid. . . Nendoroid Umaru! ♡ From the upcoming anime series 'Himouto!

SeventhStyle Seven

In collaboration with Love Live, a Japanese domain name registrar has plastered top level domains (TLDs) across the faces of nude Love Live idols in order to convince the masses that they need domains now.

The Tokyo Reporter Amy Takahashi

Shukan Post May 29 According to a report that came out of China earlier this month, former adult video (AV) starlet Rola Misaki had inked a 15-year "monopoly" contract with a wealthy Chinese businessman.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Seven Seas Acquires 'Tomodachi x Monster' Parody Manga Series Posted by Chris Beveridge May 20, 2015 at 10:33 AM Seven Seas Entertainment has picked up the rights to a series that will certainly delight, especially if it makes good inroads with th...


With the May 20th release of volume 8 of Yū-Go Ōkuma and Yoshiaki Tabata's Young Black Jack manga, TBS has launched a site and Twitter for the fall 2015 TV anime, set to be broadcast on the network and BS-TBS.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Marvel Comics Sets Manga Variant Cover Month Posted by Chris Beveridge May 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM Marvel Comics had a lot of positive feedback to their Secret Wars Free Comic Book Day issue that had the Attack on Titan crossover within it, scripted ...

SGCafe spartanchef

With 3-meter Gundam and Char's Zaku II statues coming to Singapore for Gundam Docks in Singapore, Singaporean Gundam fans have definitely have a lot to be happy about, and they are about to become happier.

RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

As Japan's penal system struggles to cope with a rising number of older inmates, a number of prisons are taking unusual steps to help inmates stay healthy in mind as well as body. The number of prisoners in Japan aged 65 or over increased almost f...

YATTAR JAPAN Editor_in_chief

"Sound! Euphonium" Kitauji High School Girls' Uniform Cosplay apparel retailer Cospa's high-quality in-house brand, Cospatio, will be releasing a costume based on the girls' school uniform from the fictional Kitauji High School in TV anime series ...

Video Games Now Reading Version 2. 0 Update Confirmed for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Version 2. 0 Update Confirmed for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Following its original March 2015 release, Square Enix have confirmed that a Version 2.

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