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According to a recent survey conducted by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), as of September 2012, numbers of foreign tourists visiting Japan reach 430,000, an increase of 32. 7 percent. Japan’s tourist industry suffered as a result o...

Spring is looking springy. With shows like OreImo coming back for another season, spring might just be the thing to dust off the cobwebs and get to some obsession-worthy anime. Now there’s a new reason to long for spring -  A Certain Scientific Ra...

Kotaku East Jake Adelstein

The competitive world of digital comics is about to get a lot bloodier. On January 23, at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan press conference, the usually somber Mamoru Oshii spoke about his latest creation, Chimamire Mai Love (My Soaked In...

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Amazon Japan started listing the DVD release of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters' own V-Cinema this June, a few months after the series will end this February. The footage was never been aired in television. Running for a total of 45 minutes, “Limited Ed...

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Singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu is starring in a new ‘Getsu 9‘ drama (currently untitled). The drama will be a sequel to the hit series from 2007, “Galileo“,  in which Fukuyama played the genius physicist “Yukawa Manabu.

  Twin Pack+: Yoko & Nia + Boota PSG Arrange ver. The figures are based on illustrations that were specially drawn up for the Twin Pack+ by Atsushi Nishigori, who was the character designer for both Gurren Lagaan and Panty and Stocking with Garter...

Although with different origin and evolution, Shinto and Japanese Buddhism share some common elements. One of them is the way of receiving the monetary offerings: in front of the main building, you will always find a wooden box called Saisenbako (...

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Top creepy otaku manga Genshiken is to receive a new anime adaptation, covering its second post-hiatus incarnation and new cast of characters, it has been announced. Amongst fans a certain amount of trepidation has attached to the amount of materi...

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The tour schedule for GLAY’s first Asia tour 「GLAY ASIA TOUR 2013 “JUSTICE & GUILTY”」has been revealed. This tour will coincide with the release of GLAY’s two albums, “JUSTICE” and “GUILTY“, which will be released simultaneously on January 23rd.

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  Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S (とある科学の超電磁砲S) will join the likes of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet,  Devil Survivor 2, OreImo Season 2, and other such heavyweight anime shows for the Spring 2013 TV anime season in Japan, the latest issue of ASCII ...

For the Kuroko's Basketball fans who don't bow to terrorists, poisoners and other haters, Bandai Premium is offering a set of Kuroko's Basketball smart phone cases.  iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and Galaxy S III varieties sell for 3000yen ($34).

Have you heard of this awesome otaku magazine from Rome? The Otaku Magazine, an independent platform promoting the visual arts from international artists, creating an opportunity for them to manifest in various areas(graphic, comic strips, illustr...

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Like most celebrities, Gen Urobuchi has a twitter account. Sometimes he talks about his projects, and sometimes he talks about wanting to go see The Hobbit. Today he tweeted about killing off characters.

While Vita owners in Japan and North America have had time to plow through Persona 4 Golden, fans in Europe have been left waiting. That wait's almost over, though, as NIS America partnered with Atlus to publish Persona 4 Golden in Europe, with a ...

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  Disgaea Dimension 2 makes Laharl king and in at least one part of the game he’s a girl? ! How did Laharl turn into Laharl-chan?   Well, according to the Disgaea Dimension 2 storybook, it all started one day when Barbara, a member of the King Kri...

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The last time we posted a few anime nail arts were a few months ago and now we're back with more awesome artworks. We'll be featuring nail artist Chieko Nakayama's finest anime nail arts and other kawaii crafts.

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Published on January 24, 2013, by KarbyP - Posted in Consoles / Arcade, Gaming, News, Vocaloid On Wednesday when we reported that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F on the PS3 would include some sort of photo-superimpose functionality (alongside Famitsu...

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  Samurai & Dragons, Sega’s first free-to-play title on the PlayStation Vita, is venturing outside of its homeland in Japan. The Tokyo-based games publisher announced today that it plans to launch a localized English version of Samurai & Dragons i...

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Anisong artiste Kalafina has a new album in the works, the group’s production staff announced today on their official blog. Entitled Consolation, the new release will be the group’s fourth original album, and is slated to hit music stores in Japan...

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Trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s newest anime short film, “Dare ka no Manazashi” (Someone’s Gaze) has been streamed on Youtube by Nomura Real Estate. The trailer shows Aya “Aa-chan” Okamura, the main character, who has been working for two years at a ...

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Another preview scan showing Nendoroid Kriska Barchenowa from the series Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. Release date and retail price unknown. If you look closely Nendoroid Inia Sestina is also in the scan.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This sign was apparently spotted in Japanese retail chain Momotaro, and it does an interesting job of explaining why the store doesn't have many Xbox 360 games. The poster reads, "Teacher! Why are there so few new Xbox items at Momotaro?

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