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July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The weather was partly cloudy today in Kyoto. But through the clouds, a rainbow was apparently spotted in the sky over Nintendo's headquarters. [Photo: bakatetu2] This photo, snapped by Twitter user Bakatetu2, was taken from Jujo Station in Kyoto.

Eighteen new performers, 3 special guests, and the lineup for @JAM ALL STARS 2015 was announced over the weekend, edging the lineup of @JAM EXPO 2015 close to the 100 groups that were scattered throughout Yokohama Arena in 2014.

Siliconera Ishaan

By Ishaan . July 13, 2015 . 5:55pm Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have over 1,600 rooms, according to project lead Koji Igarashi, making this his largest Castlevania-esque game in terms of scope.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast film debut at #1 during the July 11-12 weekend, topping the Japanese debut of Terminator Genisys. The Boy and The Beast opened on 457 screens, and earned 667,035,100 yen (about US$5.

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

They say anything is possible in the world of cosplay. While some cosplayers have started getting creative when it comes to background photo effects, others have branched out into recreating renditions of popular fan art.

The official website of the upcoming second season of the K anime, K: Return of Kings, has revealed various new visuals of the main clans and kings in the upcoming series. In addition, the site has revealed new members of the cast that will debut ...

Manga artist was a guest at this year's convention Comic-Con International awarded an Inkpot Award to Yu-Gi-Oh! manga artist Kazuki Takahashi this past weekend. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to comics, science fict...

We previously posted about the upcoming Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman anime, which will be arriving in the form of a three-part OVA series. The first OVA will debut in Japan on November 11, followed by the second part on December 9, and the third on Jan... jrharbort

As recently promised by Kahotan from good Smile Company, the Hatsune Miku: Harvest Moon ver. nendoroid is now open for global preorders! She is available exclusively from GSC's online shop, and is priced at 4200 Yen.

Limited-edition bundle of 20th volume slated for December 1 release Online retailers Manga Oh and Amazon are listing that a limited edition of the 20th compiled book volume of Shungiku Nakamura's Junjo Romantica boys-love manga will bundle a "prem...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

According to the latest Oricon report, "SUNNY DAY SONG/? ←HEARTBEAT" released on July 8, the second insert song CD from the box office sensation Love Live! The School Idol Movie, ranks second in the weekly single sales chart with a massive 86,000 ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The File Of Young Kindaichi Returns Fans of the long running Kindaichi manga property will be pleased to know that the work is getting another anime adaptation with a second season of The File of Young Kindaichi Returns getting the green light.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

25-year-old singer/voice actress Kanako Miyamoto opened her new official blog "Miyamoto Kanako no Kokoro wo Komete (with all my heart)" on July 13, announcing that she will restart her professional activities.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The August issue of Monthly Comic Gene, set to be released in Japan July 15th, will be announcing plans for an anime adaptation of Strike Tanaka's Servamp manga. Not confirmed for the anime, earlier cd adaptations and character songs have have fea...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This year's August issue of monthly manga magazine Jump Square, out in Japan July 4th, announced new quarterly titled Jump SQ. Crown. The apparent replacement of Jump SQ. 19, a collection of spin-offs, one-shots and work from new creators that cea...

RocketNews24 evie lund

Pokémon as a franchise has been chugging along for quite a while now, and it has a fan base that's aged right along with it. This means that you're more likely to find grown-up Pokémon fans than you are, say, Yokai Watch fans, which has more of a ...

Nerd Reactor Keira Truong

IA, the fashionable Vocaloid star of Anime Expo 2015, held an intro screening right before the big concert at the Cool Japan Festival featuring Wagakki Band and IA. As excited fans trickled into the enormous room and filled up all the seats, the I...

SGCafe spartanchef

A leaked magazine scan from the upcoming August edition of Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine has revealed that there will be a new Pokemon movie premiering next year and they are teasing a brand new Pokemon!

SGCafe spartanchef

After much success in Singapore, Gundam Docks is returning to Hong Kong for the second time, and as excitement for the the event grows each day, several buses sporting a Gundam theme have been spotted around the city just to promote the event.

Destructoid Chris Carter

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is now in production. It will feature an all-new original story on Earth, and it will be a part of an eight-point initiative to celebrate Phantasy Star Online's 15-year anniversary.


At 11am Monday morning, Hayao Miyazaki held a press conference at Studio Ghibli headquarters in western Tokyo. In the hours before the presser, there was speculation as to what exactly he would be announcing - a return from retirement?

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The details of the new original film for Yowamushi Pedal surfaced a bit last month for the film that's landing this summer and now TOHO has debuted a brand new teaser trailer for the project. Slated as simply The Movie, which will debut on August ...

KpopStarz KpopStarz

The "Prison School" anime English dub is now officially confirmed for Funimation's summer 2015 lineup. The news comes from Funimation's panel at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. No information about the possible English voice cast has been announced,...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While there's no change in the status of the Hunter x Hunter manga's hiatus, spin-off smartphone game Battle Allstars is still going strong after a year. To celebrate its first anniversary, the hit Puzzle & Dragons is bringing back the collaborati...

Today's male and female popularity rankings come from the August 2015 issue of the popular Japanese anime magazine, NewType.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

A thousand Japanese people were asked who their "most favorite" manga artists were. The results may surprise you. Maybe not! Website Charapedia published the results of the poll. Out of the thousand who participated, 52 percent were men, 48 percen...

TOKYO - I'm Japanese and so I'm a sucker for cute things, like manga, quirky figurines and mascot characters. And Pepper, the new companion robot from Tokyo-based technology company Softbank Corp. , delivers cuteness like you've never seen.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, renowned Japanese animation film director Hayao Miyazaki speaks during a press conference on his retirement in Tokyo. Miyazaki has revealed that he has just begun working on his new short film and it's abou...


ONE OK ROCK signed with Warner Brothers in the U. S. They will release the band's "35xxxv" album as "35xxxv Deluxe Edition" for a North American release on September 25. "35xxxv Deluxe Edition" is an English language version of "35xxxv" that also ...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on July 13, 2015 at 8:14 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments The debacle over the new Tokyo National Stadium is the gift that keeps on giving. Not a week goes by without yet another government U-turn or yet another bump in the alre...

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