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August 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
August 5, 2015, 3:00 PM

On the second day of "AKB48 Solo Summer Concert ~Kawaei-san No Koto ga Suki deshita~" (August 2, 2015), there were 2 performances to send off graduating members Rina Kawaei and Asuka Kuramochi at Saitama Super Arena.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

We've known for a while that Japan is busy at work creating life-like human robots that will one day take over the world. But for the most part they've seemed pretty silly, like malfunctioning children that don't quite know what they're doing.

SGCafe spartanchef

It's a traaaaaaaaaaaap! But apparently, people lik that kind of stuff, and they liked it so much that a certain tennis-playing boy who looks like a girl has actually outsold his real female counterparts, and we are talking about the new dakimakura...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Actor Masayuki Izumi, who is best known for his role in Kamen Rider 555 as Yuji Kiba/Horse Orphnoch/Kamen Rider Orga passed away last July 28th. He was 35. The reason for his passing was because of an undisclosed illness, which he was undergoing t...

Siliconera Sato

The do-it-yourself RPG maker series is getting its latest entry with RPG Maker MV, a preview for this week's issue of Famitsu magazine confirms. While details are still light for the time being, the scan shows that RPG Maker MV will be supported b...

The World Cosplay Summit 2015 competition crowned Mexico representatives Twin Cosplay as the Grand Champions at the award ceremony on Saturday. The duo also took home the Minister of Foreign Affairs Award, ANA Prize, and the Tabi Pad Award.

Akira Hiramoto's Prison School manga continues its successful run with the announcement of another adaptation. This time it's a live-action TV series, which is being directed by filmmaker Noboru Iguchi, known for fun, violent fare like The Machine...

Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ) announced they are bringing their 3rd and 4th original albums out together in early 2016. The albums aren't yet titled and track lists not revealed. Its been over two years since the idol group released 2nd album 5th ...

POP (Period of Plastic 2 Mercy, formerly known as Pla2me) has thrown the switch on the MV for "pretty pretty good" from their first album "P. O. P" (release date: August 4). Contributor Wanted! ! The MV has the members of POP singing while wearing...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

According to Chosun Ilbo, one of South Korea's biggest newspapers, some people in South Korea are apparently getting cosmetic surgery for their pets. One unnamed veterinarian told the paper (via tipster Sang), "Plastic surgery for pets in the past...

Siliconera Sato

The latest issue of Attack on Titan's manga reveals that Koei Tecmo are working on an Attack on Titan game for PlayStation and will release this winter. [Thanks, Hachima. ] 進撃の巨人のコミックスの帯にコーエーテクモからゲーム出るって書いてあるけどやっぱ無双なのかな https://t.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Cardcaptor Sakura's titular heroine keeps her captured cards in a magic tome called the Clow Book, pulling them out as needed in the course of her adventures. In your daily life, though, you probably don't run into that many occasions that call fo...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, there is an anime called Love Live! It's about schoolgirl idols. It's more than just popular. Way more. As Twitter user S1Amk shows, a Sega arcade in Osaka Prefecture set up a special area where Love Live!

Siliconera Sato

343 Industries announced that Halo Wars 2 will release exclusively for the Xbox One and Windows 10 in Fall 2016. Read more stories about Halo Wars 2 & PC & Xbox One on Siliconera. Video game stories from other sites on the web.

Siliconera Sato

Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games revealed the first gameplay footage for Scalebound, along with the announcement of a release for holiday season 2016. Platinum Games also revealed that the game will have four-player co-op.

Arnie Roth, the producer and music director of the "Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy" concert tour, posted a statement on Monday regarding his comment that there is a "Final Fantasy XII remake underway.

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

Ladies and gentlemen; it pains me to tell you all that Masayuki Izumi passed away on July 28. Sadly, the guy left to the other side at 35, which was too soon for someone at that age. The cause of his death was an undisclosed condition that he's be...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

After originally getting added to Hulu back in 2013 and then falling off the service, Dream Eater Merry has now return to Hulu with its complete thirteen episode run now available. It's being presented in its original Japanese language form with E...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Figures maker Good Smile Company has a considerable selection of Himouto! Umaru-chan character goods rolling out starting this month, building up to one of their trademark Nendoroids of the titular heroine due in September.

Nerd Reactor Chris Del Castillo

Production I. G. has revealed that Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō), a parody spin-off manga based off of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan series, will be getting an anime adaption series which will air starting this October.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A game based on My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! was announced for Japan in June, and now its destination has been confirmed. According to the latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, SNAFU TOO! is in the works for PS Vita.

The biggest music channel in Japan, Space Shower TV's new station ID (short clip to represent the concept of the television station), "Rock 'n' Roll Panty" has been released and will be on air from August 4, 2015 (Tue) randomly in between the shows.

Mega64 is at it again with a new video, this time chipping in to help promote FUNimation's theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'. If your knowledge of the Frieza Saga that precedes this tale is lacking, or you just want a fun refre...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

The weirdness factor in Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood took a dramatic increase over weekend with the opening of the Kawaii Monster Cafe, a new theme restaurant designed to shock the senses and taste buds.

Fusion Charles Pulliam-Moore

Fans of Sakurako Kimino's Love Live! School Idol Project are travelling to a popular, SEGA-themed video game arcade in the Osaka prefecture to get on their knees, offer gifts, and worship at the feet of fictional, high school-aged girls from the p...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Power Rangers Dino Charge is now airing overseas and not surprising, they are now ahead of the U. S. airings. Special thanks to our pals over at RangerCrew, here are some clips from the show's 9th episode.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' is tonight as it arrives at theaters across the country and FUNimation has a new Frieza Force Dossier promo out that provides a look at the character of Goku.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco revealed the latest trailer for From Software's Dark Souls III, which was showcased during the Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2015. Dark Souls III will release in 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Siliconera Spencer

CyberConnect2 is bringing the Naruto storyline to a close with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. The upcoming fighting game will take players through the final arc in the manga series. Players will be able to choose Naruto in his Sage of t...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Japanese distributor TOHO is handling the promotion for the summer 2015 anime series Himouto! Umaru-chan and they've now added the promo for the fifth episode, which lands on August 5th, 2015. The series has gotten picked up for home video release...

Nerd Reactor Sen Chao

A fashion show, cosplay masquerade, dance contest, interactive trade show, and even a miso soup dispenser? Yes, I said it, a freakin' miso soup dispenser. How awesome is that? And that's only a handful of delectable goods that are being showcased ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll is teaming up with Media Blasters to bring more dubs to the streaming service. Dubbed versions of both Ladies versus Butlers and Charger Girl Juden-chan are coming soon, and will be available to Crunchyroll members in the United States...

A brand new visual will be released in the September issue of Animedia for the upcoming Digimon Adventure tri. theatrical anime series. The new visual will be the first in a series of posters that focuses on each of the anime's main characters fro...

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