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October 6, 2015, 6:00 PM
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RocketNews24 Master Blaster

It's been recently announced that AKB Group, the idol conglomerate responsible for AKB48, NMB48, SKE48, HKT48, NGT48, JKT48, and SNH48, will be adding another serial number to the roster in the form of MNL48, which is planned to operate out of Man...


This week's guests were Sera Masanori, Tsuruno Takeshi, and Seikima-II.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sounds Konami could be making Metal Gear Solid. . . pachinko. KPE, Konami's pachinko company, has filed a "Big Boss" trademark. It covers video games, board games, smartphone games, medal games, slot machines, pachinko machines, etc.

RocketNews24 KK Miller

The two things in life that are always guaranteed are death and taxes. Death can come out of nowhere, and it's the most surprising ones that hurt us the most. Taxes, on the other hand, should never be a surprise.

Kyoto Animation's official shop wrapped up its special Free! character birthday goods with the final entry. The shop added goods for the shark-toothed captain of Samezuka Academy's swim team's birthday which falls on February 2.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . October 5, 2015 . 8:05am Atlus' official website for Shin Megami Tensei IV had a Twitter campaign with a goal of 15,000 tweets to reveal a new announcement. The goal has been reached, and the company revealed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

The mysterious girls' rock band "5572320"(go go nana ni san ni rei) which revealed as an idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, releases new MV for the second single "Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta". Contributor Wanted!

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

Before people start rolling their eyes at another post about a crowd-funded game needing backers, listen to me. These guys know what they're doing and they've gone through development hell with their last game and came out on top.

SGCafe spartanchef

During a stage presentation at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 event, Dengeki Bunko light novel editor, Kazuma Miki, stated that A Certain series/ Raildex fans would have to wait longer for A Certain Magical Index season 3 and then he apolo...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the TV anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One Punch-Man manga has revealed that the first Blu-ray and DVD volume will have a limited edition bundle containing a new OVA.

Siliconera Jenni

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This musical appearance will be 10 days before the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. As such, footage from the game will also appear. Nintendo hasn't said what song from the show will be performe...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . October 5, 2015 . 2:30am It's been just a little over a month since the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but Konami's pachinko company KPE recently filed a trademark for "Big Boss.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The live-action film adaptation of the Bakuman. manga series, created by Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata (art), released in Japan on October 3 on 325 screens, taking No. 1 in its first weekend box office with 251,607,900 yen on 184,263 admi...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese streamer Daasuke took a break from playing Minecraft to show off his new oil-match lighter. That's when things got bad. Real bad. Daasuke admitted that he wasn't sure how to use the lighter. He filled it up with lighter fluid and ended up...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

As the fall seasons wraps up its first weekend, a number of home video solicitations, streaming services listings and broadcasters site have taken out of the mystery out of the run lengths of a the new anime series.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I think I failed at getting dressed this morning. I had no idea it was going to be so cold outside today! ! I should definitely have worn more layers. . . Anyway, today I'm going to be taking a look at.

Siliconera Sato

Atlus recently updated Shin Megami Tensei IV's official website with a Twitter campaign that says a "disaster" will occur after a total of 15,000 tweets are made. While we're not exactly sure what this "disaster" will be about, the website has a q...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Check-out the official images for the Tamashi Nation 2015 Event exclusive figure: Kamen Rider Proto-Drive. The figure stands at 140mm and will include replacement wrist along with it's miniature Shift Cars.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

This weekend was a curious one to see as The Martian was essentially trying to follow the same track as Gravity a few years ago in terms of timing, marketing and overall sense. Though the film didn't break any records, it largely achieved its goal...

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Every region in Japan needs to promote itself. Some push their meibutsu: regional merchandise and food. Others use yuru-kyara mascot characters, such as Kumamoto's Kumamon. Still others create art events that can pull in new crowds, such as the va...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Comic Earth Star's official YouTube channel has posted a 15-second CM for the upcoming diet training-themed new TV anime series Ani Tore! EX (Anime de Training), introducing its OP song "Vital☆Exercise" performed by the five main VAs: Miku Ito (As...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The third incarnation of Osomatsu has found itself a home in the simulcast era as Crunchyroll has picked it up under the name Mr. Osomatsu. The new series was announced with the launch of the first episode today.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese fans of the Sword Art Online light novel series know all about the importance of attending the seasonal Dengeki Bunko festivals in Tokyo. This is the main stage on which Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works and its Dengeki Bunko imprint m...

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode #1 A strong start to a brand new Gundam saga. What They Say: Mikazuki belongs to the private security company CGS, at the Martian city of Chryse, which has been hired to escort a girl named Kudelia to Earth.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

On September 22, Korean video game company NHN PixelCube Corporation released their new mobile RPG game "Kill Me Again: Infectors" for Android smartphones. In the game, a zombie apocalypse has taken place and the player's character fights to survive.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . October 5, 2015 . 7:30am Nintendo recently released a video for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. Here's the official video, narrated by the game's princess herself.

The imminent western release of Corpse Party: Blood Drive has prompted the release of a massive 18 minute gameplay PV to help build player anticipation, offering just the visual novel content the Corpse Party series is known for, and hopefully wit...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Vanilla Beans' new single Onna wa Sore wo Gaman Shinai / Be-nius / lonesome X (女はそれを我慢しない / ビーニアス / lonesome X) will be released on November 18. As it was already announced, this single marks the 2nd major label debut of Vanilla Beans after that t...

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