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October 6, 2015, 12:00 PM
October 6, 2015, 12:00 PM
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.

The day has finally come. The broadcast of a certain masterpiece that carved its name into the history of Japanese anime began on this very day, Oct. 4, 20 years ago. Yes, it's none other than Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, an an...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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!

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

The series Evangelion and the lingerie brand PEACH JOHN will be collaborating! They will be selling both lingerie and room wear and the reservation for these will start on October 5th. These were creating based on the image of the characters and a...

Anime Instrumentality Chris Nguyen

All of the East Coast Vocaloid fans who weren't able to see IA perform live in concert this past summer at Anime Expo can catch her in concert this October in New York City. The concert, billed as the IA SPECIAL 3D LIVE SHOWCASE will take place on...

Cult director Takashi Miike will helm a live-action version of Hiroaki Samura's manga Blade of the Immortal, it was announced today. Main character Manji will be played by Takuya Kimura (Redline, Space Battleship Yamato).

DAOKO, 18 years old rap singer who made major debut March 2015 when she was at high school, finally revealed her face in the MV for "ShibuyaK", which is included in her new single "ShibuyaK/Samishii Kamisama" releasing October 21st.

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.

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.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco revealed the latest limited edition PlayStation 4 model with "PlayStation 4 Sword Art Online: Game Director's Edition Aincrad Model. " The Sword Art Online edition PS4 will release in Japan on November 19, 2015 alongside the release o...

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.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Corpse Party: Blood Drive is coming to North America and Europe this month, and if you want to see a bunch more gameplay footage Marvelous' European branch has you covered. Watch a little over 18 minutes of Blood Drive in English below.

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...

AFA Channel! kiseki

They say the way to one's heart is through one's stomach. And Shokugeki no Souma sure is a figurative testament to that statement! With the first season having just ended its run and the second season yet to be announced, it looks like viewers wil...

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