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October 21, 2015, 11:00 PM
October 21, 2015, 11:00 PM

We are so used to seeing the finished cosplay photo, that we sometimes take for granted how much work goes on behind the scenes. Sometimes, cosplayers have to use some creative techniques to get the shot that they want.

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It's official, the long-awaited Evangelion Shinkansen train is now operational and ready to transport passengers from Shin-Osaka station to Hakata Station. Images of the train , including the interior, have now been released, and we can now take a...

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FUNimation has a small theatrical run brewing for Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, which originally debuted in Japan back in June. The latest big-screen outing-featuring Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell: Arise) as chief director, Kazuya Nomura...

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Japanese commercials are known all over the world for being just as entertaining as the programs they interrupt. Whether they're ridiculously cute, heartbreakingly sad, a little confusing, or nightmare-inducingly bizarre, most commercials have som...

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

Creator of Himouto! Umaru-chan had recently announced the publication of a spinoff manga to his popular series about the perfect high school girl turned slacker whenever she is at home. The main star of this new series was also voted the most popu...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Legendary all-female performance troupe Takarazuka Revue famously looks to a broad range of source material for their musicals, from Faust and West Side Story to Phoenix Wright and Ocean's 11 to Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Akira Amano's Katekyo Hitman Reborn! focuses on supernatural mafia battles but mail-order SuperGroupies wanted to hone in on the series' softer side with two new ring pendants based on the Vongola Rings.

Posted 21/10/2015 Now that Scotland Loves Anime 2015 is done and in the books (unless you're in Aberdeen this weekend), it's a perfect time to reflect upon what we - and over 6,000 others - saw on the big screen over the past couple of weeks.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Michael Jackson's popularity remains strong world-wide despite his death six years ago, and that includes in Japan. There is no shortage of MJ fans in the country, and many still consider him one of their favorite artists.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The November issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker manga magazine is announcing that Matcha Hazuki's drama / romance manga, One Week Friends, is being adapted into a live-action movie. No further details, such as a director or a release date, are cu... jrharbort

Some news leaks on a few game news blogs have revealed a few interesting details about the upcoming Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X title for the PS4 and PS Vita: Five new songs and modules. These include.

With their second-to-last DLC release for Persona 4: Dancing All Night landing on the PlayStation Store today, ATLUS USA have confirmed that this set includes the Hatsune Miku character DLC. Comparable to the Adachi and Marie DLC released previous...

Siliconera Sato

It's been revealed that Sega recently registered a trademark for "Aoki Kakumei no Valkyria," which roughly translates to "Valkyria of the Blue Revolution. " [Thanks, Hachima. ] While there's no telling whether this trademark has anything to do wit...

Thanks to the runaway popularity of wacky physics games with the word "simulator" in the title (yes, I'm looking at you, Surgeon, Goat and Tabletop Simulators), it was only a matter of time before a Japanese developer decided to out-weird their We...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . October 20, 2015 . 9:00am When Koei Tecmo Empires spin-offs are mentioned, the first series to come to mind is likely Dynasty Warriors. There are regular adaptations, with the most recent being Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires back in Februa...

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3 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 3 Flares × Prepare for another feels trip as the team behind AnoHana has reunited in what promises to be the next big tearjerker, titled The Anthem of the Heart.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With a new anime series in the works and the manga doing well in sales, it's little surprise that another Terra Formars spinoff is in the works and about to arrive. An early scan of the new Young Jump magazine has revealed that Terra Formars Asimo...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

When Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force hits PS Vita in Japan on December 23, Gundam fans will have a choice to make regarding a couple different limited edition units. Sony announced both a limited PS Vita handheld and a limited PlayStation TV ...

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(Photo : Official Website) Manga adaptations are nothing new within the anime scene, but a breakout and wildly enjoyable shojo series, is always exciting. Like Us on Facebook Basically, any anime series within a popular genre that is able to garne...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix are also hosting an event that will allow players to try out the game before its launch on November 14 and 15. Applications for the event are being taken through the Final Fantasy Portal App.

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The creative team at Bibi Lab have been at it again. The inventive brand dedicated to bringing weird and wonderful items out into the world have delighted us with life-sized human-shaped pillows, mosquito net jumpsuits and even sailor-style school...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's time to reboot the 2000's! Tatsunoko Production has revealed that they're reviving the Nurse Witch Komugi property with a new TV series that will debut in January 2016 named Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R.

Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles chart with 14th single AAO selling over 181,000 copies. The title track has tie-up as theme for TV series Seishun Tantei Haruya staring member Tamamori Yuta. Rock band MAN WITH A MISSION lands at #3 with Raise your flag...

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Ahhhhhhhh, the "Lucky Pervert", the trope has been quite the staple for any anime for that instant fanservice scene be it for ecchi, harem, or even the occasional shounen or slice of life anime. "Lucky Pervert" often pertains to scenes where one c...

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The PV for Yuzu's new song "TOWA" has been uploaded onto their official YouTube channel. The duo released "TOWA" digitally on October 20. Set in a devastated world, the PV portrays a young girl's imagination that turns "the reality that makes you ...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Yandere Simulator is a stealth game about stalking a boy and secretly eliminating any girl who seems interested in him, while maintaining the image of an innocent schoolgirl. If gossip, bullying, and murder suicide weren't enough to satisfy your y...


The weekend ahead sees the PRESENTING JAPAN event taking place in London - 6 days of talks and activities covering a broad range of Japanese cultural topics. Sunday will be of most interest to J-Pop fans as HIROYUKI ITOH and DAITO MANABE will be p...

That's My Jam is a feature where one person from the Selective Hearing staff goes to wax poetic about music that is pivotal to their musical tastes. Whether that would be an album, a song, or anything in-between.

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