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Siliconera Sato

By Sato . October 27, 2015 . 3:53am Square Enix announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine the official title of the new Nier project, or Nier 2, as NieR Automata. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The game takes place on a devastated planet Earth, ...

A U. N. special envoy Monday called on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring "extreme" sexualised images of children, after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalising possession of child pornography.

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TOKYO - It's not just that Japanese women have a hard time leaning in. It also turns out that it's even harder for Japanese men to lean out. Or that's a conclusion that could be drawn from the controversy over "Himozairu," a short-lived Japanese c...

Fortune cookies have been an exciting part of getting takeout from advice to an inspirational saying. Now, coming straight from Japan's wholesale cat-themed food company Felissimo delivers fortune cookies with a more exciting inside - your own cat...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On October 28th, Phantasy Star Online 2 is launching a Fairy Tail collaboration with costumes, hairstyles and weapons based on the characters from everyone's favorite guild, along with a team meeting room based on their hall.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Respected artist Noriyoshi Ohrai died earlier today, reports the Japanese media. You might not know his name, but you should know his work. Born in 1939, Ohrai illustrated a wide variety of works-from pulp fiction covers and history books to Holly...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

On 26 October, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, wrapped up a week-long visit to Japan with a press conference at the Japan National Press Club.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

You probably remember that incredible Raiden cosplay from this year's Tokyo Game Show-the one with the moving mask that wowed pretty much everyone on Internet. We were always a bit bummed there wasn't more to all the videos and photos, but now Mas...

A brief PV of the currently planned Rurouni Kenshin musical has shown its costumes in action, garnering some acclaim for the all-female edition of this already famed classic. The hopefully hype-inducing PV: Footage of the special dress rehearsal t...

Toonami has revealed a promo for their Halloween Akame ga Kill marathon, naturally getting fans pumped as the legendary TV block has been know to do, despite the fact that many may be put off by the anime's English dub.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

In Japan, there truly is an all-singing, all-dancing "idol" group for everything. From plus-sized beauties to macho men and octogenarians, if you've got a unique message and a catchy tune, there'll be a niche audience out there waiting to share yo...

New trailers for the wholesomely unique Gravity Rush 2 have shown off the game's new gravity mechanics as well as its "tag battle" system, bound to make for a gameplay experience that will truly sweep players off their feet - possibly made even be...

Three days and approximately 90,000 people. Could Ultra Japan 2015 show us a glimpse of the future of Tokyo? Over the three-day period from Sept. 19-21, Ultra Japan 2015 was held at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Yumi Kawamura's theme song "My Testimony" is featured in a new preview for Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth. Tomohisa Taguchi, director of the second RPG-inspired anime movie project, returns to the helm for the finale, opening in Japanese...

The official Twitter account of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga posted a picture on Tuesday that revealed that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit. The post later got removed from the Twitter account.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

As we head towards the end of the year, video game publishers are pulling out their big guns. But what if the modern gaming world leaves you feeling cold? Maybe you're burned out on multiplayer first-person shooters, and open-world game sandboxes ...

MBFWT 2016 S/S | 2016 S/S Collection Grand Finale, "YOSHIKIMONO" This year March, at the opening reception of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO (MBFWT) 2015-16 A/W, the world famous musician, YOSHIKI from X-Japan, had declared the announcement ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official portal site for the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Gundam. info announced today that an anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is in the works. The anime's teaser site also opened.

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Video game giant Capcom will open its own cafe in Saitama on November 20th. "We look forward to serving you! So dancers, get ready to open! says the intriguing English copy. There is already the Capcom Bar in Kabukicho, operated by Pasela Resorts.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

When it comes to celebrities and drug-use, Japan doesn't have the same forgiving attitude that many other societies do. Last year, for example, when pop singer Aska was arrested on drug charges, the Studio Ghibli-animated video for the vocalist's ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . October 27, 2015 . 8:59am At Sony's Media Briefing during Paris Games Week, Capcom made announcements concerning the future of Street Fighter V. The PlayStation 4 game will make its debut on February 16, 2016 in North America and Europe...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

The official website for the Persona 3 Film updated with new visuals and a promotional video for the final movie, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth. The popular videogame franchise was divided into 4 feature films to help cover the entire s...

The Fandom Post Mastilo von Plume

Hell Girl in business attire "O pitiful shadow, lost in the darkness, demeaning and bring harm to others, a damned soul wallowing in sin, care to give death a try? " Words I put in their mouth: There's a rumor going around: if you feel unjustly wr...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . October 27, 2015 . 4:29am Bandai Namco announced Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis in celebration of Kamen Rider's 45th anniversary next year, and they've provided a release date for the game in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

To Love-Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess is coming to PS Vita in Japan on November 5, so with the release right around the corner, FuRyu recently shared a fresh batch of screenshots. Trouble Princess finds Rito with a bout of memory loss, which ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

One of the many Puzzle & Dragons collaborations that hit Japan this year teamed the puzzle-RPG up with Square Enix's Final Fantasy. This week GungHo Online Entertainment announced plans to launch the crossover in North America, with characters fro...

Destructoid Chris Carter

I'm enjoying the Yo-Kai Watch anime more than I thought I would. The dub is actually pretty good (it helps that the always talented Johnny Yong Bosch is voicing Nate), and the localization team kept in a lot of the spirit of the original, which is...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Though it's been out for a couple of years there's still a whole lot of interest with the Kill la Kill anime series. The folks at Viewster are in the process of adding it to their growing catalog of titles to be offered for streaming as announced ...

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Komuro Tetsuya, tofubeats, and Kanda Sayaka (TRUSTTRICK) have formed a new unit called "TK feat. TK". They have produced a song titled "#RUN" to be used for the horse racing entertainment site "Umabi".

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"One-Punch Man" episode 4 review gets a rating of B+ from critics. The anime series seems to have a roller coaster ride with its critics, as previous episode gets an A-rating. Anime News Network says that the rating given to the latest episode is ...

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