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November 17, 2015, 10:30 PM
November 17, 2015, 10:30 PM

In the video games and anime, the Pokémon Gym is where you take your pet monsters to exercise. In (real life) Japan, the Pokémon Gym is now where you go to buy Pokémon merch. Something seems a bit lost in translation here; when you build a store t...

RocketNews24 Amy Chavez

We've all heard about how safe Japan is. But unless you live here, you may not understand why Japan is considered so safe. The uninitiated may presume that safety is enforced through a rigid society that doesn't allow freedom of expression, that J...

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If you are strolling through Terminal 3, you might notice something. A giant rebel fighter. You can do more than just look at this replica. Toggle and The Strait Times report that regular folks can even climb into the cockpit for photo ops.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Monster Musume Miia hug pillow, sold out at Comiket 88, is back! Now, through the end of the month, Hobidas Market is offering the amazing, seven-meter item for mailorder, minus the limited C88 bag, selling for 100,000yen.

Siliconera Sato

Hyperdimension Great War Neptune Vs. Sega Hardware Girls, and Compile Heart followed up with a new trailer that shows off more from the girls and gameplay of the upcoming PlayStation Vita title. In addition to a look at the game's key characters w...


KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya will be starring in the new NTV drama "Kaito Yamaneko" (The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko) based on the novel "Kaito Tantei Yamaneko Series" by Manabu Kaminaga. Kamenashi has played a wide range of roles such as a monster in...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Capcom is back with more cat cosplay (and a bit of teasing) in their winter Felyne spots for Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX. The Nintendo 3DS version of the cartoonish spinoff was released on September 10th.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Online voting has begun for the 2nd annual Sugoi Japan Awards, which seek to celebrate the works of anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels that Japan wishes to share with the rest of the world.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 16, 2015 . 3:30am Bandai Namco's upcoming Gundam action shooter game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force for PlayStation Vita is releasing Japan this December, and the Asia version with its English subs will release shortly af...

Italian musician Paolo Tuci is making a habit of creating music videos inspired by 80's and 90's girl's cartoons. First he did one based on Jem and the Holograms, and now he's done a Sailor Moon video using his new single "Sailor Moon e il Cristal...

Delivering what could potentially be their most satisfying PC gaming experience to date, Nippon Ichi Software America have announced they are porting the original Disgaea game to the PC - under the current title of: Disgaea PC.

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

It's only been less than a month since Tales of Zestiria was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 20th. Additionally, it wasn't too long ago that Bandai Namco made a statement in regards to what PC enthusiasts could do to en...

Haruhichan's blog himecatherine

The cover of the December issue of Miracle Jump magazine is revealing on November 17th, that GANTZ, a highly acclaimed science-fiction manga written by Hiroya Oku, is inspiring a fully fledged 3DCG anime film in 2016.

Siliconera Sato

In Capcom's latest video for Street Fighter V, we get a look at the game's Tutorial Mode, which comes with a little story of when Ryu and Ken trained together under Gouken. The little story bit starts out with a young Ryu getting his butt handed t...

Siliconera Sato

While he may not be the most popular of Final Fantasy heroes we've seen thus far, Bartz from Final Fantasy V and his versatility is certainly a force to be reckoned with in Dissidia Final Fantasy on arcade.

Revision could allow for unilateral enforcement of intellectual property violators Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency is considering a revision of the country's copyright laws, after having reached an agreement with 11 other countries last month rega...

Siliconera Sato

Jonathan Joestar is a balanced fighter, as he has everything going for him from power, defense, speed, and his explosive combos for his main focus as a close-ranged fighter. He can fill up his Ripple Gauge and use a variety of skills that revolve ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The December issue of Miracle Jump, out in Japan on November 17th, is introducing a slate of projects inspired by Hiroya Oku's 2000-2013 violent action sci-fi manga Gantz. The issue launches Blue Gralia author Keita Iizuka's spin-off, now titled G...

'温もりの場所' (Nukumori no Basho) "Place of Warmth" Let's talk about balance, tension, stakes, and how to stack the deck against your protagonists. Balancing the Sides Last week I compared this series to Robotics;Notes, in that there's a mismatch betwe...

Gamespresso Jeremy Yu

The acclaimed visual novel Clannad finally has a concrete western release date. Sekai Project, the team localizing the game, has announced the game would release on Steam November 23. Clannad originally released in Japan in 2004.

Siliconera Sato

Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book's latest footage shows how the game starts out, where we get to see some of Sophie's close friends in Monika, Oskar, and Plachta in her book form. Read Watch How Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mys...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With The Martian doing strong box office results around the world in general, there's definitely some anticipation building up for the Japanese release - which doesn't hit until February 5th, 2016! But there's time to add a bit more hype to it and...


Popular manga Hana Yori Dango will be having a stage musical adaptation opening on January 5 next year. The play will run at Tokyo's Theater Crea from January 5-24, at Fukuoka's Sun Place Hotel and Hall on January 28, at Nagoya's Aichi Prefectural...

OLDCODEX unveiled the title for their new single Aching Horns with tie-up as theme song for upcoming anime movie High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-. Unit member Suzuki Tatsuhisa (VO) continues as the voice of key character Tashibana Makoto.

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There are so many things that are going on with "One-Punch Man" aside from spoilers of episode 7 of the Anime series. The anime series of One and Yusuke Murata's famous manga has a special twitter campaign, plus it also announces that the anime's ...

Reno Gazette Journal 4:59 p.m. PST November 16, 2015

NO. 15 USHIO TO TORA If you're a sucker for old-school manga and anime, "Ushio and Tora" will certainly float your boat. And by old school, we mean stuff from the 1990s. Yup, it's gotten to that point.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first promotional video has been revealed for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Love Live! The School Idol Movie. The video itself highlights many of the bonuses that will be bundled with the limited edition Blu-ray release.

iDigitalTimes Phillip Martinez

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is an action-oriented game. You'll choose a team of three to travel and complete subquests and the main storyline. You'll enter battles with monsters and other characters. And since the story takes place in Alfhelm, you...

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6 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 3 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 6 Flares × The story of Prince Casval's transformation into the dreaded Red Comet, Char Aznable, continues with Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Houki.

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