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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...

Siliconera Sato

In addition to announcing the latest of the Valkyria Chronicles series with Valkyria: Azure Revolution, Sega announced Valkyria Chronicles Remaster in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Hachima.

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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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On the morning of Saturday, November 14, many Japanese Beliebers, along with some Non-Beliebers and Agnobiebers, awoke and checked into Twitter as usual only to find the famous Canadian pop star declaring that he was praying for their souls right ...

Siliconera Sato

In Square Enix's latest entry of character introduction videos for their upcoming arcade action title Dissidia Final Fantasy, Terra Branford from Final Fantasy VI shows us her prowess in magic. Terra has the ability to boost her magic attack when ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Luck & Logic, a new collaboration project between Bandai Visual and Bushiroad, was announced at the press conference held in the Akihanbara UDX today, November 17. The project includes an original TV anime series produced by Doga Kobo (Himouto!

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AFA - Anime Festival Asia is about to get One Punched as one of their featured anime will be One Punch Man, and a very special guest will be in attendance! Saitama's alter ego, voice actor Makoto Furukawa, will be coming to Singapore for AFA, and ...

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.

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FUNimation has posted an English version of the second preview for Dimension W. The new anime adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's hit sci-fi mystery manga will be getting a global simulcast in 2016. Series Summary: In the year 2071, the world's energy pr...

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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...

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...

Posted 16/11/2015 It's Monday, and well all know what that means - time to dust off the credit card and wade into a week of new anime and manga releases. This week brings us a couple of notable releases from Anime Limited, starting with Tokyo Ghou...

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.

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Available to Pre-Order now in 24-bit Audio Barely six weeks since the UK and European release of DOGMA, the eighth studio album from Japan's visual kei veterans the GazettE, the influential group return with a three-track EP entitled UGLY, compile...

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...

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...

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.

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click for larger Admittedly, I wanted to wait a few hours after it was announced just to make sure that there wasn't another big announcement waiting in the wings. Sentai Filmworks has announced that their upcoming but unsolicited release of Month...

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

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...

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The official website of anime adaptation of Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda's Durarara! ! light novel series has released the first visual for the upcoming third cour of the anime's second season: Durarara!

'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...

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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.

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

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...

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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.

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...

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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...

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.

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