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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...

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...

Kotaku East András Neltz

Besides Valkyria IV, Sega is also working on bringing the first game, Valkyria Chronicles, to the PS4. The new Valkyria will be following the last game in the series, the Japan-only Valkyria Chronicles III, which was released for the PSP in 2011.

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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 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!

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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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...

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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...

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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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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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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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...

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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 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!

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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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.

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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...

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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.

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