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Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami wins Denmark's top literary award, the Hans Christian Andersen Prize (AFP Photo/Kazuhiro Nogi) Copenhagen (AFP) - Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami on Tuesday won Denmark's top literary award, the Hans Christian A...

If you are a fan of Okayado's Monster Musume (Everyday Life with Monster Girls) and wanted to buy the 7-meter Miia dakimakura that was sold at Comiket 88, but were let down when it sold out in less than an hour, then there is some good news for you!

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

We visited the all-you-can-eat KFC buffet restaurant in Japan before the official opening day and found more than just fried chicken on the menu. There're also pastas, soups, breads, sweets, and even an all-you-can-drink beer plan!

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Fairy Tail fans, rejoice! The wrap-around jacket of Volume 52 of Fairy Tail has revealed that the manga's prequel story, Fairy Tail Zero, will be getting adapted into a TV anime! The anime's official website also revealed a new key visual image, a...

Back in September, I wrote about how Ouran High School Host Club kickstarted new genre sensibilities by parodying reverse harem anime. "Fujoshi comedies" are all the rage now for female otaku, but it's worth noting that more traditional reverse ha...

It was revealed on Tuesday that the theme song performers from the first season of Yao Ro Dushi from Yanai Tagami's Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land) will return to perform t...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

It's time for the KanColle browser game's latest seasonal event. "Charge! Maritime Transport Operation! " starts November 18th. As you campaign with your combat ships to transport to a southern circular island, a quartet of new KanMusu are introdu...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Square Enix is preparing everyone for the upcoming western launch of Final Fantasy Explorers with a detailed look at all 21 job classes. To do so they've unleashed a massive infographic with a description of each, including the specialized Blue Ma...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Because sometimes a sweatshirt with a kitty cuddle pouch isn't enough. Oh, and also you have to poop. Last spring, we took a look at the Meowgaroo Hoodie, a sweatshirt with the ears and paws of a cat plus a kangaroo-style pouch over your tummy for...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

If you've got a cat or dog you love, odds are you've got a few pictures of your animal companion on display around the home you share. But what if you could give those visual reminders of your precious pet a loving pat on the nose?

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . November 18, 2015 . 8:00am Atlus has shared a new trailer for Stella Glow to mark the game's release. You can check out the trailer below. The vibrant, fast-paced trailer gives us a glimpse at the game's story and plot, as well as its c...

Police link more Chinese nationals to Japanese delivery worker arrested last week Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two more Chinese nationals on Wednesday on charges of copyright violation, after they allegedly uploaded Japanese manga for an over...

Siliconera Sato

The Ex-SOLDIER Cloud Strife is a Heavy-type character with the ability to increase the power of almost all of his attacks by holding down the button. His charge attacks have good range and they can also break down enemy defenses, making him a grea...

Siliconera Sato

My Hero Academia, the manga series about a normal boy living in a world full of people with superpowers, is getting a Nintendo 3DS game, this week's issue of Jump magazine revealed. [Thanks, @Kazu4281.

For better and worse, much to the chagrin of fans of other vocaloid singers. Crypton Future Media has been careful to craft a fun, peppy image for Miku. However, fans have pretty much free reign when creating things based on Miku.

CINNAMOROLL CAFE produced by THE GUEST cafe&diner will be opening for a limited time in December in Shibuya PARCO! Cinnamoroll is a popular Sanrio character who ranked at No. 3 in the 2015 Sanrio Character Rankings.

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

Aksys Games has revealed, on their official site, that Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator - an update to 2014's 2. 5D fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign - will be making its way over to North America, in tandem with its Japanese release.

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine announced on Wednesday that the Ace of Diamond The Live stage play will receive a sequel in March 2016. The Ace of Diamond The Live play ran from August 1 to August 9 at the Zepp Blue The...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 18, 2015 . 6:15am Bandai Namco's latest entry in JoJo's Bizarre adventure: Eyes of Heaven's character introduction video series, we get a look at Part III: Stardust Crusaders protagonist Jotaro Kujo in action.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Ahead of the November 22nd, 2015 debut, Toei Animation is now streaming the preview for the fifty-fourth episode of World Trigger. The show is moving right along and is dealing with the sorta-sequel/side season material.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

According to the latest Oricon report, 35-year-old anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki's highly-anticipated 11th album "SMASHING ANTHEMS", released on November 11, ranked 2nd in the weekly album sales chart selling 61,408 units in its first week.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

With laser-blast-firing sumo wrestlers on horses, Japan Sumo Derby was one of the best things we've seen this year. So, how can it be topped? With Street Fighter characters! The original Japan Sumo Derby game, produced for the JRA (Japan Racing As...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 18, 2015 . 5:56am One Piece: Burning Blood is Bandai Namco's latest entry for their One Piece brawler games, and in this week's issue of Jump magazine we get to see Franky and Drake make their appearance.

japanCRUSH Beth

Image source Japan, like the rest of the world, was shocked and saddened by the recent terror attacks in Paris. While netizens mourned France's loss, many became preoccupied with the fact that Tokyo Tower was illuminated in the colors of the Frenc...

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

A couple weeks ago, New York Magazine ran an online article by Max Read entitled "How Anime Avatars on Twitter Help Explain Politics Online in 2015. " If you're interested in the piece you can go read it, but perhaps it's enough to know that there...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . November 17, 2015 . 3:00pm Shanghai-based studio Pixpil Games has revealed its upcoming action-adventure game Eastward. It'll have you playing as a father who has to travel through a post-apocalyptic world with his daughter.

Anime Evo setsuken

Sometimes a setup episode is only that, an episode largely dedicated to setup. I think its interesting that, whenever Sakurako-san seems to focus on its central plot or overall story, things in the moment seem to get muddled in service of that lar...

The Japan Times Yasuo Sekiguchi

Takeshi Kitano, an internationally known director and actor, recently revisited the place where he began his career as a comedian around 40 years ago, a strip theater called Asakusa France-za, in downtown Tokyo.

Earlier today, anime publisher Sentai Filmworks, announced its latest acquisition for release in North America, the OVA for the visual novel based anime series, "Utawarerumono. " Produced by Aquaplus and Chaos Project, the "Utawarerumono" OVA orig...

Haruhichan's blog himecatherine

If this image isn't Photoshopped, then the Japanese publication of the final volume of Tsutomu Nihei's sci-fi manga, Knights of Sidonia features a wrap-around banner announcing the creation of a theatrical anime film adaptation of Blame, an earlie...

China.org.cn 周静

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has won the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, following other renowned peers like J. K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie, the award committee announced Wednesday. "Haruki Murakami's imaginative prose embodies a gl...

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