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November 20, 2015, 12:30 AM

Last weekend, the cast for the anime adaptation of Okayado's Monster Musume (Everyday Life with Monster Girls) manga appeared at an Interspecies Exchange Party at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall.

James asks: Why do you and the other staff of Anime News Network seem to have a dislike for (unofficial) fan translations of Japanese animation and manga? How do those media affect you and your website in any way, and do you have some personal sta...

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!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

That's right, the Japanese porn company with the worst name, Soft on Demand, is turning its sex-studio-on-wheels into an adult browser game. The game features the "magic mirror" truck, which is used in some adult video shoots.

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...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll closed out this week's Library Expansion Project today with the addition of Princess Knight and Fantastic Detective Labyrinth. Princess Knight is available dubbed in its entirety to premium members.

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...

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 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...

TOKYO, Nov. 13 - Takeshi Kitano, an internationally known Japanese director and actor, recently revisited his life around 40 years ago when he was an apprentice comedian at a strip theater called Asakusa France-za in Tokyo's downtown district.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Figure makers/sellers Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures, designed by Shunya Yamashita goes from American comics and fighting game to something different, maybe provingcan love bloom on the battlefield, with Metal Gear Solid's Sniper Wolf.

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This is the news Monster Girl fans have been waiting for, the life-size dakimakura (body pillow) version Miia, Monster Musume's lovable lamia, which was first released earlier this year during Comiket 88, has gotten a re-release, however, this wou...

Siliconera Sato

In addition to new HD looks and trophy support, Valkyria Chronicles Remaster adds three additional episodes and a new "Hard EX" mode. Screenshots showing some of the game's memorable moments of friendship, love, and more.

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...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Today's Main Feature! ! Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at one of Max Factory's items that is currently available for preorder. . . Hatsune Miku: mebae Ver.

KpopStarz KpopStarz

The news just keeps on coming as today ANN revealed that the "My Hero Academia" manga series will be adapted into both a 3DS game and an arcade card game. The Nintendo 3DS game is entitled "My Hero Academia: Battle for All" and will be released by...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Siliconera Sato

Sega recently announced two new titles from the Valkyria Chronicles series with Valkyria: Azure Revolution and Valkyria Chronicles Remaster. Famitsu provides us with a first look at screenshots for both games.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Poppet is a new service that allows you to create a kind of 3D "relief" with your pet's face. Being handmade and durable, the idea is that the relief is far superior to a regular photo. Pet-owners just have to provide one digital photo and Poppet ...

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