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Many Japanese castles have been known by a nickname. Because of its architecture, similar to a bird with open wings, the Matsue castle, one of the 12 surviving Japanese castles, was nicknamed Chidori-jō, the "Plover castle".

Subdued Fangirling Confused Muse

This week's link roundup has streaming news, a debunked rumor, and an adorable new Pokemon Nendoroid! Nendoroid N is Available for Order From the US Pokemon Center! I can hardly wait for mine to get here!

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

With Yo-Kai Watch finally exported overseas, many await the inevitable changes due to localization and censorship that will occur. After all, if it can happen to Doraemon, it can happen to any series. Sure enough, the English version of Yo-kai Wat...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

The international community has spoken! Here are the official waifu candidates from the Winter 2015 season. They will be doing battle against other waifu candidates from the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons at a later date.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

A famous Japanese comedian Masatoshi Hamada dressed up as a character "Hamada Bamyu Bamyu" will release his first debut single on December 16. Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is a character created in the famous television program "Gaki No Tsukai ya Arahende" ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The latest issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has revealed the main cast for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga. In addition, the main theme songs of the anime were also announced.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new English subtitled trailer has been released for the upcoming Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai (Garakowa -Restore the World-) anime film. This new trailer, introduces the main characters of the upcoming movie and also introduces its main p...

Otaku Reviewers RPGHero San

If you're a convention warrior, like us here at the Otaku Reviewers, you've seen your fair share of ups and downs on your convention journeys. We are no exception to the rule. While we cover the highlights of various conventions (As seen at Conven...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Bandai Namco is taking a break from the daily JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven character trailers for. . . another trailer! This time it's the fourth full promotional video, which shows the extensive playable roster in both story scenes an...

Sunshine Coast Daily Nicky Moffat

JAPANESE anime characters, superheroes and even a samurai swordsman turned out for a day of play at Epic Diem, a pop culture expo at the University of the Sunshine Coast yesterday. Gamers were treated to demos, stalls sold everything from lollipop...

Die-hard fans of Owari no Seraph may enjoy this latest PV of "Owari no Seraph: The Origin of Fate", which shows off not only its expected barrage of visual novel action but also gameplay of the turn-based strategy variety, a rarity amongst titles ...

Siliconera Sato

In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Shantotto attacks using a variety of powerful magic attacks. She's a "Shoot" type character that can use her own HP to go into an "enraged" state to launch multiple magic attacks.

Siliconera Sato

Vaan is a Unique-type character, and is the only character from the entire roster with two HP Attacks as a set for battle. The more hits he lands, the more effective the HP Attacks get, and it adds an extra "Fusion Skill" to it.

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Good Smile Company's star employee herself, Kahotan, recently unveiled the new 2016 Nendoroid and figma versions for Snow Miku, who will once again be serving as the mascot for the annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido.

Goodereader Michael Kozlowski (5537 Posts)

Crunchyroll has just garnered $22 million in funding from Otter Media in a bid to expand their engineering division and focus on original content. Crunchyroll says that it now has 20 million registered users, and expects to have 750,000 paid subsc...

On December 24, the alter-ego fictional character of Yui Horie will hold her very first solo concert at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE in Tokyo as a Christmas gift for all of her fans. Miss Monochrome has been in various concert, festivals and events ...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

The independent (or indie, for short) game development landscape has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Humble beginnings become even greater futures with programmers and designers alike combining their hearts and souls into one hell o...

Japanator Anthony Redgrave

From reading posts by anime fans whenever a show has a selection of female characters (often attractive) one of them will be selected as best. This is an entirely opinionated but I think the most common favourite in the Monogatari series is Shinob...

Anime Evo setsuken

Oh man. . . Oh man. . . I'm seriously getting excited here. The wait is finally over, and One-Punch Man is finally bringing its S-Class game and moving up from the minor leagues (at least as far as this show itself is concerned).

Oh yes, One Punch Man has ascended to full-blown awesome now. As is my usual preference when I'm writing a generally positive post (and this one is going to be extremely positive) with one negative element, I'll get the negative out of the way.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Any Love Liver would know that Love Live! 's resident idol fangirl, Hanayo, does not only like school idols, she also just loooooooooooooooooves eating rice. Her love for the Japanese staple food is evident in her large portions of rice eaten ever...

Crunchyroll Brittany Vincent

Yo-kai Watch is a very big property for Nintendo, so it's no surprise the company is investing in it for holiday marketing and making sure it's in front of potential consumers. This commercial series that debuted during the latest Nintendo Direct ...

Ani-Culture nbcwarrior

Formed in 2010, GARNiDELiA is a Japanese music unit consisting of vocalist MARiA and producer Toku. Before the formation of the group MARiA is famous utaite and odorite on NicoNico Douga , covering many popular Vocaloid songs, personal music video...

'しのぶメイル 其ノ貳' (Shinobu Meiru Sono Ni) "Shinobu Mail Part Two" It's a good thing that Araragi lives in a part of town where nobody is phased by a building exploding, because otherwise he'd have had no time to get kinky.

I know most of you aren't paying attention, but you should be. If Concrete Revolutio were a song, I think it would be The Monkees "Shades of Grey". . . When the world and I were young, Just yesterday. Life was such a simple game, A child could play.

METANORN Overcooled

Nov21 Subete ga F ni Naru: Perfect Insider - 07 GOTTA GO FAST I went through so much agony picking which ridiculous screencap to use as a header image. The visual imagery for this show has been pretty boring aside from the character designs, so I ...

'道' (Michi) "Path" This episode changes everything. For the first time since the premiere, I'm optimistic about where Comet Lucifer is going. If it gives us more of this, it can-bwahaha, I'm just kidding.

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