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All year Japan has been going Star Wars crazy, not least because a certain film sequel is about to be unleashed on the world box office. This has lead to a slew of products and tie-ups. Some of these have been very ambitious, starting with the Sta...

Award-winning Japanese cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki, known for his comics of ghosts and monsters inspired by folklore and for his accounts of World War II horrors, died today at 93, his office said. Mizuki, whose real name was Shigeru Mura, was hospi...

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Global superstars Perfume build upon their impressive resume of advertising tie-ups with the latest commercial for Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class! The 30-second commercial features a new Perfume song titled "Next Stage with YOU" and features animated...

Something big is presumably brewing in the world of Masashi Kishimoto's concluded-but-far-from-dead Naruto. The official Weekly Shonen Jump website kicked off a teaser site that includes a "countdown to the next generation" along with silhouettes ...

The quickly ascending danger levels of One Punch Man have seemingly reached their zenith with the anime's latest airing, as more formidable heroes are effortlessly dispatched by the show's most powerful enemy yet; the fearsome foe being deftly era...

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Eager Hatsune Miku music game fans will be happy with today's news: SEGA has just announced a March 24th, 2016 release Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X on PlayStation Vita! Along with the announcement comes other exciting updates.

Tokyo Ghoul's author Sui Ishida is known for posting art on Twitter and recently he was getting emotional about reading shoujo manga from authors like Ryo Azuki, he then shared a tribute piece to Amu Meguro's Honey (or Honey So Sweet) from Bessats...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For goodness' sake, someone get out there and help Domo-kun! The mascot appeared at an NHK Trophy skating competition in Nagano, even taking to the ice in a special Domo-kun on Ice event. This isn't Domo-kun's first time on the ice.

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The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Kengo Hanazawa's survival zombie manga I am a Hero today announced that its release day in Japan is set for April 23, 2016. The latest issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits als...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo previously revealed a new "Nintendo Account" service that aims for Nintendo experiences beyond platforms to operate a new global membership system, and it has launched today in Japan. The Nintendo Account will make it so that users can ea...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

The Japan Times recently started its series of year end articles on the current music scene. Last week, Patrick St. Michel wrote about Namie Amuro's dominance among female soloists. This week, my article was released.

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Dec1 Asking a serious question in lovely soft focus Ask, and ye shall be answered Relaxation Time? They always compose these officers like this Not a whole heck of a lot overt happenings in this week's Cavalry.

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The most recent Sega Nama Niconico broadcast brought with it a 15 minute sampling of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final's gameplay. See the extended preview of the sequel from Atlus below. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final hits Nintendo 3DS in Japan on Febru...

It was incredibly special to see Tekkadan have the chance to celebrate with a true party, for what was the first time in their lives. They had a number of reasons to celebrate, starting with Tekkadan being accepted by Teiwaz's boss McMurdo Barriston.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The city of Minokamo in Gifu Prefecture, Japan thought it would be a good idea to try to boost tourism with anime posters. One in particular, however, will not be used. The poster in question features a character named Kocho Yoshida (above) from t...

Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花) announced new single WASTELANDERS with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Shojo-tachi wa Koya wo Mezasu (少女たちは荒野を目指す) ~ Girls beyond the youth KOYA ~. Her 12th single comes on one anime themed edition scheduled for rel...

An immensely frilly cosplay has surfaced for the incredibly popular Kuroneko of Ore no Imouto, showing off the chuunibyou's more cute and innocent side, if possibly disappointing those wanting to see a different sort of "pink".

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Croixleauf Sigma, the high speed hack-and-slash action title on PC by Souvenir circ. is headed to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and Sony Computer Entertainment shared a look at the game in action on the handheld version.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Ototachibana's Shonen Maid comedy manga series opens today, announcing its main staff. The 8-Bit-produced adaptation will premiere on TBS and BS-TBS in Spring of 2016.

The good folks from UK Anime convention Kitacon have just sent us details for their next event. Kitacon Karnival 2016. They've already revealed that it'll run from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd April 2016 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole NEC.

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The original Japanese broadcast of Symphogear GX concluded in September, but the Japanese home video release for the series is on-going, and to drum up interest in the Blurays and DVDs, the official Youtube channel is offering a peak at some of th...

The highly coveted Queen's Blade series has made its return after a year long absence with a PV for the upcoming Queen's Blade Grimoire OVA, absolutely bursting at the seams with an abundance of its much-loved service, hopefully to give rise to an...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 30, 2015 . 1:00am Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's upcoming "side-View" RPG Exist Archive has a variety of characters that gain immortality from an evil deity, that lands them in trouble with the gods.

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Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing an English language version of the Lord Marksman and Vanadis manga written by Tsukasa Kawaguchi and illustrated by Nobuhiko Yanai. The series is an adaptation of the series of fant...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's a beautiful (if increasingly chilly) Sunday morning and there's a good slate of anime to check out today from the main service providers. Crunchyroll is running with a few shorts with more Hakone and Komori while also digging into more Diabol...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 30, 2015 . 5:00am In Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2's latest trailer for the upcoming stylish brawler JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, we get a closer look at Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable's main protagonist Josuke Hi...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Sailor Moon is the one show that keeps on giving, and sure enough there are brand new accessories. This latest Luna Leather Collection is a versatile edition to the Sailor Moon accessory lines, in which they are more functional and fit for every d...

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

Asajo recently compiled a list of the top 15 lowest rated Jdoramas of all time (regular, primetime). It's a given that drama ratings are down these past years. As I also do the weekly ratings chart, it comes a bit interesting to note that several ...

NHK has announced the artist line up for its annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 66th Kohaku Uta Gassen'. This year's hosts will be Ayase Haruka for the red team and Inohara Yoshihiko(V6) for the white team.

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