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December 25, 2015, 3:30 PM
December 25, 2015, 3:30 PM

Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and subsequent anime series is considered a major cornerstone of shōnen entertainment. The series' later debut on Toonami in 1998 was a gateway for a whole generation of anime fans.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 23, 2015 . 2:00am Bandai Namco recently announced that God Eater Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst is headed westward, and PlayStation LifeStyle got a chance to chat with series producer Yusuke Tomizawa and director Hiros...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 23, 2015 . 11:30am Square Enix recently shared the latest details on their upcoming PS Vita and smartphone remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, and Famitsu has uploaded the latest screenshots for the upcoming title.

Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Santa Claus is coming to town, and for the 60th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will continue its ...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

When it comes to holiday traditions, Christmas-themed video games aren't as common as Christmas movies or television specials. For whatever reason, be it development times, commercial titles' higher average price tag, or the youth of the medium, y...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Charapedia asked some 10,000 Japanese anime fans to vote on the "most charming" anime characters of 2015. Respondents were able to pick their favorite from a list of 67 characters. The results of the "Most Charming Anime Character...

A brand new visual has been revealed for the recently announced anime project based on Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. The visual itself, which features Guts as the Black Swordsman, also reveals that the anime is scheduled for 2016.

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Omakase and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Choose your allegiance to either the Earth Federation Space Force or the Zeon Empire with these official PlayStation Vita cases.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

The augmented-reality smartphone Pokémon may actually live up to the insane hype. Back in September, we caught our first glimpse of Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality Pokémon smartphone game where you can walk around your neighborhood and catch eve...

Just because superhero Saitama's bald head is cold in winter doesn't mean yours has to be too. Surprise anime hit One-Punch Man's protagonist, Saitama, doesn't look like your ordinary action hero. Not only does he share a name with what's often co...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

25,000 police officers descend upon Kabukicho TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening conducted a massive patrol through Tokyo's largest red-light district to raise awareness about criminal activity during what is traditionally a...

Siliconera Sato

5pb. recently announced that Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and they've followed up by announcing that the game will release in Japan on March 24, 2016.

An art exhibition has opened up in celebration of the 25th anniversary for the beloved Slayers franchise, naturally showcasing a multitude of stellar illustrations, sketches and more for franchise followers to appreciate, and no doubt stirring up ...

Siliconera Sato

Legend of Sanada Yukimura is an upcoming title by Capcom that centers around Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune of the Sengoku Basara series. The latest trailer gives us a closer look at its action. Sengoku Basara: Legend of Sanada Yukimura will re...


Last week, we announced The 2015 Arama! Japan Awards. You, the readers, selected who would be nominated for our awards show. The voting for the preliminary round was closed earlier this week and we now have the final nominees.

The Culture Japan team and I together with all our characters would love to wish you a Merry Christmas! These images are all HD at 1920px x 1080px which may make decent wallpaper for some of you too.

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Here's a new short promo video for the Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu winter anime series. It's interesting that eroge of the same name which has become the source for the series will be released a bit later, in March 2016.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2016 series Divine Gate is still a bit surprising in that they do keep announcing more cast members as we get closer to the premiere, though they're more supporting or one-off in nature. The latest additions are interesting ones, howeve...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The upcoming series Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii desu kara has been one of the quieter productions that's been making its way towards its winter 2016 anime debut. It was just under a month ago that we learned it would be a part of the season and now ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Gotoji's school comedy manga Anne Happy/Unhappy Go Lucky today updated with a teaser visual and released the 1st PV to introduce its five main characters.

Gate's luxurious gothic lolita Rory Mercury has graced fans in figure-form, as Kotobukiya have quite impressively replicated the appearance of the luscious demigoddess; Rory Mercury can satiate her blood lust when she descends on her foes this com...

METANORN Overcooled

Dec24 By Overcooled, posted under ANIME, MISCELLANEOUS, Review *shrugs* seems like a fair match It's that time of year again: secret santa time! Thanks to Reverse Thieves, anibloggers all over get the chance to give an anonymous anime recommendati...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Ahead of its TV premiere on January 13, 2016, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Natsume Akatsuki's fantasy comedy light novel series Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Gifting this Wonderful World with Blessings!

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Adorable photos of capybara bathing with yuzu deliver the dose of cute that is just what the doctor ordered! The winter solstice isn't exactly a huge holiday in the West anymore, but in Japan, seasonal customs still have quite a bit of life left.

The show crowns victors in one episode rather than seasonally, still a stunning feat for a boy who stepped on a plane in 2010, a day after graduating Glencoe High School. He'll be home on Sunday for a performance at Hillsboro's Venetian Theatre wi...


Dec24 It's the return of the animal pajamas! Sometimes you watch through a show and just feel like you want to say something about it, even if you haven't really said anything about it before. That's me with this third season of Yuru Yuri: Yuru Yu...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official numbers have been released for this week's Blu-ray and DVDs and, at no surprise, Love Live! The School Idol Movie conquerors in its opening week. In fact, its opening week sales are so strong that it has become the third highest selli...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While the Christmas promotion in Sword Art Online in smartphone game Code Register has been going strong, the game has begun celebrating its first anniversary with an idol event, running through this Saturday.

On December 20th and 21st, Nogizaka46 held their 2-day Christmas concerts, "Nogizaka46 Merry X'mas Show 2015" at the legendary Nippon Budokan. The sold-out concerts, featuring a total of 20,000 fans and showcased the group's growth over the past y...

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