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February 13, 2013, 12:00 PM
Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Earlier tonight here in Tokyo, Bandai Visual held a launch event for Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the new Ghost in the Shell anime series announced earlier this year. The event was full of interviews with the various creators of the new series and h...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

As part of a promotion for A Good Day to Die Hard, a life-sized chocolate statue of John McClane (née Bruce Willis) was wheeled out for a press conference this evening in Japan. The flick opens on February 14, which is Valentine's Day—hence the ch...

Maaya Sakamoto stars in 4-part series premiering in Japanese theaters in June The staff of the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime announced the details of its project on Tuesday. The project will consist of four 50-minute parts.

On January 9, 2013, Yamada Ryousuke made his solo debut with the song, Mystery Virgin. . It was used as the theme song for the Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo SP aired on the 12th of January this year. In relation to that GOO Ranking made a survey ask...

Singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, who voiced the Major in young bodies in original movie and in Stand Alone Complex, will be reprising the role of Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, a four part OVA/theatrical run series with the firs...

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AKB48 group to become ‘Tourism ambassador’ of Guam by ustar on February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am The national tourism organization of Guam has appointed popular idol group AKB48 as the “Tourism ambassador” of Guam.

Nexon subsidiary company Neoburu developing PC game for 2014 release in Japan The staff at the Ghost in the Shell Arise press conference revealed more details on Tuesday about the Ghost in the Shell Online (tentative title) PC game.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

The very Chinese ingenuity with which a souvenir foodstuff has been packaged is the latest made in China product to be securing praise for its “innovative” marketing, both in China and beyond. More examples were soon exhumed: Online there is some ...

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu reveals the details of her upcoming single by ustar on February 12, 2013 at 10:24 am It’s been revealed that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her song, “Ninjari Banban“, on March 20th.

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Luna Sea kicks up a storm with its last leg of its concert tour in Singapore, with suitable weather to match.   When LUNA SEA disbanded in the year 2000, many J-Rock fans were devastated. With the disbandment, the dream of seeing LUNA SEA perform ...

Idolm@ster Movie Announced Last weekend’s IDOLM@STER Music Festiv@L of Winter! ! publicity event included a public announcement that the studio A-1 Pictures staff that produced last year’s Idolm@ster anime television series will reunite to produce...

Toshokan Senso Live-Action Movie Trailer The first trailer for the live-action Toshokan Senso movie has appeared on Japanese television. The adaptation of Hiro Arikawa’s bestselling six-volume “Library Wars” novel series revolves around a young fe...

The 1999-2005 drama manga Paji, by manga creator Takashi Murakami (not to be confused with the “superflat” pop-artist with the same name), will be adapted into a live-action TV special starring 75-year-old comic actor Shirou Itou and 8-year-old ac...

The Pokémon Company has launched a free Pokémon TV app for iOS and Android systems, allowing fans to stream episodes of the popular anime series.       via WTK   ------- Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Following last night’s CoroCoro magazine report on new Pokémon, Ninfia, another report from the magazine reveals a new Wii U game—Pokémon Rumble U, slated for release in Japan this Spring as a download game.

For the next installment of the Batman: Arkham series, it was only a matter of when. According to a transcript of a Warner Bros. financial meeting, release plans have it making its debut sometime in 2013.

If you were excited by the early look at Ghost in the Shell: Arise from today's preview event event, you weren't the only one. The otaku artists at color's "ita nail salon" (as in itasha, the "painmobiles" you see decorated with anime decals) took...

Siliconera Sato

The full name of the next upcoming Pokémon movie is “Extreme Speed Genesect and the Awakening of Mewtwo”, according to the latest issue of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine. Prior to the main film,  a short titled “Eevee & Friends” will be shown, which wi...

It's not been confirmed or listed for North America, but VIZ UK has scheduled an August release for Shinobu Ohtaka's original manga Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic - the source material for the currently running Arabian Nights inspired anime.

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KAT-TUN tops Oricon weekly chart for 20 consecutive singles since their debut single by Shiso on February 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm Popular group KAT-TUN’s 20th single “EXPOSE“, which was released on February 6th, sold 155,000 copies during the first we...

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The Pokémon Company have released a Pokémon TV app for iOS and Android devices, that lets users watch a weekly rotation of Pokémon anime episodes. The app is free and is available for download now.     The Pokémon TV app will rotate 50 episodes we...

Its time once again to show you some of the erotic figurine showcase in Wonder Festival 2013. As usual, every year the eroge figurine companies will showcase their figurine to let buyers know and buy at a later date.

SISTAR's Hyorin Admits To Getting Plastic Surgery general posted by Aysohmay 43 minutes ago   ·   6 comments SISTAR's Hyorin admitted on the Lunar New Year special of "Mama Mia" that she has had double eyelid surgery.

Former AKB48 Member Yuka Masuda Gets Her Own Program general posted by Aysohmay 19 minutes ago   ·   0 comments Former AKB48 member Yuka Masuda announced over her twitter account that she will be getting her own program sometime in April.

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