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NEWS Sandaime J Soul Brothers won the 2015 Japan Record award with their song Unfair World. It is the second year in a row that they have won the award. 2014's winning song was R. Y. U. S. E. I. The best new artist award went to Kobushi Factory.

What better way to usher in a new year in Japan than with a cute collection of dogs in kimono? During the first few days of the New Year, old traditions come to the fore in Japan, with many people choosing to dress in formal wear for hatsumode, th...

Destructoid Kyle MacGregor

It's been close to four years since Sega announced Phantasy Star Online 2 for a western release, but, despite the game being available in English throughout Asia, we're still without a localization. In an amusing turn of events, anime group Sentai...

Haruhichan's blog petrifiedkou

Games Done Quick is a Bi-Annual gaming marathon where the volunteers play a numerous quantity of games at crazy fast speeds. Each speed runner will play games ranging from Super Mario to Zelda and even Left for Dead.

Now that 2015 is officially over, it's time for our yearly pitchfork skewering foray into annoying everyone with our questionable opinions, the Best of Anime 2015 post! As with last year, the post will be a collaboration between the two writers wh...

Japan Today YURI KAGEYAMA

In the gentrified kitsch landscape Takashi Murakami depicts, 500 grotesque priests parade along dazzlingly colorful giant panels. The artist's zany ukiyoe-turned-manga world takes a spiritual, but uncompromising pop art, turn in addressing the 201...

Claudia Enfield from the anime adaptation of Yuu Miyazaki and Okiura's Gakusen Toshi Asterisk light novel series has been featured as a poster in the February 2016 issue of Megami. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-...

With the launch of the "Attack on Titan" game nearing, Koei Tecmo is giving out new info as to what to expect of the much-awaited title. Just recently, the developer revealed that there will be 10 playable characters in the game.

The Case Closed anime has been streaming on Crunchyroll as a simulcast title for a while, and now it's also available on Netflix. You won't find it under the title Case Closed, but you will find episodes 748-799 on the streaming service as Detecti...

When you picked your New Year's Resolution this year, did you consider the possibility of turning into amorphous flesh monster? How about being possessed by an alien that restructures your cells so you can grow biological weapons at will?

AFA Channel! freakpool

Seiyuu Yoko Hikasa is one of the most sought-after seiyuus in Japan today, garnering legions of fans, not only in Japan but the world as well. She is best known for her roles as the lovable Mio Akiyama from K-On!

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

On December 31, NHK aired its annual year end music show, Kohaku Uta Gassen. The show had an average rating of 37%, the lowest in the show's 65 year history. In comparison, 2013's show had an average rating of 40.

Neko Works began streaming the opening video of catgirl visual novel sequel Nekopara Vol. 2. The Japanese version is due to be released in February 2016. Nekopara Vol. 0 and Vol. 1 were translated into English and brought to Steam by publisher Sek...

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

The final weekend saw Comiket take over the Odaiba bay area, as thousands of cosplayers, dojinshi readers, and manga fans descended on Big Sight for the three-day festival. Japan's video game, anime and manga franchises also use Comiket as an oppo...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . January 2, 2016 . 5:30pm Publisher BadLand Indie is bringing Uchronic Games' R-Type inspired shmup Doryoku Way: Conflict to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in 2016 (thanks I Play PS Vita).

*This post is not safe for work. Don't say we didn't warn you. In the age of social media, sometimes you just can't help but to post the things that we buy online via social media for everyone to see. Being happy and proud of the things you had bo...

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) - Otaku. The Japanese word describes enthusiasts, usually of pop culture: Fans of video games, anime, comics and cosplay. And the American version of those fans is fast becoming an important and growing segment of Atlanti...

Girls transform into weapons by orgasming and fight in a lesbian rapist hellhole. I watched this one with Classy. Even watching it with friends. . . damn this was painful to watch. It's absolutely disgusting.

As we previously wrote about in Megahouse's new G. E. M. line, the details regarding their new figure of Naruto in Sage Of Six Paths mode has been revealed. Sage of Six Paths Mode, the final stage of Sage Mode in the Naruto franchise, allows the u...

More lascivious outfits from Comiket 89 have been showing off the naughtier side of cosplay, with deft photographers taking advantage of the moment by getting more of their "optimal" angles, be they low, high or otherwise.

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

The start of a new year promises a whole new beginning for the girls of Morning Musume as the pop idol super group begins their search for brand new members. Morning Musume '16 announced the beginning of the Morning Musume '16 Shinseki Audition co...

God is a Geek Nick Gillham

The original Danganronpa is one of my favourite games. It came out of nowhere and wowed me with its stylish aesthetic, excellent soundtrack and morbid scenario, not to mention its fast-paced take on trials (ala Phoenix Wright).

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Marvelous has posted four short character PVs for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of GungHo Online Entertainment's popular smartphone panel RPG Divine Gate using footage from the first episode on its official YouTube channel.

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2015 had been a great year for cosplay, and Japan's most famous costume makers, Cospa, had sold (or rented out) plenty of costumes last year. Now, they have finally released the rankings for which costume was the most popular.

'八柱将' (Hachi Hashira Shou) "The Eight Pillar Generals" Prepare yourself for a crash course in Yamato politics. Not an entirely unpleasant one, but it's a lot to take in. The Barbarian Uzuurussha Though Yamato is an ancient name of Japan, and the n...

The Three Mus-cat-teers are at it again! We've seen a lot of cute bunnies and Shiba Inu making the Japanese news recently, but how about some good old-fashioned cats? What've they been up to? Well, pretending to be humans and spying on things appa...

METANORN Team Meta

Jan2 Welcome to METANORN's Winter Anime Catalogue of 2016! Happy New Year, folks! Things sure slowed down on the anime front after Xmas and most of us have been busy more than we thought during these holidays but here we are.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokyo Anime Center, located on the fourth floor of the Akhabara UDX building, is now holding a special exhibition to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Japanese animation studio P. A. Works. The admission-free event will run till January 11.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the cosplay costume ranking reported yesterday, Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company Cospa has also announced the top 10 sales ranking of its anime goods for the year 2015. The most popular item at their stores was "The Thing W...

The hustle and bustle of Comiket 89 has continued to divulge more seductive cosplay courtesy of the event's innumerable and mischievous photographers, no doubt earning much acclaim amongst online denizens despite (or perhaps most especially for) t...

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