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RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

A new cafe for female otaku in Osaka says neither boys nor normies allowed. Naturally, we had to check it out for ourselves! In the Nipponbashi area of Osaka, a place known to otaku as the Akihabara of Kansai, a new hang-out spot has opened up whe...

Siliconera Sato

Xbox One's upcoming exclusive title Scalebound by Platinum Games was expected to release in 2016, but the company has announced that the game will be delayed until 2017. Here's a message from the official website.

Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin has revealed the top 10 grossing domestic films in Japan in 2015 on Monday. Six of the films are anime films, while two are based on an existing manga franchise with anime (live-action Attack on Titan, Assa...

After two weeks without any new releases to speak of, we've finally got some new anime on the horizon this week. It may only be three things, and one of them may only be a rerelease of an old series, but the wheels of the giant anime machine have ...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . January 4, 2016 . 7:30am Bandai Namco recently revealed that Gundam Breaker 3 is in the works for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and they shared the latest details on the upcoming game in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine.

Selective Hearing Selective Hearing

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.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

From December 16-23, Anime! Anime! took the pulse of Japanese anime viewership, and heard from 1478 respondents about where they watched anime in 2015. There is definitely still an audience for live-watching and home video buying, but the survey f...

The first visual for the upcoming Kuroko's Basketball stage play, Kuroko's Basketball The Encounter, has been revealed. And yeah, they kept the blue hair. Kuroko's Basketball The Encounter, which premieres at Sunshine Gekijo in Tokyo in April and ...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

The men of Johnny & Associates are known for their striking good looks. But who is the most handsome of them all? Goo recently asked readers this question. Nagase Tomoya of TOKIO came out on top with 29.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . January 4, 2016 . 1:30am Monster Hunter X got its recently collaboration event with the Sanrio salmon fillet mascot Kirimi-chan, and the official website also revealed the release dates for the upcoming collaborations with Star Fox and M...

Polygon Owen S. Good

Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! × Yo-kai Watch, the anime, manga and video-game phenomenon that overran Japan in 2013, finally came west a couple months ago. Localizing a Japanese game for western audiences is often a straightforward job of tr...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The folks at TBS got back from the holidays and to Sōbu High School in time to celebrate the wintery January 3rd birthday of Yukino Yukinoshita. The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime site was updated with a banner for the birthday, in addition t...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

With one month left until the 40th Sentai series' premiere, another wild Zyuohger trailer has appeared. Right now, I'm still on a neutral position on how I feel about the show; however, the series' idea of having four of the members as a race of a...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll is getting ready to add another title to its winter 2016 anime lineup, with Active Raid set to premier on January 7 at 7:30am Pacific Time. Code Geass director Goro Taniguchi helms the original anime from Production IMS, with a cast fe...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll's next winter 2016 anime addition is Nurse Witch KOMUGI R, which is set to broadcast every Saturday starting January 9 at 12:25pm Pacific Time. Nurse Witch KOMUGI R will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories:...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With the February issue of Jump Square, out January 4th, a preview of the character designs to the anime adaptation of Binbogami Ga! /Good Luck Girl author Yoshiaki Sukeno's supernatural action manga Sousei no Onmyouji/Twin Star Exorcists leads Ro...

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.

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...

Kokoa Hoto from the anime adaptation of Koi's 4koma manga series Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the order a rabbit? ) has been featured as a magical girl poster in the February 2016 issue of Megami. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off wi...

JAPANESE STREETS Kjeld Duits

DESIGN FESTA - Tokyo's Creative Love Fest - PART 2 - The People The second part of this two part series focuses on the people 2 comments DESIGN FESTA - Tokyo's Creative Love Fest - PART 1 - The Art The first part of this two part series focuses on...

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...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

It was recently reported that Perfume member Nocchi is in a relationship. Her rumored boyfriend is comedian Manbou Yashiro. She is 27, while he is 39. The management of both members of the rumored couple have denied that they are in a relationship.

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...

This post is sponsored by Sekai Project & CreSpirit Ring in the new year with bunnies and bullets! Sekai Project, a publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment, today announced their partnership with Taiwan-based deve...

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Ahhhhh fortune cookies, sometimes they can make you go all excited about your fortune, and sometimes, you just feel flat and feel underwhelmed with them. Now, cat-based novelty goods maker, Felissimo, is putting a cute and unique twist to the clas...

The absurdly popular Yandere Simulator has provided another update video previewing its newest added content, featuring clubs and all the bloody ways in which they impact gameplay, the game almost resembling a completed title despite still being i...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A big thank you for all the support in 2015! Here is to making 2016 another year to be remembered! ! I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after the end of year holidays.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Case Closed The new year has brought some new anime to the Netflix service with a decent chunk of recent episodes of Detective Conan now available on it. While normally listed as Case Closed when brought over domestically per licensor instructions...

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 Atlantic City's convention business.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

The fukubukuro fun continues as we snag a lucky bag crammed full of merch, including limited edition items, from the Evangelion Store Tokyo-01. Our Prada-sock wearing reporter Seiji Nakazawa headed over to the Evangelion Store to track down one of...

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