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RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Need a new personal seal/hanko for all your official paperwork in Japan? Then you'll definitely want one of these adorable cat stamps! As long-time readers may already know, people in Japan don't usually sign official documents - instead, they use...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

We thought we'd seen everything from Japan, but this is one thing we never saw coming. We've come across a lot of unusual anime merchandise aimed at the otaku geek market in Japan, but it turns out there's one product that's been three years in th...

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, but still would like to cross off visiting anime-inspired spots on your bucket list, then look no further thank Saitama Prefecture for these six manga/anime were all inspired by the Great...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

The Love Live series is based on the idea that fans get to choose. It's the "ultimate user-participation project" for otakus that started in 2010. Now Love Live has started off the new year by announcing a new Love Live anime project: Love Live!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Good Smile Company's chibi Nendoroid figures are getting into the voice acting business, or at least Seiyu Life's rookie Futaba Ichinose is. The character from Futaba Ichinose and Kenjiro Hata's comedy manga and its anime adaptation is now on sale...

Days is an upcoming TV anime adaptation of the soccer manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda, which follows soccer prodigy Jin and his unlikely friend Tsukushi who has no talent at sports. Nevertheless, Tsukushi has passion, so they navigate the world of high s...

Welcome 2016 with this action packed calendar of popular mecha anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. Look forward to flipping to a new month featuring an action packed yet beautiful illustrations of your favorite gundam.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 13, 2016 . 10:30am Bandai Namco had offered a 2016 release window for Tales of Symphonia HD's Windows PC release for the longest time, but now we have an exact date. The classic JRPG will come to computers the first week of Febr...

Last weekend the official website for the TV anime adapation of Fumiaki Maruto's popular comedy light novel series Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata had teased us about life-sized figure of Megumi Katou for the upcoming Saekano shop 2016 exhibition and...

How many adorable pictures could our favorite cosplaying Shiba Inus take in six months? Twitter user C_Suzuki (@C_S0325) has a pair of super cute dogs named S and H. We've been avid followers of their antics and stylish costumes since last year, a...

GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

A lot of people like to complain that today's anime is shit and was better in the past. These days anime is filled with useless fanservice, moe blob, and lack of any plot. Well I'm here to prove all of you wrong.

Diamond Comic Distributors published its list of the 100 best-selling manga of 2015, which has 2014 champ Attack on Titan being dethroned by an unlikely hero. This year the top spot goes to Viz Media's release of Shotaro Ishinomori's The Legend of...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sorry! If you are a dude, then you cannot enter Osaka's Ataraxia Cafe, which is aimed strictly at lady geeks. It's apparently the first of its kind in Japan. Over the years, there have been a variety of cafes aimed at women otaku, such as "butler ...

Hayami Saori (早見沙織) updated the release details for new double a-side single Installation / Sono Koe ga Chizu ni Naru (その声が地図になる) - artist jacket covers and preview music video revealed. Track Sono Koe ga Chizu ni Naru gets tie-up as opening theme...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A post on Twitter has spurred speculation that the upcoming arcade game to PS4 port of Sega's popular rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone may contain a truly massive set list. ちゃんと動いとるよ 写真撮りながらゲームは当然できません pic.

One-Punch Man anime creator Yusuke Murata promised fans that he would try his hardest to bring them season 2 as soon as possible. Although a second season has yet to be confirmed, given the success of both the manga and anime it will be surprising...

Hokkaido is home to some of the most adorable winter animals that have adapted to be able to hide perfectly in the whiteness of snow. See if you can spot them! The Ezo yuki usagi is a mountain hare native to Hokkaido.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Pokémon brawler Pokkén Tournament is on the way to Wii U pretty soon, and it's bringing at least three more Pocket Monsters along for the port. The latest issue of CoroCoro Comic revealed the addition of Mewtwo, Garchomp, and Braixen.

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

Rumors are running rampant that SMAP has broken up. Four members of the group, Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, are reported to have left the company due to the resignation of their manager, Iijima Michi.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix and tri-Ace revealed the latest trailer for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness with an introduction video for the protagonist Fidel Camuze. The video gives us a look at Fidel interacting with several characters along with some bat...

METANORN Tag Team
Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The NIS America Online Store has a limited edition release of Nights of Azure, known as Yoru no Nai Kuni in Japan, up for pre-order on PlayStation 4. $99. 99 will net you a copy of the game, a full-color 40-page hardcover art book, 36-track origin...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

The idols of Johnny & Associates are active in many different fields, including hosting television shows. With the rumor that SMAP had disbanded after 25 years being the big story of the day, 4 Johnny's were put on the spot on today's morning news...

The talented blacksmiths from Man At Arms have forged yet another familiar blade for otaku and Silent Hill fans to fawn over, with Pyramid Head's great knife being recreated in all its monstrous glory.

AFA Channel! eternalemerald

On January 12, a few media outlets reported that SMAP is disbanding. According to Sponichi Annex, on the 12th, the group's 58-year-old female manager who is often described as their 'foster parent', resigned from the position of director from J Dr...

Trends in Japan Eric S. Tessier

If you've been to Japan you've seen them: Brightly lit vending machines with rows of beverages lined up, each facing the passerby and beckoning to be sampled. Maybe you've noticed the coffee options as well.

METANORN skylion

Jan13 Sprite Eroge's Flying Circus My goodness but the first half doesn't spare us a single schoolgirl style anime trope; if the audience were baby seals we'd be coats by now. But luckily that's to get us over the hump of what might be a standard ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the Anime Japan 2016 event has revealed that the second season of the anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) manga will run for a total of 25 episodes.

The debut of Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut has attracted some attention due to its dragon-themed semi-mecha action, naturally supplying a decent amount of fighting and some naughty bathing service to top it all off, all potentially making for a series ...

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