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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's winter. It's cold outside. That is, unless you are in warm country or in the Southern Hemisphere. Whatever, let's stay inside and watch anime. That's right, it's that time of the year again. Time for Kotaku's annual Winter Anime Guide-namely,...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rolled out the nominees for the 88th annual Oscars, and Studio Ghibli's most recent feature is among the animated contenders. Hiromasa Yonebayashi's When Marnie Was There, based on the novel by Joan G.

DesignTAXI Aqila Xiao Qi, 14 Jan 2016

Hoping to establish the theme of 'Crazy Japan' around the world, a designer collective called Million Girls Project that intends to produce everyday products with a bizarre, controversial twist has recently launched an all-new umbrella design that...

The fourth and final volume of Nami Sano's award-winning Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto manga hits Japan on January 15, and it's bringing with it the announcement of anime adaptation plans. The much-loved series, published in North America by Sev...

Siliconera Sato

Sega released the latest trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, giving us a sample of four tracks with "Calc. ," "Babylon," "Streaming Heart," and "Umiyuri Kaiteitan. " The trailer shows the tracks in the following order of "Calc.

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The legendary all-male idol group, SMAP (Sports Music Assemble People), has thrilled audiences across Japan since 1988. However, a new report by Japanese newspaper, Nikkan Sports, has revealed that after more than a quarter century of history, the...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . January 13, 2016 . 6:00pm Russian game developer Edik Zykov is working on an Undertale fan game that, for now, is known under the working title "Undertale 3D. " Despite that working title, the game will actually be 2.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Who said sake cups have to be boring? Bandai's latest collaboration combines two giants of the anime industry with over 400 years of Japanese history and tradition. The Gundam Guinomi (lit. "one gulp") sake cups, feature two main characters from t...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And I got infected with the T-virus. Don't you hate it when that happens? Universal Studios Japan is once again rolling out its "Cool Japan"-themed area with attractions for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Monster Hunter, Attack on Titan, and Resident Evil.

Siliconera Sato

This week's issue of Jump magazine reveals that Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona are Joining Bandai Namco's upcoming beat'em up One Piece: Burning Blood. [Thanks, @Kazu4281. ] Boa Hancock has powerful long-ranged attacks and the ability t...

Japan's picturesque Mount Fuji is instantly recognizable to the outside world, and an icon almost all tourists want to get a good photo of when they visit Japan. Here are the top five places to get the best views of Mount Fuji in Japan!

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...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 13, 2016 . 12:00pm Another Metroid game is coming to the Nintendo eShop. Metroid: Zero Mission, originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004, will be available on the Nintendo Wii U on January 14.

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.

'この自称女神と異世界転生を!' (Kono Jishou Megami to i Sekai Tensei o! ) "The Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World" Are you tired of the main protagonist of your RPG-inspired anime being overpowered?

ARAMA! JAPAN Ronald

As previously reported, the future of SMAP is currently unknown. All of the members, except Kimura Takuya, are trying to leave Johnny & Associates after the resignation of their manager Iijima Michi. The company is currently trying to work things ...

Siliconera Sato

Monster Hunter Stories got a new trailer that shows off some more of its scenes and gameplay, including a look at some more co-op action between the protagonist and some friendly monsters. Monster Hunter Stories will release in Japan in 2016 for N...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The nominations are coming out this morning for the 88th Oscars that will be broadcast on February 28th, 2016 and the animation category has arrived. This one is definitely a good one for anime fans this year as the film When Marnie Was There has ...

Siliconera Sato

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced today that Yakuza Kiwami is getting a limited edition PlayStation 4 model with a special HDD bay cover. The 36,980 yen (plus tax) bundle comes with the following: 500GB PlayStation 4 model (Jet Blac...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Well, except for Tiki. She gets to be Hatsune Miku. Genei Ibun Roku ♯FE is a crossover game between the Shin Megami Tensei series and the Fire Emblem series. However, this time, the "devils" summoned by our Shin Megami Tensei heroes aren't devils ...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

That's right! All you Pokemon masters out there, 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise! That means we can only expect special promotions and interesting new products on the way! Starting with a brand new live-action Pokemon TV comm...

Siliconera Sato

Playism shared an official English trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of Souvenir Circle's doujin beat 'em up Croixleur Sigma, which is expected to release in North America in the near future. Croixleur Sigma was expected to release in December...

Siliconera Jenni

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend information today. In addition to an array of new screenshots showing off Isfan, Tus, and Zaravant and trailers for Farangis and Gieve, a Windows PC release has been confirmed.

DoubleL is a company that manages intellectual property including mainly manga, anime, and games and develops them globally, and they've begun fundraising for a remake project to the popular manga Magical Taruruuto-kun that uses VR titled "Magical...

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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Snow White with the Red Hair is back for a second season of anime, so, Hakusensha, whose LaLa magazine runs Sorata Akizuki's fantasy shoujo has begun running a series of TV ads in which readers get to meet the series' heroes in situations like "Th...

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The Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, is headed for the Wii U, and a magazine scan from the latest edition of CoroCoro Magazine has revealed three new additions for the Wii U version. According to the scan, Mewtwo, Garchomp, and Braixen wi...

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...

tokyohive Shiso

As we reported earlier, 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...

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