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January 19, 2016, 3:00 AM
January 19, 2016, 3:00 AM
Siliconera Viet Do

By Viet Do . January 17, 2016 . 3:00am Leading this weekend's discounts are some favorable Xbox Live Gold deals, which is the first notable discount on the subscription that we've spotted so far in 2016.


A few minutes ago, SMAP made a special live announcement on "SMAP x SMAP" to address their supposed disbandment. The group will not be disbanding and will remain under Johnny & Associates. The show opened with a performance montage of "Sekai ni Hi...

Have you heard of Japanese illustrator and social media sticker creator Kanahei yet? She's behind one of the most popular sticker collections on the LINE app, and now her cute critters are set to adorn dishes in their very own theme cafe in Tokyo!

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Yamamoto Marin, Suzuki Mariya (Cheeky Parade) and Takeda Maaya (GEM) are going to study abroad in Los Angeles, USA. As a result, the 3 girls will temporarily suspend activities with their idol groups during this period.

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Houkago Tea Time's Bassist, Mio Akiyama, celebrated her birthday last January 15, and she is getting some new anime merchandise just to celebrate her birthday. The character is a reason why many anime fans started playing the bass, and Japanese an...

Siliconera Sato

Sega announced today that their MMORPG title, Phantasy Star Online 2, is its PlayStation 4 version will officially launch in Japan on April 20, 2016. 4Gamer provides the latest details. Starting January 25 until February 15, fans will get to submi...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga has revealed two new cast members that will be joining the April anime. To reflect these changes, new updated character designs has b...

Kidscreen Patrick Callan

Funimation Entertainment has teamed with NGames Interactive in China and Washington's GameSamba to create free-to-play mobile and online games based on its anime titles and other IPs. Online/mobile games publisher NGames Interactive will use its s...

Tekken's truly controversial kitty-girl Lucky Chloe has become the subject of a brand new Kotobukiya figure, boasting her usual smile and adorable feline adornments and sure to make a great addition to any figure-enthusiast's collection once she a...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Following up on its recent tease, Spike Chunsoft confirmed plans to bring Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc to PC via Steam, with a release set for sometime next month. Head to the Steam page here and dig into the announcement trailer below.

EVERETT, Wash. , Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --NGames Interactive Limited, Funimation Entertainment, and GameSamba today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to create high quality, free-to-play mobile and web games based on anim...

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Both the fashion world and the gaming world were stunned when Louis Vuitton revealed that Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning was their latest virtual model. The new virtual Louis Vuitton model/ total badass recently sat down in an interview, which was...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . January 16, 2016 . 3:30pm MiKandi Japan has reached its initial funding goal of $125,000 on Kickstarter to bring the visual novel Libra of the Vampire Princess to the west. With that out of the way, the Kickstarter's stretch g...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Lantis has posted a preview of the music video for Fo'xTails' "Contrast. " The song, serving as the end theme for this season's Dimension W anime, will be released as the rock band's 4th single on February 3rd with "BE STRONG" and "Rainy.

The website for the Sankei Sports newspaper reported on Sunday that a proposed Dome Tour for the male idol group SMAP has been cancelled. According to Sankei Sports' sources, the proposed tour would have celebrated the band's 25th anniversary and ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

In their latest 10,000 reader poll, Charapedia asked fans which lady of anime looks best in a pony tail. The 52 characters suggested come a pool of 53. 7 - 47. 3 male/female and 68% in their teens and 20's.

From the fun spin-off anime of Black Bullet, Black Bullet: Tenchuu Girls, comes this 1/7th scale magical figure of Enju Aihara. She is dressed as Tenchu Red, a combination of mini skirt and shrine maiden outfit along with a cute but deadly Katana.

Norn/Miel/Cybele have tried their hand at a perhaps less-favored fetish with "Otoko No Ko Harem", leaving a handful of cross-dressing boy maids at the beck and call of players, bound to have eroge aficionados denouncing the title out of judgmental...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

This adaptation feels in line with the recent trend of making anime about an industry or creative workplace like Shirobako (anime industry) and Saekano (doujin games). © Shirobako © Saekano Magic of Stella already has a pretty addictive bullet hel...

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