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"Vinclu", a company that promotes and develops "Things of Internet (ToI)", introduced a wonderful and leading edge technology called "Gatebox", the world-first hologram communication robot. "Gatebox" is a hologram communication robot that lets the...

Strange and beautiful . . . steeped in fairy tales, danger, romance, and magic. . . . The Ancient Magus' Bride is a tapestry of wonders both beautiful and melancholy. Chise, a girl from Japan, finds herself being sold in a mysterious auction and p...

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Nintendo of America announced today that Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to North America on April 15, 2016, along with details on its Collector's Edition version. The Collector's Edition includes a 10-song original soundtrack and a 250-page a...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you ever watched the Mr. Osomatsu anime and thought, "I'd love to have the opportunity to date one of those smokin' hot sextuplets," you might just get a chance. Idea Factory and its otome game wing Otomate announced plans to make an otome game...

The Manga Taishō, also known as the Cartoon Grand Prize, is a yearly award given to the author of a relatively new manga (eight volumes or less). The 2016 edition is on its way, and 11 titles have been announced nominees for the prize.

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The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince today posts its manin visual introducing Fumi Nikaidou as the protagonist high school girl Erika Sh...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Smap. Sorry, SMAP. Last night, the pop stars appeared on television to apologize, garnering massive television ratings, and resulting in a comment from the Prime Minister of Japan. This is a very big deal.

FUNimation is getting ready for the U. S. theatrical debut of Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast anime film with some new information. First up, following up on our previous post, the film is now set to open in select theaters in the United Sta...

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Bandai Namco announced a new Dragon Ball RPG for Nintendo 3DS on the latest issue of V-Jump, slated for release sometime in 2016 for Japan. [Thanks, Hachima. ] While not much is known about the upcoming title, the magazine scan a fusion between Go...

Kana Kobayashi announced her graduation from AKB48 during the evening performance of the second day of AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 on January 17, 2016 at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Shortly after performing her signature song "Kurukurupa...

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Taiwanese cosplayer, Hizuki Aya, who is also known as Yao, recently cosplayed Howl from the Studio Ghibli's classic, Howl's Moving Castle. She has been known for some very amazing cosplays, but in this recent cosplay shoot, somebody seems to have ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In cake form, of course! According to Insight and Extreme Movie, two kinds of Devil's Fruit cake have gone on sale, each priced at 50,000 Korean Won (US$41). Apparently, there were only a limited number offered, first come first serve basis at the...

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By Casey . January 19, 2016 . 9:30am Korean fantasy MMO, Blade & Soul, officially released on western servers, nearly three and a half years after its original Korean debut. The game is free to play, although optional premium subscription is avail...

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Automotive manufacturer Toyota is attending its Japanese audience with anthropomorphizing everything with a new ad campaign titled, "Prius! Impossible Girls," which re-envisions the various parts and features of the newest Toyota Prius as adorable...

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During the "Uta no Prince Sama Maji Lovelive 5th Stage" event, it was reported that seiyuu Tatsuhisa Suzuki fractured an elbow. The incident happened during an on-location rehearsal last Saturday, 16 January.

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FUNimation Entertainment made the announcement that "Tokyo ESP" fans have been waiting for on Saturday: the anime's upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release has its English dub cast. By David Gromer | Jan 18, 2016 01:19 PM EST The English dub cast for "Tokyo ...

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The annual breast-groping event (such a thing exists) known as "Oppai Bokin" has been hit with a tear-soaked petition, with signers claiming the event to be demeaning to women and done solely to promote their company and generate higher profits, a...

'う. . . ど. . . ん. . . ? ' (U. . . Do. . . n. . . ? ") "Udon. . . ? " Contrary to the title of this episode, I got no udon! Where is my food porn these days? Seriously missing the Shokugeki no Souma foodgasms in my life.

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FLOW will be releasing their new album on February 3rd. The album is not just a normal album - in this album the group has guest artists and creators participating in every song. The album includes a total of 10 songs, and creators and artists suc...

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Tomohiko Ito (Silver Spoon, Seikimatsu Occult Gakui), the director of the Sword Art Online anime adaptation and of the upcoming Sword Art Online Movie, has revealed Marvel Studio's Avengers: Age of Ultron may show hints for the film's story.

Saitama in One-Punch ManYouTube Though Season 1 of the anime adaptation of "One-Punch Man" ended last month, fans are eagerly waiting for more episodes. However, they might not get to watch another season any time soon.

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - UNIQLO today announces its new UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) lineup for Spring/Summer 2016. Under the direction of NIGO, UT Creative Director since 2014, the company takes the T-shirt to exciting new levels, with impro...

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