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RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

New York engagement marks rare North American visit by musical acting troupe. The Takarazuka Revue was formed by railroad tycoon Ichizo Kobayashi in 1913 to help draw tourists to hot springs of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture.

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Move over sexy turtleneck sweater, you are now out of fashion and so 2014! This year is all about the new Cat Keyhole Bra Set by Pocket Tokyo, which has now taken Japan by storm. And as expected, the wonderful and magical place known as the Intern...

Siliconera Casey

Nintendo recently opened up the official website for Fire Emblem Fates, and with it came a sizable amount of new gameplay footage showcasing various features from the upcoming title. [Thanks, Nintendo Everything.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Endride, a 24 episode original TV anime about a young man who is transported to an alternate world, will begin its Japanese broadcast on Nippon Television beginning in April of 2016. The story involves 15 year old Shun Asanaga, an ordinary junior ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The arrival of the ninth volume of My Wife is the Student Council President! in Japan today is one that came with a limited edition bundle that has an anime episode with it. That edition has revealed that there will be a second season of the serie...

It may not have graced the cover-that honor goes to Akame ga Kill! -but the One-Punch Man feature in the April 2016 issue of Otaku USA, on sale now, is no less significant. Series creator ONE, who started One-Punch Man as a modest webcomic that ba...

Japanese game developer CyberStep announced on Wednesday that a television anime of its MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Onigiri has been green-lit. The series is scheduled to air from April 2016 on the Tokyo MX and BS Fuji ...

sora tob sakana, the group produced by Terui Yoshimasa (haisui no nasa, Annabel) will be releasing their second single "Mahou no Kotoba" (release date: February 16)! As with the songs from their debut single "Yozora wo Zenbu", all of the songs fro...

Now you can be a hero, one brick at a time! The Marunouchi Line section of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo is known for some pretty ambitious advertisements. Last year they converted their indoor columns into vegetables to advertise a farmer's market, a...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . January 26, 2016 . 9:30pm EVO organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cueller and Mike Ross announced the upcoming lineup for this year's Evolution Championship Series, EVO 2016, with a list of games that include Pokkén Tournament, Street Fighter V,...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Nama Gundam. He likes to snowboard, dressed in Gundam gear. Bless him. The Osaka resident made his Mobile Suit himself. This isn't only cosplay, but functional snowboarding wear. It seems cushioned, and I'm assuming it's warm.

Siliconera Sato
tokyohive Shiso

It was reported that popular idol group Arashi member Ohno Satoshi would star in NTV's new drama "Sekaiichi Muzukashii Koi. " This marks his first love comedy drama. SEE ALSO: Ohno Satoshi to star in a drama adaptation of 'Shinigami-kun' In the dr...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

This game has been created with the support of fans and the creator likes to sneak in things anime fans will recognize like an Attack on Titan and One Punch Man easter egg. Maybe with the support of fans, Yandere Simulator will be unbanned from Tw...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With a new visual released recently that gave us our first look at a few of the new characters appearing in Sailor Moon Crystal: Death Busters, some new casting has been revealed for the series that's set to debut this April.

Siliconera Sato

Sony Computer Entertainment and FromSoftware revealed today that Dark Souls III is getting a limited edition PlayStation 4 in Japan. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The PlayStation 4 Dark Souls III Limited Edition version includes the following: PlayStati...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Dengeki Maoh has introduced the cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Muru Imigi's 2012 ongoing Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (There's a Problem With This Art Club! ). The middle school rom-com follows the relationship between a sensi...

tokyohive Shiso

Popular group SMAP's "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana (single version)", released in March 2003, sold 47,000 copies this week. It ranked in at No. 3 on Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. The accumulated sales of the song is now 2,630,000 copies.

It has been revealed in the stage event schedule of Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2016, which will be held on March 13 in Akihabara, that an original anime project titled Girlish Number has been green-lit.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco revealed today that Nina Williams will join Tekken 7: Fated Retribution as a playable character. Here's a look at her introduction trailer. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is an upcoming update for the arcade title that will expand on its...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official blog of Kadokawa/Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive today announced that the Hai-Furi TV anime is slated for this April, posting its first visual and main staff list including the director Yu Nobuta (A Good Librarian Like A Good Shep...

JEFusion Tamiya Kei

It was revealed recently that Nina Williams will be returning as a playable character for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. In this teaser, see Nina serving out powerful combos in her Fatal Bride costume. It was revealed last month that the Street Figh...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's upcoming Nina 1/8th scale figure for a June 2016 release. She is the main heroine in Capcom's online RPG Breath of Fire 6: Hakuryu no Shugosha-tachi (Guardians of the White Drag...

There's been a switch-up for the distributor behind 2017's live-action Ghost in the Shell film. According to Variety distribution has moved from Disney to Paramount, which is also financing the production.

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Later this year, the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games kick off. After they are finished, the handover event during the Rio closing ceremony will then see the clock really start ticking down to the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Sailor Moon fans can look forward to an exciting treat in the coming months - an art exhibit in the fashionable Roppongi district of Tokyo! Yes, you'll get to see the lovely Sailor Guardians in the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Exhibition at the Tok...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

Shintaro Takada TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan police have arrested musician for engaging in illicit acts with an underage girl at an orgy in Shinjuku Ward, reports Fuji News Network (Jan. 7). In April of last year, Shintaro Takada, 34, who plays...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The team from Man at Arms: Reforged are back again to craft some of fans' most requested fictional equipment. This time, it's none other than Titania herself, Erza Scarlet, from the anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . January 26, 2016 . 8:30am GameXplain has released another comparison video for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. This time, they used footage from the latest Nintendo Minute and compared it to footage from the original Wii vers...

Seoul (AFP) - The company that pioneered South Korea's all-conquering K-pop industry unveiled its new boy-band concept on Wednesday -- a group with limitless members, singing in multiple languages and based in cities from Asia to Latin America.

NEW YORK (AP) - Traditional Japanese crafts like tea ceremony bowls, statuary, ornate lacquerware and precious dolls are given an edgy, individualistic update in an exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design here.

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