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The Guardian Justin McCurry

Until reports of her affair surfaced recently Becky was one of the most popular faces on Japanese television. Photograph: Sports Nippon/Getty Images From nightly appearances on TV to persona non grata of Japanese show business in a matter of weeks...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On February 8th, Akira Himekawa's adaptation of 2006's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess starts its run on Shogakukan's Manga One, with the manga offered on the digital platform's iOS and Android apps.

Last year we reported that a new live-action Death Note film, entitled Death Note 2016 (you'll never guess the release year, guys) was in the works, and now we've got our first glimpse at the film's main three cast members.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Japanese beverage maker Suntory has just announced it will be releasing its first-ever cherry blossom-flavoured Pepsi this spring. From white Pepsi in winter to ghost Pepsi on Halloween, Japan is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to limit...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura's economics informed fantasy series Spice and Wolf celebrates its 10th anniversary on February 10th. An early look at the celebration plans have a http://hasekuraisuna. jp/ launching on that date, leading into a follo...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Of course it is. According to NicoNico News, Pepsi Sakura is launching in Japan on March 8. "Sakura" means "cherry blossoms," and this is the latest in a long line of unusual Pepsi flavors to hit the country.

The Fandom Post Gabe Peralta

Dystopian societies spreading the love. What They Say: In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, ...

So there's a guy on reddit called Zertolurian that is basically a god. Why is he a god? Because he somehow did what we've all believed to be impossible without using hacks and cheats. He defeated the freaking Elite Four with a level 1 Skarmory and...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

We're just a week away from the February 16 launch of Street Fighter V, so Capcom is swooping in to show off a new full-length CG trailer that features all 16 characters. ------- Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

NHN comico today announced the two main voice cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of So Yayoi's fantasy web manga ReLIFE, Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko'S Basketball) as the protagonist Arata Kaizaki and Ai Kayano (Meiko "Menma" Honma ...

Siliconera Sato

Medabots: Girls Mission is the series' first CERO C-rated title for ages 15 and up, featuring its own costume break system, mecha to create and girls to meet. Here's a look at its debut trailer. The trailer starts out with an introduction of some ...

JEFusion Gaiatron

Just in! We now have our official first look for the 6th member of the Zyuohgers and looks way too cool and way too overpowered! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Zyuoh The World (no he's not a character from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure).

Amazon Japan have revealed that Yuuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) manga will include OVAs in volume 18 and 19. Volume 18 will bundle the Jump Festa 2015 special.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Missing out on the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival? Check out some of the snow sculptures that have been popular on Twitter! Sapporo's annual Snow Festival is in full swing right now, and there have been plenty of sculptures attracting attention online.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Lantis has posted a five-minute digest trailer for 34-year-old anime voice actress Ryoko Shintani's upcoming live Blu-ray "Happy Happy Smile'15 chu→lip☆STAR" to be released on February 24. The first disc of the 8,424-yen two-disc set contains the ...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Good Smile Company finally unveiled their new robotic Hatsune Miku Nendoroid figure last Sunday during Wonder Festival 2016 (Winter). While the robotic figure itself is still has a long way to go, iDoll, which is developing the robotics for this n...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga has revealed that the upcoming 6th episode of the anime will be delayed by one week. The 6th episode of the anime is being delayed on all major stations by one week due...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 8, 2016 . 10:00am The meaning behind NIS' new website has been made clear. The company is preparing a third entry in its ClaDun series. ClaDun Sengoku takes players into Arcanus Cella's past, with people getting to create custo...

Sakura Gakuin have revealed the MV for "Kirameki no Kakera" from their 6th album "Sakura Gakuin 2015 Nendo ~Kirameki no Kakera~" (release date: March 3)! Contributor Wanted! ! The short preview has Sakura Gakuin playing by the seashore as warm ray...

SGCafe spartanchef

Yes folks, it's that time of year once again, and that means it's WonFes season once again, as the Winter edition of the biannual figure extravaganza known as Wonder Festival 2016 has finally kicked off from Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Daichi Sorayomi's ecchi comedy manga Keijo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! , AKA Hip Whip Girl, now has an anime adaptation in the works. News about the animated version is revealed in the pages of manga magazine Shonen Sunday, with more details on the series to c...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman
Siliconera Sato

Sega revealed the latest on Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X at the Snow Miku 2016 event, where we got a look at a new trailer that highlights some of the game's main features. The video starts out with a look at the new "Live Quest Mode," where you'l...

Siliconera Sato

Akuma's control characteristics will be similar to how it was in Ultra Street Fighter IV, and he'll still have access to his EX moves and meter which have been balanced to fit into Tekken 7's system. He can also connect his moves with FADC attacks.

'亡者の可能性' (Mōja no Kanōsei) "The Possibilities of the Dead" I like to think that I pay sufficient attention to anime I watched. Especially for shows that I'm actively blogging weekly here on RandomC-I don't skip ahead, I take notes, all so that the...

Siliconera Sato

Street Fighter V is soon releasing for PS4 and PC, and Capcom have recently begun a series of character introduction trailers. Starting with Ken Masters, the company followed up with Zangief, Necalli, and Nash.

IGN Miranda Sanchez, Kallie Plagge, Meghan Sullivan

With the Winter 2016 anime season well underway, many of the best-looking shows have already found their footing. If you're looking to add a few new shows to your watchlist, you can't go wrong with any of these picks.

AFA Channel! freakpool

The final chapter to Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, has finally premiered in Japanese theaters. To further excite viewers, Bandai Visual has started streaming a brand new video, and it features the very first 10 minutes from the final movie: The se...

Trends in Japan William

The cheap yen has helped inbound tourism in Japan sour and nearly 20 million visitors came to Japan last year. Most are Asian, especially Chinese, and while they do come here to sightsee and eat the cuisine, they also come with another objective: ...

iDigitalTimes Phillip Martinez

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last in the Ninja Storm fighting game series and with the acclaim and success of the previous games, could the fourth game be the best in the franchise? With the story covering the entirety of the Gr...

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