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February 24, 2016, 8:30 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion. As Japan's mecca for anime, video games, cosplay, Tokyo's Akihabara has long been thought of as a hobbyist's neighborhood.

Destructoid Kyle MacGregor

In what only seemed like a matter of time, a real virtual reality MMO based on the world of Sword Art Online is in the works. IBM Japan is creating a game just like the ones from the popular light novel and anime series and is now accepting applic...

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Siliconera Sato

Series chief director Katsura Hashino recently shared the latest on the development of Persona 5 in the March 2016 issue of Persona Magazine. Here are some of the key notes from the interview. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Because normal guitar picks are for babies! Li-sa-X rocketed to Internet fame a few years ago thanks to a video showing her playing "Fives," a complicated guitar rock tune, as an eight-year-old. Not only was she able to perform the song well, but ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The site for the anime adaptation of Hellsing author Kouta Hirano's historical figures versus fantasy manga Drifters has been updated with a look at character designer/animation director Ryouji Nakamori's (Hellsing OVA, Bleach) approach to the ser...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Keep your personal seal handy with this adorable and convenient twist on the traditional hank stamp. Last month, we took a moment to ooh and aah over Nekozukan, a new line of hanko (the personal stamps used to authorize documents in Japan in place...

It's a glorious day for combination rugby-anime fans. That's because a bunch of information about the anime adaptation of rugby manga All Out! ! is. . . out. All Out! ! 's director is Kenichi Shimizu, whose last anime was Parasyte -the maxim-.

Anime characters are no strangers to odd promotional duties, and that goes doubly so for the crew of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece. The latest mixes some of the Straw Hats up with Kai Corporation to promote its Xfit brand of disposable razors.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And this time, it looks like he's coming to New York. Note: This article contains content some readers might find objectionable. The follow up to 2013's HK (short for "Hentai Kamen" or "Masked Pervert") is slated to hit Japanese theaters this May.

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

For a limited time during March and April, the Harajuku's Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe will be serving up adorable Rilakkuma-inspired dishes and desserts. While working for San-X, illustrator Aki Kondo created one of Japan's most iconic c...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's time to return to 1987, baby, as King Records has revealed a Blu-ray release of Dangaioh. The distributor will bring out this three episode OVA series on April 27th, 2016 at the very low priced of 6,000 yen.

tokyohive ustar

The PV for Crystal Kay's new single "Sakura" has been revealed. To go with the song's theme "a short-lived love is like a sakura," the PV portrays a high school love between two classmates. It stars Furukawa Yuki and Kojima Riria as two high schoo...

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Siliconera Sato

Square Enix released the latest of their character introduction trailers for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and this one highlights the emotionless but adorable mage Relia. The video starts out with Relia asking Fidel if it means she'll ...

GoBoiano Media Tsubaki

The man known on the internet as Bootymath decided to become an Internet sensation and strip down to his Sailor Moon costume to crash the Donald Trump rally. As usual, Twitter had a lot to say about this: I LOVE BOOTYMATH SO MUCH - Orya (@yungorya...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Cyberstep's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Onigiri today updated with a new visual featuring its nine main characters. The game started its service in Japan in December 2...

A perverse trailer for "Hentai Kamen: Abnormal Crisis" has exposed itself, a sequel to the 2013 live action adaptation that featured an exhibitionist hero bent on saving the day (and likely terrifying citizens in the process), and hopefully to att...

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To KanColle's admirals, Yuka Ootsubo is the voice behind the "Base Lesbian Torpedo Cruisers of Maximum Over-Crit," Ooi and Kitakami, as well as the Aviation Battleships, Ise and Hyuuga, the Heavy Cruisers, Furutaka and Kako, and the Light Aircraft...

CROSS ANGE: RONDO OF ANGELS AND DRAGONS Available June 21st Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its June slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks' uncut f...

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. Following its initial western release on the Xbox360 in 2010, CAVE's gothic horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up (schmup) Deathsmiles is set to ...

According to the latest release slate from Section23 Films, the Maiden Japan label has a Blu-ray and DVD release lined up for 2007's Den-noh Coil anime. The award-winning series is set to make its North American home video debut on June 28.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Because the magical blue cat can make even the weirdest scenarios a reality. Japanese model maker @momiboku recently caught the attention of Twitter users online with his unusual take on two of the Hollywood movie world's most best-known characters.

METANORN Foshizzel

Yay everyone gets an episode! Wooooooooooo! ! Last week things focused on Yukari and Quetzalcoatl getting together forming their unique team, but this time it looks like were not getting an episode dedicated to one character or would you consider ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

You. . . don't want to know. The first home video release for Dagashi Kashi is coming out in just under a month and now TBS Animation is doing a bit of promotion on their channel for it. What we get is a nearly two-minute long piece that brings to...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - February 20th/21st 01 (01) The Martian (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Nobunaga Concerto (Weeks: 05) 03 (00) Point Break (Weeks: 01)...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

After 24 long years without it, Baskin Robbins in Japan (also known as B-R Thirty One Ice Cream in the country) sakura (cherry blossom) flavored ice cream is making a sweet comeback! This rich creamy floral dessert is described as tasting of sakur...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's been some time coming but we're now closer to the anime adaptation of the Shounen Maid manga. While we got some casting recently we now have the premiere date set for the series with an April 11th, 2016 debut for the show.

JEFusion Tamiya Kei

Last weekend JEFusion was able to attend Cosplay Carnival, a local cosplay convention here in the Philippines and here are the event's photos. Cosplay Carnival is a fun and exciting 2-day event filled to the brim with exciting activities that high...

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