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March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM

Last weekend the world celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon. The kawaii critters and adventurers that have accompanied us through the years are 20 years old! Japanese artists are no exception in sharing the sentimental moment as they take to...

How would you react if you found out not only that your teacher cosplays female characters, but that he's kind of a cutie too? Cosplaying is a hobby that is not as widely understood as the more commonly enjoyed interests such as reading, sports or...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Jun Maeda is one of the most beloved visual novel writers, having worked on Clannad, Air, Kannon, and Little Busters! - all of which have been adapted into anime. He also wrote Angel Beats! and Charlotte as a collaboration project between P.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

If there's one thing you do a lot of in the new Attack on Titan game, it's slaughter titans. From Omega Force, the studio behind the Dynasty Warrior games, Attack on Titan looks a lot like them with its tons of enemies to cut through and its expan...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Bravo, Japan! Bravo! Japan is pretty enamored with traditional Italian cuisine, to the extent that budding restaurateurs will often spend time living and working in Italy before opening a pizzeria in Tokyo.

Siliconera Sato

Sega's upcoming rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, is releasing on PS Vita later this month, and Famitsu put together a video to demonstrate its new "Live Quest Mode. " In Live Quest Mode, there are areas that have the attributes of Neutra...

While 2015 seemed to be defined by big graduation announcements, with just 2 months elapsed in 2016, it seems like a possible theme for the year will be the leveling up of groups, whether in terms of performance ability or making their major label...

Last year's Salón del Manga de Barcelona, celebrated in Barcelona from October 29th to November 1st​, hosted a fascinating pair of creatives dedicated to the world of Dragon Ball. Tadayoshi Yamamuro, the animation director for Dragon Ball Z, has a...

The Tokyo School of Anime (a school that provides education for animation, voice acting and other otaku-centric hobbies) has announced that it will be opening another school entitled the "Akiba Business School", which will specialize specifically ...

GoBoiano Media Sanic-kun

There are so many ways to learn how to draw in the world. There are guides that help you become a color master and tutorials that will help you draw specific body parts. Though beware of the How-To books that are a little more uguu than we'd like.

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, the popular anime about the trials and tribulations of young chef Soma Yukihira, is coming back for a second season, and now both the title and release season have been announced.

Siliconera Sato

Atlus announced Etrian Odyssey V for Nintendo 3DS in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, and it'll release in Japan on August 4, 2016. While not much is known about the game, it takes place in the continent of "Arcadia" and will have its charac...

Country Girls play the waiting game in the MV for "Koi wa Magnet" triple A-side 3rd single "Boogie Woogie LOVE/Koi wa Magnet/Rararun ~Anata ni Muchuu~" (release date: March 9)! Contributor Wanted! ! "Koi wa Magnet" is a cool retro song with the me...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

During the course of development, video games can change. Take Street Fighter V, for example. Early on, the game certainly didn't look like it does now. It used to look realistic. Speaking with GameSpark (via EventHubs), Street Fighter V producer ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You might know Kumamon as the official mascot character for Kumamoto Prefecture. Or you might know Kumamon as the bear from the "For the Glory of Satan" meme. Whichever, there are now a ton of them dotted throughout Osaka Station.

The Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger theme song single is now available, and not surprisingly, someone posted the full version of the show's opening theme by Hideaki Takatori. Also part of the single is the show's ending theme titled "Let's!

Japanator Yussif Osman

In the second half of 2015, something amazing happened in the world of anime. Digimon returned. But not just any incarnation of the series, rather Digimon Tri is a continuation of the original first season, based on Taichi and the other Digi-desti...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Pied Piper, Inc. announces the launch of its Indiegogo campaign to fund the North America Blu-ray and DVD release of Skip Beat! with English dub. Pied Piper, Inc. licensed the property from TV TOKYO with the guarantee of producing an English dub.

The Myanmar Times Nyein Ei Ei Htwe

They certainly know how to pack them in. As many as 1700 people a day have been pouring into the exhibition Manga, Anime, Games from Japan in Myanmar at the National Museum. The whole of the first floor has been given over to Japanese cartoons and...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

According to the March 17 issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine, Story of Seasons - The Best Friends of the 3 Villages, the latest entry in the Bokujō Monogatari farming / life simulation video game series, will be published by Marvelous Inc.

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Yugi and Kaiba are back, and they are dueling with one another in a brand new trailer for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! : The Dark Side of Dimensions animated film, however, Yugi and Kaiba are talking about something else and not just promoting the movie.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Daisuki has posted their English-subtitled (with closed captions) version of the preview for the God Eater anime's Meteorite arc. The episode 10-13 storyline from Ufotable's game adaptation, delayed from the series' summer 2015 release, is slated ...

Ultraman Ginga introduces the concept of Spark Dolls to the franchise. The series follows Hikaru Raidou, a man who returns to his old hometown just to discover that his old school is at the center of a bizarre and mysterious series of monster atta...

Source: Kino Lorber Special Thanks to Frank Tarzi and Matt Barry Kino Lorber is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the South Korean giant monster movie YONGARY, MONSTER OF THE DEEP on Blu-ray.

Yahoo Alastair Himmer

Tokyo (AFP) - Former pop idol Noriko Sakai, who fell spectacularly from grace after being arrested on drugs charges, is a rare breed in Japan: a female celebrity who has suffered public humiliation and survived.

A launch trailer for PS4 port The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition has surfaced, allowing potential buyers a glimpse at what the bonus title has on offer, so they can decide if it is merely a waste of time or something worth forking o...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A preview has posted for this spring's adaptation of Shibai Kineko's comedy light novel series Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online? ). Shinsuke Yanagi (Ro-Kyu-Bu!

The official website for the Hai-Furi television anime series announced on Tuesday that Shiina Natsukawa will lead the voice cast as the heroine Akeno Misaki. Natsukawa is a member of the group TrySail, which is performing the opening theme song.

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