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Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world, like Furby or the Tamagotchi. So what should you do if you're in Japan and you-or, um, your kids-feel a sudden urge for toy shopping? Read on to find out some of the best places to buy to...

RocketNews24 Jamie Koide

To celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise is getting a new manga, including a bunch of other tie-in goodies and events this year you don't want to miss! Not only is Kodansha re-releasing volumes of the original C...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Junji Ito's art is scary. And cosplayer Ikura's recreations of his work are creepy nightmare fuel. No wonder he's a fan. Kotaku previously introduced Ikura's work, but as IT Media recently pointed out, one of the most amazing thing about her cospl...

Certain Polling Site Charapedia has cooked up an interesting question for its readers this week about that enduring genre of anime and manga set in high school clubs. Whether sports, music, dance or student council, anime is chock full of these af...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

A 100-second full trailer for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions film is now officially online for an April 23 release. It introduces the voice of Aigami, a mysterious new character for the film voiced by Ikuto Hayashi, for the fir...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou
RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Use Google Maps today and you may notice something a little different. . . Whether you're heading to the pub or on a quest to find the Triforce today, you're going to need a map. And what better map than one that charts every single dungeon-er, st...

ERASED is killing it this season, topping the popularity polls around the world as the anime of the season you should be watching. Young Ace magazine revealed on Friday that a spinoff manga of Boku dake ga Inai Machi will began serialization in th...

IGN Eric Van Allen

Japanese movie star Takeshi "Beat" Kitano has been cast in the upcoming live-action film Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell will be a remake of the original anime film of the same name. Taking place in a technologically advanced future, a spec...

The major anime industry trade show AnimeJapan 2016 is scheduled for March 25-27, and the event presentation listings have fans speculating that an announcement of an adaptation of Delight Works' online RPG for iOS and Android, Fate/Grand Order, m...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The first real-world Pokémon hunt is about to begin, but it needs some hunters. Last fall, Pokémon fans all over the world were thrilled by the reveal of Pokémon Go, the very first game in the franchise for iOS and Android devices.

The Japanese government is taking up a bill that would make it easier for non-citizens to work in the animation industry, reports Nikkei Asian Review. For those dreaming of becoming an animator in Japan, this is potentially huge news.

The April issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Friday that Kei Sanbe will begin serializing a spinoff of his mystery manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi in the magazine's July issue on June 4. The spinoff is tentatively titled Boku dake ga...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

If Emily Strange were a Japanese girl, these are the dolls she would put up for Hinamatsuri. March 3 is Girls' Day, or Hinamatsuri, in Japan and its traditions go back to the Heian Period. These days, the most iconic part of Hinamatsuri are the do...

A daring Chinese college student has put his newly acquired art degree to good use as he unveils his masterpiece: a colossal 1:3 scale replica of the mecha from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, demonstrating that even a single man is capable of accompl...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Further proof that the company's 16-bit console was one of the best-looking systems ever made. My family had some kind of video game system in our home as far back as I can remember, but Nintendo's Super Famicom was the first console I actually fo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu
The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

The Kabukicho red-light district Immediately following the split of the Yamaguchi-gumi last summer, speculation swirled about turf battles erupting between the gang and its newly formed rival, the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi.

tokyohive ustar

It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, "We have heard that they are good friends.

Posted 04/03/2016 Yesterday saw Nintendo hold their latest Nintendo Direct online, and if you're a fan of the Fire Emblem franchise in particular then it brought forth some important news for you. Firstly, we finally have a European release date f...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Part of yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation included a look at the latest from Capcom with Monster Hunter Generations, which originally debuted in Japan as Monster Hunter X. A fitting tribute to a decade of Monster Hunter games, Monster Hunte...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the new main visual drawn by the original manga author Eiichiro Oda, Cinema Today has posted a 20-second special teaser for the upcoming 13th One Piece feature film, One Piece Film Gold, featuring consecutive attacks by the members of th...

The last time we saw Go Nagai's Cutie Honey in live-action form was in the excellent 2004 adaptation, directed by Evangelion's Hideaki Anno, and the 2007 Cutie Honey The Live TV series that followed. Now the classic manga is set to return to the s...

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Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO'. SEE ALSO: Utada Hikaru to provide theme song for NHK morning drama The singer's brand new song for 'NEWS ZERO' will be played on the program starting April 4.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 3, 2016 . 1:45pm The latest Nintendo Direct is about to begin. Today's presentation will focus on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games that will appear in summer 2016. It won't have any NX or mobile announcements.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . March 2, 2016 . 5:00pm Popular Japanese deck building game Heart of Crown is being published in the west by Culture Select, who plans on bringing it to Steam and Manga Gamer. Currently, the English version of Heart of Crown is...

Siliconera Jenni

Paper Mario: Color Splash will come to the Nintendo Wii U in 2016. Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . March 3, 2016 . 4:00am Koei Tecmo shared the latest trailer for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, highlighting the game's features including a closer look at its Soft Engine 2. 0, various costumes and poses, and a glimpse of its pole dancing feature.

Siliconera Sato

In celebration of Hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day, in Japan, Sega put together a video showcasing a Cute Medley for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X on PlayStation Vita. The Cute Medley: Idol Sounds medley is arranged by Mitchie M, with the following track...

Here's our first look at the cast of the upcoming Power Rangers movie in their civilian outfits courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Seen from left to right are: RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G, and Dacre Montgomery as Billy/Blue Ranger, Kim...

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