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March 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
March 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
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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...

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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.

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition To celebrate the UK cinema release of Miss Hokusai, we have a poster to give away!

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Anyone with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate data on the same 3DS that plays the game will receive special bonus content in the game. As a special promotion, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is on sale for $19. 99 for 48 hours on the Nintendo eShop.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Gimo. It's a black Scottish Fold. Next to it is Makkuro Kurosuke, a character created by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki. Makkuro Kurosuke (aka Susuwatari) are translated as "soot sprites" or even "dust bunnies.

Ever since my neighborhood's conveyor belt sushi restaurant closed down, I've been hoping that some entrepreneur will build a new one nearby. So far, that hope has gone unanswered, and I'm wondering if Japanese Lego enthusiast Doctor Pei has a sim...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The creator behind the Reborn! property finished that out back in 2012 and kicked off a new series the next summer with elDLIVE as part of the Shonen Jump+ app and now Weekly Shonen Jump has just launched a new official site revealing an anime ada...

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...

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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

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...

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Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis released recently, and the action game that already has a bunch of different Riders is about to get more with Kamen Rider Specter, Kamen Rider Chaser, and Kamen Rider Ghost Toucon Boost Damashii via free DLC.

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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.

Bill aims at professionals graduating from Japanese schools to work at Japanese companies The Japanese government's Council on National Strategic Special Zones, chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met on Wednesday to discuss a bill that could re...

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...

Akiba Souken has asked 4,884 anime fans the question: What yuri anime series is your most favorite? And from thousands of fans here are the results: 20/19 (tie)) Akuma no Riddle and DokiDoki!

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

An office of an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi in Utsunomiya was damaged by a truck HOKKAIDO (TR) - Sides are being taken in Japan's underworld. Following a series of violent incidents in Kanto over the weekend, likely involving the Yamaguch...


It appears as if those rumors from late last year are true again! It has been announced that Utada Hikaru will be singing the new "NEWS ZERO" theme song. The new theme song will make its premiere during the April 4 episode.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . March 2, 2016 . 6:30pm Visual novel studio Dischan Media ended up shutting down in July 2015 after six years in production. Now, several months later, the studio has released all its visual novels for free.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the Terra Formars sci-fi action manga series today posted a 90-second full trailer introducing the bug transformations of its main human characters for the first time.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Attack On Titan Press Release: EVERETT, WA - GameSamba, NGames Interactive Limited, and Funimation Entertainment have announced today that they are working with Kodansha to develop and publish an officially licensed mobile game based on "Attack on...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Nozomi Uda's Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Idly) web manga today posted a 100-second new PV announcing its April 9 premiere on Tokyo MX and MBS.

Siliconera Sato

Pre-orders for Compile Heart's upcoming PlayStation 4 RPG, Black Rose Valkyrie, is now available on Amazon Japan, and the company also revealed its first screenshots for those looking to purchase the game.

Japanator Christian Chiok

As a Kamen Rider fan, I heavily anticipated this entry to hit consoles, especially since it took a bit over a year compared to the second game which released around a year after the first game. Naturally, the game would have featured Kamen Rider D...

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.

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Mar3 By skylion, posted under Musaigen no Phantom World http://metanorn. net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/phantom-9-bigcombat. webm Lots of combat and a LOLi with a firearm. . . keep the story easy to follow.

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Last week, news broke that IBM is making the world of VRMMOs, as featured in Sword Art Online, a reality with their "VRMMO Project. " However, according to tech website, Road to VR, that really isn't so, and everything was really just a big misund...

Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Special Thanks to Carolyn Medrano © Barasui Media Works / Strawberry Marshmallow OVA Partners Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of all three straight-to-video entries in the STRAWBERRY MAR...

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Better not judge a book by its cover. Despite their cute look, BAND-MAID is a Japanese hardcore rock band who play their own songs with kick-ass guitar solos and double-bass drums by themselves. Their music has been featured widely in internationa...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

It's already been less than a week since Nintendo's last Direct showcase which featured the Japanese publisher formally announcing the existence of Pokemon Sun and Moon, the next series of games in the legendary handheld series.

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