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March 22, 2016, 11:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

What a time to be alive. IT Media reports that that what's being called "The World's First Lolita Kitchen Knife" is going on sale in Japan. "Lolita" refers to the Japanese fashion subculture. [Images: Takumi Armory] There are two types: the more G...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . March 20, 2016 . 3:30pm Those of you who play Final Fantasy XIV have more than likely run into a person with an adorably-chubby Fat Cat minion in tow, or perhaps you own one yourself. In addition, you may also be familiar with the giant...

Viz Media, publishers of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, announced plans to stream David Production's anime adaptation. Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable is set to premiere this spring, and Viz will stream the new series, as well as...

Siliconera Sato

During the "Phantasy Star Thanksgiving 2016" event that is being held today, Sega and Square Enix announced a collaboration between Phantasy Star Online 2 and Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement of the "dream collaboration" was made on a giant scr...

Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli on every film since 1997's Princess Mononoke, will go open-source and available for free starting March 28. The software, renamed OpenToonz, will contain the custom Ghibli Edition developed by th...

Game Industry News Michael Blaker

Michael Blaker Game Industry News is running the best blog posts from people writing about the game industry. Articles here may originally appear on Michael's blog, Windborne's Story Eatery. This week for Anime Sunday I'm going to cover the absolu...

With Viz Media bringing the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime adaptation to DVD and Blu-ray, an English dub is currently in the works. Viz revealed the main members of the dub cast during their panel at this past weekend's C2E2 event, so see who's playin...

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. With the goal being to provide some insight into "the game's allure", Square Enix have released the third instalment in a series of developer diar...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Near the scene of the fight in Adachi Ward TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police have made one arrest following a fist fight involving two feuding organized crime groups in Adachi Ward, reports Nippon News Network (Mar.

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

The Japanese government initiative has been finding ways to spread Japanese pop culture around the world. The newest proposed project is a "National Manga Center", which will be dedicated to Japanese video games, anime, and manga.

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival, the snazzy Oscars of anime, has announced the results of its Anime of the Year Grand Prix, given annually to the best television series and film of the year. Which 2015 anime won?

The 2nd entry into Shaft's original mahou shoujo series Prism Nana has obtained a brief PV, which many are quite hopeful for (so long as it does not contain the usual amount of shaft quality) despite the PV lacking any actual magical girl action.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Aniplex USA has picked up another series for the spring 2016 season with the announcement of Haifuri. The company will be following the April 9th, 2016 debut date for it but they have not yet set which services it will be a part of or what schedul...

IBM held a press event for its "Sword Art Online: The Beginning" virtual reality demonstration on Thursday. Japanese game news websites Inside Games and 4Gamer posted photos of the demonstration area, as well as the virtual reality demonstration i...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Modern anime fans are familiar with Hiroyuki Imaishi's work. He's directed hits like Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Gurren Lagann. Kill la Kill. He is also directing Space Patrol Luluco. Space Patrol Luluco is a shorts series, and will premier ...

The anime adaptation of "Natsume's Book of Friends" is not going anywhere. The animated television show based on the popular manga series with the same title recently got renewed for a Season 5 expected to premiere this coming fall.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The anime adaptation of the Sansha Sanyou manga brought out its first promotional spot three weeks ago and now that we're getting closer to the broadcast debut and start of the spring season, TOHO has brought out the first TV spot for it.

Upcoming One Piece fighter One Piece: Burning Blood has revealed Shanks and Koala in their element as they unleash a myriad of moves, allowing hardcore fans of the astronomically popular series to judge whether or not the title will be worth their...

Last month, we reported on how Sword Art Online, the fictional virtual reality game made popular by the anime of the same name, was becoming a real virtual reality game thanks to IBM. Considering fictional Kirito was a beta tester for Sword Art On...

AFA Channel! freakpool

With the current Fairy Tail TV anime already about to air its final episode this 26 March, the 17th issue of this year's Shounen Sunday magazine has revealed that a new Fairy Tail TV anime project is now in the works.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Fresh off the Japanese publication of the 20th volume of Yona of the Dawn, a fantasy shōjo manga by Mizuho Kusanagi, Hakusensha has announced that the publication of the 21st and 22nd volumes of the manga will include special, limited edition vers...

Siliconera Sato

Sega revealed this weekend at their SXSW 2016 panel this weekend that their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, will release on September 27, 2016. The upcoming action adventure platform game is being developed by the California-b...

Dimension W's rather serious plot has grown to an even more epic scale as yet more truths are unveiled, sure to interest some with its wealth of sci-fi mystery but likely leaving others dissatisfied with the eradication of essentially everything e...

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