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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...

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...

The two day celebration of Anime and Japanese culture will take place in Melbourne this September. Presented by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab, the inaugural Madman Anime Festival will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre o...

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.

Pokemon has filled our lives with joy and adorable animals. But they never provided a sexy component or super moe. So of course, a group has stepped forward to fill that void. Pocket Master. I know, 'Pocket Master' sounds like someone with their h...

Business Insider Will Heilpern

McDonald's The recruitment ad makes working at McDonald's look really stressful. McDonald's wants to hire more Millennials as part-time staff in Japan, so it created an anime mini-series to help drum up interest.

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 ...

15-year-old Junna debuts with opening & insert songs, while Minori Suzuki sings ending The second session of the "Macross Delta Hōsō Chokuzen Runpika Jōeikai" (Macross Delta Pre-Broadcast Runpika Screenings) announced on Monday the theme songs and...

Today new promotional videos for the upcoming anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable hit screens across Japan. Three screens, that is. The videos debuted on large screens outside major train stations across the countr...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Don't get me wrong! I like McDonald's as much as the next person. I also like how much better it looks in anime. In Japan, the service at McDonald's, and any another fast food restaurant, is generally quite good.

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?

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...

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...

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He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! And he's got a brand new trailer for his new and upcoming live-action movie, HK/Hentai Kamen The Abnormal Crisis, which is a direct sequel to the live-action movie released back in 2013, and yes, panties are flying in this...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the anime adaptation of Yuu Miyazaki and okiura's Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) light novel series has revealed that the second cour of the series will begin its broadcast from Apr...

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...

"AKB48 45th Single General Election" ("The 8th AKB48 General Election") will take place on June 18th at HARD OFF ECO Stadium Niigata in Niigata City. This became known on March 21 during a photo session event for "AKB48 0 to 1 no Aida" at Pacifico...

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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.

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...

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...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 21, 2016 . 11:18am Dragons are attempting to destroy the world in 7th Dragon III Code: VFD on the Nintendo 3DS. In the latest trailer from Sega, people see how their Nodens Enterprises team will travel through time to deal with dr...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Itano Tomomi's 8th single Hide & Seek will be on sale on April 20th. It is the theme song for the horror movie Nozokime (のぞきめ) starring Itano Tomomi. The MV and the covers are inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Posted 22/03/2016 We're less than a couple of weeks away from a new season of anime, and of course that means that streaming announcements will be popping up left, right and centre over the coming days.

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...

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...

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.

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