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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just as long as they stick with Venusaur or Ivysaur. Twitter user Shuka Moe, who's doing research at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, has proven just that. If you are curious how the outfits were created: [Image: Bombina0] [Image: Bombina0] Wh...

RocketNews24 KK Miller

New maiden will help service all human- and plastic-kind. A job listing site in Japan is currently featuring a very interesting part-time job based in the new Akihabara Shrine that will open in April. It sounds like a pretty decent place to earn a...

It was announced that Ikuta Toma would star in Ogigami Naoko's new film titled "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa," and play the role of a transgender woman. "Karera ga Honki de Amutoki wa" is Ogigami's first film in 5 years, whose works receive a lot...

Metro Adam Starkey for Metro.co.uk

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock has been replicated in a Japanese manga series based on the hit BBC TV show. The manga, which replicates the adventures of Cumberbatch's Holmes and Martin Freeman's John Watson, is coming to the UK via publisher Tit...

We asked our writers one simple question: which anime made you a fan? Not the first anime you ever saw - not the blurry memories of Robotech or Gundam Wing before you knew what anime was - the first show you really embraced as an anime fan.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The new McFlurry comes filled with traditional Japanese flavours. Back in 2013, McDonald's Japan released the Matcha Oreo McFlurry, which blended rich vanilla ice cream with powdered green tea and crunchy chocolate biscuit pieces.

Nerdist Kyle Anderson

There are many reasons why Japan is cooler than we are. For one, they have a melding of Western pop culture and their own ancient traditions to give the country a truly unique flavor. Another reason is they have no separation between popular art a...

Kodansha Comics announced a handful of new licenses this week. . . seven new print titles, to be exact! They announced a new one each hour today, culminating in the reveal of the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga.

Rocket Chainsaw Andrew Cathie
Siliconera Sato

Nikkei reported earlier today that Nintendo is ceasing their production of their Wii U console sometime by the end of the year, but Nintendo has since then denied the report, stating that the comment did not come from Nintendo.

Five-member grandpa group Jii POP have been rising to popularity in Japan. The group's average age is 67 with the eldest member being 80 and the youngest being 58. The remaining three members are in their 60s.

Siliconera Sato

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization adds to the customization options for character creation, and Dengeki gives us a look at it, along with a look at its Swamp map, and "Named Monsters. " As shown in the above image, you have a variety of customi...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks has set their release slate for the month of July and there's definitely some fun stuff to like here that's almost all new material. With some recent acquisitions, we get the debut of Hatenkou Yugi this month along with Softenni a...

TheWrap Joe Otterson

VIZ Media puts out popular titles like "Naruto," "Bleach" VIZ Media will partner with United Talent Agency (UTA) to develop live-action programming based on titles from VIZ Media's extensive catalog of manga and anime properties, the companies ann...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced that their upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title, Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers, is releasing in Japan on June 30, 2016. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The game is priced at 8,200 yen plus tax, and there will be a...

Team Syachihoko has unveiled the MV for "Chérie! " (release date: April 7) and it is overflowing with contents that will have you watching it over and over again! Contributor Wanted! ! In the MV for "Chérie!

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May'n and Megumi Nakajima have made a name for themselves with Macross Frontier, and the upcoming Macross Delta TV anime is aiming to replicate their success with this new batch of theme song singers, who are most certainly following in the footst...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While we got word over the weekend that Viz Media will be doing some streaming for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable as well as prior seasons, they're not the only ones. Crunchyroll hsa revealed that they'll be streaming the ...

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AFA Channel! freakpool

The prestigious Anime of the Year Award, which is divided into Movie and TV Animation categories, have finally been given out during last Monday (21 March)'s Tokyo Anime Award Festival. The two winners of the awards are Love Live!

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware revealed the launch trailer for their upcoming action RPG Dark Souls III, which is releasing in Japan this Thursday and worldwide on April 12, 2016. Dark Souls III is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems. Over the last few years, Japan's excitement about Halloween has spiked, which has been a boon for marketers as they r...

Classic romance drama Fushigi Yugi has revealed the cast for its upcoming live action musical, the costumes naturally sporting a great resemblance to the source material that unfortunately speaks nothing of the potential quality of the musical its...

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. While its English localised release was years in the making, SEGA finally pooled the resources into localising and publishing Yakuza 5 on the Play...

Siliconera Sato

One Piece: Burning Blood features a bunch of characters we've seen from throughout the series, and the game's latest trailer gives us a rundown on the game system details and how you'll be fighting. The video starts out with the basics, including ...

McDonald's goes super kawaii in a new campaign that aims to recruit people from all walks of life to work at the restaurant. Part of the "Let's Become a Team" campaign, a new anime-style ad, "The Future Me," tells the story of Sumire, a college fr...

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . March 22, 2016 . 3:00pm A new NightCry video has released, revealing the Clock Tower-successor's English release date as March 29, 2016. The video shows some strange characters in masks, as well as an unfortunate end for a woman ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

No fooling, supernatural action series Ushio and Tora returns for a third cour on April 1st. If you're having a hard time remembering if it was Ushio looking to eat Tora or vice versa in the earlier July-December 2015 run of the TV anime, Tokuma h...

Capcom have celebrated the 20th anniversary of their highly acclaimed Resident Evil franchise by having an interview with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, causing more dedicated fans to hope that a clear answer will be given as to why the franchise ha...

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