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March 24, 2016, 5:30 PM

After the glorious, unexpected insanity of the Nipponbashi Festa, Prairie and I figured that hitting Universal Japan on Monday would be a good idea, to avoid the crowds. After all, who goes to a theme park on a working day in March?

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...

The Guardian Alison Flood

Cover of Sherlock: A Study in Pink, a manga based on the TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Photograph: Titan Press Sherlock Holmes has had many incarnations since he was first brought to life by the pen of Arthur Conan Doyl...

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...

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

In recent seasons (or, perhaps, years), the more discerning anime fan may have noticed a trend of certain kinds of shows repeating themselves over and over again. In fact, much ado was made about twin light novel adaptations The Asterisk War and C...

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.

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.

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...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website challenged Japanese fans to pick their "#1 Favorite TV Anime by Kyoto Animation", and more than 3000 otaku responded. The top ten results were as follows: 10.

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.

SGCafe spartanchef

Two of the hottest games in Japan right now are Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and these two series have formed an unlikely combination for Famitsu magazine's 4. 7 issue, which will feature Hatsune Miku hanging out with D...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Shukan Shincho Mar. 31 TOKYO (TR) - Hirotada Ototake, a noted author born without arms and legs, has issued an apology on his Web site following revelations appearing in a tabloid magazine that he engaged in extra-marital affairs with multiple women.

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 Richard Gutierrez

A journey may begin with a single step . . . but arriving at your destination has never been so painful. After almost four years, one of the cornerstones of the Zenescope universe is coming to an end. Robyn Locksley & Marian Quin have entertained ...

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.

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...

Variety Justin Kroll

Courtesy of Viz Media VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has partnered with UTA to develop a diverse range of live-action programming based on titles from VIZ Media's extensive catalog o...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 23, 2016 . 11:30am In Stranger of Sword City, the player's avatar is a human from our own world who suddenly finds themselves in Escario, a whole other realm. There, he or she is a chosen one with the ability to handle Blood Cryst...

Siliconera Sato

Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers got its first full-length trailer, showing off plenty of characters and mechs in action for the upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 3 title. The game brings back several characters from past Super Robot Ta...

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!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

One Piece's esteemed creator Eiichiro Oda has unveiled his secret to illustrating the female form, which he has summarized in one simple phrase: "a woman's proportions consist of 3 circles and 1 cross", a more than micro-aggressive comment that co...

Anime Instrumentality Chris Nguyen

There's something to be said for gratitude, especially when you take on the voice of one of the most popular characters for a franchise that's propelled your career. That's what happened to Pile, the Korean-Japanese singer who takes on the role of...

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...

London, Mar 23 (EFE). - The BBC production of Sherlock, which started airing in 2010, has inspired a Japanese manga to be released in June, according to the Guardian. Sherlock: A Study in Pink is based on the production starring Benedict Cumberbat...

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.

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