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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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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