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March 25, 2016, 1:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And in the rain. I've always liked Tokyo in the rain. Expect if I'm out walking in it. Then, it sucks. These cool photos are from Instagram user Liam Wong, who also is a graphic designer at Ubisoft. You can see how he brings an artistic flair in h...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

The green white wine is part of a range of matcha-based alcoholic beverages which include chocolate liqueur, Japanese sake and umeshu plum wine. Right now is a good time for green tea-lovers to be in Japan.

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

This will be difficult to top. Expensive, too. "This" is a life-sized statue of One Piece character Sanji prostrating himself before us, so we can plug stuff into the single port in the back of his head.

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

I love March. The weather is getting warmer, and American college basketball infects millions with the "March Madness" disease. There is nothing like the thrill of picking the underdog to pull an upset, or the sense of dread when your bracket gets...

The Sugoi Japan Awards have determined the top 5 anime, light novels, manga and entertainment novels that should receive more foreign attention, the results likely being influenced overwhelmingly by popularity and unsurprisingly containing only mo...

Tokyo Girls Update Konishiki

On March 22, Idol Renaissance unveiled a new MV for "Besten Dank", with the same timing of the release of their first album "our songs". Contributor Wanted! ! Beaten Dank is the cover song of Takano Hiroshi's "Besten Dank" released in 1990 and the...

AFA Channel! freakpool

This week's issue of Weekly Famitsu Magazine is featuring the upcoming Danganronpa 3 - The End of Hope's Peak Academy-. In the feature, they have revealed some new character visuals for 12 new characters, all of whom have a connection with Makoto ...

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.

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...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new visual and couple of images have been released for Makoto Shinkai's (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words) upcoming Kimi no Na wa. (your name. ) anime film, which will be releasing in Japan this August.

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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

We previously reported that Meicoomon from Digimon Adventure tri. , will be added to Digimon World: Next Order through a free DLC, and the game's latest video gives us a look at the Maine Coon Digimon.

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.

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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

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, with a look at the latest trailer highlighting Joseph Joestar, Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli, Lisa Lisa, Rudol Von Stroheim, Kars, Esidisi, and Wammu. Check out the big list below for a highlight video and detai...

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...

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.

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

Last March 22, KAT-TUN celebrated their 10th year anniversary. The twitter sphere was abuzz when former members of the group tweeted in relation to the event. At past 1 am, Akanishi Jin tweeted "Omedetou" (Congratulations), which delighted a lot o...

Those with a passion for all things lolita and gothic lolita may take a liking to these appropriately themed kitchen knives, which will allow any dreary soul or boundless heap of energy to slice up their veggies (amongst other things) in style.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While we've had some teaser spots and TV spots for the spring 2016 anime series Twin Star Exorcists, we haven't had much in the way of fuller promos for it. That's changed now as Avex Pictures has dropped a 75-secon spot for it that shows off the ...

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.

It was announced on March 23, 2016 that every Nogizaka46 fan would get a chance to become the boyfriend of their favorite members. . . in a mobile game. NOGIKOI is a mobile dating simulation game where the players go to the same school with all th...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X and all its Vocaloid service has been unveiled by way of an hour-long livestream, giving those still on the fence one last opportunity to decide whether or not they want to include one more Vocaloid-themed object in th...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned last year that Bandai Namco Entertainment had a new anime series coming out in the form of Tales of Zestiria the X, but it's been mostly quiet for a while now. With the AnimeJapan 2016 event gearing up, there are banners being placed th...

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