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February 27, 2013, 5:00 AM
February 27, 2013, 5:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Pikachu, the iconic Pokémon from Pocket Monsters, looks slightly different these days. Adorable, sure, but not nearly as adorable as in 1997, back when the Pokémon anime first debuted. Not nearly as fat, either.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Do you have a favorite Studio Ghibli film? You know, the anime house behind such wonderful movies as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky. In Japan, kids and adults alike love Ghibli films.

tokyohive Shiso

Nishikawa Takanori (aka T. M. Revolution) made his modeling debut disguising himself as ‘Nishikawa Takako’ on the April issue of women’s fashion magazine “CanCam” (released on February 23rd). This is not the first time Nishikawa has disguised hims...

JEFusion GekiDan

The official website of the unofficial Super Sentai series, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger had finally unveiled the first promo for its scheduled second season! Check it out below:Sadly, the video is available only in Japan.

Steel Cloth-wearing boy Subaru, goddess Pallas & her army join anime's new arc in April The ongoing Saint Seiya Omega television anime series will spawn its own manga adaptation in the May issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero Ace magazine on March 26.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A schoolboy on his way to the first day of China’s spring term was anally skewered by his own bicycle when its saddle came off. The Jiangsu province schoolboy was bicycling to school when the saddle of his bike broke off as he took a fall, plungin...

Voice actress Mai Kadowaki announced on Tuesday that she registered her marriage that same day. She had been engaged, to a person unrelated to her industry, since last year. She added that she has been learning about a lot of things as she deals w...

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Eri Kitamura, the seiyuu known for her voice acting roles in various anime series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Nisemonogatari and Bakemonogatari, has revealed details on her upcoming apparel project.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

On 21 February, reports of a loud “Phfffft” sound were heard around the world. Experts traced the source of this sound back to the anal sphincters of millions of Chinese netizens simultaneously shuddering upon hearing this tale of a bike ride gone...

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is ready to assault PS Vita with some key new features, some of which are illustrated in the launch trailer below. In addition to the clock-beating Ninja Race, more selectable characters, and a partner-swapping Tag Mode, ...

ALSDEAD Reveals Details on New Album “Separator” album-release posted by Keia 2 hours ago   ·   0 comments Last month we talked about Visual Kei band ALSDEAD that will release their 2nd full album “Separator” on April 24th.

tokyohive Shiso

Popular idol group AKB48’s 30th single “So long! ” (released on February 20th) sold 1,036,000 copies in its first week, and topped the Oricon weekly single ranking for the week of March 4th. This marked AKB48’s 17 consecutive chart topping single ...

JEFusion GekiDan

The official YouTube channel of dark tokusatsu series GARO started streaming the first promo for its third season, “GARO: The One Who Shines In The Darkness” (牙狼〈GARO〉~闇を照らす者~). The new cast will be led by Wataru Kuriyama and Junya Ikeda (Kaizoku ...

JEFusion GekiDan

As we get to know about the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, images from the latest magazine issues had revealed more information on what we could expected this March! One of them is the new Brave, KyoryuCyan.

Tie-ins to this season's well received school idol singing anime Love Live!  have so far mostly been CD albums and singles, but figures are starting to materialize. April will see first year trio Maki, Hanayo, and Rin hitting Japanese arcade prize...

Manga magazine Comic Zenon has posted an announcement promo for 30th anniversary comedy anime project DD Fist of the North Star. The Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Poyopoyo) directed April anime will feature super deformed versions of the series' ...

Chukei already published Haruhi Suzumiya English vocab guides Chukei, a Kadokawa Group Publishing company, revealed a poster for its new book that teaches English grammar with Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya science-fiction comedy light novel ch...

Worlds collided in Japan yesterday as the electro-pop divas of Perfume teamed up with famed atomic robot cat Doraemon (and Nobita) to help launch the latter’s new animated film, Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Dougu Museum.


The Alcott family’s earnest daughter and England’s IS representative. From the popular anime ‘IS (nfinite Stratos)’ comes the second Nendoroid from the series, ‘Cecilia Alcott’! This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Siliconera Spencer

Starting with Atelier Ayesha, Tecmo Koei is in charge of the Atelier series. It appears they will bring over the PlayStation Vita port, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland Plus as well.   A rating on Australia’s Classification Board lists Tec...

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