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April 23, 2016, 11:00 AM
April 23, 2016, 11:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Many Japanese think English is a difficult language. So why not make that linguistic grind enjoyable? That's exactly what this odd little book does. A few years ago, Kotaku introduced English Words That Don't Appear on Tests (here and here).

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Brave warrior, the only thing that can defeat you now are sharp pointy things like pencils. And rough-housing. And sitting on the sofa funny. And rain. But behold, here is genuine made-in-Japan cardboard samurai armor.

by Matt Schley Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 4/21/2016 A series of earthquakes hit the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto last week, leaving at least 44 dead and thousands injured, without electricity and running water and evac...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

After the countdown ended, the official website for the upcoming live-action film Death Note 2016 today updated with a teaser poster visual featuring its three main characters, also revealing its official title Death Note Light up the NEW world.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Is the Persona 5 release date coming soon? Brian Ashcraft 7 minutes ago Filed to: persona kotakueast kotakucore persona 5 atlus Edit Invite manually Promote DismissUndismiss Hide Share to Kinja Go to permalink Is the Persona 5 release date coming ...

Siliconera Douglas

The final piece of news from Bandai Namco's RPG Tour was from producer Yasuhiro Fukaya with the announcement that Tales of Berseria will be arriving in Europe early next year on PS4 and Steam and will feature English and Japanese audio.

JEFusion TrickyBaymax

"Cube Archelon! " UPDATE! Seems like this was a fan-made Cube Animal from twitter user @chakichakichaki, team JEFusion is truly very sorry to have caused this confusion. Thanks to one of our viewers from our FB page for giving us the heads up!

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Japan's Snoopy craze is about to hit fever-pitch with the opening of Snoopy Museum Tokyo in Roppongi on April 23rd. Asannounced last year, the venue features exclusive exhibits of Charles M. Schulz's original drawings as well as a themed cafe and ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Plans to use traditional Japanese kintsugi techniques to make them look as good as new, or perhaps even better. Residents of Kumamoto are still picking up the pieces after being rocked by a series of destructive earthquakes, and no doubt many of t...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Megumi Igarashi, who is currently under prosecution on charges of obscenity, has announced her engagement to Mike Scott, the founding member of the Waterboys, reports Nikkan Sports (April 22). On Thursday, Igarashi, 44-year-old artist known for he...

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous shared the latest on their upcoming "high-speed Servant action game" Fate/Extella with a look at some new screenshots including Tamamo-no-Mae's Form Change. Master The above is a look at the "Master" which you'll play as in Fate/Extella.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Code Girl Collection - a new browser game by Paiza - combines moe, computer programming practice, and social gaming to teach novice programmers how to code. The game currently offers short lessons that teach players the basics of Ruby and PHP, wit...

Siliconera Casey

Natsume Inc. has announced that it will be bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. Partnered with Arc System Works, River City: Tokyo Rumble will will be one of several Natsume titles playable at E3 2016.

by Matt Schley Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 4/21/2016 In recent years, we've seen in an increase (or an increase in the visibility, at least) of non-Japanese folks working in the anime industry.

"Now, if we go back in there, are you going to hide under the racks again? " "No. . . " We've been talking about a musical genius lately, so to switch things up, here's the opposite of that talking about how he never watches porn with the sound on.

Siliconera Sato

We previously got a look at Etrian Odyssey V's Fencer class, and Atlus' latest videos for the 3DS dungeon crawler shows us more on the Dragoon class, Race and Union Skills. First is a look at the Dragoon class video.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Gundam. Info today announced that Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the director's cut edition of the four-episode web anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga, will be screened at selected 15 theaters ...

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released their new music video "Disorder", the opening theme for the anime series Big Order (with story by Future Diary's Sakae Esuno) which began broadcast this month in Japan.

OtakuDX Paris365

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2016 - J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world's biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess -- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroo...

Capsule Computers Kyle Roberts

Posted by Kyle Roberts on Apr 22, 2016 Categories: Anime News, News, Sentai Filmworks | 0 comments | Sentai Filmworks has announced their acquisition of the When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace anime.

A rather redundant trailer for IdolMaster: Platinum Stars has disappointed many with its complete lack of new content, overall proving to be a giant tease that has caused some to question the point of releasing such an unproductive trailer.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported on the development of Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, an original TV anime scheduled to debut in July of 2016. Now new cast members and their corresponding characters have been announced for the show, including: Yu...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

The magical boys are back in town! And big plans are in store for the coming months! Actual subs. Let's get the big one out of the way first. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! will premier this July.

Last week I got the chance to head over to Bandai Namco's new HQ in Santa Clara, CA to try out a bunch of upcoming games, including a nice helping of anime-based action. In addition to Gundam and SAO games-Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS.

The Fandom Post DJ Horn

You know how they call marijuana a gateway drug or whatever? Well, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (Which also goes by the title When They Cry) is considered by many to be a sort of gateway anime. Now, when I was 14 years old, I was one twisted individual.

Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films have provided details on their slate of releases for July and August, including Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition TRINITY SEVEN.

SGCafe spartanchef

Believe it or not, there are actually MEN who read and watch yaoi, and they are called Fudanshi. They are the male counterparts to the Fujoshi, or "Rotten Women," who are fans of yaoi, and these male yaoi fans are the subject of an upcoming anime ...

thebitbag karlb

Good news to all Toei Animation followers! An English dub of the World Trigger anime will be available soon for you. So, no more headaches trying to understand the Japanese language while watching the anime!

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official YouTube channel for five-member dance vocal unit STARMARIE has posted a four-minute live performance clip of their 10th single "Hime wa Rankiryu☆Goikkou-sama" (The princess is a turbulence party).

The mentally feeble characters of Spike Chunsoft's newest title "Zero Time Dilemma" feature in its latest trailer, which revolves around helpless captives being forced to slaughter one another - a concept seemingly reminiscent of another Spike Chu...

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