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June 1, 2016, 10:30 AM

Ellen Baker is a character featured in middle school level Japanese textbooks that teach people how to speak English. Back in April, we found out that the publishing house, Tokyo Shoseki, is very unhappy with the Internet's reaction to Ellen Baker.

Siliconera Sato

Compile Heart announced that their upcoming PlayStation 4 RPG Black Rose Valkyrie, which was originally slated for a June 30 release, will be delayed by a few weeks to July 21, 2016 in Japan. While no specific reasons were mentioned for the delay,...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - May 28th/May 29th 01 (01) Zootopia (Weeks: 06) 02 (00) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The Huntsman: Wint...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crypton Future Media's virtual darling, Hatsune Miku, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra are teaming up for a one-night concert on August 26, 2016, at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A in Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A main visual has been published for the summer TV anime adaptation of Shūichi Asō's 2012 Shonen Jump high school ESPer gag comedy Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan. Shorts will air Monday-Friday on TV Tokyo's morning Oha-Suta starting July 4th, compiled into ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

From Patlabor to Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii is one of anime's greatest directors. Yet, these days he's switched over to live-action movies. He's no longer interested in directing anime. Here's why.

Trends in Japan Tokyo Cheapo

This article by Lily Crossley-Baxter first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. If cats and rabbits just don't do it for you any more - how about a hedgehog? Roppongi's latest animal cafe has these prickly characters available to be - well, not stroked exact...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The official Twitter feed of Mizuki Production has announced that the ashes of the late, lamented manga artist Shigeru Mizuki (GeGeGe no Kitarō) have been laid to rest in a tomb of Mizuki's own design.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Th upcoming Strike Witches spinoff series Brave Witches revealed earlier this month that the project is scheduled for a fall 2016 debut with firm details to come much closer to the actual broadcast. With that piece of the scheduling now out there,...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix revealed earlier this month that they're hosting an Active Time Report Community Special. It's been announced that it will take place on May 31, 2016 at 8:00pm JST. To catch you up to speed on the upcoming Active Time Report, it will f...

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The latest One Piece movie, One Piece Film Gold, promises to be a big one. However, as it turns out, it's a lot bigger than expected, as it will be having the biggest opening for Japanese films so far, and it won't just be released in the usual 2D...

Siliconera Sato

Following the conclusion of the Street Fighter V tournament at this year's Combo Breaker, Capcom unveiled a reveal trailer for Ibuki who will join the cast of fighters. Following the additions of Alex and Guile, Ibuki will be the third DLC charact...

The official website of the anime film adaptation of Tetsuya Chiba's (Ashita no Joe, Teppei) Kaze no Yō ni (Like the Wind) one-shot manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Sunday. The trailer is the first footage of the film with the vocal...

Siliconera Sato

In Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki's upcoming PS Vita beat 'em up Uppers you'll use plenty of your surroundings to beat down enemies. Here's the latest two examples. The first video shows us how you can hit enemies into fire hydrants to se...

From its Edinburgh screening at 2012's Scotland Loves Anime, Psychic School Wars has built up quite the reputation. Unfortunately I was not able to attend this screening so have not been able to experience this film until now, but in the past I'd ...

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