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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In the English-speaking world, Pikachu is "Pikachu. " In Hong Kong, things are more complex, especially after Nintendo renamed the franchise's most famous Pocket Monster. Upcoming titles Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released in traditional and sim...

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.

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.

Las Vegas Nv Blog Las Vegas Nv Blog

4:58 AM PDT 5/31/2016 by Gavin J. Blair The- content will be available globally to members of the company's Prime service. Amazon Japan on Tuesday unveiled 12 Japanese original series, in addition to dramas, documentaries, assortment shows, anime ...

By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 5/31/2016 Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura and, most recently, Rin-ne creator Rumiko Takahashi is preparing to release a new one-shot manga.

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Many Americans are showing up to support Okinawa, but Japan isn't talking about them. On May 26, a civilian employee of the U. S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa was arrested after allegedly admitting to raping and stabbing to death a 20-year-old Okina...

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 ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Fate/Extella is an action-oriented, Musou-style take on the Fate series that was announced back in March, and now it has a release date. As revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, Marvelous is bringing the action to PlayStation 4 and PS ...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . May 30, 2016 . 6:30am The Akiba's Trip series is getting its newest title by Acquire with a title called Akiba's Beat for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Famitsu gives us a first look in a preview for this week's magazine issue.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

'Atomic' TOKYO (TR) - Last week, U. S. president Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, the first city to be devastated by an atomic bomb. In a delivered at Peace Memorial Park, the president asked for a "world without...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for "Rock Musical Bleach: Mou Hitostu no Chijyou (Another Above Ground)," a new stage musical adaptation of Tite Kubo's Bleach action manga series today revealed its cast visuals and schedule.

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.

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...

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...

AFA Channel! freakpool

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

Koei Tecmo released a new DLC costume for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and this one's a free bikini outfit for Honoka that comes from the winner of the Taiwanese costume contest. [Thanks, DualShockers. ] Here are three videos from the PS4 version of th...

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

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,...

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...

AFA Channel! freakpool

After the shocker ending to Part 2, a brand new PV has been released for the upcoming Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku film. In the new movie, Koushirou and the rest of the DigiDestined struggle to solve the mysteries of the infected Digimon and th...

Visalia Times Staff reports

Local fans of anime and J-pop may want to hurry if they are thinking about attending the Ani-Me POP Summit in Fresno next month. Organizers of the convention recently announced that ticket prices will go up after midnight on May 31.

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...

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,...

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 ...

Siliconera Sato

During Square Enix's recent Active Time Report Community Special, the event concluded with a look at new footage showing us "a day spent with Chocobo" in Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV will release worldwide on September 30, 2016 for PlayStati...

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UVERworld will be in charge of the opening theme for TV Tokyo Anime "Puzzle & Dragons Cross (パズドラクロス)". The anime will start airing on July 4th (Mon). No title or any details for the song have been announced yet, but vocalist TAKUYA∞ commented on ...

METANORN Karakuri

May30 Following things that tried to attack you before into unknown areas is definitely a good idea. Well this certainly was an interesting turn of events. Now if only they had bothered looking for the bus driver instead of going "gosh, he's disap...

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...

Anime Evo Flower

Episode eight was a sort of "part two" from the previous episode, continuing the visit of Makoto, Chinatsu and Kei to the nearby hidden witch cafe, and in many ways this was the most "supernatural" of all the episodes so far - mainly thanks to the...

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