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June 1, 2016, 6:30 PM
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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...

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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 ...

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. jrharbort

With the summer season inbound, Glico Japan thought now is the time to advertise how their popular Pocky candy also makes for a great chilled snack. Who else but Hatsune Miku could make such a commercial so cute and fun?

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...

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.

Atom the Beginning is a recent manga by Tetsuro Kasahara (Rideback) that acts as a prequel to Osamu Tezuka's classic Astro Boy. The series launched in Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine back in December 2014, and now this year's July issue, out ...

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 Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially confirmed today that an all-new anime feature film based on Waki Yamato's popular shoujo manga in the mid-1970s, Haikara-san ga Tooru (Here Comes Miss Modern), is in the works for a 2017 release in Japan.

Siliconera Sato

Capcom announced that the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Resident Evil 5 will release worldwide on June 28, 2016. The new and improved Resident Evil 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be in 1080p and will also feature improved frame r...

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Shigeru Mizuki has inspired countless mangaka with his works, and as he passed away late last year at the age of 93, a lavish funeral service was given to him from some of the biggest names in the Japanese anime, manga, and entertainment industries.

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...

Siliconera Sato

D3 Publisher's hack 'n' slash action game Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is headed to PC through Steam on June 1, 2016. Here's more about the game from its Steam page: Kagura and Saaya are schoolgirl sisters raised together by the Vampiric Clan, and rank a...

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode #35 A stolen soul and a captive heart. What They Say: Episode 35: Act. 34 Infinity 8 "Infinite Labyrinth" 1 Hotaru turns into Mistress 9 and takes Chibi-Usa's Legendary Silver Crystal and her soul as well.

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...

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...

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.

TheAkiba Kairui Zeng

Atmosphere/Impressions 2015 was my first time ever going to Anime Expo. I had been meaning to go previous years, but times and scheduling had never worked in my favor. All my previous anime convention experienced was limited to Fanime in San Jose,...

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...

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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 ...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed Secret of the Princess, a standalone high school romance yuri manga by Milk Morinaga, for an English language release in February of 2017. Secret of the Princess was originally publish in 2014 in volume 13 of ...

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...


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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Production I. G has posted on their site (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, relevent here, Namco x Capcom) that the studio has been tapped to animate scenes for Persona 5. Atlus' PS3/PS4 RPG is scheduled for September 15th.

Siliconera Sato

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is getting a theatrical release in Japan on July 9, and Square Enix has provided a look at the latest with a Japanese trailer for the upcoming CGI film. Next, is a look at the main trailer in Japanese: The Japanese vo...

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