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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Pokémon was born in Japan. Yet, the game isn't out yet in the country. While people might be getting impatient, Niantic CEO John Hanke has explained the hold up. The servers can't yet handle the game in Japan.

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For the second promotional video from their July 27, 2016 release, Kobushi Factory break out a samba themed party. "Samba! Kobushi Janeiro" is just in time for the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the song is brimming with enthusiasm for Team...

Food Wars! has returned. The second season of the series, entitled The Second Plate, has begun airing, causing mass salivation throughout the world. And now the music video for the opening theme, "ROUGH DIAMONDS," has been released, giving us a ch...

Now that the long-running MythBusters has come to an end, former co-host Adam Savage has a bit more time on his hands, and has wisely decided to use it for - what else? - cosplay. The special effects designer recently gave a TED Talk in which he p...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Nozomi Entertainment continues to plumb the depths of the old Anime Today podcast to bring interviews to life on YouTube and expand their reach with them. The latest one to be added is from February 2009 where they say down with Jonathan Clements,...

The Fandom Post G.B. Smith

Orange The future is changing for Kakeru as Naho begins to take action based upon the letter. Or is it? It's hard to tell when some minor details appear to diverge, but major events still seem on track for the tragic future ahead.

Almost six months after first disbandment rumours, SMAP is facing another critical point in their career. The band has withdrawn in the last minute from both "big" music shows of the season: "Ongaku no Hi" on TBS and "FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri" on ...

Siliconera Sato

Series' general director Daisuke Ishiwatari made an appearance at EVO 2016 where he revealed Dizzy for Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator along with a trailer showing off her new design. Starting tomorrow (or later today), July 18, Dizzy will join Guilty ...

On the 15th July, tabloid 'Friday' reported that actress Yuriko Yoshitaka (27) and Kanjani8 member Tadayoshi Okura (31) are dating. Paps caught Yoshitaka during her frequent visits to Okura's apartment.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released a funky new clip for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Dragon Ball Fusions, showing off some more of its character fusion possibilities. Dragon Ball Fusions has various characters from throughout the entire series-from Dragon ...

Siliconera Sato

At EVO 2016 this weekend, Bandai Namco revealed two characters that are joining the cast of Tekken 7 with Bob and "Master Raven. " Here are their introduction trailers. Master Raven The original Raven made his debut in Tekken 5 with origins that a...

The San Francisco Bay Area's Premiere Japanese pop culture event celebrates "Harajuku" and "Kawai" fashion with guests of honor and unique opportunities to purchase products from a dynamic array of fashion brands San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2016 -...

Last week I raved about 91Days' premiere-lauding its superb production, unique setting, lively characters, and excellently paced plot. The show's sophomore episode continues to build on all of these qualities-elevating them to just the right level...

Good news for Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] fans. Now through August 16, 2016, fans of popular anime "Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]" can step into the fantasy world in a new collaboration with Mabinogi, one of the world's most ...

Juan asks: When it comes to anime jokes and phrases the one I that has intrigued me is the the situation were a girl has been seen naked by a guy and says the line "Now I can't get married. ". I've been wondering were does this phrase come from si...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . July 17, 2016 . 9:30am Now that Pokémon GO is available in multiple regions across the world, many of you may be wondering just how the mega-popular app actually works. In a recent video by DigitalFoundry, we get a look at the technolog...

What's helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation's business world. Japan Inc. companies, both big and small, are generally so ...

Game Industry News Michael Blaker

Michael Blaker Game Industry News is running the best blog posts from people writing about the game industry. Articles here may originally appear on Michael's blog, Windborne's Story Eatery. This week for Anime Sunday I've got another first impres...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

June 30th's issue 14 of Space Battleship Yamato fan magazine Ship's Log offered the fourth part of an interview series with Executive Producer Shoji Nishizaki and Producer Hirotaka Furukawa, and that in turn offered some intriguing updates for int...

For the past few years, the beginning of July has found me on a flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles to attend Anime Expo , the largest annual North American convention devoted to Japanese popular culture, and its related industry-only event, Project ...

The impending western release of Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force has enlightened possible buyers to the game's seemingly uninspired RPG action and English dub, bound to get those with tastes for such elements hyped up.

Amanchu's adorable schoolgirl action has resumed with its 2nd broadcast, sure to tempt viewers with its humor and subtle yuri service but bound to get on the nerves of some with the nonstop usage of its trademark "moeblob" heads.

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