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March 9, 2013, 5:00 AM
March 9, 2013, 5:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Studio Ghibli still uses traditional animation techniques. You know, hand-drawn. And while it did loan out Totoro—well, a plush toy version—from My Neighbor Totoro to Pixar's computer boffins for Toy Story 3, don't look to Studio Ghibli to go all ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The Pokémon anime debuted on Japanese television what seems like ages ago. The year 1996 is a distant memory. But last night, it came flooding back. As previously mentioned, Ash's Charizard is returning to the Pokémon animated series as a regular ...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

Kaoru Tada's classic shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss will have another live action drama series adaptation. To be entitled “Itazura Na Kiss ~Love in Tokyo”, the drama stars Honoka Miki (Kamen Rider OOO's Mezool human form) as the lead character, Koto...

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“Kimi no Iru Machi” – Manga to TV Anime Adaptation Posted by pKjd on Mar 7, 2013 @ 11:46 pm 7 Mar According to this year’s 15th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine, a TV anime adaptation of Seo Kouji’s romance-drama manga series, 「Kimi no Iru Machi ~...

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It was announced that big hit manga “Itazura na Kiss“, which was serialized on “Bessatsu Margaret” (Shueisha) during 1990 ~ 1999, will get a live-action drama adaptation with the title “Itazura na Kiss ~Love in TOKYO.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Timeline and Tokyo Hi All! We’ve been improving our site for the past three months. Improvements that you might not see at once and improvements that are obvious. 1. Improved scoring algorithm and clustering.

JEFusion (GekiDan)

From the same distributor and movie house that brought us Rurouni Kenshin last December, Pioneer Films and SM Cinema have teamed-up again to bring us TOEI's highest grossing film, One Piece Film Z to the Philippines.

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The jacket covers and track list for AKB48 member Takahashi Minami’s solo debut single, “Jane Doe“, have been revealed! “Jane Doe” is currently being used as the opening theme for Fuji TV’s drama, ‘Saki‘.

Frontwing head talked about anime plans for school title before its release The April issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing's COMPTIQ magazine is announcing on Saturday that the anime adaptation of Frontwing's adult PC game Le Fruit de La Grisaia (Gr...

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If you’re living in Japan and find yourself recently unemployed or facing an extended vacation you’re in luck! That’s right. Currently there is a job offer for work inside the nuclear power plant of sunny Okuma, Fukushima, home to the Fukushima Da...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

The official website for the Detective Conan films began streaming the second trailer for the 17th anime movie, “Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea”. Conan and Ran are up against the dangerous Spy "X".

Siliconera Spencer

Square Enix and Hori have a sweet Dragon Quest X Metal Slime Keyboard globbing to a store (not so near) to you. The 109 key USB keyboard has a smiling enter key and includes 12 metal slimes!   You can place use the metal slimes as toppers for the ...

On the latest issue of FRIDAY, Nakamaru Yuichi (29) of KAT-TUN and actress Katase Nana (31) were caught on a 'late night gyutan date'. They are currently working together in Nihon TV's Sunday Countdown Show Shuuichi.

The official website for the Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb anime began streaming a promotional video for the episode of Sae and Hiro's graduation. The episode was announced at the "Chō Hidamatsuri in Nippon Budōkan" event on Sunday.

The website for the television anime adaptation of Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected. ) light novel series began streaming its first promotional video on Friday.

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Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima in a recent issue of Weekly Shonen magazine that the Fairy Tail anime is not over yet. I quote, "it's actually not over yet. I can't say more than this, but I hope you watch the rerun starting in April and wai...

Siliconera Ishaan

Here’s A Good Look At How Uchiha Madara Plays In Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 By Ishaan . March 8, 2013 . 11:00am Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 released in North America this past Tuesday and in Europe today.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

We've seen some really interesting themed cafes come and go in Japan. There's of course the maid cafes, a Gundam cafe, even an AKB48 cafe. Now we have a pop up David Bowie cafe! Very cool. For a limited time, The Pub Cardinal, a cafe located withi...

3rd installment in Neptunia series to be released March 21 after 9-day delay NIS America began streaming a new English trailer to highlight the dimensional attacks in Compile Heart's Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (Kami Jigen Game Neptune V) vide...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

Japan, famously known for their wide selection of café and bars, will be opening a new android girl-themed café and bar for the techies alike. The cafe, called “Androidol,” will dawn girls in android outfits hoping to bring the “future” vibe.

JEFusion (GekiDan)

Here's the very simple roll call video clip from the recent team-up film Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger THE MOVIE. The film debuted at the 4th spot of the Japan Box Office Weekend.

Siliconera Spencer

Watch Kasumi, Ayane, And Momiji Cut Through Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge By Spencer . March 8, 2013 . 1:10am Ryu has help from a few female friends in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Ayane, Momiji, and for the first time in a Ninja Gaiden game Kasum...

Toren Smith, one of the looming figures in the story of localizing manga and anime for English speakers, passed away on March 4th at age 52. Smith was an influential, outspoken and sometimes controversial translator who helped bring classics like ...

Since the Winter Wonder Festival, Goodsmile Company has been revealing their set of 12 vocaloid mini figures in the Nendoroid Petite: Hatsune Miku Selection Set. This second set, following on from the popular Nendo Petite Vocaloids sold in 2009, 2...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Now that everyone has probably sobered up from last year’s Rolling Stones and Suntory collaboration, a new rock legend is bringing a slightly classier offering to Japan. For just a few weeks of March, in Ginza, Tokyo you can enjoy the sights, soun...

Keymochi kureka

Nekogami Yaoyorozu Anime Added by NIS America Nekogami Yaoyorozu Anime Added by NIS America 8 minutes ago kureka NIS America (NISA), the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software game company, confirmed on Thursday that it will release the T...

David John Shewsbury

This is Transformers MP-10 Cybertron Commander Convoy or also known as Optimus Prime produced by Takara Tomy of Japan. An all-new mold at a smaller scale than the MP-01 and MP-04 (and their variants). Convoy is approximately the same height as Rod...

Keymochi kureka

GSC’s Nendoroid Puchi Select Miku Reservation Starts! ! This new set of “Nendoroid Puchi Hatsune Miku Selection” from Vocaloid, will be available this coming September 2013 by Good Smile Company for 7,000 Yen retail price.

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