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Tokyo, Japan's capital and home to more than 13 million people, held a gubernatorial election Sunday, and it's being reported the winner is Yuriko Koike, making her the first female governor in the city's history.

Variety Elizabeth Wagmeister

"Sword Art Online," the popular Japanese novel and anime franchise, is being developed for a live-action TV series, Variety has learned. Skydance Media has acquired the television rights, and has put the potential series on the fast-track with "Te...

SegmentNext Ashar Ahmad

Koei Tecmo have revealed a new playable Berserk character in the latest weekly issue of Famitsu. The new playable Berserk character being added to the game is none other than Nosferatu Zodd. Known as Zodd the Immortal to many anime fans, Nosferatu...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Cute faces like these need a sign to protect them from the love of passers-by. Shiba Inu dogs in Japan have been charming us for years with their cute curiosity and friendly, confident nature. We've seen them cosplaying, bathing, eating cake and e...

Siliconera Sato

Multiple people have spotted and provided screenshots showing one of the Legendary birds, Articuno, in a Gym and the Internet has been going nuts trying to figure out what's going on. Numerous Pokémon GO players have recently spotted an Articuno a...

JEFusion Gaiatron

After this year's recent Kamen Rider Blade off-meeting, a couple of fans have heard and reported an announcement about a new V-Cinema movie that will bring back the cast of Kamen Rider Blade. Also, Ryoji Morimoto, known for his role in the TV seri...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

How can you turn New York, Copenhagen, and Buenos Aires into Tokyo? Add lots and lots of colorful signs, it seems. For the Venice Architecture Biennale, Tokyo-based Daigo Ishii and Future-scape Architects created these comparisons, which you can s...

Would anyone besides me would like to see an Aliens anime spinoff? They could use the art style of Blue Gender or something similar or Knights of Sidonia to pull off the feel. As for the story. . . they could borrow elements from the comics I gues...

Siliconera Sato

Sega opened a new teaser website that features the keyword "repair" along with a bunch of clocks and years looking like something straight out of Chrono Trigger, minus the marker on Florida. We don't have any details as to what the teaser is about...

Now that was one hell of a mind mind-boggling episode. It just got ugly and crazy and insane real fast. The operation to investigate the Protoculture's new structures on Voldor was already jeopardized before they even had a chance to go in when th...

The 2016 J-Pop Summit (photo: Ian Young) Photos & Words by Ian Young For two days in July, all things Japanese took over the Fort Mason Center in a sensory explosion of food, sake, music, art, tech, film, fashion and dance.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence), the first Japanese Godzilla film in 12 years since Ryuhei Kitamura's box office bomb Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004, finally opened on 441 screens across Japan last Friday.

Siliconera Asma

By Asma . August 1, 2016 . 1:30pm Yomawari: Night Alone creator Yu Mizokami and htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary creator Masayuki Furuya are collaborating on a special piece of artwork featuring the young female protagonists of both games.

Crunchyroll Guest

The Big G's first Japanese movie in 12 years - Shin Gojira, AKA Godzilla Resurgence - opened at number one at the Japanese box office this weekend. But how is movie itself and how does it fit into the works of co-director and scriptwriter Hideaki ...

New School Kaidan David Liao

New PV by Hime Kyun Fruit Can. Looks like that cliff Luke Skywalker was standing at on the last Star Wars movie. Related hime kyun fruit can Iyo Damashii Otome Bushi 2016-08-01 Share Facebook Twitter Google + Tags hime kyun fruit can Iyo Damashii ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The path is there but filled with trials and tribulations in one of the cruelest industries out there. What They Say: The gateway to Idol stardom might have opened for the newly formed singing group Wake Up, Girls, but the path to fame is full of ...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

With its Japanese release date fast approaching, the official Atlus YouTube channel has started streaming two new videos for the latest installment of their Persona video game series, Persona 5. The first video highlights summoning the playable ch...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

A man smokes a cigarette in front of strip club T. S. Music in Kabukicho (The Tokyo Reporter) TOKYO (TR) - The Embassy of the United States issued a warning to its citizens on Tuesday regarding continuing reports of theft or fraud that result from...

METANORN Tag Team

Iron-Blooded! So I've been wanting to watch and review this movie for quite some time, and hey, look who came along. . . . . . Talk about delays, eh? It has been more than 6 years since Kizumonogatari movie was announced (July 2010 to be exact).

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Rem has been having a massive surge in popularity, even getting a spotlight in the anime's most recent episode. However, there is a price with being so popular. The dakimakura cover of the blue haired maid was set to release on August 25th, but du...

I suppose I will start by saying that according to word of mouth, this episode was a complete 1:1 adaption of the source material. Meaning that every line of dialogue, every action is exactly the same as the source material.

Siliconera Sato

The Pokémon Company has updated the official website for Pokémon Sun & Moon with a look at brand new Pokémon along with a look at previous Pokémon that have adapted with new forms for the Alola Region.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While staff, cast and broadcast information are still to be announced, a site has begun promoting the anime adaptation of Kouji Seo's (Suzuka, A Town Where You Live) 2014 ongoing relationship drama/comedy Fuuka.

Chaos;Child, the fourth entry in the Space Adventure visual novel series and sequel to Chaos;Head is set to get animeized, and today details of the airdate and director for the adaptation have been revealed.

Anime Evo setsuken

Tales of Zestiria the X isn't making it any easier for me to place it in the grand scheme of things, as far as its relation to the source material itself is concerned. Its clear that Tales of Zestiria the X has removed itself from following the st...

So, it looks like Macross suddenly started streaming on Amazon last week. That's pretty cool, considering how influential the series has been. It's also pretty surprising, considering how much licensing drama it's gone through over the years.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With a new event this weekend in Japan, Sega has now revealed the first promo of the anime adaptation of the Chain Chronicle game. We previously had the short-form series and the announcement of a regular TV series and recently the official site f...

This episode of orange was easily the happiest one yet. I only teared up twice. Isn't that a funny thing? This episode was the most joyous and positive, yet it hurt the most. I'm going to blame that on the sense of dread that looms over every conv...

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