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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Ditto is one of the cutest Pocket Monsters ever created. And now, there is a big stuffed Ditto you can snuggle. Priced at 13,000 yen (US$129), the Ditto plushie cushion thingy weighs a whopping 8 pounds!

Mashable Jeff Sneider
Forbes Ollie Barder

The newly elected Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, is keen to celebrate the medium of anime and turn the city into a veritable "anime land". Koike is actually an interesting figure in Japanese politics.

The glorious Hatsune Miku's collaboration with Sony smartphone brand Xperia has resulted in a music video featuring the song "Voices" as part of the event, likely currying much favor with the Vocaloid loving demographic.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Non-Japanese applicants also being accepted for unique housing program from interior goods brand Mujirushi. It's hard to find a much classier town in Japan than Kamakura. Located on the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture, the city is most famous for its...

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition We have a copy of the first half of The Heroic Legend of Arslan to give away!

RawStory Sarah K. Burris

In a fascinating social experiment, Reddit asked its users who are supporting Donald Trump for president, what it would take for them to switch to another candidate. Then, as only Reddit can, it proceeded to mock Trump as well as some of the answers.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Like the spice, the Naruto TV anime music flow. Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls, a light novel by Shō Hinata concerning Mirai Sarutobi, along with Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy and set between chapter 700 and the manga and Seventh Hokage and th...

New School Kaidan Number244

Fairies return to us with their first single in almost nine months. Think about nine months and what you could have done in that amount of time. Fairies did a bit of growing up. Their 13th single focuses more on melody and less on youthful exubera...

Selective Hearing Kelly-Mae Matt

Release Date: June 1st, 2016 Track List Muteki no Uta Lemon Juice (Lemon ban version) Byuti (Beauty ban version) 100% Orange (Orange ban version) Review Delivering their third release overall and the first for 2016, Tokimeki Sendenbu bring you the...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The first release week of any month is typically pretty big and with two dozen volumes hitting today, well, that certainly qualifies when you figure most are about 200 pages each. Vertical gets in on the game with new Wolfsmund while Seven Seas En...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . August 2, 2016 . 12:00am With Persona 5 releasing next month in Japan, Atlus has begun a series of character clips. Today we get a look at Morgana, the mascot and key member of the Phantom Thieves.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Toei Animation has announced the five main voice cast of Tiger Mask W, its fall 2016 TV anime inspired by Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji's Tiger Mask manga series in late 1960's to early 70's. The characters that they will voice in the show will be...

Anime and video games belong together. Within video games though, nothing says "anime" like Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs). While it's a broad genre, some games within it are just essentials for any fan of Japanese entertainment.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . August 2, 2016 . 7:45am We recently got a look at Level-5's new mecha action-packed Megaton Musashi during Level-5 Vision 2016. In an interview with Famitsu, company CEO Akihiro Hino shared a few words that hints at a possible PlayStatio...

Voters of this new ranking have determined the best characters from the currently airing Macross Delta, with the franchise's adorable idols naturally hogging the spotlight but still paling in comparison to one particularly charming girl.

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Power was temporarily knocked out at Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland on Tuesday CHIBA (TR) - A brief power outage brought numerous attractions to a standstill at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea on Tuesday as visitors were temporarily eva...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo released the newest video for their upcoming strategy RPG, Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden, with its opening cinematics that shows off several key characters in action. Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden will release in Japan on August 3, 2016 f...

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Infamous mangaka Kouji Seo is back with a new manga getting adapted into an anime, and this time, it's Fuuka, a spin-off of his hit manga, Suzuka. Now, the anime's official website has finally been launched, and it reveals a new PV featuring Yamat...

Just a quick note that I originally intended this week's review to be about Miss Hokusai. But because of the DVD release of this Kizumonogatari (with good subtitle to boost), I decided to bump this up and review it instead.

Trigger's Fukuoka studio premiered a series of animated ads on Tuesday to promote Kirin Beer's fruity Hyoketsu (freezing) alcoholic beverage line. Trigger animator alum Keiichi Honda (Space Patrol Luluco) directed the animation in the commercial a...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Sega has launched a teaser website (presumably for a new smart phone game) and the imagery hints that time-travel may be the subject matter. The website is visible here. No concrete details have yet been revealed, but there's plenty of clues for f...

If you were able to actually enter the world of Dragon Quest what kind of adventure would you go on? This kind of whimsical atmosphere bringing to life fans' fantasies was perfectly executed at the first large Dragon Quest arena tour performed in ...

Siliconera Sato

Publisher Acttil announced they're bringing the Experience-developed PS Vita dungeon crawler, Ray Gigant, to PC via Steam on August 10, 2016. Here are the latest details from Steam. About Ray Gigant: Ray Gigant is a unique dungeon crawler RPG whic...

DAYS's fifth installment biggest issue is one which afflicts the show as a whole. Don't get me wrong, the episode was plenty entertaining, but it cuts itself short of its own potential. The first couple of minutes promised a narrative which focuse...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . August 2, 2016 . 8:30am Pokémon GO has been experiencing some issues as of late. The game is gradually rolling out in regions. Due to an array of issues, there are server problems when logging in or attempting to play the game.

RocketNews24 KK Miller

They're Tokyo, but also not Tokyo. What is it that makes Tokyo a distinct city that can be easily identified amongst other cities? Is it possible to take the strongest elements of Tokyo and superimpose them on other cities to make a second or thir...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With the spring and summer 2016 anime series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- moving right along, the property has been gaining a lot of attention. The Twitter account in particular broke some barriers with over 110,000 followers at this p...

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