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Godzilla is one of the most enduring pop culture creations to come from Japan. He's been around for more than 50 years, destroying cities and putting the smackdown on any other kaiju that dares to get in his face.

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The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has introduced an online media center as a source for copyright-free, downloadable images and videos related to tourism in Japan. Dubbed the Japan Online Media Center, it reportedly has a database of ...

CNET Rahil Bhagat / 22 August 201612:15 pm BST

The e-sports arena is hallowed ground. There, in that octagon. . . or square-ish place, computer nerds, hoodie and all, are transformed into mighty gladiators, wielding powers of might and magic in search of ultimate victory on the battlefield.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn't the only Japanese pop culture cameo. In a Tokyo Olympics promotional clip shown during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony, other iconic cha...

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The Persona 5 hype is intensifying with a TV special being aired just before the release of the actual game! . That TV special will include a portion with the cast and staff, and then a special anime which is tied to the game.

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FOLLOW THE WEEK ON FACEBOOK 6:31 a. m. ET Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is "not famous for his extrovert displays and pop culture references," as BBC News puts it, so it was a surprise when he appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olym...

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RIO DE JANEIRO--A legion of Japanese pop culture icons, the prime minister and the capital's new governor were all part of the promotion for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

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A slew of new Pokemon have been introduced from The Pokemon Company, and they'll all be appearing in Pokemon Sun and Moon. The announcement comes out of the 2016 Pokemon World Championships, and they look to be some whimsical designs.

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This weekend, a 2nd Live event was held for Tokyo 7th Sisters, an idol raising/rhythm mobile game introduced by Donuts in 2014. Along with a slate of events that included a 2. 5 Live to be held in Osaka next January and 3rd Live Makuhari Event Hal...

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In a lot of ways, Final Fantasy XV resembles a typical fantasy epic. You have a band of warriors, led by a brooding prince, traveling the world on a lengthy quest. There's a serious king doing everything he can to keep his people safe amongst the ...

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Personality, voice actor, attitude and power. It also doesn't matter in Charapedia's latest poll. On a follow-up to the recent poll about the ladies, this week, Japanese fans were asked to name the most appealing male anime character, judging them...

Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu is being adapted into a 2017 Ufotable series and a fall 2016 Hanamaru series. The latter has been building up its cast leading up to the October premiere, and this week, it added a l...

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While everyone is busy playing Pokemon GO, Nintendo casually reminded everyone that there are two more Pokemon games coming up later this year, and they are Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The Pokemon Channel started streaming two new Pokemon Sun an...

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We've known that the Akame ga KILL! manga is in its final arc for a bit now as when it hit its twelfth volume back in 214 it was revealed that it was starting that arc. With the release of the 14th volume of the series out, the wrparound on it has...

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The Sunrise/Bandai merchandise chain works quickly. Following the debut of the Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars special, Bandai's Hobby Net revealed that they are about to start selling a real model kit based on Fumina Hoshino homage gunpla S...

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Renowned anime scriptwriter, Gen Urobuchi, also known to fans as "the Butcher," has been teasing a new project on twitter. The writer known for making characters suffer in his stories and killing lovable ones off is currently writing the script fo...

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Before you ask, there is no actual yuri on the ice. There is, however, plenty of figure-skating and drama! Earlier today, the official Yuri! ! ! on Ice anime website updated with a new promotional teaser.

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Cartoon Network's British-American animated show The Amazing World of Gumball is famouse for switching styles of animation from more traditional to puppets, to CGI to stop motion and so on. For August 19th's episode 153/season 4 episode 13, it had...

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5pb's second visual novel adaptation of the relationship comedy light novel/anime series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU was delayed from July 28th and is now scheduled to release in Japan on October 27th.

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NEWS C-ute has announced plans to disband after their Saitama Super Arena in June 2017. Talk of their disbandment began after Berryz Koubou went on their indefinite hiatus in the spring of 2015. Further discussions were held in February of this ye...

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By Casey . August 21, 2016 . 9:30am Bandai Namco has recently shared more screenshots, as well as a brand new trailer for Gamescom, for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. [Thanks, DualShockers. ] Both the video and the screenshots give us a loo...

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During Cygames Next 2016, the company revealed Princess Connect Re: Dive, an upcoming "anime RPG" for smartphone. Princess Connect Re: Dive is the next title after Princess Connect, a smartphone game by Cygames that recently ended its service.

While it doesn't seem like a game which you would usually expect a beta test to be held for, Nippon Ichi Software America have recently announced they will be holding a testing period for Yomawari: Night Alone, which launches on the PlayStation Vi...

The usually bright and optimistic idols of Love Live Sunshine have unfortunately been struck with tragedy as of the show's latest airing, an occurrence that might be a requirement for idol shows so the determined girls can begin their inevitable c...

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Now that the "Bleach" manga is over, fans can now look forward to the live-action adaptation of the franchise in 2018. Meanwhile, some fans believe that "Bleach" may go the same path as "Naruto" did with "Boruto.

Square Enix's twice-a-monthly magazine Young Gangan (out the first and third Friday) is teasing that the issue out September 2nd will feature a major announcement concerning Ritz Kobayashi's school girl mahjong manga Saki.

© Hideaki Yoshikawa 2014 The Other Side of Secret has an interesting question at its heart: "What happens to the kid who stays home in a portal fantasy? " Yuuto's sister vanished through a dimensional gateway years ago and he misses her.

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Bandai Namco shared the first set of screens for Rob Lucci, the next playable character to be added to the One Piece: Burning Blood roster. He'll arrive in early September along with his One Piece Film Gold costume as part of the "Wanted Pack 2" D...

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