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The bread is pink. That's the color of cherry blossoms, and thus, spring in Japan. And the wrapper says the snack is "shaped like cherry blossoms. " Seems innocuous enough, right? But take off the wrapper.

Original Drakengard team returning for follow-up to cult classic Exciting news: Drakengard 3 has been announced and the team behind the amazing original is returning. Famitsu’s announcement came out of left field, but I’ll happily embrace it.

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Next Neptunia Game Is For PlayStation Vita By Spencer . March 12, 2013 . 6:36pm Dengeki PlayStation followed up with more news about Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP. The magazine announced the game will be released for PlayStation Vita.

This year's 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing the title, release date, and the first piece of key visual art from the second Gintama feature film on Monday. Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Gin...

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Itano Tomomi goes on a date with Shimazaki Haruka by ustar on March 13, 2013 at 5:14 am On March 12th, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi blogged about her shopping date in Shinjuku with fellow member Shimazaki Haruka.

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Apollo Justice Dresses Like A Pirate In Ace Attorney 5 By Ishaan . March 12, 2013 . 7:03pm As previously reported, Apollo Justice will be returning in Ace Attorney 5. The initial Famitsu magazine leak mentioned that Apollo’s eye and arm were wrapp...

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Details on Morning Musume’s new single which is set for release on April 17 have been revealed! Their 53rd single will be a double A-side single titled “Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai“. This will mark member Tanaka Reina’s last single...

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen’s Sorcerer Class Takes On The Undead By Ishaan . March 13, 2013 . 10:40am Capcom have released a new trailer for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, an expansion to the original game featuring more content.

– March 13, 2013Posted in: Ninja Gaiden Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei have announced that the free demo for their upcoming release of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge on the Playstation 3 and XBox360 is now available for download on both platforms.

Kingdom Hearts X[chi] isn't exactly a proper KH game, but it does offer a card-battling formula somewhat similar to the one in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. This time around it's a browser-based game that has players tromping across Disney-th...

In honor of legendary martial arts manga Fist of the North Star's 30th anniversary, the famously manly shounen series will be spoofed with a super deformed comedy. Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Poyopoyo) directs DD Fist of the North Star this Apr...

Also: Marshall D. Teach/Blackbeard debuts as a playable character The 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal on Monday one new playable character for Namco Bandai Games' One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 game, as well as DLC t...

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods isn't just hitting the big screen on March 30th. It's hitting the very big screen as, to quote the promo, "The First-Ever Japanese Movie to be Shown in IMAX! ! " Check out the promo with new shots of Goku summoning Sh...

「劇場版 ブラッドシー ザ ラスト ダーク」 (Gekijo-ban Buraddoshī za Rasuto daku ) “BLOOD-C: The Last Dark” Having enjoyed Blood+, BLOOD-C was something I was admittedly looking forward to. With Production I. G. spearheading things as the animation studio and quite t...

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Kamen Rider Battride main story mode will be called Chronicle mode where the Kamen Riders regain their lost memories. The first Kamen Rider game for the PlayStation 3 is slated to be released this May.

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1/8 Melty PVC [Alter Ver. ] Alter has commenced preorder for their own version of the kawaii loli figure of tsundere witch Melty from Shining Hearts (シャイニング・ハーツ). She looks so kawaii sitting on that huge ice-cream, while enjoying her own treat.

– March 13, 2013Posted in: Sleeping Dog … and yet more DLC content has been released for last years multiplatform title Sleeping Dogs. Square Enix and United Front Games have today announced that the Year of the Snake DLC content for the game – a ...

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The Japanese authorities won't anymore file child pornography charges against publishing company Kodansha due to its one-page ad for idol group AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai's first solo photobook, “Tomo no Koto, Suki?

The BS11 channel aired a commercial for the upcoming anime adaptation of Touya Mikanagi's Karneval >manga on Tuesday. The commercial features the opening song "Henai no Rondo" by GRANRODEO (Code:Breaker, Kuroko's Basketball).

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Prism Nana Beach Pilot: 6th Promo The official website for Magical Suite Prism Nana anime has started streaming the sixth pilot promo video. It is the sixth out of the seven videos planned. In a funny turn of events, the video was initially on You...

Leading up to March 30th's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime movie, Japan's Mini Stop convenience stores are offering a menu of DBZ food items, including the likes of  Majin Buu milk pudding, Kuririn melon bread, pizza flavored “genki tama” and,...

Laharl, Etna and Flonne return to Japan on March 20th, then North America and Europe in the fall for infernal strategy RPG sequel Disgaea Dimension 2.  PlayStation Japan's Youtube channel has prepared for next week's Prinny invasion with a post of...

2013’s holiday season is shaping up to be a battle royale for the console market, and analyst Michael Pachter thinks he knows how the whole thing is going to play out.   While speaking at Austin’s SXSW last weekend, Pachter made his predictions, s...

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Due to sudden illness, Eiichiro Oda will be taking a one-week break in writing and illustrating pirate manga One Piece. The editorial department for Weekly Shonen Jump announced this on Wednesday. The manga will return in the following issue on Ma...

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Details Unveiled for Gintama 2nd Movie The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has unveiled details for the upcoming 2nd Gintama movie. The movie is titled “Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare 銀魂 完結篇 -万事屋よ永遠なれ- (Gintama:...

I’m always fascinated by cityscapes seen from above, because depending on the height, you can get very different impressions: from very tall buildings, like the view from the observatory of the Tokyo Sky Tree, you have all the city under your feet...

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Sparrow’s Hotel Staff, Cast & Premiere Date Revealed An anime adaptation of Sparrow’s Hotel has been confirmed and looks like the official website has revealed the main cast, staff and premiere date for it.

Real cat plays keyboard dressed as Doraemon's titular robot Spanish hazelnut spread company Nocilla launched a live-action Doraemon television commercial in February. The ad features a real cat dressed as Doraemon playing a keyboard before reveali...

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