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March 19, 2013, 1:00 PM
March 19, 2013, 1:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Any cat owner will tell you: those felines love keyboards. They love sitting on them. They love walking on them. They adore them! Over on Yahoo! Answers, the top answers state the obvious: cats want your attention.

More main cast members for the Japanese dub of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show for children, My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahō~ was announced at a press conference on Monday. Miyuki Sawashiro (Galaxy Angel's Mint) will voice Twil...

Additional Kamen Rider Battle Ride War Info and New Screenshots Released! We have some new info for the up coming Kamen Rider Battle Ride War video game thanks to an update from Dengeki. com ! Hit the jump to find out more.

This year's May issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine is revealing on Tuesday additional cast members for the second season of High School DxD, titled High School DxD New. Risa Taneda (From the New World's Saki, Oreshura's Kaoru, Say, "I Love You".

Siliconera Ishaan

Persona 4: Arena Reaches Europe On May 10th By Ishaan . March 18, 2013 . 8:30am Persona 4: Arena has an official release date in Europe. The game will be available on May 10th, Zen United have revealed on the Persona Europe Facebook page.

EXILE's Akira reprises role for 2-hour graduation special airing on April 2 The new live-action GTO television remake series will receive a new two-hour special in April. EXILE dance/vocal group member Akira (pictured at right) will reprise his ro...

Siliconera Ishaan

Killer Is Dead Cuts Through With Its First English Trailer By Ishaan . March 18, 2013 . 10:30am Xseed have shared the first English-voiced trailer for Killer is Dead, the next game from Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda 51.

Erica Friedman, president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, announced on her blog on Monday that she is stepping down as the events chair of Yuricon, and also noted that she is "giving up, for the moment, hope of publishing anything new.

New magazine from ASCII Media Works to feature news, walkthroughs, info on new titles ASCII Media Works revealed via a poster at the "Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013" event on Saturday that it is launching the Dengeki Nintendo magazine on April 20.

Sega has plans to rain—or at least generously trickle—Hatsune Miku content upon Phantasy Star Online 2 in Japan. With a Miku themed outfit, Mag, and other items set to be added to the online game in April, Sega teased the Vocaloid's addition at th...

Mix Speaker’s, Inc. To Release New Single and DVD single-release posted by Keia 1 hour ago   ·   0 comments Visual Kei band Mix Speaker’s, Inc. announced two new releases. The first one is a DVD and the second one a new single.

Anyone who loves tapping mercilessly on their phone's screen will love the conceit of Namco Bandai's latest Dragon Ball Z game. Dragon Ball: Tap Battle has Goku and co. doing just that on smartphones in Japan, with Super Saiyan slobberknockers pla...

Kyle Oropesa

We've gotten a glimpse of Ace Attorney 5 heroine Kizuki Kokone before, but Capcom recently updated the official website with a full profile of the latest addition to Wright Anything Agency.       Kokone's key skill is her Heart Scope ability, whic...

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M Three – Yume Miru Dancing Doll M Three’s debut single Yume Miru Dancing Doll (夢見るダンシングドール) will be released on March 27. M Three is a sub-unit of Fairies consisting of Shimomura Miki, Fujita Miria, and Hayashida Mahiro.

Siliconera Ishaan

Hyper Goddess Faith Noir: Extreme God Black Heart Announced For Vita By Ishaan . March 17, 2013 . 11:00am Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP is headed to the PlayStation Vita, but Compile Heart are working on a second Neptunia game for the Vita as we...

10. ATSUSHI (EXILE) 9. Yamada Ryosuke (Hey! Say! JUMP) 8. Koda Kumi 7. Fujigaya Taisuke (Kis-My-Ft2) 6. Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) 5. Ringo Shiina 4. GACKT 3. Kiryuin Sho (Golden Bomber) 2. hyde (L'Arc~en~Ciel) 1.

An announcement was made during the live event of “To Love-Ru Darkness Happy Sunday! ”, announcing that a new To Love-Ru Darkness anime will commence production soon. This was reconfirmed in their official Twitter account later that day.

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Movie Walker reports that the 2013 Doraemon anime film, “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum” tops Japan Box Office Weekend for March 9th and 10th. The film is projected to earn 4 billion yen, that should set a new franchise record!

Keymochi kureka

Since the last article, a few more Japanese brands caught my attention with their anime inspired clothing designs and collaborations. You may have already heard of them or you may have not, but let’s find out more together!

Besides the torii gates, one of the most recognizable shapes of the Shinto religion is the zigzag shaped paper streamer called shide. Most often, they can be seen tied to a braided rice straw rope (shimenawa) or to a thin piece of wood, a ritual w...

Otaku no Podcast Donald Burr

As anime and other facets of otaku culture become more mainstream, Japanese companies have started to wake up and take notice, and have started marketing their products and services to the otaku demographic.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Last March 17th, Shuichi Ikeda best known for his role as Char Aznable of Mobile Suit Gundam appeared in the C3 Hong Kong for a Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) event. In the event, he said that he looks forward to the last Gundam UC episode, which...

Siliconera Spencer

Devil Survivor 2: The Extra World Brings The Septentrion To Smartphones By Spencer . March 17, 2013 . 10:48pm Following in the footsteps of Persona 3 Social and Persona 4: The Card Battle, Index announced a social game based on Devil Survivor 2.


Today’s Japan Photo: Spring of Life For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this lovely capture of Spring season. Its a great shot with the sakura blossom in the foreground and two kids jumping across the stepping stones across the stream.

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on March 18, 2013 at 11:36 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments This hasn’t taken off like we thought it might — if YouTube video numbers are anything to go by at time of writing — but we wanted to share this video we spotted of an ...

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Voice Actresses Most Likely to Have a Breakout Year by Biglobe Poll Voice Actresses Most Likely to Have a Breakout Year by Biglobe Poll 11 minutes ago kureka A season into the year, five and a half thousand Japanese anime fans at Biglobe have put ...

METANORN Foshizzel

Mar18 By Foshizzel, posted under Kotoura-san Kotoura stares into your mind! Try to avoid any dirty thoughts. Wooooooo! Episode ten coming right at you and sorry for the delay, but there wasn’t a whole lot going on this week in terms of plot that c...

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Movie 2nd TV Ad Streamed Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Movie 2nd TV Ad Streamed 22 minutes ago kureka The second television ad for the upcoming Dragon BallNaruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Features Dragon Ball Costume.


Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS OAD Trailer A promotional trailer has been released for the Ro-Kyu-Bu! anime OVA that would be released bundled together with the Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono PSP video game (to be released on 20 Jun 2013).

We just recently got Atelier Ayesha in North America, but Gust is ready to move on with the announcement of the next entry in the series at a Dengeki game festival in Japan. To kick things off, a promo debuted under the code name Project A15.

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