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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Helvetica. Arial. Comic Sans (LOL! ). These are some of the most famous fonts you can find online and in print. Let's add another worthy contender to that list: Cats. Yes, cats. As pointed out by Japanese sites Togech and Weekly ASCII, the upper a...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Microsoft Excel isn't only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. Don't believe me? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi. He'll tell ya. But why Excel? "Other specialized graphic software is expensive, and Excel came pre-installed in...

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With news about some actors rejected the offer of making an appearance (or in Titanium Ranger's case, cancelled) for Power Rangers Super Megaforce, fans wondered what is this "generic invitation e-mail" actress Karan Ashley is talking about in her...

Evangelion Director to Star in New Ghibli Film tv-movies The Sankei Sports newspaper reported that Hideaki Anno, most known for directing the Evangelion anime series, will be taking on his first voice-acting role, in a feature anime film, in the n...

This summer's anime season looks promising. So promising, that there are intriguing series that I'd completely forgotten about! In a new reader poll, Biglobe readers named the anime that they have the highest expectations for.

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One of the great things about Keiji Inafune's Soul Sacrifice is that it's being supported with a bunch of free DLC post-launch. Among the DLC are a handful of new bosses, such as the previously revealed Ghost and Ouroboros.

Motoko, 501st head "Kurutsu," combat cyborg "Raizō" appear; "salyu x salyu" sings ending The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime began streaming the full 90-second trailer for the first installment, "border:1 Ghost Pain," on Sa...

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May 10, 2013 It seems like Silent Hill: Revelations 3D has yet to reach Japanese shores. While the rest of the world has already experienced the horrors of the Silent Hill sequel, the movie sets its sights for Japan quite late.

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Heavy metal/idol fusion group BABYMETAL has revealed the cover art and track lists for their upcoming second single, Megitsune. The A-Side song, Megitsune will feature the group's usual metal style but will also incorporate a traditional Japanese ...

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Seen in the fifth episode of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2, the Powerful Rangers will also be featured in the S. H. FiguArts toy line! To acquire them, extra parts will be included in the Japanese release of S.

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Gravure idol and actress Yumi Sugimoto (Engine Sentai Go-Onger, Mutant Girls Squad) revealed on her blog that she was diagnosed with acute pyelonephritis. She was diagnosed with it after there was a sudden change in Sugimoto's physical condition a...

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Dynamite Headdy is one of Treasure's Sega Genesis games where you played as a puppet that grabbed different kinds of heads as powerups. Puppeteer from Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan studio has players control a boy who was turned into puppet ...

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From 8-bit to live-action: 26 years after the Kunio-kun series first impressed Japanese gamers with its brand of 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay and heated high school drama storylines, the franchise is finally getting a live-action movie ad...

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: The Movie Title Unveiled Toei invited 600 extras to perform the ending dance for upcoming summer movie, entitled Gaburincho Of Music. As a present, the participants received a part of the script for the dance scene.

The official TBS shop began selling (nearly) life-size stickers of the Ho-kago Teatime band members from the K-ON! anime on Friday. The stickers were inspired by decorations displayed at the Lumine Est and Lumine Man department stores in Shinjuku ...

 Since Disney bought Marvel Comics in 2009, observers wondered how long it would take for The Mouse to make an animated movie out of someone like The Hulk. Last summer, Entertainment Weekly reported that Disney was looking at little known Japanese...

Question: What is your take on the Aku no Hana controversy? Few shows have generated such amount of animosity and criticism with just the first episode alone. So, why do you think Western fandom hated Aku no Hana so much and is that hate justified?

The Cinema Today website began streaming a full 95-second trailer for Short Peace, the omnibus of four shorts by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Memories, Steamboy) and other leading anime creators, on Friday.

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Mr. Children will release their new single "REM" on the 29th of May as a digital single download. "REM" was writing especially for the upcoming film "Real~Kanzen naru Kubinagariyuu no hi", which will release in theaters 1st of June.

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Almost approaching the Sorceress in eye-popping hugeness, Dragon's Crown's ultra-muscular Amazon has finally received her own trailer, and is already proving the first choice of many eager gamers both for her massive axe and rather prominent poste...

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a game that was developed as a pre-order incentive for Hitman Absolution. That said, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered Absolution, you can now play Hitman: Sniper Challenge for free.

PSY Appreciates Being Compared To Herpes By Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 53 minutes ago   ·   11 comments PSY has seen immense success ever since his 2012 single "Gangnam Style" became a surprise global pheno...

Welcome to the Weekly Anime News Rush! What's been happening in the anime industry lately that you need to know about? Don't be left behind, we have all the highlights in one easy to read location to keep you up to date without all the senseless c...

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North American video distributor Discotek Media announced on Friday that it will release the The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic films as a double feature Blu-ray Disc later this year.

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Predating the days of televised anime, shorts have allowed the field's top talent to experiment. This long tradition looks like it's going to yield some dazzling results in Short Peace, an anthology presented by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and G...

"They die over again, in order to save souls. " The fantasy action manga Soul Reviver began being serialized in the manga magazine Monthly Hero's in the January 2012 issue. The manga was created by Toru Fujisawa, who also created GTO.

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Marvelous AQL announced 110,000 Fate/Extra CCC units shipped in late March. The game features a new story and Gilgamesh as one of the Servants. Here's a look at two more characters that have recently been introduced, along with some familiar faces...

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It seems like Chuunibyou fans can rest easy now, with more Rikka on the way. It was reported in in the June issue of Newtype magazine that the production on the second installment of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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In the last episode of "A. B. C-Z オーストラリア縦断 資金0円 ワーホリの旅" (A. B. C-Z's working holiday trip through Australia with 0 yen), the guys treated their employers for the day with a performance, and otherwise had fun tending to the unique selection of fau...

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