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May 15, 2013, 3:00 AM
May 15, 2013, 3:00 AM
Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

We are now about halfway through the Spring anime season of 2013, and for weeks now I have been bombarded with the question, "What anime should I be watching this season? " Well, with a good chunk of episodes under my belt from many of the differe...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Some narcissists are bad. Not all of them, though! Some narcissists are amazing. Take Ahmed Angel. Recently in the West, Angel's images have started to appear on forums and on websites. This weekend, Japan discovered him.

Its that time again where we go for a photo walk around my most fave place on Earth - Akihabara ^o^ Today we visit places such as Hobby Tengoku, Sega Game center, Toranoana, Animate, Don Quijote, Melon Books (newly opened 2号店), Sofmap, Kotobukiya,...

Siliconera Ishaan

This morning, Capcom announced that Ace Attorney 5 is being released in the West as a download-only title via the Nintendo eShop. Titled Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, the game is slated for release in the West this Fall.

The four additions from Pokémon X & Y, recently revealed in CoroCoro Comics, now have their English names. Let me re-introduce you to Gogoat - a Grass Type Riding Pokémon, Helioptile (Elikiteru) - an Electric/Normal-type Generation Pokémon, Fletch...

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Dengeki Online had posted the latest batch of in-game screenshots for the first Kamen Rider game on PlayStation 3, Kamen Rider Battride War. . .

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Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The Bandai Tamashii Nations Super Sentai page has just updated with the preview images of DX MMZ-02 Munyu Munyu Zubaan. This transformation item is from Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 and is used by AkibaRed to become Super AkibaRed.

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We've already revealed the opening movie and the main characters of Acquire's upcoming PS Vita game. Now, we finally get to see some fancy gameplay footage. MIND≒0 is an RPG developed by Acquire (Akiba's Trip) and ZeroDiv (Class of Heroes) centere...

After more than a year, JE idol group Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing a new single on June and its title track "Come On A My House" is being used as the CM song for House Foods' Vermont Curry.

It was announced that HKT48 member Sashihara Rino would produce SKE48’s “lifetime honorary Kenkyuusei”, Matsumura Kaori’s solo debut. The announcement was made by Sashihara herself during the live broadcast of late-night va...

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On May 13th, TV Tokyo announced that they will be adapting the manga 'LIMIT' by Suenobu Keiko ('LIFE') into a drama starring actress Sakuraba Nanami (20) for the upcoming summer season. 'LIMIT' has been serialized in the manga magazine 'Bessatsu F...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The Saudi Arabian television program Hawatel Kaizen (a combination of the Arabic word for "thoughts" and the Japanese for "improvement") is a series of reports by Arabic reporters in which they share things they have been impressed by in Japan.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

Fans of the iconic manga periodical Weekly Shonen Jump should be clearing their schedules and marking down July 11 on their calendars. For on this day, the clouds will part and a shaft of light will appear as the doors to a new manga paradise will...

Kim Jho Kwang Soo's production firm Rainbow Factory made an announcement yesterday that the filmmaker will marry his partner this September.


Perfume "Magic of Love" Short PV Perfume has released the short version of their music video for the upcoming eighteenth single "Magic of Love". Really like how they played with visual tricks in the music video.

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We all know that Ishimori Production is involved with the creation of Indonesia's latest superhero series, BIMA Satria Garuda, it makes sense for fans to wonder how much they are involved with it. Turns out, a lot of the staff of the series came f...

Siliconera Sato

Arc System Works turns 25 this year, and they're celebrating their birthday with the Arc System Works Festival, featuring a big tournament called Arc Revo, short for Arc Revolution Cup. The official portal site of the event seems to have some sort...

The crowdfunding and streaming service Anime Sols opened on Monday with several titles, including the Ninja Robot Tobikage (Ninja Robots) television anime. Visitors in the United States and Canada can sign up to watch episodes and make pledges tow...

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Attack on Titan is a hot topic among the anime community. It has inspired parody videos of its opening theme and tons of anime shops in Japan even have their own Attack on Titan display. And now, concept artist Kouji Tajima has ridden the wave by ...


Last night, AKB48 and JKT48 member Takajo Aki announced that she would be holding an urgent special event on Ameba's AmebaStudio service called JKT48 Takajo Aki Kinkyuu Kikoku Tokuban ("JKT48 Takajo Aki Urgent Homecoming Special")("JKT48 Takajo Ak...


Conceptual Poster for Live-Action Attack on Titan There is absolutely no news that "Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人)" is being adapted into a live-action movie, but conceptual designer Kouji Tajima has created the awesome unofficial poster above.

New version of Square Enix's sequel game for PS3, Xbox 360 to include all DLC, "Lost Report" videos Game developer Square Enix announced on Monday that it will release the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection video game in Japan for the...

Siliconera Spencer

Puzzle & Dragons has been a huge hit for GungHo Online Entertainment. The game generates millions of dollars in revenue every day in Japan alone. It's a phenomenal success and GungHo Online have rapidly expanded in recent years, acquiring develope...

Jason Faunt CONFIRMED to Return as Wes the Time Force Red Ranger! We just got a solid confirmation from Jason Faunt on his Facebook FanPage. He is set to return to the Power Ranger Universe as Wes again form Power Rangers Time Force!

It was a good weekend for Girls und Panzer's tank otaku, Yukari Akiyama. A new digest version of the "Snow Wars" OVA, set to be released with five of the series on May 28th, offers a look at her mission with Riko "Erwin" Matsumoto.

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Nendoroid Shizue (Isabelle) from the popular 3DS game Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori a. k. a Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Aside from the usual assortment of optional body parts, Shizue will also bring along a clipboard, a pen, a lovely pair of musical no...

Siliconera Spencer

Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy XIII-2 in Japan as a standalone game under the Ultimate Hits label (it's Square Enix's in houses budget line) and as Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection.

Suisei no Gargantia – 06 Filed under First Impressions, Suisei no Gargantia by Kairi | 13 Comments 「謝肉祭」 (Shanikusai) "Festival" This ship, friends, sails itself. Though some of the more troubling aspects of last week's episode (at least troubling...

Video games have made pretty steady progress into the cultural mainstream. Even people who aren’t gamers themselves can at least see the entertainment potential of a Mario title with its breezy fun, or the sweeping adventure of a Final Fantasy.

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