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May 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
May 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, there's the salary you get from your company. And if you are a married man, there's the salary you get from your wife. It's called "okozukai" (お小遣い), which is sometimes translated as "pocket money".

The organizers of Otakon announced on Wednesday that prolific Japanese composer Yoko Kanno will perform a concert at this year's convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Kanno will premiere her latest project "Piano Me," a solo piano concert with experi...

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Ever wonder what happened to the remains of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man when Venkman and the rest of the gang destroyed it by "crossing their streams" in Ghostbusters? Well, it appears they may have fallen through a crack in a New York City side...

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A new entrant into the legal international anime streaming scene has arrived—Daisuki. What makes Daisuki unique is that it enjoys the direct backing and co-production of several major Japanese animation studios, namely Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei Anima...

VOCALOID CHINA, the official Vocaloid site in China, was holding the second illustration contest for their new Vocaloid characters between March 25th to April 31st. They have posted 15 illustrations selected from 666 entries on their official site.

GACKT's LINE Message - May 15, 2013 This is apparently a digest of what he posted in his own blog, so once that has been translated, you all should definitely check it out, there's a lot more written there (as well as in Nico Blomaga).

SM Entertainment officially announced today that EXO will be making a comeback, exciting fans who have waited a year for their return.

I'm the sort of person that normally reserves his opinion on a series until a good five or six episodes into the season; early impressions are good and all, but the premiere episodes can be deceiving and often don't give a good impression on the s...

With an anime adaptation coming this summer, if you don't know the personified gaming system girls of Neptunia, you soon might. Before that, the core RPG series is getting an idol game spin off June 20th, with the release of Hyperdimension Idol Ne...

New season to debut this summer after Magical Star Kanon 100% video anime in June This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine confirmed on Wednesday that the third season of The World God Only Knows' (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Se...

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It was announced that AKB48's Itano Tomomi will hold a dance contest "Itano Tomomi '1%' Dance Trial 2013" for her 4th solo single "1%" that is set for release on June 12th. Participants post their dance video on YouTube, using the 90 seconds sampl...

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As reported last night, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth is back in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. Edgeworth returns looking older and now wears a pair of glasses. Here's a first look at him, courtesy Famitsu magazine:     Trucy Wright i...

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  The second case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, also known as Gyakuten Saiban 5 in Japan, will pit the game's titular lawyer against his rival in the original series, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, this week's issue of Famitsu mag...

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Do you like ice cream?  Do you like putting birds in your mouth? Of course we all do, but with only two hands it can be hard to do both at once. That's why Torimi Cafe came out with a line of ice creams modeled after three breeds of small birds.

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Earlier today, we reported a new Metallic Red Nintendo 3DS that will be released in Japan next month. The official Pokémon Center store answers back with a limited edition Eevee Nintendo 3DS XL.   According to Hachima, who spotted tweets from rece...

SS501 was a popular boy band in South Korea when the Hallyu Wave was in its infancy. Since 2010, the group's members have been focusing on individual activities such as acting, solo music and military duty, but a reunion is something they all hope...

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A scan from V-Jump reveals Rohan Kishibe and Kars are playable characters in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle.   CyberConnect2 is known for recreating the feel of an anime series into a video game.

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Here's the "making-of" video of Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Space Sheriffs: Super Hero Taisen Z. Currently, the movie is now #8 in the Japanese box office. Produced by Shinichiro Shirakura (Super Hero Taisen), this movie is directed by Osamu Kane...

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We recently got a look at Miles Edgeworth in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, who seems to look older and now wears glasses. Capcom have updated their official Ace Attorney site with new info on the game's story, along with the profiles of the recent...

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The Pokémon Company have released official images of their upcoming limited edition Eevee Nintendo 3DS XL system. As reported last night, this system is only available by entering a lottery at Pokémon Centers in Japan and getting lucky.

Japanese publisher Kodansha has announced that the 22nd volume of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships on September 13. The bundled set will cost 3,675 yen (US$36.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The characters Miles Edgeworth and Trucy Wright will be appearing in the upcoming Ace Attorney game, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, as apparently noted in a leaked Japanese magazine article (Court Records via Japanator).

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In our previous report on recent Famitsu snippets, Shin Megami Tensei IV director Kazuyuki Yamai talked about the game's protagonist and his unique view of Japan. In the same interview, Yamai also mentioned fan feedback of Shin Megami Tensei: Stra... Humberto Saabedra

In a new post on Tumblr, Vertical Inc has spelled out some forthcoming significant changes to its model for licensing manga as a result of its latest sales projections still ending up in the red, while also commenting on the possibility of licensi...

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Almost half a year has passed but Good Smile Company still has a lot to offer this 2013. This week alone, GSC has revealed a total of four awesome figures coming this year: two from the figma line and another two from the Nendoroid line.

Chapter 381 of trangressive sci-fi manga Gantz, included in the new issue 24 of this year's Weekly Young Jump run, announced that "it seems everything is headed for despair. Two more chapters, then it's the end.

We're not new to the idea of video games collector sets coming with crazy bonuses, but there's a new one out there that's putting the others to shame. Feudal Japan strategy simulation series Nobunaga's Ambition 30th anniversary set comes with a gun.

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It has only been a week since she has released her 7th single 「Run Real Run」 last May 8, but May'n already has her 8th single decided. It has been announced that she will be releasing her 8th single 「ViViD」 on July 24.

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Dengeki Online posted new information about the upcoming Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Nintendo 3DS game entitled, "Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Gaburincho". The game is set to be released this August 8th and costs 4,980 yen.

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ToyCoin Home @Site Place - PoMo Buliding B1 Ok, in case you wondering sometime where do I go and peek at Figurines other than the LaTenDo which mentioned long ago, then it would Anime House. But I seldom go there to peek unless I went with my frie...

Magical girl anime has become notably grimmer and grimmer recently – and when you have a genre that's been running for nigh on fifty years, it's understandable that it's going to want to subvert and deconstruct itself to stay fresh.

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