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May 16, 2013, 10:00 PM
May 16, 2013, 10:00 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...

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It's one treat after the other for fans of the josei karuta anime Chihayafuru. The limited edition of the 22nd volume of the manga will be bundled with the OAV. This bonus episode will feature an original story with a bittersweet twist.

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Take Scribblenauts, the game where anything you write comes to life, and put in over 2,000 characters from DC Comics, and you have Scribblenauts Unmasked for the Wii U, 3DS, and PC. In case you never heard of the critically acclaimed game Scribble...

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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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.

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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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But you may want to brush up on your Japanese before you do. Capcom has released a playable online demo of Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies to whet the appetites of Japanese fans looking forward to the July 25th release.

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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 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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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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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.

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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...

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.

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Max Factory's desks are right beside us! ! (σ゚∀゚)σ I've been waiting ages for a certain prototype to be ready… (*゚∀゚)=3 I know it's due to be completed soon, so I've been checking their desks everyday waiting patiently, and when I saw it I very qu...

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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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...

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Mika-tan's Blog has been updated with preview pictures of figma Kaito from the series Vocaloid. Preorders to commence later in the day. Stay tuned!

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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