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May 25, 2013, 12:00 PM
May 25, 2013, 12:00 PM

Aniplex of America announced at its panel at Anime Boston on Friday that the Sword Art Online television anime series will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block starting this August. Aniplex of America also outlined its home video release of Sword Art...

We've seen some glimpses of the upcoming Infinite Stratos follow-up, Infinite Stratos 2, which sees Yasuhito Kikuchi (Macross Frontier, Busou Shinki) returning to direct for 8-Bit. Now the official website has been updated to reflect a debut sched...

In addition to this season's anime, Kōshi Tachibana and Tsunako's light novels are coming to PlayStation 3 on June 27th via Compile Heart's (Hyperdimension Neptunia) Date A Live Rinne Utopia, with Kana Hanazawa voicing titular new character Rinne ...

One Piece: Romance Dawn, the RPG that was originally released on PSP in Japan last December, is now making its way to Nintendo 3DS. According to a blurb in Shonen Jump, Namco Bandai will release the port on August 8.


1/8 Kousaka Kirino PVC [Sexy Bikini Ver. ] Chara-Ani has commenced preorder for this kawaii scaled figure of Kousaka Kirino (高坂桐乃) from the light novel and anime series Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない).

RocketNews24 Rachel Tackett

For one reason or another, PSY's big bandwagon never really made it to Japan. In fact, the country is so fed up with the Korean pop star that they've convinced themselves his overseas popularity is a well maintained lie and his YouTube views come ...

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With the booming use of computer generated images or special effects (CGI) taking over the old way of using miniatures, Hideaki Anno (Evangelion,. . .

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, taxis are typically black. Sometimes, they're white or even yellow, but generally, people think of them as being dark-colored and dull looking. These taxis, however, are anything but. You are looking at "itataku" (痛タク).

We're still a ways off from the August 6 release of Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown, but Atlus rolled out a couple more promos showing the beat 'em up's characters in action. The Dwarf and Elf are the focus of the latest clips, so check 'em out along...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

People in Japan have an uncanny ability to nod off in broad daylight. Take a ride on any train here, and you'll see people falling asleep just like the cute pup above. While the long working hours and commitments of the obligation-based society se...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You might know Japanese celebrity Mari Yaguchi from her appearance in Yakuza 4. Or maybe you remember her days in pop group Morning Musume. Or you might have recently heard Yaguchi's husband caught her screwing another man.

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The latest scandal to surface around "national idol" group AKB48 may be the most damaging yet – it has emerged that the group's founders apparently enjoyed close relations with the yakuza, leading to the profoundly unsavoury conclusion that the Ja...

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Yesterday, at Music Matters 2013 in Singapore, after performing alongside Flumpool and Weaver, SID announced that we should expect a new single soon. Titled 'Summer Lover', the song is in season as it will be released July 24.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iOS platforms has a release date at last. Capcom have announced that the trilogy will be released on May 30th.   Here's how pricing works: You can download and play the first two cases of Ace Attorney 1 ...

Hayao Miyazaki's latest studio Ghibli anime, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising) opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and the promotional push is just starting to pick up, with a series of four posters displayed in theaters starting in May.

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Capcom will release Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara as a retail game in Japan. A disc copy for PlayStation 3 will retail for 3,990 yen ($38), but if you're a fan of Capcom's arcade beat 'em ups check out the limited edition.

Episode 07 ��������������������������� (���Tenbin no Ginka���) "���Coins of the Scale���" I constantly praise this anime for its ongoing action and fast paced storyline, along with interesting characters to follow.

With interest bubbling for a Time of Eve: The Movie Blu-ray release, Pied Piper, Inc. partnered up with DIRECTIONS, Inc. and Studio Rikka and officially launched a Kickstarter to make the product a reality.

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Just like Go-Busters last year, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger will also have a mini-album, which features character themes! The Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Mini-Album 2 will feature Ian Yorkland (Syusuke Saito) and Nobuharu "Nossan" Udou's (Yamato Kinjo) re...

 Media Factory has posted a new preview for the upcoming adapation of Reiji Kaitou and LLO's (Oreshura) modern fantasy light novel series Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai (Unbreakable Machine-Doll).     In a world in which magic was discovered and wea...

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Amazon listed that New Video Group, the same group responsible for the recent DVD box set releases of Digimon will release a Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 DVD box set! The said box set will either be released in a single box set or in two separate box sets.

Luna Sea's new song has been in part unveiled in "Master of Chaos" new game app. CM. Watch it here!

 A new promo July 12th giant robot versus kaiju movie Pacific Rim, explains how mecha work in the film, specifically why its Jaegers require a pair of pilots.   Pacific Rim -- The Drift - Featurette   Latest banner:   SYNOPSIS:  When legions of mo...

japanCRUSH Mika

With green-tea Kit Kats, azuki-bean croissants and teriyaki burgers, interesting re-makes of western classics are not something new to Japanese cooking, but now there is a burger-version of noodle soup.

In July Yasu's solo project Acid Black Cherry will release its 5th anniversary live on DVD and Blu-ray.

MELOS no Michi Miss Moonlight

NMB48 has revealed several new details about its 7th Single which will go on sale June 19. The single, NMB48's first in 7 months, will be called [Bokura no Eureka] (僕らのユリイカ; Our Eureka). The covers, tracklist, senbatsu, line up for the coupling so...

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Hanazawa Kana: She is known for her beautiful and sweet voice and lovely smile. The voice of Ore no imouto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai's Kuroneko and IS: Infinite Stratos's Charlotte Dunois has given many anime fans something to cheer about.

TOM: It's been about two years since you became independent. How much do you think you succeeded in "testing your own strength"? Otsuka: By now, we have arrived at the point of starting a TV series. In the past two years, we made Inferno Cop (※1) ...


Korean man arrested for stabbing attack in Osaka / "I want to kill Japanese people" A 31-year-old Korean man has been arrested after stabbing two Japanese people on the street in Osaka . Two people were wounded.

There's still very little information about the July anime adaptation of Nico Tanigawa's otaku cringe-comedy Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! aka Watamote or It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular!

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