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RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Ever wanted to cross Japan by rail but hate the idea of being stuck on the train, watching the scenery flash by without ever being able to get out and experience it? Today we're going to let you in on a little secret few foreigners are aware of so...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

For a limited time this summer, Resident Evil is coming to life at Universal Studios Japan. And apparently, you get to shoot zombies with the same practice guns the police and the military use. According to Famitsu, "Resident Evil The Real" is a f...

Voice actress Yuu Kobayashi at least has a couple claims to fame. First, she screeches like no one's business, as heard in her portrayals of Attack on Titan's Sasha Blaus, Gintama's Sa-chan and Azazel-san's Undine.

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Fans of Shingeki no Kyojin have scoured the internet looking for the ideal people to take on the roles of the characters from the popular series. The resultant list is impressive to say the least. It is not often that one can find real world peopl...

So many great shows in this season and ever wonder which male character is most popular? Japanese anime portal site AnimeOne hosted a poll by a user for favorite male character from the Spring 2013 season.

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Images from the latest issues of Japanese magazines had show up some preview shots from the upcoming Kamen Rider Wizard film, "Kamen Rider Wizard In. . .

54 Year Old Takanori Jinnai is Kamen Rider Sorcerer! The veteran actor Takanori Jinnai (Kogoro Mouri from Detective Conan) will star as Kamen Rider Sorcerer's human form. Marking him as the oldest Kamen Rider ever, at the age of 54!

Staff on film about lone pine tree to survive tsunami is raising funds via crowd-funding website WESYM Nizo Yamamoto, who has worked as an art director on such films as Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Grave of the Fireflies, is aiming to...

Visual Kei band Alice Nine will release their new best album "Alice Nine Complete Collection II 2010~2012" in August!

 Looks like last week's domain name registration inspired speculation that Nisekoi and sentient battleship sci-fi manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel were set to be adapted into anime has all proven to be true.

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According to Jump, CyberConnect2 added three more playable characters in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. You can play as Diavolo, Bruno Buccellati, and Narancia Ghirga in the PlayStation 3 fighting game.

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As the debate for the controversial Child Pornography bill in Japan intensifies, the Japan Cartoonist Association released their opinion regarding the issue. In the statement, they talked about how the Japanese government and culture nourished the...

An official website for a new stage play adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) video game series opened on Friday. The play, titled Gyakuten no Spotlight (Turnabout Spotlight), will run at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo...

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This year, Pokémon Centers in Japan are celebrating their 15th anniversary. To commemorate, they've been celebrating with various goods and events, such as the recently revealed a limited edition Eevee 3DS XL.

Movie distributor Shochiku has posted a short trailer for the sixth part of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 sci-fi anime remake. "Arrival at the Great Magelanic Galaxy" plays in Japanese theaters June 16 before a July 26 Blu-ray release.

Hyrule Varsity Jacket Part of me really wants this Zelda Varsity jacket from Much Needed Merch, but 1. ) I'm not sure if they're embroidered or just screen printed, and 2. ) varsity jackets are kind of last year.

Kotaku East Eric Jou

Photoshop is a great and powerful tool. It can take ordinary pictures and make them spectacular. . . or make them horrible. In China, there are many people with awesome Photoshop skills, and those who don't have any ability usually ask people for ...

Kodansha is an industry leader among publishers in Japan, and this year they held the 33rd Manga Open. Among the many hopefuls who entered was a fan from Taiwan who won the top prize as the best overseas newcomer.

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Mika-tan's Blog has been updated with preview pictures of Nendoroid Yagami Hayate [Unison Edition] from the series Mahou Shoujo Lyircal Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A's. Preorders to commence later in the day.

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The release date for the much anticipated PlayStation 3 game Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai HAPPY END has been set. The game will be released September 26, 2013 in Japan.  The game is based on the Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ...

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AKB48 Has Sold More Singles Than Any Japanese Female Artist AKB48 has been making many single sales record, and with the incredible strong sales for their latest single "Sayonara Crawl", they have officially become Japan's best selling female arti...

Tales of Xillia finally makes its way to the west this fall, and Namco Bandai is preparing fans with a couple new battle videos showing Leia and Rowen in action.       Namco Bandai will release Tales of Xillia in North America on August 6, followe...

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's summer movie is now officially confirmed as Gaburincho of Music with a fixed logo.   Gaburincho of Music will be a musical directed by Koichi Sakamoto and written by Riku Sanjo, and it will premiere August 3rd.

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There's a saying that if you want to stay young, you need to stay young at heart. And these Totoro desk goodies might just do the work for you. If you're one of those employees stuck on the computer all day, CoolPencilCase.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

After shooting to stardom in 2012 with hit song Gangnam Style, artist PSY has become something of a household name the world over. Disinterested Japanese netizens may still be confused as to what all the fuss is about, but the artist has become so...

AKB48's latest single, "Sayonara Crawl", has sold 1,730,610 copies in its first week of release, setting not only group records, but overall records as well. On its first day on sale, the single sold 1,450,881 copies, becoming the group's best-sel...

19. Others (592 votes) 18. Kokubun Taichi (130 votes) 17. Imai Tsubasa (157 votes) 16. Yamada Ryosuke (216 votes) 15. Aiba Masaki (388 votes) 14. Yamashita Tomohisa (410 votes) 13. Okada Junichi (449 votes) 12.

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Ranking the most irritating anime heroines in the history of anime will definitely spawn another controversial list but the results this time from Big Globe Poll is agreeable if you're going to ask me.

Valkyrie VF-1J Mega Munny from Rotobox Yes, that's a transforming Mega Munny up there. Rotobox's latest custom is their own take on the Valkyrie ships from Macross. The 1982 anime paved the way for thousands of transforming robots.

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Here's one you'll have to get from ebayI hate it when something I've wanted turns up for pre-order… where I can't possibly get it. And on that note, meet Nendoroid Senjougahara, from the "-Monogatari" series.

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