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North American fans will get a chance to try out the Namco Bandai x Sega x Capcom strategy-RPG Project X Zone when a demo hits the Nintendo 3DS eShop on June 4.   According to what Namco Bandai told Siliconera, the North American "Imperial Demo" c...

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There's nothing worse that getting stuck on a guided tour going through room upon room of humdrum displays while a sleepy-eyed guide rambles on about nothing important. To save us all from making the mistake of going on a boring tour, Trip Advisor...

After offering, and selling out of, the eye patch early this year, Movic is back to offer more character goods to help you complete the Evangelion 3. 0 "Pirate" Asuka look. The Evangelion Store is now taking orders for the accompanying jersey, ear...

16-year-old Fūka Koshiba stars as Kiki in film opening spring 2014 The first still image from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Eiko Kadono's popular children's novel series Majo no Takkyūbin was released in Japan on Friday.

Want to cosplay one of the kick-ass characters from Attack on Titan but don't know how to make your own three-dimensional maneuver gear? Lucky for you, Japanese cosplayer Rika made a guide for just that, and translation tumblr Maxibuger put the wh...

The 1st Anniversary of Legendary Rock Band L'Arc~en~Ciel's dedication in Honolulu, Hawaii as May 31st is officially named "L'Arc~en~Ciel Day" by Mayor Peter Carlisle in 2012.

Sega Studios Australia teamed up with the original director of 1990 Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for a remake that's set to hit consoles and PC this summer. Now a behind the scenes video has arrived to show how the s...

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In Hong Kong, Starbucks patrons are upset and for good reason: the coffee chain's Central Hong Kong branch has used "toilet water" to brew coffee since it opened two years ago. According to Apple Daily, a staffer would push a cart into a men's res...

Tokyo Anime News started streaming the full trailer for the new Gintama film, Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya). The band, SPYAIR, provides the theme song 'Genjō Destruction'.

Noitamina observers have been wondering what the alt-audience anime programming block will be running this summer besides the adaptation of agricultural school manga Silver Spoon. A new promo revealed today that the second show of the upcoming sea...

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It's important to note that Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On) adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service is not a live action remake of the Ghibli film. It uses the original novel as its source material, so I would advise folks to not make comparisons just yet.

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Have you ever wanted to cosplay as the Surgeon of Death from One Piece? Premium Bandai has you covered. Bandai's official shopping site, Premium Bandai, is now accepting pre-orders for items in their Trafalgar Law Collection, featuring the longcoa...

Namco Bandai has posted a new preview for Vividred Operation: Hyper Intimate Power. The anime series based game is set to be released digitally for the PlayStation 3 on PSN June 20th.     Speaking of Vivred, the new cover for the fourth anime Blu-...

Distributor Section23 Films have today announced the September 2013 anime release plans for their clients Sentai Filmworks and Maiden Japan, as well as a license rescue for Elfen Lied which was originally released by ADV Films many years ago.

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HOUSTON, May 30, 2013 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its September slate of releases; including the Anime Classic Elfen Lied which will be available for the first time on Blu-Ray and will include all 13 episodes plus the ...

With Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn set to hit PC and PS3 worldwide on August 27, a new trailer is here to show off the retooled MMO's Job Actions.       The pages appear to be getting errors at the moment, but fans can now signup for phase 3 o...

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Voice actress Kuwatani Natsuko is in poor physical condition. She announced in her blog last May 29 that she will have to concentrate on her own treatment. She also announced that her official blog's updates will also be suspended for the time being.

The Japan Cartoonists Association, as well as the Japan Magazine Publishers Association and the Japan Book Publishers Association, have all posted statements of opposition to the bill containing a proposed new amendment to the country's current ch...

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Dragon's Crown is getting downloadable content, Atlus USA have announced. This will be in the form of a character voice pack.   The character voice pack will allow you to customize your game with different narrator voices from each of the six play...

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In the pages of Famitsu magazine this week, which officially hits newsstands in Japan tomorrow, Arc System Works is revealing for the PS3 version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma a brand new story character (read: non-playable) who appears in the sto...

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The latest issue of Famitsu has a brief update on the development status of various announced Final Fantasy games. FF-Reunion's aibo_ac7 reports that completion percentages are as follows:   Final Fantasy X HD – 80% Final Fantasy X-2 HD – 65% Fina...

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Gust has a tendency to add crystal items with the Atelier games. Each of the games in the Arland trilogy included a crystal paperweight. Atelier Ayesha had a framed illustration of Ayesha. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky alchemize...

Neon Alley, an anime streaming service owned by Viz Media, will be streaming the English dub of K. One of the more popular titles from 2012, Viz Media simulcasted K while it aired in Japan last year. In case you missed the show last year, or you j...

It was revealed yesterday through JYP's official twitter that 2PM's Junho will have his solo debut in Japan.

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Japanese animation has over the course of its evolution branched out into several sub-genres based on the proliferating light novels and manga series. While this is great, it seems as though the once-loved era of giant fighting robots seems to be ...

Dr. Who Vinyl Series 2 Our friend Matt JOnes, AKA Lunartik, will be releasing his second series of blindbox Dr. Who figures on August 1. There will be four chases and each toy comes with an accessory. Matt's got 80 APs that he'll be selling, too, ...

30/05/2013: Section23 Films to release Elfen Lied on Blu-Ray in North America Coming this September, complete with OVA Having received our own re-release of Elfen Lied here in the UK via 101 Films, we've heard a few people lamenting the lack of a ...

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  I think this is the most bubbly I've ever seen Blanc from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series be. In case you haven't heard, Hyperdimension Neptunia PP takes the series's JRPG roots – the games' plot is a non-too-serious parody of real-life event...

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