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June 13, 2013, 11:00 AM
June 13, 2013, 11:00 AM

Also: PlayStation 3's tech specs posted Sony Japan employee Brad Douglas reported on Tuesday that the PlayStation 4 will have "no region locking," according to Sony Computer Entertainment public relations.

2013 Kamen Rider Confirmed: Gaimu! It's that time of the year for the copyrights. Searchable in JPO's copyright database. The next Kamen Rider is called Kamen Rider Gaimu, also using the kanji 鎧武 meaning Armored Warrior/Armored Martial Arts.

Back in March, Janet Varney, voice of Korra herself Tweeted that she suspected that Legend of Korra would be around"mid-April. " It didn't quite make that time frame, but Nickelodeon is evidently gearing up for Book 2 with new preview footage post...

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I'm sure many of you wouldn't give a second thought to the idea that the drink you consume each day has any bearing on the life you lead. However if findings from the latest report into coffee and lifestyle conducted by De'Longhi Japan are anythin...

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Index Corporation, the parent company of Atlus is currently under investigation by the Japanese Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission for accounting irregularities. The company is being investigated on suspicion that it was committing ro...

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Konami have shared a lengthy 9-minute extended cut trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. They caution that it contains graphic content (fair warning—it really does), and that you can choose to view a less graphic "Standard" version her...

Company's international venture may receive support from Japanese government's 'Cool Japan' initiative Tezuka Productions revealed at France's Annecy animation festival that it is in talks with Channel TV, a network made up of eight Nigerian telev...

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Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland is headed to the West, and Tecmo Koei brought the game to E3 along with a new trailer containing English-language footage and the theme song. Watch the trailer below:     Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist ...

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Sega have released a new trailer for Sonic Lost World on the Nintendo 3DS, showing off pieces of footage from different stages in the game, as well as a look at some of the moves Sonic can use in the game.

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  It has just been revealed that Perfume will be releasing Blu-ray versions for six previously released concert DVDs. It will include lives from "Fan Service(bitter)" to their most recent nationwide tour, "Perfume 3rd Tour 'JPN'".

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PlayStation 4 will cost $399 in the U. S. and 399 Euros (349 GBP in UK) Sony have announced.   This puts the system at $100 cheaper than Microsoft's Xbox One console, pricing details of which can be found here.

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Famed music producer Yasutaka Tanaka and director J. J. Abrams teamed up for the latest Star Trek movie Star Trek Into Darkness. Yasutaka Tanaka has become a big name in the Japanese industry since he premiered in 1997 with the group capsule.

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Microsoft has announced the Xbox One will only go on sale in "select" Asian markets, and only at the end of 2014 – with Japan conspicuously absent from the list. Microsoft told the Wall Street Journal its "staged approach" to introducing their con...

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We're at Nintendo's Wii U presentation at E3, where the publisher is talking about a a variety of Wii U games, one of them being The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.   The Wind Waker HD will have new Wii U controls.

One of the characters that earns Jojo's Bizarre Adventure its name is Iggy, a Boston Terrier with an addiction to coffee flavor gum, the ability to manipulate dust participles at will, and the habit of vindictively farting on the Part III: Stardus...

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Internet memes are often a funny reflection of what happens in real life. With E3 currently underway and Microsoft and Sony already presenting us with their latest next gen consoles, the internet is quick to respond.

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In today's Nintendo Direct, we got a first look at a new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, along with an introduction to three newcomers in the Villager from Animal Crossing, Mega Man and the Wii Fit Trainer.


The government has set a goal of increasing the number of visitors from Southeast Asia to 2 million in 2016, a 2. 5-fold rise, according to the 2013 white paper on tourism adopted Tuesday. To help meet the target, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabin...

Recently, we interviewed TOM Special Creator Retsuna, whose beautifully striking art uses soft lines and colors. Read on for the interview! Creator Introduction Name: Retsuna Creator's Portfolio Page: http://otakumode.

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It has been 3 days since the election ended, but we finally completed our election commentary for the AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Election (5th Senbatsu Election)! Three tiring days to compile all our feelings about the election into one single post.

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Some more art work has been released from the upcoming Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman remake. Just when I said I was happy to see little evidence of the previous shows in the new Gatchaman Crowds, a very familiar face.

Japanator Salvador G-Rodiles

Ah Aria -- not to be confused with Aria: The Scarlet Ammo. Another anime series that I've heard good things about, but haven't gotten the chance to watch. The only thing that I know about the series is that it covers the everyday life of the gondo...

Fighting techniques, villains, bonuses previewed from Summer PS3 game Bandai Namco Games began streaming a full promotional video for the North American release of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on Tuesday.

"Cu-poche" is Kotobukiya's popular small posable figures with a chibi style. So far the company has released Haruka Amami (The Idolm@ster), Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), and Kirino Kosaka (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai)...

WOW JAPAN by AFA CHANNEL, is an online entertainment show that features the latest pop culture trend in Japan by showcasing fun and exclusive entertainment content happening around the SEA region. Every episode, we will reveal some of the most int...

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Luck Land Communications is at it again with their line of Jojo baby apparels! Seriously, these people are determined to make sure that infants will have the right clothes to strike a dynamically fabulous pose when they get older.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Oh, how I wish that sub-head was true. Instead all we can do is crib a few panels from the latest chapter of Bleach to represent what I figure some Microsoft reps were feeling around the time Sony incited the crowds.

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The worldwide simultaneous distribution of Bandai Namco's 'Tekken Revolution' finally begins! A few days after its announcement during the E3 preview, the game will officially be distributed today, June 12, 2013!

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  Anyone fancy enjoying some Shingeki no Kyojin curry served on some plates featuring amusing Shingeki no Kyojin designs? The official Shingeki no Kyojin TV anime website recently updated itself with a host of new merchandising goods.


Today's Japan Photo: Yatai 屋台 For Today's Japan Photo, we will be taking time out to enjoy some warm sake and great food at the local yatai (mobile food stalls) in Shinjuku, Tokyo. These stalls are usually set up in the early evening on pedestrian...

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