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June 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
June 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Back in 2009 at the Tokyo Game show, Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, Onimusha, and Dead Rising said the following: "Man, Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished. " But as this E3 is quick to show, this is hardly the case.

The brand-new two-hour anime special Mewtwo ~Gakusei e no Prologue~ (Mewtwo: Prologue to the Awakening) will premiere on Japan's TV Tokyo channel on July 11 at 7:00 p. m. The special will be broadcast along with the television premiere of the 2012...

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On 20-21 May in Geneva, Switzerland, a report by the Japanese government was presented for the UN Committee Against Torture. At the end of the two-day session, Mr Hideaki Ueda, Ambassador in charge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the M...

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will adopt an episodic structure for its story, series creator Hideo Kojima revealed at E3, according to a Polygon report. As with many other recent games, Metal Gear Solid V's creator likened it to a televisio...

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The jacket illustration for AKB48 idol Mayu "Mayuyu" Watanabe's new single, Rappa Renshuuchuu— on sale July 10 —has been confirmed. The picture below, created by artist "Miyoro," won the honor of being the jacket illustration.

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Earlier this month, Maaya Uchida was announced to play the lead role of Hajime Ichinose for the new Gatchman. Now, more than 40 years after the original 'Space Ninja Team Gatchaman' first aired in 1972, Ken "The Eagle" Washio's voice actor, Katsuj...


Solicitations for the BD and DVD release of the anime adaptation of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya are now out, packaging details and a list of all the store exclusive bonus items and campaigns after the cut.

3rd video game, filmed-abroad special, more planned for show's 10th anniversary Shinya Arino (pictured at right), comedian and host of the Japanese live-action video game variety series Retro Game Master (GameCenter CX), announced at a 10th annive...

During a live streaming event, Aniplex of America announced that they'll be bringing Nekomonogatari (Black) to North America.   Nekomonogatari (Black), from Nisio Isin's (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari) supernatural series , finds Koyomi Araragi r...

OP1. 03 Sequence OP1. 01:「Preserved Roses」by T. M. Revolution×水樹奈々 (T. M. Revolution x Nana Mizuki) 「恋の選挙公約」 (Koi no Senkyo Kouyaku ) "The Campaign of Love" When you consider just how many times Kakumeiki Valvrave has upped the ante already, it's ...

It is confirmed today that 009-1 THE END OF THE BEGINNING, a live-action adaptation film of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic manga 009-1 will be released in Japan on September 7th as his 75th birthday anniversary project.

If you plan on playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PlayStation 3, you might want to tune into Square Enix's handy developer's commentary clip, which dives deep into the console version's user interface.

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「をのへのさくらさきにけり」 (Sono e no Sakura Sakinikeri) "To See The Beautiful Cherry Blossoms" Let the tears flow – they've been building for a long time. "Frustration won't last forever. Nobody can keep on going without some measure of reward.

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Brad's still away on his trip, so he has appointed me with the responsibility of keeping Rock the Charts full. Things have gotten a bit interesting this week, as Arashi gets smacked out of first place by SMAP.

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Rejoice, fans of licensing acquisitions, for another one of those has happened! In a move that's sure to delight fans of the Monogatari franchise, Aniplex of America has announced their pickup of the latest two Monogatari properties, the Nekomonog...

The latest video from Hatsune Miku's 39ch offers a tour of Good Smile Company, the manufacturer well-known for hobby products such as the cute "Nendoroid" series. The video shows how they make Nendoroids and offers an account of how the company's ...

Japanator Salvador G-Rodiles

15 minutes ago - 11:00 PM on 06. 14. 2013 Look forward to a scrumptious feast after the match. *ding, ding, ding* It's Over! There's no question about it, people! You can't mess with the Epyon system and Milliardo's expertise as a pilot.

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The two new Super Smash Bros. games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will not feature the tripping mechanic that was present in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.   Speaking with Kotaku, Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed: "To answer ...

Original High Speed! novel to be published with 4 of the boys in elementary school Kyoto Animation began streaming the third full promotional video for its boys' swim team anime Free! on Friday. This promotional video features actual swimming sequ...

My Bedsheets Are Ready One lucky Redditor was fortunate enough to StreetPass Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Riggie Fils-Aime during E3. One of the new features of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is being able to walk into mode...

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After the award-winning zombie game The Walking Dead, are we really surprised that the sequel to come later in 2013 already has so much hype? However, before jumping right into Season Two, you better get the whole story with the DLC 400 Days that ...

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  Phoenix Wright's greatest rival and greatest ally, the genius prosecutor Miles Edgeworth returns to the Ace Attorney series. In this installment of the Ace Attorney series, Edgeworth has risen to the position of Attorney General.

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Rune Factory 4 is currently scheduled to arrive on Nintendo 3DS in North America this summer, and XSEED offers up the first taste of the English version in the E3 trailer. Get ready to "make new memories together" below.

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2:00 PM on 05. 24. 2013 Everyone already understands that the opening for Attack on Titan is one of the most epic opening songs. It is so epic, that it can make anything more epic. If you don't believe me, take a good look at the video gallery below.

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Name: Mirei Kiritani Birthdate: December 16, 1989  Hometown: Chiba, Japan Measurements: 76/56/84 cm Hiroko's still occupied with her trip, so I have decided to swipe Idol of the Week from her until she returns to her feature.

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Hiroko's still occupied with that special event, so I have snatched the Daily Dose until she's able to find a stable connection. Before we kick the weekend off, let's check out Namie Amuro's latest music video that came out this week.

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Image source As the season winds down and the shows you love turn into the shows you hate, it's time to turn to the siren call of the next season! This summer season is packed with good-looking shows, and it looks like there's something for everyone!

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Oh, you lucky folks! Thanks to MoeNovel we have five boxed copies of the upcoming If My Heart Had Wings English release. What's more, each of these will come with a mini comic/art book, which I'm sure you'll appreciate looking at the screenshots!

Hello Tokyo Otaku Mode fans! Otaku Camera has achieved over 3 million downloads worldwide, and now, new free frames have been added to the Otaku Camera Frame Shop! On June 12, frames themed after the fighting game Tekken Revolution were released!

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