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July 27, 2013, 11:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If you've ever wondered how addictive cigarettes are, look no further than this turtle. Various Chinese TV news programs are reporting that a man in Changchun owns a turtle that smokes ten cigs a day. The turtle even makes chirping noises when it ...

RocketNews24 Rona Moon

Can you read kanji? It certainly looks like these birds can! Wait, do these birds know more kanji than some foreigners who've lived in Japan for years and never learned to read? ? Well, after all the birds were born in Japan and grew up seeing it ...


It's been announced that the CD for Galileo Galilei's new song, "Circle Game" will be released on August 21. As previously reported, this song is to be used as the main theme song for the animated film version of the anime, "Anohana: The Flower We...

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"Kyousougiga" – TV Anime Announced Posted by pKjd on Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:59 am 26 Jul According to Animate TV, the Banpresto/Toei anime collaboration project, 「Kyousougiga」, will be receiving its own TV series this Fall.

JEFusion GekiDan

After all the massive new about the 15th Heisei Kamen Rider series yesterday, here's a TV news report about the KAMEN RIDER GAIM press event, and a. . .

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In Tokyo earlier yesterday at their establishment party, Wargaming Japan announced that one of its free-to-play titles, World of Tanks, will officially launch on September 5th within the country. World of Tanks is an award-winning game that even h...

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Only 2 days left until WonFes! ! Here is a list of the event products! I've already covered most of the WonFes products on the blog, and you can find my reviews of them at the links below – if you're interested be sure to take a look!

As reported previously, the work has begun on the live-action movie of Yana Toboso's popular manga "Black Butler" ("Kuroshitsuji").

Siliconera Sato

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will have content from the Japan-only International editions and a brand new 30-minute long drama featuring the original voice actors. Square Enix shared a small sample of the drama, where Tidus talks a bit about hi...

You are a fan of Visual Kei and Anime? Then we have good news for you: A new Anime Cover CD has been announced! Find out if your favorite Visual Kei band will participate in this project!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

After recapping director/character designer/animation director Ryo-timo's work on theYozakura Quartet  OVA series Hoshi no Umi, a new promo is offering a preview of the Hana no Uta October anime TV series.

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Siliconera Ishaan

Aksys' next otome game, Sweet Fuse, has you playing as the niece of game designer Keiji Inafune. The game will be released for PSP on this August in North America, and Aksys have provided the following story summary:   Sweet Fuse: At Your Side sta...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Westerners often say Japanese TV is "odd. " It's not, really—even less so once you understand what people are actually saying. That doesn't mean that peculiar or unexpected things don't sometimes happen.

Crunchyroll Amanda Rush

It’s Saber’s world, and we’re just buying merch in it. Good Smile is out to prove that when it comes to Saber, there is no such thing as too many figures. Their latest offering puts the mighty heroine in red.

Hollywood is carrying on its tradition of making white people the lead protagonists in movies about samurai with the 2013 47 Ronin, headed by Keanu Reeves. But while the Japanese didn't seem to bat an eyelid when it was revealed (spoiler) that Tom...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

A picture is worth a thousand words and we've got a few thousand words worth of pictures below as the cover art for the November slate of releases from Sentai Filmworks and Maiden Japan has been revealed via the DVD/BD Cover Art Discussions forum.

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For those who have played the first installment of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai on Nintendo 3DS, you should have known how cute the chibi Vocaloid sing and dance. The sequel of the Nendoroid x Vocaloid game, aptly titled as Hatsune Miku: Project Mi...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Not for the first time, Leonardo DiCaprio is in the conversation for a live-action, Hollywood adaptation of anime. He was in talks to produce Ninja Scroll and produce and maybe star in Akira. Now, he might be in line for a Robotech role.

JEFusion GekiDan

An announcement poster for the 15th Heisei Kamen Rider series, KAMEN RIDER GAIM, had been revealed unveiling three more riders, making a total of. . .

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed
Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

New rumors about Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger has surfaced online, which talks about Yayoi having a larger role later in the series and a new Deboth commander. Take these rumors with a grain of salt. Doctor Ulshade's granddaughter, Yayoi will replace h...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Kaspersky Lab, the Russian computer security company, has recently released detailed statistics about what kids are attempting to access on their parents' computers. Surprisingly enough, the number one thing kids worldwide were looking for wasn't ...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on July 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments J-World Tokyo, the world's first theme park dedicated to Shonen Jump manga, has opened in Ikebukuro, north Tokyo. Visitors can find the new amusement center in the Sunsh...

Megan Fox as April O'Neil Here's your first look at Megan Fox's April O'Neil [thumbs up] in Michael Bay's bastardization of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [thumbs down].

Siliconera Ishaan

Disney and Square Enix have shared a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix that shows off the game's pre-order bonus art book, featuring concept art and more. Watch it below:     Kingdom Hearts HD 1.

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This year's 35th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that the limited edition versions of Kuroko's Basketball Vol. 25 will include an original anime DVD. The OAD is based on the "Baka Ja Katenai no yo" story that was featured in the man...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Yuuka Nanri's 'Blood Lad' End Song Promo Video Released Posted by Chris Beveridge July 25, 2013 at 09:12 AM With the Blood Lad series rolling right along (and being simulcast by Viz Media), the production company behind it has released a nearly th...

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is almost upon us and before we go to the event's festivities, let's take a look at three of the very special guests attending one of Singapore's most anticipated events.


The beautiful Etna has come out from the darkness of the Netherworld! Nendoroid Etna is now available for preorder! This slideshow requires JavaScript. From the ever-popular 'Disgaea' game series that began in 2003 comes a Nendoroid of the self-pr...

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