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July 31, 2013, 2:00 AM
Siliconera Sato

Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's Play Community held a special Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII event, where various key members of the staff got together to talk about the latest features including equipment customization ...


Nintendo Offers Shiny Legendary Pokémon Through GameStop Pokémon trainers should make a trip down to their local Gamestop, because you can grab some rare Shiny version of 3 legendary Pokémons (Dialga, Palkia and Giratina).

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Here at RocketNews24, we mostly talk about Japan and other Asian countries, doing our best to offer a sort of "Western perspective" on this fun and fascinating continent. And if you think we love doing it, well, you're certainly right!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The fighting game wizards over at developer Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena) are celebrating 25 years, and the centerpiece of the party is a special arcade stick for PlayStation 3.

* A showbiz representative comments: "There were talks that they were supposed to go on a nation-wide tour in July. The members themselves were talking enthusiastically last May saying, 'We want to see you again at our concert', and, 'Please wait ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It'sa him, Mario! Witha you, person who just spent almost three grand. As New Launches points out, this 150 cm (4. 9 ft) Mario statue is available on Amazon Japan. It was launched a few years back and is priced at 285,000 yen, which is around US$2...

Very large presence of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) stuff at the Wonder Festival that took place this weekend. Figures, merchandise, apparel and cosplay. The large Kyojin head on display at the Good Smile Company booth - but from the looks...

Siliconera Sunjun

Spike Chunsoft has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming RPG Conception II. Along with the features that were revealed earlier, this video gives brief glimpses of practically every element of the game, including a certain evil bear.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Shiki Mizuchi's 'Dragonar Academy' Set For Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge July 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM Dragonar Academy The Media Factory push to bring more light novels to anime rolls right on as the latest one to make the grade is Seiko...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Wikia is putting together a really cool collaborative writing project that looks to bring fans and writers alike together with some true manga and anime luminaries. The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project pulls in the talent...

SeventhStyle Seven

Dengeki G's latest issue contains a brow-raising feature – the magazine offers an arrangement of stills and hype-toiling from Oreimo's second season and the awaiting OVA finale that implies a megane ending.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Who would have thought that a cafe packed with Nazi memorabilia would make people incredibly angry? Henry Mulyana, that's who. Back in 2011, the Indonesian businessman opened SoldatenKaffee ("Soldier's Cafe"), a restaurant filled with Nazi emblazo...

Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo will act in the new FujiTV drama "Yorozu Uranai Dokoro Onmyouya e Youkoso", which will be based on the bestseller novel series "Onmyouya" by Amano Shoko. The show will start in October and will air every Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Kotaku East András Neltz

This here is Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers. The game will cover three story arcs from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya manga while also featuring over fifty playable characters. Bonus points if you can actually tell what's going on in that trai...

DesmondChieng Desmond

Literally, A Shoulder Bag. I guess wearing the bag like this would increase your defense a bit  ^^; Of Course, you can always wear them the normal way. I'm guessing the red ones will have 3X Storage Capacity (Joke) Saw this at Gundam.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Score another win for the anime community today. It seems like only yesterday I was dreaming about getting legal anime content easily into my home. Now, there's just so many awesome options to be able to legally consume the life blood of my day!

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「モテないし、ちょっといい夢見るわ」 (Motenai shi, Chotto Ii Yume Miru wa) "Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Have a Good Dream" Watamote is quite adept at walking on tightropes, and so far there hasn't been a major slip. Without any question, this is a series that plays...

Kotaku East András Neltz

Also featuring: many other popular anime and manga characters beating the crap out of each other, courtesy of J-Stars Victory VS, the upcoming PS3/Vita crossover fighting game that's just received a nice gameplay trailer.

This week's featured releases come from Babyraids, PASSPO☆ and Rhymeberry.   Babyraids – "Baby Ambitious" Babyraids kick things off for us this week with their latest single "Baby Ambitious". For me personally, Babyraids blow pretty hot and cold w...

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for July 15th - 21st Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1 *,291,054 *,291,054 Detective Conan Vol. 80 *2 *,175,196 *,175,196 Ahiru no Sora Vol.

SGCafe Zenko

Recap: Accelerator is defeated as Mikoto stands her ground defending 10032. With the Level 6 Project cancelled, she tries to sort out her relationship with her new sisters as well as her feelings for Touma.

SGCafe Zenko

It's the stuff of fanfiction: Conan Edogawa of Detective Conan (Case Closed) and Sherlock Holmes of BBC's popular Sherlock series are teaming up to offer fans a mystery to solve. The AXN Mystery Channel  will be holding a collaborative lottery wit...

Fujiko Fujio's robot cat to debut on Amazon Kindle this fall Fujiko F. Fujio Productions, Japanese multimedia producer Voyager Japan, and translation company AltJapan will release the Doraemon manga in English and in full color digitally this fall.

After the Idoling! ! ! staff announced they were doing auditions for some new members a few months ago, no one quite knew what to expect. Many fans (including myself) were a little skeptical since the last generation choices involved the fans voti...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks is gearing up for the August 27th release of the first season of the series Medaka Box and they've rolled out the information for how the English language adaptation is going. The series dub is being helmed by Steven Foster, who h...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Pokemon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS. The app is a free download, but the hardware costs 3,800 yen (around $38). In Japan, there are coin-operated Pokemon games that use chipped plastic pucks. Players put the pucks on a mat on the machine, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Alice in the Country of Hearts Sometimes when you see how things shake out and you've had little involvement in it, you just have to wonder what you're missing. Such is the case with Seven Seas Entertainment, who having picked up the first volumes...

Uchouten Kazoku - 04 Say what you will about Uchouten Kazoku, but it's a show that's perfectly comfortable in its own skin. This is a strange series to say the least.   It's not particularly sinister or disturbing, but it seems to have no interest...

Moreos: Oreos With Dunkable Cream Filling Because some men just want to watch the world burn, Redditor EternallyXIII combined Oreos with Dunkaroos (remember those! ? ) and the universe managed to somehow not implode upon itself.

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