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July 31, 2013, 5:30 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).

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.

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!

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...

* 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 ...

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...

SGCafe KarbyP

When Arc System Works's latest 2D fighting, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, finally comes home to the PS3 on October 24 in Japan, its release will be accompanied by that of a special ARC 25th Anniversary Arcade Stick that uses full Sanwa Denshi parts a...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last weekend, the Okayama Prefecture branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces Tweeting photos of recruitment displays featuring a character from Humikane Shimada, creator of Strike Witches and original character designer for Girls und Panzer.

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.

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With their recent success during  summer WonFes 2013, Good Smile Company has indeed wowed everyone with their latest line of figures, nendoroids and figmas. During the event, the figure manufacturer didn't just unveil their latest figures but thei...

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...

Japanese Rock band UVERworld will release their first single of 2013 on August 14th!

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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. (Kyle Oropesa)

Things gets more complex as the addition of a wildcard character who operates Galax is hard to determine whether she's an enemy or not. But from the looks of it she seems to be on the good side and her primary goal is to have a platform where peop...

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, ...

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...

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