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July 31, 2013, 10:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last fall, a most unusual radish was unearthed in Japan. The vegetable walked—no, raced—from that farm and into our hearts. The result was TV appearances, a calendar, toys, and even a photo book. Behold the world's most successful radish.

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Delayed for a hefty year or two, Kizumonogatari is now apparently once again confirmed for what is hopefully a solid release date – the movie will be joining the fall season, premiering this upcoming autumn.

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More details about Power Rangers Super Megaforce's final episode called, "Legendary Battle" has surfaced online courtesy of RangerCrew. The title of the final episode was seen in a script in an exclusive Power Rangers meeting in this year's San Di...

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A survey revealing 50% of Japanese women quizzed believed that there are interests which disbar even a hot guy from romantic consideration – and that all of the most despised of these relate to anime, managing to displace even the likes of "lolico...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Katsuya Terada, character designer on Blood: The Last Vampire and manga artist of the full color Monkey King, seems to be doing a lot of mural work lately. In May, he did one for the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

SGCafe KarbyP

A tentative theatrical release date for the anime movie adaptation of Kizumonogatari, the third book in Nisio Isin's popular Monogatari series of light novels and a prequel to the Monogatari Series TV anime (both first and second seasons) has been...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Vanillaware's PlayStation 3/Vita beat 'em up Dragon's Crown is almost out in North America, so Atlus busted out a full English trailer touting its features and gameplay. Get pumped for the side-scrolling action to come below.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

CyberConnect2's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle fighter has two more additions to its roster according to Jump. The latest of Hirohiko Araki's oddball cast to be confirmed includes Kosaku Kawajiri and President Funny Valentine.

Anime Expo was started on July 4, 2013 in Los Angeles. At this event, it was announced that anime production company Studio Trigger will produce a sequel to its short anime Little Witch Academia called Little Witch Academia 2 (LWA2).

Siliconera Spencer

Everyone knew a Dragon Quest Monsters 2 remake coming, especially after Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D sold strong and a trademark was uncovered. Now, it's official.   A teaser site for Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelo...


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).

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

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.

Siliconera Ishaan

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation protagonist Aveline will be returning in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft have announced.   Aveline, who originally debuted in the aforementioned PlayStation Vita game, will appear in missions exclusive to ...

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Blue Exorcist Aniplex has a new trailer out today to highlight the upcoming release of Blue Exorcist in theaters, which is hitting on August 17th in a limited engagement at select theaters, which you can see here.

Masaaki Yuasa & I. G's crowdfunded anime short honored at int'l film festival The official Twitter account for Masaaki Yuasa and Production I. G's crowd-funded animated short film "Kick-Heart" announced on Monday that the short won the Original De...

Siliconera Ishaan

GameStop are offering an exclusive pre-order bonus for rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. Pre-ordering the game from them will allow you to avail a Snow Miku 2013 costume and a custom PlayStation 3 theme with ten backgrounds.

* 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 ...

This Is What You Get If You Pre-Order Pokémon X & Y In The UK UK retailer GAME is giving out these rad Pokéball 3DS cartridge cases when you pre-order Pokémon X or Y. So. Freaking. Jealous. Check it: More Pokémon posts on AlbotasPre-order: Pokémon...

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Black Jack' TV Nearing Goal On Anime Sols, OVAs Could Arrive In Future Posted by Chris Beveridge July 30, 2013 at 04:29 PM Black Jack As of this writing, we're down to the last day or so of Black Jack being produced by Anime Sols through their "k...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

Japanator Salvador G-Rodiles

I think it's time to blow the scene and get everyone to step together, because the original soundtrack for Cowboy Bebop is now available in the U. S. iTunes store. Sure, there are many people that already own the physical copy, but this will at le...

Nendonesia animaster

I was in the middle of a break from my work. I know that Mikatan usually posts an article to her blog around this time, so as usual I browsed my Twitter stream to look for her tweet. Let's see ………. ((((;゜Д゜))) W-what!

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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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