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August 7, 2013, 8:30 PM
August 7, 2013, 8:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Chinese characters are beautiful. That's perhaps why many Westerners find the notion of the script etched on their bodies so appealing. If only they could read the tattoos! Enter blog Hanzi Smatter. For years now, the site, which is run by a blogg...

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Master Swordsmith Tony Swatton becomes a master in more than one way as he forges a sword that transcends time… no, not Soul Calibur, but Link's Master Sword from The Legend of Tony Swatton Zelda. Continuing a legacy of awesome, from Sora's Keybla...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

When Studio Ghibli fans visit Japan, they typically make a beeline for the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. But there's another spot that should be on any fan's list. Make that every fan's list. Back in 2005, a full-scale replica of Satsuki and Mei's hous...

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Warawanai Neko's Comiket 84 collection of goodies isn't much of a collection at all – it's unexpectedly modest, much more tame and gag-oriented than the series' usual exploits would have us believe. Many assorted delicacies find their way into the...

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Hajime Isayama's hugely successful manga and anime series Attack on Titan is getting a video game adaptation on the Nintendo 3DS, publisher Kodansha has announced via a page in a special booklet that will be included with the 11th volume of the ma...

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Rumours of a Silver Spoon live-action movie surfaced on the Web last month when eagle-eyed fans noticed that Toho had been quietly recruiting extras and registering a Web domain for a film whose premise sounded suspiciously like the agriculture-th...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Joe "Rider Kick" Tonello

Sailor Moon To Return This Winter! The Sailor Senshi is gearing up to make their 20th Anniversary comeback and we got some news about it! So hit the link or you'll be punished in the name of the Moon! According to a Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary ev...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

"Whatever that thing is in front of us is, I really hope it can hold all of our weight," says roller coaster aficionado Robb Alvey as the car he is sitting in reaches the end of the track. And it literally is the end – just a couple of feet ahead ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

More information is to be laid out in the October issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, but the new 11th volume of the Attack on Titan manga has revealed plans for a Spike Chunsoft developed AoT game to hit the Nintendo 3DS.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

A Certain Scientific Railgun Volume 8 It's a very busy week for releases in the manga world as the new poll has twenty-three new volumes to deal with. It's a big Viz Media release week this week which means lots of continuing volumes of popular ti...

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JRPG developer Gust is working on a PS3 and PS Vita remake of Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed. The title was the first game in the well-loved "The Alchemist of Arland" series o...


Lions and tigers and… giraffes? Oh my. It's unfortunate, but it's true: Monogatari Series Second Season has been pretty disappointing at times with its too-familiar and budget-starved visuals. And I hate it when fans deride an adaptation for not l...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Back in June, PBS' Idea Channel "Does Animal Crossing Promote Otaku Citizenship? "Now, in time for Youtube's Geek Week, they're back discussing otaku subjects with the question "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says?

Sentai Filmworks Celebrate Youtube Geek Week By Releasing First Ever Video It is Geek Week and amongst one-off remakes of classic children's game shows and mock Naruto live action trailers, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have rele...

Time for a new counter! Reasons Joe is so cool: 1 Last week, we witnessed the power of the GALAX when an alert came up about spoiled milk being delivered to the local schools. Then, a cable car became the subject of a rescue operation with the hel...

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In an earlier report, Gust director Yoshito Okamura talked to Dengeki PlayStation about the future of the Atelier series and reiterated his hint that Atelier Rorona being the next in line for a remake.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

XSEED Games has good news for fans in the west awaiting the 3DS exploits of Senran Kagura's busty ninja. The publisher announced plans to release Senran Kagura Burst on Nintendo 3DS in North America as a digital download this fall.

It has been reported that Kis-My-Ft2‘s Fujigaya Taisuke will have his first cover and gravure shoot for the famous magazine, “an an“, in lieu with the magazine’s annual special sex issue.

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"D-Frag! " – Manga to TV Anime Adaptation Posted by pKjd on Aug 6, 2013 @ 10:21 am 6 Aug According to a gift illustration that will be given to shoppers who order the seventh volume from WonderGOO bookstore, a TV anime adaptation of Haruno Tomoya'...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

A decade after the OpenSky project began, Kazuhiko Hachiya and his team of engineers and artists can finally give themselves a well deserved pat on the back. Their dream of creating a working version of the glider seen in Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä...

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, which began broadcasting in 1995 and achieved great success in the latter '90s, has vividly returned in HD. A Blu-ray box has been announced for the HD remake which is also being broadcast on TV.

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Movie Walker Plus reported that the double-billing of Kamen Rider Wizard In Magic Land and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Gaburincho of Music movies debuted in the 5th spot in the Japanese box office. Both movies premiered last August 3rd.

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Spoilers for the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Gaburincho of Music movie has surfaced online. In short, spoiler alert! Read at your own risk! The movie introduces Meeko, an idol that Daigo met some time ago in France.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Strike The Blood' Official Site Reveals Anime Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge August 6, 2013 at 01:42 PM Strike The Blood There hasn't been too much information as of late when it comes to the fall 2013 series Strike the Blood, based on the light ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Temper your excitement in case it's just a drama CD. . . in fact, clues suggest that it might be a drama CD, but the NTV's GJ Club page has been updated with a mysterious box with "? ? ? ," accompanied by a feed of #gj_anime tagged Tweets.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The latest in 5pb's Steins;Gate series hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Japan back in April, and now it looks like it's heading to Sony's portable. Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram is set to get the port treatment on PS Vita this winter.

Japanator Brad Rice

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a curious trend: whenever Nippon TV Network airs a Ghibli movie in the Friday primetime slot, bad things happen in the market. Three quarters of the time that a Ghibli movie airs, the Japanese stock mar...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

New 'Hajime No Ippo' Series Title, Logo & Announcement Artwork Debut Posted by Chris Beveridge August 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM Fighting Spirit Rising After the announcement of the third series for Hajime no Ippo surfaced a couple of weeks ago, a bit mo...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「モテないし、スキルアップしてみる (Motenai shi, Sukiru Appu shitemiru/i>) "Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Boost My Skills Having been a manager for Starbucks in the hazy past, this episode held a special resonance for me.

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Namco Bandai Games started streaming a 30-second promo the western release of the 13th flagship title in the Tales series, TALES OF XILLIA. Are you. . .

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