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August 10, 2013, 2:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's summer! It's hot, especially in China, which is seeing record heat waves. To cool off, some people eat chilled watermelon. A few kids are even wearing it. According to Xinhua, China's largest news agency, the trend started this past July in W...

It has been announced that KAT-TUN‘s Ueda Tatsuya will be starring in a stage play next year to be directed by Ninagawa Yukio. This is the 1st time that the KAT-TUN member will be starring in a stage play by Ninagawa.

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Similar to the previous Power Rangers series S. P. D. and Mystic Force, Power Rangers Samurai will be dubbed in Japanese, not by the Samurai Sentai. . .


Pokémon X/Y Introduces Mega Evolution A new promotional trailer has been shown for the upcoming Pokémon X/Y and it unveils "Mega Evolution", a new feature where certain Pokémon can transform through Mega Evolution during battle.

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So far, the second season of NisiOisin's popular Monogatari series has been as popular as ever. With the second part of the series, Kabukimonogatari coming up, the anime's official website has released the series' latest PV which focuses on everyb...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Battle ship girls are becoming something of a rage in Japanese otaku circles. While the anthropomorphic warships of browser game Kan Colle is largely fueling the fire, Ark Performance's sentient battleship sci-fi manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel is ge...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Now, if we really wanted to be cruel, we'd attach a Gun Gale Online pic as the thumbnail to this story. It's time for some speculation. While details haven't been announced, the Sword Art Online anime will be getting a "Extra Edition" TV special, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'Non Non Biyori' Anime Promo Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge August 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM It's been a quiet production run for Non Non Biyori ahead of its fall 2013 broadcast debut as the last time we had anything significant for it was the ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is revealing on Monday the main cast for the live-action film adaptation of Yoshiki Tonogai's psychological suspense manga Judge. Koji Seto (live-action Moshidora, Sadako 3D) will...

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5pb has confirmed "Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts" will be releasing this winter for the PS3 and PS Vita – the "2″ in the title implies a continuation beyond the anime, a new story in this sci-fi romance.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If online retailer Rakuten's listing is correct, it looks like fans in Japan can look forward to New Atelier Rorona: Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland on November 21. The enhanced RPG was originally announced for a less specific November rel...

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Most teaser sites are just a logo for a game and if you're lucky a few screenshots. While the Attack of Titan teaser site lacks information about the 3DS game, it's presentation is pretty cool. Check it out here.

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Monster Hunter 4's cover monster is Goa Magara, but we haven't seen much of him, aside from knowing him as a terrifying, dark dragon-like creature. Capcom gives us a closer look at the upcoming dark terror in their latest update.

On Aug 3, the Tokyo Otaku Mode sponsored two-part "First Latte Art Showdown" was held at the AppBank Store in Shinjuku. Latte art is a forte of skilled baristas who create designs in cappuccinos and lattes using high grade techniques.

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It's already 6PM on Friday, August 9 here in Singapore (it's our National Day! )But over in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (where Otakon, one of the biggest anime conventions in the US, will be happening from August 9 to 11) it is only 6AM on a Friday m...

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RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

After two weeks of voting, Funasshi, the official yuru-kyara (mascot) representing Funabashi City in Chiba Prefecture, has come out as the number one local mascot in all of Japan. Known for his amazing jumping power and jiggly, almost convulsive m...

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As not-too-long awaited, albeit highly desired and expected, a GJ-bu second season has been officially announced, surprisingly right before Comiket instead of during the event – meaning a PV may come soon.

event / Alice Nine As announced via official Twitter account, Alice Nine will be taking part on "Rock In Taichung Festival" in Taiwan! The event will be held for two days on the first weekend of September but Alice Nine is scheduled to perform on ...

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The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU official Twitter account was busy posting all the updates from the rebroadcast of all the TV episodes on Nico Nico Douga on Hikigaya Hachiman's birthday! In the broadcast, the trailer for the OVA which will be inc...

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The voice of Sheryl from Macross Frontier, Takara Miyuki from Lucky☆Star and other memorable roles has announced that she got married in the last entry of her official blog on August 8th, Japan time. Endo was engaged in 2011 and the blog had been ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fuji TV's alt-audience, late night anime programming block Noitamina fill be following summer's line-up of Silver Spoon and the rebroadcast Anohana with the fall premieres of the hero who "will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never a...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokyo Anime Center in the Akihabara UDX building was holding a joint exhibition featuring two 2013 fall TV anime series Unbreakable Machine-Doll and Non Non Biyori between July 23 and August 4. Both anime are based on the light novel and manga ser...

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Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts is a PS3 and PS Vita adventure game (which is the term Japan uses for what we know as a "visual novel") where fans of the anime will play the role of protagonist Ichika Orimura as he spends time with the series'...

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Atlus USA revealed a collection of pre-order bonus items for their 3DS RPG, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, today. The collection is titled "Etrian Untold, Unseen, Unheard". Here's the description from Atlus:   The collection will incl...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

acctil Sets 'Little Witch Academia' Preorder Information Posted by Chris Beveridge August 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM Little Witch Academia The folks at acttil have sent out the information on behalf of Animation Studio TRIGGER in regards to Little Witch ...

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Ah … finally! The teenage-girl-looking android, Drossel makes her comeback to the Nendoroid realm. However, this time she is made based on the sequel (prequel? ) series Fireball Charming. "My lady, it's time for the ball.

The host has been determined for NHK's 64th Kouhaku Uta Gassen. Ayase Haruka (28) for the red team and Arashi's consecutive fourth time for the white team. Ayase was appointed for this major role due to the success of her starring taiga drama.


Tsunku♂ is the lead singer of Sharam Q, a rock band celebrating the 25th anniversary this year, and charisma figure producer of Hello! Project with all girl group stars like Morning Musume。, Berryz Kobo, and ℃-ute.

Japanese techno pop group Perfume announced in June that they would be releasing a new album, "LEVEL3", later in the year. Recently, they revealed that the date of the release will be 2nd October 2013.

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