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August 16, 2013, 5:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Behold the ocean's version of crop circles. But this wasn't made by aliens or humans pretending to be aliens. A single, small fish made this circle. Last fall, there were the reports of "mysterious" underwater sea circles, discovered 80 feet below...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

There's an aquatic mecha girl wave building in the otaku zeitgeist.  Anthropomorphic bishouo warships of browser game Kan Colle is feeding it. Fall's Arpeggio of Blue Steel is sure to too. And, while Pacific Rim has hit a speed bump at  the Japane...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The 13th Sword Art Online light novel went on sale in Japan last week, and in it, author Reki Kawahara described plans for the end of year anime special. In the afterword, he explained that "Extra Edition" will be an abridge retelling of Aincrad a...

Crunchyroll Nate Ming

Remember Persona 4 Arena? Remember how it was a great bridge for casual players to start learning the ropes of fighting games, while still giving hardcore fight fans a solid and smart fighter? Well, a follow-up was revealed at a location test toda...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Gatchaman Suits On Display In Shibuya To advertise the upcoming release of the Gatchaman movie, Toho has the newly designed team's suits out in public display in Shibuya, Tokyo. I very much doubt that these were screen used versions, that reported...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

In episode six of the Watamote anime, otome game champion Tomoko Kuroki has some problems with hygiene due to prolonged gaming, then learns a bit about sex IRL with help from cats and ants.  "Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Go See the Fireworks" is th...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While there still isn't that much Majestic Prince merchandise being made, Wave has picked commander with an oral fixation Rin Suzukaze to represent the series in the Beach Queen line. The 16. 5cm figure is set to be released in January for 4,410yen.

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Let's be honest, there's a lot of Pokemon fan art out there. But these creations are on an entirely different level. In the most epic pairing so far, artist, Kuisuku, matches Disney characters with Pokemon, showing us what it would look like if Di...

SeventhStyle Seven

Guillermo del Toro, a major Hollywood director whose latest work, Pacific Rim, is currently in theaters, can be seen happily holding two copies of Madoka Magica's movie Blu-ray in a photo released by Time Warner JP.

Kimura Takuya and Shibasaki Kou will be working together again in the TBS autumn 2013 drama "Ando Roid ~ A. I. know LOVE? ~" since their last collaboration "GOOD LUCK! " in 2003. The drama which will begin its run from October, will take over from...

Siliconera Spencer

Criminal Girls Invitation is an expanded port of Nippon Ichi Software and Imageepoch's PSP game for Vita. This version has a new playable character, Himekami, shown in these screenshots. The story in Criminal Girls Invitation is you have to rehabi...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Japan's Tower Records revealed that anime studio Shaft and director Akiyuki Shinbo (Madoka Magica, Monogatari) have been attached to a project inspired by vocaloid producer's Jin (aka Shizen no Teki-P) Kagerou Project (Heat-Haze Project).

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「八軒、御影家に行く」 (Hachiken, Mikage Ie ni Iku) "Hachiken Visits Mikage's Home" This season seems to be all about series that make me question my own feelings when watching them. On paper, you could hardly think of two series more different than Gin no S...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Described as a decade-spanning epic from maestro Hayao Miyazaki and one of his most unique films to date, The Wind Rises makes its North American premiere August 20th at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Siliconera Sato

Last weekend, Arc System Works held a location test event for Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN-, at one of Sega's arcades in Akihabara and fans got a first chance to play the next game in the series. Famitsu reports on the latest information revealed at the ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

As promised after the first official gameplay trailer, Rockstar debuted Grand Theft Auto V's expansive multiplayer options. GTA Online is set to launch with a content creator and much more on October 1, and you can get the lowdown on the action to...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Namco Bandai is on a roll with release date announcements for anime-based games, and the next one up to the plate is One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2. The Musou-style action game sequel hits PlayStation 3 in North America as a PSN exclusive on Septemb...


New Live-Action Patlabor Visual Released Fans at the 14th Comic Exhibition in Taipei were treated to two awesome preview images of the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of Mobile Police Patlabor. The movie is scheduled for release in 2014.

Various theories went around, like Shingo Katori who has illegitimate child rumors, Jun Matsumoto who's rumored to be with Mao Inoue, and Tomoya Nagase and the commoner who looks like Katopan, among others.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

It's that time of the year again as we have our first set of RUMORS for the next Super Sentai series. Again, take these rumors with a grain of salt since they are still rumors. The next Super Sentai series will feature "animal faced" vehicles simi...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Joe "Rider Kick" Tonello

Ultraman Motion Comic!   The son of Ultraman comes to life in this promotional motion comic. So hit the link and read up on one of the best on going Tokusatsu mangas out there! An Original Story by Eichi Shimizu (Line Barrel Of Iron) and Tomohiro ...

Crunchyroll Yomimaid

If you were to choose your boss out of the Attack On Titan characters, who would you like to report to? That was the question on My Navi News in July and 263 Japanese working professional males answered.

Siliconera Ishaan

Earlier in the year, Namco Bandai announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, an updated version of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 with new features and more.   This morning, the publisher announced that the game is slated for release o...


Little Busters! Refrain Promo A new promotional trailer has been released for Little Busters! Refrain anime series, which is scheduled to air in Japan this coming October. The PV features the new theme song "Boys be Smile" by Suzuyu.

Siliconera Spencer

Namco Bandai set November 26 as the release date for Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers, a fighting game with the Knights of the Zodiac characters. Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will be released as a retail game in Latin America, Brazil, and Mexico.

Siliconera Ishaan

Capcom are releasing a 5-in-1 game bundle this October, titled Capcom Essentials, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Priced at $60, the bundle contains: Resident Evil 6, Devil May Cry 4, Dead Rising 2, Super Street Fighter IV and Mega Man 10.

SGCafe spartanchef

After working as a voice actor in Studio Ghibli's Kaza ga Tachinu, renowned anime director and Evangelion creator, Hideaki Anno will be entering another completely different field: live-action dramas. Yes, the man who gave us the angst-ridden, act...

JEFusion GekiDan

It has been reported that this year's Super Sentai Nintendo 3DS video game "Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Gaburincho" had sold 6,939 copies in its. . .

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Last month NIS America announced plans to bring Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown to Europe, and now we have a solid release date for the brawler. Those of you in the region can look forward to beating 'em all up on October 11.

DesmondChieng Desmond

I just happen to know that it's Obon this week in Japan and I've found some interesting photos of shouryouuma for the festival. Before I can explain on what is a shouryouuma, I'm going to tell you a bit about the Obon festival first.

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