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September 4, 2013, 3:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Chalk it up to growing pains, but everyone has embarrassing photos. Some people's are just more embarrassing than others. Here's a proud look at some of China's delightfully awkward childhood photos. Recently on Chinese micro-blog Sina Weibo, peop...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Japan is getting an expanded version of 3DS RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy this December, and it looks like that's the version the rest of us will be playing when it makes its way to the west. According to the official Twitter account, the over...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

After last month's false alarm of a large earthquake over our mobile phones, Nara and surrounding area residents' blood pressures are finally getting back to normal. Well, don't put away those paper bags yet.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The October issue of Kodansha's monthly manga anthology Nakayoshi, which was published in Japan on today September 3, revealed two new illustrations featuring Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury by Naoko Takeuchi for the covers of the perfect edition o...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Fall Series 'Super Seiysyun Brothers' Anime Gets First Promo Teaser Posted by Chris Beveridge September 3, 2013 at 10:58 AM Super Seisyun Brothers With the show premiering in just a little bit as it has a September 13th debut, we've had very littl...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming stage play Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade announced the female cast for the unnamed protagonist character today. In addition to Shouta Aoi (Ai Mikaze in the Uta no Prince-sama series) who plays the male protagon...

Siliconera Robert Ward

Bayonetta 2 isn't the only new game Bayonetta will be appearing in. Bayonetta and Jeanne are both secret characters in The Wonderful 101 as well. Director Hideki Kamiya made the announcement at the Penny Arcade Expo today.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

A Japanese engineer named Hitoshi Takahashi spent 11 years creating this huge, diesel-powered bug bot from nothing. And now, as he did recently in Ibaraki Prefecture, he shows up in parking lots and amazes everyone.

Siliconera Ishaan

aign.   The Mighty No. 9 features a number of veteran staff that have worked on the Mega Man series in the past, such as composer Manami Matsumae, designer Naoya Tomita and art director Shinsuke Komaki.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

A new key visual for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion, the third and final instrument in the Madoka film trilogy, is revealed to the Japanese media today. The art introduces a new magical girl named Nagisa Momoe for the firs...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The World God Only Knows Goddesses Episode 9Can Keima complete the deal with Chihiro? What They Say: It's the night before the Mai High Festival. Keima and Chihiro are alone on the roof of the school. Chihiro seems confused by Keima's behavior, bu...

Sankaku Complex Bitfrost

This week's High School DxD NEW might not feature the usual bathing and clothes-ripping action, but does introduce Gasper Vladi as the show's new token trap character – adding a different kind of service to this already ero-packed anime.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While Gurren Lagann debuted in April 2007, we're still seeing releases pinned to its fifth anniversary. A late and impressive example of this is Studio Half Eye's Perfect Transformation series model. SHE's figures are famous for their casting and ...

SGCafe spartanchef

Japanese convenience store Family Mart is making their collaboration even bigger as they have teamed up with Good Smile Company and Happy Kuji for an awesome Vocaloid lottery with some terrific Vocaloid prizes.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you're still hungering for more screen-tapping Theatrhythm Final Fantasy action, hopefully Square Enix's latest filed trademark will result in just that. While we'll have to wait and see if anything comes of it, the company recently registered ...


In honor of the release of their August 28 single, "Thoughts," LUNA SEA performed on TV Asahi's program "MUSIC STATION" for the first time in thirteen years. The first time LUNA SEA performed on MUSIC STATION was on September 23, 1994, when they r...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

After 17 years of operations, the Ultraman-themed theme park, Ultraman Land closed last September 1, 2013. The said theme park is located in Araoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture started its operations in March, 1996.

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

J☆Dee'Z are a quartet of dancers and models, aged 11 to 13 years old, born from a collaboration between kids' magazine Dance Style Kids and fashion brand SISTER JENNI. The group consisting of Momoka, Nono, Meik and Ami have seen a surge in popular...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks December Anime DVD/BD Covers Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge September 3, 2013 at 04:17 PM Magical Play The DVD/BD Cover Art Discussions forum continues to be the place to go in order to see the latest cover art that's discover...

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - 09 Ah, Watamote - why must you take me on this emotional thrill ride every week? In all my years of watching anime, there's never been anything that strikes me as much similar to Watashi ...

Update Released for Project Phoenix – $650,000 Stretch Goal Past Creative Intelligence Arts have today proudly boasted that their upcoming Japanese indie RPG project Project Phoenix currently being crowdfunded through Kickstarter has reached its $...


Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Documentary Street Fighter is one of my favorite fighting game and Capcom has released a documentary on this popular franchise. The documentary is over an hour long, and it talks about the history of the franchise f...

Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to Retire from Feature FilmsThe Wind Rises is 72-year-old director's last By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 9/2/2013 This past weekend ended with some major Studio Ghibli news.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Geneon Universal Showcases 'Danganronpa' CD Release Posted by Chris Beveridge September 3, 2013 at 09:28 AM Danganronpa As the Danganronpa anime series rolls on, simulcast in North America by FUNimation, Geneon Universal is showing off a new nearl...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) We've finally moved into the time of year where things start to cool down and you start wanting to drink some nice warm drinks again… … and on that note, let's sit down for a cup of tea!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While Hayao Miyazaki has talked about retiring since the release of Princess Mononoke back in 1997, he's rarely really said that now is the time, but just that it was something he was thinking about or planning on unless something interesting came...

This week's featured releases come from Cheeky Parade, C-ute and HKT48.   Cheeky Parade – "Mugendai Shoujo ∀" First up this week we have Cheeky Parade with their third major label single "Mugendai Shoujo ∀".

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「夷川の娘・海星」 (Ebisugawa no Musume ・ Kaisei) "Daughter of the Ebisugawas: Kaisei" Zanibas is under the weather, so I'm filling in for him on Uchouten this week – he'll be back next week. He compiled all the caps for this episode – thanks Zani!

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