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September 14, 2013, 1:00 AM
RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

We're sure you've heard of square watermelons from Japan, but how about heart-shaped ones? After many years of research, Hiroichi Kimura, a farmer from Kumamoto Prefecture, has finally done it! But it was no easy task shaping the originally round ...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Toei Opens New Tokusatsu Museum In Japan Toei announced on their official site that they will be opening up a mixed tokusatsu hero museum in Chiba prefecture, Japan. It will feature suits and props, as well as many other attractions.

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Last week marked a major event in Japanese history…and no, I don’t mean the announcement of the Tokyo Olympics… crazy Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses officially went on sale on 9/1 and nothing can ever be the same again.

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Aside from stuff related to Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, this year's Tokyo Toy Fair revealed the official design of Kamen Rider Balon Mango Arms, which was silhouetted in the Kamen Rider Gaim 1st quarter toy catalog.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japanese the word "ossan" (おっさん) is somewhat of a rude word for middle aged-dudes. How would you like to rent an ossan? Well, in Tokyo, you can. Enter Ossan Rental, a middle-aged man rental service that makes older gentlemen available for only ...

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The newest trailer for Fairy Fencer F highlights main character Fang.  The Compile Heart-developed PlayStation 3 RPG and first in its series of Galapagos RPG games is due out on October 10 in Japan. Like this: Like Loading.

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Shejiu is a traditional type of liquor that is made by pickling a venomous snake in a bottle of alcohol such as baijiu. The venom of the snake is neutralized by the liquor and, thanks to the essences of the serpent, is said to have energizing and ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Over time, characters evolve. They change! But the way the characters in PS3 game Atelier Rorona have change is something to behold. Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland was originally released on the PlayStation 3 in 2009.


Nendoroid Yukine Chris Good Smile Company has started preorders of Nendoroid Yukine Chris from the series Senki Zesshou Symphogear. Figure: Nendoroid Yukine Chris Manufacturer: Good Smile CompanyScale: Non (Approximately 100 mm) Release Date: Janu...

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on October 1st—the same day that Atlus' Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl goes on sale.   Rune Factory 4 will be available both at retail and as a download via the Nintendo eShop at launch. The game will cost $39.

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Ultraman was kicking Kaijuu butt before it was cool, but that's not the reason why the classic Japanese hero franchise won one of the most coveted awards in the world, the Guinness World Record.  The Tokusatsu franchise won the Guinness World Reco...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Looks like T. M. Revolution will soon be joining his Valvrave opening co-star Nana Mizuki in super deformed Nendoroid figure form. The anison veteran (Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam SEED, Soul Eater, Sengoku Basara) tweeted a photo of his figure, dressed...

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The great mother of ahoge from Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku has a dakimakura in the works – one can soon have this legendary ahoge all to their own, free to hug and fondle it as they wish, and even the girl too.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Miku returns to the Nintendo 3DS November 28th in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2. The rhythm game features costumes and songs than its predecessor along with the much demanded return of GUMI. Sega has just posted a song list preview, so get a look ...


Nothing says love like a knee to the gut. Darn it, this pointless goddesses side story keeps interrupting what's supposed to be Ayumi's route. It's great that it's stretching out to 4+ episodes now, but can't Vintage just sit still for a few days ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

J. K. Rowling Expands 'Harry Potter' Theatrical & Game Universe With 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Posted by Chris Beveridge September 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM Harry Potter The relationship between J.

Studio Ghibli's International Division chief executive Geoffrey Wexler announced yesterday that director Hayao Miyazaki's latest and reportedly final feature film, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), will screen in New York and Los Angeles from Novembe...

Just like Gen Urobuchi, Naomi Takebe, the producer of Gaim, was also interviewed in Hyper Hobby. She explains why the chose fruits and specifically why Kamen Rider Gaim is based on an orange.   Hyper Hobby: How did Gaim come about?

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This Etrian Odyssey Untold trailer shows off its "classic mode," in which players forgo the game's story and stock characters in favor of a custom-built party picked from nine different character classes for pure dungeon-crawling action.

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All of us have our own little habits and quirks that defy common sense. It's human nature to harbor even just a little superstitious tendency now and then, whether it be not watching a pot boil or leaving a shower curtain open.

13/09/2013: Makoto Shinkai's Dareka no Manazashi available online with English subtitles Short film for Nomura Real Estate Group Makoto Shinkai's name should need little introduction to most anime fans - indeed, we're sure we aren't the only ones ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Children! You have no idea how good you have it. Just wait until you grow up and find yourself dragging your own kids to cartoon events like this. Or worse, performing on stage. Here, you can see characters from Anpanman, the beloved children's an...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Few fall anime are working harder for your attention that the adaptation of Ark Performance's sentient battleship sci-fi manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel. We're now getting a sixth preview for the October anime.

The following is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing Staff or the site's affiliates and partners. If you have been involved in the idol fandom for any significant amount of time you are probably gro...

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Maaya Uchida, the actress who's playing as Hiroyo Hakase in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, is reviewing the full-scale representation of the weapon of. . .

Attack on Titan Opening Reskinned With Super Mario Bros. 3 Here's a pretty incredible fan-made opening for Attack on Titan, starring the cast of Super Mario Bros. 3. Tanooki suits and all, this is a pretty wicked rendition of the intro.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Free Episode 10It's exposition and flashback time – done the swimming way! What They Say: Nanase Haruka loved to be in the water – loved swimming. In elementary school, Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto, Matsuoka Rin, and Hazuki Nagisa attended the ...

The folks at Silver Link are getting ready for the premiere of Strike of the Blood this October. An adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's light novel series, Stike the Blood is about a vampire named Kojo Akatsuki and a shaman girl named Yukina Himeragi.

On Aug. 31, at the PAX Prime gaming event in the U. S. , one game development project showed its first signs of life. Keiji Inafune, father of such games as Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising, among others, has released the details about his lates...

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AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki will be holding her 3rd solo live concert at Yokohama Arena on the 7th of November this year. Following her 2 successful solo concerts held last July at Sunshine Sun Plaza and this February at Tokyo International Forum, this...

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