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September 14, 2013, 10:00 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 ...

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In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you have the ability to customize your trainer once the game begins. You do this by visiting boutiques and a salon to change your outfit and hairstyles. You'll be able to change your clothes, hat, shoes and accessories.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Toei Hero World: Namco Action Museum to feature uniforms, props from Toei tokusatsu shows A "Toei Hero World: Namco Action Museum" featuring items from Toei's various tokusatsu properties is scheduled to open in December in Chiba, Japan's Mihama d...

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

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.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Disney and Studio Ghibli have announced that Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises, is set for limited release in North American theaters on February 21 and will expand a week later. Under the Touchstone Pictures banner, the film also...

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The first PV, and a fat stack of key visual imagery for Junichi Sato's "Amazing Twins" ultra-hyper bishoujo anime series do well to show us what's so amazing about the heroine and the series itself, everything.

Yu Aoi (28) and Haruma Miura (23) have apparently been seeing each other a lot during the wee hours of the morning. Haruma Miura apparently has a habit of bringing his dog, Komugi-chan, a jack russel terrier, to the dog's play area outside the Oly...

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The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed the news with a trailer that shows off both versions of Mewtwo, as well as the evolved forms of X and Y's starter Pokémon along with some other new pokemon.

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 ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Steins; Gate fans tend to be completists for a number of reasons and one of the things that came out earlier this year, tied to the PS3 game, was a two CD set called the Steins; Gate Symphonic Reunion.

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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

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.

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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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sword Art Online Aniplex USA ran into issues with the first volume of Sword Art Online and are now delaying the release of the second volume in order to make sure that title is flawless. The change does not have a new release date for it yet, but ...


Nendoroid Shirai Kuroko GoodSmile Company has commenced preorder for the kawaii Nendoroid figure of Shirai Kuroko, the teleporting member of Judgement from the popular anime series "To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S".


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...

Siliconera Ishaan

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...

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Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo line has certainly given us some awesome PVC figures of our favorite Tekken girls – from Lili Rochefort to Christie Montero. Now, the latest member of the Tekken Bishoujo series is Jin Kazama's hot mom, Jun Kazama!

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Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today is not only Friday the 13th, but also the birthday of two famous twin plumbers! Not only that but it's also my 30th blog update! I'll be making use of this special day to take a look at a Nendoroi...

The Art Of L7m Creating insane art under the moniker L7m, Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins picked up his first can of spray paint at the age of 13. His style blends realistically elegant gradients of color with geometric lines, and chaot...

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Early on Wednesday, T. M. Revolution's Takanori Nishikawa took to Twitter to ask  fans an important question: Is this cute? After his co-star for Preserved Roses, Nana Mizuki , received her own Nendoroid back in May, it seemed only fair for TMR's ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nippon Ichi Software debuted a teaser for Disgaea 4: Return, which promises to offer up the most volume of content in the history of the series. Other than that, you won't get too much out of the clip, but perhaps you'll enjoy the brief burst of h...

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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.

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.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

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.

DX Munya Munya Zuban as Reviewed by Hiroyo Hakase You can never be to old to play with toys as demonstrated by actress Maaya Uchida. Some of you might recognize her for portraying Hiroyo Hakase in Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger and she's here to  p...

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...

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.

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