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September 18, 2013, 5:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sushi rolls that look like great works of art. Or video game characters. Or dookie or dicks. Meet Takayo Kiyota, a makizushi ("rolled sushi") artist. Makizushi is sushi wrapped in rice and seaweed. The cylindrical roll is cut, revealing the roll's...

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As some of you have seen in our Facebook Fan Page, actress Reiko Chiba, who previously played Ptera Ranger Mei, made an update on the supposed Kyoryu. . .

So far, the running tally for Hello Kitty-branded items runs the gamut from airplanes to toilet paper to dictionaries, so it's inevitable that she'd cross over into canned adult beverages. Brewed by the Taiwan Tsing Beer Company, Hello Kitty beer ...

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has a release date in North America and Europe. The game will be released in both regions on October 24th as a download title via the Nintendo eShop.   Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will cost $29.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

The third, and presumably final Madoka film, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: The Rebellion Story is all set to release in Japan on October 26th, and the newest commercial has me all sorts of hype.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Yen Press announcing this summer that they've picked up the rights to release the Sword Art Online light novels and manga, with plans for early 2014, it's still surprising to see them go from announcement of acquisition to formal street dates...

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 included a DLC code that gave Naruto a Goku costume. If you want to see the opposite, Goku dressed as Sage Mode Naruto, pick up a first print copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.


Monster Hunter 4 Ships Over 2 Million Copies Capcom released Monster Hunter 4 in Japan last week, and in the short span of just 4 days, over 2 million copies of the game have been shipped. Capcom ealier set a target of 2.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

It rarely appears in beginner or intermediate textbooks, but spend a day with any native Japanese speaker and you'll soon realise that onomatopoeia is a vital part of the language. Utterances such as, "The rain fell like 'pssshaaaa'" and, "My hear...

RocketNews24 Rona Moon

One day, some unsung genius stared at the fluffy pure-white fur of their beloved cat, thought "mmm, looks just like fluffy white rice", and grabbed a red towel and a black sock to make their dream come alive.

Siliconera Ishaan

The Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune's recently announced spiritual successor to Mega Man, is headed to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.   The game recently hit its $2. 2 million stretch goal on Kickstarter, which was the requirement for a console re...

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Actress Reiko Chiba (Zyuranger's Ptera Ranger Mei) updated about the status of the Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger special announcement she revealed weeks ago and it has something to do with Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Zelda Stained Glass Wall Decals Blik Surface Graphics now has a collection of eight stained glass removable wall decals. Each decal tells a story and features Link with a different iconic item from the Wind Waker game.

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「モテないし、文化祭に参加する」 (Motenai shi, Bunkasai ni Sankasuru) "Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Participate in the Culture Festival" Watamote certainly hasn't lost the ability to surprise me. I must be well-conditioned, because all throughout this episode I ke...

Angry Anime Bitches charlmeister

SHE IS SOOO CUUUUTE! ! THE GUYS IN THIS ARE SO HOOOOT! WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIIIIIN! ? Okay. Enough with the caps and drawl. I was so overwhelmed by this episode – and I was so excited that the new episode aired.

Hikaru Yamamoto Joins Movie Taisen 2013 As previously reported, Minehiro Kinomoto, the actor of Kamen Rider Accel, would be starring in Movie Taisen 2013. However, he's not the only W cast member to return.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 Six weeks to go and promotion isn't leting up for the October 26th opening date of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, the third part of the anime film project. The latest commercial shows more footage, set to ClariS's them, "Colorful.

Yeah, good luck with that guys Last week, the Neo Hundred formed from the ashes of the CROWDS and started raising havoc in the Tachikawa. Summary: As the city of Tachikawa is recovering from the attacks on the Ministry of Defense, the Prime Minist...

The official website for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project confirmed on Saturday that Jun Fukuyama is joining the cast as Julius Kingsley. Fukuyama voiced lead character Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

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The highlight for the GUNPLA EXPO SINGAPORE 2013 have been released! Meet Voice Actress, Ms. Ayumi Fujimura! This year, will for the first time see the voice actress of Gundam Unicorn's Audrey Burne, Ms.

If you are visiting Japan and looking for fun and unique gifts and books to bring back to your friends and family, you must visit Village Vanguard! They have stores throughout Japan, and they have a decently sized one in Shibuya.


Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! CM Trailer Female pro-wrestling idol never looked that good until the anime series "Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! (世界でいちばん強くなりたい! )" came along. The anime series is scheduled to air 06 Oct 2013.

The much coveted title of "harem king" has been awarded to the most masterful (and, paradoxically, pathetically chaste) seraglio lord of the anime world. The ranking: 1. Kousaka Kyousuke (Ore no Imouto) 2.

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Takada Atsumi and Asahara Momoko to graduate from Meguriai Takada Atsumi and Asahara Momoko are going to graduate from Meguriai. Their graduation live will be held in December. Takada Atsumi is a member of the 2nd generation of Meguriai, and Asaha...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Aniplex USA Adds 'Samurai Flamenco' For Fall 2013 Anime Streaming & Home Video Rights Posted by Chris Beveridge September 16, 2013 at 05:31 PM From the Director of Durarara! ! and the Studio of "Samurai Champloo" Come an Original Animation Series ...

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The never-ending Angel Beats! taunting and teasing sees Visual Arts essentially announcing at a live event "everybody stay calm, the Angel Beats! game is underway", an empty promise with no previews. This isn't to doubt that a visual novel isn't i...


Danganronpa's lesson of the week: Stay in school, or you'll end up homeless.   Well, I'm finally back at school (or maybe I should say, I've transferred from a tiny college to a bigass university and am pursuing a completely different degree/caree...

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of legendary anime series Macross, Good Smile Company is releasing a set of Nendoroid Petite figures featuring the heroines of Macross.   A smaller version of the cute Nendoroid figure series, the newest additio...

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Manga creator Tomoko Hayakawa (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge) is illustrating her first new manga after 13 years in Bessatsu Friend magazine. This 42-page one-shot called "Real Face" will be available in the November issue of the magazine on Octob...

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