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October 13, 2013, 9:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's fall in Japan. And like every fall, rice is harvested, leaving behind straw to be hung and dried. In some rural areas, though, the rice straw has a special use: Making giant beasts. Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture have the most famou...

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Crunchyroll Scott Green

Deadline Hollywood reports that Universal Pictures and director Angelina Jolie have found their villain for the Louis Zamperini bopic Unbroken. Jolie has set Japanese guitarist, singer and visual Kei perfomer Miyavi to play the role of Mutsushiro ...

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Tokunation recently interviewed Tamashii Nations about their upcoming releases, and that includes their plans for a S. H. FiguArts Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Tamashii Nations revealed that they are developing a S.

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CDJapan is now taking pre-orders for the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Character Song Album. The album features songs performed by the actors in the series. The album contains 15 tracks, which includes: Solid Bullet by Ian Yorkland (Syuusuke Saito) Minn...

The Warrior God Riders in The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle The upcoming movie, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle will not only celebrate the 15th Heisei Rider Series, but also the 5th installment of Movie War.

Alisa returns from 2010's God Eater Burst PSP game Namco Bandai Games began streaming an introductory video for the "character episode" of Alisa Amiella (Maaya Sakamoto) in the God Eater 2 game. The 18-year-old Alisa is a returning character from ...

Plushes come with removable t-shirts or tracksuits to reveal swimsuit look. Bandai has released a series of Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club character plushes, and the best part is? You can remove their tops for that authentic, Speedo-wearing, fish-in-th...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

CoMix Wave Film's (5 Centimeters Per Second) original content Anime Bancho youtube channel has posted a look at what's coming after their current series of Passionate Detective Agency shorts. This one has some particularly big names attached with ...

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Only a pervert would want to be the onii-chan of this flesh-eating parasite of an imouto featured in Pupa's first anime PV – the clip is very disturbing, and seemingly aimed at the sick and twisted among otaku.


Infinite Stratos S2 OP "True Blue Traveler" PV Preview The short PV preview of Infinite Stratos S2 OP, titled True Blue Traveler from Minami Kuribayashi, is now available for viewing. The single will be out on 6 November 2013.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

VALVRAAAAAVE! ! IT'S TIME FOR SOME VALVRAAAAVE! ! ! Valvrave the Liberator Episode 13 Review Valvrave the Liberator Season 2 Episode 1 Review Finally, the summer season has passed and we are into the second season of the glorious VALVRAVE that has...

JEFusion GekiDan

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine, that will be shipped this October 15th, had officially revealed the final evolutions of the starters for the. . .

Japanator Chris Walden

Ever thought that your Phantasy Star Online 2 experience just wasn't that magical? Had you often found yourself wishing that a being from another planet would make just a few minor improvements to your character?

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Tom Wayland Joins 'Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians' Anime Dub Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge October 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM Tom Wayland While we talked earlier about the release of the anime dub cast from FUNimation for Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, it...

The Fandom Post Kestrel Swift

Kill la Kill Episode 2 You won't see this in The Prince of Tennis! What They Say: "So Sexy She Might Pass Out" The Review: Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers) Unlike Imaishi's previous series, this one is ...

The time has come! After an incredibly long wait, Pokemon X and Y has finally hit the shelves this Saturday, October 12. This new installment of the Pokemon Universe takes place in a new area named Kalos.

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「Saimoe '13」 "Groups G & H – Day 1″ ~ Third Round Results Posted by pKjd on Oct 11, 2013 @ 7:11 am 11 Oct Winners: Tsukiko and Eru. Group G3-1 Results: 1位 257票 Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi @ Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.

Japanator Karen Mead

A lot of people may have written off this anime because it's about four girls who are kind of cute doing rather cute things together. I can understand-- man, does that formula get tiresome. But what surprised me about Non Non Biyori, and makes it ...


The first promo video for the horror anime series Pupa is now available for viewing. Plot Summary The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone.

「ひやっこい薄膜」 (Hyakkoi Hakumaku) "The Cool Membrane" The drama rolls in like a thick fog. There is definitely a lot more going on than Nagi lets on at first glance. This isn't just the usual love square (pentagon?

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that we haven't seen before, including the game's villain and scenes with Princess Zelda herself. Check the trailer out below.     See the other new lady character in the game? Like A Link to the Past, this game will feature two worlds—Hyrule and...

KanColle -The Night of Ship Debauchery- 12 favorites, 35 pages Description: Short stories centered around various ship daughters in the game. Note: 姦 can also be read as "Kan" and means sex and/or rape.

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At long last, it's that time of the year! That's right, it's comic con season. Just got back from the convention, sorted through & edited over 200 pictures. So here I'll share some pictures from NYCC 2013 : Friday.

On October 10th, Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) announced the results of a public service and voters had to pick the idol they would like to see perfoming in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Tamashii Nations is an umbrella label encompassing Japan's top collectible brands that contain products from popular giant robot shows like Mazinger Z and Gundam to anime franchise like Saint Seiya and One Piece to live action shows like Kamen Rider.

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Alternate titles: Noucome, Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Light Novel adaptation(If that wasn't obvious enough. ) by Diomedea Simulcast on Crunchyroll Premise: Kanade is plagued with a curse that force...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Good Smile Company (グッドスマイルカンパニー) had a big presence at this years New York Comic Con, showing of their latest wares and most popular goods. Good Smile, as it is colloquially known, is a Japanese manufacturer of hobby products such as the Nendoroi...

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Spreading the culture. A nice surprise. Outbreak Company Episode 1-2 "Awakening in the Other Realm" I Landed in Another World 気が付けば異世界" Instead of having the regular impressions and review sections, I'm going to focus mostly on criticizing, more l...

OP Sequence OP: 「シンクロマニカ」 (Synchromatica) by ねごと (Negoto) 「ガリレオDNA」 (Garireo DNA) "Galileo DNA" Benvenuto a tutti! Let's begin, shall we? I hope you're all ready for explosions, because explosions and action are definitely at the core of Galilei D...

OP1. 02 Sequence 「気絶するほど悩ましい」 (Kizetsu Suru Hodo Nayamashii) "So Sexy She Might Pass Out" The second episode of Kill la Kill is here and let's just say it was just as dazzling as the first one. Because when you got Satsuki making the galaxy shine ...

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