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October 16, 2013, 9:30 AM
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Among all of the anime that have premiered this year, Attack on Titan may be the most popular. The show may not have come in with a lot of hype like some anime and we here at SGCafe have even branded it as a dark horse coming into the Spring anime...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

There are a couple things that make going to the movies in Japan different from in the US. First and foremost there's the price. General admission at just about every first-run theatre in the country is a whopping 1,800 yen (US $18.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Also making news at this past weekend's Machi Asobi11, visuals and staffs for the four 2014 Anime Project shorts were unveiled. Each studio, selected from among 17 proposals, will receive  38 million yen from the governmental Agency for Cultural A...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Today in Japan, bottled wine created especially for cats goes on sale. This is not a joke. Apparently. Pet supplement company B&H Lifes is rolling out "wine exclusively for cats" that is called "Nyan Nyan Nouveau.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Over the last weekend I was visiting Machi Asobi! It was my second time attending, and once again it has left me with a number of great memories! I hope I can join in the fun against next year in May!


1. The city of Tokyo does not exist Map by T. Kambayashi Tokyo has been selected as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, but the City of Tokyo does actually not exist. Tokyo is not a city, but a so called metropolitan prefecture.

Siliconera Spencer

  Straight from D23 Expo, here's a new look at Kingdom Hearts III, which incorporates Disney Rides like a spinning pirate ship and a Big Magic Mountain with a rock titan.   Additionally, Riku has been confirmed for Kingdom Hearts III and both he a...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Remember when people were doing pouty duck lips? In Japan, the pouty-faced look has evolved. The result is "Sparrow Face. " In Japanese, "duck lips" are called "ahiru-guchi" (アヒル口) or literally "duck mouth.

Europe Gets A Shiny Gold Triforce 3DS XL, Gamers In Other Territories Weep Dang, Europe! They are CRUSHING it with these limited edition systems. I'm totally happy with my Pikachu XL though. This snazzy The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds l...


Pokemon X & Y Sells 4 Million in Two Days According to GoNintendo, Pokemon X & Y has sold more than 4 million copies in just two days! This is pretty much expected since this is the first Pokemon game to launch worldwide simultaneously.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The creator of one of the most popular children's anime in Japan is no longer with us, as Takashi Yanase, the mind behind Anpanman, has passed away at the age of 94. His passing came early this past Sunday at a Tokyo hospital as a result of heart ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The leak of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that Stardust Crusaders, the 3rd part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will have a new anime adaptation! Hints that David Production will continue the anime adaptation was first seen at the final epis...

SGCafe KarbyP
Nendonesia animaster

We have just been contacted by J-Figure. com, an online figure shop based on Tokyo that are selling both new and pre-owned figures from Japan. They are currently running an interesting campaign: All Nendoroids Free Shipping from Japan!

Siliconera Ishaan

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has once again touched upon some of the changes that Nintendo intend to make to the long-running series in upcoming games. Speaking with Mashable, Aonuma says that one such change is the make the games more "open".

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Magical Warfare' Adds Staff, Cast, Key Anime Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge October 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM Maho Senso Things are perking up for the upcoming series Magical Warfare as a new key visual has been revealed that's tied to the staff for...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The live-action take on Kamen Teacher—based on the manga by GTO's Tohru Fujisawa—isn't stopping with the now-concluded drama. A film was recently announced, and it's set to premiere in Japan on February 22, 2014.

Manga creator Etsushi Ogawa launched the new food manga Sushi Ichi! in the November issue of LEED Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine on Saturday. Set in the Edo period, the gourmet manga follows the spirited sushi chef Taisuke.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

In commemoration of the release of the 1st volume of Ruoko Fukuyama's shoujo manga Fukumenkei Noise on October 18, the publisher of the manga Hakusensha posted a 6-minute live-action promotional video featuring rock band Man With A Mission's 2011 ...


J will be releasing an original full album on October 23 after one and a half years' absence, and will be streaming the live performance on the release day <TOKYO 10 DAYS 10/23 Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO> on Nico Nico Live.

SGCafe KarbyP

Here's a great idea for a stop-motion video: assemble a glorious army of Good Smile Company figmas, equip them all with 3D Manoeuvrability Gear units from Attack on Titan, and have the figma army launch an offensive against a team of titans (other...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Highschool DxD Yen Press made a number of announcements at the New York Comic-Con this weekend that will definitely please fans. On the Alice side, they've got the companion piece to the game and manga with Wonderful Wonder World fan book and on t...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Strike Witches' Gets Third Anime Season, New OVA Posted by Chris Beveridge October 14, 2013 at 06:10 PM You just can't keep a good pair of bloomers down. After two seasons, an OVA and a theatrical movie, Strike Witches is ready to head back into ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The Evangelion and Japanese Sword Exhibition was created to help deepen the understanding of the anime loving generation on traditional Japanese culture. Gifu is currently the 7th prefecture to hold this exhibition.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Lovely. Beautifully done. Little Busters! Refrain Episode 2 Review Little Busters! Season 2 Episode 2 Review "It Was Also Raining at That Time" "Sono Toki mo Ame ga Futte Ita" (そのときも雨が降っていた) While the deeper mysteries of the story still hold, we g...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Attack on Titan won the top prizes of this year's Newtype Anime Awards! The winners were selected from magazine and online polls conducted by Monthly Newtype magazine. In addition, TV anime or movie titles from October 2012 to September 2013 are e...

「ロカの遭遇戦」 (Roka no Souguu-sen) "The Battle of Loka" It's confirmed – this is not a death game. The combat is damn good though, and any feeling that was lacking in the premiere came through better this episode.

JEFusion GekiDan

Namco Bandai Games had released the latest English promo for TALES OF XILLIA 2, centering around a pocket watch that contains mysterious powers. . . .

Take a Closer Look at Kingdom Hearts III With New D23 Expo Trailer by Sam The crowd roared during the Playstation E3 2013 press conference where just after the announcement of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix also unveiled plans to publish Kingdom He...

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