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October 16, 2013, 7:00 PM
RocketNews24 Rachel Tackett

About eight miles off the coast of Ozu City in Japan's Ehime Prefecture, there lies a tiny landmass, less than a mile wide, which is completely overrun by cats! This little island is home to only 15 human residents, all of retirement age, but hous...

GACKT to perform with The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in December as a special guest for two shows titled "Karei naru Classic no Yuube".

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.

Premium Bandai is accepting pre-orders for premium chocolates decorated with characters and motifs from both series. Already thinking ahead to Valentine's Day? Premium Bandai is accepting pre-orders for premium chocolates that are expected to ship...


I'm kind of excited Kuroko's Basketball is back, and not just because it's one of the shows I watch; there's a lot of fan awesome around the show, and some spectacular, Herculean-level douchebaggery that goes along with it: the Kuroko's terrorist.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

To some extent in jest, the official Twitter account for Trigger's (Kill La Kill) anime shorts series Inferno Cop decided to rename itself "Inferno Cop 2," with the accompanying comment that a sequel was announced in a distant land.

MyAnimeList. net Forum »» News Discussion »» 4-Panel Manga 'Oneechan ga Kita' to be Animated News Team Online Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 283 On the official site of "Manga Life" magazine, a cover scan has been posted announcing that a TV anime adapta...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nintendo is skipping about town today, unfurling scrolls and declaring before anyone with ears that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are a bonafide success! It's hard to argue with the numbers, whether or not "sold" really means "shipped," si...

New 66 Action Kamen Rider Blind Packed Figures Announced Kamen Rider enters the blind packed scene with a new line of articulated little action figures announced. Of course, Kamen Rider Gaim will be featured in this brand new line.

SGCafe spartanchef

Gintama is known for being wacky and weird, and their mascot Elizabeth just expresses the over-all weirdness of the series. If you look at Elizabeth's rounded head, it really looks like a steamed bun with eyes and a beak, right?

Siliconera Sato

Liberation Maiden Sin developer 5pb is making a new Infinite Stratos game. Famitsu explains, Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts is a traditional visual novel game. Each of the heroines has a different ignition point and stress point.

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.

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!

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...

SGCafe KarbyP

Just in case two limited edition Monster Hunter 4 themed 3DS units were not enough for the astute collector in you, Nintendo and Capcom have whipped up yet another model for your further perusal. Introducing the blue "Monster Hunter 4 Hunter Pack"...

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...


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.


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 ...

Sakura Doujin hasegawa121

  Synopsis: Anime about the staff of the health and welfare section of the ward office of a certain city. Newcomers Hasebe Yutaka, Yamagami, Miyoshi Saya, and their supervisor Ichimiya Taishi go through the everyday quirks of working at their office.

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...

Nihongogo Steve Summers

In the vast sea of visual novel sim games on the market right now, it seems pretty hard for developers to have very many unique ideas that are also compelling enough to make you want to finish the game, but the latest game from NekoMura Games mana...

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".

New York Comic Con 2013 Cosplay Round Up NYCC may be finished, but our coverage continues as we bring you photo galleries and exclusive videos all week long. It's just like being at the actual con, only without all the chafing and body odor!

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!

Japanator Elliot Gay

Just a day after Disney Japan's D23 Expo, we have video of the new Kingdom Hearts III gameplay presented at the event. It's pretty damn cool. I think it's rather likely that this still isn't actual in-game footage, but consider me excited nonethel...

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.

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