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November 29, 2013, 11:00 PM
RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

There's something so romantic about rows of wisteria swaying in the breeze. Although you can find the purple plant in various places around the world, there are three particular spots in Japan that are home to dozens, and in some cases hundreds, o...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

There's a live-action Lupin the Third movie being made in Japan. Master thief Lupin is being played by Japanese actor Shun Oguri. Here's what is being called the first look at him in costume. The image surfaced on 2ch, Japan's largest forum, and l...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

But that doesn't mean it's not scary! Last month, an "unknown creature" was filmed climbing up an apartment building in Russia. You can watch it above. If you dare. And earlier this week, the video reappeared on YouTube and website Before It's New...

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Japanese model and actor Louis Kurihara joins the wacky cast of the upcoming Haganai live action movie and he will surely spell trouble for Kodaka, Sena, Yozora, Rika and the rest of the "Rijin-bu" or Neighbors Club.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Square Enix has a small handful of short clips for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, which is set to make its Japanese debut on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on December 26. Enjoy the videos of Yuna and Lulu, as well as a quick tour of some of the envi...

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Rune Factory developer Neverland will be ceasing operations, the company has announced via its official website (via: Game Jouhou).   Neverland say that performance has been sluggish due to changes in the business environment in recent years, and ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially announced that a TV anime adaptation of a web project Mahou Shoujo Taisen/Magica Wars is in the works. The TV anime, which is slated for spring 2014, is produced by acclaimed studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann).

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The first photo of Ryunosuke Kamiki as Sojiro Seta in the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels has surfaced online. Seta is the right-hand man of former government assassin Makoto Shishio. The last added cast member to the film is Tao Tsuchiya (...

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It is coming to the end of 2013!  And here is the Anime Festival Asia 2013 Survey!  We are asking friends from the region to help us shape a better AFA and while you are at it – stand a chance to win a NOKIA Smartphone!

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website and Twitter account for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Touka Takei's popular love comedy light novel series Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara, Gaworare for short, are launched today.

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"Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd" – Second Promotional Video Posted by pKjd on Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:32 am 29 Nov Earlier today, SEGA released their second promotional video for the upcoming PS3/Vita rhythm game, 「Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd」.

Japanator Elliot Gay

Since the announcement of Arc System Works' Guilty Gear Xrd, we've had character reveal after character reveal for the game. This time around we finally get our first new character announcement. His name is Bedman.

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

Time to stab. Reaching the climax. Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 9 Review Beyond the Boundary Episode 9 Review "Silver Bamboo" "Shiroganetake" (������) The mysteries of the Nase family and its adversity that is the Society of the Spirit World Warriors...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The spotlight of Nintendo's character-centric eShop sale was previously on Link and Mega Man, but now it's Mario's time to shine. A selection of the proud plumber's adventures are now on sale on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS from now until December 5.

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Sad news folks, Globecast is ceasing operations of MyGlobeTV. Because of this, the Toei Japan Channel is now cancelled. According to the message, the distribution will end on December 31, 2013. For those who don't know what is Toei Japan Channel o...

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For those who missed Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and didn't have the chance to see the Power Rangers Super Megaforce Ranger's first TV appearance, our pals from RangerCrew uploaded the clip. Power Rangers has been appearing in Macy's Thanksgiving P...

Golden Time - 09 Thursdays this season are one big challenge for me to put my money where my mouth is. A couple podcasts back the Random Curiosity gang and I played a round-table game I'd suggested, about what the one element was that tied all our...

Something told me in my brain that it made sense to talk about the Fall anime season at it's halfway point. Then that same something told me maybe I should go talk to people within the Kokidokom framework.

Question: So many American cartoons in the 80's were produced in Japan (ex: DiC shows, Mask, Thundercats, Hasbro licensed shows, etc. ) but yet these shows are never considered "true" anime because the ideas and character designs came from the West.

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"THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls" – Animated Music Video Posted by pKjd on Nov 28, 2013 @ 7:13 am 28 Nov 「THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls」, a social mobile game based off of the Idolmaster franchise for Mobage, has a new animated music video out...


figma Nishizumi Miho MaxFactory has commenced preorder for the figma figure of Nishizumi Miho, the Ankou Team's commander from the anime series "Girls und Panzer". She comes with a gentle smiling expression, a slightly worried expression and a sho... Lawrence Elsa

    Sega released Project Mirai 2, The highly anticipated sequel with new songs, various versions sung by other Vocaloids, and many new extra features that have been added. A new layout for notes has been created for the game play, which is far mo...

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Last week, Square Enix released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in Japan, and the game sold 277,082 copies in its first week on the PlayStation 3.   How does that compare to the previous two Final Fantasy XIII games?

  Just a few short days after a Playstation 3 release for Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold was confirmed, the Midnight Channel anime sequence for the game has been shared. Similar to the one present in Persona 4 Arena, this anime cutscene ...

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When the trailer for the fan-made video titled 'Attack on Railgun' was released by Taiwanese video production group Akira Workshop, fans of both Attack on Titan and the A Certain series were abuzz. Fans became hungry for more as the trailer previe...

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Announced back in the spring of this year, the release has landed for the latest Mobile Suit Gundam novel with The Blazing Shadow and Kadokawa has a new promotional video out for it.   The book is written by Toshiyuki Itakura with character design...

  Almost three years after originally launching on the Playstation 3 in Japan, Nippon Ichi Software are set to launch their Playstation Vita port Disgaea 4 Return on the 30th January 2014. Similar to their release of Disgaea 3 Return, this port is...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

As Xbox Live's Major Nelson recently revealed, December's free "Games with Gold" games on Xbox Live are Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots.     Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download Gears of War for free from December 1-15, with Shoot Ma...

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The official BandaiJP YouTube channel posted the promo for the DX Ginga Brace from Ultraman Ginga. This item is used by the show's titular hero to defeat the bad guys.

Ayumi Hamasaki has updated the release details for her 52nd single, Feel the love / Merry-go-round – full track list, jacket covers, and both PV videos revealed. The double a-side single is her first single since 2010.

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