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December 11, 2012, 9:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just look at Jabba! He's so cute. And George Washington. And Bismarck. All of them are just adorable with those big Japanese anime eyes. This fall, Tumblr site The Kawaii Project started getting attention online for its series of "cuted up" photos...

A week after Skyfall usurped Evangelion 3. 0 at the top of the Japanese box office, Bond has been beaten by the latest Kamen Rider flick. For the weekend of December 8th/9th, Eva fell to #4 behind Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie W...

Siliconera Ishaan

Konami have released a new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 that shows Gabriel Belmont’s transformation into Dracula. Gabriel, who was the protagonist of the first game, returns for Lords of Shadow 2.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A recently published collection of illustrations turning some of history’s most odious dictators into cute and sexy moe bishoujo has been pre-emptively slammed by the Japanese themselves for its historical insensitivity… The mook (“magazine/book”)...

JEFusion GekiDan

Movie Walker Plus announces the top 10 films for the Japan Box Office weekend of December 8th-9th, and topping the list is the latest installment of the annual Kamen Rider team-up film, “Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War ULTIMAT...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

One Piece fans the world over will have no doubt lost count of the number of times they’ve seen Monkey D. Luffy chomping on a big hunk of meat. Keen food fans that the RocketNews24 writers are, we can’t help but feel a little peckish every time we...

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Kamen Rider Ultimatum Slams Into Number One Place On Opening Weekend Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum opened this weekend in Japan to great success, landing the the number one place, dethroning 007 Skyfall off the top.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Shinichiro Shirakura who previously produced Super Hero Taisen has just confirmed via his Twitter account that he will also produce the second Super Hero Taisen movie tentatively called "Super Hero Taisen 2".

School idol project to air story of girls who become idols to save their school Lantis began streaming the first full promotional video for the Love Live! television anime on Monday. The "school idol project" is set at a school between Tokyo's Aki...

Summer release for New World game sequel; Vita version not announced in Europe Namco Bandai Games Europe confirmed on Monday that it will release the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou 2) game on the PlayStation 3 console.

New commercials, including a one-minute one, began airing for the television anime special One Piece Episode of Luffy: Hand Island no Bōken (One Piece Episode of Luffy: The Hand Island Adventure) and this year's One Piece Film Z.

After a year's hiatus, Tozen Ujiie's school comedy series Seitokai Yakuindomo is returning to anime in a new OVA set to be packaged with a limited edition of volume 8 of the manga on February 15th.       ------ Scott Green is editor and reporter f...

Siliconera Spencer

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The beat ‘em up game covers the New World chapter and the Sky Island chapter.   Luffy, of course, is in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.

Quick, what classic JRPG franchise would you most like to see make a comeback? You can't say Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, or Tales--those always come back like clockwork. However, there's plenty of reason to believe that Enix's tri-Ace-developed s...

JEFusion GekiDan

Here is the full promotional video for the upcoming team-up film Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger THE MOVIE. Lots of new footage involving the time-travel parts, and the team-up battle!

After bring over 60 million viewers to Machinima for the first series, production has begun on live action web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2.  Kevin Tancharoen returns to direct with Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) replacing Matt Mullins as J...

JEFusion GekiDan

Online Japanese strore CDJapan started taking pre-orders for the sixth album of Japan's most powerful girl band SCANDAL, entitled “ENCORE SHOW”. The album itself will be a compilation of B-Side songs from their previous singles.


This weekend, Japanese voters will head to the polls to elect new lawmakers. Some expect that the election will drive the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) out of power and replace it with the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former PM Shinzo ...

Siliconera Spencer

FromSoftware announced Dark Souls II for Japan. Like Dark Souls, Namco Bandai will handle the Western market as the game’s publisher, but FromSoftware will retain publishing rights for Japan.   In Japan, Dark Souls was only released for PS3 in eve...

Siliconera Spencer

Thinking about buying a Vita? Amazon is sweetening the pot by giving Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward with select PlayStation Vita bundles. Virtue’s Last Reward is a visual novel with escape the room puzzles.

Japanator Elliot Gay

More details on the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Attack on Titan have finally rolled in, and it isn't looking half bad.   Wit Studio (Production I. G. ) will be handling the animation, and heading up the project is director Tetsuro Araki (Guilt...

Former SDN48 idol Hitomi Komatani stars as sadistic high schooler in Kazuto Okada's story Kazuto Okada's dark romantic comedy manga Ibitsu is getting a live-action film early next year. (Okada's manga is unrelated to Haruto Ryō's manga of the same...

Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 2 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 19. 1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 2 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 13. 4 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi November 30 (Fri) 19:30 24 min.

3 volumes listed for January anime of daily life of 765Pro idols & super-deformed alter-egos Retailers began listing three volumes of the Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

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