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December 12, 2013, 1:00 AM

The third 2014 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, will premiere next spring. The anime will feature a new protagonist, Yūya Sakaki, and the magazin...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last week, the National Reconnaissance Office launched a new satellite called NROL. In light of the recent criticism of the US government overreach in its spying activities, it probably wasn't a great idea use a globe straddling octopus as its ins...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart ridiculed the octopus logo for the recently launched spy satellite NROL-39. He quipped that the logo was one scared schoolgirl away form being a popular comic in Tokyo. And voilà, the show added just that.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As another 20th anniversary of the franchise, Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for the new Sailor Moon collaboration items with popular Japanese brand Peach John.

The third 2014 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that characters from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Jigoku Sensei Nube manga are joining the lineup of Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Well now here's an odd little promotion. Japanese gamers planning to pick up a copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, one of the prequel chapters in Hideo Kojima's convoluted-plot-'em-up/stealth espionage action game series, are now being offe...

RocketNews24 Joan Coello

If the Fujoshi's Guide to Japanese was not enough to convince you that the fujoshi (girls who are fans of homoerotic fiction) community is an undeniable market, this illustration guide book that explains how to draw men's hips should be convincing...

Japan in the Winter series is back again this year and today we take a lookie at the Odaiba area in Tokyo. Places visited include Odaiba Deck, Aqua City, Diver City, Venus Port and loads of other shops in these entertainment facilities.

  Square Enix have today announced that another edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available for purchase at launch, a Collector's Edition which is available for preorder through the official Square Enix online store.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Clips and trailers have fallen off a good deal in the last couple of months from FUNimation and I'll admit I was worried/wondering how they would handle the release of OniAi, their first subtitled-only release that's getting a DVD/BD combo.

release / Utada, Hikaru Utada Hikaru will celebrate her 15th anniversary in 2014 and for making it a lucky one for her fans as well, she decided to release her "First Love -15th Anniversary Edition" on March 10th!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With its twenty-two episode run, Samurai Flamenco is certainly capable of adding more characters without it feeling like it's all cramming in before the finale. And they're doing just that as the series has announced a few new characters through t...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the trailer of the 2014 Doraemon film entitled "Doraemon the Movie: New Nobita's Great Demon ~Peko and the Exploration Party of Five~". This film will premiere this March 8th. A remake of the 1982 Doraemon film Doraemon: Nobita's Great Demo...

Siliconera Ishaan

A free-to-play Initial D game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, courtesy of Sega, this week's issue of Famitsu magazine reveals. The game will be titled Initial D: Perfect Shift Online.   Details on Initial D: Perfect Shift Online are scant at this p...

It was announced that NTV has appointed Arashi‘s Sakurai Sho as the network’s special Olympics caster for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This will be the fourth time that Sakurai was appointed as special Olympics c...

Japanator Kristina Pino

Not one, but two menu items are getting a cheesy update at McDonald's Japan. For images of what I'm mentioning below, check out the gallery! The first is a side menu item which is limited to the winter season: cheese potato dippers.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Best Selling Manga & Anime In Japan Via Amazon Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge December 10, 2013 at 04:37 PM Yotsuba Volume 12 What's popular in Japan certainly isn't always the same as what's popular elsewhere in the world and it's even more t...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

「コムギ × ノ × グンギ」 (Komugi × no × Gungi) "Komugi's x Gungi" This is a dangerous post for me to write. I'm at the point now where I'm harboring serious thoughts that no series should be as good as Hunter X Hunter for as long as this one has.

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions Co. , fans will have the unique opportunity to check out a special exhibition devoted to Ultra superheroes and other tokusatsu special effects.


Become enraptured in the dazzling pure white light of "Anthem of Light," as LUNA SEA's original album finally opens its curtains to the world at last. The album is an overwhelming and dense band ensemble, with the lyrics and vocals by RYUICHI beau...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Light novel imprint Dengeki and Sega will be celebrating the publisher's 20th anniversary with crossover 2D fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, and a trio of new characters have been added the roster.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

After months of waiting, and seeing a leaked trailer (which was later taken down), here's the official trailer of the upcoming 2014 Godzilla remake! Based on the trailer, it seems that it is humans vs.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

When Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind dropped on Nintendo 3DS in Japan last week it came packing playable versions of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin. A story chapter featuring a playable Levi joined the crew at launch as DLC, and Sasha is offic...

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Megahouse is releasing one true G. E. M. of a figure with Magi's Morgianna. This new Morg figure features the mighty Fanalis fighter dancing as she is shown in the anime's 2nd OP. Sculpted by Masaki Inada, this 1/8 scale PVC figure measures in at ...

Utada Hikaru will be releasing a 15th anniversary, remastered version of her hit debut album "First Love" on March 10, 2014.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

On 10 December, the trailer for next year's much-needed Godzilla remake came out online along with a new poster for the film. The somewhat campy 1998 American remake of the tokusatsu classic was more of a whimsical adventure featuring baby Godzill...

Kodansha decided to make another printing of the January 2014 issue of Aria magazine, which launched Hikaru Suruga and Gan Sunaaku's Attack on Titan: No Regrets (Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku) spinoff manga.

A hint of gotta catch'em all is thrown into Toei and Marvel's latest endeavor: Disk Wars: The Avengers assembles Earth's Mightiest Heroes under the Land of the Rising Sun. But now, it looks like Bandai wants in on the action with the unexpected an...

J-Rock band to release new album on February 12; film to open on February 8 The official Tiger & Bunny Twitter account announced on Tuesday that the Japanese band NOVELS will perform the song "Nemesis" as the opening theme for the film Tiger & Bun...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Kamisama Kiss FUNimation is bringing a bit of focus onto their recently announced Goddess Edition release for Kamisama Kiss, which is set to land on February 11th, 2014. The $130 set has a lot of bonuses to it, though FUNimation is ensuring the re...

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