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December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese role-playing game Persona 3 is coming to the Tokyo stage. Here's a first look at the cast members in full Persona 3 garb. As JetFusion notes, the stage play is called Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade ~The Blue Awakening~ and opens next Jan...

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday that 36-year-old Hirofumi Watanabe, the suspect arrested in the Kuroko's Basketball threat letter case, told police, "I was jealous about [Tadatoshi Fujimaki's] success.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

TV Tokyo today launched the official site for a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TV anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. The protagonist of the new series is Yuuya Sakaki. He has been trying to escape from harsh reality by smiling.

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The official Kyoto Animation YouTube channel posted the first promo for Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai's 2nd season entitled "Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai Ren". The promo features the show's opening theme song "Voice" by ZAQ.

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Japanese food, called washoku in Japan, has just been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, but you didn't need an official declaration to know that sushi and tempura are absolutely delicious.

JEFusion GekiDan

The latest trailer had been released for ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV, the update to the fourth installment of the popular Street Fighter video game. . .

Siliconera Spencer

as well as second version of Lightning from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy. Players can unlock these characters by collecting crystal fragments just like in the original Theatrhythm.   Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call also has a search fu...

A new plan is reportedly on the works with TBS‘ “Ima, kono kao ga sugoi! ” that is hosted by Arashi’s Sakurai Sho and Ariyoshi Hiroyuki. The said plan will start by Jan 9 next year.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Nothing quite says "musical" like a notebook that allows you to kill people! Beats Cats, I guess? Hit manga Death Note has already been turned into anime, video games, novels, and live-action films. And in 2015, it will become a musical, website N...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

No one ever really talks about hedgehogs anymore. Sure, there was Sonic, but after his video game debut back in 1991, little has been said about the roly poly spike balls. That is until now. Thanks to Tokyo-based photographer, Shota Tsukamoto, and...

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Hatsune Miku may have started out as a voice with a single image but the virtual diva is now one of Japan's most highly recognized pop culture icons and that very icon will get her own exhibition inside the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library in T...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'Date-A-Live' Anime Season Set For Spring 2014 Posted by Chris Beveridge December 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM Date A Live II With the official anime site having been updated this weekend, we now have a formal date for the second season of Date-A-L...

Japanator Elliot Gay

More live action Rurouni Kenshin news has rolled in, this time revealing Tatsuya Fujiwara's version of the fan favorite villain, Makoto Shishio. Much to my personal surprise, the production team clearly didn't stray too far from the source materia...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Don't believe me? Watch this short, yet epic animation and then believe. First-year animation students at South Korea's Chungkang College of Cultural Industries created the clip they're calling "Iron Moon" for a second semester project.

JEFusion GekiDan

Here's a short or digest version of the behind-the-scenes video footage from this year's crossover film, Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The. . .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Back in January, the Obama administration turned down an online petition asking for the US government to build a Death Star with the response This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For. This prompted plenty of Photoshop tributes, includin...

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It The 10th generation members of Morning Musume were put on the hot seat when press asked them about their thoughts on the recent name change to Morning Musume '14 starting in less than two weeks.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It The teaser poster for the Rurouni Kenshin sequel is scorching… literally. Rurouni Kenshin is a 2012 Japanese film adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's popular manga of the same name.

Retailer Rakuten is selling special bottles of Evangelion champagne, perfect for New Years. Made by family-owned Cattier, these bottles of cuvée Brut Champagne herald from the Champagne region of France.

AKB48's 34th single "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de 'Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru' to Itteshimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dou Kawatteshimaunoka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue deno Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no youna Mono" (released on Decem...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you're looking forward to the western release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, you might want to set aside some dough for the newly announced collector's edition. The North American set will be available exclusively at the Square Enix Online...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Magical Warfare' Debuts First Anime Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge December 16, 2013 at 07:44 PM Mahou Sensou We've had a smattering of staff and cast announcements and a key visual or two along the way, but things hav elargely been quiet for th...

Kotaku East András Neltz

It fits, considering the new cutesy MapleStory won't be its typical side-scrolling self. Indeed, for MapleStory 2, they're abandoning the now familiar side-scrolling look for the Korean-made online RPG in favor of a more traditional isometric busi...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Third 'La Corda d'Oro' Anime Series Gets Debut Season, New Name Posted by Chris Beveridge December 16, 2013 at 04:00 PM La Corda D'Oro 3 Game With the third game announced recently by KOEI Tecmo, more details were bound to come sooner rather than ...

Siliconera Spencer

Gon and other characters from Hunter X Hunter will be in Puzzle & Dragons soon. GungHo Online Entertainment set up this crossover to promote the upcoming movie, Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission.   In addition to Killua, Leorio, and Hisoka, there ...

DVD / live / release / GACKT The next year will be awesome (but expensiv) for every Gackt-fan! First of all he will release his new single "P. S. I LOVE U" on February 12th (right time for valentine day!

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga announced on Saturday that the movie will open in theaters in Japan on August 30, 2014. The movie began filming on October 3.

First news on the next Super Hero Taisen movie! The next Super Hero Taisen reveals a line of division…   To be released on March 29, 2014, the splash page for the next Super Hero Taisen movie declares itself to be Heisei Riders vs.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Strange+' Anime Adaptation Debuts First Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge December 16, 2013 at 04:27 PM Strange+ As noted many times over the years, there's no end to the number of manga series that can make the leap to anime.

This week's lone featured release comes from S/mileage.   S/mileage – "Ee ka! ? / "Ii Yatsu"" S/mileage return with a brand new single this week, managing to get one last release in before 2013 draws to a close.

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