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December 12, 2012, 4:00 PM
Siliconera Spencer

Last week, Siliconera reported Namco Bandai filed trademarks for The Idol Master and Shiny Festa in Europe. Namco Bandai also registered Shiny Festa and Idolm@ster (not "The Idol Master") trademarks in the United States.

Siliconera Sato

Capcom recently teased us with a silhouette of a large weapon with three prongs from Monster Hunter 4. This has been revealed as the Charge Axe.   The Charge Axe may look like a powerful weapon at first glance, but that’s not all.

JEFusion GekiDan

TVShowsOnDVD confirms that Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, the American adaptation of the Japanese tokusatsu series Denkou Choujin Gridman, will be coming to DVD this February! Mill Creek will bring the first 28 of these to a 3-disc set for just $12.

Siliconera Spencer

Gamindustri needs your help! OK, so may have defeated the evil Arfoire in another Neptunia game. The CPUs have been living peacefully since then, but Neptune until Neptune somehow ends up in another dimension that feels like Gamindustri… from the ...

Ace videographer Omaru (AKA cosplaymag on YouTube) has released his “best of clip” reel for 2012, spotlighting some of the best cosplayers and costumes he found over the last year. Vocaloids, Ponies, Darksiders, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and even Dragon ...

The Japanese version of Amazon is currently listing a July 23rd English language release of K-on! College from North American manga publisher Yen Press.   In April 2011 the K-on! manga relaunched with one series featuring the main cast in college,...

Siliconera Spencer

Namco Bandai is bringing the popular Super Robot Taisen series to Nintendo 3DS with a brand new game. Super Robot Taisen UX was announced in Famitsu.   New series in Super Robot Taisen UX include: The Wings of Rean Demonbane Fafner in the Azure: H...

The J-Pop band Flow will perform the theme song "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) film. Hironobu Kageyama previously sang the song as the first opening theme for the original Dragon B...

Siliconera Spencer

Sega filed a lawsuit against Level-5 and their popular soccer RPG series, Inazuma Eleven. Yomiuri Shimbun reports the lawsuit is for 900 hundred million yen ($11 million) and to stop sales of eight Inazuma Eleven titles.

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This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine is revealing on Thursday Super Robot Wars UX (スーパーロボット大戦UX), a new title in the SRW series for the Nintendo 3DS, slated for a March 13, 2013 release date. To be sold for the expected retail price of 7,140 yen.

Here's a not especially bold prediction: One Piece Film Z is going to top the box office for this weekend's opening.  Series creator Eiichiro Oda has promised that the 15th anniversary anime will rival blockbuster Strong World, and the reports fro...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last week, shortly after an earthquake rocked Japan, a tweet tore up Twitter and pissed the country off. The tweet by @Reonandnene read, "Because of the earthquake, my house collapsed, and moreover, I cannot get out.


We have cyborgs in the future, but we still have to deal with pop-up ads. As a science and technology geek, I’ve been predictably having fun seeing the near-future science fiction in Psycho-Pass. Though its totalitarian dystopia based around Sibyl...

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

The puzzle-filled Professor Layton games comprise one of the Nintendo DS's most popular franchises. Mixing brain teaser and occult mystical plot, the adventures of the gentleman archaeologist and his young apprentice are always enjoyable to play.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

As the title suggests, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney crosses the mystical puzzle-solving mysteries of the Professor Layton series with the courtroom logic puzzles of Ace Attorney—but not exactly in the ways you'd expect.

Demands 900 million yen/US$10. 9 million in damages over certain touch controls Sega, the Tokyo-based game publisher known for Sonic the Hedgehog and other franchises, is suing Level 5 for certain uses of the Nintendo DS system's touchscreen in th...

Square Enix's Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~ album celebrates 25 years of memorable Final Fantasy tunes with remixes of classic tracks. You may recall the striking cover, which had FF pixel artist Kasuko Shibuya depicting a range of characters in ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just as Mario looks strange clean shaven, Yoshi looks truly odd without his round, bulbous schnoz. Then again, so does everyone. During the recent earthquake in Japan, a Yoshi figure was unfortunately damaged, which lets us see the iconic Nintendo...

Siliconera Ishaan

Sega have revealed further information on the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2, which is slated for release in February 2013 in Japan. In a recent Japanese interview (summarized by the Phantasy Star Fan Blog), the game’s producer...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Due to the success of the Philippine screening of Rurouni Kenshin, SM Cinemas has just extended the screening of the said movie starting this December 11 until the weekend! Furthermore, Screen International's Japan reporter Jason Grey tweeted that...

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