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January 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Newest entry in farming simulation franchise ships on 3DS on February 27 MarvelousAQL began streaming a promotional video for the Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Ranch Story: Connecting New Worlds) 3DS video game on Sunday.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last December, From Software announced it was rolling out a Dark Souls themed cafe. Yesterday, it opened in Tokyo. Let's have a look inside. The Dark Souls Cafe is a collaboration between the game's developer and Australian-themed eatery OZ Cafe.

Siliconera Sato

Planner, Town Planner, and Battle Algorithm Planner. "Planner" is generally the Japanese game industry equivalent of "designer".   All three planner positions require experience in their respective fields.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Today we start off with Rensouhou-chan! ♪ But I think everyone would rather have this part in focus! Today I'll be taking a look at… figma Shimakaze! She will be up for preorder from tomorrow, the 8th January!

It's been almost three months since the arrival of the PS4 and all goes well, the console is quiet, powerful with a very high potential but there is a problem, there are no games. Thank goodness Thief is coming …    Can't wait Like this: Like Load...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Perhaps, this gentleman is biting a door handle. Or perhaps, he is eating a door handle made of chocolate. In Japan, "sokkuri sweets" ("sokkuri" or そっくり means "looks like") are deserts and confectionaries that look like other things.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

We see a lot of weird stuff on the internet, but corn snacks made to taste – and fizz, no less – like the carbonated soft drink Mountain Dew are undoubtedly the oddest thing to happen since millions of adults across the globe simultaneously lied t...

FUNimation Adds Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and No-Rin AnimeTwo of the three series now streaming By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 1/7/2014 FUNimation brought three more series to its streaming lineup this week with...

Adaptation of Kuroha's schoolgirl manga to get home video release North American anime and video game distributor NIS America (NISA) announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Chronicles of the Going Home Club television anime series for stream...

Siliconera Ishaan

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, this week's issue of Famitsu magazine has confirmed.   Like Senran Kagura Burst, the sequel will be a side-scrolling 3D action game (or a brawler, if you prefer), and is being developed ...

The 64th annual NHK “Kohaku Uta Gassen” (Red and White Singing Contest) on New Year’s Eve received a record-breaking television rating of 44. 5%, the highest ever in the last 10 years.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

According to Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, Capcom's free-to-play Onimusha Soul is heading to a new home on PlayStation 3 in Japan. The strategy-RPG was previously confined to browsers, and features characters from the PlayStation 2 Onimusha titles.

Case Closed manga artist remains tight-lipped about other details Gosho Aoyama, creator of the perennially popular manga series Case Closed, returned to his hometown, Hokuei, on January 4 to answer questions from around 400 fans in what has become...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

From studio SHAFT, the studio that brought you Puella Magi Madoka Magica and The Monogatari Series, comes Nisekoi! This anime adaptation of the popular Shonen Jump manga series by Naoshi Komi kicks off January 11th and Animplex USA has posted the ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

24-year-old singer May'n has posted a short version promotional video for "Lose My Illusions," the leading track from her upcoming 4th album "NEW WORLD. " The 12-song album also includes 6th single "Chase the world" (Accel World OP), "Aozora" (BTO...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

NIS America has started adding Chronicles of the Going Home Club onto Hulu, which means they've revealed that they have the license to the show, something that wasn't known before. The show was part of the summer 2013 anime season which was simulc...

Anime Aura Amber Fetch

J. C. Staff brings us Witch Craft Works, a supernatural romance about an average boy and his witch protector. Not a lot to report on this one.   Honoka Takamiya is an average high school boy who just so happens to sit next to the most popular girl...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Details are still a bit slim in general, but in order to start getting people energized about the new Fairy Tail series, a new site has launched and they've kicked off a brand new Twitter feed as well, which you can see below.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Stop, Baron time! Mai ended up discovering another rip to the mysterious forest and is now trapped in it. Thankfully, Kaito aka Armored Rider Baron is around and ends up helping Mai find a way out of the forest.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

Today’s volley of new anime announcements comes to a close with word that Wizard Barristers, the newest project from Yasuomi Umetsu, of Kite and Megazone 23 Part II fame, will begin streaming soon.


Jan7 Are you ready fools! ? The second mecha anime of the winter is finally out and damn I really excited for this one because I can kind of tell that Buddy Complex was not well received which leaves me to ask if Nobunaga the fool is going to be b...

「星」 (Hoshi) "The Star" For those of you who follow my posts from season to season, this choice of show may come as a surprise. I normally do romance or comedies–that much is true–but the sheer combination of characters in this show have convinced ...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Exam season in Japan is brutal. Not only do college hopefuls have to study in order to get into the university of their dreams, those hoping to go to high school also have to endure a rigorous examination process as compulsory education in Japan e...

SGCafe spartanchef

The Dark Souls cafe finally opens in Nishi-Azabun Minato, Tokyo last night, January 6, 2014. And opening night involved a party, some cosplay, a medieval theme, a trailer for the upcoming Dark Souls II game and most importantly, food.

Crunchyroll Patrick Macias

If you guessed that today would bring another round of new anime announcements at Crunchyroll… you’d be right! World Conquest Zvezda Plot, a new series from A-1 Pictures (the home of Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist) with globalist ...

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 111 After 111 episodes of brilliance - and a preview full of spoilers - Hunter X Hunter can still utterly surprise me.   That's brilliant writing and direction, plain and simple.

Nihongogo Garry MacKenzie

Tweet Pin It This week's featured releases come from Especia, Idoling! ! ! and Iwasa Misaki. Especia – "Ya. Me. Te! / Adventure Wa Giniro Ni" We're kicking things off this week with Especia who are releasing their second single, and also jumping o...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kantai Collection – Kan Colle -' Anime Gains Director Posted by Chris Beveridge January 7, 2014 at 02:26 PM Announced back in September on the official site  for the upcoming PS Vita game Kantai Collection – Kan Colle, an anime adaptation will be...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll Adds 'Silver Nina' Manga Simulpub Posted by Chris Beveridge January 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM Silver Nina After publishing a one shot back in 2009, ITOKATSU is back and his latest series that began in April 2012 is now a part of the simulpub...

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

OP Sequence OP: 「(ビバナミダ」 (Viva Teardrops) by (Yasuyuki Okamura) 「流れ流されて生きるじゃんよ」 (Nagare nagasarete ikiru jan yo) "Live With the Flow, Baby" So – is anime saved? For now, the jury is out and the bag is mixed.

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