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January 15, 2014, 6:30 AM

Before the capital city of Tokyo was given its current name in the late 1800s, it was known as Edo and served as the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate. The era now referred to as the Edo Period effectively ended with the last Tokugawa shogu...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You remember the last one, don't you? A movie so bad that the games' lead developer actually apologized. If you haven't wiped that from your brain, there's apparently another live-action Tekken happening.


Get Your Official Lupin III License Plate in Chiba In celebration of Lupin the Third's 60th anniversary, the city of Sakura in Chiba prefecture will be issuing Lupin III motorcycle license plates. 3,000 of these limited edition license plates woul...

Siliconera Spencer

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson continues the beat 'em up series with new features like co-op gameplay and a tag team mode. The camera also shifts in Senran Kagura 2 from a side-scrolling perspective to different angles to make use of stereoscopic 3...

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Cuteness sells, even if what you're selling is recruitment for the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) and the National Defense Academy (NDA). Since last July, the JSDF's Okayama Provincial Cooperation Office has been using three adorable mascot girls...

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While we recently learned that mayonnaise would be one of the things the world would miss if Japan were to disappear, it seems that Japan might not miss mayonnaise all that much if a recent incident is anything to go by.

Alright, are you looking for something new after your fun with Animal Crossing?  Look no further. Come 27 February 2014, Harvest Moon: Connecting New Worlds (Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi or Ranch Story: Connecting New Worlds) will be r...

Anime Aura Amber Fetch

The genre-spanning, pseudo-historical action anime that is Nobunaga the Fool promises to be one of the more interesting anime this season. This anime is an amalgamation of several genres: pseudo-historical, action, science-fiction, fantasy, mech, ...

Siliconera Spencer

Before Monolith Soft created Xenoblade, many of the key staff including director Tetsuya Takahashi and composer Yoko Shimomura developed Xenogears with Squaresoft.   Xenogears is a classic with an innovative create your own combo system.

Siliconera Spencer

Corpse Party: Blood Drive from 5pb picks up where Corpse Party: Book of Shadows left off, which was a sequel to the original Corpse Party. The story continues with Ayumi Shinozaki as the protagonist. During a Corpse Party event, 5pb gave fans a lo...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Jan. 13. 2014On January 11, SKE48 held their first handshake event of the year at Port Messe Nagoya. During this event, they announced that they will release the 14th single (currently untitled) on March 19.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last month, Korean pop group Sistar transformed into "Sailor Star" for a commercial to promote online Korean shopping site 11st. Some aren't happy about that! Online in neighboring Japan, online commenters wondered if the online shopping site got ...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Senran Kagura promises to bring a little heat to the kitchen this March 20th, and we've got the video to prove it. What do you get when you mix Taiko no Tatusjin with Cooking Mama and throw in a dash of Senran Kagura?

Hollywood blacksmith and prop expert Tony Swatton has forged one of video game's most iconic swords, Sephiroth's Masamune from Final Fantasy VII. In his video for the weekly web series Man at Arms, he shows his forging and assembly process, along ...

Series of 3D anime shorts about battle with aliens to stream for free The new anime, game, and pachinko design company Lambert is developing a surreal gag 3D anime series titled X Maiden. Niconico will stream the "moe robot" series of anime shorts...

After months of waiting, fans of Sailor Moon now have a release date to look forward to for the latest anime. Toei Animation is has announced that Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon will be premiering in July 2014.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Each year, Sony celebrates the New Year by giving huge discounts on some great games from the previous year. Last year, the good folks over at Playstation discounted 13 celebrated PS3 games as part of the 13 for '13 sale and this year they are tak...

Siliconera Ishaan

Next month, Tecmo Koei will publish Toukiden: The Age of Demons in North America and Europe, but the game will only feature an English-language localization, the publisher revealed via the Koei Facebook page.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

A group of students at Osaka University of Arts had been filming tokusatsu short films featuring their original hero named Saberlcon. As their graduation work, they produced a 4-minute trailer for Tatakae!


Jan14 Love works in strange ways when you're in the mafia. Before I begin, I should first say that I will be doing something different for Nisekoi. Usually if I'm not familiar with the source material, I just watch the show as is.

Alternate Titles: False Love, Not Double Arts Manga Adaptation by Shaft Simulcast on Crunchyroll Premise Ichijou is the heir to a powerful Yakuza family, but all he wants is to lead a quiet, normal life and find the girl he promised to marry as a ...

Wake Up, Girls! is an original anime produced by Ordet and Tatsunoko [竜の子]. It is directed by Yamamoto Yutaka [山本 寛] (Lucky Star, Kannagi) and is written by Machida Touko [待田 堂子] (Lucky Star, IDOLM@STER, Tears to Tiara).


1/8 Yuzuriha Inori PVC [Yukata Ver. ] FREEing is back with another lovely yukata series featuring Yuzuriha Inori from the anime series Guilty Crown, as she dons a beautiful orange yukata.  In her hand she holds a fan featuring the 'EGOIST' logo.

That's My Jam: Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart Greg January 12th, 2014 That's My Jam is a weekly feature where one person from the Selective Hearing staff goes to wax poetic about music that is pivotal to their musical tastes.

The Fandom Post Jun Kuga

It's caption time again, but first things first is to reveal the winner for last week's competition: Nothing really sums up the image from last week more than General Hentai's caption. Which is good, because it's the one I picked as this week's wi...


「カドケス高等学校飛空科」 (Kadokesu Koto Gakko Hi Sora Ka) "Cadoques High, Aerial Division" Here we go. As training gets underway, this could be the start of something great… or one of the bigger disappoints of the season.

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