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January 18, 2014, 3:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Earlier today, the world's first Kit Kat "specialty shop" opened in Tokyo. It's called the Kit Kat Chocolatory, and you can see a photo of it right up there. As previously reported, the new Kit Kat shop offers gourmet Kit Kats.

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Voice actor Seizo Katou (age 86) has passed away yesterday at 11:40 am due to complications from bladder cancer. Katou is best known for his role as Megatron in the 1st Transformers TV series till Transformers: Headmasters.

Taiyo Matsumoto's manga about 2 friends originally inspired 2002 live-action film Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block revealed on Thursday that Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart) will direct a television anime ad...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Over the past several months, we've seen wave after wave of wearable Sailor Moon merchandise, from accessories to lingerie to even bibs. But what about the other colossal '90s anime hit featuring combat-ready adolescents, Evangleion?

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"Momokyun Sword" – Digital LN to Anime Announced Posted by pKjd on Jan 17, 2014 @ 1:10 am 17 Jan According to the official Twitter account, an anime adaptation of the digital light novel series, 「Momokyun Sword」, has been green-lit for production.

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"Sailor Moon" – 20th Anniversary Tribute Album PV Posted by pKjd on Jan 17, 2014 @ 6:58 am 17 Jan Earlier today, a PV of the upcoming 「Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial」 tribute album was uploaded on King Records' official Yout...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming OVA series Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo Amazing Twins has posted the third promotional video revealing more about characters and story. The two-episode series is directed by Junichi Sato (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, O...

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Hayao Miyazaki's final film, The Wind Rises is nominated in the best Animated Film category. Other nominees for this category include: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This week, a gentleman—no, a hero—named Zhao Ming dressed up as Predator and proposed to his girlfriend at a bar in Changchun, China. According to China News and CRI (via ShanghaiIst), his unsuspecting girlfriend, named Zhu Wenjing, entered the ba...

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Hori has announced that they will be releasing a PlayStation 3 arcade controller for the upcoming vocaloid-based rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd and it will feature the Kagamine twins, Rin and Len.

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Jessica Veranda (JKT48) – J. V. ~Oshare~ (Photobook) JKT48's Jessica Veranda's photobook J. V. ~Oshare~ will be released on January 17. In this photobook, Jessica Veranda reveals her beauty secrets. It includes pictures from a fashion photo sessio...

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Actor Yamato Kinjo tweeted that the filming for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger is finally over. Kinjo played Nobuharu "Nossan" Udou aka KyoryuBlue in the said series. If the show will not experience any delays, the series will have a total of 48 episodes.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

DeNA and Mobage are preparing to launch a new Attack on Titan: Jiyuu e no Houkou (Roar to Freedom) smartphone game for Japanese Android and iOS devices this winter. In the Clash of Clans like game, the survey corp must fortify towns outside the ma...

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica has won an Academy Award (or a Japan Academy Prize at any rate), and may yet be declared the most worthy anime movie of 2013. 2013's 5 "Excellent Animation of the Year" awards go to Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Re...

The Fandom Post Maria Selke

Jedi Jane doodle by Kelly Light at www. Kellylight. com Welcome back to Star Wars Thursday, a celebration of the wonderful and often wacky world of a galaxy far, far away. I've often claimed that I can find a Star Wars mashup of almost anything.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Tecmo Koei's demon-fighting action game Toukiden—developed by Dynasty Warriors house Omega Force—sets the stage in style with anime produced by Studio 4ºC (Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet). Now you can see the studio's work with English...

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Actor Hiroshi Fujioka will reprise his role as Takeshi Hongo aka Kamen Rider 1 in the upcomingHeisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider War feat. . . .

Japanator Brittany Vincent

Deltora Quest was a fantasy novel series for young adults that came out while I was in middle school, and everyone was all over it, just like the Broken Sky books that borrowed heavily from anime tropes, even down to the character designs.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sword Art Online's player killer guild, the Laughing Coffins, will be a key element of April's PlayStation Vita game, Hollow Fragment. The game's original character, Filia (voiced by Yui Ishikawa - Attak on Titan's Mikasa), is an orange character,...

Gin no Saji Second Season - 02 Well, you have to admit he's a lot cuter than Dick Cheney. It's quite remarkable how little attention this series gets in English-language forums.   I get very few comments at either place I cover it, and it seems to...

Siliconera Spencer

Final Fantasy VI came out on Android devices today and this is the fourth version of the Super Nintendo classic. The smartphone release includes the extra espers and events from Final Fantasy VI Advance. han siang "Speedknight" wong

SOZO Annouces new platform:Japan Music Festival (JMF) Just yesterday SOZO Pte Ltd announced the creation of a new platform, the Japan Music Festival (JMF), an umbrella brand for Concerts of Japanese artists throughout 2014.

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Looking for some style inspiration? How about Barnaby Brooks Jr. and Kotetsu Kaburagi from Tiger & Bunny? Premium Bandai's Bandai Fashion Net has started selling clothing inspired directly by the characters' duds from the upcoming Tiger & Bunny Th...

Idolminded Brian

Recommended Kpop Reading: January 15, 2014 Ray's Picks Jiyoung to Leave Kara – seoulbeats … And let's just leave it at that, okay? A trio's fine by me, I guess. Facebook update: AFTERSCHOOL 'Shh' 14 days to go – AfterSchool ❤ The excitement is bui...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge
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The official Mega Bloks website revealed that Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger's Gozyujin will be called the Q-Rex Megazord in Power Rangers Super Megaforce! According to the toy description, Super Megaforce Silver Ranger inherited the Q-Rex Megazord from ...

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Jan15 Magical courtrooms are amazing~ Finally Wizard Barristers is out! I swear after seeing the trailers I was blown away by the eye popping visuals and of all the studios this is done by Arms who brought us Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, Hyakka Ryou...

「ロリ小姑ってのも悪くないわ」 (Rori Kojuutotte no mo Warukunai wa) "It's Not Bad Having a Loli Sister-in-Law" Mashiro-tan really is a nice mix of childish and mature, and–oops! Looks like their secret is out of the bag, even while one still stays hidden from Ko...

Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for January 6th - 12th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1.  460,147 *,460,147 Gin no Saji Vol. 10 *2.  203,905 *,203,905 Ao Haru Ride Vol.

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