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January 24, 2014, 12:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In the Rurouni Kenshin manga and anime, there's a reverse-blade sword called sakabato. An old, real-life version of this fictional sword was apparently discovered in Japan. Last October, what's being compared to a real sakabato turned up in an old...

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

While Japan's bank of English loan words has grown to the point where "context" and even "paradigm" can be understood by most people, there seems to be only a handful of Japanese words that have been sprinkled into the modern English vocabulary.

Siliconera Ishaan

Capcom have shared the first trailer for Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection, a compilation of the first three Ace Attorney games for Nintendo 3DS. As reported previously, the compilation will add stereoscopic 3D support to these games.

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The winners for the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award's 59th edition have finally been announced with Shinobu Ohtaka's highly acclaimed Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Noboro Takahashi's crime manga Mogura no Uta winning big.

  North American video game publisher ATLUS USA have today announced that they will be releasing both PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS editions of Spike Chunsoft's JRPG Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars from the 15th April 2014.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) I can't believe I still haven't seen ant snow this Winter yet! There should have been some last night but it ended up as a little drizzle of rain instead! I get the feeling that this Nendoroid was respo...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This weekend I was shopping for snacks. I picked up a bag of corn soup-flavored "Gourmet" Doritos. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Most Doritos in Japan are typical Doritos—"Dorito-flavored," if you will.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

(c)AKS Jan. 23. 2014It has been revealed that AKB48 will form their 5th team named "Team 8" that follows Team A, Team K, Team B, and Team 4. Team 8 will be formed with a completely new concept that is different from existing teams.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

With pre-registration now open, DeNA and Mobage have posted a promo for their new Japanese Android and iOS Attack on Titan: Jiyuu e no Houkou (Roar to Freedom) smartphone game.   In the Clash of Clans like game, the survey corp must fortify towns ...

Entravity Entrav Riccardo

FIGHT. Nothing like noses touching. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Episode 3 Review Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Season 2 Episode 3 Review "Magical Devil Girl… In Pursuit" "Tsuigeki no��� Ma�� Mah�� Sh��jo" (������������������������������) A...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Gundam Build Fighters Episode 15The boys have a tough fight ahead, but there's a twist that comes nearly at the start that could change your view of the series even more. What They Say: Sei and Reiji have no choice but to win their next battle.

concert / ONE OK ROCK ONE OK ROCK just announced that they would perform at Columbus Ohio's monster festival Rock On The Range, which is held on May 16,17 and 18th! There will be various bands playing such as Kid Rock, Guns and Roses, Slayer and m...

28-year-old Japanese artist Shoko Nakagawa was chosen to sing the national anthem at 'Nagoya Women's Marathon 2014'.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Acquires 'Wizard Barristers' Anime License Posted by Chris Beveridge January 22, 2014 at 04:48 PM Wizard Barristers Sentai Filmworks is slowly but surely mining the winter 2014 anime season for the right licenses to pick up and th...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Some folks have played Resident Evil 4 to death at this point, but even more shockingly, some still haven't played it at all! Another chance is coming soon, with the ultimate HD edition of Resident Evil 4 making its way to PC on February 28.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Fourth 'Pretty Rhythm' Anime Series Coming Posted by Chris Beveridge January 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream While more and more shows do get picked up and simulcast outside of Japan every year, there are still those that don't fo...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

A Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) 4-episode mini series set in Taiwan was announced and EXILE's Akira will once again reprise his role as Eikichi Onizuka. Also reprising their roles for this special are Yuu Shirota as Ryuji Danma and Yusuke Yamamoto a...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Yesterday we got a few details on the recently announced Gundam Side Story: Missing Link, which brings the series previously seen on Sega Saturn and Dreamcast to PlayStation 3. Now we have a quick little follow-up in the form of a few screens show...

SeventhStyle Seven

Japan's equivalent of McDonald's, Lotteria, is collaborating with The iDOLM@STER to bring bishoujos to cheap high-calorie fast food – a winning situation for both parties as their target audience corresponds.

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha - 02 Never a dull moment in the world of the Gods. I'm sure it's because of my Western upbringing, but I find something very appealing in the idea that the beings at the center of a belief system can be depicted as being s...


Jan22 A new challenger appears? Tokyo Ravens takes another break from the action with some setting up for the next big ordeal (plus a new OP and ED). And in the process, we learn some very interesting things.


Seems legit. My vague plans to watch a bunch of anime titles weekly this season fell apart pretty quickly due to distractions and a bunch of papers being due in the first month of term for some reason.

Idolminded Thennary Nak

Recommended Jpop♂ Reading: January 22, 2014 Thennary's Picks Imai Tsubasa's Joins "Burn the Floor Dance with You" for 2nd Time - JE Fandom I wonder if he and Tackey plan on doing anything together this year.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Akame ga KILL! ' Anime Teaser Site Opens Posted by Chris Beveridge January 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM Akame ga KILL! Announced just over the weekend, the official teaser site has open for Akame ga KILL! at http://akame.

New School Kaidan David Chang

Dave unboxes the AKB48 Group Official 2014 Calendar Box, which includes: A3 sized calendar (42 x 29. 7 cm or 16. 5 x 11. 7 in), 7 pages Picture scroll (22 members, 180 cm or 70.

From the Azurer website: "Azurer, which began in Japan and spread worldwide, is a cutting-edge fashion style which consists of wearing a beard made out of adzuki beans. Currently, there are 1,720,000 azurers in Japan, and the numbers international...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Bandai Namco Games posted the first promo video of the new Detective Conan game for the Nintendo 3DS called "Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody". The game will feature Conan as his solves cases with Heiji Hattori as his rival.

Comedy Central's satirical news program The Colbert Report took a few quick jabs at marijuana aficionados during their Monday night program, as well as their apparent penchant for Hayao Miyazaki movies.

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Aside from the announcement of Zeronos Zero Form and Andriod 18, this month's issue of Figure Oh magazine also revealed the upcoming release of. . .

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