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February 2, 2014, 8:30 PM
February 2, 2014, 8:30 PM

Its been a while since the last installment of Desk Diary but at least I didn't leave it till over half a year to get todays update out ^^; As I mentioned last time, there was going to be quite a few changes.

Siliconera Spencer

You may have heard about a document from Square Enix Europe that pegs Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III for release in 2014. In a statement sent to Siliconera, Square Enix says the release schedule is inaccurate.

The Tokyo Reporter Amy Takahashi

In spite of 'Abenomics' poverty pushing women into sex industry Ad signs for sex clubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho On January 27, NHK's "Close-up Gendai" program featured a story about the growing problem of young women in poverty.

Goro Miyazaki (Ged Senki, Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will direct Sanzoku no Musume Ronia, a 3D CG anime television series adaptation of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's 1981 children's novel Ronja Rövardotter (Ronia the Robber's Daughter).

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A post about Nintendo over at the Wall Street Journal ended up revealing something interesting. It looks like Tomodachi Collection, AKA Friend Collection, is coming to the 3DS in the west at some point.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

There seems to be a bit of a debate these days centered around whether or not being an otaku, the term used in Japan to describe people who obsess over a variety of hobbies, is a socially healthy one. In extreme cases, the otaku lifestyle can limi...

Japanator Kristina Pino

A Japanese Game of Thrones fan called Seiji has created a series of woodblock prints depicting scenes from Westeros as if they occurred in feudal Japan. There are eight images in all, and after making some waves where they were originally posted u...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Jpop♀ Reading: February 1, 2014 Ray's Picks List Friday: Top 5 Strange Additions to Idol Groups – Happy Disco I think extra points should go to Koriki since he was involved in at least three singles and became a de facto member of Hino...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

Koyuki Higashi creates manga with writer Yuko Masuhara & Hiyakoi's Emiko Sugiyama. Newlywed couple Koyuki Higashi and her bride Hiroko are the first same-sex couple to hold a wedding ceremony at Tokyo's Disney Resort, although Japan does not curre...

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced its dub cast for the Upotte! ! anime series on Friday. The company will release the series on February 18 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Leraldo Anzaldua is directing the following cast: ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Character goods maker Cospa will soon be offering a reproduction of the sukajan (bad-ass embroidered jacket - a sort of Japanese take on American World War II jumpers, famously worn by toughs in plenty of media) worn by Ryuko in the beginning of K...

Letter From The Editor February 2014 Greg February 1st, 2014 January 30th marked the 8th anniversary of Selective Hearing. You read that right, 8 years. I'm going to go through some self-congratulatory patting on the back/ass, so excuse me while I...

SGCafe spartanchef

The angelic diva Hatsune Miku is taking on demons, fallen angels, dragons and monsters in the free-to-play card battle mobile game for the Android and iOS, Rage of Bahamut. A recent press release by Crypton Future Media Inc and Rage of Bahamut dev...

Japanator Brad Rice

The Japanese government is none too pleased by an exhibit at France's Festival de la Bande Dessinee d'Angouleme, one of the biggest manga festivals in Europe. The exhibit in question details Japan's atrocities during World War II, focusing mainly ...

The Fandom Post Kory Cerjak

Samurai Flamenco Episode 15What's the plan to save Japan? What They Say: "Imitation Justice" Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero "by himself" with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Showcases 'Ranma 1/2' Blu-ray Anime Packaging Posted by Chris Beveridge January 31, 2014 at 04:39 PM Viz Media is definitely giving Ranma 1/2 all the love it deserves with the first set that's coming out on Blu-ray on March 25th, 2014 as...

It's hard to imagine legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki needing to be any more lauded than he already is. Over 95 percent of Japan's population has watched one of his movies, people see uploading his films to the Internet as being the fast tr...

New School Kaidan New School Kaidan

Hi! This is David. We are trying a new feature idea. We would like you guys' opinion of this short audio rundown of relevant topics covering the last few days. David & Dae speak about Nounen Rena's outfits, Sashihara love, not yet's future, and th...

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