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February 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
February 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Animals are dangerous, especially wild animals. You do not want to mess with them. This, however, is not a wild animal. Today, at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, an animal escape drill was held. As Twitter users in Japan were quick to point out: The escape...

「何故にお前は」 (Naze ni Omaeha) "Tell Me Why" I saw the twist coming, but that doesn't mean it was bad. It needed to happen to keep the story interesting. A Slow Start I felt like this episode had a slow start, or perhaps that's only in retrospect.


Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves.  From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there. 1.  Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy.   This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italia...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Recently, My Sister Is Unusual' Live Action Film Images Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 02:29 PM While we've been enjoying the anime adaptation of the manga Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashii n da ga, aka Recently, M...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

More Cast Announced For 'Soul Eater Not! ' Anime Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 04:21 PM We've had some good bits of information come up over the last couple of months for the spring 2014 series Soul Eater Not!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Mai Mai Miracle The Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter has found itself funded after being open for a single day with over 530 backers generating the $30,000 needed to get the project going in full for all the rewards and tiers that are there.

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It seems that getting the Nendoroid treatment is currently trending for Japanese artists who usually sings the theme songs for anime series. After Yukari Tamura, Mizuki Nana, and T. M. Revolution, now May'n will also get a Nendoroid version of her...

Japanator Chris Walden

Well, who honestly saw this coming? Ben-To, the anime that depicts the atrocities of discount bento combat, might finally have been licensed. While it was generally well received, it didn't seem like it had done well enough to justify a trip outsi...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Sega finally busted out some details on Sonic Boom, an animated series coming to Cartoon Network this fall. It turns out the CG-animated series is paving the way for a new franchise direction, with Wii U and 3DS games to follow suit along with a l...

Anime studio TMS and broadcastor NTV have announced that the Soreike! Anpanman anime franchise will continue despite series creator Takashi Yanase having passed away last October at the age of 94. The 25th theatrical Anpanman movie, Soreike!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

It's Thursday, which means alt-audience anime block noitaminA has run its latest on Fuji TV. Looking past this season's Silver Spoon and Samurai Flamenco, towards springs adaptations of Kazuma Ōtorino and Akaringo's Ryūgajō Nanana no Maizōkin (Nan...

Siliconera Spencer

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is slated for release on February 25. You can get HD versions of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for $39. 99. Bandai Namco Games also has a collector's edition, which has been increase...

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Sorry boys, looks like the girls will be the only ones having fun in voice actress Kana Hanazawa's upcoming event known as Kana Matsuri (Kana Festival). It was just recently announced that the voice actress known for voicing OreImo's Kuroneko, Hag...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Here's the 3rd quarter Kamen Rider Gaim toy catalog, which features more pictures of Gaim's new forms! One of which is the Gaim Kachidoki Arms and a new form that allows Gaim to gain access to all Armored Rider weapons!

Several Visual Kei bands decided to perform the choreography of AKB48's song "koisuru Fortune Cookie". Have fun watching the video!

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

As we learned a few days ago, 3 February is the traditional holiday of Setsubun in Japan. Although its customs vary from region to region, most people who celebrate the occasion enjoy the practice of throwing beans to expel evil from their homes.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The Toymaker from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is making a comeback in Lords of Shadow 2. Konami's latest gameplay video shows how it all goes down in MercurySteam's sequel, so those wanting to experience everything fresh for them...

flumpool is not a new player in Japanese music industry and they have fans not only in Japan but also overseas. This month they will visit their fans in Jakarta, Indonesia! flumpool will be taking part on an event called "WAKU WAKU JAPAN Music Fes...

Siliconera Ishaan

Legendary Pokémon Palkia will make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. , although not as a playable character. Director Masahiro Sakurai released a screenshot of him on Miiverse, explaining: "Palkia appeared in the Spear Pillar stage of the previou...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii' Anime Staff, Character Designs Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 6, 2014 at 03:37 PM Announced in January as coming this spring with Studio Pierrot set to handle the series, SoreSoredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii...

  Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy games are not the only titles to be receiving cross-over DLC content within the realm of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The publisher who are set to release the final installment in the "FF X...

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

S The latest chapter in The iDOLM@STER franchise, THE iDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukouhe (Beyond the Radiance), came out this past weekend, and while it doesn't stray too far from the established story, it does open up some interesting possibil...

Famous RPG Music Played by a Philharmonic Orchestra Posted by hana in Music and tagged ActRaiser, bgm, chrono trigger, dragon quest, final fantasy, japan bgm philharmonic orchestra, Music, philharmonic orchestra, pokemon, rpg, Sangokushi V.

Contrary to very hot and humid summers, winters in Japan are generally rigorous and chilling. Sometimes you'll have to not rely on temperatures indicated by the Japanese weather agency, because there are some major drawbacks that accentuate the co...

New School Kaidan David Chang

LARME is a girl's fashion magazine and this issue covers makeup techniques. The cover girls for this issue are Watanabe Miyuki and Shimazaki Haruka. They're also joined by their other friends in AKB48 and Nogizaka46.

SeventhStyle Seven

Hitsugi no Chaika puts out a reminder that it airs this April by means of a not-quite new key visual with updated fancy colorful patterned background – a very impressive rainbow gradient background to say the least.

Siliconera Ishaan

Following a report by Game Informer magazine (via: Kotaku) that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes took them approximately two hours to complete, series director Hideo Kojima has reached out to fans via his Twitter account with a message regarding ...

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(c)AKS Feb. 06. 2014AKB48's 35th single "Maeshika Mukanee", in which Yuko Oshima takes the center position, will be released on February 26! Then, they have unveiled the Jacket Covers and the Short MV for the brand new song.

  Being an Asian pop culture fan is usually lots of fun, but taking part in any fandom can get a bit rough when the members of the community have trouble playing nice with each other. Every playground has its bullies and troublemakers, and while i...

7 Flares Twitter 6 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 7 Flares × Bushiroad and KLab's Love Live! School Idol Festival project game app will have an overseas version in English to be released this spring!

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