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March 1, 2014, 1:30 AM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japanese society prides itself on its high level of tact in dealing with delicate matters, and indeed, quite often in communication not offending the other party is given priority well above getting your point across.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sweet and adorable, too! If you plan on getting married, may I suggest doing something like this? While the bride and groom dressed as Final Fantasy characters White Mage and Squall, those attending the wedding were encouraged to dress as their fa...

Siliconera Spencer

Luigi's rival is in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, but he isn't a playable character. Director Masahiro Sakurai announced Waluigi will be an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The new Sailor Moon anime is recruiting Yukie Sako (chief animation director on Majestic Prince, Nyan Koi! ) as the character designer and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail, Precure franchise) as the composer.

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Attack on Titan has introduced the monstrous titans which have an insatiable appetite for destruction. Now, Japanese fast food chain Lotteria is aiming to fill up some stomachs with their titanic Tower Cheeseburger.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media is looking to make a big splash with a classic on March 25th, 2014 as they bring out the first 23 episode collection for Ranma 1/2 on Blu-ray as well as bringing out a new DVD edition. The release has a lot of extras to it, especially fo...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with a new visual, Kana Hanazawa, Mai Nakahara and Saki Ogasawara have been officially confirmed as cast members on April's anime adaptation of Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida's modern fantasy/wizard training arms race light novel series Mahou...

Siliconera Ishaan

  As previously reported, Bravely Default has a teaser movie for the game's sequel, Bravely Second, hidden within it. The movie features Second's protagonist, Magnolia, rescuing a certain Default character from captivity.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

A fresh and rather tasteful take on the time-honoured tradition of 2D dating has emerged from China, attracting much admiring attention both there and in Japan, along with the usual horror and scorn. The scenes soon garnered much popularity on whe...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

While Iron Man was previously featured as a super-deformed Nendoroid, the first Avenger to receive the Max Factory posable figma treatment is the mighty Thor! (Yeah, if you're a comic geek, Spider-Man is on the team and print, and he's already bee...

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The Black Rock Shooter TV anime version of Black Gold Saw finally gets her own cute little Nendoroid thanks to Good Smile Company and she is still willing to impose her will upon the denizens of the other world…Armed with her gigantic King Saw and...

Siliconera Sato

Sega and publisher ASCII Media Works previously revealed that Virtua Fighter's Akira will appear as a boss character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, as part of the Virtua Fighter 20th anniversary celebration.

On Feb. 21 on the eighth floor of the commerce institution Tokyo Solamachi which adjoins the Tokyo Skytree, a life-size model of the Valkyrie VF-25 from Macross F 1 was unveiled to the press. This life-size model is on display in part for the gran...

Game to be available in English for the first time on March 18 Video game localization company Atlus USA announced on Thursday that it will release the original Shin Megami Tensei game in North America for iPhone and iOS devices.

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on February 28, 2014 at 9:31 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Pink Tokyo starts today, Japan's first major adult expo. Despite a name which might be mistaken for a gay parade event at first glance (pinku in Japanese always impli...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

 After Jakarta received the highest vote count in the "Help Us Find You! " campaign  on MIKUBOOK. com", the city was chosen to be the destination for Hatsune Miku's first official event Indonesia. The planned Hatsune Miku Expo will feature exhibit...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Nabilah – Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ (JKT48) JKT48's Nabilah's photobook Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ was released on February 28. The shooting was done in Yokohama, Japan. Otenba ~Cheerful Girl~ includes a special interview with JKT48 Team J member Nabilah.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

New 'Sailor Moon' Anime Production Details Revealed Posted by Chris Beveridge February 27, 2014 at 01:42 PM Sailor Moon Considering the way that it's going to be a big impact for a lot of people, the long and seemingly troubled production for the ...

The GLORIO Blog dragonzigg

Recap The ToQgers speculate a little more on their shared past, but before they can come to a conclusion they're dropped off in a city under the control of a dueling obsessed monster. This post contains Kamen Rider Den-O spoilers.

AFA Channel! Firelit

7 Flares Twitter 6 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 7 Flares × ATLUS have announced that four new games for the Persona Series are set for release in the North American Market over the next couple of years.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It The ripple from  the recent AKB48 Dai Sokaku Matsuri event has transformed into a wave as fans around Japan begin a petition against the most recent roster changes to Nogizaka46. The great AKB48 group reshuffle of 2014, otherwise know...

JEFusion Magnum

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger's Jasmine, Kinoshita Ayumi announced that she's expecting to have her first child in June. The 31-year-old actress stated,. . .

RYUTist appearing at Idol Matsuri convention in June Steve February 27th, 2014 Idol Matsuri is America's first convention dedicated to Japanese Idols, and they've just confirmed their second Japanese idol guest for this year's debut convention, lo...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Jpop♂ Reading: February 26, 2014 Ray's Picks Kisumai Hits and Yuma High Fives – Never Ending Music Power Thennary looks at a couple of upcoming releases and the different editions each will have.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It Rena Shimada has announced her intentions to graduate from NMB48 on the third day of their Osaka Tour. During the Team M Osaka Tour 2014 ~ Bench Atatamete Mashita ~ Shimada had revealed her graduation on stage.

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On February 24th during the Dai Sokaku Matsuri, a big shuffle for the AKB48 Group had been announced, including many surprising transfers and concurrencies. All members had time until February 26th to appeal against their changes and some have mad...

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Popular voice actress Yukari Tamura is celebrating her 38th birthday today, February 27, 2014 and she is just as popular as ever as shown by her fans who took to twitter to greet the voice of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's titular character a very ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Knights Of Sidonia' Gets New Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge February 27, 2014 at 06:18 PM Knights Of Sidonia The official site for Knights of Sidonia in Japan has updated with something new today that's definitely appealing as we have a new...

Siliconera Spencer

Yoshiro Kimura is the mastermind behind creative games like Little King's Story, "kissing game" Chulip, and a creative JRPG that deconstructs JRPGs called Moon. After leaving Marvelous AQL, Kimura formed Onion Games and their first title is Millio...

SeventhStyle Seven

A magazine page confirms Nisekoi will be airing 20 episodes total, continuing until May – this means spicy, sweet tsundere kinpatsu for all throughout spring and until the midst of summer, all too wonderful.

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Jpop♀ Reading: February 26, 2014 Ray's Picks The 48G Grand Reformation in numbers – New School Kaidan A flowchart and tables to consider the shuffle from a different angle. Yokoyama Rurika – Lapis Lazuli – J-Pop Idols Details on this f...

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