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March 13, 2014, 3:00 AM

Voice of Hattori-kun's Yumeko, Anpanman's Milk Bōya, Vifam's Pench, Oz's Jinjur The agency 81 Produce announced on Wednesday that voice actress Runa Akiyama passed away on Saturday, March 8 due to acute heart failure.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

One of the biggest restaurant trends in Japan over the last two decades has been a steady erosion of the image that delicious food equals high prices, and vice-versa. These days, there are some real bargains to be found for those willing to do a l...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Remember those gourmet baked Kit Kats? The ones available at the world's only Kit Kat boutique? Well, you can do that at home. You always could! Above you can see "Delicious When Baked Pudding Flavored Kit Kats," which are going on sale in Japan l...

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Magi ~ Sinbad no Bouken TV Ad Posted by pKjd on Mar 12, 2014 @ 9:12 am 12 Mar 「Magi ~ Sinbad no Bouken」 is originally a spin-off/prologue manga series that details the early life of Sinbad as a child. An OAD adaptation from A-1 Pictures studios wi...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Japan loves anime. Japan loves cosplay. It also likes tiny little dogs.  So it was probably only a matter of time until someone decided to dedicate an entire blog to photos of, you guessed it, tiny cosplaying dogs.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If we go by the traditional standard metrics by which cosplay is judged, you might say this cosplay isn't very good. That it's bad. Or even terrible. But those standards don't matter. This is totally wonderful, incredibly creative, and utterly bri...


1/10 Matoi Ryuko PVC [Beach Queens Ver. ] Wave Corp has announced preorder for another round of Beach Queen figures for Matoi Ryuko, the very cool protagonist from the anime series Kill la Kill. Even when she is taking a day off at the beach, she ...

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To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original Godzilla film, TOHO will release all 28 Godzilla movies in the franchise from 1954's Godzilla to. . .

Two new curry based items let you share Kana Hanazawa's love for curry with her. Popular idol and voice actress Kana Hanazawa (Oreimo and The World God Only Knows) has teamed up with Calbee snack manufacturers and Japan's National Federation of Ag...

Japanator Pedro Cortes

The episode title Meijin vs Meijin confused me. I mean, at this point the only Meijin is Yuuki. I was thinking that there'd be a dark horse that would ride on in and take over at this point. The preview showed a young-looking guy, so maybe it was ...

Nippon Edition Legendary Megazord: Pre-Orders are Open! The US Release of the Shinken-Oh must have went well, as Bandai has snuck out this tidbit: the Nippon Edition Legendary Megazord! The Nippon Edition Legendary Megazord follows the precedent s...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The seemingly endless number of properties based on what QuinRose has created has netted a new licensing pickup for Seven Seas Entertainment as they have the rights to the Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart novel now.

While those in PAL regions may have a couple of months to go until their release of the game, there is little more than a month to go until North American gamers have the opportunity of checking out Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars on th...

Siliconera Sato

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be mixing elements from the Etrian Odyssey series with characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4. Famitsu teases some new features that will be detailed in this week's issue of the magazine.

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The opening for the highly anticipated Sega fighting game, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has finally been streamed and it previews the game's main fighters as well as the game's support characters. The fighting game will be hitting Japanese arcade...

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

The US distributor for Bandai's Hobby merchandise in Bluefin Distribution has announced that it will begin stocking 400 select Barnes & Noble locations with Gunpla model kits beginning in April. The models making up the initial retail rollout will...

Siliconera Ishaan

Lumiose City from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be a stage in the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. , director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed via Miiverse.   Sakurai wrote: "The Prism Tower rises above Lumiose City.

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Square Enix have shared a new trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, along with a batch of screenshots featuring battle scenes from the two games. You can view both the trailer and the screenshots below.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Here is a full-screen version of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 on several computer monitors. Just look at it all scrolled out before you. Do it! And here is World 1-2, complete with the exposed Warp Zone.

Crunchyroll Scott Green
The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'K' Anime Feature Gets Title, New Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge March 11, 2014 at 01:31 PM K Anime Series We've had a number of character visuals throughout 2013 for the K feature, but now the official site site has transitioned from that s...

Yokohama Fun Aquarium will offer unique menu items in conjunction with their exhibit on the deep sea. Attendees will be able to sample cooked deep sea sharks and hagfish. There will also be a limited amount of fried giant isopods for sale.

Singapore first ever doujin market is here! The event created by Neo Tokyo Project and in collaboration with famous circle group Collateral Damage Studio and Daiyaku. This new event will be bi-annually taking place in April for Spring event and Au...

RocketNews24 Anime News Network

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will reveal the dub cast for Attack on Titan in several installments over the next few days. Elite video subscribers will see the news every day at 11 a.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A couple of fan artists who we've heard from before are back with new 3D recreations of Senketsu From Kill La Kill. After their earlier figures, ma_o_ji is back with a new life-sized version, created using styrene and aluminum wire in addition to ...

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 120 There's just nobody like Togashi Yoshihiro. I've said it before and I'll say it again - material like this makes me wonder how Togashi is able to write as quickly as he does, not complain that he isn't faster.

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Kis-My-Ft2 tops the singles charts with 10th single Hikari no Signal selling over 202,000 copies. The boy idol group is 10 for 10 charting #1 and this single has tie-up as the theme song for anime movie Doraemon shin Nobita no dai Makyou.

The Tokyo Reporter Amy Takahashi

Sex expert expresses concern about Japan's lolicon fetish Shukan Asahi Mar. 14 In the January 31 issue of Shukan Asahi, Minori Kitahara expressed concern over the popularity of a male masturbation aid that attempts to simulate the feeling of sex w...

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

Recommended Eyecandy+ Reading: March 11, 2014 Ray's Picks Sawajiri Erika returns to the drama scene in FujiTV Spring 2014 drama "First Class" – aramatheydidnt She's back in the drama world and starring opposite KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi.

Henshin Justice Unlimited Joe "Rider Kick" Tonello

Barnes & Nobles To Sell Gunpla! Book and media retailer Barnes & Nobles has just announced that starting in April that they will be selling Gunpla models. It's been quite a while since Gundam kits were sold in major retailers, but they are finally...

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