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March 28, 2014, 6:00 AM
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gets patch 2. 2 today, and the full list of patch notes is now available for perusal. Patch 2. 2 contains new playable content and story scenarios, adjustments to the battle system, items and other changes to the ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japan sure loves smartphone games. A new report (via TechInAsia) states that smartphone games now make up half of the country's gaming market, increasing 178 percent compared to last year. Wowzers. Read more.

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Chitoge is still sporting her dazzling red dress in preview imagery for the next, 12th episode of Nisekoi, which carries on from last time, with an added flashback, and attempts to provide answers of the key.

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Anime Japan 2013 had plenty of booths at Tokyo Big Sight advertising the latest anime and hawking related swag, but some companies also took the opportunity to showcase new technology that might be of interest to fans of animation.

Japanator Karen Mead

Spring hasn't really sprung for me in my neck of the woods yet, but it's officially the season of flower buds and abundant sunshine, no matter what my thermostat says. Fortunately, even if I have to wait a while for warm, beautiful weather to grac...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Discotek Media has announced plans to release Hayao Miyazaki's Lupin III anime movie Castle of Cagliostro on DVD and Blu Ray. They say that DVD will come out first, likely in August. The Blu-ray is slated for the end of year or early 2015.

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The official youtube account for Pokemon Japan has recently teased fans with their upcoming TV special, Pokemon XY Special Edition: Strongest Mega Evolution Act I with a brand new PVThe 30-second PV shows various mega evolved Pokemon like Mega Ven...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japan's infatuation with Natalia Poklonskaya, Crimea's newly appointed and unusually photogenic attorney general, is still going strong. In the week since we first reported on it, fan art based on Eastern Europe's comeliest stateswoman has continu...

During the rebroadcast of Macross Frontier, the final episode in the last segment had revealed that the franchise series will be getting a new TV animation. It is not known whether it will be a continuation or a brand new TV series.

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Bananas are good for you. They make for a tasty snack, and can even help you lose weight. But with that said, other than for eating, bananas aren't really that good for anything else — I mean, what else are you going to do with them?

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following last week's launch of the character's Nendoroid, and in time for the anime's finale, the Kill La Kill Ryuko Matoi figma hits pre-order today. Max Factory's poseable figure will distributed by Good Smile Company in August, and if you orde...

Warner Brothers began streaming the second trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, the upcoming Hollywood movie based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, on Tuesday. Warner Bros. describes the story: The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow ...

Siliconera Eugene

  While Sega have been rather quiet on the subject of Phantasy Star Online 2's release in the west, the game is headed to South East Asia soon—in English. The English teaser site for the South East Asian version—to be released by Asiasoft—is now up.

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Written by: Japan Trends on March 27, 2014 at 10:42 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments While Japan's beauty and skincare product designers have produced no shortage of original and sometimes alarming-looking face masks, this might just be th...

Kapibara-san is a very cute capybara character with a ginormous face created by TRYWORKS. The company and Sign Daikanyama decided to collaborate to bring its fans a Kapibara-san themed café with kawaii menu items and interior.

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After two successful runs in Tokyo (2012) and Osaka (2013) Eiichiro Oda's One Piece Exhibition is back again this year. Different from the past two instalments, however, this time the exhibition has set its sights on a new location outside of Japa...

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Japanese publisher Kadokawa's ComicWalker website and app launched on Saturday with 18 titles in English. The launch titles are as follows: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Hajime Yatate, and Yoshiyuki Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (Full-color editio...

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Live broadcasting on Nico Nico Douga is one of the more popular sources of entertainment in modern day Japan and this internet promotion effectively created a mock web show with a shocking ending. It features a cute Japanese girl as Namanushi, whi...

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The trailer for the Houjin Yatsurugi spin-off film that is set to premiere on T-Joy theaters this coming May is now online!


GACKT caused some commotion by making an unexpected guerilla appearance in Shibuya on Valentine's Day. This time, he made a surprise appearance at a middle school graduation ceremony in Naruto, Tokushima.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

I never thought I'd see the day that Sonic the Hedgehog donned Link's gear for a speedy jaunt through the world of The Legend of Zelda. We knew it was coming, but a preview over at IGN reminds us that Sonic Lost World's crossover with Zelda is a v...

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Fans have been asking for the four Edo Tensei Kages to be playable in the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series and Bandai Namco has certainly heard their requests and now, the official youtube account of Bandai Namco Games Europe has rele...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of spring anime The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior (aka Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou). This romantic slice of life comedy from original creator Ruri Miyahara (Love Lab) is directed by Shige...

The Fandom Post Mark Thomas

Gatchaman would have been more groovy had he gone by Gatchadude. You picking up what I'm laying down? What They Say: Using amazing weapons powered by super-science, the international terrorist organization known as GALACTOR is out to steal all of ...

Man travels back in time & meets girls in grade school, before they became successful The sixth limited-edition volume of Uran's Mujaki no Rakuen (Paradise of Innocence) manga will bundle an original anime DVD on August 29.

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Remember the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd "Dance with PS Vita" lesson video we told you about a couple of days back? Today, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Arisa Kanzawa (the WateMote CM girl), and a bunch of foreign artistes in Japan (like John Kaminari)...


GaGaGa SP will play their tour finale at Kobe Taiyo To Tora on Sunday, March 23. The tour is in support of their new album, "KUDAMAKI OTOKO NO AKITARAN SEIKATSU", which was released in December 2013. The band will do the opening thing of TV Tokyo ...

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Matsui Rena as a model with glasses Matsui Rena (SKE48) appeared as a gravure model with glasses for Digimonostation (デジモノステーション) magazine. The photos of Matsui Rena will be published in the May issue of the magazine.


Mar26 Goodbye Database! We will miss you. Here we are with what we were hopeful for, the end of just the first Log Horizon series. Before we start anticipating what will be one of a number of animes to get hyped for in Fall '14, we talk about the ... jrharbort

  The past several hours have been pretty exciting for news regarding Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, including an apparent early release through some online retailers like Amiami, and even a confirmed schedule for a Western release in Fall 2014!

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