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April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Some say that pop idols in Japan aren't so much born as they are manufactured. A skilled producer can carefully tailor almost every aspect of his rising star's appearance and public persona by tightly controlling how she's presented in the mass me...

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Lady Gaga announced on her Twitter account that her favorite digital popstar, Hatsune Miku will open Lady Gaga's artRAVE The ARTPOP Ball tour which kicks off on May 4th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For complete tour dates, go to Lady Gaga's official site.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the teaser visual posted in the early February, Chuya Koyama, the original manga creator of Space Brothers, draws the official key visual for the upcoming anime film adaptation of his manga, titled Space Brothers #0 (number 0).

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The Hunter X Hunter manga may still be on hiatus but the anime is still going strong as Hunter X Hunter animation director Takehiko Abiru ensures fans by releasing some great artwork and sketches from his own twitter account, @ Mountful.

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Do you ever wonder what Teddy Roosevelt's favorite kind of juice was? It's hard to imagine the 26th President of the United States having to do anything as trivial as deciding between orange and apple, but after a long, hard day of riding moose an...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 am | In CULTURE | No Comments Been there, done that. Sometimes it seems that fashion has little new left to offer. But then along comes another neat innovation that proves you wrong.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Making a life-sized Hatsune Miku statue is not easy. What's more, it takes time. Lots and lots of time. This, for example, took six months' worth of work. Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol who also stars in a series of Sega music games.

Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak...

Siliconera Spencer

On top of making Naruto and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighting games, CyberConnect2 has pet projects like Little Tail Story. Their iOS and Android game is getting a little crossover with The World. Players will be able to get costumes and equipment...

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Apr15 My heart when I watched this episode.   Greetings, and welcome back to the bug hunt. In this episode we track our prey on the dark side. Crapsack World? This was just to adorable.   It's a hard thing.

Kotaku East András Neltz

A Square Enix mobile developer has recently talked to Famitsu (via Siliconera) about a pair of new SaGa and Mana games which will "stay true to all [our] memories from the [SNES] and PlayStation era. " The developer also mentioned that Square Enix...

Japanator Chris Walden

"Oh hey, a Shaft show! I didn't end up watching Nisekoi, so I'll be sure to watch this. " This was the only reason I decided to pick up Mekakucity Actors. I had no idea that I was diving into what seems like a reasonably well-established fandom, i...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A few days ago a Freedom Wars trailer hit that promised an update on April 17. While the news that the action game is coming to the west was big, that's not what it was hinting at. It turns out the "Divine Punishment" mentioned in the clip refers ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Anime Project Channel 5. 5, energy supplement Calorie Mate and Eagle Talon's Frogman have teamed up to present a spoof of the new Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA series.   Though Maaya Sakamoto voices the famous cyborg Motoko Kusanagi in the Arise O...

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"Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. " – Season 2 Confirmed Posted by pKjd on Apr 15, 2014 @ 7:13 am 15 Apr According to an advertisement for the 9th volume of the original light novel series, a second season of the TV anime series...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A free, first issue of Wani-bites has debuted on the iBooks store. This English digital manga magazine features works from Japanese artists such as Shin Nagasawa, Hitori, Yusuke Kozaki, Vofan, Shihou, Atsushi Suzumi and Takamichi and presents feat...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Acquires 'Love Lab' Anime License Posted by Chris Beveridge April 15, 2014 at 02:24 PM "Let's do something foolish again! " Sentai Filmworks has added a new license to its catalog today with the announcement of the acquisition of ...

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ClariS has announced new album PARTY TIME that includes singles Colorful, CLICK, and STEP plus 9 new song for 12 total tracks planned. Their 3rd album comes on three editions including a Limited with a pair of Nendoroid Petit reunion version figures.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr - 02 I'm not sure what to make of Gokukoku no Brynhildr yet, but I am sure I'm enjoying it so far. It seems like an odd way to describe a series that shows us what we've seen from this one already, but the word I most want to...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Set to be released soon, character goods maker fragment has a D-Frag!  reversible bag on the way this month. One side has a super deformed representation of the series' characters, but what fans will really care about is that you can flip it insid...

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Namco Bandai has released another gameplay video for Girls und Panzer: Master, Senshadou! This time, Miho and friends fight against the feisty girls of Saunders High School. As you can see, the game's story mode faithfully reenacts scenes from the...

Now that the new spring season has presented all that it has to offer with the all-important make-or-break first episodes, a collation of NicoNico Douga's most impressive anime premiers as voted by viewers via post-episode surveys has surfaced – a...

Money makes the world spin and the world of Anime is no exception. With good photoshop skills, the world of internet has shown us what happened when money is shown to anime characters. They revealed their inner "desire".

Siliconera Sato

With Yo-kai Watch's popularity in Japan, it comes as no surprise that the release of its sequel, which will come in two versions, will be sooner than expected. Level-5 gives us a first look at Yo-kai Watch 2: Founder and Yo-kai Watch 2: Head with ...

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The youth romantic comedy that gets ever more excellent as all goes wrong, Oregairu, is confirmed a much-deserved second season – spectacular news, as the story is definitely far from over, and the source carries on.

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Austin St. John, best known for Power Rangers fans as Jason Lee Scott aka the original Red Ranger answered some questions asked by his fans on his YouTube channel. One of those questions has something to do with Super Megaforce.

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Tweet Pin It The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival hit Philadelphia in a whirlwind of pink petals as idol group Le Siana made their State-side debut. For centuries, Japan has celebrated the return of spring with ohanami​ – parties beneath the blossom...

With their multiplatform digital release for Child of Light only half a month away, Ubisoft have today shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming platforming RPG. Child of Light is the very first title outside of the Rayman series to make full us...

L'Arc~en~Ciel to perform again at National Stadium in special May 28-29 event featuring Perfume, Seiji Kameda, MAN WITH A MISSION and many more as final send off to the stadium prior to its renovation.

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