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April 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
April 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Ginza's history as one of Tokyo's playgrounds for the well-to-do stretches back further than relative upstarts like Harajuku or Roppongi. While this means you can almost always find an elegant café to stop into for a refined mid-day snack, some of...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

For most groups of animals, making them bigger doesn't make them any cuter. For example, regular spiders? Not cute. Giant spiders? Still not cute, and now terrifying. Somehow, though, rodents are the exception to this rule, as the capybara, the wo...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Sword Art Online II' Anime Set For Worldwide Simulcast Posted by Chris Beveridge April 19, 2014 at 04:37 PM Sword Art Online II Aniplex USA had their panel at SakuraCon today for Sword Art Online where they had special appearances by Director Tom...


Overflowing with excitement (in more ways than one) I almost wrote "No Friends, No Life" as the title of the show…which would still be pretty accurate given how the main characters are such losers. But things turn around this week and they make on...

Japanator Brittany Vincent

You ever look over your jewelry collection and think to yourself "Wow, I really wish I had a coffin to store all of this in? " You're not alone, apparently. But it can't just be any coffin, because you're classy.

Japanator Ben Huber

I think I'll take a few more excuses to write about Godzilla before the film comes out! Yes, this new Godzilla poster is just about perfect. I wish it was a tad more detailed, but other than that, it's pretty spot-on.

Sony is upgrading Shinji Ikari's tape player so he can continue to listen to the same track over and over again in high-definition audio. The Sony Walkman F Evangelion Series: SDAT is engraved to look like Shinji's classic SDAT tape player and can...

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The official Sword Art Online II anime Twitter account announced that Eir Aoi will perform the show's opening theme song. Aoi previously performed Sword Art Online's second opening theme "Innocence" and Sword Art Online: Extra Edition's theme song...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Apr. 18. 2014 Sponsored links The winner of the "Otona AKB48 Audition (Adult AKB48 Audition)," sponsored by AKB48 and Ezaki glico brand PAPICO, has been announced. At today's television commercial shoot for PAPICO on April 17, the winner was broug...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

If you're looking for something new to play over the holiday weekend, Sony has a pretty solid Flash Sale running on the PlayStation Store. A variety of titles are available for just $0. 99, including urban jungle survivor game Tokyo Jungle and more.

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Police have confirmed that A-1 Pictures worked one of their animators to death, ruling that being made to work hundreds of hours of overtime a month drove him to suicide. The case centres on a man, 28 at the time of his death in 2010, employed on ...

Japanator Brittany Vincent

Following the success of the first Sword Art Online series, the second installment, Sword Art Online II, will be simulcast worldwide. Aniplex confirmed the announcement today, and the series will be airing in Japan in July of this year.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Announced for a fall release in the west back in February, an Atlus sales sheet offers a more precise release date for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The PS Vita sequel is coming out at retail and digitally courtesy of NIS America on September 2,...

The Fandom Post Chris Homer

Dragon Ball GT: Season 2 They certainly got the DRAG part in Dragon Ball GT, because this finale definitely dragged on so to speak… What They Say : Goku's final tale. Dragon Ball GT Season 2 includes the Super 17 and Shadow Dragon Sagas, as a bonu...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Gantz Volume 33 Dark Horse Comics has set their September and October 2014 manga release schedule and it certainly has some interesting items on it. The big one for fans is the rescue of Legal Drug from TOKYOPOP, which originally came out in three...


Fri, Apr 18 2014 at 22:22(JST)ORANGE RANGE Holds First Tour In Commemoration Of 10th Battle Of the Bands Event It has been announced that ORANGE RANGE would be holding their battle of the bands live event "Embu".

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Yen Press Creates Yen On Light Novel Imprint With New Acquisitions Posted by Chris Beveridge April 19, 2014 at 06:51 PM Yen Press made a pretty significant announcement at SakuraCon this weekend with the move to create a new novel imprint for the ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Hyper Goddess Faith Noir: Extreme God Black Heart – Combat Trailer Publisher Compile Heart has released a new action packed trailer for their upcoming PlayStation Vita game Hyper Goddess Faith Noir: Extreme God Black Heart.

North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have decided to wrap up the week by announcing yet another anime acquisition. This time around they have licensed Mangaka-san to Ashisutanto-san to (マンガ家さんとアシスタントさんと) which is currently airing in Jap...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

"If we don't fight, we can't win. " Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I have no little tale to start the blog with, so straight onto the action! The 1/8th Scale: Mikasa Ackerman! From the popular anime series 'Attack on Titan' com...


flumpool has revealed the tracklist and the DVD content for the greatest hits album "The Best 2008-2014 'MONUMENT'", which will be released on May 21. Furthermore, they have announced that they would be releasing a music video that had been shelve...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Up and coming idol group Babyraids has rebealed the MV for their new single "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll" that is slated for release on March 14. The new single will be released as double A-side single, another new song "Baby Step" will be inclu...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tweet Pin It Lady Gaga will be getting a little help from Japan's very own CGIdol in her upcoming North American tour. LADY GAGA'S artRAVE the ARTPOP ball hitting 16 venues across the United States and Canada will see Vocaloid Miku Hatsune warm up...

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Japan fortifies its place as the world's leader of innovation as the very first life-sized oppai mousepad was released to the public today in Akihabara, and sold out within only 30 minutes of being up for grabs.

Film recreating famous chapters from robot cat's manga opens on August 8 The Cinema Today website began streaming the full trailer for Stand By Me Doraemon, the first 3D CG film starring the anime robot cat Doraemon, on Friday.

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin – 02 Filed under First Impressions, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin by Cherrie | 0 Comments 「七重島第三高等部・冒険部 」 (Nanae-jima Dai San Koutoubu Bouken-bu) "Nanae Island 3rd Senior High School – Adventure Club" The plot thicken...

「どうして」 (Doushite) "Why? " Even if one is not impressed with Kawaisou's characters and plot, it'd be crazy not to at least give the show credit for its impressive visuals. This week, let's start there, then move onto the plot.

Mushishi Zoku Shou - 03 If there's such a thing as a quintessential Mushishi episode, that might have been it. Mushishi is a series that has many sides to it, and they reveal themselves only if you're patient and watch it for an extended period.

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With the recent success of its anime adaptation, Wataru Watanabe's popular cycling manga Yowamushi Pedal has recently asked its readers who is their favorite character of the series with the Yowamushi Pedal character popularity poll.

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