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May 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

SF Magazine is a well-known sci-fi magazine in Japan. Launching in 1959, it's still published today. And in July 1973, the cover looked like BioShock. BioShock was released decades later in 2007 (the above image features a still from the 2010 sequ...

Fans may be counting the days with anticipation until the launch of the new Sailor Moon anime series in July, but in the meantime, the good folks at Bandai have come up with yet another attractive product inspired by the series.

The results are in for the Ota-Q question "What are your top three favorite anime? " posted to the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Dec. 23-31, 2013. This time, respondents answered by freely picking their top three favorite anime and the answe...

Following its release in North America a couple of days ago by Square Enix, Bandai Namco Games Australia have confirmed that Drakengard 3 is now available for purchase in both Australia and New Zealand exclusively on the PlayStation 3.

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Written by: Japan Trends on May 23, 2014 at 11:39 am | In PRODUCT INNOVATION | No Comments You might think there isn't much room for further development in the design of the humble flower vase. But you'd be wrong.

There's great comfort in knowing some things don't change. I wasn't totally sure how I'd feel about returning to AnoHana, some three years after the completion of the TV series.   I certainly loved it (I ranked it #2 on my list for 2011), but thre...

Siliconera Sato

This week's issue of Famitsu magazine has a lot to share about Tecmo Koei and Nintendo's upcoming collaboration, Hyrule Warriors. The game, known as "Zelda Musou" in Japan, is part of Tecmo Koei's Warriors series of games, which employ the concept...

Travel and tourism agency JTB is offering a "Attack on Titan Extra Tour" where interested customers can pay 39,800 yen (~$400) to appear as an extra in next year's live-action Attack on Titan film. Participants will also get a group photo on set, ...

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New information about the upcoming Kamen Rider Gaim summer movie revealed that after months of speculation, the new movie is confirmed to be a non-canon movie. In the film, Zawame City is in a soccer Sengoku Era!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Following up on the first and second sets, Capcom is back with more character balance clips for Ultra Street Fighter IV. This batch deals with changes made to Adon, Dee Jay, E. Honda, El Fuerte, Gen, and Sakura.

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Sword Art Online II ~Phantom Bullet~ PV May 22nd, 2014 / By Tabris / No comments » / Categories: Anime, Video Here's a promo for one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years, the second part of the Sword Art Online anime series which will b...

"Mighty Long Fall / Decision" hits the shelves July 30. Featuring 3 tracks.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

As announced earlier this week, Chaos;Head Noah is coming to PS Vita in Japan in a bundle with Chaos;Head Love Chu Chu! Priced at ¥5,800 ($57), the set comes with a sexy patch modifier, and there's also a limited edition version on the way.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Seitokai Yakuindomo' Manga Getting Bundled Anime Posted by Chris Beveridge May 21, 2014 at 04:04 PM With two seasons of the series behind it and a couple of bundled anime episodes as well with previous installments of the manga, the upcoming 11th...

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Perfume, in preparation for the release of their single, has revealed a short PV of Hold Your Hand. But instead of the usual dancing, we witness a video that focuses on the lyrics of their song, written on people's hands.

The official website for the Japanese rock band SPYAIR announced on Wednesday that the condition of vocalist Ike's throat is getting worse and so the band is cancelling its two shows in Tokyo and is officially going on hiatus.

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A recent behind the scenes photo for Ressha Sentai ToQGer has surfaced online, which features the team's newest member, ToQ-6. In the image, he is seen carrying his personal weapon. It is currently rumored that actor Taiko Kotono will play ToQ-6's...

Sentai Filmworks has announced its acquisition of distribution rights to the 2009 first season of the K-On television anime. Bandai Entertainment released the 14-episode series on domestic bilingual DVD and Blu-ray.

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Recap Pouf convinces Pitou that Komugi is safe and well, meaning there's no reason to avoid a fight with Gon. Discovering that Kite is long dead, Gon fights with himself over whether he or Pitou is to blame.

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Mysterious Hunt Event Announced for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya A new event surrounding The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has just been revealed. The mystery event has 707 illustrations hidden throughout Japan where people must take images o...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A bunch of info was revealed for Zelda Musou, which is currently titled Hyrule Warriors in the west. Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors-style spin on The Legend of Zelda is being developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja, and the official website is now ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Persona 4 Arena has been removed from the European PlayStation Network. A PSN user pointed this out in the comments of the PlayStation Blog. Jawad Ashraf from the PlayStation Store Team replied:   Persona 4 Arena has been removed from PS Store on ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Netflix Sets 'Knights Of Sidonia' Anime Premiere Date Posted by Chris Beveridge May 22, 2014 at 02:02 PM Knights of Sidonia There's a good bit of anticipation for the anime adaptation for the manga series Knights of Sidonia by Tsutomu Nihei.

  It has been revealed that the successor to Kamen Rider Gaim will be Kamen Rider Drive, as the name has been registered on IPDL earlier today. Kamen Rider Drive will be the 16th Heisei Kamen Rider series, starting from Kamen Rider Kuuga from 2000.

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It's nearly the final countdown as the initial wave of fan votes have been tallied with some unexpected results. The AKB48 Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo [選抜総選挙], otherwise known as the General Election, is an event where fans get to vote for their fav...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Like a lot of sports anime, Haikyuu! ! features a hot-blooded, unrefined but friendly protagonist. Likewise, the volleyball series, which premiered in April, doesn't get any points for originality by pairing its lead up with a cocky, aloof partner.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

SOUL EATER NOT! – 07 Filed under First Impressions, SOUL EATER by Takaii | 0 Comments 「デスバザー日和! 」 (Desubazaa Hiyori) "Death Bazaar Weather" While she's no Arachne or Medusa, the scorpion-esque Shaula is actually quite the little bitch.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Kokoro Connect Seven Seas Entertainment is getting their ducks in order for the August 5th, 2014 launch of the Kokoro Connect manga series and that means the first volume has had its cover art revealed.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

It's officially confirmed that Kamen Rider Gaim's final form, the Kamen Rider Gaim Kiwami Arms will make its debut in the show's 32nd episode! In addition, here are the titles of the episodes that will air in June:Episode 32 - The Strongest Power!

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