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June 13, 2014, 10:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Just think, you can buy a new car or 6. 5 foot Optimus Prime? Oh, and it doesn't transform, it just stands there. And points—at you, probably, laughing silently. As part of Transformers' 30th anniversary, Takara Tomy is offering this made-in-Japan...

If you don't trust your friends with your valuables, this story might bolster your paranoia: two 20-year-old salary men were arrested yesterday in Kōbe for stealing 15-year-old kid's Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. They alleged thieves visited their friend on Fe...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

Wakayama man accused of stealing 600 girls gym uniforms The suspect told police he did it "to wear them. "GIFU (TR) – Gifu Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old staff member at a technical junior college for the theft of hundreds ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, a PS Vita remake of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia, was recently rated by the ESRB for PC, and Siliconera got in touch with Idea Factory to find out what was going on.

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Crunchyroll Scott Green

News out of Annecy Festival’s International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is that Monaco-based Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation are teaming up on a new Astro Boy.

Joint Japanese/French/Monacan production & Little Astro Boy edutainment shorts launching Entertainment trade news source Variety reported on Wednesday that Japan's Tezuka Productions, France's Caribara Animation, and Monaco's Shibuya Productions a...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last summer, Liden Films (Aiura) produced an anime promo for Yamada and the 7 Witches, a shounen gender bender about a loser who swaps bodies with the beautiful class superstar. As this video approached 1 million views, they started promising that...

Siliconera Sato

Yuji Horii, best known as the creator of the Dragon Quest series, previously teased a bit on the next installment of the series. In a recent radio show called Mangaku N Channel SP, he finally revealed that Dragon Quest XI is in development.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

At this weekend's Tokyo Toy Show, Bandai is presenting a preview of the 7th and 8th S. H. Figurearts Senshi figures, and even voice actress Megumi Ogata is impressed by the upcoming Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune.

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

Kawai Makoto's cute girl cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti, also known as the cute girl cooking manga Happy Cooking Graffiti will be getting a TV anime adaption. 川井マコトさん「幸腹グラフィティ」TVアニメ化決定!! pic. twitter. com/rpyJMS2WJt — 花 (@FlowerThief) June 1...

Siliconera Robert Ward

At E3, we got to try out Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, which is coming to North America and Europe this Fall on the Nintendo 3DS. The compilation contains the first three Ace Attorney games with remastered sprites and art.

Game with shooter elements follows steam-based fighting force created by Lincoln Nintendo revealed a brand-new 3DS title at its developer event at E3 on Wednesday. Hitoshi Yamagami (Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles) and Intelligent Systems (Fire ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

A couple new videos recently arrived for Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea. With the RPG on the not-so-distant horizon in Japan, Gust shared the opening movie and a brief look at some of the field gameplay.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

After a bit of Asuka taking on enemies by herself, the latest Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson footage from Famitsu shows how much better it can be fighting as a pair. Of course, you might be more interested in all the scantily clad transformatons, d...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

"My Girlfriend is an Alpaca," officially named PacaPlus, follows the "unforgettable summer" of Saeki Kazuma, who visits Alpaca Kingdom with his friends, only to return home on the bus, look over and discover that his girlfriend, Izumi Yukari, has ...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

Japanator's about more than anime, don't you know! It's also about watching dignified hunks like Ken Watanabe do a samurai take on Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven, and that's exactly what this is.

Siliconera Spencer

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1 was developed as a PlayStation Vita title, but the remake of the game that kicked off the Neptunia series may be coming to PC too. The ESRB rating says Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1 is for Vita and PC.

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"Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo" Anime Announced Posted by pKjd on Jun 12, 2014 @ 8:02 am 12 Jun According to the official website, an anime adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's gender bender-comedy manga series, 「Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo」, has been gre...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new promotional video the upcoming original anime Zankyou no Terror. The series will be directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) with music composed from Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Miyuki Sawashiro voiced Gun Gale Online girl Sinon takes the focus in the latest ad for summer's Sword Art Online II anime. Self-described "gun maniac" and Kino's Journey author Keiichi Sigsawa (a name adopted to pay tribute to SIG Sauer) will be ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Shimizu's popular action-fantasy light novel series Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance) has announced its premiere schedule in July.

Discotek has revealed its license rescue of the 1986-1990 Violence Jack OVA series. Manga Entertainment first released the three post-apocalyptic horror/action OVAs on domestic VHS in 1996. Right Stuf re-released the three episodes on VHS the foll...

Fujiko F. Fujio's Doraemon character earned his stripes. The white tiger character, dubbed "Toranomon" ("tora" is the Japanese word for tiger) is the mascot of a new high-rise development in the Toranomon business district in Tokyo.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As reported several times, Imperial Enterprise has been known for the One Piece featured items from its "One Piece Premium Collection" bland such as "Roronoa Zoro Wrist Watch," "Monkey D. Luffy College Ring," "Fire Fist Ace Memorial Bracelet," and...

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Viz Media revealed via ANN that they will release JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood in North America! This is the first time Viz Media will release the earlier volumes of Hirohiko Araki's manga epic.

After several months of Jo Eriko's come back, she will make her re-debut as an actress on late June 2014. She  will take a young lead role in Ao no Umi – Long Summer, which will be broadcasted on Fuji Tv.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Megaman/Rockman fans rejoice! This Capcom licensed Mega Buster Gun replica from ThinkGeek is coming your way!

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Besides those new ToQger toys that were shown in the Tokyo Toy Show 2014, a preview for a Chogokin version of the DX ToQ-Oh was also seen in the. . .

Siliconera Ishaan

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