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July 17, 2014, 4:30 AM

Back in May, we reported to you about how we would be getting our first Japanese Disney hero in the upcoming film Big Hero 6 based on the Marvel comic of the same title. Since then, we've found out that the film will be titled Baymax in Japan, aft...

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

This has got to be some of the most bizarre news coming out of Asia this week. On July 14, a female artist who has distinguished herself with her female genitalia-inspired artwork has been arrested. Her crime?

Also: 009-1: The End of the Beginning live-action film Online retailer Right Stuf lists a Media Blasters DVD release of the Holy Knight original video anime and 009-1: The End of the Beginning live-action film.

Siliconera Sato

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has been out in Japanese arcades for almost two years now, and is still getting more characters. According to this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, Arc System Works will add two more with Celica and Lambda, this Fall.

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The first stop on Babymetal's 2014 World Tour, "Legend 'Y'", brought the story of "The Angel of Dance" (Yuimetal) and the Metal Resistance to the legions of metal fans of France on July 1, 2014. After a Star Wars-inspired intro video explaining th...

Siliconera Sato

OneChanbara's zombie-slaying big sisters are back, and this time for PlayStation 4.  The new game, OneChanbara Z2: Chaos will run at 60 frames-per-second and in full HD for the first time in the series, according to this week's issue of Famitsu ma...

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The real Godzilla would be a sight to behold as the King of the Monsters has been known to inspire both fear and awe whenever he makes landfall. To celebrate the release of his Hollywood movie, as well as his 60th anniversary, a gigantic statue of...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tweet Pin It Mayuko Goto announced her intentions to depart SKE48 during todays Kenkyusei stage show at SKE48 Theatre. The 18-year old Goto joined SKE48 as an understudy in March of 2013 having been a fan of the group since 2011 with the release o...

「ジェラシー・ローズ」 (Jerashii Rouzu) "Jealousy Rose" Alright, so I know you guys will cover the cute base for me in the comments, so I don't need to focus too much on that part here. Naru and Hana make a purely cute couple together and this episode furthe...

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Deadline reported that writer Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow) is currently working on the live-action Akira film. Harper will be working with Warner Bros, Appian Way, Mad Change and director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan).

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Actor Masahiro Inoue (Kamen Rider Decade) revealed in his official Twitter account that he dropped by at the set of Kamen Rider Drive. Much to his surprise, the show's staff still remembers him. In his tweet, he revealed:I ran into the next yearly...

Offered data to those who donated to her vagina-shaped boat art pieces The Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Safety Division announced that it arrested 42-year-old artist Megumi Igarashi on Monday for distributing 3D printer data of female genitalia.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The newly-launched official YouTube channel for the upcoming "Musical Kuroshitsuji-Chi ni Moeru Licorice-" (Musical Black Butler-Licorice Burning on the Ground-), a new musical show based on Yana Toboso's popular manga series, today posted a 25-se...

Young woman with sad eyes searches for cure for mysterious EDEN virus, protagonist uses Connect Jump to go to digital world The September issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that a character named Yūko Kamishiro in Bandai...

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Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine's lovable characters will be hitting the road once again for the 2014 edition of the Jump Anime Festa tour. The issue #34 of Weekly Shounen Jump! has announced their manga line-up which will be getting original anime ...

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Fire dancer and apparent Sailor Moon enthusiast Thomas Vaccaro took his Sailor Mars crossplay in a unique direction—by harnessing her fire powers. While he can't shoot fireballs just yet, we appreciate the effort.

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Nintendo surprisingly revealed three new characters for the new Super Smash Bros. with Lucina, Robin, and the return of Captain Falcon. Director Masahiro Sakurai gives us a closer look at Lucina, along with her comparison to Marth on his latest Mi...

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Otaku have discovered that by applying duct tape to their dakimakura and other illicit 2-D girl merchandise, they can achieve an increased level of eroticism, and completely transform the sentiment of the artwork.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Another round of DLC hit Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call in Japan, and this one awakens Vincent Valentine from Final Fantasy VII. The downloadable character goes for ¥150, and there are also a handful of new songs being added to the game, ...

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Only! To mark the 60th anniversary of Godzilla and the new Hollywood flick, Tokyo jeweller Ginza Tanaka is offering this solid gold 'Zilla. The statue is nearly ten inches tall and weighs 33 pounds. According to website Fashion Press, Ginza Tanaka...

Henshin Justice Unlimited KC Katastrophe

Sailor Moon Crystal has finally arrived! If you have not yet watched the first episode please head over to Hulu, Crunchyroll, or NicoNico and watch it right now! Spoilers ahead! ! When watching for the first time (yes, I watched it more than once,...

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Crunchyroll Scott Green

With a set of Sailor Moon's first 23 episodes now available for order ahead of an 11/11 release, Viz has posted a preview clip from their new English dub.     Main Voice Cast Stephanie Sheh as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon Kate Higgins as Ami Mizuno/S...

Hunter X Hunter 2011 - 138 There's no such thing as a trivial detail in Toghashi Yoshihiro's world. I remember, mukashi mukashi, when Kurapika was thought to be androgynous by some viewers - it seems like such an innocent time looking back on it.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Square Enix and DeNA are hoping to get Final Fantasy fans counting down the days along with a recently launched teaser site for something called Final Fantasy: Record Keeper.       There's just a few hours under two days left until the reveal, so ...

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The first trailer and footage has released for the live action film adaptation of Iwaki Hitoshi's 1990 Manga Parasyte (Kisejuu).  The trailer is for the first film, of the scheduled two, and will be produced by Toho.

Continuing from the recently held Japan Expo, a ton of amazing cosplayers appeared at Anime Expo® 2014 as well! Take a look at all the great cosplay AX had to offer, from beautiful to cool, in this massive photo report!

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Question: What kind of advice would you give to someone interested in visiting Japan but concerned about not speaking the language? Answer: I've visited Tokyo six times since 2000. The first time I went, I spent two weeks in the city.

Haruhichan's blog Hamza "Tomoki" Khattak

This week Nintendo has announced that secret bases will be making a comeback in the third generation remake of the beloved Pokémon franchise; Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS family of systems.

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