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August 27, 2014, 4:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Twitter user Otakumi makes Japanese sweets or "wagashi" (和菓子). Traditionally, they are served with tea and are inspired by nature or animals motifs. These sweets, however, are inspired by anime and video games.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Back in January this year, we brought you news of an emerging J-pop group going by the name of Chubbiness. The idea behind the outfit was that, as well as being accomplished singers, the members were all "puniko", or slightly chubby girls.

Siliconera Sato

A "shocking" new Pokémon project was announced today in collaboration with Famitsu magazine and The Pokémon company. This game is Pokkén Tournament, being developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco.   During the stream, The Pokémon Company CEO T...

Wan Abrar Rei

The Pokémon Company just announced its new project: Pokkén Tournament. It's a fighting game in collaboration with Namco Bandai's Tekken Team.  "Whether you are a causal player, a regular player or a hardcore player, anyone who likes Pokemon can ha...

The staff of the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen) and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen) films began streaming a "Bridge" promotional video on Monday.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

As a car-loving foreigner living in Japan, for me, any cruise around Tokyo can suddenly turn into an automotive photo safari. Japan has tons of cool domestic cars which were never exported to the U. S.

Siliconera Spencer

Speaking of Arc System Works, they're also developing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for Atlus. The sequel adds Persona 3 favorites Junpei and Yukari plus an all new character, Sho Minazuki. In Japan, the console version comes out in Japan this week whic...

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Kinoshita Yukiko and Kato Tomoko to graduate from SKE48 Kinoshita Yukiko and Kato Tomoko announced their graduation from SKE48. Kinoshita Yukiko will continue her activities with SKE48 until November. Kato Tomoko will leave the idol group in Septe...

NU'EST announced that it will be releasing its debut Japanese single on November 5th.

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

And today's our lucky day because new scans for Kamen Drive are popping out everywhere! Enjoy viewing the scans after the break!

RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

China's wackiest entrepreneur-philanthropist, Chen Guangbiao, loves nothing better than a grand gesture. This summer he hosted an extravagant lunch for homeless people in New York – which ended mired in controversy when the $300 he promised each g...

SeventhStyle Seven

Hisasi's "Union" manga series newly serialized in Comic Alive has begun, taking advantage of Hisasi's "one of a kind" talents – as nobody else could make it into a mainstream magazine with such grotesque artwork.

Ani-Culture firev1

On 26 August 2014, Tsunekazu Ishihara, President of the Pokemon Company announced a new collaboration with producers of the popular fighting games from Bandai Namco's Tekken, Katsuhiro Harada,  and Soul Calibur's, Masaaki Hoshino on a new Pokemon ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Before Kamen Rider Gaim ends this September, a new Armored Rider will appear in the series in the form of Kamen Rider Jam Darkness Arms! Jam's user transforms using a Sengoku Driver and the Black Apple Lock Seed (L.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The official website of the Strike Witches OVA website has revealed some new information about the second upcoming Strike Witches OVA. It will be titled Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 2 – Aegean Umi no Megami and will be releasing in...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

It was confirmed in this year's Power Morphicon that a book about making Power Rangers will be released early next year. The book will be written by Robert Hughes who worked as a writer/producer/director of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, VR Trooper...

JEFusion SilverBack Fanwoks

Our good friend Fury Diamond has given us a trio of videos from the guest panels in Power Morphicon 2014 featuring the guest of honors doing their. . .

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

The official Sailor Moon YouTube channel began streaming a digest video on Sunday from the opening night of the stage musical Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Petite Étrangère. The video features clips from the live show.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Leading into a showcase at Tokyo Game Show and a fall launch, preregistration has opened for Fuji & Gumi's free-to-play smartphone strategy RPG Phantom of the Kill. What's particularly interesting about this fantasy themed game is that internation...

An English-language Steam release has been announced for top romance visual novel Clannad, at last allowing Steam-bound barbarian gamers in on the heart-wrenching drama that is Clannad – and just in time for its 10th anniversary.

SGCafe spartanchef

Oedo Onsen Monogatari, the world's first and only hot springs theme park has recently featured a Gintama theme and had the comedy anime's most popular characters take over the resort. They have also announced that their next collaboration will fea...

A few days shy of the official launch of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold) in Japan, publisher ATLUS has shared the games opening sequence. The sequence presents all returning fighters + Rise by name, while giving ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Some anime fans have discovered that the Japanese Television broadcast of anime adaptation of Takumi Toyoda and Vania600's light novel series Rail Wars!  has actually been censored on TBS. The international streaming version is in fact uncensored ...

SGCafe spartanchef

In a new teaser website which opened earlier today, anime studio Silver Link has announced that they will be animating the "intellectual fantasy" manga, Yuri Kuma Arashi, and at the helm of the new anime will be Mawaru Penguindrum and Revolutionar...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

In the latest Miiverse pic of the day, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai explains some of the benefits of the brawler's Classic mode difficulty slider. Not only does it make battles harder, but cranking it up also increases the rewards y...

SGCafe spartanchef

The disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has gotten a lot of attention as of late, especially with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge taking social media by storm, and it has even affected Japan!

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

A large poll has recently ended, the poll in question is to vote for the most popular character from the Monogatari series. Here are the results: 20) Tooe Kanbaru – 16 votes 19) Koyomi's mother – 23 votes 18) Izuko Gaen – 34 votes 17) Yozuru Kagen...

「学園の王子様(女子)の悩み」 (Gakuen no Ouji-sama (Joshi) no Nayami) "The Prince (Girl) of the School's Problems" This is exquisitely excruciating. Just make Kashima x Hori official already! The Fateful Manga of Comedic Misunderstandings I've said before that ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official Stand By Me Doraemon YouTube channel posted the making-of video of the film. The video features the process on how the CG animation was rendered. The film opened in Japanese theatres last August 8th and debuted at #1 in the Japanese b...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We are all our own worst enemy, but Tomoki takes it to a whole other level. What They Say: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around!

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