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August 27, 2014, 3:30 PM
Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Ever since details of LinQ's 5th single were announced at Tokyo Idol Festival a few weeks ago, expectations were high. To refresh your memory: Mofuku-chan (Maiko Fukushima, producer of Dempagumi. inc) is producing the single, Risa Aizawa (Dempagumi.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In short, it's spaghetti plus a hamburger. A spaghetti burger. What could go wrong? While this certainly isn't the first spaghetti burger, this is one of the first to be offered by a major fast food chain—in Japan, at least.

Crunchyroll Yomimaid

The live-action adaptation of Princess Jellyfish will hit the theaters in Japan at the end of this year, but before the movie opens, have you seen the first photos of Masaki Suda dressed as Kurako while cross-dressing yet?

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's manga Donten ni Warau announced new cast members for the show on Monday. The newly announced cast members include: Kousuke Toriumi (Yowamushi Pedal, Naruto) as Sōsei Abeno...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu' OVA Gets Second Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge August 26, 2014 at 09:35 PM Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu Soubi Yamamoto is certainly one of the more interesting creators out there these days as she's largel...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

At the past weekend's 2014 Japan Expo USA, Sekai Project announced at their panel that they acquired the license to and will be bringing one of Key's most popular visual novels, Clannad, to Steam. The game will not only be fully translated for ste...

Siliconera Ishaan

Margaret, who was recently announced as DLC for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in Japan, has been confirmed as paid DLC for the game in North America as well.   Atlus USA announced this morning that Margaret will be available one week after Persona 4 Are...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch' Anime OVA Promo Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge August 26, 2014 at 08:30 PM Ikki Tousen Great Guardians You can't keep a good fanservice and action franchise down and Ikki Tousen continually proves that.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Leading into fall's battle anime, the Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. (I, will become a twintail) light novel series by Yume Mizusawa is getting a manga adaptation that has kicked off in the September issue of Monthly Big Gangan, on sale in Japan Augus...

Siliconera Sato

Sega recently announced the next Yakuza game, titled Yakuza Zero,for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and this week's issue of Famitsu magazine provides a few more details. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ]   Yakuza Zero is set in December of 1988, and will...

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

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Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of August's adult PC game Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd announced its main voice cast yesterday on August 26.

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.

SGCafe spartanchef

As Yuusei Matsui's Shounen Jump! manga, Assassination Classroom, has been confirmed to not only have an upcoming anime adaptation scheduled to premiere on January 2015, but also a live-action movie, the cast for the live-action adaptation has now ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Military! Anime Adaptation Announced During the recent Wonder Festival event in Chiba, Japan, it was announced that Mamo Williams' 4koma manga Military! (Miritari! ) will be receiving an anime adaptation.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The official Toei Animation YouTube channel posted 3 TV spots for the One Piece '3D2Y' Overcome Ace's Death! The Oath With Luffy's Crewmates special. The TV spots features the special's theme song, "Next Stage" by AAA.

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.

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...

Siliconera Sato

The Pokémon Company announced a collaboration with Bandai Namco this morning, in the form of Pokkén Tournament, a fighting game being created for arcades. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, SoulCalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino, and The Pokémon Comp...

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...

Ready to see the face of our newest rider? Our new rider is named Tomari Shinnosuke (played by Takeuchi Ryouma), and he's a cop in a special unit who's obsessed with cars! His name is also some sort of pun on the word "Stop" in Japanese – tomaru.

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 ...

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.

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.

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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...

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.

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.

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...

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