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September 10, 2014, 12:00 AM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Should you visit a history museum in Japan, and, like I do, make an immediate beeline for the collections of samurai armor and weaponry, you might be surprised to notice that Japanese swords are customarily displayed with the stitching removed fro...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

We get that the whole point of cosmetic surgery is often to dramatically change one's appearance, beyond what's possible through ordinary means. Likewise, if someone's had a sex change operation, we don't really expect the before and after pics to...

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Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga has won this year's Harvey Award. The manga won the award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. The announcement was made at a banquet, which happened last September 6th.

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In Japan, otakus are often presented in the stereotype of the fat, perverted geek with long hair and glasses, however, one man seems to be the exact opposite of that stereotypical look, and his name is Takashikyo Yashimoto, a Japanese track star w...

Anime special's story tells the relationship between Nekoma players Kenma Gozume and Lev Haiba The official Twitter account for the Haikyu! ! anime announced on Sunday that Mark Ishii will star as Lev Haiba in an upcoming Haikyu!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Capcom announced a collector's edition for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which will be available alongside the game's early 2015 launch in North America. The set packs a copy of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate with an exclusive Gore Magala figure, Felyne i...

Ladies' Code's RiSe will be having a funeral in Korea on September 9, but her final resting place will be Japan.

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It has been announced that a singer Nana Tanimura hold a release event for her 3rd photo book "7" at Fukuya Syoten Shinjuku Subnerd. All the photos are taken in Hawaii, and she commented "I think I could show just as I am in photos compared to pas...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, "Dhalsim curry" recently went on sale. Dhalsim, of course, is the fire-breathing fighter from Street Fighter II. Curry, of course, is delicious. Website Gigazine tried out the curry, which it described as extremely hot, causing the site'...

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The live-action Lupin III film debuted at the Japanese box office at #2 during the August 30-31 weekend. As of this writing, the film is still #2 at the Japanese box office. Still on top of the charts is the Stand By Me Doraemon film.

Siliconera Ishaan

Square Enix have announced a new cloud-streaming service in Japan, called Dive In. The service will let Japanese smartphone owners stream games like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII to their smartphones and tablets.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The voice cast for the three new characters in Toei Animation's highly anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina (The ballerina in the doll kingdom) are revealed to Japanese media today on September 9.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Tokyo-based company Voyager Entertainment officially announced today on September 8 that a live-action film adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato is in the works as a Hollywood film Star Blazers, using its U.

This year's 41st issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a "much-anticipated" stage play adaptation of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A) manga has been green-lit. The same project staff that worked on the stage pl...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

  Nintendo Invites You To Take a Look at the final version of Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS on September 12. The livestream event, which you can view here, will also let you check out some of Nintendo's upcoming games on the 3DS and Wii U.

Siliconera Ishaan

Way of the Samurai 4 is coming to PC via Steam, U. K. publisher Ghostlight have announced. The game was originally exclusive to PlayStation 3, and Ghostlight are working alongside developers Acquire and Spike Chunsoft to port it to PC.

"Robot of Sherwood" The buzz is that veteran Doctor Who scripter and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss wrote this episode before Peter Capaldi was announced as the Doctor, and made only minor tweaks to adapt it to his persona.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Reveals More Jump Start Manga Digital Publishing Plans Posted by Chris Beveridge September 8, 2014 at 02:50 PM JUDOS © 2014 by Shinsuke Kondo/SHUEISHA Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Digital Publishing Campaign Eliminates Time And Distance Ba...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple' Manga Ending Next Week Posted by Chris Beveridge September 8, 2014 at 06:36 PM Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Volume 50 The latest out of the blue manga series that's getting an end date is that of Kenichi The Migh...

Retailer lists game release as November 11 The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) is listing the Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing game for Nintendo 3DS. The ESRB describes the game: This is a racing game in which players drive Hello...

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Puzzle & Dragons is getting more crossover characters from the Dragon Ball universe. The second round of Dragon Ball Kai characters adds Super Saiyan 3 Goku (pictured above), Prince of Destruction Super Saiyan Vegeta, Ultimate Gohan, Super Saiyan ...

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The highly bizarre Grisaia no Kajitsu X Lucky Star collaborative event had a semi-surprisingly sizable turnout for taking place in the middle of a tiny town and being the odd, totally irrelevant combo that it is.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Tesagure! Bukatsumono' Anime Gets Sequel Production Posted by Chris Beveridge September 8, 2014 at 09:34 PM Tesagure! Bukatsumono The fan event this weekend in Japan for Tesagure! Bukatsumono has netted a new announcement for the property.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

8 minutes ago - 12:00 PM on 09. 08. 2014 We won't bite. . . much Do you love Japanese pop culture, music, or anime? Are you so deep into Yuri or Yaoi that you can't look at yourself in the mirror sometimes?

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

An unlikely challenger is joining the fight as the members of AKB48 appear to have joined to fray in the newest installment of the popular Super Smash Bros. series. Mayu Watanabe leads the charge against Mario as the girls of AKB48 look to take on...

Akame ga Kill – 10 Filed under Akame ga Kill, First Impressions by Cherrie | 0 Comments 「誘惑を斬る」 (Yuuwaku o Kiru) "Kill the Temptation" This episode was definitely more slow-paced than the previous ones, but to make up for it, it gives the audience...

Satomi Sato (佐藤聡美) announced her new single (untitled) with tie-up as the opening theme for upcoming anime Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete (失われた未来を求めて). Satomi Sato also voices supporting character Fukazawa Karin in the high school romance anime.

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A new Japanese promo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS features members of the popular idol group AKB48 fight against Nintendo's all star group of characters! Thanks to the Mii Fighters, you or your friends can fight Nintendo's roster of characters.

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Tweet Pin It Steamgirls member Karen Tsukimiya, age 17, passed away in what is being called an accident in July, 2014. Tsukimiya had been taking a break from the group for several months to treat depression and anxiety.

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