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September 10, 2014, 12:30 PM
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...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following the recent X-Men crossover, The Guardians of the Galaxy are the latest Marvel Comics super hero team to be introduced in Toei produced anime series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers. Well timed for the September 13th Japanese release of the...

Original film opened in America in August, premieres in Japan later this month Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that the characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy film will make appearances in episodes 24 and 25 of the Marvel Disk Wars: The A...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

A few weeks ago, some lucky motorists in Chiba Prefecture spotted something few of us ever get chance to see: a man dressed as Batman riding a customized trike, speeding down the expressway. Chibatman, as he soon came to be known, quickly caught t...

Siliconera Sato

Capcom recently announced that they'll have a special showing for The Great Ace Attorney at this year's Tokyo Game Show, where we'll see the latest on the game, However, this week's Famitsu brings up a couple of details in advance.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official site for the upcoming TV anime Shirobako today announced its premiere schedule for next month. The original anime created by P. A. Works (Nagi no Asukara, Glasslip) focuses on the inside story of Japan's anime industry.

Crunchyroll Humberto Saabedra

Frequent LINE user? Enjoy spamming your friends with goofy and cute stickers? Ever wished you could follow Crunchyroll on it like you already do on Twitter and Facebook? Well I have some amazing news on that front tonight.

The Tokyo Reporter Brett Bull

Osaka cops bust welder in theft of women's underwear, seize 1,800 pairs By Brett Bull on September 9, 2014 under Crime,Osaka,Tokyo Daily Toshiyuki IkedaOSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police last month arrested welder Toshiyuki Ikeda, 45, for alleg...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo previously stated that they have long-term plans for Hyrule Warriors so fans can enjoy it for longer, and according to the game's official Twitter account, it looks like we'll get  hear more about an upcoming update during the Tokyo Gam...

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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.

SGCafe spartanchef

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...

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Warner Brothers revealed that as of September 5, the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno film is the highest-grossing Japanese live-action film of 2014. As of Sunday, the film is on its 38th day in Japanese theaters, was seen over 3,547,44 times and ea...

METANORN skylion

Sep7 Sensei's Blue Period  Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining me. Well, that was an awful wait, wasn't it? I never thought that I would jones for an SoL fix quite this much! ————————————————————————————————————————————— Furo Obligatory Naru...

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!

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Street Fighter's Dhalsim hails from India which also known in Japan as the land of Curry, so who better to be featured in the box of the official Street Fighter Curry, right? The curry is described to be "extremely hot", just like Dhalsim's fire a...



About the PhotographerInspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990's, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002.

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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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 Sato

Earlier this month, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest Heroes: The Dark Dragon and the Castle of the World Tree, an upcoming Warriors-style game for PS4 and PS3. This week's issue of Famitsu shares more information from series creator Yuji Horii.

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Since I was very busy at work, I was only able to take a look at most news every now and then. It seems that more and more news is about the Tokyo Game Show! I ran an article about the Pre-TGS conference from Sony.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

A complaint that some video game fans have with the current crop of mobile titles is their unambitious scale. Designed to played in short bursts, their aim is often limited to providing a way to enjoyably kill a few minutes of spare time, which ca...

In three weeks time, North American fans of ATLUS' Persona franchise will be able to enjoy their second fighting game 'Persona 4 Arena Ultimax' on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. With multiple characters yet to feature in their own minute-long vide...

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.

Swordplay bloodbath anime Akame ga Kill works its romance magic with the introduction of a rather familiar and busty young lady into the series group of combat experts – providing a wealth of exhilarating fanservice as a result, as well as more of...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Japan Based Voyager Entertainment Confirms 'Star Blazers' Hollywood Film Posted by Chris Beveridge September 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM Star Blazers We talked about this last fall when Deadline reported it, but now the Tokyo based Voyager Entertainment c...

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.

Today the members of session band "kijinkai" have announced that they have formed a formal band named "liraizo" and release its first mini album in November.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Devil is a Part-Timer Streaming in Australia continues to grow in its various forums and the folks at AnimeLab have acquired a new content partner to help expand the offerings of its service. Siren Visual's content will slowly be added, where lice...

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.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Tsukimiya Karen (Steamgirls) passed away It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Tsukimiya Karen (Steamgirls). The member of Alice Project died in an accident in early July, but the news has just been announced by her father via a...

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