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September 10, 2014, 8:00 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...

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 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.

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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...

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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...

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 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...



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.

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.

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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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...

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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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

"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

'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...

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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.

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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If you aren't familiar with Sanrio's mobile rhythm game Show By Rock! you will be when 2015 rolls around and the anime adaptation debuts. This year's Sanrio Expo featured a very special announcement as the company announced that their next anime w...

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Nihongogo Dani

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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