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October 16, 2014, 10:00 PM

10-kg/22-pound plastic/aluminium replica comes with blades next January MOVIC has finally opened pre-orders for the much-anticipated official, 1/1-scale 3D maneuver gear replica from Attack on Titan. Order now, and it can be yours in late January—...

Remember Gudetama, the apathetic anthropomorphized egg character from Sanrio with no desire whatsoever to do anything at all? Well, it seems the most unmotivated character we've ever seen from Sanrio has actually gotten down to business, if only f...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The New Nintendo 3DS went on sale in Japan last Saturday. You could either get the regular sized one or the larger New Nintendo 3DS XL. Which did most gamers in Japan purchase? The XL, it seems. Famitsu reports that during it's first week on sale ...

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It's been announced that NMB48 Team M and SKE48 TeamKII member Nana Yamada will be graduating from the group on her 23rd birthday, April 3, 2015. On October 14, NMB48 kicked off their 4th anniversary concerts at Osaka International Convention Center.

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That feel when your favorite voice actress is only #10. Charapedia posted the results of their poll of the most attractive voice actresses. 10,000 fans participated the poll and topping it is Kana Hanazawa (Oreimo's Kuroneko) with 1,913 votes!

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nike Taiwan is teasing an upcoming collaboration with the Jordan brand and Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk manga. The upcoming footwear release is set for an October 18 launch, with more details to come, but for now we have the brief video below.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nintendo previously announced plans to include Link among the new characters in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, and now we have a nice look at The Legend of Zelda hero's vehicle. Nintendo tweeted the following picture of the Master Cycle earlier ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Big Blue and the Future Gadget Lab have teamed up for a series of Steins;Gate - The Sagacious Wisdom of Cognitive Computing anime shorts on IBM's 「Mugendai」 site. Inspired by the hypothetical science adventure's incorporation of an IBM 5100 PC int...

Siliconera Sato

Earlier last week, FuRyu announced that they're developing a Terra Formars game for the Nintendo 3DS, titled Terra Formars: Fierce Battle on the Crimson Planet. The game's official website shares a few details, along with a first look from Gamer.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Working! ! ' Manga Gets Final Date Posted by Chris Beveridge October 15, 2014 at 03:31 PM The end of the Working! ! manga from Karino Takatsu is just about here as the latest issue of Young Gangan has announced that the final chapter will debut i...

Siliconera Spencer

A system update just added themes to Nintendo 3DS and Bandai Namco already has a set of themes planned for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. First print copies of the 3DS strategy RPG includes a download code which can be redeemed for seven themes.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Atlus USA released some finalized mock-ups for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition versions of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Get a quick peek at how they both look below, followed by some new character trailers for Ken Amada and...

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The official Durarara! ! x2 anime website posted the trailer for the first quarter of the series called "Durarara! ! x2 Shou". The trailer features some new characters and returning ones. From left to right: Mizuki Akabayashi, Vorona, and Chikage ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Koufuku Graffiti' Anime Adaptation Gets New Key Visual Posted by Chris Beveridge October 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM Koufuku Graffiti Manga Time Kirarara magazine announced the next volume to be scheduled for the Koufuku Graffiti manga and alongside tha...

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It was announced at this week's MIPCOM event in Cannes, France, that a new Lupin III TV anime series is currently in production and is slated to air next Spring. This will be the first full Lupin III anime series in over 30 years.

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If you've been to any recreational running events in your lifetime, you know that they're a great place to show off your personal style, whether it's tutus, turkey hats, crazy tights, or Santa outfits.


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 Mikikazu Komatsu

Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, slated for February 2015.

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Sample scenes of Rance01's upcoming animated debut provide an appropriately inappropriate look at admirably illustrated females in less than appropriate situations, uncensored and offering a raw preview.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A new commercial looks ahead to the Black Butler Book of Murder OVA, adapting the manga's Phantomhive Manor Murder Case Arc in two episodes, running in limited theatrical engagements starting October 25 and November 15, 2014 before home video rele...

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Tweet Pin It Cheeky Parade's whirlwind tour of New York City hit a high note as the girls opened up the 3rd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival and made history as the events first Japanese act. The pop idol group looked to stake their claim as bast...

「ウィザードの矜持」 (Uizaado no Kyouji) "A Wizard's Pride" Team White Chaika face off against Claudia as Red Chaika reenters the game. As for Vivi-Chaika, she's not giving up. Strong Emotions Win the Battle I prefer a magic system that is detailed and expl...

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Written by: William on October 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm | In CULTURE | No Comments Yes, Japan's most famous unofficial mascot, that lovable jumping yellow pear Funassyi now has a kid brother. If you believed Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture already had en...

Welcome to Idol Hands! You might already know me from my Twitter account @maiyanee, but in this column I'll be analyzing and answering your questions about the goings-on of the 48 and 46 idol world. What are the chances of your oshi getting a push...

Need something to take your mind off the long wait for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth? ATLUS USA have today confirmed that Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for the PlayStation 3 platform has officially been launched in North America.

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Do not adjust your television screens, it is not the 90's, and you are not watching Fushigi Yuugi. I can't have been the only one who thought of that comparison watching the OP. Akatsuki no Yona seems to want to double as a reverse harem alongside...

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Renowned Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts game designer Tetsuya Nomura recently unveiled his own take on Hatsune Miku in New York, which drew mixed reactions from the fans. The gaming icon recently sat down in an interview with Japanese gaming mag...

Akatsuki no Yona - 02 Akatsuki no Yona is really delivering the goods. I keep promising myself I'll stop reading anime forums, because as I find my perspective growing more and more remote from the mainstream of anime fandom it's an increasingly f...

Surprisingly sexy fighting game Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has provided a host of trendy DLC costumes just in time for the Halloween season, with some outfits exposing a bit more skin than anticipated, ghouls and demons aside.

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