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October 17, 2014, 7:30 PM

A lawmaker in Hong Kong who supports the Chinese government reportedly cited Kung Fu movies as a justification for the violent crackdown on the protesters who have become known as the "Umbrella Revolution.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Hey! It's Thursday. Which means it is almost Friday. This has been a long week. Maybe it's been good. Maybe it's been bad. Let's unwind with some silly photos. It's been a while since we've taken a look at goofy photos you can find online in Japan.

Siliconera Ishaan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold more than 750,000 copies in the U. S. in its first two days, Nintendo of America announced this afternoon. Of that figure, over 135,000 copies were sold digitally through the Nintendo eShop.

As this yeas is Sailor Moon 20th anniversary, various kind of Sailor Moon collaborated items have been produced and attracted especially young girls. As the Sailor Moon fans are always looking forward to seeing what is coming up next, and this tim...

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The Baseball Federation of Japan recently recruited five manga characters to the "Samurai Japan" national team roster—Takao Taniguchi from Captain, Tatsuya Uesugi from Touch, Gorō Shigeno from Major, Ren Mihashi from Big Windup!

Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint opened a special site for its Gagaganbaru 2015 project campaign on Friday, and the site announced that an anime adaptation of Hirotaka Akagi's Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (A Boring Wo...

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The anime industry is taking the issue of manga and anime piracy very seriously as companies are losing millions. To counter this, several big names in the industry like Aniplex, Kadokawa, Good Smile Company, Kodansha, Sunrise, Shueisha, Shogakuka...

The Tokyo Reporter Brett Bull

Tokyo cops bust school-girl sniff parlor in Takadanobaba By Brett Bull on October 17, 2014 under Crime,Tokyo Daily Keiten IzuchiTOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a parlor in Shinjuku Ward that allows male cus...

Gatchaman Crowds Second Season Slated for 2015 A year ago, the second season of the anime was announced. And just recently, according to Gatchaman Crowds' anime studio, Tatsunoko Production's (SKET Dance, Psycho-Pass 2), recruitment page, it was r...

SeventhStyle Yamada II

An anime adaptation of the novel "Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai" has been announced – a series that innovatively combines a long title with a story not related to imoutos. "A Boring World Where the Concept of 'Dirty Jok...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

After previewing the limited edition version last month, Aksys Games announced an official release date for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. The Arc System Works fighter hits PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America on December 16 in both standard ...

Siliconera Ishaan

Bandai Namco are developing a new Kuroko's Basketball game for Nintendo 3DS, Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced. The game is titled Kuroko's Basketball: Ties to the Future, and it is the third such game for the platform.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Next week's Shonen Jump is set to reveal the student cast for the TV anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom. The series follows a middle school class who have one year to learn how to assassinate their alien teacher or he'll annihilate Earth.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Senran Kagura' Getting Bundled Anime Episode Posted by Chris Beveridge October 16, 2014 at 04:36 PM Senran Kagura While North American fans recently got to check out the Senran Kagura TV series that was originally broadcast in 2013 through the ne...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Scarlett Johansson Offered 'Ghost in the Shell' Live Action Lead Role Posted by Chris Beveridge October 17, 2014 at 06:12 AM Lucy With a lot of chatter going on in the last couple of days regarding Warner Bros.

The team enjoys school life in January 16 bundle with Hiroshi Fukuda's 17th manga volume The wraparound jacket band on Hiroshi Fukuda's 16th Jōjū Senjin! ! Mushibugyō manga volume is announcing on Friday that the next volume will bundle the third ...

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Months ago, eagle-eyed Batman fans who watched Kamen Rider Gaim during that time noticed that the Zamawe City map resembles the map of Gotham City. The "Zawame City" map was first and last seen in Kamen Rider Gaim's 33rd episode entitled "The Grea...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

In addition to the upcoming film and anime adaptation, Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom is getting a Nintendo 3DS game. This week's issue of Jump reveals Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei as a "comical assassin action game.

An Interview with manga artist Junko Mizuno Date: 2014 October 16th Thursday [16:03] | Posted By: Joe Renowned manga artist Junko Mizuno is jetting over to the UK. She'll be here to attend Comica Festival and Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

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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!

The Tokyo Reporter Brett Bull

Locked groove: Vestax vanishes By Brett Bull on October 16, 2014 under National Turntable manufacturer Vestax ended operations on August 31TOKYO (TR) – Vestax, the Japanese maker of disc jockey and audio equipment, has ended operations, according ...

Otakultura The Mistress

Nike's Jordan brand is paying homage to one of the best bastketball manga/anime series, Slam Dunk. Series creator Takehiko Inoue found inspiration from NBA's legendary player, Michael Jordan, during Slam Dunk's formative years.

Siliconera Sato

The Pokémon Company recently shared the latest trailer for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, which showed off the new "Soar" feature that lets you fly around the skies in the overworld. The official website in Japan shares some more details o...

SeventhStyle Seven

Oregairu is confirmed a second season set to premiere in 2015, but with a troubling change in staff – Brains Base has been put aside in favor of studio "feel", slice of life experts, but not of this kind.

Angry Anime Bitches MidnightDevont

Parasyte -the maxim- episode 2, or how I learned to live with an alien in my right hand. You know, a lot happens this episode. A lot more then I believe I can even remember to talk about so If you haven't seen this episode i'll spoiler the end of ...

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.

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.


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.

Let's just say one of the things I usually lament when it comes to coverage on OASG is the lack of a look inside the anime industry side of things. There's definitely a lot of factors in play for why that side isn't covered here, but I'd bargain a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Black Butler – Book Of Murder While we've got a little bit to go until the home video release in Japan, never mind in North America, the theatrical screenings for Black Butler: Book of Murder two part OVA is scheduled for  an October 25th, 2014 an...

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 02 Wow. There are some anime episodes for which that's the only above the fold comment that really fits, and this is one of them.   To call it impressive would be an understatement - it was staggering.

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