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October 28, 2014, 2:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Making good costumes isn't easy and neither is taking good cosplay photos. Like a fashion or a movie shoot, there is behind-the-scenes magic that goes into bringing the cosplay to life. 'Cosplay did not suddenly appear,' says Nobuyuki Takahashi.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse will launch in the Americas on February 17th, 2015, Bandai Namco announced this morning. The game will be available on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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The new Fall 2014 mecha anime, Cross Ange, is one of the most controversial series this season. The anime has raised a lot of eyebrows recently for its now infamous  "Copy-Paste OP" which really looks like it was taken from the Gundam SEED OPs.

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The rumors are true. Professor Ryouma returns as a cyborg in Kamen Rider Drive x Gaim: Movie Wars Full Throttle film! But that's not all, he also gets a new form! Professor Ryouma uses the E. L. S. -HEX Dragon Fruit Energy Lock Seed to transform i...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End, the dark fantasy manga created by Takaya Kagami (story), Yamato Yamamoto (arts), and Daisuke Furuya (storyboards), launched today with the first anime ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

You might remember that on Nozomi Tojo's June 10th birthday, Love Live fan @qooalex83 offered a look at his amazing, then only 30% complete back tattoo. Well, the elite otaku is back with a look at the now colored and complete tattoo.

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The latest issue of Televi-kun magazine announced the Kamen Rider Drive: Secret Mission typeTV-KUN DVD, which will be given away in a future issue of the magazine. The episode included in the DVD entitled "Hunter & Monster!

Chapters will appear in Kodansha's Kiss magazine in November, December The December issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine announced on Saturday that Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga will receive two special spinoff chapters in...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

The delinquent: Takeshi Kitano rips Japanese film industry By Tokyo Reporter on October 27, 2014 under National Takeshi Kitano (right): 'I hate anime'TOKYO (TR) – The Tokyo International Film Festival on Saturday held a talk event featuring actor-...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The anime adaptation of Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana's manga Terra Formars has been anticipated for some time. Whilst the TV anime has had some issues with censorship, the OVA that was bundled with the manga's 10th volume is fully uncensored an...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It was confirmed that Linked Horizon's new tune "Guren no Zahyou" (Crimson Coordinates), the theme song for the upcoming first compilation film Attack on Titan: Guren no Yumiya, will be available digitally on November 22, simultaneously with the r...

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The big winners of the 32nd Golden Joystick Awards was announced last Friday. The winners are selected via votes cast by the public. Namco Bandai Games and From Software's Dark Souls II won Game of the Year, GAME FREAK and Nintendo's Pokémon X & Y...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Yoru no Yatterman project teased last week is now confirmed to be 12 episode winter 2015 TV series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Tatsunoko's Time Bokan series. Along with this is a new visual featuring the modernized designs for Doronbo ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Atlus is back with another character intro for Etrian Odyssey II: The Knight of Fafnir, set to be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 27. This is a big one, namely the unnamed protagonist voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa.

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Berryz Kobo – Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta Berryz Kobo's 36th single Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta (ロマンスを語って / 永久の歌) will be released on November 12th. This is the last single from Berryz Kobo before the hiatus of the idol group in the Spri...

A 1/1 scale replica of the 3D Maneuver Gear, equipment used by the main characters in the popular anime Attack on Titan that lets them fly through the sky every which way during battles with Titans, will be released in January 2015.

According to the official Twitter account of the manga artist Utako Yukihiro (Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, original character designer for Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie), her fantasy, shoujo, gender-bender manga named Shounen ...

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Tweet Pin It The final piece of our New York coverage is the video documentary. As is customary when one of us goes out to these concerts we try to get some video footage of the shenanigans surrounding the event.


will start tonight at Zepp DiverCity (TOKYO). A press conference for overseas press was held before the concert. Performers [Alexandros], Sakanaction, and VAMPS took the podium and answered questions. ◆ press conference additional photos and video...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

During a recent Niconico livestream voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito from Sword Art Online) announced that an anime adaptation of Fujino Oomori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka?

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Similar to the bishoujo Eleking figure, another of Ultraman's enemies, Gomora is also getting the same treatment! First appeared in Dengeki G's magazine in the Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphism Project: The 4-Komo section, "Gomora-chan" PVC figure proj...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A site, complete with English language page, has launched for the Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition, presented by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara with a logo drawn by Hayao Miyazaki and colored by Toshio Suzuki.

Haruhichan's blog Jake “Swaps4” Haruhi

This is the top 20 anime from the Autumn 2014 anime season, according to Sony's periodic statistics for the top anime viewed with their Tome and Nasne platforms. Can you guess what anime series took the number 1 spot?

20 year old girl idol Yumi Wakatsuki of Nogizaka46 will be starring as Yuki Cross in the Vampire Knight Musical, scheduling to take the stage of Hakuhinkan Theater, Tokyo from 21st to 25th January 2015.

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In the next episode of Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Shadow Line forces have taken over the Hyper Ressha Terminal and the Rainbow Line team must do. . .

Mushishi Zoku Shou - 12 Mushishi continues to set a standard that's nearly impossible for other anime to match. It's not really fair to compare Mushishi with other anime, because they aren't trying to do the same things.

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works – 03 Filed under Fate/stay night, First Impressions by Takaii | 0 Comments 「初戦」 (Shosen) "First Battle" After an episode full of dialogue, this week's ramped things back up with an intense fight between two of...

Sword Art Online II – 16 Filed under First Impressions, Sword Art Online by Takaii | 1 Comment 「巨人の王」 (Kyojin no Ou) "King of Giants" Continuing off of last week's momentum, the story continues to dive deeper as it makes us wonder just how intrica...

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