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November 20, 2014, 5:30 AM

On March 15, 2013, the Shibuya Station Toyoko Line above-ground train quietly shut down for good, to be replaced with a new section of subway track connecting Shibuya Station and the nearby Daikanyama Station.

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This week's issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that the upcoming third season of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) anime will be premiering from January 10th next year.

Manga artist Rumiko Takahashi has released many works to the world including Inuyasha, Ranma ½, and Urusei Yatsura. Takahashi's newest work, Kyokai no Rinne, has now been confirmed to be getting a TV anime adaptation.

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Square Enix recently announced a new smartphone title with Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal, where you'll have to change the future from being destroyed by a god. 4Gamer shares more information on the game from a recent Square Enix mo...

New Naruto manga mini-series to launch in April along with art exhibit The January issue of Kadokawa's Entermix magazine is publishing an interview with Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto on Friday.


You may recall that this time last week we posted about Square Enix filing a European trademark for something called Brave Exvius. This week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu reveals the game in question to be a free-to-play smartphone game w...

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Studio Ghibli's films are known for being whimsical and beautiful to look at. But with all the action going on on-screen, it can sometimes be easy to take for granted the beautiful background drawings that provide the setting for each individual s...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Meet Nyaanya. This four-month-old kitten just made her Japanese TV debut. Better yet, her Japanese TV news debut. And as this four-legged friend is finding out, television sure ain't easy! There are cameras you are supposed to pretend don't exist.

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The official live-action Parasyte film started streaming four new TV ads for the said film. The ads features the film's theme song, "Parade" by BUMP OF CHICKEN. The live-action movies is directed by Takashi Yamazaki (live-action Space Battleship Y...

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Momoiro Clover Z and legendary USA rock band KISS have announced a unlikely collaboration on a new single (untitled) and the KISS 40th Anniversary World Tour. The single's title song is composed and played by KISS with Momoclo providing vocals and...

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Sports Nippon reported that voice actor Rokuro Naya passed away at the age of 82. He is best known as the voice of Crayon Shin-chan's Enchou-sensei. Outside of Crayon Shin-chan, he also voiced Saint Seiya's Aquarius Camus, Yu Yu Hakusho's Shinobu ...

Final Fantasy Legends: Jikū no Suishō, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, franchise app with Triple Triad mini-game announced Square Enix announced at its "Final Fantasy for Smartphone 2015 New Work Announcement Conference" press conference in Tokyo tha...


Crunchyroll takes another flying leap onto the current generation of gaming consoles with today’s release of the Crunchyroll app for Xbox One! Quoth Shinji's big annoucement in the CR Forums: Crunchyroll is now officially available on the Xb...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Cowboy Bebop FUNimation's got one of their biggest releases landing next month with the Cowboy Bebop series coming back into print after a few years and getting a high definition release for the first time.

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[Image via Tokunation]Now that the Power Rangers Dino Charge toys are now available in the U. S. , here is Toy Empire's review of the DX Dino Charge Morpher, the team's transformation device. The Deluxe Dino Charge Morpher, which according to the ... jrharbort

The day many Hatsune Miku fans in North America have been waiting for (and soon Europe! ) is finally here! Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd has landed on store shelves and on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

Also exclusive Pikachu cosplaying as Charizard merchandise The Pokémon Company will distribute Shiny Charizards for players in Tokyo to celebrate the opening of a new Pokémon Center. The special Pokémon will hold a Charizardite Y stone, enabling o...

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The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Tsukasa and Riko Korie's Juuou Mujin no Fafnir light novel series has revealed that the series will be airing from January 2015. The series' first cast members, staff and first visual has...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

If you are reading the Sun Rising blog, you are probably interested in Japanese games. Most of us here can speak and understand English, and other languages except Japanese. Probably a small portion of you can read Japanese while the majority do not.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sentai Filmworks Announces March 2015 Anime Release Slate Posted by Chris Beveridge November 18, 2014 at 03:27 PM Outbreak Company With a number of these titles announced in the last week as licenses, March is shaping up to be a pretty good month ...

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The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara.  Scheduled for November 21st, next in the lineup is TeddyLoid x daoko x Studio khara music video "ME!

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The official website for Kunihiko Ikuhara's Yuri Kuma Arashi (Yuri Bear Storm) yuri anime project has released new information for the series, including its air date of January 6, 2015. Other information includes the anime's cast and staff, and th...

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Earlier this year, Xseed announced that they were localizing PSP dungeon-crawler Brandish: The Dark Revenant for release in North America. In a localization diary for the game, they state that the game might even make it out before the end of 2014.

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Visual novel If My Heart Had Wings is coming to Steam, publisher MoeNovel have announced.   The game will be available on November 24th, and already has a Steam page.   If My Heart Had Wings was originally released in English in 2013, and was MoeN...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Girls und Panzer' Anime Feature Set For Summer 2015 Posted by Chris Beveridge November 17, 2014 at 04:12 PM There's generally a fair bit going on with the Girls und Panzer franchise and a new bit of new surfaced over the weekend at the 18th Oarai...

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Juggernaut mode. Give this one a shot. Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de Episode 7 Review When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Episode 7 Review Well, it's been quite some time since I did one of these episode reviews.

On November 17th various otakus across the world showed their dedication for anime character Makoto Tachibana from TV anime series Free! and celebrated his birthday.   Twitter user @o_hanyo_ and friends gathered to form a group in order to celebra...

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'Koe no Katachi' Manga Getting Anime Adaptation Posted by Chris Beveridge November 18, 2014 at 02:02 PM A Silent Voice – Koe no Katachi Picked up for simulpub distribution by Crunchyroll earlier this year, the final chapter for Yoshitoki Oimaa's m...

「奥義(ロストテクニカ)と異変解決(プロブレム・ソルヴィング)」 (Ougi (Rosutotekunika) to Ihen Kaiketsu (Puroburemu Soruvuingu)) "Lost Technica and Problem Solving" Sexy gives way to badass, and leads to tragedy. Distracted by the Sexy I couldn't help but laugh at how often Lie...

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