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January 9, 2013, 1:00 AM

Nintendo announced during its streamed Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday that it will release the new Pokémon X & Y games worldwide in October. The games will feature a new generation of Pokémon in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS.

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It's not easy making friends. For some in Japan, it's even harder. Enter "Rental Friend". According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the country's largest newspaper, a Tokyo based firm called Client Partners offers a "Rental Friend" service—among other ser...

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Nintendo announced a new set of Pokémon games for Nintendo 3DS during Pokémon Direct. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2013. That’s right no waiting for a localization!   This Pokémon title has 3D graphics and features...

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Tokyo is in ruins in Shin Megami Tensei IV and the remaining survivors have left to fend for themselves in a demon filled world. The Eight Legions Union Asura Association have been maintaining law and order from their headquarters in Roppongi.

Some of you can breathe easy and hopefully sleep a little bit better tonight…because YES, Crunchyroll will be streaming the Chihayafuru 2 anime! The new season will begin January 11th at 12:00 pm Pacific Time for premium members.


Nintendo Announces Pokémon X/Y Nintendo has just announced their new upcoming game in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon X & Pokémon Y, which would be released worldwide simultaneously on the Nintendo 3DS.

The common carp was domesticated in Japan at the beginning of the 19th century and soon several ornamental varieties were bred. 100 years later, at the beginning of the 20th century, these colored carps, called nishiki-goi - “brocaded carp” - or s...

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SKE48 reveals the short PVs for their upcoming single by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm SKE48 will be releasing their 11th single titled “Choco no Dorei” on January 30th. Recently, some of the short version music videos for the single includ...

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“Visual-kei air band” Golden Bomber’s new single “Dance My Generation” (released on January 1st) sold 125,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon’s weekly single chart for the week of January 14th.

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After weeks of waiting, here's the full stream of Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 17: “Another Wizard”. This episode marks the debut of Kousuke Nitoh a. k. a. Kamen Rider Beast! Both the Phantoms and Haruto keep an eye on the mysterious young man Kosuk...

If publisher Media Factory has anything to say about it,  the adaptation of Sou Sagara and Kantoku's Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (The Perverted Prince and the Cat Who Won't Smile) will be spring's big relationship comedy light novel based series.

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  Japanese storywriters come up with interesting settings for otome games taking established tropes and giving them a girls romance twist. We saw the game where you can fall in love with the Knights of the Round last week.

Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition is Tamako Market, a 12-episode anime produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by K-On! 's Naoko Yamada. The series will be available soon through digital outlets with a home video release slated for later this ...

It's no secret that Nintendo's Wii U didn't make the same sales splash Wii did when it launched back in 2006. That doesn't mean things are going poorly for the new console, though, as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters that sales are ste...

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Since the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March 2011, scientists have been anxiously watching the massive volcano known as Mt. Fuji for signs of activity. In September of last year, a report was released stating that Mt.

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The winners of “THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2013” have been revealed. The ‘Japan Golden Disc Award’ is headed by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), and the RIAJ initiated this annual event in 1987 to recognize outstanding artists an...

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The title of Takahashi Minami’s solo debut song revealed by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm The title for AKB48 member Takahashi Minami’s solo debut song has been revealed to be “Jane Doe. ” As announced earlier, the song will be used as the o...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Soine-ya is a "snoozing with women" establishment that first opened in Tokyo's gaming and geek district, Akihabara. Since then, Soine-ya has become popular enough to open another branch in Tokyo's Shinjuku.

ranking / release Golden Bomber have not only had the honor to participate in Japan's annual New Years event "Kohaku Uta Gassen" in 2012, where they performed their hit single "Memeshikute", but they have also topped the ORICON charts this week wi...

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The Tower of Heaven was attacked by an unknown force, causing five angels in training to stay on Earth to protect it from this unknown force. These Guardian Angels who descended from the Guardian Realm are called Tensou Sentai Goseiger!

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Masuda Yuka’s withdrawal from DiVA announced by Shiso on January 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm On AKB48’s official blog, it was announced that Masuda Yuka who ended her activities as an AKB48 member last December, withdrew from the group’s sub-unit DiVA as w...

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