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December 10, 2014, 11:00 AM
RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Those who have taught English at a school in Japan would likely have encountered the New Horizon textbook series. Starting off with the basics of English, it takes students through a series of Rockwellian incidents such as "my grandma who goes to ...

RocketNews24 Jessica

Gay marriage is still not legal in Japan, but that doesn't mean there aren't options for LGBT couples dreaming of tying the knot in Nippon. Joining big venues like Tokyo Disneyland, an ancient Zen temple in the picturesque city of Kyoto is offerin...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Setsu-chan. The little guy sure is cute when he's awake. But when he dozes off, he sure is fugly. As pointed out on 2ch and IT Media, earlier this summer an illustrator named Mino started uploading photos of her slumbering cat Setsu-chan t...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

A brand new commercial has released advertising the recent release of The Last -Naruto the Movie- with commentary from the various Naruto characters that appear in the film. The commercial itself also features a massive spoiler scene from the movi...


Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba is Tokyo's first and only onsen theme park, known for their take-off on an Edo period hot springs experience, and for their pop-culture theme events, with tie-ins from Blue Exorcist to Hatsune Miku's Senbonzakura.

Tofugu Rich

The term bushido calls forth ghosts of Japan's hallowed samurai class.  A class so bent on preserving honor, they'd rather slit their own bellies in ritualistic suicide than live a shamed existence. In The Last Samurai, bushido melds with Nathan A...


There's more Pokémon on the way to the European Wii U Virtual Console, and this one is an especially appropriate follow-up to the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.


Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, officially has a Japanese release date. The Nintendo 3DS RPG is set to debut on April 23, 2015, and will also be available in a special limited edition bundle.

The official website for the anime of Shungiku Nakamura's Hybrid Child boys-love manga began streaming a new TV spot promoting the anime's home release on Tuesday. The video features Annabel's theme song, "syncretism," and features narration by Ry...

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The first quarter toy catalog of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger is finally revealed. The catalog revealed that the show's main collectible gimmick are shurikens. The collectible items are the Shinobi Shurikens and with these shurikens, they can unlock ...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

It was revealed during a conference for Square Enix's popular arcade game Gunslinger Stratos that an anime adaptation of the series has been green-lit.  The presentation also revealed that Gunslinger Stratos -The Animation- will air in April 2015 ...

The ninjas are coming and Shuriken Sentai Nininger is right on the horizon. Here's a much clearer look at the first push of toys. The new catalog is here and we finally have our first good look at the team's mecha revealed in a blurry catalog scan...

Siliconera Sato

Strea and Argo were both characters in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, and they'll also be joining the mix in the upcoming game Sword Art Online: Lost Song, according to this week's issue of Famitsu magazine.

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

Tonight during AKB48 9th anniversary show, the group's leader Takahashi Minami announced her graduation. pic. twitter. com/AFWvpVlTFM — AKB48WrapUp (@AKB48WrapUp) December 8, 2014 In her grad announcement, Takahashi named 9th gen, Team K's c...

Siliconera Ishaan

Nintendo of America will discontinue certain Amiibo figurines once their initial shipments have sold through, the company confirmed to Wired this week.   "We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available.

When Kojima Productions and Konami launched Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots back in 2008 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, they also bundled an up to 16-play online game titled Metal Gear Online along with it.

SeventhStyle Seven

A magazine interview confirms the already anticipated truth – the Kantai Collection's anime will be composed of 70% battleship turned shoujo daily life, and a mere 30% of it to focus on the ensuing fights.

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo's Keisuke Kikuchi has worked as a producer for some Deception and Fatal Frame games, and recently teased a new game in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation. [Thanks, Game Jouhou]   "We're currently well into the development of a new...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The temptation to import grows as the third installment of Sailor Moon Crystal in its Japanese release form has revealed the packaging and the items within to get a good look at it. The series is priced at 8,100 yen for the first deluxe edition an...

Dempagumi. inc will be releasing its 3rd studio album "WWDD" on February 18, 2015.

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy
Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy
Siliconera Spencer

At the Tekken 20th Anniversary event, a new character was confirmed for Tekken 7. Lucky Chloe has dance-like movements and is recommended for beginner players. Tekken 7 is scheduled to launch in arcades next March.

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The official twitter page of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has annpunced some of the winners of their prestigious  L. A. Film Critics Awards, and the winner for Best Animation is none other than Studio Ghibli's  The Tale of the Princess...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Kohske's Gangsta.  manga has revealed that the upcoming series will be a full TV anime series produced by Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, The World God Only Knows).


Three more zodiac girls have been previewed for the upcoming Etotama anime. Fumitoshi Oizaki (Astarotte no Omocha! ) is directing the spring 2015 anime based on Shirogumi's (Moyashimon anime) concept. Akio Watanabe (Monogatari) is doing the origin...

According to Satoshi Yamamoto and Hidenori Kusakabe's fourth compiled volume reprint of Pocket Monsters Special Ruby & Sapphire, it was announced that they will begin serializing a new arc titled Pocket Monsters Special Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

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Good news to all PS Vita fans: the newest installment in Capcom's survival horror game, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is also going to get a PS. . .

Aniplex+ are offering life-size stands of Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works's unique cast, sure to be perfect for obsessed fans that yearn for physical interactions with their beloved Saber but are too cheap to buy themselves a Dollfie.


The tour finale of the GazettE's "STANDING LIVE TOUR 14 HERESEY LIMITED SAITEIGI" fan club members only live house tour was held on December 3 at Toyosu PIT. The band announced their March 10, 2015 Nippon Budokan concert there.

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