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January 4, 2015, 10:00 AM
Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Majisuka Gakuen is gearing up for their fourth season and it's shaping up to be an all-out cat fight. The 48-group vehicle is returning from a 2-year hiatus and Japanese television network NTV is looking to cash in on the idol craze.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

Japanese software developer DigInfo has released a video showing off the features of its new animation technology software Live2D Euclid which, simply put, brings 2D illustrations to life in 3D space.   To demonstrate the capabilities of Live2D Eu...

Photos alone may not do Comiket 87's legion of superb cosplayers justice, and helpfully some excellent videos of the cosplay portion of the event have surfaced so they can finally be appreciated in motion.

RocketNews24 Cara Clegg

Anime and manga fans will soon have even more reason to visit the country that offers the opportunity to eat Pikachu-themed meals at the Pokémon restaurant or gaze up in awe at an 18-foot tall giant Gundam.

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T. M. Revolution's official Twitter account announced that he will release his 10th original album. This currently untitled album is his first new original album in four years. The album is set for a March 25 release.

Film adapting Akiko Higashimura's manga about otaku girl who meets beautiful cross-dressing boy premiered on December 27 Two new TV spots for the live-action film adaptation of the Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga began airing in Japan last w...

Siliconera Ishaan

Visual novel Fault Milestone Two is currently "in the process of being planned for localization," Sekai Project said over Twitter.   Fault Milestone Two is the second chapter of a story by doujin developer Alice in Dissonance.


With six days to go, Sekai Project's Kickstarter to crowdfund a release of the visual novel Clannad is nearing $410,000, which means that it's hit the stretch goals to include HD assets, the Clannad Side Stories and the tie-in manga anthology.


The Clock Tower horror games are getting a spiritual successor from developer Nude Maker, initially announced as Project Scissors back in September. Now it's called Nighty Cry, and creative producer Takashi Shimizu—known for directing Japane...

Japanator Jeff Chuang

5 minutes ago - 8:00 AM on 01. 02. 2015 Delicious grapes and Hyouka Japanator got to ask Choucho a few questions over email! The self-starting anisong artist is now attached to a bunch of great shows and her melodic tones make them all the more me...

SeventhStyle Seven

As we've just entered 2015, an otaku was looking back and reflecting upon their eroge acquisitions accumulated over the previous year, a stack grand enough it lines the walls, and reaches the roof. Hundreds upon hundreds of eroge are stacked on to...

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

One of the many New Years' customs in Japan is the handing out of "Otoshidama" (お年玉) – something of a New Years' allowance where elders give money to their younger relatives. But this being a custom doesn't mean there aren't ways to make it entert...

Random Curiosity Passerby

OP Sequence OP: 「オレンジミント」 (Orange Mint) by 早見沙織 (Hayami Saori) 「よつぎドール 其ノ壹 – 肆」 (Yotsugi Dōru Sono Ichi – Yon) "Yotsugi Doll Parts One – Four" After a short vacation in Hanamonogatari, Araragi Koyomi (Kamiya Hiroshi) returns to being the protagoni...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

FUNimation Adds 'Absolute Duo' For Winter 2015 Anime Lineup Posted by Chris Beveridge January 3, 2015 at 02:02 PM FUNimation is continuing their trend of growing the number of series they simulcast each season and now they've added another to thei...

Korean development team InPlay Mobile are making an adaptation of the popular run-'n'-gun series Metal Slug titled "Metal Slug Revolution" and have employed some stunning cosplayers from Rzcos to dress up as the lovely Eri and Fio to help promote ...

The series "World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman" is joining FUNimations winter lineup this coming January 18th. The series from Diomedéa is described by FUNimation as. . .

Be@rbrick, a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated, has come out with a brand new 70 cm tall colossal titan figure from popular anime series "Attack on Titan".


FUNimation has announced winter simulcast plans for the 8 Bit (Encouragement of Climb) TV anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi's Abosulte Duo light novel series. They describe the show In a world of heroes who wield magical weapons known as Bla...

The opening movie for the imminent God-decimating action game God Eater 2: Rage Burst has debuted courtesy of Namco Bandai, showing off some animated sequences that likely bear little resemblance to actual gameplay.

What If Kanye West, Katy Perry and Other Celebrities Were Pokemon? Have you ever wondered what type of Pokemon celebrities would be? Well American music video channel MTV have. They've compiled a list of celebrities who have Pokemon attributes.

Anime Now Reading Anime Director Makoto Shinkai Spends New Years Eve Storyboarding New Film Anime Director Makoto Shinkai Spends New Years Eve Storyboarding New Film The Garden of Words – Makoto Shinkai's 2013 Feature Film Following the release of...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

I may be a fashionably late to the festivities, but Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s third and fourth episode have blasted their way into YouTube before we transitioned into the new year.

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