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January 31, 2015, 6:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live. Surely, there must be a good reason for Japan having all those vending machines. Turns out, there are several.

The Mainichi Shimbun paper's MaiDiGi service previewed Universal Studios Japan's Attack on Titan attraction that just opened last weekend in a new video. The "Attack on Titan The Real" collaboration recreates the world of Hajime Isayama's Attack o...

Chocolate lovers around Japan were understandably thrilled when the Kit Kat Chocolatery, the world's first Kit Kat specialty store, opened in the Seibu Ikebukuro Department Store about a year ago. Of course, we were pretty excited too, and when we...

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Now that the first episode of Power Rangers Dino Charge's is now available on Nick. com, here's the show's opening sequence. The opening sequence features the main five Rangers, Kendall Morgan, Sledge, and the Keeper.

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The 10th edition of this year's Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine will be announcing that One Piece will be going on a hiatus, however, fans should not be worried as manga creator Eiichiro Oda will be back real soon.

The performances of Live Spectacular Naruto will kick off in Tokyo on March 21. From there this gigantic project will travel to Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sendai, and after that to Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Atlus recently announced that they're holding a massive 30+ hours of Persona-related news and content, where we can expect to hear the latest about Persona 5. Since 30 hours is quite a lot to keep up with, Atlus has provided a schedule for their p...


Katsuhiro Otomo, the artist best known as the creator of the Akira sci-fi manga and anime has been won France's Angoulême International Comics Festival's Grand Prix. Otomo topped British comic writer Alan Moore and Belgian artist Hermann in the fi...


Following the knife-featured third episode of Assassination Classroom last Friday, the on-air of the fifth episode of the Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD TV anime, which was originally scheduled to be broadcasted this Saturday night, is cancelled.

Film to open on March 6 before 2nd TV season premieres in April The official website for the Knights of Sidonia compilation film began streaming a new trailer on Friday. The video previews some of the new scenes that do not appear in the original ...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

2 months before release date, here is the third trailer for Sword Art Online: Lost Song The Sky City is looking beautiful and the 4-player online quests will really be something to look forward to, especially if you are in Japan.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Second 'Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: Meguru Koro, Haruka' OVA Episode Gets First Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge January 30, 2015 at 11:37 AM With the first OVA from this part series getting its theatrical release back on September 27th, 201...

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Bandai Namco Games has posted a new Dragon Ball Xenoverse game trailer, which features some characters from Dragon Ball GT in action! In the game, the the Dragon Ball Z history is changing thanks to Towa and Mira.


After one-year hiatus, Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond resumes its serialization with the 323rd chapter in the 9th of 2015 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Morning, which is released in Japan today, January 29. The issues features the manga on its cover and o...


MAN WITH A MISSION announced the add-on dates for their east coast spring tour. ◆MAN WITH A MISSION - image The band made a surprise announcement at the Nagoya ell. FITS ALL show of their "5YEARS 5WOLVES 3SHOWS TOUR".

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

As part of Noitamina's 10th anniversary, the Fuji TV's animation block held a poll last month for fans to vote on what they thought what were best anime songs of all time, for anime that aired on the block.

Siliconera Sato

The 1. 0. 2 version for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U just went live in Japan, and in addition to the various fixes we usually get, the update also adds 15 stages for the 8-player mode. Nintendo shared a list with the following stages.

We've already taken a look at the top 30 anime of 2014 according to Japanese textboard website, 2ch. Now it's time to look at the top 10 anime of 2014 according to 4chan's anime and manga image board, /a/.

Nintendo plans Star Fox, Legend of Zelda, Devil's Third U. S. releases Nintendo released its nine-month earnings report revealed the company's localization plans for 2015. The report includes Nintendo's tentatively titled "Project Giant Robot" for...

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In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a group of villains have been rewriting Dragon Ball history with magic, and they've even powered up enemies and turned allies into bad guys. This week's Jump reveals the main antagonist.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan' Anime Getting Summer Premiere, New Promo Posted by Chris Beveridge January 30, 2015 at 12:49 PM Announced during summer 2014, the official Japanese site for the series Kusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan, aka Th...

The official website for the anime adaptation of Takaya Kagami's dark fantasy manga Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End) manga has revealed new additional cast members for the April /October anime series.


NIS America rolled out some new previews for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, which hits PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe on March 17 and 20, respectively. First up we have a new official story trailer, followed by character introductions for...

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Second season promotional artwork for GochiUsa has now come – feminine blobs of moe hold signs reminding everyone of their TV anime sequel, and the pseudo-cafe theme which isn't really used at all. All too often, GochiUsa's key visual artworks hav...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Durarara! !  has released preview images and the synopsis for the fourth episode of Durarara! ! x2 Shou, the fourth episode of Durarara! ! x2 Shou airs this Saturday at 11:30pm JST on Tokyo MX, G...


One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's Japanese launch is set for March 26, with North America and Europe to follow this summer, but Bandai Namco isn't done adding characters. According to the latest issue of Jump, Rob Lucci (pictured in the scan below) i...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Shonen Jump Preps Four New Manga Series Posted by Chris Beveridge January 29, 2015 at 04:31 PM The Japanese edition of Weekly Shonen Jump is gearing up for several new works to debut in the coming month, and if the Jump Start initiative continues ...

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By { Justinn } - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - No Comments It was a rather sluggish Thursday afternoon. The scorching weather felt like an iron chain attached to my legs as my vision wandered about for a certain commercial building that was well-sh...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

First 'Tokyo Ghoul √A' Anime DVD/BD Commercial Debuts Posted by Chris Beveridge January 29, 2015 at 03:27 PM Marvelous Entertainment is gearing up for the home video release of their winter 2015 season with Tokyo Ghoul √A and now they've brought o...

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