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February 4, 2015, 10:00 AM
RocketNews24 Scott R Dixon

Japan had plenty to boast last week when Tokyo was named as the safest city in the world by The Economist, with Osaka coming in a respectable third. Netizens were proud that even with Tokyo's famously terrible (and sometimes dangerous) commutes an...


Mag Garden briefly, prematurely launched a site laying plans for the 10th anniversary of the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's healing sci-fi series Aria.  Director Jun'ichi Satō and writer Reiko Yoshida will be returning for a new Aria the Avveni...

Click here to add note or comment Click here to add comment Kadokawa Contents Academy - an academy established by KADOKAWA (Haruhi, Lucky Star, Sword Art Online, Kancolle etc) with a mission to teach various skills to folks who are interested in w...

The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

Thank you IGN. You got to show us the first J-Stars Victory VS+ Trailer. I honestly cannot believe that this is coming to North America. You know, licensing issues and stuff. If I may request, an English dub of the voices should happen, right?

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Actor Austin St. John best known as Jason Lee Scott/MMPR Red Ranger shares his thoughts about the arrest of Ricardo Medina, Jr. who previously played Cole Evans/Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force.

Siliconera Sato

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is like a huge island resort vacation for its ninja girls, during which they'll make new friends and solve a mystery that involves the revival of the deceased. The latest trailer shows what the game is all about, and ...

Trends in Japan William

Written by: William on February 3, 2015 at 8:25 am | In LIFESTYLE | No Comments Today is Setsubun, which marks the start of spring in the old lunar calendar. If you are unfortunate enough to step outside, you may be forgiven for thinking it's stil...


It has been confirmed that a TV anime adaptation of Cucuri's mystery game app for Android/iOS, Vampire Holmes, is in the works for an April 2015 premiere. The game started servie on November 13, 2014. While no details has been revealed, the compan...

Siliconera Ishaan

  Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono has released the first gameplay trailer for his next game, Night Cry, which serves as a spiritual successor to the Clock Tower series. You can watch the trailer above.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Ushio & Tora' Manga Getting New TV Anime Series Posted by Chris Beveridge February 2, 2015 at 07:10 PM While it's often felt that after a certain period of time, manga is near impossible to be made into an anime since the buzz has passed.

SeventhStyle Seven

The greatest anime ever made is getting a sequel "ARIA The AVVENIRE" – the staff is back together for the 10th anniversary since the airing of season one, and they're preparing another epic story to share.


After the on-air of the first episode last Sunday, which was passionately received by the fans, Toei has already scheduled a feature film edition of the 12th PreCure TV anime series Go! Princess PreCure for this fall.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The latest One Piece manga is out in the new issue of Weekly Jump. And in the above image from the magazine, there is what looks like an artist mistake. Try spotting it. Go on. Do it. Here's the full image,.

UK based fans of Studio Ghibli will want to tune into Film4 on Saturday 7th February 2015, as they'll be showing The Wind Rises at 3:25pm. This will be the first UK TV screening of the film. It's Hayao Miyazaki's latest (and most likely last) feat...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold' Anime Gets Cast, Staff & Trailer Posted by Chris Beveridge February 3, 2015 at 05:21 PM With more productions eyeing being an online streaming show as opposed to broadcast, we're seeing a big name property trying that r...

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The extended version of the Power Rangers Dino Charge theme song was released recently on iTunes. The Power Rangers Dino Charge Theme Song - Single comes with three tracks, the TV size version of the theme, the extended version of the theme, and t...

We may be in the middle of a cold winter in Japan, with Tokyo even seeing some light snow last Friday, but things are definitely starting to look bright and spring-like at Lindt stores here! Yes, early spring for us is the time for cherry blossoms...

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Toei has confirmed their 2015 movie line-up, which confirms the tentative release dates of the Kamen Rider Drive, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger and the next Kamen Rider Movie Wars film! The Kamen Rider Drive & Shuriken Sentai Ninninger summer films wi...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

The latest game from Platinum Games probably isn't what you'd expect. It's a 2D demake of Bayonetta called "Angel Land". You can play it on the 404 page for the studio's website in your browser or on mobile for free.


, was held at ZEPP TOOKYO on January 25. ◆VAMPS – image As usual, the show started at "6:66pm", or more accurately 7:06pm. A strange feeling surrounded the venue as start time approached. The background music selected by K.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first images have been revealed for the Blu-ray box set release for the first anime adaptation of Wataru Watari and Ponkan8's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.  (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) light novel series.


ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will release "Easter", their first single in two years and a month, on March 18. ◆ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – imageASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION is currently at "Studio 606", the Foo Fighters' private studio in Los Angeles, reco...


To promote the 47 single CDs sung by the characters from Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece released all at once on January 28, each character poster will be displayed in the main stations in the respective prefecture fo...

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In the latest episode of Super-Fan Builds, the folks over at Tim Baker Creations created a special Final Fantasy Kitchen Knife Set for one Final Fantasy super-fan. The Final Fantasy Kitchen Knife Set is composed of four knives based on the franchi...

This past weekend marked the launch of the μ's GO→GO! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation! ~ concert series. Those who couldn't attend the event can still get a glimpse at some of the costumes, though. Aya Uchida, the voice actress who plays Kotori Mi...

Back in the day when The Idolm@ster 2 had just been released on the PlayStation 3 and the TV anime based on the game was beginning distribution in Japan, Bandai Namco offered sets which included one volume of the TV anime and a bonus The Idolm@ste...

Japanator Josh Tolentino

I took a trip to western Japan last year, and my big regret of the trip was not finding enough time to visit Himeji castle, the best-preserved traditional castle in the country. I think it's time to add another regret to the list: Not scheduling t...

VAMPS will perform in Jakarta with [Alexandros] on April 4th then heads to Taipei on May 23rd with the GazettE for the JAPAN NIGHT music event.

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