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February 28, 2015, 4:00 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

There are a ton of different ways to eat mochi, with roasting it or dropping it into soup or hot pots being some of the more common. Outside of Japan, though, many people's first encounter with mochi is in the form of ice cream-filled mochi sphere...


Preparing for a special "RED stage" appearance March 21st at the AnimeJapan 2015 trade show, the cast has been announced for spring's Ninja Slayer anime, with audio drama lead Toshiyuki Morikawa returning to the title.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's MV for her 10th single, Mondai Girl (Releasing on March 18) has been released!   This music video starts with Kyary, dressed like a high class actress, chased by paparazzi. Then, she works with foreign dancers for the first tim...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Kyoto Animation have released a brand new video for the first part in the upcoming anime film adaptations of Nagomu Torii and Tomoyo Kamoi's Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) light novel series, Kyoukai no Kanata -I'll Be Here- Kako-hen (The...

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The latest issue of Televi-kun magazine we got a teaser on the next Kamen Rider that will debut in the Kamen Rider Drive TV series! Likely to make his debut on April is Kamen Rider Chaser! Chaser's user transforms using the Mach Driver and the Sig...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese anime accessory manufacturer Koubutsu-ya have unveiled a new line of aroma fragrances based on the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga. The new line of fragrances are supposed to resemble the sc...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

Aw man, it's a good while since I attended a con. Let's just say that my schedule hasn't been open to partake in these events. Luckily, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have done not one but two videos that showcase Katsucon 2015's cosplayers for our ...

Bringing a close to their eighth set of numbered instalments in the Dynasty Warriors franchise, Koei Tecmo Games and Australian publisher Mindscape have confirmed that Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires is now available for purchase on the PlayStation 4, ...

Siliconera Sato

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II introduces a new CPU, a megaphone fighter by the name Uzume. The game's opening video shows a little more from her, along with the other CPUs and characters from the upcoming game.

Atlus began streaming a new promotional video starring the Persona 4 protagonist for its Persona 4: Dancing All Night PlayStation Vita rhythm game on Monday. The video features Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth opening theme "Maze of Life" by Shi...

Charapedia asked 10,000 anime fans the question: Which female anime characters are the coolest? And from thousands of fans, most of the responses are from the female fans (51%), male fans (49%) and teens to their 20s (74.

Class inflicts status ailments on foes Atlus USA began streaming a video on Thursday introducing the Hexer class in its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The class uses curses to inflict status ailments on enemies.


Finally, Gundam Reconguista in G has joined Gundam Build Fighters Try streaming on Bandai's GundamInfo YouTube channel. The anime from series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino debuted for its Japanese broadcast as part of the Gundam 35 anniversary celebrat...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

New 'Beyond the Boundary' Anime Feature Promo Is All About The Dancing Posted by Chris Beveridge February 27, 2015 at 01:34 PM Kyoto Animation has picked the right way to get fans a bit more excited about the first of two features they have for Be...

Haruhichan's blog Frontalspy

The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Durarara! !  has released preview images and the synopsis for the 8th episode of Durarara! ! x2 Shou, which airs this Saturday at 11:30pm JST on Tokyo MX, GTV, BS11 and Tochigi TV.


A pair of manga related crowdfunding campaigns have recently reached their goals. After successful Kickstarter campaigns to crowdfund English releases of "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Captain Ken, Unico, Atomcat and Triton of the Sea, and, recentl...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

JRA jockey Hiroki Goto commits suicide By Tokyo Reporter on February 27, 2015 under Tokyo Daily Hiroki GotoIBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police said on Friday that Japan Racing Association jockey Hiroki Goto has committed suicide.

A collaboration between Japanese water cooler manufacturer Aqua Clara and Attack on Titan launched today.  Attack on Titan-themed "Hydration Corps" are being rented out with a monthly refill and maintenance fee of 1,500 yen ($12.

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Originally announced last December, the Sonic Runners game for the iOS and Android is now available in Japan and in Canada! This free-to-play game developed by Sonic Team will start as Sonic as your playable character.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Initial D: The Movie – Legend 2: Racer' Anime Feature Gets New Teaser Spot Posted by Chris Beveridge February 27, 2015 at 02:25 PM This year has been good for fans of Initial D so far as we've gotten the first movie out recently on home video and...

Siliconera Ishaan

Corpse Party is getting a live-action movie adaptation in Japan this Summer, starring AKB48 member Rina Ikoma, who will make her starring debut with the film.   The movie is directed by Masafumi Yamada, and will also star Ryosuke Ikeoka from D-BOY...

If you like Lovely x Cation series. Then you are guaranteed to like this, as this is a real life size oppai mousepad featuring Aya Inubosaki from the series.  Pink Pineapple, who made the adult OVA of the series also made this busty mousepad.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

The latest Humble Bundle Weekly is titled "Made in Japan," which means  that all of the games included in this bargain deal are, yes, from Japan.   You can pay-what-you-want for:   But, if you want to treat yourself, then you can pay more than the...

The official website for the Show By Rock! ! TV anime adaptation of Sanrio's mobile rhythm game of the same name unveiled the first animated promotional video for the series on Friday. Text: A single girl Text: Wandered into another world.

Bleach 617 – Return of the Gods Filed under Bleach (Manga), Manga by Samu | 0 Comments The Tale of Two Gods: At first I didn't catch the double meaning of the chapter title; obviously my mind went straight to Aizen, after all throughout the whole ...


Warner Brothers Japan's official YouTube anime channel has posted a new 15-second CM for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the cooking-themed manga Shokugeki no Soma, created by Yuuto Tsukuda (story) and Shun Saeki (art).

The popular Nintendo horror franchise game "Corpse Party" will be getting a live action film adaptation. The announcement also revealed the cast such as Rina Ikoma a AKB48 member. This will be her first debut in acting career.

With their upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita releases of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui set for release in Japan on March 12th, Kaga Create have shared another two of the several opening sequences available with the game.

The official website for Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Magazine unveiled a teaser image labelled "Love Live! SunShine! ! Start" on Thursday. The text in the image reads "Save me, Love Live! " An article will run in the April issue of Dengeki G's Magazine...

Japanese fashion brand GeeWhiz announced recently that they are to collaborate with one of Japan's most loved animes – none other than Neon Genesis Evangelion – to be sold in the children's clothing store Stompstamp.

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