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January 17, 2013, 8:00 AM

Its been snowing in Japan a lot and we got a load of snow around the Yokohama and Tokyo area. Tokyo had 8cm of snow while Yokohama had 14cm. Some places in Japan got 40cm of snow within 24 hours. Many flights were cancelled and trains grounded to ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It's flu season. Time to either protect yourself from getting sick, or, if you are already sick, prevent your illness from spreading to others. Hence, sickness masks. But not everyone who wears sickness masks are, well, sick!

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Killer Is Dead is the upcoming action game from the folks behind No More Heroes and Killer7. The game follows 35 year-old Mondo Zappa, a suit-wearing executioner responsible for taking out heinous criminals with a katana.

Idol sci-fi anime to get digital release soon with home video release later this year The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the 26-episode AKB0048 television anime series.

Hatsune Miku's KEI designs story of robots waging war long after humans' extinction The first commercial for the Straight Title Robot Anime (Chokkyū Hyōdai Robot Anime) television series began streaming on niconico on Tuesday.

This pretty much seals the deal on those Operation Rainfall games as far as getting them to North America goes, right? XSEED Games announced plans today to publish Pandora's Tower on Nintendo Wii this spring, so set aside some time to finally dig ...

Siliconera Spencer

V-Jump confirmed two characters for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. CyberConnect2′s fighting game will have Caesar Zeppeli and Jonathan Joestar as playable characters.   Jonathan Joestar has an interesting attack called Zoom Punch which...

JEFusion GekiDan

Above is the first image for the new Kamen Rider game, entitled “Kamen Rider: Battle Ride Wars” for the PlayStation 3. The image shows some promising graphics for the Musou-type video game. The image shows Kamen Rider Fourze against a horde of Tra...

Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of the classic political police action-comedy Patlabor. The original 7 episode OVA series is directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) with scripts by Kazunori Ito (Dirty Pair), character designs by A...

Siliconera Sato

We recently saw Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, talk numbers in a recent Nikkei interview. As part of the same interview, Iwata also talked about the Wii U and Nintendo’s Miiverse social network, along with its differences compared to other medi...

Siliconera Spencer

Last night, we reported a teaser site from Namco Bandai, featuring imagery of a motorcycle. The site, according to this week’s Famitsu magazine is for a new Kamen Rider game for the PlayStation 3 called Kamen RIder: Battleride War.

Sankaku Complex Artefact

Yet another annual ritual is going strong – Snow Miku’s descent onto the streets of Sapporo, as she again graces the city’s tram lines with her crushing cuteness. Snow Miku’s previous appearances on the city’s trams: This year’s Snow Miku wallpape...

beforemario Erik V

The image below shows two standard-size vintage Nintendo playing card sets. At least, that is what they look like on first glance. The style of the plastic case and sleeve dates them around the first half of the 1960s.

Henshin Justice Unlimited Tom Constantine

Power Rangers Megaforce To Begin 2nd February Power Rangers Megaforce has been announced to begin on 2nd Febuary at 1 p. m/12c on Nickelodeon in America, according to TV Guide website. Power Rangers Megaforce, the adaption of Tensou Sentai Goseige...

Kyle Oropesa

I'm not too sure if I'll be happy reading the news as Ghost in the Shell: Arise is set to be released this year. If most have been excited of Gen Urubuchi's Gargantia, I've been more excited when I heard the latest project of the franchise.

Yu Yagami reunites elf Celsia & 3 travellers from Japan with mysterious girl G-mode's Comic Meteor web manga site announced on Wednesday that Yu Yagami will return to his Those Who Hunt Elves (Elf o Karu Mono-tachi) manga with a new series on Janu...

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Tohoshinki to release a new album in March by ustar on January 16, 2013 at 4:36 am Tohoshinki’s new album, “TIME“, will be released on March 6th. This will mark Tohoshinki’s first album since releasing “TONE” about a year ago.

Siliconera Spencer

Temco Koei will publish Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk in Europe and North America. While Tecmo Koei is handling the title’s distribution, NIS America did the localization work. Atelier Ayesha will only have English voiceovers.

The North American anime distributor and retailer Right Stuf, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Space Adventure Cobra television anime series. Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment will release the series in two DVD sets starting in...

Last month, the January 2013 (Vol. 8) issue of Type-Moon Ace offered a look at the Fate/zero creator's highly-anticipated remake of vampire story Tsukihime. A new promo offers a look at the latest takes on the designs for maids Hisui and Kohaku an...

JEFusion GekiDan

With the second season coming around soon, the unofficial Super Sentai, Hikōnin Sentai Akibaranger, opens a Super Sentai-themed cafe called “Akibaranger Cafe Delusion Base”. The shop opened today, January 16th.

The official site for SHAFT's new magical girls anime project Magical Suite Prism Nana posted a 1 minute 55 seconds new promotional video yesterday. The video was first introduced at the 83rd Comic Market/Comiket, the largest doujinshi event in th...

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