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January 23, 2013, 11:00 PM

The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is announcing this week that an anime adaptation of Shimoku Kio's Genshiken: Second Season sequel manga has been green-lit. The manga continues the adventures of the otaku college club "The ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The eternal question of whether or not otaku (geeks) like anime ladies over real ladies has apparently been answered. Or something! Over a four day period last fall, a Japanese tech firm used a free Senki Zessho Symphogear iOS app to poll male ani...

There are over 6000 kōban all over Japan and some of them are really famous. There are such police boxes with real historical value, like the oldest kōban from Tokyo, while others are well known because of their unusual architecture, like the kōba...

Anime watchers will have undoubtedly encountered hikikomori who have withdrawn from society, but before it was a well established character trait, hikikomori was a social phenomenon, described and named by psychologist and critic Tamaki Saitō.

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Siliconera Spencer

Kingdom Hearts HD 1. 5 Remix has two playable games and videos that summarize the story of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the interquel story that focuses on Roxas and Axel.   Famitsu explains the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days part is 2 hours and 50 minut...

Siliconera Spencer

On top of Soul Sacrifice, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has another Vita title in the pipeline. Famitsu revealed Let’s Do Our Best! Brain-chan, which has a collection of brain training mini-games.   The Vita title will boost your powers of obs...

Alice Nine / release During Alice Nine's Zepp Diver City Performance last year it had been announced that Alice Nine would be moving record labels - from Tokuma Japan to UNIVERSAL's NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS.

The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced the nominees for the 36th annual awards on Tuesday. The five movies that have been nominated for Animation of the Year are: Evangelion: 3.

"Unveiled Edition" port of 3DS game to arrive in May CAPCOM confirmed on Wednesday that it will release its Biohazard/Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled Edition game on the PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PC platforms on May 23 in Japan.

Rumor has it that Matsumoto Jun is becoming hooked at this dubious-adult play called “night interview“…As reported,According to some concerned club personnel, Arashi‘s Matsumoto Jun enjoys hanging-out at a certain VIP room...


Ever wonder what the characters of the series Steins;Gate will look like 10 years later? A Pixiv artist named バンジョー did some fan art that depicts the cast ten years later. Which future character are you loving the most now?

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Last week, fans rejoiced at the announcement of a new Ghost in the Shell anime set to come out sometime in 2013. So far, information on the new anime is scarce, with little more than rudimentary staff information and a single piece of character ar...


Single release from Aya Suzaki (seiyuu for Tamako Kitashirakawa), titled Neguse is the ED for anime series Tamako Market. Will be out on 25 January 2013. Only 1 edition available for preorder.

Siliconera Ishaan

Over on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn development blog, Square Enix have posted images of an in-progress high-poly model for Shiva, which was created using the Z-Brush software. High-poly models are normally used to generate normal map dat...

Shockerz Lee

The inner gamer of me always like to go ahead in time and find out what awesome titles are awaiting me to get my hands on. Almost every year now I will go through what catches my eyes and share them here — my readers.

tokyohive Shiso

AKB48 appeared on the TBS‘ music program “Kayou Kyoku! ” which aired on January 22 as a special 2-hour live broadcast. On the program, they performed their upcoming 30th single “So long! ” (to be released on February 20th) for the first time.

tokyohive Shiso

Check out the PV preview for Kashiwagi Yuki’s solo debut single by Shiso on January 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki will be releasing her solo debut single “Shortcake” on February 6th. “Shortcake” is a ballad song that expresses th...

Siliconera Ishaan

Yesterday, Namco Bandai announced Project X Zone, a crossover RPG featuring Namco, Capcom and Sega characters, for a western release on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has over 50 selectable characters from across 29 different videogame series.

Wave's line of Beach Queen figures is now producing swim suit wearing heroines year round, but the character goods line has now moved into scheduling releases for the seasonally appropriate months. June and July is being filled out with new figuri...

Japanator Elliot Gay

As much as I dislike Japanese game developer Imageepoch, I respect the fact that they just don't seem to give up despite how below average their games tend to be. Their track record in the States has been decent; Fate/Extra and the Luminous Arc ti...

Ailee Recording New Music? music posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   1 comment Ailee tweeted a photo of herself in the recording studio, hinting at a comeback in the coming months. "Cant contain my excitement everytime i come into the studio!

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