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May 13, 2015, 8:00 PM
Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

Central Park saw a Japan Day like no other this weekend as the annual event welcomed the real guests of honor. . . Mothers. This years Japan Day at Central Park fell on Mothers Day giving families in attendance an unforgettable Sunday filled with ...

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Remember those traditional Japanese sweets from last summer that were simply divine? Oh, and let's not forget those cupcakes that were almost too beautiful to eat! Japan sure knows how to elevate its food to an unparalleled level of art, and today...


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Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco have filed trademarks for three items related to the Tales series with Tales of Berseria, Tales of Orfellia, and Tales of Alestia. [Thanks, Hachima] Of course, one can never be certain just what these trademarks are for.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

Sponsored links It's been revealed that Ami, a member of E-girls, Dream, will be releasing her solo debut single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" on July 15. Ami's solo debut was announced on April 29 at the finale of E-girls' nationwide tour titled "E...

Port includes new scenario, 2 new characters, voiceovers, orchestral score Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it will port its 2004 PlayStation 2 role-playing game Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi to the Ninten...

Siliconera Sato

While it's not exactly the 14th of May in Japan yet, it happens to land on the day Japanese video game magazines publish weekly, and details are already available. This week's issue of Famitsu magazine details Land of No Night, a new project by At...

May 8, 11:00 anime This week, what it takes to get an anime on retail store shelves. Plus, whether anyone really needs a dub these days, the legality of cosplay videos, and what ever happened to DVD inserts?

Actor Keisuke Sagawa reported on Wednesday that his wife, voice actress Nobuyo Oyama, is currently suffering from dementia. According to Sagawa on the TBS radio program Ōsawa Yūri no Yūyū Wide, Oyama is unable to retain short-term memory.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

This season there are 50 new anime on the air, so it can be more than a little difficult to know which ones to watch. But now that the season has reached its half-way point, we at Kotaku East come bearing our recommendations. Mercuryw

Click the image to visit VOCALOID SHOP announcement VOCALOID STORE was an official store operated by third party company "Bplats" under license by Yamaha. The store has been providing services since 2010, and will soon close its Japanese store on ...

Jury system in July 9 3DS game also shown The official website of CAPCOM's upcoming Dai Gyakuten Saiban -Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken- (Great Turnabout Trial: The Adventures of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō) Nintendo 3DS game began streaming a trailer for the...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Previously, the CEO of Japanese game company ImageEpoch went missing and his Twitter page vanished. Now, the studio has officially started bankruptcy proceedings, owing 43 creditors 1. 1 billion yen or US$9 million.

RocketNews24 Fran Wrigley

There's a lot going on at the base of Tokyo Skytree. Not content with being the tallest structure in Japan and the tallest tower in the world, Skytree also boasts an entertainment complex the size of a small town.

SeventhStyle Seven

A disgusting, vile, sub-human scum who should burn in hell for all eternity has defaced a Love Live! itasha - spray painting over Maki's face and a group idol shot for no reason but to ruin the decals.

The Tokyo Reporter Kenji Nakano

Rola Takizawa made her AV debut in 2012 In examining the recent depreciation of the yen, perhaps no story is more revealing than that coming out of China regarding former adult video (AV) starlet Rola Misaki.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

What Anime Will FUNimation Release In August? Posted by Chris Beveridge May 12, 2015 at 02:32 PM Maken-Ki! Two FUNimation's solicitations for what they're going to release in August 2015 should be coming relatively soon, and that means it's a chan...

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With Silent Hills officially cancelled and its P. T. demo not anymore available in the U. S. , some PS4 owners are selling their PS4s that contain said demo on eBay! Not surprisingly, one listing for a PS4 with P.


Kodansha announced the winners of the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards on May 12. It started in 1977 and the first winners were Black Jack and Mitsume ga Tooru by Osamu Tezuka, Haikara-san ga Tooru by Waki Yamato, and Candy Candy by Yumiko Igarashi and ...

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Our buddies at Ranger Crew has given us an exclusive look for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Imaginext Megazord press photos that is part of the. . .

Siliconera Sato

Fire Emblem If will come in two different versions that have their own unique stories and difficulties, but the games will also bring a few new features and changes to the series. This week's issue of Famitsu provides the latest details.

Sponsored links 9nine has released the cover art for their new single "HAPPY 7 DAYS" and DVD/Blu-ray "9nine DREAM LIVE in BUDOKAN" (release date: June 17). "HAPPY 7 DAYS" will be sold in 3 different versions: Limited Edition Type-A, Limited Editio...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

You might think you are something else. That your selfie ability is pro level or simply unparalleled. Maybe it is. But can you do this? I'm sure you can if you tried! These no-hand selfie snaps have been appearing on Chinese social networking site...

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Gintama is without a doubt, one of the most controversial anime titles in Japan. Just last month when its latest anime premiered, the series shocked Japan by mocking a crying politician. This time, the anime is in another controversy as the non-pr...

release / tour / Zebrahead / MAN WITH A MISSION MAN WITH A MISSION has announced that to celebrate their 5th anniversary year, they will be holding European tour in June 2015. The detailed dates have not been announced yet, but they have announced...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The Aniplex USA acquisition of Aldnoah. Zero happened just before the show originally began its simulcast and broadcast last year, though the company hasn't spoken about the home video release since then.


The phenomenon of the Japanese mascots known as yuru-chara ("laidback characters") continues to spread, to the point where prominent British comedians are sitting up and taking notice. Just check out the video above from Last Week Tonight with Joh...

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The latest Kamen Rider Drive toy catalog has finally gave us our first look on the Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron, Drive's ultimate/final form in the TV series. In addition to that, new Shift Cars are also revealed as well.

Shick Razors' 2015 advertising campaign tie-up with Neon Genesis Evangelion launched on Monday with two new videos that continue Gendo's quest for the perfect shave. The first video is titled "Hige Sori ni Tsubasa o Kudasai" (Please Give Me Wings ...

Bloodstained -Ritual of the Night- gortic adventure game Game director Koji Igarashi launched a Kickstarter on Monday for a new game titled Bloodstained -Ritual of the Night-. The campaign seeks to raise US$500,000 to produce the game for Xbox One...

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