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June 25, 2015, 4:30 AM

On June 22, during AKB48's performance at AKB48 Theater, member Hashimoto Hikari announced her graduation from the group. This concert was held to celebrate Hashimoto's birthday, which was on June 17. The idol made the graduation announcement hers...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft
RocketNews24 Meg Murphy

If you've been with us here at RocketNews24 for a while, or have any sort of interest in Japanese culture, then you are probably fairly familiar with Japanese obento, or boxed lunches. Bento are easily customizable and tend to include a variety of...

So it's come to this. You're interested in catching up on One Piece. And why wouldn't you? It's the highest selling manga of all time in Japan and one of the most beloved anime franchises in the world.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The famous Pokémon tagline, "Gotta catch 'em all," really only covers half of the franchise's theme. As any fan will tell you, after catching the adorable combatants, the next step is to train them, making them stronger and stronger until your men...

IGN Alex Osborn
The Sun Rising Blog Michael Vincent

"Fire Emblem Fates comes in two different versions, called the Conquest and Birthright editions," Nintendo said. "In the U. S. , Conquest and Birthright will both be sold separately, as is already the case in Japan.

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The filming for the Special Police Dekaranger: 10 YEARS AFTER is still on-going and we finally got our first look at DekaRed Fire Squad in the film! Just a refresher, at the end of Dekaranger, Ban joins the Dekaranger Fire Squad team.

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The official Premium Bandai site has just released the official image for the DX Lemon Lock Seed and Kamen Rider Duke Faceplate set that is included in the DVD/Blu-ray release of Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Duke & Knuckle.

Idolminded Ray Mescallado

NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto "Full Throttle" on Shonen Magazine - HEBIROTE AKB48 And of course, Sayanee is absolutely stunning in this. NMB48 Riho Kotani "Kimi ni Tsutsumarete" on EX Taishu Magazine - HEBIROTE AKB48 This spread caught me by surprise at h...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese Twitter user DB Hopelash has been taking stacks of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, cutting them out with a hobby knife, and making truly amazing shadowboxes. Like so: [Photo: db_hopeslash] [Photo: db_hopeslash] Imagine how patient you need to be.

It has been revealed in the latest issue of the Famitsu Magazine that the new Steins;Gate sequel, Steins;Gate 0, previously announced by Shikura Chiyomaru, the head of 5pb's head company Mages, will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS V...

Anisong DJ Nachtgreif decided to show his dedication towards the show Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka by recreating the knife forged for Bell Cranel and Hestia by Hephaestus. ヘスティアナイフを作ってみた #danmachipic.

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Get ready to rev up your engines as Bandai releases the official images for the new Tamashii Web shop item: S. H. FiguArts Kamen Rider Drive Type Formula! This new web exclusive figure will include replacement wrist, the Trailer Cannon and Shift F...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime third season Symphogear GX has posted a 160-second promotional video to introduce its main characters with their voice cast, including two new characters Elfneine voiced by Misaki Kuno and Carol Malus...

Siliconera Ishaan

Worldwide sales of Splatoon have crossed 1 million units, Nintendo announced today. The colourful multiplayer shooter was released on May 28th in Japan, with a North American and European release following on May 29th.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Many of you may recall the three-meter-tall (12. 5 feet) ridable Japanese robot known as Kuratas which we have covered many times before. Earlier this year the real-life mecha made waves when it went up for sale on Amazon for the sum of 120 millio...

Kyoto Animation's official shop is planning a birthday party for Free! Eternal Summer's Sosuke. Rin's serious-minded childhood friend is celebrating on September 14 and KyoAni plans to ship off some exclusive merchandise for him.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel
RocketNews24 Master Blaster

For many people, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. For many others it's a twice or three-time occurrence, but still pretty rare in the grand scheme of things. As such, it's only natural to want it to be something truly memorable for all in ...

Siliconera Sato

Adachi starts out with yawn saying, "Huh? It already started? What? You want me to get into it? What should I do. . . I guess it can't be helped. . . and it's not a bad idea to play along at times! " and ends with "It's show time!

Earlier this month it was revealed that there will be an announcement made concerning Keiichi Arawi's comedy manga Nichijou. The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine, due for release on June 26th, has revealed that the ann...

Siliconera Spencer

Persona 4: Dancing All Night will have a set of special costumes designed by Shuji Sogabe who is working on the Persona 4 manga. These costumes can be obtained by purchasing different Dengeki magazines.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge
Siliconera Spencer

Divine Gate, a mobile puzzle game developed by the creators of Akiba's Trip, is one giant anime crossover party. Characters from Steins;Gate, Fate/Stay Night, and Hatsune Miku have been guests in Divine Gate before.

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The battle between Light Yagami, or Kira, and his arch nemesis, L, has been one of the anime and manga industry's most enduring rivalries, and that very rivalry is teased in a new TV ad for the series' highly-anticipated live-action TV drama adapt...

Kotaku East Toshi Nakamura

This year's E3 had a huge surprise for us all: The Final Fantasy VII remake. But this wasn't the only surprise. Prior to the official unveiling, Final Fantasy VII's original character designer Tetsuya Nomura had no idea he'd be directing the remake.

QuesQ have delivered the combat-ready cruiser girl Tenryu of Kantai Collection onto the battlefield with their newest figure, dressing the kanmusu up in her standard seifuku and depicting her in a "battle-hardened" state that may persuade potentia...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Through this weekend Bandai Namco Asia and Takashimaya Department Store are celebrating the 35TH anniversary of Gundam model kits and in conjunction with Singapore's Golden Jubilee with "Gundam Docks at Singapore" at Takashimaya Square, B2 and Nge...

Zelda Musou: Hyrule All-Stars will be released in Japan in the spring of 2016. To celebrate the announcement, Link's clothing from the original Legend of Zelda game will be available in the Wii U Zelda Musou game.

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