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September 5, 2015, 1:30 AM
RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

With thousands of temples, beautiful gardens, geisha and maiko (geisha-in-training), and more history than you can shake an encyclopedia at, Kyoto is the place to be when visiting Japan. So with so many tourists from around the world crowding into...

The Good Smile Company has announced the new 1/8 size figurine of Hatsune Miku, the proud Japanese virtual singer, titled, "Hatsune Miku Greatest Idol Ver. " This will be released in May, 2016, and the reservation has started from September 3 (Thu...

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Perfume have revealed that their new single "STAR TRAIN" will be released on October 28. This year, Perfume celebrate 15 years since their formation. The single's title track will be used in the group's documentary film "WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

From the sound of it, some English-speaking Splatoon players are either afraid of or annoyed with their Japanese counterparts. A few even hate playing against them. Earlier today, several popular Japanese game sites and blogs (here, here, and here...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is confirmed that a live-action film adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa's Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April music-themed school manga is in the works for a 2016 release. 17-year-old Suzu Hirose, who is also cast as Chihaya Ayase in the upcomi...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

It's an amazing age we live in, where you can fire up Google Street View and virtually walk the boulevards of many of the world's cities. But it turns out Google Street View has a bit of a rival in Japan.

Fighting game ships in February This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will announce on Monday that Double Sharingan Kakashi and Kakashi's Complete Body Susanoo will be playable in the upcoming game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninj...

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Anime has been known to feature chests of all shapes and sizes, but what sets Japanese animation apart is the copious amounts of busty characters, whose bust size ranges from D-cup all the way to R. . .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sentai Filmworks has scheduled DVD and Blu-ray releases of Brynhildr in the Darkness scheduled for October 6th. In preparation for the release, they've announced the series cast. ABOUT BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS Haunted by memories of his childhood...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

A prototype of a new Technics turntable that went on display this week in Berlin TOKYO (TR) - Panasonic announced this week it will be bringing back its Technics line of turntables, five years after it discontinued the very popular line.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Sanrio's musical TV anime, Show by Rock! ! , is being adapted into a stage musical in February of 2015. The official title of the stage play is Show by Rock! ! Musical: Shout, You Cattle! Crimson Falldown Revolution Apocalypse.


As reported before, Crystal Kay will be releasing single, 'REVOLUTION'. This release has been gaining a lot of attention due to the collaboration with J-pop queen, Namie Amuro. And today, they have released the highly anticipated music video.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Along with a presentation at the Autumn 2015 80th Tokyo International Gift Show, toy maker Zarigani Works and media company Kadokawa have teamed up to launch a promotion for winter 2015 anime TV Sekko Boys (Plaster Boys).

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It is only a matter of weeks before the new season of Haikyu! ! premiers in Japan, and the hype has only gotten stronger with some exciting new information! A surprise cast announcement was made during the Haikyu!

The following is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the other Selective Hearing contributors, staff, or Selective Hearing's partners and affiliates. Recently, a website called Tongfu posted an article featur...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported that AntiMagic Academy 'The 35th Test Platoon' would premiere on Tokyo MX on October 07, 2015, with other channels to broadcast the light novel to TV anime adaptation later.

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It's been reported that AI has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, on August 28. AI married KAIKIGESSHOKU's leader HIRO in 2014, and announced her pregnancy this spring. She expressed, "I still can't believe that I gave birth to her.

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

As Ultraman X continues to rock the airwaves with its hero that fights bad guys with his sweet-looking monster armors, the Japan Animator Expo project has united with the Giant of Light to bring us a short that'll make any Ultra fan rejoice.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Nihon TV has announced that 19-year-old fashion model/actress Ayaka Miyoshi will play the main heroine Xiang-Ying in the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga series.

As a little bonus for those opting to buy Samurai Warriors 4-II on Steam rather than on consoles, Koei Tecmo have confirmed a free compilation of downloadable content for those who opt to pre-purchase the game via Steam.

1st episode will premiere on September 8 Aniplex of America announced on Wednesday that it will continue its Durarara! ! ×2 English dub with the second arc, Durarara! ! ×2 Ten. The first dubbed episode will premiere on September 8 at 3:00 p.

The Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman OVA is getting a limited theatrical release in Japan, starting October 17 and running for two weeks. Posters and fliers will be promoting the screening event with a newly-revealed key visual sporting the tagline, "Who W...

A new visual for the upcoming anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One Punch-Man manga has been revealed on the official website. The new visual was recently revealed in a Japanese anime magazine.

Siliconera Sato

Ace Attorney 6 takes place in a mysterious country outside Japan, where Phoenix Wright finds himself involved in yet another case, in a coutry with people that have a belief in the spirit of the dead. The above is a look at Bokuto Tsuani, a cheerf...


Ishihara Satomi and Yamashita Tomohisa will co-star for the first time in Fuji TV's next getsu9 drama. It's a drama adaptation of Aihara Miki's manga "5→9 ~watashi ni koishita ikemen sugiru obousan~" [from 5 to 9 ~the exceedingly handsome monk who...

The official website for the upcoming adventure RPG Tokyo Ghoul: Jail for the PS Vita has revealed that anime's österreich returns for the theme "Luxurious Bone. " The opening theme for Tokyo Ghoul √A was performed by österreich titled "Munou.

IGN Meghan Sullivan

Geek Culture in Anime - IGN Anime Club By Meghan Sullivan This week on IGN Anime Club Miranda, Alaina, Kallie, and Meghan discuss rumors of a FLCL remake and talk about their favorite Otaku in anime. Plus, the group says a sad goodbye to one its m...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The previously-revealed Himouto! Umaru-chan game, Himouto! Umaru-chan: Umaru Training Plan, now has a release date in Japan. The game will have players attempting to train to get rid of the sloppier aspects of Umaru-chan, and it's coming to PS Vit...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in July, just after the first volume was being released in North America, that the manga series So Cute it Hurts! ! is coming to a close. Now the latest installment of Sho-Comi is revealing thta the series has four chapters left un...


London's British Museum takes a look at manga, Japan's widely popular graphic art form, in a new exhibition showcasing the works of different generations of artists. "Manga now: three generations" features recent and newly commissioned artwork fro...

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