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November 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
RocketNews24 Amy Chavez

We've all heard about how safe Japan is. But unless you live here, you may not understand why Japan is considered so safe. The uninitiated may presume that safety is enforced through a rigid society that doesn't allow freedom of expression, that J...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

A Pokémon Gym is opening this month in Osaka. We've already gotten a peek inside, and it looked okay! Now, we're going to get a better look, and it sure seems terrific. Website Gigazine recently visited the Pokémon Gym and took a series of great p...

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

If you are strolling through Terminal 3, you might notice something. A giant rebel fighter. You can do more than just look at this replica. Toggle and The Strait Times report that regular folks can even climb into the cockpit for photo ops.

Siliconera Sato

Hyperdimension Great War Neptune Vs. Sega Hardware Girls, and Compile Heart followed up with a new trailer that shows off more from the girls and gameplay of the upcoming PlayStation Vita title. In addition to a look at the game's key characters w...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The Monster Musume Miia hug pillow, sold out at Comiket 88, is back! Now, through the end of the month, Hobidas Market is offering the amazing, seven-meter item for mailorder, minus the limited C88 bag, selling for 100,000yen.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Capcom is back with more cat cosplay (and a bit of teasing) in their winter Felyne spots for Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX. The Nintendo 3DS version of the cartoonish spinoff was released on September 10th.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Online voting has begun for the 2nd annual Sugoi Japan Awards, which seek to celebrate the works of anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels that Japan wishes to share with the rest of the world.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . November 16, 2015 . 3:30am Bandai Namco's upcoming Gundam action shooter game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force for PlayStation Vita is releasing Japan this December, and the Asia version with its English subs will release shortly af...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

A muscular, all-male Sailor Moon senshi group has just released a live-action music video in honour of the hit anime from Japan. The song featured in the video is Sailor Moon e il Cristallo Del Cuore, meaning Sailor Moon and the Crystal Heart, whi...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

It's only been less than a month since Tales of Zestiria was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 20th. Additionally, it wasn't too long ago that Bandai Namco made a statement in regards to what PC enthusiasts could do to en...

Haruhichan's blog himecatherine

The cover of the December issue of Miracle Jump magazine is revealing on November 17th, that GANTZ, a highly acclaimed science-fiction manga written by Hiroya Oku, is inspiring a fully fledged 3DCG anime film in 2016.

Siliconera Sato

While he may not be the most popular of Final Fantasy heroes we've seen thus far, Bartz from Final Fantasy V and his versatility is certainly a force to be reckoned with in Dissidia Final Fantasy on arcade.

Revision could allow for unilateral enforcement of intellectual property violators Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency is considering a revision of the country's copyright laws, after having reached an agreement with 11 other countries last month rega...

Siliconera Sato

Jonathan Joestar is a balanced fighter, as he has everything going for him from power, defense, speed, and his explosive combos for his main focus as a close-ranged fighter. He can fill up his Ripple Gauge and use a variety of skills that revolve ...

'温もりの場所' (Nukumori no Basho) "Place of Warmth" Let's talk about balance, tension, stakes, and how to stack the deck against your protagonists. Balancing the Sides Last week I compared this series to Robotics;Notes, in that there's a mismatch betwe...

Jeremy Yu

The acclaimed visual novel Clannad finally has a concrete western release date. Sekai Project, the team localizing the game, has announced the game would release on Steam November 23. Clannad originally released in Japan in 2004.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter

William and Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain TOKYO (TR) - In recalling his first trip to Japan, back in 1987, Jim Reid, the front man of noise-pop band The Jesus and Mary Chain, remembers fans in the audience genuinely enjoying the performance.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The December issue of Miracle Jump, out in Japan on November 17th, is introducing a slate of projects inspired by Hiroya Oku's 2000-2013 violent action sci-fi manga Gantz. The issue launches Blue Gralia author Keita Iizuka's spin-off, now titled G...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With The Martian doing strong box office results around the world in general, there's definitely some anticipation building up for the Japanese release - which doesn't hit until February 5th, 2016! But there's time to add a bit more hype to it and...

Siliconera Sato

Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book's latest footage shows how the game starts out, where we get to see some of Sophie's close friends in Monika, Oskar, and Plachta in her book form. Read Watch How Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mys...


Popular manga Hana Yori Dango will be having a stage musical adaptation opening on January 5 next year. The play will run at Tokyo's Theater Crea from January 5-24, at Fukuoka's Sun Place Hotel and Hall on January 28, at Nagoya's Aichi Prefectural...

OLDCODEX unveiled the title for their new single Aching Horns with tie-up as theme song for upcoming anime movie High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-. Unit member Suzuki Tatsuhisa (VO) continues as the voice of key character Tashibana Makoto.

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4:59 p.m. PST November 16, 2015

NO. 15 USHIO TO TORA If you're a sucker for old-school manga and anime, "Ushio and Tora" will certainly float your boat. And by old school, we mean stuff from the 1990s. Yup, it's gotten to that point.

iDigitalTimes Phillip Martinez

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is an action-oriented game. You'll choose a team of three to travel and complete subquests and the main storyline. You'll enter battles with monsters and other characters. And since the story takes place in Alfhelm, you...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first promotional video has been revealed for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Love Live! The School Idol Movie. The video itself highlights many of the bonuses that will be bundled with the limited edition Blu-ray release.

AFA Channel! freakpool

6 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 3 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 1 6 Flares × The story of Prince Casval's transformation into the dreaded Red Comet, Char Aznable, continues with Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Houki.

Battle academy anime Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry has resumed its thrilling tournament action, drawing little surprise from watchers as a newly acquired friend becomes a vicious foe, perhaps making up for its overuse of cliches with some decent fight ...

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