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December 2, 2015, 1:00 PM
December 2, 2015, 1:00 PM
RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

This guy should teach Good Parenting 101. If there's one universal cultural constant, it's fathers being overprotective of their daughters. Unfortunately there's one other universal constant too: dads being bad at being overprotective.

Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist best known for his work GeGeGe no Kitaro, has died at age 93. Mizuki, a veteran who lost his left arm in World War II, was a specialist in the Japanese spirits known as yokai, the subject of GeGeGe no Kitaro and ma...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

In addition to the currently producing TV anime second season, a stage play adaptation of the Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! TV anime, titled "Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! Katsugeki! (Action!

The official channel of the anime adaptation of the Steins;Gate visual novel on Japanese online video service NicoNico has been updated with a new extra episode that will be live to hype up the release of the game's official sequel, Steins;Gate 0.

ONE, the original creator of the One-Punch Man manga-who started it out as a webcomic before teaming up with Yusuke Murata to make it a full-blown manga (and now anime) sensation-is about to have another of his series made into a TV anime.

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Remember Touken Ranbu, that game where you turn historical Japanese swords into hot men? Well, one shop is now turning those men into delectable cakes! Just to recap, Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) is a free-to-play collectible card browser video game in whi...

Something big is presumably brewing in the world of Masashi Kishimoto's concluded-but-far-from-dead Naruto. The official Weekly Shonen Jump website kicked off a teaser site that includes a "countdown to the next generation" along with silhouettes ...

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Trends in Japan William

All year Japan has been going Star Wars crazy, not least because a certain film sequel is about to be unleashed on the world box office. This has lead to a slew of products and tie-ups. Some of these have been very ambitious, starting with the Sta...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Monokuma is back with the new New Danganronpa V3: Everyone's New Semester of Killing video game, which is the latest addition to Spike Chunsoft's highly rated murder mystery game franchise. To tease fans even further, gaming magazine, Famitsu, has...

Global superstars Perfume build upon their impressive resume of advertising tie-ups with the latest commercial for Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class! The 30-second commercial features a new Perfume song titled "Next Stage with YOU" and features animated...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 1, 2015 . 4:45am Marvelous revealed the latest trailer for Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki's upcoming title Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, which shows us a good amount of action along with a look at its characters.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Rokuro was an ordinary Japanese businessman. A suit hired to entertain corporate high rollers and serve as a whipping boy for the big bosses with the real juice. A mission to deliver a mysterious disk to the deadly waters East of China seemed like...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Hand-drawn art may be on the ropes, but it's not quite dead yet. For years, when anime and manga artists in Japan have needed a colored pencil, many of them reached for one made by Mitsubishi Pencil. There's probably a bit of home-country favoriti...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Avex Pictures has started streaming a brand new PV for the upcoming Muv-Luv Alternative spin-off anime, Schwarzesmarken. It introduces us to the members of the 666th Division, who will be fighting the gigantic alien monsters known as the BETA in t...

Hot on the heels of the Lord Marksman and Vanadis announcement is another pair of acquisitions from North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment. First up is Reiji Suzumaru's Love in Hell: Death Life manga, a companion series to Love in Hell.

Tokyo Ghoul's author Sui Ishida is known for posting art on Twitter and recently he was getting emotional about reading shoujo manga from authors like Ryo Azuki, he then shared a tribute piece to Amu Meguro's Honey (or Honey So Sweet) from Bessats...

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . December 1, 2015 . 7:30am Comcept and Deep Silver have released the latest trailer for Mighty No. 9, with a look at some of the game's different modes, including Boss Rush and challenge mode.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The city of Minokamo in Gifu Prefecture, Japan thought it would be a good idea to try to boost tourism with anime posters. One in particular, however, will not be used. The poster in question features a character named Kocho Yoshida (above) from t...

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is not getting a western release for the North American and European territories, and this decision has caused quite an uproar to a lot of fans of the franchise. This came when the official Dead or Alive Facebook page confir...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . December 1, 2015 . 5:00am Bandai Namco and CybcerConnect2 shared the latest in their character introduction series for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven with a trailer for Enrico Pucci, the main antagonist of Part VI: Stone Ocean.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The release date for Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has changed in Japan. The release date for Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has changed in Japan. It was slated for February 25, 2016, but has been moved to March 31.

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

Throughout 2015, Nintendo slowly, but surely, closed their Club Nintendo service, an online membership program which allowed those who purchased games on Nintendo's platform to submit codes to earn points in exchange for physical - and sometimes, ...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

The most recent Sega Nama Niconico broadcast brought with it a 15 minute sampling of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final's gameplay. See the extended preview of the sequel from Atlus below. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final hits Nintendo 3DS in Japan on Febru...

Sasaki Sayaka (佐咲紗花) announced new single WASTELANDERS with tie-up as opening theme for upcoming anime Shojo-tachi wa Koya wo Mezasu (少女たちは荒野を目指す) ~ Girls beyond the youth KOYA ~. Her 12th single comes on one anime themed edition scheduled for rel...


The Japan Times recently started its series of year end articles on the current music scene. Last week, Patrick St. Michel wrote about Namie Amuro's dominance among female soloists. This week, my article was released.


Several new movies entered the box office chart last week! Raintree no Kuni starring Kis-my-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta and Nishiuchi Mariya topped the charts, followed by Girls und Panzer der Film and The Little Prince.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming two-part live-action film adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's shoujo manga series Chihayafuru has announced their release dates in Japan. The first part "Kami no Ku" (The First Line) will be released on March 19, 20...

Wan Abrar Rei

Another good episode as always. I really like how everything started, as well as how this episode ended. The only thing of course that I think everyone didn't like, is the part where everyone downplayed Saitama yet again.

An animated trailer has emerged for Korean MMORPG Herowarz, boasting a wealth of exhilarating action sequences made even better with the inclusion of some particularly enchanting women, but unfortunately leaving those wanting to see actual gamepla...

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