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December 3, 2015, 1:30 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Is this the best ramen in the world? The Michelin Guide's evaluators seem to think so. For some time now, Tokyo has had more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city on the planet. And while you'd be right in guessing that many of them are...

Shigeru Mizuki, a mangaka mostly known for GeGeGe no Kitaro, has passed away at the age of 93. According to reports, he departed this world at 7 a. m. Nov. 30 at a Tokyo hospital due to heart failure. Mizuki was born in Tottori Prefecture.

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

Back in the day, I was a big fan of the LEGO Company's Bionicle line of toys. Like, I expect, many fans of my age, I was enraptured by the cool fantasy world, the ability to build and play with the characters out of the story, and most of all.

During the Danganronpa v3 event hosted by Spike Chunsoft, it was revealed that a new anime series for the franchise titled Danganronpa 3 - The End of Hope's Peak Academy is in production and scheduled for 2016.

Japanator Josh Tolentino
RocketNews24 evie lund

Want to wear Hello Kitty accessories and still be taken seriously? In Japan you can. Here's why. As we've previously discussed, Japan remains a largely patriarchal society. There is a gender gap, and while women in Japan today may have more opport...

A mystery Naruto countdown page has recently appeared on Weekly Shonen Jump magazine's website, but scant details are leaving fans guessing as to what exactly it means! The page in question features the title "Next Generation" followed by the coun...

So I've been watching K-On! lately. This hasn't been difficult. It's a very easy show to watch! You can just sort of lie back on your couch and lean your head in its general direction and you'll probably get a sense of what the show is going for.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

It might even be the best ramen on Earth, if you believe the Michelin restaurant guide, which awarded a single star to Tokyo ramen restaurant Tsuta. This is a world's first. This is a big deal-especially if you are into ramen.


On the singles ranking, HKT48 feat. Jiji Tsuushinsha takes the top spot with their latest single "Shekarashika! " (280,567 copies sold), outselling their previous single "12 byou" by roughly 3,000 copies.

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Following the heroine Sakura Kinomoto's gorgeous figma earlier in June is Tomoyo Daidouji of the world famous magical girl anime, Cardcaptor Sakura, is receiving her very own adorable figma following the main heroine Sakura Kinomoto's figma that w...

Siliconera Sato

We previously got a look at the protagonist Kujo Kanata from Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's upcoming "side-view" RPG Exist Archive. The latest trailer introduces us to the heroine Ranze Miwakawa. The video starts out with Ranze saying "oh no, it's r...

The official website of anime adaptation of Ayano Takeda's music genre novel series Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) began streaming a new trailer video for the recently confirmed compilation movie on Tuesday.

Aside from enlisting another cute girl into the game's roster of formidable shinobi, the latest update for the agonizingly sexy Senran Kagura: Estival Versus has allowed players to intimately kiss any of the game's numerous girls, once again demon...

Japan is suffering from a pencil supply crisis (AFP Photo/Justin Tallis) Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's usually sedate stationery sector has been rocked by a pencil supply crisis that is drawing a backlash -- and panic buying -- among architects and animat...

A pair of acclaimed anime films received nominations for the International Animated Film Society's 43rd annual Annie Awards. Up for consideration in the new Best Animated Feature-Independent category are Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast and S...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix announced that their upcoming 3DS RPG Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 is releasing in Japan on March 24, 2016 and will be available for 5,250 yen plus tax. Both retail and digital downloads are going for 5,250 yen plus tax.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of the upcoming January anime adaptation of Sei Hatsuno's HaruChika novel series has been updated with lots of new information and material. A brand new visual, new members of the cast and the first promotional video were all ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Natume Akatsuki's fantasy comedy light novel series Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Gifting this Wonderful World with Blessings! ) today released its 2nd PV introducing the OP so... jrharbort

With Hatsune Miku Expo's 2016 tour plans well under way, it's clear that 2016 is shaping to be an exciting year for many Hatsune Miku fans everywhere. But Crypton Future Media is not finished yet! Today, Crypton Future Media is ready to announce a...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported on a teaser video that hinted that the 20th installment in the Detective Conan series of anime theatrical films (known as Case Closed in North America) would involve a confrontation between series protagonist Conan ...

Tokyo Girls Update Konishiki

E-girls have released the MV for Merry × Merry Xmas★ (release date: December 23)! It is the commercial song for the Japanese fashion brand Samantha Thavasa-"Kimini Merry Xmas", so if you are fan of that brand, you might have already heard of it!

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Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . December 1, 2015 . 3:00pm Yohjo Simulator was pulled from Steam mere days after it was released by publisher Sekai Project but the reasoning why wasn't clear. Now Sekai Project has offered an explanation as well as an apology.

KpopStarz KpopStarz

Amazon Japan has revealed their top 10 bestselling manga volumes for the year of 2015. Though the number one spot was not held by the "Attack on Titan" manga series, volumes 15-17 took up three out of the other spots on the list, concluding that a...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll announced the addition of four Beyblade anime series to its catalog today, including Beyblade season 1, Beyblade: BeyWheelz, Beyblade: Metal Fury, and Beyblade: Metal Masters. All are dubbed and available to Crunchyroll members in the ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Even in the best of times when anime is being released in the US do we find some series simply not making the cut for various reasons. Whether it's an issue with the company, sales performance or some other mysterious unknown, a number of shows ha...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

NIS America previously announced plans to bring Experience's Stranger of Sword City RPG to PS Vita in the west in March 2016, and the North American release will also be available in a newly-revealed limited edition version.

SGCafe spartanchef

With Valkyrie Drive Mermaid currently raising a lot of eyebrows with each episode, the PS Vita game part of Marvelous's new yuri-ecchi franchise, New Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-, has been previewed in a new promo video, which introduces the charact...

The Tokyo Reporter Kenichiro Takafuji

Junji Koizumi TOKYO (TR) - A conservative assemblyman from Nerima Ward in Tokyo has joined Japan's national debate on gay marriage, saying it "is a denial of Japanese values. " "The reason we marry is to create the next generation by having childr...

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