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February 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Earlier tonight here in Tokyo, Bandai Visual held a launch event for Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the new Ghost in the Shell anime series announced earlier this year. The event was full of interviews with the various creators of the new series and h...

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On January 9, 2013, Yamada Ryousuke made his solo debut with the song, Mystery Virgin. . It was used as the theme song for the Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo SP aired on the 12th of January this year. In relation to that GOO Ranking made a survey ask...

Ayumi Hamasaki's "LOVE again" Becomes Singer's 20th #1 Album music posted by Aysohmay 32 minutes ago   ·   1 comment Ayumi Hamasaki's latest album, "LOVE again", has topped Oricon's weekly charts, marking the singer's 20th #1 album on the Oricon c...

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On February 12th, actress Kuroki Meisa held a press conference for ongoing Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura” at the NHK broadcasting center. This is her first comeback drama after she gave birth to her daughter back in September, and she’s been particip...


  Sup, back to blogging about my Taiwan travelogues after CNY holidays. It was my last day in Taipei before I travel to Tainan so I scheduled the furthest and most time consuming destination from my hostel for my last day.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

As part of a promotion for A Good Day to Die Hard, a life-sized chocolate statue of John McClane (née Bruce Willis) was wheeled out for a press conference this evening in Japan. The flick opens on February 14, which is Valentine's Day—hence the ch...

Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Awkward Silence GN (Graphic Novel) 3AnimeNewsNetwork Viz Media / SuBLime US$12. 99 February 12 Ayako GN (Paperback)Please Vertical US$24. 95 February 12 Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love GN 3Cite Viz Media / ...

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More images of the Kamen Rider Wizard third quarter toy catalog has just surfaced online featuring images of Wizard and Beast's respective new forms that will appear later in the series! Pictured above is Kamen Rider Wizard Infinity Style, and a n...

Maaya Sakamoto stars in 4-part series premiering in Japanese theaters in June The staff of the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime announced the details of its project on Tuesday. The project will consist of four 50-minute parts.

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime official site has announced that Jojo's characters will be featured on the cover of Japanese snacks!       Purchase of 2 Jojo packaged items will get you one of the original post cards seen below.

Dark Horse comics has sent out their list of May comic releases and July graphic novels. In addition to their adaptation of classic samurai tale 47 Ronin and Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search Part Two as well as new manga releases of Gantz vol.

Yeeeah, baby, turn down those lights. Light a candle and bust out the sensual massage oils, because XSEED is getting in the romantic mood for Valentine's Day. Uh huh, yeah, that's right, they're releasing Ys I & II Chronicles+ on February 14.

Siliconera Ishaan

Capcom have been keen on joint development with western developers in recent years. Sometimes, this works out and results in good games like Dead Rising 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed and DmC Devil May Cry.

Singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, who voiced the Major in young bodies in original movie and in Stand Alone Complex, will be reprising the role of Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, a four part OVA/theatrical run series with the firs...

Siliconera Ishaan

Tecmo Koei are releasing a downloadable demo for Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires in North America today.   The demo will allow the player to try out the new Edit Mode and pick the facial features, personality, weapon animation, abilities, outfits, and ...

Siliconera Spencer

The merging between Tecmo Koei and Gust continues with a member of the Atelier team working with Omega Force’s next title Toukiden. Hidari, the character designer on Atelier Ayehsa, is Toukiden’s character designer, too.

Nexon subsidiary company Neoburu developing PC game for 2014 release in Japan The staff at the Ghost in the Shell Arise press conference revealed more details on Tuesday about the Ghost in the Shell Online (tentative title) PC game.

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AKB48 group to become ‘Tourism ambassador’ of Guam by ustar on February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am The national tourism organization of Guam has appointed popular idol group AKB48 as the “Tourism ambassador” of Guam.

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The very Chinese ingenuity with which a souvenir foodstuff has been packaged is the latest made in China product to be securing praise for its “innovative” marketing, both in China and beyond. More examples were soon exhumed: Online there is some ...

Pokémon TV App, Now Out and Free The amount of Pokémon news that comes out every week honestly blows my mind. Today saw the release of the official Pokémon TV app for iTunes and Google Play. Smartphone users can now download the video app to watch...

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Before the first Power Rangers series was known as “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, Saban called it as “GALAXY RANGERS”. Check out the promo that was included as a bonus in the Power Rangers DVD Box Set.

Was injured during research trip, but has recovered to resume high school mahjong manga Saki manga creator Ritz Kobayashi announced on her website on Tuesday that her high school mahjong manga is on extended hiatus due to surgery.

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