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January 4, 2016, 10:30 PM
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NEWS Sandaime J Soul Brothers won the 2015 Japan Record award with their song Unfair World. It is the second year in a row that they have won the award. 2014's winning song was R. Y. U. S. E. I. The best new artist award went to Kobushi Factory.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The folks at TBS got back from the holidays and to Sōbu High School in time to celebrate the wintery January 3rd birthday of Yukino Yukinoshita. The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime site was updated with a banner for the birthday, in addition t...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

The fukubukuro fun continues as we snag a lucky bag crammed full of merch, including limited edition items, from the Evangelion Store Tokyo-01. Our Prada-sock wearing reporter Seiji Nakazawa headed over to the Evangelion Store to track down one of...

What better way to usher in a new year in Japan than with a cute collection of dogs in kimono? During the first few days of the New Year, old traditions come to the fore in Japan, with many people choosing to dress in formal wear for hatsumode, th...

Destructoid Kyle MacGregor

It's been close to four years since Sega announced Phantasy Star Online 2 for a western release, but, despite the game being available in English throughout Asia, we're still without a localization. In an amusing turn of events, anime group Sentai...

SGCafe spartanchef

Kuroko's Basketball is headed from the basketball court and into the stage with a new live-action stage play, which will feature Kuroko Tetsuya's voice actor, Kensho Ono, take up the role which made him famous, but this time, in live action!

Now that 2015 is officially over, it's time for our yearly pitchfork skewering foray into annoying everyone with our questionable opinions, the Best of Anime 2015 post! As with last year, the post will be a collaboration between the two writers wh...

Kokoa Hoto from the anime adaptation of Koi's 4koma manga series Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the order a rabbit? ) has been featured as a magical girl poster in the February 2016 issue of Megami. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off wi...

Haruhichan's blog petrifiedkou

Games Done Quick is a Bi-Annual gaming marathon where the volunteers play a numerous quantity of games at crazy fast speeds. Each speed runner will play games ranging from Super Mario to Zelda and even Left for Dead.


In the gentrified kitsch landscape Takashi Murakami depicts, 500 grotesque priests parade along dazzlingly colorful giant panels. The artist's zany ukiyoe-turned-manga world takes a spiritual, but uncompromising pop art, turn in addressing the 201...


It was recently reported that Perfume member Nocchi is in a relationship. Her rumored boyfriend is comedian Manbou Yashiro. She is 27, while he is 39. The management of both members of the rumored couple have denied that they are in a relationship.

SGCafe spartanchef

2015 had been a great year for cosplay, and Japan's most famous costume makers, Cospa, had sold (or rented out) plenty of costumes last year. Now, they have finally released the rankings for which costume was the most popular.

With the launch of the "Attack on Titan" game nearing, Koei Tecmo is giving out new info as to what to expect of the much-awaited title. Just recently, the developer revealed that there will be 10 playable characters in the game.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Case Closed The new year has brought some new anime to the Netflix service with a decent chunk of recent episodes of Detective Conan now available on it. While normally listed as Case Closed when brought over domestically per licensor instructions...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the cosplay costume ranking reported yesterday, Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company Cospa has also announced the top 10 sales ranking of its anime goods for the year 2015. The most popular item at their stores was "The Thing W...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Ahhhhh fortune cookies, sometimes they can make you go all excited about your fortune, and sometimes, you just feel flat and feel underwhelmed with them. Now, cat-based novelty goods maker, Felissimo, is putting a cute and unique twist to the clas...

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

The final weekend saw Comiket take over the Odaiba bay area, as thousands of cosplayers, dojinshi readers, and manga fans descended on Big Sight for the three-day festival. Japan's video game, anime and manga franchises also use Comiket as an oppo...

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A big thank you for all the support in 2015! Here is to making 2016 another year to be remembered! ! I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after the end of year holidays.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Seiyuu Yoko Hikasa is one of the most sought-after seiyuus in Japan today, garnering legions of fans, not only in Japan but the world as well. She is best known for her roles as the lovable Mio Akiyama from K-On!

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP) - Otaku. The Japanese word describes enthusiasts, usually of pop culture: Fans of video games, anime, comics and cosplay. And the American version of those fans is fast becoming an important and growing segment of Atlanti...


On December 31, NHK aired its annual year end music show, Kohaku Uta Gassen. The show had an average rating of 37%, the lowest in the show's 65 year history. In comparison, 2013's show had an average rating of 40.

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . January 2, 2016 . 5:30pm Publisher BadLand Indie is bringing Uchronic Games' R-Type inspired shmup Doryoku Way: Conflict to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in 2016 (thanks I Play PS Vita).

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

We are beginning the first round of GoBoiano's Waifu of 2015! To make things a bit easier on your browsers, we'll be splitting the polls up into groups of seven and each round will last one week. Since there was an odd number of contestants, there...

More lascivious outfits from Comiket 89 have been showing off the naughtier side of cosplay, with deft photographers taking advantage of the moment by getting more of their "optimal" angles, be they low, high or otherwise.

Nihongogo Jeffrey T.

The start of a new year promises a whole new beginning for the girls of Morning Musume as the pop idol super group begins their search for brand new members. Morning Musume '16 announced the beginning of the Morning Musume '16 Shinseki Audition co...

Girls transform into weapons by orgasming and fight in a lesbian rapist hellhole. I watched this one with Classy. Even watching it with friends. . . damn this was painful to watch. It's absolutely disgusting.

God is a Geek Nick Gillham

The original Danganronpa is one of my favourite games. It came out of nowhere and wowed me with its stylish aesthetic, excellent soundtrack and morbid scenario, not to mention its fast-paced take on trials (ala Phoenix Wright).

The hustle and bustle of Comiket 89 has continued to divulge more seductive cosplay courtesy of the event's innumerable and mischievous photographers, no doubt earning much acclaim amongst online denizens despite (or perhaps most especially for) t...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

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