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January 22, 2016, 9:00 AM
Siliconera Sato

According to Nintendo, Dragon Quest VII is "basically a brand new game. " All the writing is new, and no more random encounters, as you'll see the enemies on the map. That said, we'll probably get a different feel out of the game compared to what ...

Jason asks: As an avid anime watcher and a high school student in the US, I've noticed that most student governments in anime are organized in the same way and do the same things, however they differ drastically compared to those here in the States.

Siliconera Casey

Nintendo has confirmed that, like Europe last week, North America will be receiving a 10-hour-long demo of Bravely Second: End Layer. [Thanks, GameXplain. ] In the past, Square Enix also released a fairly long demo for the original Bravely Default...

A few weeks back we ran an interest piece on a survey of adult Japanese anime fans about anime that made them cry. That got us thinking - which anime, in the long history of our team of critics, have managed to get the waterworks flowing?

AFA Channel! Sheng Zhi

It is more or less common knowledge that voice actors, or seiyuu, in Japan do more than just provide their voices for anime and games. Their job scope has broadened over the years to include other activities such as singing, performing in theatre ...

The adventures of Speed-o'-Sound Sonic continue in the latest Japanese home video release of One-Punch Man. Volume 3 ships with episodes 5 and 6 on February 24 with some nice extras, including an OAD episode titled "The Ninja Who is Too Complicated.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Automobile manufacturing giant, Toyota, is no stranger to anime tie-ins and promotions, but this latest one has taken a page out of DMM and Kadokawa's anthropomorphic girls playbook (Kantai Collection anyone?


SMAP's 2003 hit "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" topped Recochoku this week, due to the group's rumored disbandment and also due to a buying campaign among fans which had the goal of preventing the disbandment.

Those with a penchant for both gambling and anime can now satisfy both their lusts thanks to the arrival of a Nisemonogatari-themed pachinko machine, the device naturally boasting a surplus of scenes from the series, despite looking like a naked a...

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