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March 4, 2016, 11:00 AM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel
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It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, "We have heard that they are good friends.

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This is Gimo. It's a black Scottish Fold. Next to it is Makkuro Kurosuke, a character created by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki. Makkuro Kurosuke (aka Susuwatari) are translated as "soot sprites" or even "dust bunnies.

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Will you be paying by cash, check, or anime magical girl plastic? In Japan, the cash-averse anime fan can already pay for purchases with a Pokémon or Attack on Titan Visa card. Now Japanese credit service provider JCB has decided to enter the worl...

Ever since my neighborhood's conveyor belt sushi restaurant closed down, I've been hoping that some entrepreneur will build a new one nearby. So far, that hope has gone unanswered, and I'm wondering if Japanese Lego enthusiast Doctor Pei has a sim...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The creator behind the Reborn! property finished that out back in 2012 and kicked off a new series the next summer with elDLIVE as part of the Shonen Jump+ app and now Weekly Shonen Jump has just launched a new official site revealing an anime ada...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

One thing Japan does not have a shortage of is illustrators and artists. Some are famous. Many are not. Some are professionals, while others draw because they love it. Here's a look at where they create.

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The main story of Kuroko's Basketball may be over, but there is now a new animated film in the works, and it will be adapting the manga's official sequel, Kuroko's Basketball: Extra Game, as announced by Jump NEXT magazine.

Bill aims at professionals graduating from Japanese schools to work at Japanese companies The Japanese government's Council on National Strategic Special Zones, chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, met on Wednesday to discuss a bill that could re...

The Tokyo Reporter Staff Report

An office of an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi in Utsunomiya was damaged by a truck HOKKAIDO (TR) - Sides are being taken in Japan's underworld. Following a series of violent incidents in Kanto over the weekend, likely involving the Yamaguch...

Siliconera Chris Priestman

By Chris Priestman . March 2, 2016 . 6:30pm Visual novel studio Dischan Media ended up shutting down in July 2015 after six years in production. Now, several months later, the studio has released all its visual novels for free.

Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano will join Scarlett Johansson in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Rupert Sanders will direct the DreamWorks production, which is based on the famous Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Sh...

Siliconera Sato

Trillion: God of Destruction will have you team up with a bunch of Overlord demon girls to take out Trillion, the boss with a trillion hit-points. The official website updates with new screenshots for Mammon and Ashmedia.

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Pre-orders for Compile Heart's upcoming PlayStation 4 RPG, Black Rose Valkyrie, is now available on Amazon Japan, and the company also revealed its first screenshots for those looking to purchase the game.

Japanator Christian Chiok

As a Kamen Rider fan, I heavily anticipated this entry to hit consoles, especially since it took a bit over a year compared to the second game which released around a year after the first game. Naturally, the game would have featured Kamen Rider D...

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Yuri, or Girls' Love, has been gaining popularity through the years, with anime adaptations and manga series becoming even more common than ever. Japanese pop culture website, Akiba Souken, has recently asked asked a total of 4,884 people to vote ...

'幕末ファントム異聞' (Bakumatsu Fuantomu Ibun) "The Strange Tale of the Bakumatsu Phantom" First, I need to preface everything I'm going to say in this post: this wasn't a bad episode. In fact, it was arguably good and enjoyable.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

An official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Matcha Hazuki's Isshukan Friends. /One Week Friends open today, announcing its two main cast, director, and release schedule for February 2017.

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Last week, news broke that IBM is making the world of VRMMOs, as featured in Sword Art Online, a reality with their "VRMMO Project. " However, according to tech website, Road to VR, that really isn't so, and everything was really just a big misund...

Source: Sentai Filmworks press release Special Thanks to Carolyn Medrano © Barasui Media Works / Strawberry Marshmallow OVA Partners Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of all three straight-to-video entries in the STRAWBERRY MAR...

It was recently revealed in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine that powerhouse creative team CLAMP will be adding a new manga addition to the Cardcaptor Sakura series. The move is a timely one, with CCS celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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Better not judge a book by its cover. Despite their cute look, BAND-MAID is a Japanese hardcore rock band who play their own songs with kick-ass guitar solos and double-bass drums by themselves. Their music has been featured widely in internationa...

Haruhichan's blog Erik Hrothgar

It's already been less than a week since Nintendo's last Direct showcase which featured the Japanese publisher formally announcing the existence of Pokemon Sun and Moon, the next series of games in the legendary handheld series.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Shogakukan's Heros magazine, home of Rando Ayamine and Hikarui Nijima's ongoing Majestic Prince sci-fi manga has teased that an announcement concerning the series is planned for next month's issue, coming April 1st.

Source: Right Stuf, Inc. press release Official Site: gundam. jp (Japan) Special Thanks to Jessica Breon Anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce the upcoming release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ZZ COLLE...

This is an RSS version of the original article. Please visit www. otakustudy. com for the full post. Given that Celebi was made available as part of a Pokemon Bank app promotion back in 2014, this is not as rare a mythical Pokemon as others.

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The official website for Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta? (And you thought there is Never a girl online? ) anime began streaming a trailer. The video previews the opening theme song "1st Love Story" by the five-member idol group Luce...

Haruhichan's blog Olivia Lynn

Jun Maeda, the man behind famed series such as Clannad, Angel Beats! , and the recent work of Charlotte, posted on his Twitter account that he has been hospitalized since Monday. The 41-year-old Visual Art's/Key writer and composer didn't provide ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Nozomi Uda's Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Idly) web manga today posted a 100-second new PV announcing its April 9 premiere on Tokyo MX and MBS.

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