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March 11, 2016, 11:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Not all of them, mind you. But many keep getting stuck. Last year, Kotaku first reported that one train character kept getting stuck in doorways and ticket wickets, but as Dick King-Smith HQ noted on Twitter, that rotund mascot is not alone.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

We fly down to Yufuin Floral Village to try the Ghibli-inspired bakery's goods for ourselves. A while back, we heard about Yufuin Floral Village, an entertainment and hotel complex in Kyushu's Oita Prefecture that looks like a small town in the Eu...

Submitted by Anonymous through this form: "People calling themselves "fans" are watching anime then they complain about low quality, shows not getting second seasons or wondering why moe or idol trash shows keep getting made.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This morning on one of Japan's most popular morning shows, co-host Rei Kikukawa experienced VR. It went something like this. Jump scares aren't exactly the nicest way to introduce people to VR! Later, the show said that Kikukawa, thankfully, did n...

Sometimes in Tokyo, events will be announced suddenly with little to no warning and this is one of those cases! Extreme entertainer/farmer/idol event promoter and proud Tochigi native Gyuzo will be taking over Shinjuku's Studio Alta for one day on...

An anime has been revealed to be in the works for "Ero-Manga Sensei - Imouto to Akazu no Ma", the newest series from the author and illustrator of Ore no Imouto that will hopefully be filled to the brim with a great deal of sensuous ero-manga stap...

Siliconera Sato

The Pokémon Company just revealed a new smartphone game called Pokémon Comaster, with a new trailer showing off its board game-like title in development with Heroz Japan. While not much is known about the Pokémon Comaster other than what's shown i...

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The Asterisk War's official website released the second season's promotional video. The video previews Shiena Nishizawa's opening theme song "The Asterisk War. " Haruka Chisuga will perform the ending theme song "Ai no Uta -words of love-.

Siliconera Sato

We haven't heard much about Nippon Ichi Software's upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain since its delay in January, but the company just revealed its latest trailer. The game is set in a town called Refrain that has a la...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The Man At Arms : REFORGED YouTube show is known for forging weapons from comics, movies, and animation every week, and their latest webisode features Asuna's final weapon in the Aincrad arc of Sword Art Online.

AFA Channel! tueac

After a 6 years hiatus that saw her releasing only one song, "Sakura Nagashi", for the 3rd Evangelion Movie in 2012, Hikki is back! Officially announcing her return as well as a new release, the theme song for an upcoming NHK TV series "Toto Nee-c...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 10, 2016 . 10:30am Capcom Unity has come bearing news concerning Street Fighter V's March update. There isn't a release date for it yet, but the company has gone over the first DLC character that will be added, Alex, the upcoming ...

March 9 is Hastune Miku's Thanksgiving Day in Japan. The Japanese word for "3" can be pronounced as "mi" and "9" as "ku" - hence Miku Day! An alternative Japanese pronunciation for 3 and 9 is "San-kyuu", which sounds like "Thank you".

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the successful Sailor Moon Crystal series, Konin Todoke Seisakujo/Design Laboratory for Marriage Paperworks added two new set of its marriage paper featuring the most popular vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku, on March 9 (Hatsune Miku's d...

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SNK Playmore released the latest teaser trailer for The King of Fighters XIV,showcasing Chin Gentsai, Choi Bounge, and Fatal Fury's Tung Fu Rue as playable characters. The King of Fighters XIV is set to be released exclusively for the PlayStation ...

Macross Delta, the latest series in the long-running Macross series and the first in eight years is set to debut this April 3 on Tokyo MX. Delta, which is set eight years after the events of Macross Frontier, follows a female idol group called Wal...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . March 9, 2016 . 9:21pm Nintendo is giving people who don't own the Wolf Link amiibo a chance to get the Wolf Link Super Mario Maker costume. If people visit Course World, they'll find a new Event Course called Twilight Princess HD.

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . March 10, 2016 . 1:00pm Ittle and Tippsie are set to crash land on yet another island this Summer with Ittle Dew 2, a top-down adventure game of puzzles and monster-slashing action coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Siliconera Sato

One Piece: Burning Blood is releasing next month in Japan, and we got a look at the latest with some matchups between some of the series' main characters in the latest footage. The above video shows off Luffy, Ace, and Sabo against Chopper, Sanji,...

Dōkyūsei (Classmates), the theatrical anime adaptation of the boys' love manga by Asumiko Nakamura that debuted in Japan this February will get a limited theatrical release in the U. S. courtesy Aniplex starting May 6.

Seiko Oomori revealed MV for "TOKYO BLACK HOLE", the title tune for her upcoming new album "TOKYO BLACK HOLE" to be released on March 23. Contributor Wanted! ! The music video was directed by up-and-coming cutting-edge creator Kensaku Kakimoto.

After a solid, if inconsistent, collection of episodes in Naruto Shippuden Box Set 22 we arrive hopefully at the shores of Box Set 23. Alas, the good ship Naruto has docked in filler bay and stays there right up until the very last episode of this...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Cute cats are ready to play with Toyko's beautiful people. As fun as a trip to a cat cafe can be for animal lovers in Tokyo, not all of them really put much effort into the "cafe" part of the promise. Some animal cafes feel more like you've wander...

Headlines & Global News

As the "Gintama" manga covers its final arc, the producers of the beloved anime announced that the ongoing TV series would end this month. By Peter de Jesus | Mar 09, 2016 05:54 AM EST As the "Gintama" manga covers its final arc, the producers of ...

New School Kaidan Zachary Keo

Since I'm living both the college student and working adult life right now, I've been out of the loop from the J-Pop/J-Rock/Idol scene for quite sometime. I follow all the mainstream groups since it's so easy to find information but I am sorely la...


As previously reported, The Ring's Sadako and Ju-on's Kayako will be facing off in new movie "Sadako vs Kayako". The film will open on June 18. The film stars Yamamoto Mizuki, who will be caught in between the two spirits.


Today, Hoshino Gen was announced as the Grand Prize winner of The 8th CD Shop Awards 2016 for his album "YELLOW DANCER. " The album was chosen from 8 final nominees that were selected by record store staff from across Japan.

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モーニング娘。 '16 Interview - February 27, 2016 Interviewer: Sherrily Huang, Photographer: BigFreaky Hello! Project's flagship group made their first appearance as the '16 version at Houston's Anime Masturi convention which ran from February 26 - 28, 2016.

Anime Instrumentality Chris Nguyen

Luna Sea, a J-rock band formed in Kanagawa, will be making their return to the anime realm with a song titled "Limit". "Limit" will serve as the opening theme song to Brain Base's upcoming anime, Endride, which is about a boy who travels to a fant...

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