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March 23, 2016, 9:00 AM
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Matcha Kit Kat lovers can now enjoy more green tea chocolate options. Following on from their popular "I LOVE FRUITS" series released last year, Nestlé Japan has announced their next premium collection, called "I LOVE TEA", featuring five new tea-...

Crunchyroll Scott Green
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Don't get me wrong! I like McDonald's as much as the next person. I also like how much better it looks in anime. In Japan, the service at McDonald's, and any another fast food restaurant, is generally quite good.

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Square Enix announced it will launch Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness for PlayStation 4 this summer in North America and Europe during its first "Star Log" live stream. The western release will feature both English and Japanese audio.

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick
Crunchyroll Scott Green

Last week, we had a look inside the Sword Art Online: The Beginning virtual reality "alpha test" promotion courtesy of IBM's developerWorks TV. To kick off this week, DAISUKI. net has posted a report digest, offering a look at what it's like to ge...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Ahead of this weekend's AnimeJapan tradeshow, a spotted banner has revealed that the 20th anniversary Tales of TV anime, Tales of Zestiria the X ("the X" is pronounced as "the Cross"), previously lined up for 2016, is now slated for summer.

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Whether you're into pink frills or black one-piece dresses, there's a knife here for you! Despite changes in fashion trends, lolitas and goth lolitas have managed to maintain a certain presence in Japanese pop culture for about as long as we can r...

Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli on every film since 1997's Princess Mononoke, will go open-source and available for free starting March 28. The software, renamed OpenToonz, will contain the custom Ghibli Edition developed by th...

Chicago Tribune Bloomberg

Japan is working on a Manga National Center project as one of its "Cool Japan" strategies. The key feature of the project is a plan to open a museum to collect and exhibit such items as original artwork from Japanese manga and anime that are popul...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This Easter, Madokami is gracing Japan's Lawson convience stores with a Madoka Magica Soul Gem Egg promotion that includes clearfiles, buttons and other goodies at this weekend's AnimeJapan, prizes for helping get the word out, limited bromide car...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the successful first set released in June 2015, Bandai's apparel division releases the second set of deodorant waters inspired by the seven popular characters from the Kuroko's Basketball anime series.

Will Heilpern Business Insider

McDonald's wants to hire more Millennials as part-time staff in Japan, so it created an anime mini-series to help drum up interest. The first ad to be released is a classic coming-of-age drama, showing one young woman's journey from nervous novice...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . March 22, 2016 . 5:45am Sega revealed the latest details on their upcoming PlayStation 4 rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone, with details on two versions that the game is getting when it releases later this year.

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MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura (the creator of the science adventure series Steins;Gate) has a new TV anime in the works. The series will be based on his light novel series, which is titled Occultic;Nine, which has been described as a "paranormal s...

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By Jenni . March 22, 2016 . 10:30am The Resident Evil series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As a means of honoring the horror games, Capcom has been celebrating with game remasters, rereleases, and retrospectives.

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One of Japan's greatest contributions to literature is the haiku, a type of poem which has 17 syllables in a five-seven-five pattern. A contest was recently held in Japan for haikus (not to be confused with the volleyball manga, Haikyuu!

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco and Granzella shared the latest on their collaboration survival-action adventure game, City Shrouded in Shadow, with a peek at what appears to be an EVA Unit silhouette from Evangelion in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine.

With Viz Media bringing the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime adaptation to DVD and Blu-ray, an English dub is currently in the works. Viz revealed the main members of the dub cast during their panel at this past weekend's C2E2 event, so see who's playin...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Modern anime fans are familiar with Hiroyuki Imaishi's work. He's directed hits like Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Gurren Lagann. Kill la Kill. He is also directing Space Patrol Luluco. Space Patrol Luluco is a shorts series, and will premier ...

15-year-old Junna debuts with opening & insert songs, while Minori Suzuki sings ending The second session of the "Macross Delta Hōsō Chokuzen Runpika Jōeikai" (Macross Delta Pre-Broadcast Runpika Screenings) announced on Monday the theme songs and...

Today new promotional videos for the upcoming anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable hit screens across Japan. Three screens, that is. The videos debuted on large screens outside major train stations across the countr...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo revealed their ninth and final character introduction trailer with one for Kasumi, the runaway shinobi and former member of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan, who debuted in the very first Dead or Alive game.

Bandai Namco Games' One Piece: Burning Blood is bringing 3-on-3 brawling action to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS Vita in North America on May 31, with a PC version and European launch to follow in June.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

There is only a very short time left until the start of the Spring 2016 season and if you haven't seen what there is to offer, be quick. To make it easier on what you should be watching, Japanese fans have been hard at work picking their most anti...

Siliconera Sato

During the "Phantasy Star Thanksgiving 2016" event that is being held today, Sega and Square Enix announced a collaboration between Phantasy Star Online 2 and Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement of the "dream collaboration" was made on a giant scr...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Crunchyroll has announced another spring 2016 anime series pickup this week with today's announcement of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-. The streaming service will bring out the show on April 3rd at 2:35pm for its first episode while fut...

Another trailer has run amok for the upcoming Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis movie, promising watchers more hilarious perversions than ever before, that will no doubt have some reconsidering their opinion on exhibitionists (others not so much).

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Japanese animation studio, J. C. Staff (A Certain series, Shakugan no Shana) has announced that they will be animating Shinjirou's action manga, Taboo Tattoo, which will be premiering in July 2016. The announcement was made in the manga's 11th vol...

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With the current Fairy Tail TV anime already about to air its final episode this 26 March, the 17th issue of this year's Shounen Sunday magazine has revealed that a new Fairy Tail TV anime project is now in the works.

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