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March 23, 2016, 12:00 PM
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...

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While we got word over the weekend that Viz Media will be doing some streaming for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable as well as prior seasons, they're not the only ones. Crunchyroll hsa revealed that they'll be streaming the ...

Siliconera Sato

While we still haven't heard much about Steins;Gate creator Chiyomaru Shikura's upcoming game based on his light novel series Occultic;Nine, it's been announced that an anime adaptation is in the works.

Otakusiesta otakusiesta

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
Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . March 22, 2016 . 3:00pm A new NightCry video has released, revealing the Clock Tower-successor's English release date as March 29, 2016. The video shows some strange characters in masks, as well as an unfortunate end for a woman ...

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.

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.

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...

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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...

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.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

The characters from the dead-serious magical girl franchise show off their bunny ears, flowery dresses, and egg-shaped soul gems. Over the last few years, Japan's excitement about Halloween has spiked, which has been a boon for marketers as they r...

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...

Siliconera Jenni

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!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

While Aniplex USA announced their plans for the second cour of The Asterisk War this weekend that included Crunchyroll, we definitely like to pull out a separate post when Crunchyroll themselves announce how they'll be handling the series.

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Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - March 19th/20th 01 (01) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou (Weeks: 03) 02 (00) Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Wee...

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.

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...

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.

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.

Sugoi! Blog Tabris

Here's a promo for the spring comedy anime show about a talking bear and a shrine maiden. Enjoy. animecomedyKuma Mikoschooltrailervideo Anime News Video Gallery Japan Games Figurines Cosplay Models Manga Monthly Goal: $100 Current Total: $1 Percen...

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...

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).

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Beautifully drawn anime ad shows the emotional friendships that can come from a part-time job. Being a medium in which creators have complete control over the visuals, just about anything can look awesomely stylish or emotionally profound in anime.

J-Pop Idols Tetho

Itano Tomomi's 8th single Hide & Seek will be on sale on April 20th. It is the theme song for the horror movie Nozokime (のぞきめ) starring Itano Tomomi. The MV and the covers are inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

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