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April 13, 2016, 4:00 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Designs inspired by multiple series, including A War in the Pocket, are causing a stir online. Twitter user and illustrator @papao_pao is also a dojinshi, or independent comic, artist. As such, you might expect @papao_pao, who also goes by just pl...

Trying to get home on the train after a long day at school is hard enough but, what about when a group of salarymen armed with katana try to ambush you on the station platform? Check out what happens as a schoolgirl fights back and see if your eye...

Crunchyroll Isaac Akers

It's been a couple of years since I watched Non Non Biyori, but it still remains my platonic ideal for being a sleepy, slow-paced, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant iyashikei (commonly translated as "healing") anime.

The Pokemon franchise turned 20 this year, and in the years since 1996, the amount of pocket monsters has increased from 151 to, as of this exact moment, 722. No better time, then, to create a list of Pokemon's top 20 hunks.

Siliconera Sato

Arc System Works revealed in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that their fighter BlazBlue: Central Fiction is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Additionally, the game will add a new character with Es from Xblaze.

Siliconera Casey

Steamforged Games revealed that they will be teaming up with Bandai Namco Entertainment to create a Dark Souls board game. A Kickstarter campaign will be started sometime this month to help support the project, yet no exact date has been released.

RocketNews24 Krista Rogers

Legendary anime studio GAINAX, of Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, and Gurren Lagann fame, has entered the tomato business. Yes, you read that right. Remember that time last year when world-famous anime Evangelion teamed up with Kagome, a Japanese m...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The first promotional video for the 6th OVA short of the TV anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One Punch-Man manga has been released. The video itself briefly teases some of the moments from the 10 minute OVA.

Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . April 12, 2016 . 2:30pm The Musa and Maehwa classes are coming to Black Desert on April 20, each bringing their own unique playstyle to the game. Musa's high-speed sword slashes turn him into a dervish in the field, lashing out w...

Maeda Atsuko will release her first solo album (currently untitled) on June 22. June 22 marks the anniversary of the release of her solo debut single "Flower" (2011). Now, five years after its release, she is finally working on a full-length album.

Kahotan's Blog gsckahotan

Today's Main Feature. . . ! Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I'm going to be taking a look at. . . Nendoroid Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Ver. ! From the popular game 'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD' comes a Nendoroid of Prin...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Is it possible to create things with hot glue that is not burnt skin? Of course! Twitter user shir0xxx shows that hot glue can be used to create cosplay props. I'm sure veterans of the hobby know this secret, but now beginners can learn it too!

Siliconera Sato

Level-5 has announced in the newest issue of CoroCoro Comic that Yo-kai Watch 3 will release in Japan on July 16, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS, and it'll come in Sushi and Tempura versions. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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Golden Bomber is in charge of the opening theme "Odoru Ponpokorin" for anime "Chibi Maruko-chan". SEE ALSO: Golden Bomber to release new single 'Mizushoubai wo Yamete Kurenai ka' In the opening footage for "Chibi Maruko-chan", the members hold a c...

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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 - April 9th/10th 01 (01) Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon ...

The Guardian Richard Smart in Tokyo

Six-year-old who had recently started primary school climbed out of the window and fell 43 floors down. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/AP A six-year-old girl in Osaka plunged to her death from her family penthouse in a 43-floor condominium on Sund...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

Forget kung fu action films, the newest kicking badass is this stinky-footed office lady from Japan. Hey, it's Wednesday! Just two more days left in the work/school week for most of us, but even so, Friday still can't get here fast enough.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Outside the office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi in Ueda City NAGANO (TR) - Nagano Prefectural Police suspect that a shooting incident at an office of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group in Ueda City on Tuesday is related to an ongoing gang...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Fire damaged 6 buildings in Golden-gai on Tuesday TOKYO (TR) - Fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon in the historic eating and drinking district of Golden-gai in Shinjuku Ward, reports NHK (April 12). At approximately 1:20 p.

Siliconera Sato

Compile Heart and Felistella revealed in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation that their upcoming PS Vita RPG Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates is releasing in Japan on August 4, 2016. [Thanks, Hokanko-Alt.

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

'昼も夜もアゲてやる!' (Hiru mo Yoru mo Agete Yaru! ) Here's a story about two things which are equally part of the Shibuya experience. It's fitting that the guy who plays Onoda Sakamichi stars in Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou, because this series is definitely not ...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the Japanese edition posted in February, Gundam. Info's offcial YouTube channel today posted the English-dubbed second trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Houki (Dawn of Rebellion), the third chapter of the four-ep...

Siliconera Sato

Compile Heart announced in this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation that their upcoming dungeon crawler RPG Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter will release in Japan on October 13, 2016 for PlayStation Vita.

OtakuDX Paris365

San Francisco, CA, April 11, 2016 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces that it will welcome the creators of the POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga (graphic novel) series...

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Actress Ueno Juri (29) is in a relationship with rock band TRICERATOPS vocalist/guitarist Wada Sho (40). Agencies on both sides neither confirmed nor denied the relationship saying, "We leave private matters to them.

The Bitbag Maria Lileth Abejuela

My Hero Academia anime series has premiered already last April 3, with the 2nd episode that followed suit this week. It is safe to say that the anime adaption of K? hei Horikoshi's manga series is not only a hit in Weekly Shonen Jump but also on t...

The currently airing Boku no Hero Academia has gotten some trailers for its soon-to-arrive 3DS title "My Hero Academia: Battle for All", offering up what many believe may likely be another generic fighting game - a fact that will likely not matter...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Lantis has posted their latest character introduction reading from Love Love! Sunshine! ! . This week, it's Yoshiko Tsushima, a first-year voiced by Aika Kobayashi. If you liked KonoSuba's Megumin, or maybe [email protected]'s Ranko Kanzaki is the...

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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft
Selective Hearing Selective Hearing

Japanese kimono-cosplay duo YANAKIKU debuted new costumes at their first hosting event, "YANAKIKU Chindouchuu Hizakurige Sono Ichi" at Tokyo's Daikanyama LOOP on March 30. After high-energy sets by guests Cyntia, LUI FRONTiC Akabane Japan, and Hat...

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