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February 26, 2013, 10:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Pikachu, the iconic Pokémon from Pocket Monsters, looks slightly different these days. Adorable, sure, but not nearly as adorable as in 1997, back when the Pokémon anime first debuted. Not nearly as fat, either.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Do you have a favorite Studio Ghibli film? You know, the anime house behind such wonderful movies as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky. In Japan, kids and adults alike love Ghibli films.

JEFusion GekiDan

The official website of the unofficial Super Sentai series, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger had finally unveiled the first promo for its scheduled second season! Check it out below:Sadly, the video is available only in Japan.

ALSDEAD Reveals Details on New Album “Separator” album-release posted by Keia 2 hours ago   ·   0 comments Last month we talked about Visual Kei band ALSDEAD that will release their 2nd full album “Separator” on April 24th.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

On 21 February, reports of a loud “Phfffft” sound were heard around the world. Experts traced the source of this sound back to the anal sphincters of millions of Chinese netizens simultaneously shuddering upon hearing this tale of a bike ride gone...

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is ready to assault PS Vita with some key new features, some of which are illustrated in the launch trailer below. In addition to the clock-beating Ninja Race, more selectable characters, and a partner-swapping Tag Mode, ...

tokyohive Shiso

Popular idol group AKB48’s 30th single “So long! ” (released on February 20th) sold 1,036,000 copies in its first week, and topped the Oricon weekly single ranking for the week of March 4th. This marked AKB48’s 17 consecutive chart topping single ...

JEFusion GekiDan

The official YouTube channel of dark tokusatsu series GARO started streaming the first promo for its third season, “GARO: The One Who Shines In The Darkness” (牙狼〈GARO〉~闇を照らす者~). The new cast will be led by Wataru Kuriyama and Junya Ikeda (Kaizoku ...

JEFusion GekiDan

As we get to know about the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, images from the latest magazine issues had revealed more information on what we could expected this March! One of them is the new Brave, KyoryuCyan.

Chukei already published Haruhi Suzumiya English vocab guides Chukei, a Kadokawa Group Publishing company, revealed a poster for its new book that teaches English grammar with Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya science-fiction comedy light novel ch...

Worlds collided in Japan yesterday as the electro-pop divas of Perfume teamed up with famed atomic robot cat Doraemon (and Nobita) to help launch the latter’s new animated film, Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Dougu Museum.

Siliconera Spencer

Starting with Atelier Ayesha, Tecmo Koei is in charge of the Atelier series. It appears they will bring over the PlayStation Vita port, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland Plus as well.   A rating on Australia’s Classification Board lists Tec...

Siliconera Spencer

Before NIS America’s press conference we sat down with Sohei Niikawa to talk about Disgaea Dimension 2. It’s a new entry in the long running strategy RPG series and the first direct sequel. Niikawa spoke to Siliconera about Disgaea Dimension 2: A ...


The Alcott family’s earnest daughter and England’s IS representative. From the popular anime ‘IS (nfinite Stratos)’ comes the second Nendoroid from the series, ‘Cecilia Alcott’! This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Siliconera Spencer
tokyohive Shiso

On February 25, music producer Tsunku♂ announced that there would be a new unit called “Juice=Juice” that will be formed with 6 Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members. The unit’s name stands for “just-harvested”, “freshly-picked”, “fresh”, “natural”, “100%...

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Eri Kitamura, the seiyuu known for her voice acting roles in various anime series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Nisemonogatari and Bakemonogatari, has revealed details on her upcoming apparel project.


Day by day, my interest in photography dies just a little bit more. No longer feeling the drive to create mesmerizing photos. Instead, maybe selling off the camera and lens, then using the money to fund a new car or something.

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Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Space Sheriffs: Super Hero Taisen Z continues to surprise fans as recent magazine scans revealed that a couple of Metal Heroes will make an appearance in the said movie! Space Sheriff Sharivan's enemies, the Madou will...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Final Fantasy XIV's road to the PS3 has been rough. But now that the game is finally coming to the PlayStation 3, Square Enix's Yoichi Wada was asked whether or not the game is headed to the PS4. "Basically," said Wada, "I want to offer it through...

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