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April 23, 2016, 11:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Many Japanese think English is a difficult language. So why not make that linguistic grind enjoyable? That's exactly what this odd little book does. A few years ago, Kotaku introduced English Words That Don't Appear on Tests (here and here).

by Matt Schley Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 4/21/2016 A series of earthquakes hit the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto last week, leaving at least 44 dead and thousands injured, without electricity and running water and evac...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

After the countdown ended, the official website for the upcoming live-action film Death Note 2016 today updated with a teaser poster visual featuring its three main characters, also revealing its official title Death Note Light up the NEW world.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Is the Persona 5 release date coming soon? Brian Ashcraft 7 minutes ago Filed to: persona kotakueast kotakucore persona 5 atlus Edit Invite manually Promote DismissUndismiss Hide Share to Kinja Go to permalink Is the Persona 5 release date coming ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official website of Frontwing's upcoming Island visual novel has announced that the game will be receiving a TV anime adaptation. No further details about the adaptation were revealed during the announcement.

YATTAR JAPAN Editor_in_chief

Alloy Shimakaze Shimakaze from "Kantai Collection" will be released as an alloy action figure. Specially designed, scopes of movable parts are wide enough to enjoy both moving the action figure, and appreciate the physical beauty.

Siliconera Douglas

The final piece of news from Bandai Namco's RPG Tour was from producer Yasuhiro Fukaya with the announcement that Tales of Berseria will be arriving in Europe early next year on PS4 and Steam and will feature English and Japanese audio.

JEFusion TrickyBaymax

"Cube Archelon! " UPDATE! Seems like this was a fan-made Cube Animal from twitter user @chakichakichaki, team JEFusion is truly very sorry to have caused this confusion. Thanks to one of our viewers from our FB page for giving us the heads up!

Siliconera Sato

Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin is Square Enix's upcoming smartphone RPG that takes place before Valkyrie Profile. The game got a new trailer that gives shows us a glimpse of its battle. While you don't get to see too much of it, the 1:24 mark of th...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Plans to use traditional Japanese kintsugi techniques to make them look as good as new, or perhaps even better. Residents of Kumamoto are still picking up the pieces after being rocked by a series of destructive earthquakes, and no doubt many of t...

Did you know that cosplay culture in Japan is very different from here in America? There are many rules for cosplay and if you do your own cosplay routines in Japan without following their rules, you might get in BIG trouble.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Megumi Igarashi, who is currently under prosecution on charges of obscenity, has announced her engagement to Mike Scott, the founding member of the Waterboys, reports Nikkan Sports (April 22). On Thursday, Igarashi, 44-year-old artist known for he...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Following the debut release of the compilation film of Ayano Takeda and Nikki Asada's Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) anime, it was confirmed that the upcoming second season of the anime will indeed air this October, during the Fall/Autumn 20...

There seems to be a new book in town that teaches and help illustrators who are struggling with drawing perfect size boobs. The book titled simply called "How to draw the Oppai" might just be the most detailed instruction ever on drawing boobs.

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous shared the latest on their upcoming "high-speed Servant action game" Fate/Extella with a look at some new screenshots including Tamamo-no-Mae's Form Change. Master The above is a look at the "Master" which you'll play as in Fate/Extella.

by Matt Schley Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 4/21/2016 In recent years, we've seen in an increase (or an increase in the visibility, at least) of non-Japanese folks working in the anime industry.

Siliconera Casey

Natsume Inc. has announced that it will be bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. Partnered with Arc System Works, River City: Tokyo Rumble will will be one of several Natsume titles playable at E3 2016.

We all know Yeezy loves himself. Now we know a little bit more about how Yeezy loves himself. I'm not talking about masturbatory rhymes here, people. I'm talking about masturbation. Appearing on the season finale of "Kocktails with Khloe," Kanye d...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix announced this morning that their upcoming RPG, I am Setsuna, will release in North America and Europe on July 19 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Here are details from Square Enix's press release: I am Setsuna tells the sorrowful story of Se...

OtakuDX Paris365

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2016 - J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world's biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess -- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroo...

Siliconera Sato

We previously got a look at Etrian Odyssey V's Fencer class, and Atlus' latest videos for the 3DS dungeon crawler shows us more on the Dragoon class, Race and Union Skills. First is a look at the Dragoon class video.

Selective Hearing Selective Hearing

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released their new music video "Disorder", the opening theme for the anime series Big Order (with story by Future Diary's Sakae Esuno) which began broadcast this month in Japan.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Avabel Online, a 3D online RPG developed by Asobimo for Android and iOS smart phones, is being adapted into a TV anime. The animation production will be provided by Felix Film, a company that specializes in 3DCG animation.

Popular ink-based shooter Splatoon has enraged some of its fans over its upcoming "Splatfest", which has had its theme heinously altered from food products to the characters of western cartoon "Spongebob Squarepants" - yet another example of Ninte...

The newest terrifying trailer for "Sadako vs Kayako" has provided another glimpse of its legendary horror icons throwing down, leaving some hopeful that the movie will retain a horror theme and not be too consumed by action movie staples.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Crunchyroll previously reported on the development of Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, an original TV anime scheduled to debut in July of 2016. Now new cast members and their corresponding characters have been announced for the show, including: Yu...

Capsule Computers Kyle Roberts

Posted by Kyle Roberts on Apr 22, 2016 Categories: Anime News, News, Sentai Filmworks | 0 comments | Sentai Filmworks has announced their acquisition of the When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace anime.

A rather redundant trailer for IdolMaster: Platinum Stars has disappointed many with its complete lack of new content, overall proving to be a giant tease that has caused some to question the point of releasing such an unproductive trailer.

Produced in conjunction with two professional anime studios, Nintendo's "Star Fox Zero - The Battle Begins" arrives in support of not one but two new entries to the 23-years-young video game franchise.

'ネトゲとリアルは違うと思った?' (Netoge to Riaru wa Chigau to Omotta? ) "I Thought Net Games and Reality Were Different? " Games and reality are separate. Or are they? Yes. But how much should they be? That's a better question.

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