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May 22, 2016, 8:30 PM
Siliconera Joel Couture

By Joel Couture . May 20, 2016 . 6:00pm Detention, a 2D horror game from Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games, started with a simple question: "Why can't I find any games out there that represent our culture and share with the world the place I gr...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Happy birthday to Kitauji high school concert band euphonium player Kumiko Oumae. In honor of her birthday, the shop associated with her animators at Kyoto Animatio has kicked off a series birthday art releases.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Shinji Takamatsu, the Director of the currently ongoing TV anime adaptation Nami Sano's Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) manga has revealed that the 13th and final episode of the anime will not air as scheduled.


In the early morning of April 1, the police were called after a woman in her 30s reported being hugged by a drunk on the streets, who turned out to be Yuto Nakajima. The incident will most likely not turn into a police case as the woman is not pre...

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Digimon are finally getting into smartphones, as the franchise is launching a brand new multimedia project known as Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters. Apart from a new game by Bandai Namco, there will also be a new TV anime to be produced by Toei A...

Rhythm games, RPGs and even Touhou have collided with Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure, as the game employs the classic rhythm game action that fans love but also implementing some RPG staples to maximize the game's appeal to otaku a...


Twenty year old Mayu Tomita, formerly of Secret Girls fame, was at an event in Koganei City when a 27 year old male fan stabbed her 20 or more times before an event. Tomita was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition after suffering card...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

The Pokémon Cafe - a limited-time collaboration cafe event carried out by The Pokémon Company and PARCO's THEGUEST cafe & diner - is expanding from Shibuya to Singapore as part of a pop-up promotion that will run from May 27 to July 31, 2016.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Kazuma Miki, former Editor-in-Chief for Dengeki Bunko and producer for Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index), has revealed on Twitter that a third season of the anime is plausible. これはアンオフィシャル発言とご理解ください。皆様の熱いご意見はちゃんと受け取っています。禁書のアニメ、ありうる...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

Ever wondered what Munch's The Scream or Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring might look like if done in modern day Japan? If so, then this book is for you! Eshi de Irodoru Sekai no Meiga by publisher Side Ranch is a new coffee table book that fuse...

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Mayu Tomita TOKYO (TR) - A woman working as a Japanese idol star was stabbed repeatedly at a fan event and hospitalized in critical condition, police said on Saturday. Koganei Station police responded to an emergency call at around 5 p.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Friday night's alright for fighting, and this week, the King of Kaiju and Unit 01 renewed their throwdown. In anticipation of the July 29 release of Godzilla Resurgence (known as Shin Gojira in Japan), the new movie co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Ev...

Voting for the design of Hatsune Miku's snowy iteration for Snow Miku 2017 is currently underway, with the selection of impressive designs being narrowed down to a mere six for both the twin-tailed diva and her rabbit accomplice Yukine.

Previously if you have wanted to purchase a physical copy of the 12-episode Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime, your only option has been to purchase three volumes containing four episodes each. Despite the first volume going on sale in early-2012...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

As reported, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will hold "Universal Jump Summer," a time-limited event featuring attractions inspired by three internationally popular Shonen Jump titles: Dragon Ball Z, Death Note and One Piece, from July 1.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

If you've spent much time on Pixiv, you'll probably have caught onto the habit of mixing moe with Western fine art. Check out all the homages to John Everett Millais' Ophelia for example. Now, moe meets Old Masters paintings in "Eshi de Irodoru Se...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Nintendo is bringing Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover RPG to Wii U in North America and Europe on June 24, and a new trailer is here to hype everyone with a battle system preview. Check out the latest western promo footage below.


"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is coming soon and it is revealed that the series is set to air in televisions in 2017. According to Cross Map, the primary reason behind FUNimation's delay in airing the "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is the lack of source material.

On the May 17th issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that actress Mitsushima Hikari (30) and actor Nagayama Kento (27) are in a romantic relationship. Both agencies confirmed the relationship, stating, "We have been informed that th...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming second season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV anime today posted a four-minute third episode of its parody short series Corporate Warrior Arslan, titled "Detective!

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On May 25th, take the spirit of iyashikei/healing anime Flying Witch home with a release of the series' original soundtrack. In addition to Yoshiaki Dewa's background music, it features a TV sized version of Minami Shinoda and Eri Suzuki's ending ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Japanese voice agency Aoni Production has revealed that anime voice actress Yuko Mizutani has passed away at age 51 on Thursday, May 19th after her battle with breast cancer. Yuko Mizutani passed away on the 19th due to breast cancer at the age of...

Japanator Salvador GRodiles

It felt like it was only yesterday that I was looking forward to the 2D platformer game known as Lynn and the Spirits of Inao. As of now, my hopes for seeing this game get made are shattered as the title's Kickstarter campaign is officially canceled.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Known as Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku in Japan, Yen Press has now picked up the light novels and manga for this property for North American release. The light novel series comes from writer Hiro Ainana with artwork by shri which b...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The Gundam ONA (web anime) based on Yasuo Ohtagaki's popular mecha manga of the same name, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, is headed from the internet and into theaters with Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, and Bandai Visual is teasin...

One song from 2016 was certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: AI's "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version). " One song was certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Urashima Taro's (Kiritani Kenta's) "Umi no Koe.

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