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May 26, 2016, 5:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, popular manga and anime series Fullmetal Alchemist is getting a feature film. It's slated for a winter 2017 release. The fictional setting was inspired by Europe, but the movie's cast will be Japanese.

A few months back, we reported on Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric getting new life with a live-action adaptation. It now looks like the announcement was true as Warner Brothers officially announced the adaptation set to premiere in Japan in winter...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Yes, LEGO! Japanese YouTuber Talapz wasn't content with merely recreating Himeji Castle's main keep, so he decided to make a pop-up version of it. The whole thing weighs 12. 5kg and took fifteen months to finish.

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

The official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of Torako and Nozomi Ousaka's Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! ) light novel series has announced a livestream event on May 27.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Dreams are real once again! The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo's Mitaka has a Catbus from the classic anime My Neighbor Totoro. Until now, only children (children, ha! ) could get in the Catbus. But this July, there will be a Catbus that adults can also b...

AKB48 WrapUp kevinMario

In case you haven't heard - arguably the (most? ) popular tracker for Idol related video / audio content has been made inactive as of a few hours ago. So if you're wondering why that episode of AKBingo hasn't finished yet after you left it overnig...

Fans of Wataru Watanabe's ongoing cycling manga Yowamushi Pedal, AKA Yowapeda, can look forward to another adaptation in the near future. According to an early look at this week's issue of Weekly Shonen Champion magazine, a drama is slated to kick...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Legendary seiyuu Megumi Hayashibara has been one of the proponents of the 90's Seiyuu Boom in Japan, and she is one of the reasons why seiyuus are treated with much adoration in Japan today. However, this anime legend has some stinging words for t...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It was bound to happen sooner or later as the Netflix model makes an impact on other services. We've seen the Kindle Unlimited program and with ComiXology being an Amazon company, bringing out ComiXology Unlimited was a no-brainer.

Trends in Japan Japan Trends

Themed cafes and pop-ups are the new bread and butter of Tokyo marketing. Following Sega's Puyopuyo! ! Quest cafe, the Sailor Moon cafe, and the Miffy cafe, this latest example turns to a foreign franchise best known for its colorful, cuddly chara...

POPSUGAR Kasia Bohos

If you watched season five of Girls, in which Shoshanna is living a fabulously quirky lifestyle in Tokyo, Japan, you too might already be completely obsessed with the idea of exploring this fascinating country.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The global release of Blizzard's new action-shooting game Overwatch hit Japan along yesterday, with Square Enix handling the local version. Early indication suggests that it's well recieve, or at least well hyped internationally.

Siliconera Sato

To commemorate the upcoming release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nintendo has teamed up with Game Center CX's Arino Shinya for a challenge to catch all 151 Pokémon from the very first generation. In this new challenge, Arino Shinya, aka Kacho, will ha...

The start date has been announced for the Tales of Zestiria the X anime, which adapts the RPG from Bandai Namco Games. As revealed on the official website, the series is set for a July 3 premiere on Tokyo MX, with airings to follow July 5 on Sun T...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Sega's Yakuza games are terrific. You really need to play them. Yet, they're not always localized, and if they are, they arrive late. According to series mastermind Toshihiro Nagoshi, Sega is still trying to figure out how to appeal to Western gam...

Esteemed J-pop idol Tomita Mayu has been stabbed dozens of times in the chest and neck after being confronted by an obsessive stalker, leaving the poor girl in a critical condition. The concerned girl had previously reported to police that she was...

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When watching a movie in a theater, sometimes, you encounter that one person who talks loudly on the phone and annoys everyone inside the theater. That is considered bad theater manners, and luckily, Gundam's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi are here t...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . May 25, 2016 . 11:30am Columbus Circle, the company that published the 8 Bit Music Power Famicom chiptune mixtape earlier this year, is going to release another Famicom cartridge. This time, it's an actual game.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . May 25, 2016 . 10:30am Last year, Steins;Gate was released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe. In 2016, Steins;Gate 0 will come to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in both regions.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

They don't call her the "Eternal Idol" for nothing. Finding early success as an idol singer in Japan opens up the doors to a wealth of other options in the entertainment industry. If you're a chart-topping vocalist, it's only a matter of time unti...

Siliconera Sato

Tokyo Game Show organizers just sent out their main visuals for this year's event, which will take place from September 15 through 18 at the Makuhari Messe in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city. The main visual was made by Ippei Gyoubu who has worke...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

To promote the theatrical release in Japan on May 28, the official YouTube channel of the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ayuko Hatta's shoujo manga Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji/Wolf Girl & Black Prince today posted a 16-minute special video...


Nounen Rena got her breakthrough role in the asadora, Amachan. Known for her quirky and cute personality, she soon built a steady following and continued her success as an actress in several films and dramas such as the 2014 summer hit Hot Road.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix hosted their third "Star Log" livestream earlier today, and they've followed up with a look at some new videos giving us highlights of what was featured in the program. Anne With looks that could kill and nerves of steel, one would ass...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . May 24, 2016 . 11:00am NIS America has announced a launch promotion for Grand Kingdom. People who pre-order or purchase the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita game at launch will get a Lord's Set Bundle.

'ダブル・ジョーカー (前編)' (Daburu Jōkā (Zenpen)) "Double Joker (First Part)" I used to be a dedicated chess player, certainly not at very high level, but at least competitive enough to get into haughty arguments about the proper pronunciation of en prise.

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - May 21st/May 22nd 01 (01) Zootopia (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) The Magnificent Nine (Weeks: 02) 03 (03) If Cats Disappeared From...

The supposed mystery thriller that is Mayoiga has continued to convince some otherwise as its still-living characters draw yet more ignorant conclusions, with the series now being ridiculed for egregious art mistakes but still (somehow) keeping th...

The Fandom Post Chris Homer

It is a telling of a good story when the weakest part of the film is the supernatural part. . . What They Say: The last time Momo saw her father, they had a fight. Now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter penned with the wor...

Siliconera Sato

Valkyria: Azure Revolution's demo has been met with all kinds of mixed reception, and director Takeshi Kozawa revealed that they're using player feedback to give it more of a strategy RPG feel to it. [Thanks, Hachima.

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