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June 1, 2016, 11:30 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The ropes were there for a reason. That reason was to keep children from knocking this Zootopia statue over. As NetEase and ShanghaiIst report, a builder named Zhao spent three days building a Nick Wilde from Zoopotia statue, apparently using thou...

Amazon Japan on Tuesday unveiled 12 Japanese original series, including dramas, documentaries, variety shows, anime programs and children's shows, which will be made available to members of the company's streaming video service Prime worldwide. jrharbort

With the summer season inbound, Glico Japan thought now is the time to advertise how their popular Pocky candy also makes for a great chilled snack. Who else but Hatsune Miku could make such a commercial so cute and fun?

RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

Many Americans are showing up to support Okinawa, but Japan isn't talking about them. On May 26, a civilian employee of the U. S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa was arrested after allegedly admitting to raping and stabbing to death a 20-year-old Okina...

By Joseph Luster Be the first of your friends to like this. Posted 5/31/2016 Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura and, most recently, Rin-ne creator Rumiko Takahashi is preparing to release a new one-shot manga.

Tokyo Girls Update Kenji Harada

It has been announced that Atsuko Maeda, who is active as an actress and a solo singer, will be release her 1st album "Selfish" on June 22nd, a date of her 5th anniversary since she released the solo debut song.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A main visual has been published for the summer TV anime adaptation of Shūichi Asō's 2012 Shonen Jump high school ESPer gag comedy Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan. Shorts will air Monday-Friday on TV Tokyo's morning Oha-Suta starting July 4th, compiled into ...

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that their upcoming Musou-style action game Fate/Extella is releasing in Japan on November 10, 2016. It'll also feature 16 Servants. [Thanks, Zaregoto.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is officially confirmed today that an all-new anime feature film based on Waki Yamato's popular shoujo manga in the mid-1970s, Haikara-san ga Tooru (Here Comes Miss Modern), is in the works for a 2017 release in Japan.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

'Atomic' TOKYO (TR) - Last week, U. S. president Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, the first city to be devastated by an atomic bomb. In a delivered at Peace Memorial Park, the president asked for a "world without...

Siliconera Sato

The upcoming anime Tales of Zestiria the X by ufotable will begin airing in Japan on July 3 and in summer 2016 worldwide. Here's a look at its latest trailer, along with another clip. Latest promotional trailer for the anime: And a TV spot video f...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

All-new cast steps into the role of Ichigo and his fellow Soul Reapers. After Dragon Ball Z stopped airing in 1996, the vacuum it left was so great that no fewer than three action-adventure anime series rose up to collectively take its place.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Production I. G has posted on their site (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, relevent here, Namco x Capcom) that the studio has been tapped to animate scenes for Persona 5. Atlus' PS3/PS4 RPG is scheduled for September 15th.

Siliconera Sato

Capcom announced that the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Resident Evil 5 will release worldwide on June 28, 2016. The new and improved Resident Evil 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be in 1080p and will also feature improved frame r...

AFA Channel! freakpool

Shigeru Mizuki has inspired countless mangaka with his works, and as he passed away late last year at the age of 93, a lavish funeral service was given to him from some of the biggest names in the Japanese anime, manga, and entertainment industries.

Siliconera Sato

During Square Enix's recent Active Time Report Community Special, the event concluded with a look at new footage showing us "a day spent with Chocobo" in Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV will release worldwide on September 30, 2016 for PlayStati...

Siliconera Sato

D3 Publisher's hack 'n' slash action game Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is headed to PC through Steam on June 1, 2016. Here's more about the game from its Steam page: Kagura and Saaya are schoolgirl sisters raised together by the Vampiric Clan, and rank a...

May 31, 2016 • By Dave Aubrey Developer: Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco Entertainment Platform: PlayStation 4 ($59. 99), PS Vita ($39. 99), Xbox One ($59. 99), PC (Steam - June) Review copy provided by the publisher.

Siliconera Sato

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is getting a theatrical release in Japan on July 9, and Square Enix has provided a look at the latest with a Japanese trailer for the upcoming CGI film. Next, is a look at the main trailer in Japanese: The Japanese vo...

The Fandom Post Kate O'Neil

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode #35 A stolen soul and a captive heart. What They Say: Episode 35: Act. 34 Infinity 8 "Infinite Labyrinth" 1 Hotaru turns into Mistress 9 and takes Chibi-Usa's Legendary Silver Crystal and her soul as well.

AFA Channel! freakpool

Pikachu may be the most well-known Pokemon of all, and the species of yellow electric mouse Pokemon has been called that way in both English and Japanese. However, it is not called that way in several Chinese versions "to reflect the varied lingui...

Trends in Japan Tokyo Cheapo

This article by Lily Crossley-Baxter first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. If cats and rabbits just don't do it for you any more - how about a hedgehog? Roppongi's latest animal cafe has these prickly characters available to be - well, not stroked exact...

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Local fans of anime and J-pop may want to hurry if they are thinking about attending the Ani-Me POP Summit in Fresno next month. Organizers of the convention recently announced that ticket prices will go up after midnight on May 31.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed Secret of the Princess, a standalone high school romance yuri manga by Milk Morinaga, for an English language release in February of 2017. Secret of the Princess was originally publish in 2014 in volume 13 of ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Th upcoming Strike Witches spinoff series Brave Witches revealed earlier this month that the project is scheduled for a fall 2016 debut with firm details to come much closer to the actual broadcast. With that piece of the scheduling now out there,...

tokyohive HPriest

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - May 28th/May 29th 01 (01) Zootopia (Weeks: 06) 02 (00) Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The Huntsman: Wint...

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UVERworld will be in charge of the opening theme for TV Tokyo Anime "Puzzle & Dragons Cross (パズドラクロス)". The anime will start airing on July 4th (Mon). No title or any details for the song have been announced yet, but vocalist TAKUYA∞ commented on ...

AFA Channel! freakpool

The cover for the upcoming July 2016 issue of Monthly Hero has now been revealed by Japanese shopping website 7net, and that very cover has announced that Tetsuro Kasahara's Astro Boy prequel spin-off manga, Atom the Beginning, will also be gettin...

Class-based RPG Grand Kingdom has gone in-depth with more of its valiant classes, seemingly giving players familiar roles to play and unfortunately being rather reserved in terms of fresh new ideas - a fact that will likely not bother hardcore RPG...

TheAkiba Kairui Zeng

Atmosphere/Impressions 2015 was my first time ever going to Anime Expo. I had been meaning to go previous years, but times and scheduling had never worked in my favor. All my previous anime convention experienced was limited to Fanime in San Jose,...

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