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June 2, 2016, 4:30 AM
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...

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.

The countryside has been devastated by undead humanoid monsters, forcing humanity into packed walled cities ruled by fear and a rigid class structure. Then disaster strikes when those monsters devastate our hero's hometown and set him on a path to...

The Verge Lizzie Plaugic

At least a dozen original television series are coming to Amazon Japan, Deadline reports. The company announced a new slate of original, Japanese-made shows this morning, including spinoffs of the popular superhero series Kamen Rider and Ultraman. 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.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Okinawa police charged Milton King with importing 28 grams of stimulant drugs from the U. S. OKINAWA (TR) - Okinawa Prefectural Police have arrested four civilians employed at the Kadena Air Base for the import, use and possession of illegal drugs...

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.

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...

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...

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.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

GungHo Online Entertainment yesterday announced the five main voice cast and yet-titled OP/ED theme song performers for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Nintendo 3DS puzzle role-playing game Puzzle & Dragons X (Pazudora Cross).

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...

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...

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.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the upcoming TV anime TRICKSTER today launched with a 60-second first PV introducing its main staff and two main characters: Yoshio Kobayashi (CV: Daiki Yamashita) and Kensuke Hanasaki (Ryota Oosaka).

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

Staff reports

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.

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...

Siliconera Sato

With The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the sky the 3rd Evolution releasing in Japan on July 14 on PS Vita, Kadokawa Games released a new trailer showing us more of the upcoming adventure. The trailer features the song "Cry for me, cry for you" by Ka...

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 ...

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...

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