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July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Level-5's Layton series has a new protagonist. Meet Lady Layton. Not much is yet know about the actual game, other than it will have a woman as the lead character named Cattley Eyl Layton and is set in London.


Singer and former Morning Musume member Natsumi Abe gave birth to her first child on July 26. Abe and her husband, actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki, made a joint announcement through her agency on the 27th. Both the mother and child are said to be in good...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It looks like it's going to be the end of the road for two series in just a few weeks in Japan as an early look at the next installment of Weekly Shonen Jump, which features the debut of The Promised Neverland, is highlighting that the installment...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

We have a "controversy" in otaku-dom. Hiroshi Kamiya is one of the hottest voice actors in the industry. His roles include Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) and Izaya Orihara (Durarara!

Wonder Festival also has Japanese cosplayers to flock around and gathered. Like any other conventions, nothing is complete without cosplayers. So here are some of the best and cutest cosplay pictures that we got from over twitter.

At Anime Expo this year, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Japanese crew and English cast of My Hero Academia. Director Kenji Nagasaki, producer Wakana Okamura, the voice of Midoriya Justin Briner, and the voice of All Might Chris Sabat ...

Polygon Owen S. Good

Nearly 20 years after recording the original theme for the Pokémon anime, Jason Paige returned to the studio for this video and another crack at 90s kids' most beloved anthem. And he pretty much nailed it.

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

BAND-MAID went viral all over the world when their music video for "Thrill" was uploaded on Facebook, the video hitting over 2,000,000 plays in only two weeks. Ever since the band has been receiving offers from events all over the world, including...

It's not just your average fan that's getting swept up in the mania of Pokémon Go. Even Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi couldn't resist joining in with the rest of us, and he did so shortly after the Japanese launch with some tribute art.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website asked Japanese fans to rank their favorite ocean, beach, or seaside themed anime that they'd like to watch during the blazing days of summer. Fans were allowed to pick their 3 favorites from a l...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 27, 2016 . 8:45am Yakuza 0 has a launch date. People in North America and Europe will be able to grab a digital or physical copy of the PlayStation 4 game on January 24, 2017. In addition, an official website has been launched.

RocketNews24 KK Miller

Because nothing says Mountain Day more than being able to cook instant noodles in nature. The first holiday of the summer Umi no Hi, or Marine Day, has been enjoyed in Japan since 1996 as a way to give thanks to everything the ocean has to offer.

Siliconera Sato

NIS America announced today that they're bringing the RPG visual novel hybrid game by Syupro-DX, called The Longest Five Minutes, to the West in 2017 for PlayStation Vita and PC via Steam. To give you a summary on what The Longest Five Minutes is ...

The toast goes flying as UPUPGIRLS (KARI) take a page straight out of the handbook of anime cliches and make it unforgettably bizarre in the "Future Music Video" for one of their classic songs "Bare Bare I LOVE YOU"!

Revered instant ramen manufacturer Nissin Ramen has bombarded the internet with a unique new advert that has attempted to blend as many attention-grabbing CM staples together as possible, sure to be generating notoriety and profits as well as laug...

During its Vision Event 2016, Level-5 has announced an all-new media property called Megaton Musashi. The new sci-fi series will have an anime, toy line, and a game for Nintendo 3DS coming in summer 2017.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

Even more rough and ready characters have have been announced for All Out! ! , an upcoming TV anime based on the rugby manga by Shiori Amase. The new cast members announced include: Daiki Hamano as Hirokuni Kasuga.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This week, the September issue of magazine Shonen Ace is wrapping up a pair of action manga. Future Diary author Sakae Esuno's 2011 Big Order, inspiration for last season's TV anime, gets an epilogue chapter in the October issue, out August 26th.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

As we've talked about a bit, the 2006 anime TV series Zegapain is getting a new compilation film produced that's set for an October 15th, 2016 theatrical launch as Zegapain ADP. We've had some minor promotion for it before and now Bandai Visual is...

The Fandom Post Sakura Eries

Handa gets amnesia! Creative Staff Story/Art: Satsuki Yoshino Translation/Adaptation: Krista and Karie Shipley What They Say With the masses conspiring against him, wasn't it merely a matter of time before poor Handa-kun came to grievous bodily harm?

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Yokai Watch is heading to smartphones in Japan, reports 4Gamer. Yokai Watch is heading to smartphones in Japan, reports 4Gamer. Based on the 3DS version, it will be out this fall in Japan on iOS and Android.

The Tokyo Reporter Roland Shichijo

Satoshi Uematsu has been accused in the killing of 19 persons at a home for the disabled in Sagamihara City KANAGAWA, TOKYO (TR) - On Tuesday morning, a stabbing rampage at an assisted living facility in Sagamihara City left 19 dead and scores inj...

DualShockers Giuseppe Nelva

During Level-5's Vision 2016 presentation a new cross-media project was announced, named Megaton Musashi. It will include an action JRPG, an Anime, a series of toys and more. The story is set in a future where humanity lives in shelters, defending...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . July 27, 2016 . 6:30am Bandai Namco released the newest trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in Japan, where we can check out the latest of the Time Patroller protagonist in action. As the Time Patroller, you'll get to witness all kinds o...

jrafanan jrafanan

Above all, meeting Mark has helped me to believe in myself even more than ever before. In similar ways, I have been pretty tired, stressed, and struggling to pump out content and share among clients and social media.

The Fandom Post Darius Washington

Hey, folks. I'm just going to start right off the bat and say Star Trek Beyond is the best summer offering this year so far. This year has been rather stale since X-Men: Apocalypse (a most divisive movie, I know) in that it hasn't had much that co...

Matcha Hazuki's One Week Friends manga-previously adapted into a 2014 TV anime that streamed on Crunchyroll and is licensed by Sentai Filmworks-is heading to the big screen next. The film officially has a premiere date, which puts it in Japanese t...

oprainfall Steve Baltimore

Yesterday, we discovered that Nep-Nep Connect: Chaos Chanpuru was going to be a F2P Card Battler for the PlayStation Vita. Today, Compile Heart has released a teaser trailer for the game. The trailer shows off various screens from the game and lot...


Jul27 tfw you realize you're just a little too late Sometimes life is a series of obstacles. And sometimes you don't know that someone's obstacle is an accident or intentional. Dorobo Neko Flirtyflirtflirt I think that Naho's caught in this weird ...


Jul28 Bad things can happen when you stalk a weird girl What the hell is this? Highway doesn't do manga reviews! Well, truth is that I haven't really read a lot of manga, but for some reason in the past half-year or so I've been reading a few.

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