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August 23, 2016, 12:30 PM
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After a stirring Olympics these past few weeks, the 2016 Rio Games have finally bowed out. Which means only 3 years and 11 months until the Japanese capital commences with the 2020 Summer Olympics games!

CNET Rahil Bhagat / 22 August 201612:15 pm BST

The e-sports arena is hallowed ground. There, in that octagon. . . or square-ish place, computer nerds, hoodie and all, are transformed into mighty gladiators, wielding powers of might and magic in search of ultimate victory on the battlefield.

Godzilla is one of the most enduring pop culture creations to come from Japan. He's been around for more than 50 years, destroying cities and putting the smackdown on any other kaiju that dares to get in his face.

Siliconera Sato

Playism parent company Active Gaming Media recently opened a countdown site featuring silhouettes of Astro Boy, Black Jack, and other famous characters by legendary manga artist Osamu Tezuka. The countdown site shows silhouettes of Astro Boy, Blac...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco announced Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Cyber Arena is releasing in Japan on September 21, 2016 as a digital free-to-play title for 3DS that will serve as a demo for the retail version.

The carefree side of Persona 5 has once again been expressed by way of these brief trailers, demonstrating that players can visit a maid cafe and potentially acquire a job, showing that the RPG is not all about grinding battles and fighting agains...

Media Platform Designed Specifically to Distribute Photos and Videos of Japan for Overseas Media The Japan National Tourism Organization opened the "Japan On-line Media Center" (https://jomc. jnto. go.

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Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe appeared dressed as Super Mario at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Rio on Sunday night After showing a video meant to preview the Olympics, Abe appeared from a green warp tube in the center of the arena He...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn't the only Japanese pop culture cameo. In a Tokyo Olympics promotional clip shown during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony, other iconic cha...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

In June, it was revealed that the Akame ga Kill! Zero prequel series was approaching it's ending. Now, we learn that the main Akame ga Kill! series is definitely ending. The manga's 14th volume revealed that Akame ga Kill!

RIO DE JANEIRO--A legion of Japanese pop culture icons, the prime minister and the capital's new governor were all part of the promotion for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Bandai Namco shared the first set of screens for Rob Lucci, the next playable character to be added to the One Piece: Burning Blood roster. He'll arrive in early September along with his One Piece Film Gold costume as part of the "Wanted Pack 2" D...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix revealed the English voice cast of Final Fantasy XV, with a trailer featuring the voice actors behind the upcoming RPG's key characters who share some of their thoughts on the characters they portray.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This weekend, a 2nd Live event was held for Tokyo 7th Sisters, an idol raising/rhythm mobile game introduced by Donuts in 2014. Along with a slate of events that included a 2. 5 Live to be held in Osaka next January and 3rd Live Makuhari Event Hal...

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After weeks of teasing, the official @anime_kabaneri twitter page has finally tweeted a picture of the completed version of the life-size statue to one of the hottest anime last season, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

You could win tickets to the Madman Anime Festival being held in Melbourne! Read more about Madman Anime Festival 2016 Ticket Giveaway (Aus only) Madman Anime Festival 2016 Ticket Giveaway (Aus only) Disqus Madman Anime Festival 2016 Ticket Giveaw...

Nitroplus and DMM's famous-swords-as-cute-boys game Touken Ranbu is being adapted into a 2017 Ufotable series and a fall 2016 Hanamaru series. The latter has been building up its cast leading up to the October premiere, and this week, it added a l...


5pb's second visual novel adaptation of the relationship comedy light novel/anime series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU was delayed from July 28th and is now scheduled to release in Japan on October 27th.

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Before you ask, there is no actual yuri on the ice. There is, however, plenty of figure-skating and drama! Earlier today, the official Yuri! ! ! on Ice anime website updated with a new promotional teaser.

Square Enix's twice-a-monthly magazine Young Gangan (out the first and third Friday) is teasing that the issue out September 2nd will feature a major announcement concerning Ritz Kobayashi's school girl mahjong manga Saki.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Following the eighth volume released in May of this year, the limited edition set of the next ninth volume of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin: Demi-Human sci-fi action manga series will also include a DVD containing a newly-produced anime episode.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

The Persona 5 hype is intensifying with a TV special being aired just before the release of the actual game! . That TV special will include a portion with the cast and staff, and then a special anime which is tied to the game.

The UK Anime Network has been serving anime fans in the UK since 1996, and we're chock full of reviews, news, articles and competitions :) Enter our latest competition We have a copy of the first half of The Heroic Legend of Arslan to give away!

Anime Herald Mike Ferreira

Get ready for the most adorable shipping containers ever! Earlier today, NHK unveiled the main cast for its upcoming Nyanbo! anime series. The series will star the following: Tora: Romi Park Kotora: Rie Kugimiya Shiro: Yui Horie Kuro: Yuko Sanpei ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

This winter, One-Punch Man anime director Shingo Natsume and writer Tomohiro Suzuki are back at Madhouse to adapt acclaimed manga author Natsume Ono's (Ristorante Paradiso, House of Five Leaves ) ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Production on the Rio: Rainbow Gate anime series with its dub has been going on for a bit now and Media Blasters has now announced at the Liberty City Anime Con in New York this weekend the full main cast for the series, which is pretty expansive.

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