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August 23, 2016, 10:30 PM

The idea is simple: rather than asking mining corporations to donate precious metal for the Tokyo Olympics, organizers think they can source enough gold, silver and copper from Japan's "urban mine. " Unfortunately, collecting enough material might...

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is the latest anime series to get the 1:1-scale statue treatment. If someone asked you to describe the recently concluded anime TV series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress in six words or less, "Attack on Titan on a train...

An announcement trailer for Princess Connect Re: Dive has managed to acquire some attention due to its riveting animation, an ever effective means of catering to otaku while hopefully ensuring brisk sales - though the game's moe charms may also he...


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ANI:ME will showcase the best of Japanese cartoons, manga (comic books), cinema, music, games and fashion and video games. The visitors, to the inaugural three-day event, are expected to enjoy the traditional side of Japan through live demonstrati...

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Atlus shared the newest character TV spot for Persona 5, and this one highlights the first heroine revealed, Anne Takamaki, the party's femme fatale phantom thief. Anne is classmates with the protagonist and Ryuji, and joins them in their heists.

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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.

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Japan is planning to outshine Rio's Olympics, starting with an amazing trailer and an open endorsement of anime. Japan brought over her president, Shinzo Abe, along with her most iconic video game character Mario to the final moments of the Rio Ol...

The hotly-anticipated Persona 5 is set to launch in North America and Europe on Valentine's Day 2017, and Atlus is here with a new promo ahead of the September 15 Japanese release. This short movie follows the protagonist as he pays a visit to a m...

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.

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Today, a Trust The Ministry site has put stars of classic Osamu Tezuka manga, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Dororo's Hyakkimaru, the Phoenix, Ambassador Magma and Rock against a flaming background with the names of artists Hiroya Oku (Gantz, In...

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.

RAPPLER Published 10:40 AM, August 22, 2016 Updated 10:40 AM, August 22, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a red ball during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP MANILA, Philippines - The 2016 Rio Olympics cam...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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.

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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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By Asma . August 22, 2016 . 3:30pm Today, NIS America has announced Disgaea 2 is coming to PC via Steam on January 30, 2017. The game will also be playable on Macs. Titled Disgaea 2 PC, the game will come with all the content from Disgaea 2: Curse...

If you watched the last week's daily shorts of Shonen Jump psychic comedy The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. , or caught the most recent weekly compilation episode, you'll have seen that in addition to a series of Christmas and New Year's bit, they f...

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By Asma . August 22, 2016 . 4:15pm The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts is a 400-page art book from Dark Horse that will include artwork from throughout the series' history. In addition to taking a look back at the art from previously released g...

Remember the Hologram Communication Robot Gatebox (Developed by Vinclu Inc. ) we previously introduced here on Otakumode News? Well we've got new news to share: A tech demo of Gatebox Home Live feat. Hatsune Miku is coming to Makuhari Messe!

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It is confirmed today that the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal jidaigeki manga is officially set for a release in the Golden Week holiday period (between late April and early May) of 2017.

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