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September 17, 2016, 7:00 AM

TOKYO (AP) - Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism - using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular "manga" characters are depicted.


If today's 12th and final episode of the new Berserk anime has you hankering for more, don't worry, you'll just have to wait a little bit. Along with the end of the episode came a notice that season 2 is on the way, with the continuation scheduled...

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The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano's latest manga work Drifters today posted a new 15-second CM introducing one of the protagonists, Toyohisa Shimazu voiced by Yuichi Nakamura and its ED song...

Here in Australia, we have been able to purchase and watch the shoujo anime series Chihayafuru for some time - kudos of our local anime publisher Siren Visual. Both seasons are what I have considered to be "Australian Exclusive English Releases" -...

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The participating artists for Utada Hikaru's new album "Fantome" have been revealed. "Fantome" marks the singer's first original album in about 8. 5 years. Sheena Ringo participates in "Nijikan dake no Vacation," Obukuro Nariaki in "Tomodachi," an...

The official website of Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, TOHO Animation's new 3D CG anime project based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction hero manga Cyborg 009, revealed on Friday that Monkey Majik will perform the project's theme song "A.

Jackie Earle Haley has been added to the cast of Alita: Battle Angel, the live-action version of Battle Angel Alita, also known as Gunnm, it was reported today. The actor will play "a monstrous cyborg in a villain role that will call for plenty of...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Right now, it's impossible to say with certainty if The Last Guardian will be worth the wait. But, after playing through the game's new 45-minute demo, I can definitely say it will be one of the most unusual titles to hit the PS4 this year.

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Weekly Shonen Champion magazine's 42nd issue has revealed that the new Yowamushi Pedal TV anime will be titled "Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation". They also announced that the anime will be making its premiere on January 2017, and also revealed a n...

Capsule Computers Nathan Farrugia

Tokyo Game Show is an amazing place for anime game news and this year is no exception. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has received a brand new trailer but unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down. We only got confirmation of two new characters, Meta Coo...

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Gust just released a little sequel episode in Japan for their PS4, PS3, and PS Vita RPG, Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, leading us to the upcoming new title, Atelier Firis: Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey.

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By Casey . September 16, 2016 . 8:30am Capcom announced during Tokyo Game Show 2016 that Monster Hunter Stories will be collaborating with both Puzzle & Dragons and Chibi Maruko-chan to bring special items to the upcoming game.

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Sega showed off more of Yakuza 6 at Tokyo Game Show 2016, with a look at various activities you'll get to do in the upcoming game, including baseball simulation, visiting a cat cafe, fishing, online chatting, and more.

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DMM Games and developer TriFort announced a PC browser game and smartphone app adaptation of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress at Tokyo Game Show 2016. Due out in Japan in winter 2017, the tentatively titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress the Game, is ...

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In addition to the PS4 version of Bokujou Monogatari creator Yasuhiro Wada's upcoming life simulation game, Birthdays the Beginning, the West is getting a PC version in early 2017, NIS America announced.

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By Jenni . September 16, 2016 . 10:00am Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case remaster has an official release date. Playism had pinned down fall 2016 as the tentative release window, and now an October 7, 2016 launch date has been announced v...

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By Jenni . September 16, 2016 . 10:30am A new Dead Rising 4 trailer brings us back where it all started. In a new video from Capcom and Microsoft, we get to see Frank West head to the Williamette Memorial Megaplex.

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Koei Tecmo released a new Nioh trailer showing off various characters and action for Tokyo Game Show 2016, along with a big batch of screenshots for the upcoming samurai action title. The video shows off various characters, including the recently ...

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In the CMs, Ayumi takes on the role of two different interpretations of what a queen can be: in a modern setting wearing a sexy, revealing outfit as a Race Queen, or as a Queen upon the throne of a royal family that can also fight off dragons in "...

MYTH & ROID's 4th single, "Paradisus-Paradoxum," was released in Japan at end of August, but, given that the song is the theme for the hit Re:ZERO and that the anime is barreling towards its finale, it wouldn't hurt to remind fans.

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We previously got a look at new footage of Square Enix's upcoming PS Vita RPG, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, and the company has provided another look with an extended trailer at TGS 2016. You'll pick out of the four protagonists of SaGa: Scarlet Grace, ea...

oprainfall Jonathan Falu

Free DLC will be available for Macross Delta Scramble. It's set to release this winter in Japan, and will add in elements from the second half of the anime. The content will include three main missions for both the Chaos and Windermere Sides, two ...

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Koei Tecmo announced Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation as a new browser game on PC by DMM Games. The above is a look at a short teaser video for the game. No further details were shared on the game during the Tokyo Game Show 2016 stage event, b...

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix released the first trailer for Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, their upcoming VR version of the popular card game series, featuring VR card battles and character interaction. As previously reported, the game features VR card battles, but...

Siliconera Casey

During a live stage show at Tokyo Game Show 2016, Sega showed off more footage from Yakuza 6, including a look at some of the game's new elements and Kiryu getting into a few fights. You can watch it all in the video below.

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Arc System Works has shared a new trailer for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, this time featuring the character Mai Natsume. You can watch Mai in action in her official introduction trailer below. BlazBlue: Central Fiction will release for the PlayStat...

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For anyone who didn't play the games, or just wants to see some iconic moments animated, tune in for Generations! Pokémon's 20th year has been a great one with new stores, new games, and a smartphone phenomenon that is keeping those Pocket Monster...

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The anime community spends a lot of time discussing whether Sword Art Online has horrible writing, but now the critics might have a silver bullet against the staff as Aniplex has begun to recruit writers with no experience whatsoever.

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