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March 20, 2013, 4:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In 2000, an 18 year-old Hana Lee fled North Korea on foot. For five years, she hid in China, and after five long, difficult years, she arrived at Kansai International Airport, located outside Osaka City.

Bulk & Skull No Longer Invited to the Power Morphicon You heard it right. The story starts at the 00:30 mark and hits at the 5:15 mark in their Lexington Con Panel. Due to their pretty freaking hilarious antics at last year’s Power Morphicon, they...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Terror has a new name, and it is baby pears. We’ve all seen pictures online of dogs that look like their owners, clouds in the shape of giant dragons and burnt toast that some people swear contains an effigy of Jesus or the virgin Mary, but never ...

– March 20, 2013Posted in: Tales of Xillia Citing “obvious localization reasons”, Namco Bandai have confirmed through their official Facebook page that they will be renaming the main male character in Tales of Xillia Jyde instead of the official n...

It's really more of a teaser, but Namco Bandai has posted what they're calling the first preview for upcoming PlayStation 3 game Oreimo: Happy End (stylized as "HappyenD").     Since there's scant info on the upcoming game, for a nice bonus, the c...

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After the announcement of the Philippine screening of One Piece Film Z earlier this month, Pioneer Films and SM Cinema have teams-up yet again for another CinExclusive, and this time, it's the first Hunter × Hunter film, “Hunter × Hunter the Movie...

SCANDAL Holds Autograph Session In Singapore concerts-events posted by Aysohmay 47 minutes ago   ·   2 comments Japanese all-girl band SCANDAL visited the Bugis+ shopping mall on March 15th for an autograph session with their fans.

Chimera ant kingdom's royal guard and king to debut in newest arc on April 21 Issue 18 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal the anime character designs for the Hunter x Hunter anime's upcoming “Chimera Ant” arc on Monday.

It seems recently Yamapi went to Korea to visit his friend, Jaejoong or JJ - member of popular group JYJ. On March 15th, Jaejoong via his official twitter account @bornfreeonekiss tweeted about it and posted photo selca of the two.

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The first of the Onegai series may have launched more than a decade ago but the franchise still has something to offer this 2013. A countdown has officially started for “an important announcement” in the Onegai series’ 10th anniversary website.

Warner Brothers has confirmed that the Hollywood remake of Godzilla has begun shooting in Vancouver this week. In addition to the previously spotted Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche (T...

Cosplay Monday: MegaCon Edition Excuse the big image drop, but I took a tremendous amount of photos this weekend at MegaCon. I might make a couple of posts today with different cosplays I snagged pictures of.

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“Joujuu Senjin! ! Mushibugyo” Anime Trailer Streamed “Joujuu Senjin! ! Mushibugyo” Anime Trailer Streamed 7 minutes ago kureka While the series doesn’t seem to be on the radar of many English speaking anime fans, with an interesting director and c...

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

As a lifelong gamer, I’ve often wondered how those who share their nationality with video game bad guys feel when they are confronted with their on-screen countrymen’s antics. Being a native Brit, more often than not I’m able to sit back and have ...

More main cast members for the Japanese dub of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show for children, My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahō~ was announced at a press conference on Monday. Miyuki Sawashiro (Galaxy Angel's Mint) will voice Twil...

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Dragon’s Crown Will Roar At Japan This July By Ishaan . March 18, 2013 . 8:18pm Vanillaware and Atlus’s upcoming title, Dragon’s Crown, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on July 25th, according to a report in Famitsu maga...

Additional Kamen Rider Battle Ride War Info and New Screenshots Released! We have some new info for the up coming Kamen Rider Battle Ride War video game thanks to an update from Dengeki. com ! Hit the jump to find out more.

EXILE's Akira reprises role for 2-hour graduation special airing on April 2 The new live-action GTO television remake series will receive a new two-hour special in April. EXILE dance/vocal group member Akira (pictured at right) will reprise his ro...

Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for 11th - 17th. Blu-ray *1, 5,532 *5,532 K vol. 7 *2, 5,354 *5,354 K vol. 6 *3, 2,953 45,833 Nekomonogatari: Kuro vol. 1 Limited Edition *4, 1,170 34,706 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Blu-ray *5, *,749 11,...

During the event of  ”Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013 & Dengeki Bunko: Haru no Saiten 2013″ on Sunday,  game publisher Compile Heart had revealed that there will be a new Hyperdimension Neptunia Game series.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Movie 2nd TV Ad Streamed Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Movie 2nd TV Ad Streamed 22 minutes ago kureka The second television ad for the upcoming Dragon BallNaruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Features Dragon Ball Costume.

Erica Friedman, president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, announced on her blog on Monday that she is stepping down as the events chair of Yuricon, and also noted that she is "giving up, for the moment, hope of publishing anything new.

New magazine from ASCII Media Works to feature news, walkthroughs, info on new titles ASCII Media Works revealed via a poster at the "Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013" event on Saturday that it is launching the Dengeki Nintendo magazine on April 20.

Mix Speaker’s, Inc. To Release New Single and DVD single-release posted by Keia 1 hour ago   ·   0 comments Visual Kei band Mix Speaker’s, Inc. announced two new releases. The first one is a DVD and the second one a new single.

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M Three – Yume Miru Dancing Doll M Three’s debut single Yume Miru Dancing Doll (夢見るダンシングドール) will be released on March 27. M Three is a sub-unit of Fairies consisting of Shimomura Miki, Fujita Miria, and Hayashida Mahiro.

Among the many types of bridges used in the Japanese gardens, my favorite is yatsuhashi, for aspect, for how it looks inside the garden and for the pleasure it gives when you cross it. Yatsuhashi can be translated as “eight bridges", because it is...

Kurogane's Anime Blog Kurogane Shiroikaze

Nishizumi Miho-style Panzerfahren, no one gets left out from the tanoshii! Oh man, what can I say about this episode? It was well worth the three month wait for sure. The first half of the episode, involving some amazingly good tactical use of smo...

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With the mecha anime Ginga Kikoutai: Majestic Prince coming early next month, the studio Dogakobo has aired a new trailer with sample high-speed action scenes and an excerpt of the opening song. Majestic Prince is based on the manga of the same na...

Otaku no Podcast Donald Burr

As anime and other facets of otaku culture become more mainstream, Japanese companies have started to wake up and take notice, and have started marketing their products and services to the otaku demographic.

The official website for the Caladrius video game for the Xbox360 began streaming the opening movie to the game. The game features character designs by Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara! ! original character design, Yozakura Quartet creator).

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