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March 20, 2013, 9:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

As any longtime resident can attest, Japan's subway is punctual, clean, and convenient. Its stations, however, can get elaborate and confusing. Train stations, by their very nature, with those staircases and escalators, look like labyrinths or dun...

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Warner Brothers has been tweeting and otherwise distributing photos of various pseudo-evidence left in the wake of kaiju - the Japanese style giant monsters that plague humanity in Guillermo del Toro's (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) Pacific Rim.

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.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

Ciara Hanna, best known for his role as Gia Moran aka Megaforce Yellow of Power Rangers Megaforce posted a photo on Instagram today in which she faces off one familiar character related to the tiger. The photo has this caption: Aussie stare off .

Fight in constantly-changing dungeons in 3DS game shipping on Sunday Nintendo began streaming a new English trailer on Tuesday for the Nintendo 3DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity. The trailer shows how the player, as a Pokémon, ca...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

Japanese girl calendar site Bijogoyumi featured the idol group inspired by the Kamen Rider franchise, Kamen Rider GIRLS, as six of their calendar girls from March 14th to the 19th. Along with the galleries posted on the site, it also featured an i...

Reki Kawahara, the exalted author of the massively popular series Sword Art Online and Accel World and self-proclaimed “solo player in the game of life,” is soon to be making his first high-profile appearance for the benefit of western audiences.

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...

Siliconera Ishaan

Atelier Totori Plus For Vita Listed On GameStop In The U. S. By Ishaan . March 19, 2013 . 12:50pm GameStop have a listing for a download version of Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland for the PlayStation Vita.

On March 11th, the members of SCANDAL were busy updating their twitter with greetings like "Ittekimasu" ("I'll be going" in English). The band was preparing to depart on their Asia tour, and Tennis Indoor Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia would be the...

Set to include Stand encyclopedia, history book, 2 Blu-ray Discs Shueisha will release an artbook collection box set for Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure> manga on September 19. The "Jojoveller" box set will include an artbook, two supple...

tokyohive Shiso

Takahashi Minami releases the short MV for her solo debut single by Shiso on March 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm Takahashi Minami’s solo debut single “Jane Doe” which was used as the opening theme song for Nakama Yukie’s starring drama “Saki”, is set for re...

Anime of Masamune Shirow's manga returns on subtitled DVD on July 9 & on digital formats The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Tuesday that it acquired the original video anime Black Magic M-66.

Sexy Zone's 4th single comes as a double A-side, featuring the songs Real Sexy! and BAD BOYS, theme song to Nakajima Kento's lead drama role, Bad Boys J. It is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2013. Tracklisting: 01.

Simple Plan & ONE OK ROCK’s Taka small collab! Simple Plan is still around? ! I haven’t heard about those guys since Middle School! But if you’re a fan of Simple Plan and ONE OK ROCK, it might please you to hear that Vocalist Taka has been asked t...

Four Heavenly Kings Toriko, Coco, Sunny, and Zebra are being enlisted for some Powerstone like action in Namco Bandai's upcoming Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle.  The Nintendo 3DS adaptation of the foodie/fighting manga/anime will feature fighting giant...

Keymochi kureka

More and more lately, it seems video games100 Greatest Video Games of All Time by Time Magazine. Read more . . . » are all about empowering the player, about taking every possible step to make sure players don’t get frustrated, don’t quit due to d...

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A photo for a filming of an episode of Power Rangers Megaforce was uploaded by @donas007 on Twitter. The photo features Wild Force Black in one shot! Could this be related to one episode of the show's second season called Super Megaforce?

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CHEMISTRY’s Kawabata Kaname, who started his solo activities last fall, has announced that he will be releasing his first solo album, “0“, in June. He will also be holding a solo live tour called ‘KANAME KAWABATA LIVE TOUR 2013: 0‘ this summer.

JEFusion (GekiDan)

First it's Rurouni Kenshin, then One Piece Film Z, yesterday it's Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge, and just now, Pinoneer Films had announced the Philippine screening of ninth Naruto film, “Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja,” this May 15th as an SM C...

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'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...

The roof of the Japanese castle is often decorated with large ornaments - shachi - shaped like a fantasy animal called shachihoko (which is often incorrectly translated as “dolphin"), with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp.

Trends in Japan Nicholas Goluch

Written by: Nicholas Goluch on March 19, 2013 at 7:48 am | In CULTURE | No Comments To know Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is to love Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. At the young age of 20, she has dominated Japanese music charts and global YouTube viewing lists.

Siliconera Spencer

More Dragon’s Crown Tidbits Confirm The Game Has A Town By Spencer . March 19, 2013 . 2:36am A few more details about Dragon’s Crown slipped out alongside the game’s July release date. Famitsu reminds readers that Dragon’s Crown is a hack and slas...

Siliconera Ishaan

Final Fantasy X HD On PS3 Will Include Final Fantasy X-2 By Ishaan . March 19, 2013 . 8:30am Final Fantasy X HD on the PlayStation will include a second game as part of the package—its direct sequel Final Fantasy X-2.


Pure Idol Heart reporter Paul brings a special two part look at Starmarie Starmarie Shinning From All Sides Part One By: Paul Purvis When you are an independent idol fan whether you want to or not you tend to see a lot of  groups.

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 ...

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