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March 21, 2013, 7:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

While Japanese anime first appeared as early as 1917, it began to flourish in the 1960s with the spread of television throughout Japan. And over the years, its styles have changed. This isn't new, and it's something Kotaku has touched on previousl...

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Shiraishi Mai (Nogizaka46) to become a model for fashion magazine Shirashi Mai has been chosen as an exclusive model for the fashion magazine Ray (レイ). She will appear in the May issue of the magazine which will be released on March 23.

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...

Royz and Kiryu to Go on Asian Tour concerts-events posted by Keia 2 hours ago   ·   0 comments Recently it seems like Visual Kei label B. P. RECORDS places value on promoting its bands also outside of Japan.

Siliconera Ishaan

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Collector’s Edition In Europe Has Luffy Figurine By Ishaan . March 20, 2013 . 9:00am Namco Bandai are releasing a collector’s edition of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 in Europe, the publisher announced this morning.


The official website has started streaming the 1st promo video for Sparrow’s Hotel. The promo shows us some of the cast who will be in it: Minori Chihara as Sayuri Sato, Haruka Nagashima as Tamaki Shiokawa and Daisuke Kishio as Misono-kun.

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More pictures related to Power Rangers Super Megaforce has surfaced online, and that includes photos related to the show's wardrobe! As seen in the picture above, a GokaiPink suit is part of the show's wardrobe.

I adjusted the title a bit so folks wouldn't be confused about the state of Remember Me. As we posted a few times before, Capcom is publishing the game. More info on that after the article.     ---    No matter how many examples one can pull up in...

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.

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All profits from auction go to helping those affected by the 2011 quake & tsunami An auction is currently being held by Chihayafuru manga creator Yuki Suegetsu (Flower of Eden) that gives the winning bidder the right to appear in the Chihayafuru m...

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...

Preparing to summon some Lovecraftian elder gods on April 7th, TV Tokyo has posted their promo for Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W, the new season of the anime adaptation of Manta Aisora and Koin's horror spoof light novel series.

So we managed to get things working again, sorry for the missing cast last week…there was nothing I could do to salvage the recording. Grab this week’s cast here or click play at the bottom of the post.

Straw Hat pirates discover top-secret Marine weapon that turns them against each other The European arm of Namco Bandai Games began streaming an English trailer for its One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita o...

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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 .

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.

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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...


Monster Hunter Frontier G Airship Trailer Capcom revealed a new shark dragon monster, known as Anolupatys, who’ll be making a debut in Monster Hunter Frontier G. This trailer shows off new costumes and weapons in the expansion pack.

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.

Japanator Josh Tolentino

It's your Daily Dose of Music, everyone, and today we have for you Minami "Takamina" Takahashi, striking out on her own for the first time in her debut single, "Jane Doe". To be perfectly frank I haven't been completely floored yet by the AKB girl...

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...

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...

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.

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This is what it feels like to get bootlegged. So maybe you’re at the stage of your anime fandom where you’ve begun to appreciate anime for more than just the plot or just the characters! Maybe you’ve gone and branched out into the musical side of ...

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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...


Yuuki Aoi and Taketatsu Ayana Forms New Seiyuu Unit Universal Music Japan just released a teaser announcing the formation of a new seiyuu unit that comprises of Yuuki Aoi (悠木 碧) and Taketatsu Ayana (竹達 彩奈).


Hunter x Hunter Chimera Ant Arc Design Preview Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed the anime character designs for the upcoming Chimera Ant arc for Hunter x Hunter anime. The designs that are featured are royal guard chimera ant warrior Nefer...

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