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March 21, 2013, 12:00 PM

Johnny & Associates President, Johnny H. Kitagawa announced during the press conference of “JOHNNY’S World Thanksgiving”, the formation of a large unit of a total of 40 people aiming to debut during the 2020 Summer Olympics in To...

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...

47-episode series directed by Naoyuki Yoshinaga gets bilingual BD/DVD release on July 16 The North American licensing company Maiden Japan announced on Wednesday that it acquired the Mobile Police Patlabor television anime series.

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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.

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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.


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.

Niconico streamed a second promotional video on Wednesday for the upcoming second season of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W. The promo video confirms that the anime will begin airing on TV Tokyo and AT-X on April 7.

North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for its release of the Inu X Boku Secret Service television anime series on Wednesday: Ririchiyo Shirakiin — Hilary Haag Soushi Miketsukami — Chris Patton Zange Natsu...

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...

Mermaid comedy anime based on Keiji Nashima's manga to premiere on April 6 The BS11 television channel aired a commercial for the upcoming anime adaptation of Keiji Nashima's Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san manga on Wednesday.

Creator discusses novels' concept, favorite characters before visit to Seattle this month Aniplex of America began streaming a second English-subtitled video interview with Sword Art Online and Accel World creator Reki Kawahara on Wednesday.

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...

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.

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.

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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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution On Wii U Supports Off-TV Play And Miiverse By Ishaan . March 20, 2013 . 6:05pm Earlier today, Square Enix announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut for the Wii U with new features such as overhauled boss fights...


Nogizaka46 5th single [Kimi no Na wa Kibou] has sold 242,054 copies on its first week on sale to place number 1 on the Oricon weekly singles chart. It sold 204,281 of those copies on day one. It is available in 3 CD+DVD Types, and 1 CD only type.

From Ghost in the Shell to Real Drive, Masamune Shirow's name is on plenty of anime, but the adaptation of his Black Magic M-66 has the distinction of being the only anime that he actively worked on. That 1987 OVA, co-directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo...

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Upcoming 4-person fighting-action game to ship this summer Namco Bandai Games opened an official site on Monday for Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle! , a new Toriko video game based on Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro's original manga.

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