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March 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

As covered on Kotaku yesterday, photos of schoolgirls doing faux manga style martial arts moves have been popping up on forums and threads in Japan. Those photos, however, are just the tip of the iceberg.

The final episode of the Tamako Market television anime series ended on Wednesday night (effectively early Thursday morning) with a teaser video for the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! anime that simply stated, "Contract renewed.

On Thursday at midnight (the "dark hour"), Aniplex updated the official website for the Persona 3 anime film project to reveal a promotional video, the title, the opening date, main staff, and main cast for the first movie.

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Bandai Tamashii Nations had opened a special webpage featuring the upcoming release of S. H. FiguArts Daft Punk. The French electronic music duo is popular for their use of visual components associated with their musical productions.

Kamen Rider Wizard has already reached the second half of its run, and it’s now time for his final form, Infinity Style. The Infinity Ring is created from Haruto’s wish to protect everyone as he sheds a tear.

Season 2 of the anime “Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! ” was revealed after the final episode of  ”Tanako Market” aired today.  Apparently the short commercial capture has shown above shows the anime will be getting a new season.

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The first official images of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger's KyoryuGold has just surfaced online as he will make his debut this April! The new images confirmed some of the rumors concerning the new hero! Kyoryu Gold is a samurai from 400 years ago named...

Bōkyō no Gingakan Kūkan to open on April 13 Film distributor Shochiku began streaming an extended promotional video for the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 television anime series and film project's fifth film on Friday.

A flyer passed out at Tokyo International Anime Fair on Thursday revealed that the My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahō~ (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) television series has a manga in the works in Shogakugan's children's magazine Pucchigumi.

New PS3/Xbox 360 game stars Snake after 9-year coma Metal Gear Solid game series designer Hideo Kojima revealed at a panel at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Wednesday that a Metal Gear Solid V game is in development.

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Ciara Hanna aka Megaforce Yellow has just posted a new image on her Instagram and much to my surprise, it's her wearing the GokaiYellow suit! It's official folks, the Gokaiger suits will indeed appear in Power Rangers Super Megaforce!

It's been a while since we heard from the James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma) directed The Wolverine, with our last post focusing on filming in Japan. Now that we're getting closer to the premiere, a pair of trailers debuted, offering up ...

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Sometimes the hustle and bustle of big city life in Tokyo makes you forget your manners. Women who don’t have enough time in the morning apply makeup on bumpy train rides, people doze off on the shoulder of their neighboring passenger, and the occ...

If you own a Wii U, you probably noticed the somewhat lengthy load time that takes place when returning to the Wii U menu. Nintendo aims to fix that with a pair of firmware updates, the first of which is set to arrive in April.

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It was announced that popular idol group AKB48 will be holding their annual “Senbatsu General Election” at Nissan Stadium on June 8! This year’s election will be held during the “AKB48 Super Festival” which was announced in January.

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It has been revealed a few months ago that the Tensou Sentai Goseiger suits will still be the primary suit in Power rangers Super Megaforce, but what about the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger suits? Latest information states that they will be used as a "p...

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Oh the addiction! Picked up and finished Horizon on The Middle of Nowhere all thanks to me listening to music on YouTube. Quite a lovely anime from the start to finish and the musical area. Am aware I’m many months late but who cares!

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SKE48’s Yagami Kumi to release her first photo book by ustar on March 27, 2013 at 3:10 am It’s been revealed that SKE48 member Yagami Kumi will be releasing her first photo book, tentatively titled ‘SKE48 Yagami Kumi Photo Book‘, on April 26th.

This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that the new Rozen Maiden anime will run this summer on the TBS and BS-TBS television stations. Peach-Pit launched the original manga in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Bi...

The new season draws near. It lands April 5th and you’ll see the newest trailer after the jump.

Pure Idol Heart`s man about town Paul heads over to see what is this place called “Idol Farm”  A Visit to Idol Farm; Idols to Maids We are taking over! By Pure Idol Heart Staffer Paul Purvis When I first heard about idol farm I was not sure what t...


1/8 Chitanda Eru PVC Alter has commenced preorder for this lovely scaled figure of Chitanda Eru, the energetic beauty from the anime series Hyouka (氷菓). She is dressed in a green dress with a match bright yellow apron, and she is in the midst of p...

Following up on the news first confirmed during MomoCon earlier this month, Toonami's Tumblr page has confirmed even more news related to next month's block changes, starting with the confirmation that the block will re-air the IGPX futuristic rac...

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Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu revealed the two protagonists of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky in their latest issue.   Escha Malier: Escha (pronounced Eska) is a 15 year-old girl (above) who follows her dreams.

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Tourist shops everywhere in Japan are filled with colorful boxes of local sweets that are perfectly portioned for sharing. These are omiyage. At work, it’s almost expected that you bring back a box of omiyage filled with a specialty product from t...

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Earlier in the week, Etrian Odyssey series director Shigeo Komori teased that his next game would bring significant changes to the series, and now we know what they are, thanks to leaked details from this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine.

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The official site for Death Note/Highschool of the Dead director Tetsuro Araki and Production I. G subsidiary Studio Wit’s adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga has posted a full roster of Kyoji Asano’s (Psycho-Pass) character designs.

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Dengeki PlayStation revealed the next entry in the Atelier series, Atelier Eska & Rosy: The Alchemists of the Sky and Dusk. There are two Alchemists in the title because this Atelier game has two playable characters and two side of the story to see.

Bluefin Reveals S. H. Figuarts Daft Punk Figures Last year Bandai teased the possibility of releasing figures based on music artists under S. H. MusicArts. The Music Arts name didn’t stick, but what you’re seeing now is the result of that collabor...

Mobile game producer GREE began streaming the second promotional teaser for the television anime adaptation of Zettai Bōei Leviathan (Absolute Defense Leviathan) role-playing game on Tuesday. The 81-second video with Yuki Kanno's opening theme son...

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Sanspo reported that actor Kousei Amano (Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Fourze) and actress Akiko Hinagata (Sagishi Ririko) just got married. The announcement came from a fax from Amano's agency. The two met while working on a drama in 2007 and da...

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Namco Bandai Games started streaming the first promo for the Dragon Ball Tap Battle smartphone game for the iOS and Android. The video features playable characters Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo, Trunks, Freeza, and Cell.

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