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April 17, 2013, 4:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

What do Michael Jackson, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Ghandi all have in common? They apparently look like One Piece characters, that's what. Created by Twitter user @Sato3rd, the image below has been making its way around cyberspace recently.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

And here we were feeling smug about our regular fibre optic Internet connection… Sony Corporation announced yesterday that its own Internet service provider So-net Entertainment has launched what is thought to be the world’s fastest Internet conne...

AKB48 WrapUp Tommy Kono

Whenever members face difficulty, there’re fans offering support. But as a fan, what they can do to help members is fairly limited in a practical sense. And that’s where creators, people who make a living in entertainment industry comes.

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The characters and staff were revealed for the upcoming Gatchaman CrowdsTsuritama's Nakamura Helms Gatchaman Crowds With Girl Lead. Read more . . . » anime series. The 12 30-minute episodes will air on NTV.

Asian Celebrities React To Boston Bombing Terrorist Attack scandals-issues posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   16 comments 2 bombs exploded in rapid succession near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15th, shocking people across the w...

Kuroshitsuji Live-action Reveals It's Leading Actors tv-movies posted by Miki 1 hour ago   ·   6 comments Earlier in January 2013 it was announced that the live-action movie of Yana Toboso’s popular manga "Black Butler" ("Kuroshitsuji") was in the...

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Last year on June 30th 2012, ONE OK ROCK was in Singapore to hold their very first ‘live’ here as part of their “Start Walking the World Tour”. The exhilaration of this performance by ONE OK ROCK was truly heartfelt and was an unforgettable experi...

With his new Oblivion seeing a $61 million overseas opening weekend, Tom Cruise has opted to sign on for another sci-fi picture deal. The star of the upcoming adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill has doubled down on his Japanese...

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Bored With Your Pigeon Boyfriend? Try “Jurassic Heart” Dating Sim! Bored With Your Pigeon Boyfriend? Try “Jurassic Heart” Dating Sim! 37 minutes ago kureka For those of us who gave up on dating humans, but do not want to resort to carrying wigs on...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Rankings! We just introduced a new feature on Katsu News for all you number heads out there. If you’re curious how Katsu News works and all our different sources, we made a new rankings page.

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tokyohive Shiso

Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z’s second album “5TH DIMENSION” (released on April 10th) sold 180,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon’s weekly album ranking. This is the very first time for the group to top the chart, including both...

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It’s been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be providing the theme song for the new ‘Pokemon‘ movie, ‘Gekijoban Pocket Monster Best Wishes!  Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsu Kakusei‘, that will open in theaters on July 13.

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Ghibli Director Goro Miyazaki Aims to Complete New Work in 2014 Ghibli Director Goro Miyazaki Aims to Complete New Work in 2014 29 minutes ago kureka Studio Ghibli"Ponyo" Ratings Drop When Showed on NTV Kiyou Roadshow.

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To Love-Ru is celebrating not only over 12 million copies sold, but also practically unheard of sales for its notorious “Venus” artbook, which has managed 120,000 copies on its own. Venus, aside from enjoying 120,000 sales and no less than 6 repri...


Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home 2nd TV Ad The 2nd TV ad for Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home is now available for viewing. The ad features nano. RIPE singing the theme song. The single is already out. Single Title: Kage Fumi [w/DVD, Limited Edition...

It’s been revealed that BABYMETAL’s new single, “Megitsune“, will be released on June 19. The title track is a festive number that incorporates traditional Japanese instruments into a hard metal sound.


Mika-tan’s Blog has been updated with preview pictures of the 1/7 scale figure of Nyaruko. Preorders to commence on 18 April 2013. Stay tuned!

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Love*Com’s Nakahara Starts Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Manga Love*Com’s Nakahara Starts Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Manga 35 minutes ago kureka The May issue of Shueisha’s Monthly YOU magazine began serialization on Monday on Lov...


Anime, Impressions | April 16, 2013 by Dante | I picked up this show with literally no knowledge of it whatsoever, turns out it’s a paranormal thriller/drama…THAT’S WEIRD, I DON’T REMEMBER SUDDENLY BECOMING A TEENAGE GIRL.

Siliconera Ishaan

Update: A Sega Europe trailer has confirmed the game for Xbox 360 and Steam as well. Thanks to reader Kyo/Geovane for the heads up!   Original story: An HD version of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is in development at Sega Studios Austr...

Japanator Elliot Gay

Level 5 can be pretty hit or miss with the way they treat their franchises. Most of their big series suffer from overly frequent releases that hurt their sales. That being said, Level 5 did some great work last year, and I'm crossing my fingers th...

Namco Bandai hopes some of the Dark Souls fans out there are ready to get creative. A design contest launched on the sequel's official Facebook page today, so you can start coming up with your very own original shield design now.

Comtrya Sugoi davidtg

Minami Kuribayashi is celebrating her 10th anniversary this year and preparing to release her 31st single “ZERO! ! ”. The title track is featured as the opening theme song for anime TV series The Devil is a Part-Timer!

– April 16, 2013Posted in: Nintendo 3DS While the games of focus have yet to be unveiled, Nintendo have today confirmed that there will be another Nintendo Direct conference held this coming Wednesday, 17th April 2013 at 24:00 (AEST).

New Super Hero Taisen Z Preview Another preview video has landed featuring never before seen scenes (including Kyoryu Red and Wizard having an unmorphed sword duel! ) set to the Kamen Rider Wizard opening theme.

With the anime adaptation of the Fate-verse's magical girl remix Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya slated to hit Japanese TV this summer, a new visual offers a look at the magical girl version of Illyasviel von Einzbern and fellow Class Card collecto...

Kyle Oropesa

We have the ranking now for the list of hottest anime this spring. So far everything seems to be looking good for this list as voted by Japanese Viewers. The only thing surprising with this list is for Suisei No Gargantia to be placed at the lower...

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Sega has something special on the horizon for Hatsune Miku fans, with information on the Vocaloid idol's next game to be revealed in this week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu.   The Twitter account for Sega's Hatsune Miku games tweeted abou...

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