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April 25, 2013, 10:30 AM
April 25, 2013, 10:30 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, he's called the "Sailor Suit Old Man. " And he's called that for good reason, too. Whenever you see Hideaki Kobayashi on the weekend, he's dressed as a Japanese schoolgirl. Recently, Japanese sites and Twitter users in Tokyo have spotted...

As we reported early this month, it has been rumored that Takashi Shimizu who is best known as the director of the Ju-on horror film series is on board for a live-action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service, a children's fantasy novel series writ...

Pan's Labyrinth/Hellboy helmer, Dr. Who/Sherlock's Thompson to co-write pilot The entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) is developing Naoki Uras...

Sure to please fans of anime with a distinctive, artistic touch, Sentai Filmworks has acquired Makoto Shinkai's (Children Who Chase Lost Voices, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) "work of life, love and the spaces between," The Garden of Words.

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Hakukouki: Memories of the Shinsengumi is coming to North America on the Nintendo 3DS, courtesy of Aksys Games. The visual novel is a 3DS port of Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom with added story content.

The 2013 Evangelion x Schick Razor campaign is up and running in Beast Mode. Beyond incentives like a drawing for a Rei/Asuka/Mari figure alarm clock, there are new commercials in which Gendo Ikari shares the secret to an exhilarating smile.

Kotaku East Richard Eisenbeis

Richard: Today, myself and fellow Kotaku author Toshi Nakamura are here to look at the recently released movie sequel to the 2011 Steins;Gate anime: Steins;Gate: The Burden of Déjà Vu. Toshi: Which was in turn based on a very successful visual novel.

Japanator Elliot Gay

This one came out of nowhere. HBO and director Guillermo Del Toro are teaming up to bring a live action adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's Monster to television. Del Toro will be co-writing the series with Steven Thompson, the latter of which has done ...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is scheduled to arrive in North America and Europe on June 9 and June 14, respectively. Nintendo knows everyone is dying to drop beaucoup bells in the town's shops, so the latest tourism trailer previews some of the fine ...

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Tsutomu Mizushima Directs New Genshiken Anime at I. G Tsutomu Mizushima Directs New Genshiken Anime at I. G 31 minutes ago kureka The June issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine is revealing that the television anime of Shimoku Kio’s Gensh...

New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden is scheduled to hit Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 27, and it's bringing with it an animated opening by anime studio Madhouse (Hunter x Hunter 2011, Ninja Scroll, many more).

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  Let’s face it. Not every female anime fan has had the chance to play an otome game. In fact, they only get a taste of it when a title receives an anime adaptation. However, you can’t really say that the experience is 100% satisfying, particularl...

On April 23rd, Sato Takeru and Ayase Haruka attended the press conference held for the completion of their starring movie “Real~Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi~“(directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi).


Kiki’s Delivery Service to be Adapted into Live-Action Movie Studio Ghibli’s ”Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便)” directed by Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite classic anime movie, and it has been confirmed that it will be adapted into a live-act...

Fans Collapse During Super Junior's Concert scandals-issues posted by Miki 2 hours ago   ·   13 comments Approximately 150 fans out of 8,000 fainted from over-excitement and had to receive medical treatment during Super Junior's first concert in B...

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Dengeki Online had posted new and additional screenshots for the first Kamen Rider game on PlayStation 3, Kamen Rider Battride War (仮面ライダー バトライド・ウォー). This focuses on the game's Chronicle Mode and various form changes.

Takara Tomy releases toys of familiar & Japan-exclusive characters starting this month Takara Tomy's upcoming Transformers Go! toy line is inspiring a new Japanese anime. More details about the anime will be revealed in the July issues of Shogakuk...

Back in February, Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima took to social media to announce that an upcoming volume of the series will be packaged with a super sexy anime OVA based on the swimming pool side antics of chapter 298.

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Sentai Filmworks Adds Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% Anime Sentai Filmworks Adds Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% Anime 17 minutes ago kureka North American anime licensing company Sentai FilmworksChris Patton & Andrew Love Lead English ...

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Comic Megastore Magazine Suspended Due to Obscenity Probe Comic Megastore Magazine Suspended Due to Obscenity Probe 11 minutes ago kureka Adult video director and erotic novel writer Jin Toriyama reported on Tuesday that Core Magazine’s Comic Mega...

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Swimsuit Figure of Hitler as Bishoujo Idol Gets a Repainted Swimsuit Figure of Hitler as Bishoujo Idol Gets a Repainted 18 minutes ago kureka Fans of Japanese media will doubtlessly be familiar with the various works that depict the Sengoku Era wa...

MyAnimeList. net Forum »» News Discussion »» Light Novel 'Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinryakusha' to get TV Anime Adaptation News Team Online Joined: Sep 2012 Posts: 4737 According to the latest issue of Shonen Magazin, the light novel "Outbreak Co...

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Minegishi Minami, the AKB48 member who famously shaved her hair after being the centre of a sex scandal in January this year, has appeared in women’s magazine Fujin Koron, reflecting on her previous behaviour.

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Medaka Box Manga Ends This Week Medaka Box Manga Ends This Week 37 minutes ago kureka This year’s combined 22nd/23rd issue of ShueishaShueisha Jump Book Store Digital Platform for Reads Manga. Read more .

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Moon Sculpted Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Pattern Swimsuit Figures Moon Sculpted Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Pattern Swimsuit Figures 29 minutes ago kureka Alphamax has scheduled a Boku wa Tomodachi ga SukunaiHaganai Anime 2nd Season Theme Songs Announced.

Nintendo has already gone through several months of its 30th anniversary celebration featuring 30-cent downloadable classics for the Wii U, but there hasn't been any official word on the Wii U's Virtual Console.


On April 22, 2013 Electropop group Perfume released the cover art and track list for their upcoming single, Magic of Love,  which is currently set for a May 22, 2013 release. Each version has it’s own art.

The rumor turned out to be true! Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyubin)[魔女の宅急便] will be getting the live action movie treatment next Spring as announced on TV this morning in Japan and in Yahoo News.

Sentai Filmworks has annouced that they have acquired the fanservice heavy Samurai Bride, and they plan to release the series on home video later this year. The 12 episode series is a sequel to Samuria Girls, and it features KOBUN returning as dir...

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1/6 Mamiya Marie PVC FREEing has started preorders of 1/6 scale figure of Mamiya Marie PVC from the series STARLESS. Figure: Mamiya Marie PVCManufacturer: Freeing Scale: 1/6 (Approximately 300 mm) Release Date: September 2013 Retail Price: 16,800 ...

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