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October 13, 2017, 2:30 AM
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Image copyright Japan Health Ministry Image caption Superheroes: The perfect metaphor for mankind's greatest problems Japan's health ministry has enlisted characters from cult anime series Mobile Suit Gundam in its campaign against the overuse of ...

Nintendo filed a trademark in Japan on September 15 that is leading some to speculate that a Mini Game Boy console release could be on the horizon. Nintendo's trademark includes an image resembling the company's original handheld gaming device and...

The Citizen Alastair HIMMER/AFP

by Alastair HIMMER/AFP An hour later, the pint-sized Nagoya housewife is close to tears after narrowly failing to retain her title from a field of 34 bronzed and impressively buff ladies, most of them in their fifties.

Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Gradually Returning Following Hiatus by Matt Schley October 11, 2017 Back in August of last year, voice actor Keiji Fujiwara announced he would be taking a hiatus for medical treatment.

Gamasutra Brandon Sheffield

The Tokyo Game Show is one of the biggest consumer-oriented events for video games worldwide. It has also traditionally been a big place for business, and all the major Japanese game announcements. But over the years, the show has evolved from one...

ARAMA! JAPAN Ryusenkai

Last month we reported that popular singer Kenshi Yonezu would be releasing a brand new album titled "BOOTLEG" on November 1st. Now that this date has drawn closer, Kenshi has revealed the identities of the two remaining guests whom will feature o...

SGCafe spartanchef

For the first time, the Sword Art Online video game series finally takes us to the world of Gun Gale Online (GGO). And now, this week's issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine has revealed new details about the upcoming Sword Art Online: Fatal Bulle...

Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke romance manga originally kicked off back in 2006, and has been a top-seller in Japan ever since. The end of an era is on its way, though, because home magazine Bessatsu Margaret announced that the series is officiall...

Siliconera Sato

Aksys Games is bringing over School Girl/Zombie Hunter, the Tamsoft-developed survival game that takes place in the world of Onechanbara. Here's a look at the game's opening trailer. The five main heroines of the game are: Sayuri Akiha (CV: Asuka ...

Siliconera Sato

The Pokémon Company updated the official website of Pokémon Sun and Ultra Moon with a new trailer and details on recently reveled new Z-Moves of Necrozma's forms and the upgraded Rotom Dex. New Z-Moves for Solgaleo and Lunala In Pokémon Ultra Sun ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . October 10, 2017 . 11:00am Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle has launched. This fighter is now available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, for folks to fight as iconic Touhou characters.

NextShark Ryan General

In hopes of fostering a more harmonious commuting experience for its riders, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is using the power of J-Pop's catchy tunes and the eye-catching visuals of Japanese television produc...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Koei Tecmo has updated the official website for its upcoming Attack on Titan 2 game with new information and screenshots about the game's features, first seven of over 30 playable characters, and "Town Life" system.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Koei Tecmo's Attack on Titan 2 four new Famitsu screenshots A look at the monocular in action. Famitsu has posted a new preview of Koei Tecmo's Attack on Titan 2, providing four new direct-feed screenshots of the upcoming action game.

Siliconera Sato

SNK released the latest episode of the CG anime series, The King of Fighters: Destiny. Episode 10 "Side Story - Nikaido Benimaru" is all about The Shooting Star. Episode 10: Side Story - Nikaido Benimaru No one could stand a chance against Benimar...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo shared the latest on the upcoming open-world action game Dynasty Warriors 9 with a look at casual outfits for Xu Zhu, Ling Tong, Liu Bei, and Xiahou Ba in the game's official website. Xu Zhu (CV: Takahiro Yoshimizu) Ling Tong (CV: Taiki...

Flickering Myth Samuel Brace

Taika Waititi has said that he would want to craft an adaptation of the Akira manga, rather than the anime. There has been a lot of talk over the years about a live action adaptation of the much beloved Japanese property Akira.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix shared the latest trailer for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary featuring an introduction for Minfilia Warde, the head of the Scions from Final Fantasy XIV. Minfilia (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro) You can check out ...

Japanese Twitter Shocked to Learn Totoro has a Sequel by Julian Gnam October 11, 2017 Japanese twitter user @33kitta recently posted some screencaps from 2003 film Mei and the Kittenbus, commenting about how hardly anyone seems to have heard of it.

WOWJAPAN Rochelle

C3 AFA Singpaore is bringing all fans of anime, cosplay, and anisong from all over the region to the sunny shores of Singapore on the 24th to the 27th of Novembers 2017! In what has become the gold standard for Japanese pop culture events in South...

Kyoto Animation recently shared a video featuring the behind-the-scenes animation process for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kana Akatsuki's Violet Evergarden light novel series. '第3回京アニ&Doファン感謝イベント'メイキングステージ(10/29)で解説する特選カットが到着!カット完全版は10/21'...

SGCafe spartanchef

The Summer 2017 season has now ended, and many titles certainly left a mark on fans, including us here over at SGCafe. Hey, we even have our own list of the anime we truly enjoyed last season here. Animeanime.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Anime Limited has been making some progress on their roll out for A Silent Voice which is getting its home video release on October 30th, 2017 in the UK and Ireland. We've gotten a couple of clips and a trailer for it already and now a third clip ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . October 11, 2017 . 9:30am With the launch of Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within 2 this week, a launch trailer has arrived to help people better understand the position Detective Sebastian Castellanos is in.

World Without Horizons Patrick Eyre

Based on the ongoing manga series written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa that began in 2012, Houseki no Kuni is a high fantasy story about a race of beings composed of jewels. The show is directed by Takahiko Kyogoku (episode director of Mobil...

Siliconera Sato

Last week, Japan got several new titles including a remake and a port with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minion on 3DS and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4. Other new titles include Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 and Tokyo Clanpool to make i...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

As we're seeing with most seasons, just before the new season starts a number of Chinese based adaptations are announced. One of those was the Evil or Live property that's known as Lixian Jinque from Zhannan Li.

Game launches worldwide on October 27 Nintendo began streaming three commercials for its Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch game on Wednesday. Nintendo of America also began streaming a musical video on Tuesday.

Twitter @Otaku_USA

Otaku USA Magazine‏ @Otaku_USA 7m7 minutes ago Sponsored: Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie hits select theaters October 16-22! Grab tickets for a truly faithful adaptation: http://bit. ly/2xvaXyw pic. twitter.

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