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October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM
RocketNews24 Scott Wilson

You know your country has done something really weird when it ends up on the morning news in Japan. Sometimes strange Japanese trends confuse the rest of the world, but right now the tables have turned and it's an American trend that is confusing ...

AKB48 Members Help Fight Online Crime at Akihabara Event by Matt Schley October 11, 2017 Leaks, hacks, identity theft, fraud: online crime is on the rise around the world, and Japan is no exception. But not to worry: AKB48 is on the case.

GLISTENING with sweat, Satoko Yamanouchi's biceps ripple and the veins in her neck throb as if about to pop as she strikes a fearsome pose at the Japan bodybuilding championships. An hour later, the pint-sized Nagoya housewife is close to tears af...

Bloomberg Masahiro Hidaka

Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan's gritty second city. The commercial roots and boisterous and friendly people of Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region ...

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Brace yourselves mecha fans, because the much-hyped giant robot battle between USA and Japan is finally happening! After much dealings, the two robotics companies have now agreed on a venue and time for their battle, and it's happening live!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© 2017 Matsumoto Namir / KADOKAWA The anime adaptation of Namiru Matsumoto's series Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken, which translates as My Girlfriend is a Shobitch, premiered this week and it looks like we've got a bit more in t...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Viewing schedules are about to get crowded for anime dub fans. Funimation has laid out a large chunk of their fall 2017 SimulDub premieres with lots of premiere dates coming up on the next two weeks. See what is turning up when during the latter h...

Tokyo Ghoul Volume 14 cover image Rated "T+" for "Older Teen" Ken Kaneki was a shy, ordinary college student. He studied Japanese literature at Kamii University. This book-loving freshman was excited to go on a date with the beautiful Rize Kamishi...

BBC BBC Monitoring

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 ...

With a series of colorful, Japanese pop-inspired music videos, Metro is urging its riders to mind their manners and refrain from eating on its trains. "When you ride on the bus or rail, don't eat popcorn, meat or kale," a purple-haired, "transit-r...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

With just a couple of days until the release of the first film in ufotable's (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai) anime adaptation of the Heaven's Feel route in Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel, Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - I .

Crunchyroll Scott Green

The creators of the anime adaptation of horror manga master Junji Ito are looking to keep the exact content of the show a surprise until the broadcast. So, though the new visual refers to classic stories like "Tomie," "Fashion Model," "Further Tal...

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.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The anime adaptation of How to keep a mummy, which is known as Miira no Kaikata in its original Japanese, last updated just over a month ago with the cast list for it. The series has been part of the 2018 calendar year overall but now the latest v...

Otaku USA Magazine‏ @Otaku_USA 13m13 minutes ago Sponsored Spotlight: Tokyo Ghoul The Movie is coming October 16-22 with a truly faithful take on the source. Tickets http://bit. ly/2xvaXyw pic. twitter.

When strolling or driving in downtown Huntington Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, you might think Halloween arrived early or that a time warp opened. Actually, you'll see throngs of anime (Japanese animation), cosplay and gaming attending the city's big...

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...

Nihongogo Greg Abesamis

Hello! Project's rising idol group Juice=Juice celebrated "Juice=Juice day" on October 10th with a special performance at Zepp Tokyo. During the event, the group expressed their thoughts regarding their recent world tour: Miyazaki stated, "We star...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Japanese limited edition overview video A look at the 25th Anniversary Memorial Box's contents. Atlus has released a new trailer for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux introducing the game's Japanes...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . October 12, 2017 . 11:00am The release date for the second part of the Life is Strange prequel has been announced. On October 19, 2017, people will be able to see the next part of Chloe and Rachel's story.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released the first batch of screenshots for the recently announced God Eater 3 with a closer look at its protagonist, several new God Arc, Aragami, and the world that takes place after Rage Burst 2.

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 ...

Source: Nozomi Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Jessica Breon and Jake Hockenberry Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment regrets to announce that due to a materials delay, NINJA NONSENSE Blu-ray Collection has been rescheduled.

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

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 ...

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.

Siliconera Sato

Asksys Games announced that Tokyo Xanadu eX+, the PlayStation 4 version of Falcom's PS Vita action RPG Tokyo Xanadu, will release in North America on December 8, 2017. A limited edition version will also be available for $149.

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...

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