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November 15, 2017, 10:00 AM
GoBoiano Media Simonzi

Idols are viewed as purveyors of dreams. Teenagers look up to the musical stars as role models, while the adults fawn over them. But behind the glamour and fanfare is an exploitative industry worth billions of dollars.

Fans buying tickets to see the live action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist will be in for a special treat, as the first round of special bonus gifts will include the first all new story by original author Arakawa Hiromu in seven years!

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan created a buzz in 2012 after it "seriously considered" a "Gundam Development Project. " Before that, the now-defunct Technical Research and Development Institute in Japan's Ministry of Defense included a groun...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Tokyo police have identified all the final eight of the nine dismembered corpses found in a residence in Zama City two weeks ago (NHK) KANAGAWA (TR) - Investigative sources with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police have confirmed the identity of all nine...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japanese, they're called "ita-bag" (痛バッグ) or, rather, "painful bag. " And for the country's female geeks, they're one surefire way to express their fandom. For years now, geeky car owners have shown their love for anime, manga, and video games ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Rule Your Own Fantasy in Seven Seas' License of HOW A REALIST HERO REBUILT THE KINGDOM Light Novel Series (LOS ANGELES, Nov 14th, 2017) - Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce the license acquisition of the print editions of the How a Re...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings introducing new characters Foucault, Neige Chintreuil, Captain Bakken, more synthesis and request-related syst...

Anime Motivation Kartikey Mishra

Before I begin to write, I want to shed light on India and it's culture. India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world which is on its way to becoming a Superpower in future. India as a civilization has history dating back more than 5000 y...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . November 14, 2017 . 11:30am Four new games have just been added to the Xbox One's backwards compatibility lineup. While three are rather ordinary titles that may not draw too much attention, one does stand out.

'終わりの朝' (Owari no Asa) "Morning of The End" Even though there wasn't all that much that happened throughout this week's episode, I'm glad that the debate has been settled on screen once and for all. General Impressions For those of you who have be...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Kazunori Yamato / Kodansha The new two-part theatrical adaptation of Haikara-san ga Tooru from Waki Yamamoto kicked off this past weekend in Japan as with a November 11th, 2017 debut. With word earlier this year that Warner Bros.

The first Godzilla anime film is just about to stomp its way into view in Japan on November 17, and TOHO is ramping up the hype machine accordingly. The latest footage comes in the form of a pair of commercials, so get another quick glimpse of how...

Siliconera Sato

Fans in Japan waiting for their next Yakuza fix won't have to wait long, as Yakuza Kiwami 2, the remake of the 2006 title Yakuza 2 on PS2, will get a demo in Japan on November 22, 2017. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.

Here's what's happening on the next episodes of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger and Kamen Rider Build. Kyuranger Space 38: Flaming Spheres! The 9 Crisis Strike! Lucky's Homeworld's King Aslan was revealed to be a fake!

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Last month, fans around the world mourned the death of Grape-kun the otaku Humboldt penguin. His attachment to a cutout of Kemono Friends character Hululu drew visitors to Tobu Zoo, and a temporary shrine was erected for fans to express their sadn...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Shining Resonance Refrain announced for PS4 Remastered release due out on March 29 in Japan. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals Shining Resonance Refrain for PlayStation 4. It will launch on March 29, 2018 in Japan in standard and "Premium...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Sega to announce "new sensation camera RPG" for smartphones on November 17 New RPG to utilize smartphone's camera functionality. Sega has launched a teaser website for a "new sensation camera RPG" for smartphones that utilizes the smartphone's cam...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

According to the box office report for the weekend of November 11-12, Is the Order a Rabbit? ? ~Dear My Sister~, a 60-minute sequel episode to the TV anime second season in 2015, earned an impressive 102 million yen from the 79,000 ticket sales an...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . November 14, 2017 . 10:00am The Nintendo Switch version of Hollow Knight won't be coming to the console in 2017 as originally expected. Instead, it is being pushed back to early 2018. Team Cherry noted that the port needs a little more ...

PS4/Vita/Switch game slated for March 15 in Japan 5pb. Games began streaming a television commercial for its Steins;Gate Elite game on Tuesday. The character Kurisu Makise narrates the video, and it ends with her teasing that the "world lines" tha...

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous shared the latest on Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, the upcoming PS4 remake of Senran Kagura Burst, with a look at some new screenshots showing costumes and a skinship trailer. First, here's a look at some costumes for the remake: The abo...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

A November 14th Nico Video webcast has revealed plans for Amanchu! ~ Advance ~, a second TV anime adaptation of Kozue Amano's 2008 Monthly Comic Blade diving comedy. Scheduled for April's spring 2018 season, Junichi Sato is back at J.

HAL Laboratory Inc. , the studio best known for game series like Kirby and Super Smash Brothers, are releasing their first mobile game through their new smartphone-focused brand, HAL Egg. The game is called Hataraku UFO, and it features a cute, he...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released the latest character introduction trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ and it features Android 18 who pulls off some devastating combination attacks with her brother Android 17. We previously got a look at a character introductio...

Siliconera Alistair Wong

Famitsu this week had some more information to share about Disaster Report 4 Plus - specifically the fact that Granzella will be working together with the Kobe City Fire Department on representing circumstances more realistically.

A compilation of all the best theme songs from Kishimoto Masashi's Naruto goes on sale Dec. 13, 2017! While there have been a huge number of great theme songs since the series premiered in 2002, the album "Naruto Final Best" focuses on 11 tracks t...

Otaku USA Magazine‏ @Otaku_USA 4m4 minutes ago Sponsored Spotlight: Tomorrow, Ash and Pikachu embark on their 20th big-screen adventure in a special encore showing of the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

New series follows 2 men who get sucked into another world The staff of the gdgd Fairies anime franchise opened a website on Monday to reveal the new gdgd men's party (gd Men, pronounced "gudamen") television anime series.

Shows that revolve around or simply possess gruesome youkai (mythological Japanese demons and spirits) have been ranked by anime fans for a change, resulting in a recently aired series trumping any and all nostalgic classics.

Alternative idol group Maison book girl are coming back just four months after their second single "412" with yet another single release! The lead track for the single, "cotoeri", has a very interesting story behind its writing process: the lyrics...

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