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May 12, 2013, 12:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This Sunday is Mother's Day in Japan. At supermarkets across the country, children can submit drawings of their moms to have tacked up in the store. The drawings are cute, simple reminders of the joys of motherhood.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Helvetica. Arial. Comic Sans (LOL! ). These are some of the most famous fonts you can find online and in print. Let's add another worthy contender to that list: Cats. Yes, cats. As pointed out by Japanese sites Togech and Weekly ASCII, the upper a...

Motoko, 501st head "Kurutsu," combat cyborg "Raizō" appear; "salyu x salyu" sings ending The official website for the Ghost in the Shell Arise anime began streaming the full 90-second trailer for the first installment, "border:1 Ghost Pain," on Sa...

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If you haven't seen them already, the images of Disney villains given a more attractive spin have been making the rounds. In fact, some think they appear so beautiful that despite their notorious villainy, they're probably out of most people's lea...

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Here's a short clip from the annual Kamen Rider team-up film, "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War ULTIMATUM" featuring the film's climatic transformation sequence! The film, which debuted at the top of Japan Box Office, earning 2...

Moe mountaineering anime Encouragement of Climb is set to be collected in a Japanese Blu-ray release on May 24th, with the 12 short episode collected along with an unaired 13th.   Get a look at the new ep below.

Because Tsukasa Hiiragi voice actress Kaori Fukuhara did such a stellar job throwing out the first pitch last year, the cast of Lucky Star will again be teaming up with the pro baseball team of the geek comedy's home town, the Saitama Seibu Lions.

This summer's anime season looks promising. So promising, that there are intriguing series that I'd completely forgotten about! In a new reader poll, Biglobe readers named the anime that they have the highest expectations for.

Evangelion Director to Star in New Ghibli Film tv-movies The Sankei Sports newspaper reported that Hideaki Anno, most known for directing the Evangelion anime series, will be taking on his first voice-acting role, in a feature anime film, in the n...

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With news about some actors rejected the offer of making an appearance (or in Titanium Ranger's case, cancelled) for Power Rangers Super Megaforce, fans wondered what is this "generic invitation e-mail" actress Karan Ashley is talking about in her...

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One of the great things about Keiji Inafune's Soul Sacrifice is that it's being supported with a bunch of free DLC post-launch. Among the DLC are a handful of new bosses, such as the previously revealed Ghost and Ouroboros.

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Dynamite Headdy is one of Treasure's Sega Genesis games where you played as a puppet that grabbed different kinds of heads as powerups. Puppeteer from Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan studio has players control a boy who was turned into puppet ...

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From 8-bit to live-action: 26 years after the Kunio-kun series first impressed Japanese gamers with its brand of 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay and heated high school drama storylines, the franchise is finally getting a live-action movie ad...

Question: What is your take on the Aku no Hana controversy? Few shows have generated such amount of animosity and criticism with just the first episode alone. So, why do you think Western fandom hated Aku no Hana so much and is that hate justified?

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The first official image of Super Best DX Den-O Belt was revealed in a recent Kamen Rider toy catalog. Bandai's Super Best line is a rerelease of DX Kamen Rider belts with some additional items not seen in the original release.

"They die over again, in order to save souls. " The fantasy action manga Soul Reviver began being serialized in the manga magazine Monthly Hero's in the January 2012 issue. The manga was created by Toru Fujisawa, who also created GTO.

The Cinema Today website began streaming a full 95-second trailer for Short Peace, the omnibus of four shorts by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Memories, Steamboy) and other leading anime creators, on Friday.

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Almost approaching the Sorceress in eye-popping hugeness, Dragon's Crown's ultra-muscular Amazon has finally received her own trailer, and is already proving the first choice of many eager gamers both for her massive axe and rather prominent poste...

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a game that was developed as a pre-order incentive for Hitman Absolution. That said, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered Absolution, you can now play Hitman: Sniper Challenge for free.

North American video distributor Discotek Media announced on Friday that it will release the The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic films as a double feature Blu-ray Disc later this year.

Predating the days of televised anime, shorts have allowed the field's top talent to experiment. This long tradition looks like it's going to yield some dazzling results in Short Peace, an anthology presented by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and G...

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AKB48 Umeda Team B's Komori Mika has also announced her graduation tonight during the [Theater no Megami] show in the AKB48 Theater, just mere minutes after SKE48's Hioki Miki and Itou Akane announced theirs at the SKE48 Theater.

Welcome to the Weekly Anime News Rush! What's been happening in the anime industry lately that you need to know about? Don't be left behind, we have all the highlights in one easy to read location to keep you up to date without all the senseless c...

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Marvelous AQL announced 110,000 Fate/Extra CCC units shipped in late March. The game features a new story and Gilgamesh as one of the Servants. Here's a look at two more characters that have recently been introduced, along with some familiar faces...


It seems like Chuunibyou fans can rest easy now, with more Rikka on the way. It was reported in in the June issue of Newtype magazine that the production on the second installment of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

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In the last episode of "A. B. C-Z オーストラリア縦断 資金0円 ワーホリの旅" (A. B. C-Z's working holiday trip through Australia with 0 yen), the guys treated their employers for the day with a performance, and otherwise had fun tending to the unique selection of fau...

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Japanese online store Brain Police are taking pre-orders for a series of nail files inspired by the Tales of series, Dengeki Online reports (via: Anime News Network). What are they called? "Nails of," of course.

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