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February 2, 2018, 5:30 PM
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Japan's most famous snack food steps into spring with this limited-time seasonal flavor. Just about every year since I moved to Japan, I've gotten lulled into a false sense of security once we get past the midpoint of January.

GameSpot Kallie Plagge

Universal Studios Japan will be holding a dynamic 4D attraction called "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D", which features an original story! From Mar. 16 to Jun. 14, the attraction will immerse fans into the romantic universe of Sailor...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

With Hulu getting a bit more attention with some of their original projects these days there's more opportunity for anime distros to get their properties in front of some new viewers. Aniplex USA has brought a new title to the service this month w...

GoBoiano Media Baam Amaam

The industry has lost another studio as Studio Wanpack announced that they will be closing down following the death of their found Koji Yamada on January 2. The Osaka based studio never served as an anime's headliner, but they played a vital role ...

J-POP GO PaulB

BRATS rock back into action. . . Rock outfit BRATS have released the video for new song 'Kimarigoto' proving the rock trio still have the chops to deliver a powerful tune. The track is a new studio recording of a live song (which had also featured...

Yuusuke Murata-the mighty pen behind titles like One-Punch Man and Eyeshield 21-is one of manga's hottest artists for a reason. I mean. . . have you seen his art? ! He has another project on the way in Japan, and this one's going to be of particul...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Kadokawa and Japanese talent/voice actor agency Production Ace have jointly launched an open audition for new "singing idol voice actresses. " Its first prize winner will belong to the agency and take lessons for acting, singing and dancing (fees ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Asami Takamori, Chibutoritsu / Kodansha / Megalo Box Project We've had a few bits here and there since it was announced last spring that the Ashita no Joe property had a new project in the works for the spring 2018 season with Megalobox.

SGCafe spartanchef

Snow Miku will once again highlight this year's Sapporo Snow Festival, and they are launching plenty of celebrations. With her new Red-crowned crane theme, Snow Miku 2018 is getting set for her big event later this month with a new theme song.

While it's still just tentatively known as Gintama 2, the sequel to the live-action Gintama movie now has a release date. The movie's website recently updated to announce plans for an August 17 premiere in Japan.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official Japanese website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re dark fantasy manga series announced two additional voice cast today: Mamoru Miyano (Light Yagami in Death Note) as Shu Tsukiyama and Yu Kobayashi (Sa...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai steps down Transition in management announced. Kenichiro Yoshida, the current Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corporation, has...

UK Anime Network‏ @ukanime 9m9 minutes ago BanG Dream! Girls and Party! will be coming to the West this Spring. Find details of the game and some of the titles below, and follow on twitter @bangdreamgbp_EN for the latest news.

Siliconera Sato

Dragon Ball FighterZ released in the West on January 26 and Bandai Namco announced that it is already the fastest-selling Dragon Ball video game to reach the 2 million milestone in shipments and digital sales.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology demo available now, DLC schedule announced Launch edition unboxing video also released. A demo for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is now available for 3DS via the Nintendo eShop, Atlus announced.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 1, 2018 . 9:00am Mobius Final Fantasy has been crossing over with other Final Fantasy games, bringing their heroes and jobs into the title. Final Fantasy VII has been one such collaboration, and it is happening again.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 1, 2018 . 8:48am Red Dead Redemption 2 finally has a release date. Rockstar Games will be releasing it on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. In a new post on its official newswire, it announced the date and rev...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Waka Kakitsubata / Kadokawa A new anime adaptation was announced last November for the manga Akkun to Kanojo and now some new details have surfaced for it. The latest comes in that we now know that the series is set for the spring 2018 season in...

Siliconera Sato

Marvelous released a new trailer for Fate/Extella Link, where we got another look at the recently revealed Francis Drake, Astolfo, and Scathach along with the protagonist Charlemagne. In case you missed it, you can check out more on Fate/Extella L...

Gematsu Sal Romano

CyberConnect2 has launched the official website for its "Next Plan," its new original project strategy for the next decade, through which it will begin developing its own original properties that it will publish worldwide.

Siliconera Sato
Sankaku Complex Ayanami

Retailer Animaru has started selling breast implants for otherwise flat-chested dakimakura, no doubt reducing the status of these poor girls in the process. Animaru is selling dakimakura covers complete with optionally-sized breast implants for th...

Siliconera Alistair Wong

Bloodstained will have a Crafting system that can be used to create new items and upgrade Miriam's weapons, and Iga and his team uploaded a new Crafting Update video and a Kickstarter update, just in time to catch the super blue blood moon eclipse.

Siliconera Alistair Wong

Granzella announced the other day that they will be making a new Hototogisu Tairan game for the Nintendo Switch, and they recently posted a new teaser trailer, and more gameplay details on the game on their official site.

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software shared a new character introduction trailer for Your Four PRincess Knights Training Story. In this video we meet the genius witch Veronica who aims to take over the world one day. Veronica (CV: Hiromi Igarashi) A young genius ...

Siliconera Alistair Wong

It was revealed on the website for South by Southwest 2018 that Sega will be having a Sonic the Hedgehog panel, where they will update on the 'strong performance' of Sonic in 2017, and show off a new game.

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo uploaded another big batch of Dyansty Warriors 9 character action trailers. Today we have Dong Zhuo, Zhuge Dan, Guan Yinping, Liu Shan, Ding Feng, Huang Gai, Cao Ren, and Li Dian. Dong Zhuo Zhuge Dan Guan Yinping Liu Shan Ding Feng Huan...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 1, 2018 . 10:30am Back in July 2017, Pure Wish said it its Song of Memories visual novel would be heading to the PlayStation 4 in the west in 2017, followed by Nintendo Switch and PC releases.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, Monster Hunter: World has set a record for PS4 retail debut, selling 1,350,412 package copies in its first three days. That doesn't include downloads, so the actual total is higher. Either way, impressive launch!

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