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May 12, 2013, 6:30 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.


A double header this time as things got away from me last week and I just didn't have time to get one out so I'm basically going to condense two weeks into one post.   Basically the first week can be summed up with boring same old same old work we...

RocketNews24 Rona Moon

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...

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...

Kakumeiki Valvrave – 05 Filed under First Impressions, Kakumeiki Valvrave by Seishun | 1 Comment 「歌う咲森学園」 (Utau Sakimori Gakuen) "The Sakimori Academy Sings" Just when you thought you have Kakumeiki Valvrave figured out, the show introduced a comp...

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Shout! Factory started taking pre-orders for the upcoming release of Ultra Q on DVD! This digital colored remaster of the predecessor of the Ultraman franchise is slated for August 13th release. Hailed as the most expensive Japanese TV show during...

JEFusion (GekiDan)

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...

The first TV spot for the new anime Kill La Kill ran during the rebroadcast of Gurren Lagann in Japan. The official site uploaded it and it's also on the Aniplex YouTube channel as well for people who missed it the first time.

Shoko Nakagawa Goes Nearly Nude For Upcoming Single Images general posted by Aysohmay 2 hours ago   ·   2 comments Shoko Nakagawa will be releasing a new single titled "Zoku Konton" on June 5th. Promotional photos have been released, showing the s...

Siliconera Ishaan

New Pokémon X and Pokémon Y information is out, courtesy of CoroCoro magazine in Japan, and Serebii. net has details. For starters, CoroCoro reveals that you can customize certain aspects of your trainer now—skin shade and hair colour.

Siliconera Ishaan

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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Coro-Coro appears to have leaked with more details of the upcoming Pokemon X and Y games, along with 4 new Pokemon. Along with the previously released details about Fenekin, Froakie and Chespin, four more new Pokemon can be seen in the newest scan...

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.

Hataraku Maou-sama! – 06 Filed under First Impressions, Hataraku Maou-sama! by Kairi | 5 Comments 「魔王、学校の階段を昇る」 (Maō, Gakkō no Kaidan o Noboru) "The Demon Lord Climbs the Stairs to School" What would you do for a Pasta console?

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.

Did you know that singer Namie Amuro's last name is connected to the world of anime? That's right! Fans of Japanese anime may have realized that she shares her name with the character Amuro Ray of Mobile Suit Gundam.

Albums: 01 83. 00 Yazawa Eikichi - Yazawa Eikichi ALL TIME BEST ALBUM 02 65. 50 NAOTO INTI RAYMI - Nice catch the moment! 03 18. 20 Moritaka Chisato - Moritaka Chisato Youtube Kokai Shuroku & Live at Yokohama BLITZ 04 17.

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.

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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...


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!

Otakultura The Mistress

May 10, 2013 Shounen baseball manga "Daia no A" (ダイヤのA) or "Ace of Diamond" has been greenlighted for an anime adaptation. The anime adaptation of Terajima Yuuji's series will be part of the Fall 2013 lineup of anime shows.

Siliconera Spencer

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 ...

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?

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

The HD revamp of Final Fantasy X-2 looks quite nice in high-definition. However, looks aren't everything! It's what's inside that counts. And what's inside Final Fantasy X-2 HD? According to Famitsu (via Yahoo!

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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.

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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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