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May 16, 2018, 11:00 PM

The Fate franchise began back in 2004 with an 18+ visual novel in which seven mages each summon a legendary hero and then battle each other to the death to win a wish from the holy grail. Today, it spans numerous anime, games, books, manga, and fi...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Today, Suntory announced officially that the Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend were being discontinued. Some of Japan's most beloved whisky releases are vanishing. Yesterday, George Koutsakis at Forbes first reported...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Okami HD for Switch launches August 9 in Japan Play Okami HD on the go. Okami HD will launch for Switch on August 9 in Japan for 2,990 yen, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. A 3,990 yen limited edition will also be available.

Siliconera Alistair Wong

A rumor has been going around recently that Retro Studios, confirmed by Nintendo to be working on a game, is actually working on Star Fox Grand Prix, a racing game based on the franchise. Reddit user DasVergeben posted five days ago on the Star Fo...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is announced today on his official blog by his wife that Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Kuroiwa, best known as the illustrator of Kishin Douji Zenki action fantasy manga series, passed away due to myocardial infarction on May 8.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Golden Kamuy has certainly proven that it's one of this season's hottest anime. Based on Satoru Noda's multi-award-winning manga, the series has certainly got viewers at the edges of their seats. And now, Animate has announced that they will be ru...

Siliconera Sato

It's been reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment is ending physical production of PlayStation Vita games in the company's American and European branches by close of fiscal year 2018 in March 31, 2019.

Siliconera Sato

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy featuring Katrielle, the daughter of Hershel Layton, first released on 3DS and smartphones is now headed to Switch this August in Japan, Level-5 announced in this week's issue of...

'猟師の魂' (Ryoushi no Tamashii) "Hunter's Soul" Sugimoto is hunting a deer. He will kill the deer. And then he will eat the deer. But while he's doing that, he doesn't want to hurt the deer. There seems like there should be contradiction in there som...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . May 16, 2018 . 5:26am Deep Silver, the publisher for Shenmue III, has provided an updated release window for Shenmue III. Rather than appearing in the second half of 2018, it will now launch in 2019.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last month, Isao Takahata passed away at the 82. Known for Grave of the Fireflies and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, among others, Takahata co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki, who recently gave a eulogy for his deceased colleague and friend.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Seiyuu Sora Amamiya has a very busy season right now. Not only is she reprising her role as Elizabeth in The Seven Deadly Sins, she's also voicing Tohka in Tokyo Ghoul:re. However, despite her busyness, it seems that she would have to take a break...

TechSpot Cal Jeffrey

Nintendo has been on a roll lately. In just over a year, the Switch has outsold the Wii U and is on track to be Nintendo's best selling console ever. The company just reported that its profits are up by 500 percent thanks to the console/handheld h...

Rice Digital Mitch Jay

I'm a big fan of Little Witch Academia, especially as I love magical boarding school-type stories, and its movies and TV series are pleasantly heartwarming, and so when a game was announced I was all over it.

Siliconera Sato

The Nintendo Switch has been getting plenty of love for otome games lately and Prototype announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that two more to add to its library with Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou!

Gematsu Sal Romano

Fate/Extella Link Gilles de Rais and Lancelot short gameplay videos; story choices, new actions, gimmicks, and costumes detailed Cooperate with allies using Link attacks. The latest character-focused short gameplay videos of Fate/Extella Link feat...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo announced that fans in Japan will get the opportunity to try out the new Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch across several upcoming events in Japan starting June 17. Starting with the reveal and first details announced E3 2018 tha...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Daring fashion choice requires both confidence and chestiness in large measures. When learning Japanese, it took me a long time to get used to using the word ryukku, even though it comes from the English word "rucksack.

Siliconera Sato

Arika shared a new gameplay video for the upcoming Fighting EX Layer featuring Shadowgeist, Skullomania, Sanane, Doctrine Dark, Darun Mister, Kairi, and Hokuto. The video starts out with Shadowgest vs.

Siliconera Sato

Square Enix hosted its latest Dissidia Final Fantasy broadcast where it was revealed that Locke Cole from Final Fantasy VI will join the action RPG fighter as a new playable character. Locke Cole (CV: Yuuki Ono) We'll update with the introduction ...

Studio Colorido is adapting Tomihiko Morimi's Penguin Highway novel, and the production house has lined up a big act to perform its theme song. The duty falls to Hikaru Utada, known for her own albums as well as themes for the Evangelion movies an...

Arc System Works announced in a Twitch live stream presentation on Monday that the original Guilty Gear PlayStation game will get a port for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The staff begin the announcement at around 1:24:30 in th...

Siliconera Sato

In anticipation of Final Fantasy VII Remake, she shared her own take on the game's heroine Tifa Lockhart with a few highly-detailed pieces of fan art. Here's a look: The software used for the artwork are 3DSMax, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag 3.

Here's what's happening on the next episode of Kamen Rider Build. Episode 36: Evolt Hunts the Planet! In Evolt's hands lie all of the 60 Full Bottles and all the 6 panels of the Pandora Box! The Pandora Box, which has been overflowing with energy ...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

After almost 10 months of being out, Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga is finally returning from hiatus. This is because Weekly Shonen Sunday's latest issue has announced that the manga will return with a brand new chapter.

Game gets physical, digital versions in Japan FuRyu opened a teaser website on Tuesday to announce the Beyblade Burst Battle Zero game for Nintendo Switch. The game with launch with physical and digital versions in Japan on October 25.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Satoru Noda / Shueisha The spring 2018 anime series Golden Kamuy is getting its home video releases handled by NBC Universal Japan and they've set a tight schedule for it. Perhaps too tight as the show has now been delayed from its original laun...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! launches July 19 in Japan Kirby and the Splatoon Squid join the fray. Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will launch in Japan on July 19 for 6,100 yen, Bandai Namco announced.

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released the magical 3D action RPG beat 'em up Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time today on PS4 and PC. Here's a launch trailer highlighting the game along with Akko, Lotte, Sucy, and more: Having been inspired by a famous witch na...

The official website for the television anime of Nanahiko Takagi's Angolmois: Genkō Kassen-ki manga began streaming the second promotional video for the series on Tuesday. The anime will have an advance screening event open to 300 people at Tsushi...

Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart - May 12th/May 13th 01 (01) Detective Conan Movie 22: Zero's Executioner (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Avengers: Infinity War (Weeks...

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