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August 1, 2018, 2:30 PM
SoraNews24 Oona McGee

Totoro chopstick rests, lanterns, cups, and figurines created by Shigaraki craftsmen specialising in tanuki raccoon dog figurines. Japan has a long and revered history of pottery making that stretches all the way back to the Jōmon period (10,000-3...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

New game saves you the awkwardness of having to ask a real girl, "Hey, would you mind poking me in the chest? " As the most immersive form of electronic entertainment we have today, virtual reality can let you do some amazing things, like take to ...

The official promotional video for the How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord anime series drew attention after its content proved to be too lurid for underage viewers. Avex Pictures uploaded the video on YouTube in March but it has since been flagged wit...

Yuichiro Umehara, who was forced to take an indefinite hiatus earlier this year due to illness, has been released from the hospital and is expected to return to work. As we reported in May, Umehara was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomy...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a knife-wielding man who slashed a woman in Meguro Ward on Monday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (July 30). At around 10:00 a. m. , the man slashed the woman, aged in her 60s, as she peddled a bic...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Yoichi Takahashi / Shueisha The latest anime adaptation of Yoichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa soccer manga got underway in Japan as part of the spring 2018 season and now some new North American distribution has been set.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Race the Sun developer Flippfly announces puzzle game Evergarden for PC, smartphones Due out on August 16. Race the Sun developer Flippfly has announced Evergarden, a new puzzle game due out for PC via Steam and iOS via the App Store on August 16.

Siliconera Sato

Sony Interactive Entertainment shared the latest of the PlayStation 4's sales performance in its consolidated financial results of three months ended June 30, 2018. In the latest quarter, Sony has sold roughly 3.

Siliconera Sato

In celebration of Fate/Grand Order's third anniversary, Type-Moon put together really cool video called "The Essentials of Fate Series" to look back at 14 years of the Fate franchise and its many entries.

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Approached Japanese man she met at cosplay event and offered to pay him to be her husband for visa purposes. In 2012, Canadian citizen Shannon Wong came to Japan on a four-year student visa. But while that may sound like a long time, anyone who's ...

Siliconera Sato

Nintendo shared its updated worldwide sales figure for the Nintendo Switch console in the company's latest financial results for the quarter ended June 2018 with a current total of 19. 67 million units.

NMB48 Team N member Yamamoto Sayaka has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on July 30 during the encore of the first night of NMB48's nationwide tour 'NMB48 LIVE TOUR 2018 in Summer' at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . July 31, 2018 . 10:30am Sega has begun a new series of videos designed to promote Shenmue I & II. The first installment in "What is Shenmue? " The two minute long video talks about the story in the first two games, with Corey Marshall a...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Akatsuki Inc. With a mobile game out last summer in Japan, an anime adaptation of the Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine property is in the works from Akatsuki and Kadokawa. There are no details about the adaptation itself and what approach or format...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Digimon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, and what better way to do that than with a new film! However, this time, this new film will feature the DigiDestined not as kids or teens, but as adults!

Siliconera Sato

Compile Heart has been teasing a new desert-themed RPG called Arc of Alchemist, and this week's issue of Famitsu magazine has the full reveal. Here's a glimpse with a preview from the magazine. Arc of Alchemist is a brand-new title by Compile Heart.

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . July 30, 2018 . 4:00pm Type-Moon and Aniplex announced a new FGO anime project that will bring a new TV anime for Fate/Grand Order's Seventh Singularity: Babylonia by CloverWorks and a two-part anime film based on the Sixth Singularity: ...

Everybody's passing out anniversaries this summer. Whether you're a longtime fan of Kamen Rider and hyped for the nostalgic rollercoaster sure to roll out from the latest Kamen Rider Zi-O, or are a fan of their American cousins in live-action, the...

Siliconera Sato

Robotics;Notes, the third main game in 5pb. 's Science Adventure series is getting a new title called Robotics;Notes DaSH on PS4 and Switch this November. Here's a preview from this week's issue of Famitsu magazine.

Bloomberg Noah Smith

If a random American were to be asked "Which countries are at the forefront of globalization? " or "Which countries are the guardians of the liberal order? ," it seems unlikely that Japan would be among the countries they named.

The two new episodes of the Yu Yu Hakusho anime that are coming as part of the fourth Japanese Blu-ray box set will be screened at Anime Film Festival Tokyo 2018, and we now have another peek at the project ahead of its debut.

Asian Junkie IATFB

EXID recently released a music video teaser for the Japanese version of "Up & Down", and like with the photo teasers, it's notable because of Solji's participation. She back. Admittedly, I question why the hell they're releasing "Up & Down" as the...


Shoujo mangaka Akino Mimura - who is best known for her works "School Days" and "Legendary Girl", passed away yesterday - 30th July 2018 at approcimately 11:12 AM Japan time. © Akino Mimura / Kodansha The announcement was made via her official Twi...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . July 31, 2018 . 8:00am Valkyria Chronicles 4 is headed Westward this September and Sega put in a lot of localization work that includes full English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subs as well as full English voicing.

JEFusion Gaiatron

Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard in on the rampage to protect the memories of his fallen comrades and that of his friends but can he survive this battle? Find out in the next episode of Kamen Rider Build! Advisory: Kamen Rider Build will take a break t...

JEFusion Gaiatron

This Sunday on Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, to retrieve the next part of the Lupin Collection, both Noel and Umika must disguise themselves and infiltrate a secret auction. Our Popular Videos Categories: Lupinranger VS Pa...


The Japanese premier of the upcoming Gintama 2 movie is nearly here, and the production is ramping up the hype with the relase of two new TV spots - one of which is being narrated by Tomokazu Sugita, the voice of Gintoki in the TV anime adaptation...

Japan Airlines Group's (JAL) travel and tourism packages division, JALPAK, has launched a new web-based dynamic reservation system for customers in Australia, ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The airline group hopes that the new packages will ap...

Siliconera Sato

We saw back in May that Vanessa Enotica, the Thread Magic user of the Black Bulls will be a playable character in Black Clover: Quartet Knights, and Bandai Namco shared a look with an introduction trailer.

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo shared a couple new trailers for Warriors Orochi 4 with character action videos for Athena and Zeus, two new playable characters entering the mix in the upcoming hack and slash title. Athena Zeus In case you missed it, check our previou...

OK! Magazine Nicole Douglas

Onsen or hot springs are a popular form of recreation in Japan [Getty] While Japan is renowned for being a haven of technological advances and indescribable cuisine, it's the relaxing nation of the onsen which is far becoming something the country...

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