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January 23, 2019, 9:30 PM

A music video for Snow Miku 2019's official theme song has made its wintry debut, depicting the Vocaloid goddess in a cute cold-enduring outfit and sure to spark a heartwarming flame in watchers despite the frigid temperatures (as Hatsune Miku ten...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Wearing a suit to the office isn't so bad when you've got Pikachu, Eevee, and your other Pokémon pals with you. As of November, Pikachu can now be part of your legal signature in Japan, thanks to a line of Pokémon personal seals.

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The Oscar nominees and there's anime this time around! Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai is nominated for Best Animated Feature, but it's facing stiff competition. It'll be competing against Incredibles 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks the I...

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TOKYO (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan Police are hunting for an organized crime member who shot and killed an acquaintance in the Kabukicho red-light district on Monday, reports NHK (Jan. 22). At around 6:30 p.

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Bandai Namco recently revealed SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays with a teaser trailer, and today its platforms have been announced as PS4, Switch, and PC in 2019 in Japan and in Asia with English subs.

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A new Touhou Project release was announced by developer illuCalab. It is a "reborn" version of its 3D racing game Genso Skydrift that is headed to PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam in Spring 2019. The game features new elements, courses, characters, a...


Here in Japan, the era of buying adult magazines in convenience stores seems to be coming to an end. 7-Eleven, one of the largest convenience stores chains in the country, began pulling adult-oriented magazines from its racks January 21.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Atsushi Ohkubo / Kodansha The anime adaptation of the Fire Force manga is in the works and it looks like we're going to get a range of interesting promotion for it. The latest is the reveal that Saeko Kamijō will be playing Maki Oze in the series.

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The Kobe District Court on Tuesday handed an American man an 8-year prison term for killing a 27-year-old woman and dismembering her body last year, reports Kyodo News (Jan. 22). During the trial, Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 27, admitted to ki...

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God Eater Series 9th Anniversary Official Broadcast set for February 4 God Eater 3 updated to version 1. 11 in Japan. Bandai Namco will host a "God Eater 9th Anniversary Official Broadcast" on February 4 from 20:00 to 22:00 JST, the company announ...

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Steins;Gate Elite story trailer Due out on February 19 in the west. Spike Chunsoft has released the official story trailer for Steins;Gate Elite. Here is an overview of the Steins;Gate series and Steins;Gate Elite, via Spike Chunsoft: About the St...

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Are you ready for Studio Trigger's next offering? You'll only have to wait until May! Promare is a collaboration between Studio Trigger, XFLAG, and Sanzigen. Even more exciting is that the staff from Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill are reuniting fo...

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STU48 get their boat! You'll remember that the concept for the group had them aboard a floating theater in the Setouchi. For this coupling track to their 2nd release "Kaze wo matsu", the girls get to making their place seaworthy with STU48 look ac...

Bandai Namco is currently cooking up a mysterious action-RPG, of which very little is currently known. All we know for now is the working title, Dragon Ball Project Z: Action RPG, and a short comment that was recently made via the official Twitter.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The fourth volume of the manga series Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki by Masaki Ando revealed back in May that an anime adaptation was in the works for it. We last saw an update in November for it and now the project has revealed some additional cast... Julian Ryall

Two of Japan's largest 24-hour convenience store chains are to ban sales of pornographic magazines ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to concern that the ready availability of adult publications wi...

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By Alistair Wong . January 22, 2019 . 4:00pm Bandai Namco has released a new batch of Super Robot Wars T screenshots, focusing on units that appeared in the latest trailer in greater detail. [Thanks, 4Gamer!

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By Jenni . January 22, 2019 . 5:00am To celebrate Resident Evil 2's launch, the Capcom Channel held a special Launch Event livestream going over what people can expect from the reimagining. Most notably, it talked about two pieces of free content ...

Here is my entire summary of Episode 15: Rimuru is the best leader in the universe and became the leader of the Jura Forest Alliance just because he's great. "Hey let's all work together and have an alliance!

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Square Enix announced that it will host the next live stream for Dissidia Final Fantasy Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on January 28, where the sixth and final character of the game's Season Pass will be revealed.

Classic manga Lupin III is making an epic return in winter 2019 with a new movie! While plot details are still scarce, in the less-distant future, on Jan. 25 fans will be able to enjoy the series' first TV special in 6 years, titled Lupin III: Goo...

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A release date for Yakuza Kiwami on PC was recently revealed in a sneaky Goro Majima GIF, and Sega made it official along with a new trailer to go with it. Yakuza Kiwami is coming to PC on February 19th!

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Gust released a new video for Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists and it is a colorful opening animation featuring many of the said legendary alchemists alongside Nelke who will do her best to build the town with their help.

Game slated to launch in N. America, Europe in early 2019 Smartphone game and social networking service company GREE's Wright Flyer Studios began streaming an English character introduction video for its Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space...

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet 'Marie Rose and Honoka' trailer The latest characters trailer. Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet featuring playable characters Marie Rose and Honoka.

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'重ねる危険 ~変質~' (Kasaneru Kiken ~ Henshitsu ~) "One Danger After Another ~Degeneration~" The Brits have a saying (and have since the 14th Century apparently), "as different as chalk and cheese". It certainly applies to the twin pillars of anime 2019 ...

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Project Touhou roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth was supposed to release on PS4 and Switch in April but after a delay it's been rescheduled to this July in Japan. The game features over 120 characters from Touhou Project with unique...

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Nintendo Switch "Indie Highlights" video set for January 23 Highlighting Switch titles from independent studios. Nintendo will host an "Indie Highlights" video showcasing some of the games from independent studios coming to Switch in 2019 on Janua...

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

Goo Ranking asked the Japanese community to vote for the manga that they want to see turned into an anime. Here are the top 10 results! 10. Moriarty the Patriot - 68 votes The manga re-imagines the story of Shelock Holmes and places Moriarty as th...

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