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January 31, 2019, 3:00 PM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

To celebrate her newest single "7 Rings," pop star Ariana Grande got a kanji tattoo. Unfortunately, it's wrong. Grande posted a photo of her tattoo. In Japanese, it reads, 七輪 (shichirin). You can see the pic photo (via Grande's official Japanese T...

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The American popstar says there's a story behind her embarrassing tattoo mistake. Earlier this month, Ariana Grande's love of tattoos made news when it was revealed she'd gotten Pokemon's Eevee inked onto her bicep.

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Shueisha Inc. on Monday started global online distribution of some of its popular manga comic series in English free of charge, hoping to tap into new markets. Through the Manga Plus website and app service, which will also be rolled out in Spanis...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Critics say ordinarily tough-on-crime Japan isn't tough enough. In some ways, the Japanese legal system can be extremely tough on crime. This is after all, the country where a foreign college student remains in lockup eight months after reportedly...

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AICHI (TR) - Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 48-year-old private physician for allegedly plying a female patient with anesthesia before sexually assaulting her in Gamagori City last year, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Jan.

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Sometimes it seems that you can't get away from Hello Kitty: everywhere you look, there's yet another unique product. Now there's another chance for fans of Sanrio's feline character to satisfy their Kitty-chan hunger by riding a special express t...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Kotoko Ayano · Kyoto animation / Tsurune Production Committee The fall 2018 anime series Tsurune: Kazemai High School School's Archery Club is getting its home video release handled by Pony Canyon and they've set a pretty good plan for it.

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By Jenni . January 30, 2019 . 9:00am We now have a better idea of what will be in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid both at and after launch, thanks to a post by developer nWay's Chris Peralta on the PlayStation Blog.

The Mob Psycho 100 II anime is getting a special event in Shibuya next month, giving fans the rare opportunity to visit Reigen's office and, hopefully, receive some expert-level spirit consulting. Okay, so the man himself might not be present, but...

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Nintendo posts help-wanted ads for staff to work on upcoming Legend of Zelda game, and fluency in Japanese isn't a requirement. While certain video game series find far more success in one territory than another, Nintendo's Legend of Zelda is a ce...

Siliconera Sato

Type-Moon and Aniplex are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Fate/stay night with a special celebration project in 2019 that begins with a special exhibition that shows off its development work. Fate/stay night originally released on PC exactly 1...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© 2017 Akihito Tsukasa · Takeshobo / Made in Abyss Production Committee With a second season in the works and an original film, we learned late last year that the first Made in Abyss season was reworked into two compilation films in Japan.

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The PlayStation Plus February 2019 announcement is here, and it comes with more than just new games. It also comes with a bump in available storage for game saves. In the beginning of February 2019, the amount of available storage for PlayStation ...

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Praey for the Gods launches via Steam Early Access on January 31, consoles in 2019 A brutal journey set on a desolate frozen island. Praey for the Gods will launch for PC via Steam Early Access on January 31, followed by a full release on consoles...

Siliconera Sato

Last week in Japan, it was a huge week in video game sales as it featured the anticipated releases of a couple blockbuster titles in Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game softwar...

Smartphone air combat RPG based on original anime debuts in winter 2019 Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming three team introduction videos for its Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai - Ōzora no Take Off Girls!

Puppets fight with swords. Holy shit. If anything, that was even more amazing than the first season. Epic. Maybe it's not anime, but whatever. I loved the villains this season. Damn. Each one is better than the last.

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By Alistair Wong . January 30, 2019 . 9:30am Granzella announced in a press release today that Disaster Report 4 Plus is getting a collaboration with the currently-airing anime Revisions. Two new costumes based on the protagonists Daisuke Dojima a...

As if the early box office numbers in Japan weren't already enough, Dragon Ball Super: Broly has just hit its inevitable milestone. Following up on this past weekend's screenings, the franchise's 20th feature did an impressive number on the Japane...

Siliconera Sato

Gust shared the latest details for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, and we finally learned why Lulua needs to find her mother Rorona, and more on its synthesis system.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

It's just a couple of weeks to the debut of The Royal Tutor feature film that has a February 16th, 2019 debut in Japan. The official site and production partner Avex Pictures is now rolling out a new teaser spot for the film that essentially intro...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . January 30, 2019 . 11:00am The Caligula Effect: Overdose, an enhanced version of the original PlayStation Vita RPG, brings plenty of new things to the table. For example, the Go-Home Club, the original group of heroes attempting to find...

Siliconera Sato

Boom Boom is one of Bowser's henchmen that made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3 and he might be getting his biggest moment in the spotlight as an upcoming playable character in Mario Tennis Aces.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© TYPE-MOON · ufotable · FSNPC © TYPE-MOON The second film in the trilogy with Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly had itself a January 12th, 2019 Japanese debut and the North American screenings are coming soon.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The casting continues with the upcoming production of Dune from director Denis Villeneuve and it's been a real delight in seeing the intriguing cast that he's putting together since it's not just populated with big mainstream names.

Siliconera Sato

With it being Idea Factory's 25th anniversary this year, the company is looking to make some noise with plenty of Otomate titles to come, and a brand-new RPG that follows recent trends. This week's issue of Famitsu magazine features an interview w...

On January 30, 2004, Type-Moon and Kinoko Nasu's Fate/stay night visual novel was released, spawning what would become a huge multimedia franchise. The original story of Shirō Emiya and Saber and their quest to survive the Holy Grail War has inspi...

Siliconera Sato

Compile Heart revealed two new characters for their upcoming PS4 shipgirl shooter Azur Lane: Crosswave, based on the popular smartphone naval warfare RPG, with Illustrious and Ajax. Here's a new trailer: Here's a closer look at the two: Illustriou...

The official website for CAPCOM's remake of the Resident Evil 2 survival horror game revealed on Tuesday that the game has shipped more than 3 million copies worldwide. The game launched for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Friday.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© The CW The CW is getting a look at the next episode of Arrow that's set to arrive with "Emerald Archer," which is scheduled for a February 4th, 2019 debut. The 12th episode of the 7th season, it's directed by Glen Winter based on the screenplay ...

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