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February 8, 2019, 5:00 AM
Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Since Ariana Grande revealed her new tattoo last week, the pop star has been criticized in the English-speaking world for cultural appropriation. But what does the Japanese internet think? Let's find out!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Love & Art The winter 2019 anime series Meiji Tokyo Renka is getting a bit of an expansion as Funimation has added it to their overall lineup for the season. The streaming side of the company has brought out the first two episodes in dubbed form...

SoraNews24 Casey Baseel

Organizers hint that the beloved anime/video game franchise's mascot himself might make an appearance on your special day. Recently, romantic gamers' hearts got all aflutter when a wedding chapel in Kobe revealed it will start offering Final Fanta...

Shueisha's Manga Plus website published an interview with manga creator Mikio Ikemoto on Wednesday where he stated that he hopes to finish the Boruto manga within 30 volumes. He said that he hopes to keep "the entire saga" (including the 72-volume...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© ADK-EM / BEM Production Committee As part of the 50th-anniversary(! ! ) of this property, a new incarnation is coming this year for Humanoid Monster Bem. A site and social media presence launched today that has revealed a key visual, a trailer, ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The winter 2019 anime adaptation of The Morose Mononokean Sequel is one of the titles that Funimation has set for a simuldub and it was an easy one with several characters returning from the first season.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Fast-food restaurant chain Yoshinoya Co. apologized on Monday over an incident in which cockroaches were found in a chicken dish served in Fukuoka Prefecture last year. The matter emerged after footage showing the insects was posted online over th...

JEFusion Nikko Amano

We finally meet the cast of Ryusoulger! See the vlog below! Kou/Ryusou Red - Hayate Ichinose Mert/Ryusou Blue - Keito Tsuna Asuna/Ryusou Pink - Ichika Osaki Towa/Ryusou Green - Yuito Obara Banba/Ryuou Black - Tatsuya Kishida Categories: actor , Ne...

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KonoSuba is getting itself an anime movie, which will premiere later this year. Its title is KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! Crimson Legend, and it will be an explosive one. Why? Because it will focus on the Crimson Demon hersel...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 7, 2019 . 9:00am One of Sting's strategic Dept. Heaven games is making a comeback. The company's official Twitter account has revealed Android and Apple iOS devices will be getting Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone in Sprin...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga is undoubtedly one of the most new hyped titles coming up this year. And now, the anime's staff revealed a brand new trailer for series, as well as a new key visual.

The animation and 3D visual effects are a lavish sensory experience as Alita's world is rich, diverse and believable, thanks to gorgeous sets and fascinating inhabitants. This possible vision of the 26th century is a marvel to behold.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Exclusive: PQube and Art Co. announce visual novel Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa for PS4, Switch, and PC Nothing is as it seems at Fujisawa Academy. Following a tease last week, publisher PQube and developer Art Co.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

In a market that's already shrinking a fair bit with fewer players than years ago and more shifting into distribution partnerships than full-on licensing, a new wrinkle has hit Australia. The Australian Financial Review has revealed that Sony subs...

Sankaku Complex Ayanami

Members of a J-Pop group have offered their used bath water for sale at a price of nearly $1,000 for a bottle. Members of J-Pop group The Banana Monkeys have found a rather ingenious method of recouping the costs of expensive bath powder that was ...

Siliconera Jenni

By Jenni . February 7, 2019 . 7:00am When it comes to the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice story, we know that it involves a ninja with one arm that goes by the name Sekiro, the one-armed wolf. Now, a new trailer offers a little more insight into how thi...

Siliconera Sato

The 2010 Wii game Kirby's Epic Yarn is getting an updated version for the Nintendo 3DS with Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Here's a new trailer from Japan that shows how it's played with a look at some new features.

MovieWeb Kevin Burwick

The English-language trailer for GKIDS release Okko's Inn has been unveiled. The movie premiered back in 2018 at the Annecy animation fest and later screened at Animation Is Film in Los Angeles in October.

Just in time for the 2nd anniversary of Nioh, Koei Tecmo has announced the game's total worldwide sales have exceeded 2. 5 million. The action game also has a sequel coming for the PlayStation 4 that was announced at last year's E3, but currently ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Bandai Visual has been digging into some of its sports properties with some new releases coming up on the Blu-ray side with The Prince of Tennis. The distributor had set five box sets focusing on the OVA side and they recently announced a sixth se...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Sword Art Online Alicization is currently one of the hottest anime of the season. And during the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, the anime revealed a very special snow sculpture featuring Alicization's three main characters.

Siliconera Sato

Falcom's 2012 PS Vita action RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta released for PC last July, and the company announced it will be taking its adventure to PlayStation 4 this May in Japan as Ys: Memories of Celceta - Kai with a rare bonus soundtrack album fo...

PS4 game ships in N. America on February 19, in Europe on February 22 Idea Factory International began streaming a cinematic trailer for Compile Heart's Death end re;Quest PlayStation 4 game on Wednesday.

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Rock legend HYDE has teamed up with fellow legend YOSHIKI for his latest track "ZIPANG" The MV portrays HYDE dressed as some sort of emperor or God, belting out the song while in front of Toji Temple located in Kyoko.

Siliconera Sato

Last week in Japan, we saw the release of several new titles with the biggest one being the Atelier spinoff Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists for PS4, PS Vita, and Switch among others. The #1 title of the week is Kingdom Hearts III again with 91,01...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Destiny Connect second trailer Nostalgic RPG due out on March 14 in Japan. Nippon Ichi Software has released the second official trailer for Destiny Connect. The trailer, narrated by voice actor Ran Terai, includes a look at battle scenes, charact...

Siliconera Sato

The psychological horror puzzle platformer Yume Nikki: Dream Diary, is getting a Nintendo Switch release in Japan on February 21, and Playism announced that it'll release in the West on the same day. Here's a new trailer for the Nintendo Switch ve...

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi Software has been working on a Disgaea smartphone game which has officially been titled Disgaea RPG. Here's a new trailer presented by Flonne and Etna who show how it plays. Disgaea RPG features the series' protagonists and heroines gr...

Siliconera Sato

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, the fourth entry of the Arland series that takes place several years after Atelier Meruru, will head Westward in May. Here's a new trailer with English subtitles. Below are details on the game from Koei Tecmo: A...

Siliconera Sato

Koei Tecmo held a special 15th anniversary broadcast for the Samurai Warriors series, where Koei Tecmo president and CEO Hisashi Koinuma touched up on the series' next main-numbered entry. [Thanks, Gamestalk.

Patrons of the Evangelion Store recently got the opportunity to take part in a poll that ranked the most popular characters of the series. This celebration of the store's 13th anniversary did things a little bit differently, though, limiting the o...

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